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The Lift, an Audio Drama produced by 9th Story Studios.

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All the episodes so far!

Multiple authors contribute amazing tales with a Twilight Zone vibe. Start with the Pilots at the ground floor and work your way up.  Join Victoria as she leads visitors into the building and guides them to make a choice.

S2E14: "A Red Ring for a Winter's Eve" by Gwendolyn Kiste
Today's episode was written by the amazing Gwendolyn Kiste! After her popular best friend Maggie is killed in an accident, wallflower Annora must contend with her own grief as well as her guilt and invisibility at being the one left behind. But when, in a moment of weakness and anger, she pilfers something that belonged to Maggie, Annora soon learns that there are far worse places to be than at a funeral as she comes face to face with Victoria—and the embodiment of everything that haunts her.
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S2E13: "Scars" by Jon Grilz
Today's episode was written by the talented Jon Grilz of Creepy and Small Town Horror! Kurt is a fighter who's spent a long time in the ring and his career is nearing it's end - whether he wants to see that or not. He's made questionable choices in his pursuit to become a legend in the ring, but when he finds his way to a certain Building and and meets a certain little girl named Victoria, he's given a chance to change his path.
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S2E12: "Slipping Away" by Lee Forman
On a lonely night after a long day of seeing patients, a psychiatrist has his nightly rituals interrupted by a certain little girl who understands more about his inner workings than he would expect from a "strangely dressed child." He is made to face himself, who he is, and the haunted past he’s ignored for three years. Special thanks to Nichole Goodnight for voicing Audrey.
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S2E11: "Seeing Everything" by Samantha Pleasant LeBas
After losing her brother, Milo, to his struggles with Shell Shock after WW II, Mary-Anne finds her way to a certain building where a wise-beyond-her-years young girl named Victoria awaits. A ride on Victoria's Lift leads to an unexpected reunion, and allows her to see how her actions have resulted in Milo being unable to find his final rest. Written by Samantha Pleasant LeBas of the Just a Story and Audio Dime Museum Podcasts Special thanks to Agnes Obel for authorizing our use of "The Curse" as our Outro for this episode.
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S2E10: "Brimstone" by Scarlett R. Algee
Trying to make up for her impoverished upbringing, Susan preys upon the people who trust her most. What she doesn’t realize is there are things even the dead don’t forget.
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S2E9: "Redemption" by Diane Student
Tina awakens in a strange building, feeling lost and confused, with no memory of what happened prior. It's not long before she encounters Victoria and goes for a very dark ride that will reveal her shameful secret and might just lead to redemption.
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S2E8: "All Songs End on a Sour Note" by Jessica McHugh
There is only the song, the room, and the woman who makes the prisoner call her "Mom." It's been years since the captive girl saw her real parents, but today's her birthday, and "Mom" has promised to take her out. This is her chance.
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S2E7: "Take a Bow" by Barbara Jean Savoie
A young woman with aspirations to be a great pianist is forced to confront her deepest fears - ones that, after a ride on the Lift, become more real than she had ever imagined.
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S2E6: "The Box" by Paul Sating
A man drowns himself in alcohol because he's given up all of his own hopes and dreams for his wife and children. Victoria makes him choose to take care of his own needs or to continue to be used by his family through a harsh lesson where it's him or them.
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S2E5: "The Ice That Giveth, The Ice That Taketh Away" by Aaron Vlek
A wealthy adrenaline junkie is carrying around a heavy burden about the friends he left for death on the side of the mountain - a guilt he's decided he can no longer live with. Victoria grants him a chance to take another look at those events that might give him a different perspective.
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S2E4: "The Promise" by Charles Rakiecz
It's Christmas, and Victoria finds a strange visitor in her building - one she wasn't expecting, but one who arrives to fill a promise from very long ago. Spend Christmas with Victoria as she is presented with a puzzle, an opportunity (in the form of a very difficult choice), and gets a very special surprise. But is the offer too good to be true?
