A spoiler-driven anthology podcast where there is always an elevator and someone always dies in it - but everything else is different.

About the Show

The show was founded more or less as a creative writing exercise – a “what if” that turned into “wait, we could do that.” The show name seems to tell you everything you need to know – someone dies in this elevator, but everything the title doesn’t tell you (Who? When? How? Why?) is what draws you into each story. This show was founded to play in this space and see how far we can go with this limit, and enjoying every part of the process along the way.Every season consists of 13 fully produced episodes, and in between seasons the show releases narrative microfiction stories. Each main episode is written by a different writer, contains new characters and a new story, and is brought to life with full sound design and scoring.
Season 1 is out in full, and season 2 releases bi-weekly starting on October 10, 2022.
This podcast is produced by Tal Minear, with the assistance of an incredible cast and crew. You can find them in the show notes of each episode. Here are the bios of everyone involved in season one! Check back after season two airs for the bios of everyone involved in that one. All our visual art is done by Tal Minear, and our social media is run by them as well. The first season of SDITE was developed with Sound Escape Productions, but we have since gone fully independent.


SDITE in the Media

Buzzfeed: Here Are 15 Audio Fiction Podcasts For Every Kind Of Reader
Acast: Fiction podcasts: Inspiring indies
Bello Collective: 12 New Fiction Podcasts from April 2021
New Jersey Web Fest 2021 Official Selection & Winner
Audio Verse Awards 2021 Winner
Miami Web Fest 2022 Official Selection

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Press & Awards

Buzzfeed: Here Are 15 Audio Fiction Podcasts For Every Kind Of Reader
Acast: Fiction podcasts: Inspiring indies
Bello Collective: 12 New Fiction Podcasts from April 2021
New Jersey Web Fest 2021 Official Selection & Winner
Audio Verse Awards 2021 Winner
Miami Web Fest 2022 Official Selection

Episode Guide

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S1E1: Three Superheroes Walk Into An Elevator
S1E2: The Board Meeting
S1E3: Let the Elevator Die
S1E4: A Shit Show
S1E5: South of Palenque
S1E6: Most Secure Vault
S1E7: Pinnacle of Passion
S1E8: I Won't Go Gently
S1E9: Legend
S1E10: The Cop, the Clerk, and the Body
S1E11: Hot Wheels
S1E12: Ride of a Lifetime

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Three Superheroes Walk Into An Elevator

Three superheroes walk into an elevator. And then they do it again.

Cast and Crew:Sawyer Greene (he/they) as Tobias.
Nathan Blades (he/they) as Spencer.
Andrew Siañez-De La O (he/him) as Megablaze.
Colin J Kelly (he/him) as Electrospark.
Anthony Carlos Fuller II (he/him) as Soul Strike.
Evan Tess Murray (he/they) as The Shadowe.
A. R. Olivieri (they/them) as Bob.
Cole Burkhardt (he/him) as Riley.
Anna Rodriguez (she/her) as Lewis.
Leslie Gideon (she/her) as Time Change.
Brad Colbroock (they/them/he) as Respawn.
Ryan James Horner (he/him) as Kit.
Caroline Mincks (they/them) as Anne.
Jeff Van Dreason (he/him) as Miles.
Ali Fuller (they/them) as Technotide.
Written and Directed by Tal Minear (they/them).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/they).
Dialogue Editing by Tal Minear (they/them).
Sound Design, Scoring, and Mastering by Anna Rodriguez (she/her).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them).

The Board Meeting

Drastic measures are taken to avoid a stressful presentation.

Cast and Crew:Emma Sherr-Ziarko (she/her) as Jordan.
Bill Sunderland (he/they) as Winston.
Additional voices by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he).
Written and Directed by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/they).
Dialogue Editing and Sound Design by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he).
Scoring and Mastering by Anna Rodriguez (she/her).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them).

Let The Elevator Die

A sound lock protects a secret that must be uncovered. Careful, holding on to the past too hard can have consequences.

Cast and Crew:Cait Gallagher (she/her) as Jad.
Lindsay Zana (she/her) as Lao.
Sahar Iman (they/them) as Pri.
Associate Producer: Jasmine Soria Sears
Written by Landon Beall (he/him)
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/they).
Directed by Ryan James Horner (he/him).
Dialogue Editing by Amador Rodriguez (he/him).
Sound Design and Mastering by Colin J Kelly (he/him).
Music by Ali Hylton (she/they).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them).

A Shit Show

Athena won’t go down without a fight. A failing relationship meets a failing elevator in this stormy episode.

