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


The New Season is here!

Multiple authors contribute amazing tales with a Twilight Zone vibe. The Second Season will explore Victoria’s path, her building and introduce you to more of those visitors lucky or unlucky enough to find themselves on the Lift with the mysterious Guide.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.