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S2E3: "Raison D’être" by Nelson W. Pyles
Victoria begins to question not only her existence but her purpose. Fortunately for her, there is someone else who can not only sympathize, but can help guide her through this particularly rough time in her unlife. In this first ever crossover, the worlds of The Lift and The Wicked Library collide in a surprisingly uplifting episode about choices. This episode is simulcast as episode 707 of The Wicked Library. The version found on The Wicked Library also includes an interview with the author.
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S2E2: "Nine Ways to Die" by Daniel Foytik
Picking up after "Plummet" and "Broken", we follow Victoria as she adapts to her new role, and explores the contents of her mysterious library. When she is led by her music box to a special collection of journals, she finds a way to reconnect with her father who was lost when The Building fractured reality.
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S2E1: "The Lost Library" by K. B. Goddard
An Edwardian era writer must decide whether to marry a good man she doesn't truly love or pursue her writing dream, helped by a visit to Victoria's mysterious library of books from the past, present, and possible futures.
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S2E0: "The Last Costume Change" by Gwendolyn Kiste
An orphan and her cousin, who live with her overprotective aunt, sneak out to celebrate Halloween but find themselves in a bind until Victoria takes them on a ride to "Costume Heaven" where the girls revisit their tragic past.
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S1E20: "Plummet" by Cynthia Lowman
Before Victoria began to use her lift to take visitors to strange realities, she was a nine-year-old girl living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the end of the Victorian era. Find out, in her own words, what befell her that fateful day in 1901 to forever change her and her destiny. This tale marks the end of Season One.
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The Storm
For years, Rachel has suffered at the hands of her abusive boyfriend, a boxer named Tony ‘The Storm’ Matroni. When she decides she's finally had enough, and the opportunity presents itself, she makes a choice she regrets. A trip on The Lift to the 6th Story offers her a second chance to choose.
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S1E18: "The Wet Man" by Aaron Vlek
Skip Hudson is one of the best Wet Man in the business, and he just got a new contract. When Victoria lures this "no limits" contract killer to the building, it's all business.
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S1E17: "Today is the Day" by Austin Muratori
A man known for being a chronic liar is called to The Lift thinking it’s a business meeting, where Victoria awaits his arrival. Has his fate been sealed already? . .
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S1E16: "Dandelion Tea" by Brooke Warra
A young woman wracked with addiction wakes to find herself in a strange place. She is greeted by Victoria, a strange and ghostly child who will lead her through her darkest secrets to face the fear she has buried deep within herself.
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S1E15: "Burden of Others" by C Bryan Brown
Randy Corrigan only cares about himself. All his life, he’s focused on what’s best for him. An accident during the outset of an illicit encounter places him in Victoria’s path and shows him the dangerous results of his negligence.
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S1E14: "Crosshairs" by Charles Rakiecz
A mysterious assassin finds her way into The Building and The Lift, and meets her match in Victoria. When she's faced down by a certain little English girl who she takes for a "mere child," she quickly learns the errors in that assumption.
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S1E13: "Restitution" by Diane Student
Toby is bullied by Billy for being different, but Billy has his own problems as well. Each boy is drawn to the building and guided by Victoria to make a choice and change for the better. Years later, as adults, the results of those choices pull them back to take another ride on The Lift.
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S1E12: "Objects for Objects" by Kerry Lipp
Retired porn star, Mandy Stroyer, uses her allure and online prowess to lure countless fans to buy her gifts while she offers nothing in return. A run-in with Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes leads Mandy to an evaluation and exploration of greed, gratitude, and hope.
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S1E11: "Storkson Candy..." by Gwendolyn Kiste
Jake McMiller, a greedy executive at the Storkson Candy Company, is currently searching for the new spokesperson for his company’s annual Easter campaign. Little does he know a certain little blond girl is just waiting to be discovered -- or is it the other way around?
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S1E10: "Dark Music" by Scarlett R. Algee
A man who robs from the blind finds his way into The Building and The Lift. There, he gets a chance to change. When he's forced to face his deepest fear will he learn from it, or go back to his old ways? And, remember, if you ever find yourself on The Lift, don't test Victoria's patience.
