"I Have Always Dwelt in the Shadow of My God"
June 15, 2021 2:06 PM   Subscribe

The Silt Verses is an audio drama about Carpenter and Faulkner, two members of a destroyed cult returning to the religion's former epicenter to look for remnants of their faith. They must deal with horrors (both familiar and welcome but also hostile and decidedly not) as well as the suspicions of townspeople and police investigators. Also, the pair are not too fond of each other.

As the series goes on, we get more points of view, and a clearer (and more disturbing) view of the world, which grows increasingly textured as the series goes on.

There are currently 11 episodes, with transcripts. Each episode contains its own content warnings, but Body Horror (human and animal) and Bizarre Violence are pretty universal. Also, crustaceans, if they bother you. If I had to do an elevator pitch for this, I would say "rural Cultist Simulator but somehow grubbier."
posted by GenjiandProust (10 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
These are the same folks that made I Am In Eskew, which is both similar and different to The Silt Verses. Go try that podcast as well if you like this one.
posted by forbiddencabinet at 4:54 PM on June 15, 2021 [2 favorites]

That's not entirely what I expected from the description. The production is decent.
posted by wotsac at 7:43 PM on June 15, 2021 [1 favorite]

I was wracking my brain trying to recall where I had heard Lucille Valentine, who plays Page. It turns out she’s July in The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:08 AM on June 16, 2021

Thank you for sharing this, GenjiandProust. The topic is one I like. And I have an hour+ drive today.
posted by doctornemo at 8:09 AM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

I'm completely blanking the title right now. Recently saw a low budget movie that seemed to based on the above. Two bickering brothers going back to their roots with a cult they grew up in. Lots of mystery of what had really happened, why they left,
and weirdness involving aliens.
posted by Oh_Bobloblaw at 8:51 AM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

Sounds like Benson & Moorhead's The Endless, Oh_Bobloblaw.
posted by poseur at 8:56 AM on June 16, 2021 [2 favorites]

Also kind of reminds me of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy. I'm excited to listen!
posted by Snowishberlin at 10:24 AM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

Bob, are you thinking of The Endless?
posted by mmcg at 1:08 PM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

The Endless was fantastic! I’ve put this on my list, even if I lost interest in I Am In Eskew. I’ll recommend Gods of Appalachia as well.
posted by stoneegg21 at 1:11 PM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

Silt Verses is a much more coherent story than I Am in Eskew. It handles the braided narrative more adeptly, and there is a lot less random filler. It looks like we will also get actual character development.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:10 AM on June 19, 2021

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