Category: Behind The Scenes

BTS: Ep 15

Behind The Scenes – Ep 015

In this mini-episode, MJ Cogburn and her floppy-eared cohort discuss the reason why DP has been “absent” for so long and what will be returning to Darker Projects.

Featuring music by Celestial Aeon Project.

BTS – EP 013: Eric Busby

Behind The Scenes – Ep 013: Eric BusbyBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

In this mini-episode, Dark Lord Eric Busby graces us with the knowledge of why Byron=Bishop, why Goth girls are hotter than ditzy blondes and why he’s rooting for the end of society as we know it.

Featuring music by Machine’s Way V2 – Find their Heavy Metal tunes at

BTS – EP 012: Christopher Patrick Lydon

Behind the Scenes:  EP 012:  Christopher Patrick LydonBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

The author of the Falcon Banner series shares with us some of his various addresses around the world, schools us in the ways of the 1-chapter-1-day rule, and lets us know whom we all have to thank for the continuation of his series.

Features music by Mazedude – go to for more.
Also featured is Orange Light Through Broken Bottles by Wil Richardson with Lakeport Autoelectric.

BTS – EP 011: Laura Post

Behind The Scenes – EP 011: Laura PostBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

DP’s most prolific actress picks her favorite DP series, pitches her idea for a Star Trek Musical and fills us in on how voice work in L.A. is different than voice work in Chicago.
Features music by Orange Oblivion. You can find them at

BTS – EP 010: 3 Authors

Behind The Scenes:  EP 010:  3 AuthorsBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Three of our authors (Miles Reid, Arman Borghem and Paul Mannering) speak out about this crazy fad called “audio theater” and how writing prose is different than writing for audio.

BTS – EP 009: Chris Snyder

Behind The Scenes:  EP 009: Chris SnyderBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Ever want to be a post-producer? Our audio guru, Chris Snyder, warns us of the dangers of getting into audio production at an early age, falling asleep with your headphones on, and improperly mixing footsteps.

BTS – EP 008: Clym Angus and Matt Manning

Behind The Scenes – EP 008: Clym Angus and Matt ManningBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Clym Angus (Arch Duke Walker Von Karen from “The Falcon Banner”) and Matt Manning (writer and actor at discuss the delicate intricacies of audio comedy, what to do with the stupid stuff in your mind, and whether yelling the word “BAGS” is funny.

BTS – EP 007: David Ault

Behind The Scenes – EP 007:  David AultBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

David Ault chats with us from his linen closet all about acting classes, scaring underclassmen with goatees and having lunch with fictional characters.

BTS – EP 006: Fiona Conn and Shire Smith

Behind the Scenes – EP 006:  Fiona Conn and Shire SmithBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Good friends Shire Smith and Fiona Conn describe the modern-day long-distance friendship, rehash their good times, define what a Henshin is, and just generally enjoy each other’s company.

BTS – EP 005: Alexander Davis on Making Money in Audio Drama

Behind the Scenes – EP 005: Alexander Davis on Making Money in Audio DramaBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Alexander Davis speaks about his new approach to audio theater and why getting money is better than not getting money.

BTS – EP 004: Paul Mannering on Growing Up a Kiwi

Behind The Scenes – EP 004: Paul Mannering on Growing up a KiwiBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects 

Paul Mannering, our resident Kiwi, spins tales of sex and death on the farm, swimming over the edge of a continental shelf, and why babies and rats just don’t mix.

BTS – EP 003: Mark Bruzee on the Transition from Stage Acting to Voice Acting

Behind The Scenes – EP 003: Mark Bruzee on the Transition from Stage Acting to Voice ActingBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Mark Bruzee, actor of stage and voiceover, delights us with tales of his involvement in Darker Projects and the roots of Night Terrors and the Harbinger. Have a listen and find out the answer to the burning question: What do underpants have to do with voice acting?

BTS – EP 002: Elie Hirschman on the He-Man: the Parody!

Behind the Scenes EP 002: Elie Hirschman on the He-Man: The Parody!Behind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Elie Hirschman, producer and writer of He-man: The Parody! riffs about his life-long love of an animated series, and takes us through the steps that it took to turn tragedy into comedy into travesty.

BTS – EP 001: Judah Friese on the History of Darker Projects

Behind The Scenes – EP 001:  Judah Friese on the History of Darker ProjectsBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

Voice actor Judah Friese inaugurates our podcast series by giving some insight into how Darker Projects came about, teases us with trivia about his involvement in DP, and clues us in on how it feels to play yourself in an audio drama.

BTS – EP 000 – Intro

Behind The Scenes – EP 000 – IntroductionBehind The Scenes At Darker Projects

A podcast series exploring the cast and crew of Darker Projects

If you’re reading this page, you might already know that Darker Projects is one of the premiere sources of quality audio fiction on the internet. What you might not know is where a lot of these great ideas come from. This podcast brings you the voices of those responsible for the great content you hear on Darker Projects. Hear interviews from producers, composers, writers and actors. Have a look behind the scenes… at Darker Projects.

Series produced by Elie Hirschman
Post production team: Bill Hollweg, Tom Davis, and Dennis Cornelison
Theme music by Oakman’s Dreamland

We are a darker audio drama company who present to you original projects such as Tales from the Museum and The Falcon Banner in addition to our popular Doctor Who interpretations. To listen, download audio or subscribe to our podcasts.

As always in the ill-omened darkness, you'll find the most breathtaking surprises, so be sure to stay tuned! If you feel inspired or are daring to take that leap, Join Us! We're always looking for talent, be it voice acting, writing, art or in the sound editing department.

Now ... go toward the Dark.