Ad Astral Podcast, Episode 1: Bid - Shownotes

Submitted by DJ Burnham on Sunday 5th January 2009 - (Bid was written in October 2005)


Most people have have bought or sold something via a famous Internet auction site, including me.

I fancied the idea of imagining what would happen if a similar site expanded its horizons to distant planets and decided to combine that with my own love of gardening.

The idea of a universal emporium of goods came to mind, with 'CredTran' taking the place of PayPal.

The original artwork shows greenfinger 101's computer for sale on


Music used in this episode:

Ad Astral Theme Tune: by The Natural Transport Company

Background music from Apple’s Garageband library:
Catwalk – as story intro / outro
Jaracanda – during Marty’s ascendant
Progressive House – during Marty’s downfall
Undercover – Krotso’s detective theme music
Island (Jingle) for Salsa-like cheerful upload tune

Sound Effects

From Apple’s Garageband library:
Computer data – for Krotso's computer
Booing Crowd – Zelphians
Comedy boings – Aerohopper
Clock wind up – Krotso's old-fashiond clock
Alien Communication at start of story and end of show

All other effects tailor-made by DJ Burnham

Variant Frequencies 30 second trailer by Rick Stringer
Paul Davison, vocal plug by DJB for his kind guidance and support

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