4: Refract

A simple tent, held taut with pegs and rope.

A simple tent, held taut with pegs and rope.

Avery is tired of rehashing all the things she's done wrong. Now, she wants to figure out how she could have gone right. In this episode, she divulges the backstory of her messy puberty, and dabbles with a mysterious technology to take a look at the roads not traveled.

Music:
Liam Cooke, who tweets as @inky, has released all of his music on Bandcamp.

Script:
A transcript of this episode is available in HTML format, and as a PDF.

3: Reflect

The classic candlestick illusion, with two silhouetted faces creating the shape of a candlestick between them. But one of the faces is crying, and the other is frowning.

The classic candlestick illusion, with two silhouetted faces creating the shape of a candlestick between them. But one of the faces is crying, and the other is frowning.

In previous sessions, we've heard hints about Avery's rough times at school. In this episode, she tries to come to terms with them by meeting one of her former bullies for dinner. He's surprisingly gracious, but he might be looking to get something out of the meal, too.

Also, we meet a new sponsor, SpringBox! Hand-crafted ideas become machine-crafted bed frames delivered to your door once a month (or weekly with the Super Sleeper plan).

Voice artists: 
Direlog, the voice of Jason, is on Twitter as @direlog.
Romy Sugden, who played the restaurant server, is on Twitter as @rahrahtempleton.

Music:
Liam Cooke, who tweets as @inky, has released all of his music on Bandcamp.

Script:
A transcript of this episode is available in HTML format, and as a PDF.

2: Project

A unicycle, a digital projector, and an Internet browser with three open tabs.

A unicycle, a digital projector, and an Internet browser with three open tabs.

Your high school days are the best ones of your life, or–if you're Avery Edison–the most criminal. Broken by the system, and with nothing to lose, our plucky podcaster puts together a plan to relieve her campus of some expensive electronics. How does the unicycle fit into it? Not super well, actually. They're ridiculous machines.

Voice artists: 
Laura Di Labio, the voice of Stephanie Crogan, is on Twitter as @lauradilabio.
Katey Healy-Wurzburg, who hosted Close That Tab!, is on Twitter as @khealywu.
Romy Sugden, who played herself, is on Twitter as @rahrahtempleton.

Music:
Liam Cooke, who tweets as @inky, has released all of his music on Bandcamp.

Script:
A transcript of this episode is available in HTML format, and as a PDF.

1: Flare

New Mexico (with Santa Fe marked), a flare gun, human eyes, and the Subway logo.

New Mexico (with Santa Fe marked), a flare gun, human eyes, and the Subway logo.

In 2007, Avery Edison flew from Britain to New Mexico, with the intention of using it as a starting point for a trip across the U.S. Instead, she mooched off a hippie, fell in lust with a sandwich artist, and started a small magnesium fire.

Voice artists: 
Merlin Mann, the voice of Natasha's Father, is on Twitter as @hotdogsladies.
Jay Frosting, who voiced Jerry, is on Twitter as @JayFrosting.
Esther Adaire, who played my Aunt, is on Twitter as @esthermaschine.
Romy Sugden, the voice of Natasha, is on Twitter as @rahrahtempleton.

Music:
Liam Cooke, who tweets as @inky, has released all of his music on Bandcamp.

Script:
A transcript of this episode is available in HTML format, and as a PDF.