Hush, Jr: develop a sci-fi podcast

Write the script, compose the music, act the role!

Help create an original story heard on the radio, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music

Having completed season 1 of its sci-fi series #HUSHpodcast, the HUSH team has expanded to form a junior level especially for middle school students. Do you like to write? Act out a character? Compose music? Play instruments? Draw? Sing? Create sound effects? Be a part of dreaming up a new universe of characters and story connected to, but independent of, the Edellen portal.


The first episode of the HUSH-Jr series was performed live at the Phipps on July 27 and aired on KLBB the first Saturday of September on the radio show Voices in the Valley . It will soon be as a part of the HUSH podcast series on iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music. We have more episodes to write and perform, and we want you to join the team!


HUSH Jr Dates – Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:00 at Zephyr Studio (421 S. Main St, Stillwater):


  • September 30, October 7, October 14, (NO October 21), October 28,
  • November 4, November 11, November 18, (NO November 25)
  • December 2, December 9


RECORD Sunday, December 3 at SAHS Music Commons 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Composers Meetings:


  • September 30th 2:00 to 4:00 at Zephyr Studio
  • October 28th 2:00 to 4:00 at Zephyr Studio
  • November 25th 2:00 to 4:00 at Zephyr Studio


SFX meeting times TBD based on student interest and schedules


Tuition is $275 for first time members, $175 for current team members. Tuition covers all activities related to the podcast during the months of September, October, November and December of 2017 including special skype meetings with industry professionals like LA screenwriter Dina Chapman.


HUSH, Jr is capped in order to support the best experience, nurture student creativity and build a sense of team. We only have room for a handful of new members, and we hope you will join us to create an original story that will be performed and recorded, aired on the radio and uploaded as part of #HUSHpodcast.


Contact steph@theshireonline.com for more details.

Professional Artists Mentor Students

Other mentors include Prairie Home Companion veteran Alan Frechtman, KLBB producer Jenna Yaron, and musician/composer Jesse Nelson

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The Boom Site is the St. Croix Valley's first youth led literary publication, and is published three times a year digitally and once a year as a printed anthology. We aim to offer a safe space for students to submit their prose, poetry and visual arts creative endeavors to be enjoyed by fellow peers and community members.
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The Shire: A cultural project of StoryArk

As the umbrella organization for The Shire, Voices in the Valley and #HUSHpodcast, StoryArk nurtures storytelling in all of its diversity across the generations and through multiple media. By sharing our stories, we impact our selves, our community, our culture, our country and even our world.


StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.