Imagine a fictional ‘This American Life’ exploring the characters and events of a quirky Twin-Peaks-esque world.
Years ago, this densely forested area began to
yield never-before-seen animal species which, in
turn, led to a booming rural zoo industry.
Today, Robbinsville has more zoos per person than any
other place in the world: seven within its small city
limits and several more in the county.
What the entertainment industry is to Hollywood,
zoos are to Robbinsville - now a mecca of animal
spectacle. Visitors to the region are able to
view newly discovered creatures; Horned Rats,
Thunder Crows, Forsythe Leopards, White-Legged
Tarantulas, Swan Frogs, the ever-elusive Laser
Bat... the list goes on.
With this influx of tourism came money. With
money came taxation and government regulation
and crime. Now this complex web of power is full
of local stories and whispered gossip. Thankfully,
there’s a boots-on-the-ground guide to report
these local curiosities and exploitations--
What’s with all the zoos?
Where are these animals coming from?
Who’s getting rich on these oddities?
When Bryce moves from busy Brooklyn to sleepy
Robbinsville for a job at the local paper he’s
surprised to find such a frenetic microcosm of
zoological interest. He’s shocked by the impact
the animals and the zoo industry have on the
town, but more than that, intrigued by how
nonplussed the townspeople are by their surreal
Fortunately, Bryce has decided to share his
discoveries via podcast - the world needs to hear
the fascinating stories of Robbinsville. Bryce is
the voice of the audience’s wonder; he’s excited
and mystified as he unboxes Robbinsville with a
Bryce has also enlisted the help of some newly
acquired friends: an over-achieving high school
intern named Poppy and a mildly crude TV
personality named Will Wintergreen. Each week
these gumshoes catalog the unexplainable events
and document the unbelievable characters of the