What began as a journey to create a full-cast comedy audio drama with our friends has now become three shows listened to by tens of thousands of people a month across a growing number of continents!
Our first spinoff was with the loveable curmudgeon Gubbin, a gay troll who runs a bar on the other side of the bridge with his niece Betula and his somewhat gullible landlord Stan in The Axe and Crown.
And now we are launching a third show, also set in the world of Alba Salix. All because of you, our most amazing fans! The End of Time and Other Bothers is an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix. And we were super excited to share the pre-release of episode 1 with all of you here on Patreon!
Whoa! Start from the Beginning!
Alba Salix, Royal Physician is an award-winning original comedy series. You can subscribe in your favourite podcast app, or listen by visiting albasalix.com.
The tiny kingdom of Farloria has an even tinier medicare system. There just aren't enough hours in the day for head witch Alba Salix to tend to all her patients, even with the help of her troublesome young apprentice Magnus and her free-spirited fairy herbalist Holly.
Having grown up with series such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Eli and friends taped a handful of extremely silly radio plays in high school. Later on, Eli got involved in radio comedy at the University of Waterloo's CKMS-FM. Alba Salix, his first professionally-produced audio series, won gold in the Fantasy category at the 2015 Mark Time Awards.
Since 2016 he has been an interview producer for Radio Drama Revival, a bi-weekly podcast showcasing the best in modern audio drama. He's also helped to produce (and occasionally appeared in) numerous other shows.
Season Two of Alba will consist of six half-hour episodes. The bible and story arc are complete and four of the episodes are in final draft. Also on the way in late summer 2017 are six more episodes of our spinoff The Axe & Crown, set in a tavern across the river from the House of Healing.
We're launching Season Two in Fall 2017, with a new episode to download every two weeks. And that's where you come in!
How the funds are used
Studio time is expensive. Also, we like it when our actors eat. Your funds help to offset all the costs associated with recording and producing all of our shows.
* Alba Salix, Season Two is entirely dependent on: funding from you, the listener; the ongoing patronage of the muses of comedy, sound effects and funny diseases; global coffee production levels; and children worldwide showing their parents how to subscribe to podcasts.
Where to listen
You can listen to Alba Salix and The Axe and Crown:
- In April of 2018 anywhere you listen to podcasts
- Episode 1 today as a Patron!