It was so popular last year that we decided to do it again! Join us this holiday season as we introduce you to twelve of our favourite podcasts in the 12 Days of Podmas!
Premiering back in September this year, Passenger List was an audio drama of eight parts that centred around the sudden disappearance of Atlantic Flight 702, somewhere between London and New York.
An official investigation ends in the report that a bird strike was what brought the plane down, but for some of the families of the two hundred and fifty six passengers this is not a good enough conclusion and they want more answers. One such person is Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), whose twin brother was on the flight. Passenger List follows Kaitlin’s investigation as she tries to find out answers to questions that only seem to lead to even more questions.
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Directed by John Scott (Tumanbay, LifeAfter), and written by him and Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions), each episode deals with Kaitlin following a different lead which focuses on a different person on the flight. The production quality of the show is very high; in a recent interview Rob Benedict (Supernatural, Felicity) talked about how the podcast was recorded. Each scene was blocked and set with props, and the actors acted out their scenes almost exactly like a television show. It makes the listener feel as though you are a fly on the wall witnessing the events that are unfolding.
Aided by a man who only speaks via a telephone with a voice modulator (Colin Morgan, The Fall) the listener is swept up in Kaitlin’s investigation as she gets closer and closer to the truth, only for it to be snatched away. Passenger List is gripping throughout each episode and the tension builds within you just as it does for Kaitlin. There are no doubt a lot of fingers crossed that there will be a second season at some point in the near future.