VALENCE

VALENCE

In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content warnings for each episode.

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December 13, 2019 1 min

Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. Visit Trudon Circle, an art mecca turned tourist trap where you can find musicals, massive neon billboards, street performers, and pickpockets. The bodega on 12th and Salt will sell you spells on the cheap if you know how to ask, but everyone knows they’re better quality on Root and Amsterdam. But if you’re a magic user — or, as pretty much everyone nowadays says, a m...

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In New Candler, Liam Alden, a magic user (or "muse," if you're not pretentious), is given a choice that could change his life. If he takes it, it won't just be himself he's battling. It'll also be the most successful magic-inhibiting tech giant to date.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners, coming January 11th, 2020. You can find more information, including transcripts, at valenc...

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January 11, 2020 27 min
Season 1, Episode 1: "Pros & Cons"

Liam loses power but gains an intriguing offer. Wait, that sounds ominous. He literally loses power--as in, the utility in his apartment. If anything's ominous, it's the offer, really.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon an...

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January 25, 2020 25 min
Season 1, Episode 2: "Petrichor"

Liam meets the team. It starts to rain in New Candler.

VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

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  • Depictions of panic attacks at 4:07 and 14:45
  • Depiction of fictional aggres...
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    February 8, 2020 24 min
    Season 1, Episode 3: "Razzle Dazzle"

    Liam and the team track their lead. But those tables get turned.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Content Warnings
  • Depiction of marijuana use starting at 10:30, used sparingly...
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    February 22, 2020 31 min
    Season 1, Episode 4: "Pinpoint"

    Liam and Nico hunt down a lead and find something unexpected. The day gets worse from there.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Content warnings:
  • Depictions of in-universe oppressive...
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    March 7, 2020 27 min
    Season 1, Episode 5: "HAVEN"

    The team goes farming. No, wait. They investigate the server farm and find more than they anticipated.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Content warnings:
  • Gunshot sound effect at 16:16
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    March 16, 2020 5 min
    Bonus: "Luis's Guided Relaxation"

    Things are scary right now. And things are scary a lot of the time. Here at Hug House, we wanted to give you something to help calm you in times of worry. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode, a guided relaxation exercise from Luis. Take a walk on a calm beach. Thank your heart. Watch the tide take your worries away. Everything changes. Everything remains.

    VALENCE is a serialized fictio...

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    March 21, 2020 26 min
    Season 1, Episode 6: "Praxis"

    Liam asks the questions that need to be asked. The team makes a plan that needs to be made. And Flynn finds out about a symphony that . . . needs to have cannons.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus aud...

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    April 4, 2020 29 min
    Season 1, Episode 7: "Cost Benefit Analysis"

    Who benefits when Halo, Inc. throws a benefit? The rich. Well, and those who crash the benefit to steal hors d'oeuvres. And information. Information doesn't benefit. It's stolen.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreo...

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    April 25, 2020 18 min

    VALENCE is on hiatus--but not for long. Why not dive into the behind-the-scenes of the podcast on this, the day of our Hug House's birth?

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

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    May 18, 2020 7 min

    We may still be on hiatus, but we've got some exciting things for you to check out. Namely: new merch, and some neato articles!

  • The VALENCE website: https://valencepod.com
  • New merch store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/hug-house-productions
  • VALENCE recommended reading: https://hughouse.productions/valence/valence-recommended-reading/
  • Rina Nkulu's "Immaterial Girls:" https://reallifemag.com/immaterial-girls/
  • Our the...

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    May 30, 2020 24 min
    Season 1, Episode 8: "Ghosts"

    It's time to confront the past and the present if the goal is a better future. The team clashes around important decisions. Liam gets several rude awakenings. And then, things change forever.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get ...

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    June 13, 2020 3 min

    Hug House Productions is participating in #PodcastBlackout. If you are not Black, we hope you are taking time to educate yourselves and donate to causes in defense of Black lives like we are.

    Check out Berry’s directory of podcasts by podcasters of color at PodcastsInColor.com.

    You can find a list to all of the shows mentioned in the episode, as well as a full transcript, on our website.

    Places to Donate:

  • Black Lives Matter
  • National...
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    June 20, 2020 35 min
    Season 1, Episode 9: "Scatter"

    The team pays respects.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Less is Morgue. You can find Less is Morgue right here on your podcatcher, or a...

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    July 4, 2020 25 min
    Season 1, Episode 10: "Recalibrate"

    The team shifts focus. It's time for everyone to reset their mindset.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    This episode of VALENCE is brought to you by Unwell. You can find Unw...

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    July 18, 2020 23 min
    Season 1, Episode 11: "Covalent Bonds"

    The TEAm plans. But things don't always go according to plan. Why get comfortable with a situation instead of expecting the unexpected?

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

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    August 1, 2020 36 min
    Season 1, Episode 12 (Season 1 Finale): "Monsoon"

    A storm of sorts breaks as the TEAm breaks into Reilley's facility. Also, a bunch of other things break.

    VALENCE is a serialized fiction podcast meant for adult listeners. You can find more information, including our full cast list and transcripts, at VALENCEpod.com. You can support us on Patreon and get access to inspo images, bonus audio, and more.

    Content warnings:
  • De...
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    September 1, 2020 5 min

    It's time for our Season 2 IndieGogo crowdfunding--and the trailer for our second season! Our crowdfunding campaign lasts until September 30th, 2020, so make sure to support while you can. We have some pretty tempting rewards we promise you won't want to miss. You can find our crowdfunding campaign at bit.ly/VALENCEs2.

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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    December 28, 2020 1 min

    Scoring Magic is a Hug House documentary about the making of VALENCE, our serialized fiction podcast. Join us for our second season, dropping January 2nd, 20201, to hear about what it's been like creating during 2020.

    Support VALENCE by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/valence

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