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Not Quite Dead

Not Quite Dead

Hanging Sloth

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As an A&E nurse, Alfie deals with horror everyday, but almost being killed by a walking corpse and being saved by a vampire takes things a bit far, even for him. The vampire is Casper, and he’s hundreds of years old, and Alfie can’t seem to leave him alone, despite both of their best efforts.

The more Alfie learns about Casper and his world, the more he finds himself inescapably drawn deeper into both. Despite Casper’s misgivings about his kind, the relationship between vampires and humans is more complicated than just predator and prey, and his own relationship with Casper is a heady, carnal blend of horror, hunger, love and lust.

Not Quite Dead is a (mostly) single narrator gory horror romance audio drama exploring themes of identity, sexuality and death. Totalling 40 episodes over 3 completed seasons, with S4 on the way in 2025.

This show is part of the Rusty Quill Network, and is created independently by Eira Major (AKA Hanging Sloth) who writes, sound designs, and performs as Alfie and Neige.

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What is Not Quite Dead about?

Alfie is not quite dead, and he’s going through some… changes. Alfie is a nurse working overtime on the night shift in A&E when a patient comes in with her throat torn out. The girl on the gurney is the first of many, baffling staff and horrifying the public. Alfie almost becomes another victim of the walking, rotting dead things which have been attacking his patients, but is saved by the same man he saw dripping blood into his patient’s eye. He’s Casper, and he’s a vampire, and now he’s saved Alfie’s life the two of them are inescapably bound together. Neither of them are happy about it, but the draw of each other’s blood is irresistible. Another brush with death later, Alfie must make a choice: death or undeath. He’s not sure which is worse, but whatever he chooses, there’s bound to be blood.

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Why did you start this show?

I wanted to write a vampire story that answered questions I had about other vampire shows, as well as write a story I could really feel myself represented in. So often monstrousness is used as a metaphor for queerness, but the queerness is left subtextual. This show very much makes that subtext into text, loudly and indugently.

What do you hope listeners gain from listening to your show?

I've heard this show awakens things in people. Whilst this was not my intent, I do think it's good. Be a freak. That's good, actually.

Which episode should someone start with?

Episode I: The Girl on the Gurney. You could skip ahead if you want but you're going to get lost if you don't start at the beginning.

Which have been your favourite episodes so far?

So far I think my favourite episode is XXIX: What A Catch. It was really fun to write, perform and edit, and I think it might be the best season opening I've ever written.

Which episode are you most proud of?

To date I'm most proud of XXVIII: The Kill Jar. It was really challenging in regards to sound design, and there were places I felt I struggled to get Neige as consistent as I liked in the performance so I rerecorded them multiple times. I'm proud of lots of episodes of this show which we're such a fight to get right, but the amount of time I spent on this one makes it very special to me.

What is your vision for your show?

gay vampires.

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How many episodes does Not Quite Dead have?

Not Quite Dead currently has 51 episodes available.

What topics does Not Quite Dead cover?

The podcast is about Scary, Fiction, Vampire, Drama, Audio Drama, Lgbtq, Podcasts, Halloween, Queer, Spooky and Horror.

What is the most popular episode on Not Quite Dead?

The episode title 'III: Everyone's Miracle' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Not Quite Dead?

The average episode length on Not Quite Dead is 23 minutes.

How often are episodes of Not Quite Dead released?

Episodes of Not Quite Dead are typically released every 12 days, 22 hours.

When was the first episode of Not Quite Dead?

The first episode of Not Quite Dead was released on Oct 24, 2022.

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