Wayland Productions Has 200 Million Reasons To Celebrate

Wayland Productions is celebrating 200 million downloads for their awe-inspiring audio drama production, We’re Alive. 

Orange, CA: Today, Wayland Productions, a production company with a legacy of setting the standard in audio theater, announced that they have hit the milestone of over 200 million downloads on Podcast One, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Wayland Productions was founded in 2009 by Kc Wayland, an Iraq War Veteran, who was also nominated for a Bronze Star during his service. His military experience makes the We’re Alive:  A Story of Survival feel authentic, according to fans. The series has four seasons of the original Story of Survival with two mini series: Lockdown and Goldrush, all which were wildly popular and collected over 7,000 reviews and an average 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts. We’re Alive has also received accolades from BBC with a nomination for Best Audio Drama Podcast and iTunes on their Best Of iTunes in 2012. Wayland Production graciously adds 200 million downloads to those accomplishments. 

Of the monumental 200 million mark, series creator and writer Kc Wayland had to say this of  his audio drama’s success, “The audio drama field has exploded over the last several years, and we’re excited to help push the next golden age of aural entertainment.” Kc has lectured in the United States and abroad about the medium, most recently in the United Kingdom and Florida. Kc also produced Bronzeville, another chart-topping podcast. Bronzeville stars Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tika Sumpter, Traci Ellis Rossand is currently working on the production of Season 2.

Here’s what’s next for Wayland Productions: 

  • We’re Alive: Scouts Honor is currently in production and will be the next miniseries released

  • We’re Alive: Descendants, the last story of the Story of Survival series also just wrapped principal recording of the first half of season 1. 

  • Kc Wayland has written a book on the production of modern audio theater  called Bombs Always Beep exploring the entire production process of constructing modern audio narratives. Available on: www.bombsalwaysbeep.com

  • Kc Wayland also currently works as a professor at USC and Chapman University teaching Audio Drama Production and Writing for Audio.

About Wayland Productions: Wayland Productions is an audio production company based out of Orange, CA dedicated to creating “Theater for the Mind.”. Founded in 2009, Wayland Productions has produced over 200 episodes in eight different podcast series with more in the works. Wayland Productions has been on the charts of Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and more. 
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We’re Alive was also recently featured in NY Times:

Fiction Podcasts to Get Lost In
Give the screen a rest and embrace a bingeable audio drama.

NY Times: “Horror is one of the most popular genres of audio drama, as the mind can construct far more terrifying horrors out of the unknown and unseen than computer-generated imagery. If your coping mechanism involves watching others survive planetary catastrophes far scarier than your own, then you should try the four seasons of “We’re Alive,” which starts as a high-adrenaline race through Los Angeles during a zombie apocalypse. The cinematic sound design and talented performances make for a heart-pounding dash for survival.”

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