Showcase

Showcase is a podcast by Radiotopia1) that features “original podcast series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world.”

Among its offerings is a partially-fictional documentary series “The Polybius Conspiracy” which is based on a an urbanlegend from the 1980s.

The Polybius Conspiracy is a seven-part series, originally heard on Showcase, which tells the complex story of two men united by a decades-old urban legend. Polybius, a mysterious arcade game from the '80s whose alleged existence in the Pacific Northwest is fueled by myth and an obsessive online fan base, and which may have factored in the abduction of two teenage boys. Told as a hybrid documentary/fictional story, the series is an artful meditation on how urban legends take hold and spread, and an exploration into how we consume and perpetuate information in the internet age.


  • Last modified: 2018/08/04 11:34