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A fiction podcast with zombies, AI, and battling crew members set in what feels like another dimension through time and space.
A zombie hand reaching for something...or someone?

The Others

They were explorers searching the universe for a new world before their own planet faded out of existence.  But when the ship crashes into an asteroid, they found an ancient evil awaits them in deep space.

The Others is a fiction podcast produced by Manic Bee Media. You can listen for free on your podcast player of choice - Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc.

A TId-Bit

Check out this bite sized behind the scenes on how our show got started.

The Beginning of The Others

I remember when I was little, I would set up my cassette player to a movie I'd already seen, something like Casper the friendly ghost, and let it sit to record the movie. Then that night I'd play the tape while I fell asleep. I loved story so much I wanted it with me even as I lay down to sleep. I loved movies, books, comics, etc...

" A show that started as mine became ours.

Although, It's no surprise to me that when the pandemic hit, as a filmmaker, I wasn't sure what to do. I mean, visual was all I knew! I worked as a gaffer (light design) and film editor for various corporate and YouTube companies. Visual was king, one of the key things I'd been studying and working in for years now. I even got a cinematography degree! But what is a bigger challange than creating a story in which you must rely on sound and dialougue to progress forward? Where you have no visual aid to help you? It's audio drama!

redhead alone in a hallway with zombie hands reaching for her.
The original podcast cover prior to the cast growth.

And out of that was born The Others! I started the others as an outlet during a pandemic and wasn't sure anyone would be joining in. I wrote three characters - two of which I'd voice - and begged my fiancé into joining the cast for a small part. After writing, acting, editing, and releasing the podcast I was surprised by how well my friends and family responded. Thai Loe joined the writer's room after just the first episode with tons of ideas, plot twists, and witty dialogue. Soon after other actors, friends, and colleagues I'd worked with wanted in. The show that started as mine became ours.



  • Manda Mikala - Mabel & Enby
  • William Lawson - Dr. Carter
  • John Hournung - Adam
  • Lizzie Loe - Sam
  • William Tennent Cheek - Danny
  • Thai Loe - Dr. Faith
  • Taylor Reed - Michelle
  • Lex Kimbrough - Captain Jordan
  • Din Mayfield - Abbadon
  • Ben Rondinone - Rey
  • Taylor Hawkins - Cayden
  • Melanie Lech - Hannah
  • Trey Bailey - Garth
  • Say Smith - Emelia
  • Lauren Emily - Penny
  • David Kepner - Tom


  • Thai Loe - Lead Writer
  • Manda Mikala - Story Creator


  • Manda Mikala - Lead Editor/Sound Designer
  • David Mitchell - Episode Editor/Sound Designer
  • Micheal Sinclare - Trailer Editor
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