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  • Summary

  • In this scripted Audible Original, five mentally ill teenagers in an inpatient wilderness program during the apocalypse face not only the end of the world, but also the end of their prescriptions. Now, they have to figure out what’s real and what’s just a side effect, and keep their wits about them as they fight for their lives and their minds. Apocalypse Untreated is a multi-part, post-apocalyptic thriller brought to life with world class sound design, and performance. The story moves between real-time action, audio diaries, and archival therapy sessions as our central characters struggle for survival in a deteriorating world.  

    Apocalypse Untreated is created by Gaby Dunn, an actor, podcaster, LGBTQ activist and New York Times best-selling author and focuses on themes of survival, queer identity, and mental health. Also starring Chanel Ali (Girl Code), Jes Tom (Soojung Dreams of Fiji), Adam Faison (Everything’s Going to Be Ok), and a full cast.  

    [Contains sensitive content]

    This original podcast is 19 episodes, please begin with the episode titled "#AsteriodMemes". 

    ©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC
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Episodes
  • Episode 1: #AsteriodMemes

    Sep 24 2020
    Teenage wild-child Hyacinth “Indy” Lee, freshly freed from probation for a DUI and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, finds her old rich-kid friends are no longer friendly. Meanwhile, her dad employs a last-ditch and VERY intense strategy for curbing her bad behavior. Welcome to your new home, Indy! [Contains sensitive content]
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    21 mins
  • Episode 2: Authenticity Will Be Your Friend

    Sep 24 2020
    Indy is introduced to the austere and bizarre authority figures at her new rehab facility, Holistic Lighthouse. Her brutal intake process reveals the deadly consequence of her alcohol and drug addiction and her shiny, new mental health diagnosis. [Contains sensitive content]
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    6 mins
  • Episode 3: The Fruits Of Our Passions

    Sep 24 2020
    Indy both connects and butts heads with the other teen patients at Holistic Lighthouse. She also flirts with her roommate Dot, a mysterious and cute queer girl with PTSD, who shares her love of literature. The kids and staff argue over the validity of a rumor about an impending natural disaster. [Contains sensitive content]
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    22 mins

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I absolutely loved it.

I listen this production in one go, and I loved every moment of it. Nice story, and wonderfully produced - a treat!

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excellent adventure!

I loved it, well acted and extremely funny. I'll been looking for more of Gaby Dunn's work..
I also liked the messages around dependency on psychoactive drugs and struggles with withdrawal. Good stuff!

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ok but cuts off at the end

it's ok but abruptly ends just as things are getting interesting. A lot of loose ends. Actors were great & the sound effects help build an atmosphere it's just a shame it ended before anything is really figured out

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Woefully incomplete

spent a lot of time building the characters and premise, while not really providing a lot of plot and intrigue. ended so abruptly . it's like taking a couple of uppers , bit by bit, and just when the high is kicking in, only to have a whole bottle of downers shoved down the throat.

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emersive

well written, produced and performed.

Humorous and thought provoking in places.

Hope that the follow-up is done soon as it was left in a good spot to allow the next sequence of events.

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love love love

Thoroughly enjoyed, loved the way mental health disorders were shown in a realistic light . Only thing wrong , I wish there was more!

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just brilliant

clever story fantastically written and well dramatised. Definitely recommend this to pretty much anyone.

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I want more

I really really enjoyed that, please release another season that was honestly great 👍 😁

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Gripping story but short on coclusion

This is a gripping story. Frustrating that each episode is so short and i haven't figured out how to make them just roll on to the next. Very interesting look at how a group of very self obsessed teens have to cope and learn to look out for each other. Ending leaves a lot to your imagination.

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I guess I'm not in the target demographic for this

I finished it but can't say I found it interesting. Just not my thing , sorry

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  • Charles R. Gross
  • 27-09-20

Rated based on young adult type story

This is a really good young adult story series. If you suspend disbelief then you'll love it's characters and message. The other reviewer for this stopped at 4 episodes and said it made fun of the mentally ill people, far from it, it is very accurate and cares about people with metal issues. I would recommend for all young adults. If you are a conservative they do make fun of you a lot, just suck it up as it is a good story overall.

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  • Savannah
  • 26-09-20

Empathetic, Entertaining, & Worth a Listen!

Came for Gaby Dunn, stayed for the engaging and lovable characters, extremely interesting plot, and thoughtful and sensitive portrayal of mental illness. Also, all the voice actors were great! Excellent performances. I'm glad I listened to it, and I would encourage others to do the same. I'm just disappointed there wasn't more. Can't wait for the next installment!

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  • Marc Dunn
  • 30-09-20

Raw Without Filters

Something new and incredible. A story of mental Heath issues told from the perspective of those experiencing the behavior and the medical issues it presents. An exceptional telling of a deeply personal nature. Raw, without filters. It expresses gratitude as well as deep inner insecurities. Unlike anything you’ve ever read or heard. 5 STARS!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

Good start, flat ending

I felt it started off with a really good premise and the acting in the beginning was very good. But after asteroid I felt like the story telling and acting took a hit. The author could’ve done a better job at explaining each characters illness without it becoming so didactic.
I felt like often the story was put on pause to spoon feed me what each illness was along with it’s associated behaviors. In many ways I felt like some of the main characters were rather flat and I definitely felt like I didn’t know much about them at all. I thought it was ok but a lot of the jokes got repetitive and old.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-20

sucks

very stupid gave up half way. free for a very very good reason. did i say it sucked?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-20

Too Many F Bombs

Enjoyable story, especially for just being an Audible member freebie, but there were too many F bombs. I like to listen to Audible on my phone while I’m getting dressed in the morning, but I couldn’t listen to this story bc I have children coming in and out of my room to get things they need to get ready, too. Even a D word or an SH word in place of them would’ve made this story a lot less cringey.

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  • MdotR
  • 04-10-20

Please make a season 2!

I loved this. I listened to it all in one sitting this morning. It was amazing! I loved that this was a more realistic apocalyptic sci-fi. No aliens or zombies. Just real young adults, with real issues surviving in a somewhat believable scenario. I loved the realistic portrayal of people with varying types of mental health issues. That is a rare thing. Not some mainstream media BS.

The script was great. The voice actors did a great job. I would love to learn more specifics about the characters past lives... we only touched on a few. Also want to know what happens to them next. Where will they go? Will they try to find the Chinese people? Will they meet new survivors? Will Indy's dad find her? Find Arlo's family? So many unanswered questions.

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  • Renato F Ingreso
  • 21-05-21

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

this was a great idea but the Fbombs and the far left biased political beliefs being pushed on the reader .

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  • Whitlie Turner
  • 28-07-21

Great Story

The people writing bad reviews because of "Politics" should listen to just more than the first episode. Also, it was accurate... phrases like that are being taken from real life. If you don't like it for those reasons, but are fan of that particular president, I guess maybe take a look at yourself. This is a story about teenagers... and their attitudes are based on that fact. Also, most of you listen to political books... they just align with your beliefs. So stop saying to "keep politics out of it"... you guys are ridiculous. I seriously can't wait for a second season. Make it more political out of spite please. =]

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  • Deanna Anderson
  • 26-10-20

The put downs, stereotypes, political, upsetting

The topic is interesting, I wanted to enjoy it. It is upsetting, that Amazon/Audible force their beliefs down our throats. They can not provide content that let people to be free and open minded. The concept of people facing coming off their meds, and having to deal with their issues and the ones around them.

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