Tal is a SoCal based podcaster who cannot be stopped from making things. A Mechanical Engineer by day, they can be found working on audio fiction by night. Tal is the producer of Sidequesting, What Will Be Here?, Light Hearts, and Someone Dies In This Elevator, and is working on several upcoming projects for Parazonium Podcasts and The Shadow Network. Their voice can also be heard in audio fiction shows such as Novitero, Circles, The Path Down, Deconstructive Criticism, and more. Tal does sound design for Seen and Not Heard, Surreal Love, Dining In The Void, and their own podcasts, among others. They occasionally write for other shows, including The One Stars and The Ace Audio Archive, and they write about audio drama production on Medium and for Discover Pods. Find them on Podchaser here and follow them on Twitter @starplanes.

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Tal is part of these podcast networks
Parazonium Podcasts
Sound Escape Collective
The Audio Drama Shadow Network
Goose Thunder Podcasting Network


Voice Work

Lead Roles

Sidequesting
Rion

Circles
Naomi

Novitero
Valzin

Transmission Folklore
Emery

Light Hearts
Kale

Deconstructive Criticism
Coral

Supporting Roles

The Path Down
Lucero Morgan

The One Stars
Reviewer

The Way We Haunt Now
Myrtle Grayson

Sector 0
Iris
S2 Ensemble

Witches of the City
Alice

Ad Read Cover Art

Ad Read
Cassandra

Deep Blue Stars
Opal Hale

Guest Roles

Inn Between
Lydda

The Sheridan Tapes
Hyde

The Pilgrimage Saga
Fiona Armstrong

Anthology Roles

MADCAP
Rose

Cast of Wonders
Narrator

Monkey Tales
The Game

Hauntingly Humdrum
Pumpkin

Ace Audio Archive
Narrator

Aster Scary Stories
Sharon
Jamie

The Audio Experiments Cover Art

Audio Experiments
Narrator

Monsters out of the Closet
Narrator
Mantis
Gemma

Cameo Roles

Dreambreachers
Robot Person

Last Call at Bluebell Cafe
Piper

Zoo
Laura

Margaret's Garden
Mish

Solutions to Problems
Letter Writer

Take the Mass Pike
Harper

Sage and Savant Firefighter

The NoNap Podcast
Sam
Elle

The Story Slot
Briar Rose
Bean

• If Leeches Ate Peaches: Chloe
• Inn Between / The Beacon: Rogue
• Quaralogues: One Step at a Time
• TDHM: Businessperson (S1E8)
• MTO: Free Zone Resident (S3E1)
• Arsen: Neighbor (Ep 1)
• Disenchanted: Abney
• The Bloody Mess: Android
• The Sound Of Your Name: Fae (Ep 2)
• A Ninth World Journal: Pirate Crew
• The Arkoma Chapters Shora (E3)

• Dining In The Void: Siren (S2E5)
• WCAC: Tarot Reader (S1E5)
• MTO Remixed: Roger (Ep 13)
• InSpectre: Sam (Ep 2)
• Paradigm Horror: Mara (Ep 2)
• Seminar: Tye (Ep 95)
• Dice Tower Theater Crowd (S3E2)
• Listen Rinse Repeat: Néa
• Neon Shadows: Jewel
• Polaris: Alissa Thompson
• Screw Humans: Background Voices
• Counterbalance: Background Voices

Demo Reels

Voice Acting


Sound Design

Demo Reel Highlights

Arden Hallway of Traps (1:16)
Sidequesting Sword Fight (0:35)
A Ninth World Journal Combat (1:43)
Sidequesting Dragon Impersonation (0:57)
Seen and Not Heard Muddled Concert (1:14)
Dining in the Void Stealing a Spaceship (1:50)

Want a website for your podcast?
Hire me!
I charge $20 for a simple website with show links, or $30 for a less simple website with show links and cast/crew info.

The website will be linked to the email of your choice (so that you can updated it however you want when it's finished). I'll send you a spreadsheet to fill out with all the information you'd like to include on the site. Expect a one-week turnaround.

