Welcome back loyal listeners, and for those who are listening for the first time… where have you been? Anyway, I’m glad you’re here… now, go on and bring some more people into the fold… go on, I’ll wait.
This week I have a special InfoCast episode where I give you the first episode of a new post-apocalyptic podcast series titled Aftermath. It’s written by two friends of mine, Robert Cudmore and Matthew McClean, and it’s jolly good…!
Here’s the skinny on what it’s about: Welcome to 2016. For the past five years the world has become an increasingly unstable place. The threat of war between China and the USA had loomed heavily over the rest of the world. Britain, now a small, insignificant and bankrupt nation, initially, as always, had sided with the USA. But relations quickly broke down beyond repair between the two nations, leaving the UK an isolated and unimportant outcast in world diplomacy. Faced with two gigantic, power hungry enemies on either side, things go from bad to worse in the UK when an attack on the country’s power and communications leaves its citizens without electricity, television, phone or internet. After nearly a fortnight, and with nothing more than speculation available about who carried out the attack and why, looting and riots spread throughout towns and cities like wildfire. Rumours of an emergency radio broadcast promising help, information, food and water in the centre of every city sees millions of people on the move as they try to head for safety, hoping that the crisis may be at an end. In reality, nothing can be further from the truth. In a car park, half way up Falkland Hill in Fife, a group of people who fled from the riot stricken towns below watch out over the river Forth in horror as Edinburgh is blitzed by a missile attack from the sky. The lucky ones are killed by the blasts, but anyone else close enough is subjected to the chemicals unleashed by the explosions. A devastating chemical attack turns ordinary people into bloodthirsty savages, and Scotland as we know it, changes forever.
And now… this is the Aftermath.
* Robert Cudmore on Twitter – @RobCudmore
* Matthew McClean on Twitter – @slimbosquest
* Subscribe to Aftermath in iTunes here - http://itunes.apple.com/ph/podcast/aftermath/id493032950
* Visit Yap Audio website here - http://www.yapaudio.co.uk/
This podcast is proud to be part of the Blubbry network.
Until next time, as always, Stay Alive.
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