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Jonathan welcomes writer Joe Fisher in to talk about his audio drama podcast Midnight Burger, the story of a dimension-hopping diner and its many interesting and unusual customers.

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Black and white photo of Joe FisherMidnight Burger began in the deep dark days of the pandemic when the world had no vaccine and the stores had no toilet paper. Playwright and screenwriter Joe Fisher and audiobook narrator and director Finlay Stevenson decided that, in the face of loss and uncertainty, they had to create something. And just like that Midnight Burger was born: a story of hope and connection in chaotic times.

Two seasons later, Midnight Burger has been downloaded over a million times and has been named a “Must Listen Indie Podcast” by The Guardian and BBC radio calls it “A beautiful, kind, wonderful story.”


When Gloria took a waitressing job in a diner outside of Phoenix, she didn’t realize she was now an employee of Midnight Burger, a time-traveling, dimension-spanning diner. Every day Midnight Burger appears somewhere new in the cosmos along with its staff: a galactic drifter, a rogue theoretical physicist, a sentient old-timey radio, and some guy named Caspar. No one knows who built Midnight Burger or how it works, but when it appears there’s always someone around who could really use a cup of coffee.

Joe and Finlay currently reside in Los Angeles with their cat, Theodore.

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Opening song is “We Got the Poison” by Electric Candles
Podcast production by Dan Vadeboncoeur

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