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S1E9: "Why I Take the Lift" by Mark Nixon
When a man struggles to come to terms with his true self, Victoria does her best to help him find his way. But, will his fear of how others perceive him prevent him from facing the truth and being who he is?
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S1E8: "The Exchange" by Lee Forman
Sonny pulls a bank heist, but takes off with the money, leaving his crew unpaid, and his brother set up to take the fall for the robbery. During his escape he’s chased by his associates and hides in The Building. He’s led into The Lift by his curiosity to a strange dark hallway and a confrontation he wasn't expecting.
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S1E7: "No Such Thing" by Cynthia Lowman
A young woman visits The Building to retrieve something special for her friend. A ride on The Lift opens doors to the future and something dark from the past. Some doors are harder to open than others, and there is often a very good reason for them to remain closed.
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S1E6: "Girl Alone at Play" by Gwendolyn Kiste
After a childhood tragedy steals her sister, Anna withdraws into her own world, cruelly rebuffing anyone who tries to get close to her. When she discovers an unusual building, what should be a quick photo shoot for her upcoming exhibit turns into a moment for Anna to face her demons at last—or perish trying.
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S1E5: "The Dance" by Brooke Warra
It's New Year's and time for a ride on the Lift. Tommy has committed a terrible crime against his childhood tormentors at a New Year’s Eve party. He stumbles upon The Lift in his escape from prosecution and meets Victoria. Can he redeem himself, or will he be lost in The Building forever?
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S1E4: "THREE TWELVE NOEL" by Charles Rakiecz
In this week's story, Victoria and The Building find themselves in Brooklyn, NY, on Christmas Eve,1949 to help a returning WW II war veteran carrying a heavy burden.The major stops in NY to visit an old comrade and repay a personal debt before he ends his pain permanently. Can "Vicky" help Major Sherm move beyond his guilt and keep him from using a souvenir war pistol to end his own life?
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S1E3: "Broken" by Daniel Foytik
Welcome to The Lift. You've already met Victoria, but why is she trapped in this place? What happened to make her what she is? In this week's story, we meet Victoria near the beginning of her story in 1901. She called out to Nikola Tesla for help in the Season One Teaser, and this week, he responds. Find out more about the building, the entities who reside there, and get some clues as to what set these things in motion.
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S1E2: "Emotional Eaters" by C. Bryan Brown
Welcome to The Lift. If you find yourself here, there are choices to be made. Your past has lead you here, but what happens when when you choose poorly? Is there ever a second chance, or will you be lost here with the others. In this week's story, Victoria meets a woman celebrating Thanksgiving in a...nontraditional way. What will it take to make her realize the importance of family?
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S1E1: "The Basement" by Nelson W. Pyles
Welcome to The Lift. If you find yourself here, there are choices to be made. Your past has lead you here, but what happens when that past was filled with vile and dark things? In this week's story, Victoria interacts with someone she'd rather not. Meet Jefferson and see how Victoria deals with this...particular situation.
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S1E0: "What are Jelly Babies?" by Mark Nixon
For our Season One Pre-Launch episode we bring you our First Annual Halloween Special! In this creepy tale, Victoria finds herself in need of help when a destructive creature invades The Building. It seems determined to destroy everything in its path, but can a kindly stranger help? Happy Halloween from Mark Nixon, Victoria, and everyone else here at The Lift!
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Season One Promo
Enjoy this teaser for Season One. Here, Victoria reaches out to Mr. Tesla for help via Spirit Radio. A quote from Nikola Tesla: "My first observations positively terrified me as there was present in them something mysterious, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my laboratory at night." - Nikola Tesla 1901
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Pilot 2: The Homage
What happens to aspiring writer, Andrew Beck when he pays "homage" to another writer’s work?
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Pilot 1: The Lost Place
Here, The Lift is controlled by a mysterious girl who is more than she seems. The building is hard to find. Only those who are meant to find their way inside ever do. Each floor offers a portal into a different place. All are paths to change and transformation – if only you’re brave enough for the journey. Would you like to go for a ride?
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