Despite having to rattle through a lot of copy, host and co-star Alden Ford absolutely nails the dismount.
The first minute of the first episode immediately set the bar and got my attention.
If you like fiction that presents you with missing puzzle pieces and invites you to bring your own – or leave the puzzle unfinished – I think you’ll enjoy Within the Wires.
If a show isn’t meeting my needs, I hit the ejector pretty quickly, but the story, the characters, the humour, and the dialogue are what’s keeping me going.
This demonstrates what separates good narrative podcasts – fiction, non-fiction, or somewhere in-between – from mediocre ones.
It’s difficult to strike the right balance between a script that’s descriptive but not clunky, sound effects that don’t feel like someone’s just hit Play on “Spooky Manor Sounds vol 4” and acting that doesn’t sound like a corporate orientation video.