Adventures in New America

Adventures in New America

Published by: Night Vale Presents
19 Episodes | First Released: Sep 7 '18 | 🇺🇸

Adventures in New America is the first sci-fi, political satire, Afrofuturistic buddy comedy, serialized for New Americans in a new and desperate time.

Set a few years in the future, Adventures in New America follows the escapades of two mismatched African-New-American best friends — fat, lonely, curmudgeon IA and lesbian sneak-thief Simon Carr — who take on a series of increasingly wild heists to get quick cash to pay for IA’s medical treatment while attempting to survive the wilds of New New York City — and a secret cabal of Tetchy Terrorist Vampire Zombies from outer space. Intrigued? Good! Frequently, there will be musical numbers... and radical reflections on our dangerous, beautiful, heart-pounding world.

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Ronda!Ronda!Ronda!?
Nov 18
Rating:   4
Modern BlackXploitation

Her speaking patterns mimic racist mammy films from the 1950’s. AAVE doesn’t sound like that, she talks like uncle Ruckus from the Boondocks. It’s like all those racist films that came out in the 1970’s, just give her a Cadillac and pistol to pull out of her Afro puffs. I get it because for hundreds of years Black stereotypes have been an entertainment source. It’s more American than the flag and apple pie at this point. If you can’t think of nothing funny just combine as many Black stereotypes as you can together and people will love it!

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Gatorn3ck
Oct 18
Rating:   8
Don’t get the hate

Maybe I need to re-listen to this story to see what other POC are upset about bec I’m not. I find it funny and I’m keeping with the story just fine. Upon my second listen through, I’ll write another review if I catch the same issues.

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Mike in Potomac
Jun 14
Rating:   8
Very strange.

Firesign Theater meets Samuel R. Delaney.

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Musclebox
Jun 6
Rating:   10
Weirdness

Love this show it is just my kind of weird

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mothgirltruthseeker
May 21
Rating:   2
what black people are you representing?

Love Nightvale. Listen to all of their podcasts. When word of an afro-futuristic scifi podcast gets around, there’s reason to be excited. These aren’t stories that include us. The first episode is a disappointment right off the bat. Really wasn’t expecting the worst blaccent with weirdly old, and incorrectly used, slang. Is this how you create a black character? Is this what we are to you? I recommend not pursuing inclusivity if the writers at your table are a bunch of white guys. Expand your range of employees, maybe then you can accurately portray a culture. With that aside, this is a story line that is all over the place, with no hopes of clarity. Enjoy, I guess?

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Col. Mandrs
Apr 30
Rating:   10
Talented cast, highly entertaining!

This needs to be adapted to the stage! The performances and writing are impressive, and the characters are amazing, from the main ones to the tangential ones. The songs and musical performances are simultaneously hilarious and beautiful. Some of the violence is a little too much, particularly in a later episode. Spoiler alert...........Child deaths are triggering! It undermines the humor too much. That’s my only complaint. Love this show otherwise!

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trikeman
Mar 21
Rating:   6
Mostly Solid Show, Slightly Confused

Adventures in New America is an interesting concept and well-produced, but I feel like it doesn’t have one central direction to what it’s doing. I’m interested to see the team grow, develop, and refine the show as it continues!

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JSmooveTheDJ
Feb 27
Rating:   10
Quirky

It’s a pretty interesting concept but I’m a big fan of it. I really like having a story with black actors as well so I may be sort biased but the sound design, writing, and acting are all great and I hope it sticks around

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DrLisa313
Feb 20
Rating:   2
Fox News version of black people in America

This is the worst podcast on earth. The “black” accents and the fake perceptions of social justice issues are sickening. Whatever it takes for this to be removed from any and all Apple platforms needs to happen as soon as possible.

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OS Chamberlain
Feb 19
Rating:   2
Where is this going?

I’m not one to give up on books or podcasts but I’m 11 episodes in and I have no idea what’s going on... what started as an intriguing story about a man trying to get imprisoned to reap the benefits of healthcare has spun into some weird mess of spin off episodes and senseless musical numbers. I don’t think the writers know what they’re doing anymore. Jeffrey and Joseph, come help out the New America team. They need you.

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Balou85
Feb 16
Rating:   10
Excellent Storytelling

So much to love about this podcast: the non- linear storytelling, the framing as a radio show, the deep and well textured characters, etc. one of my new favorites.

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bigwilly69
Feb 14
Rating:   10
Very Entertaining

Different from the typical Night Vale podcast, but still fun to listen to!

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Brodeur NJ Fan
Feb 6
Rating:   2
How difficult is it to say “There will be explicit descriptions of sexual abuse in this episode”

This is the second time that an episode turned very dark without warning. There isn’t even an explicit label on this episode. The NightVale presents network is awesome but I can’t listen because it fails to inform me when explicit material comes up. I am okay with explicit material in my podcasts. That is not the issue. But when the most recent episode of Adventures in New America discusses sexual child abuse I want to know. I sometimes listen to the podcast with other people and I want to know when something explicit is coming so I can give them a heads up.

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Byrdie
Feb 5
Rating:   8
I don't know why I like this.

Usually when a podcast starts out with a "weird" premise, it ends up being either too dark and creepy for me, or trying so hard to be trippy that I get simultaneously bored and lost. This one is too light to fall into either of those traps, it has a followable plot, and I'm actually curious about the story and what they'll do with it. I took off one star because I'm uncertain about the racial aspect: it's there and it's not. It's almost as though the big bad in the story has so many people distracted that they're suddenly in a more or less post-racial society, except not all the characters have noticed that ... maybe?

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Kimberlyk912
Feb 5
Rating:   10
Strange but Great Listen

I read a lot of reviews that didn’t like this podcast but this time, I disagree…I LOVED IT!!! It was strange but true life in some instances....needing insurance so you want to go to jail because we treat prisoners better than citizens that are not jailed hit a spot...It made me think and laugh! Please keep it up!!!

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