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The Lift, An Audio Drama

Daniel Foytik / Cynthia Lowman


Podcast Overview

Inspired by shows like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, The Lift is a 2016 PARSEC Award Finalist, featuring dramatic readings of stories written by multiple writers. The Lift is Narrated by Daniel Foytik and Cynthia Lowman with additional voice work by Amber Collins as the voice of Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes.

Podcast Episodes

Lift S2E12: Slipping Away

On a lonely night after a long day of seeing patients, a psychiatrist has his nightly rituals interrupted by a certain little girl who understands more about his inner workings than he would expect from a "strangely dressed child." He is made to face himself, who he is, and the haunted past he's ignored for three years. Special thanks to Nichole Goodnight for voicing Audrey.

Lift S2E11: Seeing Everything

After losing her brother, Milo, to his struggles with Shell Shock after WW II, Mary-Anne finds her way to a certain building where a wise-beyond-her-years young girl named Victoria awaits. A ride on Victoria's Lift leads to an unexpected reunion, and allows her to see how her actions have resulted in Milo being unable to find his final rest. Written by Samantha Pleasant LeBas of the Just a Story and Audio Dime Museum Podcasts Special thanks to Agnes Obel for authorizing our use of "The Curse" as our Outro for this episode.

Lift S2E10: Brimstone

Trying to make up for her impoverished upbringing, Susan preys upon the people who trust her most. What she doesn't realize is there are things even the dead don't forget.

Lift S2E9: Redemption

Tina awakens in a strange building, feeling lost and confused, with no memory of what happened prior. It's not long before she encounters Victoria and goes for a very, dark ride that will reveal her shameful secret and might just lead to redemption. Written by Diane Student of the History Goes Bump Podcast

Lift S2E8: All Songs End on a Sour Note

There is only the song, the room, and the woman who makes the prisoner call her "Mom." It's been years since the captive girl saw her real parents, but today's her birthday, and "Mom" has promised to take her out. This is her chance. With the help of a strange child named Victoria, the girl fights to be reunited with her family. But not all reunions are sweet, and not all captives are as innocent as they seem.

Lift S2E7: Take a Bow

A young woman with aspirations to be a great pianist is forced to confront her deepest fears - ones that, after a ride on the Lift, become more real than she had ever imagined.

S2E6: The Box

A man drowns himself in alcohol because he's given up all of his own hopes and dreams for his wife and children. Victoria makes him choose to take care of his own needs or to continue to be used by his family through a harsh lesson where it's him or them.

S2E5: The Ice That Giveth...

A wealthy adrenaline junkie is carrying around a heavy burden about the friends he left for death on the side of the mountain - a guilt he's decided he can no longer live with. Victoria grants him a chance to take another look at those events that might give him a different perspective.

S2E4: The Promise

It's Christmas, and Victoria finds a strange visitor in her building - one she wasn't expecting, but one who arrives to fill a promise from very long ago. Spend Christmas with Victoria as she is presented with a puzzle, an opportunity (in the form of a very difficult choice), and gets a very special surprise. But is the offer too good to be true?

S2E3: Raison D'etre

Victoria begins to question not only her existence but her purpose. Fortunately for her, there is someone else who can not only sympathize, but can help guide her through this particularly rough time in her unlife. In this first ever crossover, the worlds of The Lift and The Wicked Library collide in a surprisingly uplifting episode about choices. This episode is simulcast as episode 707 of The Wicked Library. The version found on The Wicked Library also includes an interview with the author.

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