Y2K Redux
  • Pilgrim Falcon Productions
3 episodes
Tune back to the Year 2000 and listen to the Apocalypse. A mysterious pandemic wiped out most of humanity 20 years ago and we've been living an illusion ever since. Y2K REDUX revisits the Year 2000 through the microphones of the Canadian shortwave station Toonie Radio as the apocalypse unfolds. This is an audio drama series by Pilgrim Falcon Productions. The first three episodes were produced with the financial support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.

Episodes

Dawn of a Sleeping World
2020 Nov 2527m 31s
In the first working day of the year 2000, the apocalyptic leader Ezekiel tries to rally people into his cult, luring even Kenneth. Roxie continues her saga in Mexico. Luke and Monique present the grim news of the collapse of technology, society and human health, but promise to keep the public informed as long as the station can run. Ironically, the outdated technology of Toonie Radio allows it to remain on the air as the grim future arrives.
The Darkening of the Fifth Sun
2020 Nov 2523m 9s
Reminiscent of disaster films or the radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds", Roxy narrates the chaotic events in Mexico as they unfold on January 1st, 2000. Roxie and Eligio Melgar, an expert in Aztec mythology, go on a journey throughout Mexico and try to enter the USA.
New Millennium's Eve
2020 Nov 2527m 17s
The Toronto shortwave station Toonie Radio broadcasts a special show on December 31, 1999 to receive the year 2000 and keep the audience updated on the massive celebrations in Canada and around the world. The host Luke Marlowe discusses with colleagues and interviewees the possibilities of chaos derived from the Millennium Bug and even apocalyptic threats.
More episodes may be available on the podcast’s website.