Cast and Crew:Wes Haas (he/they) as Ralie.
Elissa Park (they/she) as Athena.
Written and Directed by Cole Burkhardt (he/him).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, and Mastering by Cole Burkhardt.
Music by Anthony Carlos Fuller II (he/him).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

South of Palenque

Some stone doors aren't meant to be opened, and some ropes aren't meant to be pulled… In this story of revenge, a professor gets to experience the history he studies for himself.

Cast and Crew:Felix Trench (he/him) as The Professor.
Andrew Siañez-De La O (he/they) as Manny.
Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O (he/they)
Directed by Colin J. Kelly (he/him).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing by Amador Rodriguez (he/him).
Sound Design, Scoring, and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

Most Secure Vault

Gedeon enters the most secure vault to make a deposit, but her withdrawal has an unexpected bang. This action packed story is our heist episode!

Cast and Crew:Ben Meredith (he/him) as Elkan.
Chijioke Williams (she/her) as Gedeon.
Sarah Werner (she/they) as The Elevator.
Travis Vengroff (he/him) as Gilgamesh.
Tal Minear (they/them) as Voices From the Headset.
Written by Colin J. Kelly (he/him)
Directed by Evan Tess Murrary (he/they).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
Music by Ali Hylton (she/they).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

Pinnacle of Passion

Have you ever had a bad date and just thought: “Ugh, kill me now?” Pinnacle of Passion Dating Service is here for you.

Cast and Crew:David Hanna (he/him) as Ezekiel.
Julia Schifini (she/her) as Mae.
Sterling Rae (they/she) as Lara.
Alison Dauphine (she/they) as Idalia.
Jona Lune (they/them) as Lucinda.
Matthew Ruzbasan (he/him) as Jeremy.
Katie Chin (she/her) as Fan.
Sena Bryer (she/her) as Jordan.
Tau Zaman (they/them) as The Technician.
Sarah Golding (she/her) as The Recorded Voice.
Written by Adam Berges (he/him) and Ryan James Horner (he/him).
Directed by Colin J Kelly (he/him).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing by Adam Berges.
Sound Design and Mastering by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he).
Music by Ali Hylton (she/they).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

I Won't Go Gently

Wise men at their end know dark is right, but these men will face the night. This is a story of love and what you'll fight to keep it.

Cast and Crew:Jose Nateras (he/him) as Xavi.
Matt Desrosiers (he/him) as James.
Jordan Cobb (she/her) as Mother Night.
Written and Directed by Samy Souissi (he/him).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing by Talon Stradley (he/him).
Sound Design and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
Music by Trace Callahan (they/she).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

Legend

Brad gets a close up look at the True Crime podcasts he's so fond of. In this episode, you might find yourself rooting for the elevator...

Cast and Crew:Ester Ellis (she/her) as Brad.
Danyelle Ellett (she/her) as Miriam.
Written by Caroline Mincks (they/them)
Directed by Evan Tess Murray (he/they).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, and Mastering by Cole Burkhardt (he/him).
Music by Trace Callahan (they/she).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

The Cop, the Clerk, and the Body

They call it a speakeasy, but some things are too hard to say.

Cast and Crew:
Sean Howard (he/him) as Frank.
Ezra J. Wayne (he/him) as Tommy.
Michelle Kelly (she/her) as Eleanor.
Rashika Rao (she/her) as Maryanne.
Chris Magilton (he/him) as Bill.
Scottye Moore (they/them) as Philp.
Jessica Crimes (she/her) as Archie.
Sierra Doss (she/her) as Marge.
Sean Lenhart (he/him) as The Cop.
Kristen DiMercurio (she/her) as Voice From The Back.
Brad Colbroock (they/them/he) as Employee.
Written by Evan Tess Murray (he/they)
Directed by Tal Minear (they/them).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, and Mastering by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he).
Music by Trace Callahan (they/she).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

Hot Wheels

What happens when you can’t take the stairs?Alice Wong won Best Supporting Actor in the 2021 New Jersey Webfest for her role as Wavely in this episode.

Cast and Crew:
Rue Dickey (he/they) as Shannon.
Alice Wong (she/her) as Waverly.
Becca Marcus (she/her) as Sandy.
Written and Directed by Erin Kyan (he/him).
Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/him).
Dialogue Editing by Erin Kyan (he/him).
Sound Design and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
Music by Trace Callahan (they/she).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)

Ride of a Lifetime

It's Halloween night, and you agreed to explore an abandoned amusement park with your friends.

Cast and Crew:AlliMaria Dauphine (she/they) as Mel
Josh Rubino (he/him) as The Ghost of You
Leslie Gideon (she/her) as Annie
John Y. Kamara (he/him) as Sam
Tal Minear (they/them) as The Narrator.
Written and Directed by Tal Minear (they/them).
Script editing by Jesse Schuschu (they/he).
Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, Scoring, and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them)