Episode 52: December 25-31, 2000

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Episode 52: December 25-31, 2000

Jess heads for London, Kat meets Johnno, Olivia talks to her parents, and we find out what happens in the final week of 2000, as well as the final week of 2020.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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Episode 51: December 18-24, 2000

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Episode 51: December 18-24, 2000

Kat and Jess both get excited about potential career opportunities. Johnno gets back in touch.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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Episode 50: December 11-17, 2000

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Episode 50: December 11-17, 2000

Olivia and Tammi are in Australia, Kat cries in her ice cream and Shirin gets some surprising news.

Special guest appearance by Lee Davis-Thalbourne as Mike and Erin Kyan as Scott. Please check out their wonderful podcasts at Passer Vulpes.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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Season 2 Announcement – Y2K Take 2

Today we released an official season 2 announcement!
Season 1 is wrapping up with episode 52 – the finale – on December 25, and an epilogue on January 1, 2021.

Season 2 – or TAKE 2! – will be monthly all through 2021, with 12 episodes, each focusing on one of the 12 main characters from season 1, and each taking place in a different city and a different year. Season 2, episode 1, will release on January 29, 2021.

So excited to share these stories 💙 

Listen to the announcement HERE

TRANSCRIPT  

Hi, this is Karin Heimdahl, creator of Y2K. I am here with a season two announcement. As you know, we’ve been releasing season 1 every single week all through 2020. And season one is nearing its end, we are releasing episode 52 – the finale – on December 25th  and the very final episode of season one will be our epilogue, which will air on January 1 2021. And after that, well what happens after that? Me and the cast and quite a lot of new cast and an additional sound designer are hard at work on season two, however, season two will not be weekly. Because putting out a weekly audio drama for a year has been amazing, but also a lot. And I think I need to claim a little bit of time for other things next year. However, you will still hear from us every single month of 2021. Season two will be monthly, the episodes will release on the final Friday of every month. The episodes will be longer than the average season one episode. They will vary between 20 to 35 minutes. Most of them will be somewhere around the 25 minute mark. And each of the episodes will focus on one of our main 12 characters from season one. So that is our three leads, of course Kat Jess, and Olivia. And also all of our other main characters. So Johnno, Rachel, Maia, Shirin, Tammi, Kirsten, Emma, Bri, and Claire. All of them will have their own episode in season 2, and each of the episodes will take place in a different year, and in a different city. And these will range from I think they will span, let’s see, I’m now doing math in my head, which is hard. So. Oh, wow. These will span 45 years. That’s a lot. So, the episodes will take place over 45 years. I will say that most of them will take place somewhere between 2001 and 2019. And so yeah, these episodes will be much more loosely connected than season one. However, if you are curious about these characters and their backstories. And in one case, what will happen in 2021? Then, I hope you are excited about season two. I’m really excited about season two.

In fact, I’ve been so focused on season two these past few months that I’ve almost sort of forgotten that we’re releasing season one, and that the season one storylines are wrapping up in these final few episodes releasing right now. So I’m really, really excited for you to hear the end of season one. I wrote and we recorded this story last year. And as you know, I could have had no idea that 2020 and the nightmare of COVID-19 would happen. So it’s been a weird year of course for me as for everyone, but it’s also been a constant for me, you know releasing an episode every single week promoting the episode, updating all those different little things . So I will miss that, I think. But also, I will have space in my brain and in my calendar to work on other things. So I’m not going to say too much about that now. But I’m aiming for the production side on Y2K season two to be finished around March or April sometime  this year. And as I’m thinking now, season two will be the end of y2k, there will not be a season three, I might change my mind, you know, I reserve the right to change my mind if I want to. But if there is a season three, which I really don’t think, but if there is a season three, it will not come directly after season two is wrapped. I know that much. Because I’m going to be focusing on a different project, sort of from mid 2021 onwards. I’m focusing on developing a new show that will hopefully release early 2022, something like that. But I will keep you updated on that and what happens there. And I’m very excited about it, it will be a genre shift for me. But there will still be lots of feels, which is what I’m all about. So yeah.

I can’t wait for you to hear the end of season one. I cannot wait for you to hear what we’re working on now, which is season two. And all these amazing new actors and characters were bringing in – we have so many characters that are one-off characters in season two, because of course, the episodes take place in separate years in separate cities. And some of them contain more than one character from season one. And some of them do not and have all new characters. I can’t wait for you to meet them and especially I think the characters that haven’t gotten to develop and say all that much in season one, for you to hear a whole episode devoted to them, and their stories. I’m really excited about that. So stay tuned for season two, episode one, which we’ll release on January 29th. And also stay tuned for all of my excited squealing on social media. For my announcements on my co sound designer who’s amazing and will sound design half of the episodes for season two. And also for all the wonderful actors. I’m so excited.

Also, I am planning a Q and A at some point after season 1 has wrapped, so if you have any questions for me, please let me know – about the story, or the process, or the characters, or season 2. Anything really. And if you have questions for the actors, let us know that too, and I will do my very best to get those answered as well. Please let us know what you are wondering about either via e-mail y2kpod@gmail.com or @ us on social media @Y2Kpod. I’ll put all that info in the episode description as well.

Finally I want to highlight something I wrote for Jess in episode 49, which I think pretty much summarizes what Y2K is all about.

“People talk about friendship like it’s not important. Like all that matters is romantic love. They say ‘You can always find new friends’. But friends aren’t interchangeable.”

This time of year tends to be a lot about family, and family is so important. But I want to encourage you to celebrate your friends too, especially after this very challenging year. I don’t know how I could have managed 2020 without my friends.

Meanwhile, from all of us, and to all of you, wishing you happy holidays, all the best for December and January, be it winter or summer where you are. And all the best for Yule and for Kwanzaa. And for Lucia, Yalda, Bodhi, Krampus, Hanukkah and Christmas and all of the various things that you can celebrate this time of year. Thank you so much for listening, and, as always, I’m sending oceans of hugs to wherever you are.

Episode 47: November 20-26, 2000

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Episode 47: November 20-26, 2000

Kat skips work again, while Rachel and Jess have an important conversation.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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Episode 46: November 13-19, 2000

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Episode 46: November 13-19, 2000

Olivia talks to… someone, Kat gets excited about an audition and Jess buys a crib.

Special guest appearance by Lee Davis-Thalbourne as… someone. Please check out his wonderful podcasts at Passer Vulpes.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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Episode 45: November 6-12, 2000

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Episode 45: November 6-12, 2000

Olivia gets some good news, Rachel is in hospital and Kat skips work.

Special guest appearance by Natalie Beran as Cassandra. Please check out her website to learn more about her work.

Created, written & produced by Karin Heimdahl

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