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The Sleep Wake Cycle

Blending supernatural horror with noir, the Sleep/Wake Cycle follows estranged twins Isaiah and Rosemary. Their mission, to fulfill a secret government agency's directive to bring the US back from the brink of madness.
10/14/2021

The Sleep Wake Cycle | Ep. 1

Season 1, Ep. 1
The Sleep/Wake Cycle series premiere finds exopsychotics investigator Isaiah Stroud with a new government assignment — assessing the state of the US in the wake of the Great Darkness of 1999.EARLY ACCESSto podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on ourPatreon!Join us on Discord!Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out ourwebsite!Be sure like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!Credits:Written by Mark AnzaloneEdited by Walker KornfeldSound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone--Isaiah Stroud voiced by Mark AnzaloneHandler voiced by Mark Anzalone--Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Shawn ZellerOutro music by Steven AnzaloneMusic by Michael Vignola, Shahead Mostafafar, Emilio Merone, Oliver Michael, and Steven AnzaloneSound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, and ArtlistDisclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out.Content warnings:MurderersAudio HallucinationsVisual HallucinationsFear of the DarkMenacing AgenciesDerogatory terms for Mental Illness
10/14/2021

The Sleep Wake Cycle | Ep. 2

Season 1, Ep. 2
Dreamcatcher Rosemary Stroud senses a change in the wind after receiving a new assignment from her mysterious employers.EARLY ACCESSto podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on ourPatreon!Join us on Discord!Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out ourwebsite!Be sure like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!Credits:Written by Mark AnzaloneEdited by Walker KornfeldSound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone--Rosemary Stroud voiced by Kelly BairHandler voiced by Steven Anzalone--Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Shawn ZellerOutro music by Steven AnzaloneMusic by Lennon Hutton, Shahead Mostafafar, Hampus Naeselius, Michael Vignola, and Linus-JohnssonSound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, and ArtlistDisclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out.Content warnings:MurderersAudio HallucinationsVisual HallucinationsFear of the DarkMenacing AgenciesDerogatory terms for Mental Illness
10/17/2021

The Sleep Wake Cycle | Ep. 3

Season 1, Ep. 3
Isaiah ponders life without the hunt and goes for stroll. Rosemary arrives at the restaurant for her meeting.EARLY ACCESSto podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on ourPatreon!Join us on Discord!Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out ourwebsite!Be sure like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!Credits:Written by Mark AnzaloneEdited by Walker KornfeldSound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone--Rosemary Stroud voiced by Kelly BairIsaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone--Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Shawn ZellerOutro music by Steven AnzaloneMusic by Shahead Mostafafar, Michael Vignola, Tom Goldstein, and Steven AnzaloneSound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, and ArtlistDisclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out.Content warnings:MurderersAudio HallucinationsVisual HallucinationsFear of the DarkMenacing AgenciesDerogatory terms for Mental Illness
10/20/2021

The Sleep Wake Cycle | Ep. 4

Season 1, Ep. 4
Isaiah and Rosemary briefly reconnect. A new handler starts them on their first assignment together.EARLY ACCESSto podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on ourPatreon!Join us on Discord!Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out ourwebsite!Be sure like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!Credits:Written by Mark AnzaloneEdited by Walker KornfeldSound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone--Rosemary Stroud voiced by Kelly BairIsaiah Stroud voiced by Mark Anzalone--Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Shawn ZellerOutro music by Steven AnzaloneMusic by Shahead Mostafafar, Michael Vignola, and Steven AnzaloneSound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, and ArtlistDisclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out.Content warnings:MurderersAudio HallucinationsVisual HallucinationsFear of the DarkMenacing AgenciesDerogatory terms for Mental Illness
10/23/2021

The Sleep Wake Cycle | Ep. 5

Season 1, Ep. 5
The twins learn some background on their first case and make their way to the airport.EARLY ACCESSto podcast episodes, behind-the-scenes bonus videos with the Maeltopia team and more await you on ourPatreon!Join us on Discord!Want to learn more about the world of Maeltopia? Check out ourwebsite!Be sure like, comment, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform! We appreciate your support!Credits:Written by Mark AnzaloneEdited by Walker KornfeldSound mastering by Steven J. Anzalone--Rosemary Stroud voiced by Kelly BairIsaiah Stroud voiced by Mark AnzaloneMercer Boley voiced by Mark AnzaloneBenjamin Reynard voiced by Mark Anzalone--The Sleep Wake Cycle Theme by Shawn ZellerOutro music by Steven AnzaloneMusic by Amadasounds and Steven AnzaloneMusic and Sound effects are licensed from third party providers including Envato, Epidemic Sound, and ArtlistDisclaimer:This show is written in a first-hand, first-person format from uncertain and inconsistent narrators. This show explores specific mental health conditions. Whilst there is consistent use of derogatory terms for those with specific conditions or neurodivergence including lunatic, maniac, crazy, psychosis etc., this show is written and produced by a team that live with some of the specific illnesses featured within, including Tourette’s syndrome, schizoaffective disorder, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depressive conditions, among others. Our team also features an academic background in neurology and psychology that has been drawn on to aim for sensitivity and accuracy. The intent of the language and experiences within the Sleep/Wake Cycle, and the extended works of Maeltopia, are designed to explore these conditions and their related isolation and degradation as experienced first hand. The world of Maeltopia is one where the mentally unwell are the majority. Yet there are still outliers who are hunted out.Content warnings:MurderersAudio HallucinationsVisual HallucinationsFear of the DarkMenacing AgenciesDerogatory terms for Mental IllnessDiscussions of religion