Interested? Email me here.

Website Examples:

Light Hearts Website Screenshot
Seen and not Heard website screenshot
Wizard Seeking Wizard website screenshot
What Will Be Here? Website screenshot.
Sidequesting Website Screenshot
The Mistress Files Website Screenshot

Want a personal website?
I do that too!
I charge $40 for a website with links to all your projects, set up however you'd like it.

The website will be linked to the email of your choice (so that you can updated it however you want when it's finished). Expect a one-week turnaround.

Interested? Email me here.

Website Examples:

Sound Design

Guest Work

Coming Soon

Additional Work

Dining in the Void: The Cassie Monologues
Audio Experiments
Ungifts
Storytellers: Trailers 1-3


Demo Reel Highlights

Arden Hallway of Traps (1:16)
Sidequesting Sword Fight (0:35)
A Ninth World Journal Combat (1:43)
Sidequesting Dragon Impersonation (0:57)
Seen and Not Heard Muddled Concert (1:14)
Dining in the Void Stealing a Spaceship (1:50)


Writing

Guest Work

I'm available for sound design consultation!

From an idea to the final cut of an episode, I can help you make your project better.

Just getting started? I can help you write for sound, tell you what parts of your idea/script are going to be hard to do, and help you get your vision across in an audio medium. I can also give you tips for how to create the actions and ambience you want, including suggestions on where to find the SFX you need.

Have a near-finished episode? I can give you feedback on your sound balance and levels, use of silence, incorporation of SFX and music, and give suggestions on what effects could be added.

Specific questions about your work? Tell me what type of feedback you're looking for and I'll see what I can do!

Rates:

Annotations on a script:
Send me your script and I'll annotate it, commenting on specific sections.
3000 word script ....... $50
6000 word script ....... $100

Feedback on a piece of audio:
Send me your audio and I'll write up my comments with specific timestamps.
30 minute audio ....... $60
1 hour audio ....... $100

"In person" discussion:
We'll talk about your idea/read over your script/listen to your audio together, and discuss it.
1 hour call or video chat ....... $80
2 hour call or video chat....... $150

Payment will be through Paypal.

If you're interested in a consultation, email me with some info about your project and what type of feedback you're looking for. If you have budget or time constraints, let me know that too. I'll get back to you within a day or two!

If you're interested in hiring me to do sound design for your show, email me with some info about it (including number of episodes, length of episodes, show genre or topic, and your budget), and we can discuss!

Press and Awards


Sidequesting

A Sky Full of Pods Review
Audio Drama Reviews Review
The Podcast Dragon Review
Discover Pods, Most De(a)f Representation in Podcasting
2020 Audio Verse Awards Finalist, Writing of an Audio Play


Seen and Not Heard

The Atlantic 50 Best Podcasts of 2020
The New York Times New Podcasts Worth Checking Out
Discover Pods Most De(a)f Representation in Podcasting
Bello Collective 100 Outstanding Podcasts from 2020


The One Stars

Bello Collective July 2020 Podcast Debuts

I'm available for production consultation!

I can help you find the best way to make your podcast!

Just getting started?
I can help you figure out the best path to bring your idea to reality.
Have Scripts?
I can help you determine the best way to take your scripts from page to audio.
Looking for Voice Actors?
I can help you create and run a successful casting call, avoid common casting pitfalls.
Have things already recorded?
I can help you find the best route from raw audio to a finished podcast.

Rates:

"In person" discussion:
We'll talk about your podcast and how to best produce it via call or video chat.
1 hour call or video chat ....... $80
2 hour call or video chat....... $150

Payment will be through Paypal.

If you're interested in a consultation, email me with some info about your project and what you're looking for. If you have budget or time constraints, let me know that too. I'll get back to you within a day or two!

If you're interested in hiring me to produce your show, email me with some info about it (including number of episodes, length of episodes, show genre or topic, and your budget), and we can discuss!

Shows I am producing:

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