The Shire's middle school podcast team has taken us on quite an adventure! Student initiated and student led, Shush! began as a four episode series sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. Inspired by THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett, the Shire's middle school Audio Drama Team wrote the script, created the theme music, and performed the roles of this original production.
Episode 1: Samantha Shovel, Trowel and friends attempt to determine what happened to a vitally important human-hybrid robot named R0-MAN.
Episode 2: Where can R0-MAN be? Sam, Trowel and friends go on a wild search.
Episode 3: Sam, Trowel and friends follow R0-MANS's fluid trail into great danger.
Episode 4: The fate of all human-hybrid robots depends on saving R0-MAN. Will Sam, Trowel and friends succeed?
Episode 5: Live at the Phipps! The adventures of Samantha Shovel, her sidekick Peter Pitchfork, evil Alexander Axton, Fearless Frank Foreman and Trowel the cat who wants to be a dog continue in this audio-video concoction. Go onto the Shush! YouTube channel to see the original performance.
A condensed version of the original audio-video hybrid performed live at the Phipps, the snippet below gives a foretaste of what's to come as the original audio podcast transforms into a webisode series.
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