Planet Radiant

Planet Radiant

Planet Radiant is a serialized fiction podcast inspired by computer games of the 1980s and '90s, choose-your-own-adventure novels, and actual play podcasts. Told in the second person like a text-based RPG, it follows YOU, the player, as you explore an abandoned museum and relive other people's memories.

But under the surface, Planet Radiant grapples with what it means to transition during a global pandemic, all the while centering the experiences of queer and trans people of color.

Written, performed, recorded, and scored by Sasha V. Episodes released when they’re ready.

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Recent Episodes

Chapter 6: Black Friday

Jan. 3, 2022

You clear your head with an exhibition of souvenirs. Normalcy ends with a webcomic draft. You feel like prey. Speculation of surveillance abound. A moon rock appears. At last comes the feast. Find a full transcript at planet…

Chapter 5: Orphans

Sept. 20, 2021

The armory sounds like a metal cathedral. Sometimes you pass out before the meteor shower. Shopping centers die, sound is ephemeral, and people are happy to see you. Hot cocoa never stays hot for long. They kept their promis…

Chapter 4: Keepsakes

June 2, 2021

To hold on tight, you have to let go. A helicopter readies for takeoff. You head downstairs to the atrium. It’s time for a movie. You play for the punks with your bass slung low. Debauchery is boring. Maybe there’s no reason…

Chapter 3: Penance

April 6, 2021

You find a First Communion portrait on the roof. A graffiti-filled stairwell leads you to the third floor lobby. You divine the fate of an empty exhibition. The confessional line moves fast. Dots are connected. In this h…

Chapter 2: Planetarium

Feb. 19, 2021

Your torch goes out. So much happens in the coat check. A woman enjoys a drugstore serenade. Month-old clues appear on a dying screen. A denim jacket survives a year of personal upheaval. Your therapist wants to talk about g…

Chapter 1: Astronauts

Jan. 11, 2021

You look out the floor-to-ceiling windows and see a dead city. The museum has been abandoned for several weeks. Dark hallways remind you of a forest at night. A girl lies under a transmission tower and dreams of mech battles…