Podcast Meander

"Podcast Meander" is the semi-fictional travelogue of Dan Leone, a traumatized musician who abruptly left his hometown and started driving west - fleeing from something. The show documents his frantic travels, the people he interviews along the way, and the slow reveal of what he's truly running away from. Featuring all-original music.
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Nov 6, 2017

Options are weighed; conclusions are drawn. 

Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone 

Oct 12, 2017



Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone
With thanks to Dr. David Lisak and Steve LePore
Featuring samples of the unfinished track, “Sly’s Work”, composed by Daniel Leone and Tom MacLean.

(This episode was edited independently of and The Bristlecone Project, then released with their permission. The views expressed within do not necessarily reflect the views of or The Bristlecone Project.)   

Mar 16, 2017

After the difficult revelation at the end of the season finale, Dan winds up speeding down the interstate in a rage-fueled, drunken frenzy. Gabriella intervenes. 

**To experience the full effect of this episode, headphones are highly recommended.**


Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone 

(This episode is 95% fictional.) 

Like what you hear? Visit for information on how you can help support the show. 

Mar 7, 2017

After a series of critical setbacks, Dan decides to suspend all fictional sequences and tell the whole truth of his first year on the road. It's a confessional involving madness, car problems, money problems, anti-authoritarianism, red wine, Vicodin, dental surgeries, a clinical drug trial for an experimental OCD medication, dissociation, mistaken identity, and the discovery of what he's truly been running away from.  

**The online clinical trial resource mentioned in this episode can be found at

This link is being provided for educational/informative purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement; the show's producer is neither encouraging nor discouraging anyone from participating in a clinical trial.**

Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone
Featuring the poem, "Cellar Stairs"  by Hill Holland Sadler
Gratitude to Paul Clough for his interview
With thanks and apologies to Nicole Elizabeth

(This episode is 5% fictional)  

Jan 19, 2017

Dan’s guardian angel attempts to guide him through a sudden, confounding spell of memory loss.

**This episode contains many sequences which are best enjoyed through headphones.**


Dr. Lasana Harris is a psychologist at the University College London. He researches, among other things, a phenomenon known as dehumanization—which is the human tendency to completely ignore the minds of other people. For more information about his work, visit:

Gratitude to Dr. Lasana Harris for his interview.
Drum and percussion samples provided courtesy of Tom Machine; you can find his music at
Additional city sound effects from
Special Thanks to Nicole Panteleakos and Sandra Leone 
Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone

(This episode is 75% fictional.)

Nov 15, 2016

Returning to the podcast after two months of working on the presidential election, Dan scribbles in his journal and encounters a young woman who is in the process of making a very risky decision. 

(This episode is 50% fictional.)

Written and Scored by Daniel Leone
"Welcome to Podcast Meander" by Deann Baker  

Sep 26, 2016

Dan receives a staggeringly confessional phone call from a man who may or may not be Donald Trump. 

(This episode may or may not be 100% Fictional.)

Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone 

Aug 28, 2016

Dan - who identifies as politically liberal - unexpectedly falls in love with the deeply conservative state of Idaho. Hoping to understand his infatuation, he travels to a tremendously remote area of the state to speak with the gun-adoring, government-mistrusting host of the Youtube channel, "The Idahoan Show". 

(This episode is 15% Fictional) 

Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone 
Special Thanks to Nicole Panteleakos 
Much Gratitude to the Friend from Washington 

Check out "The Idahoan Show" on Youtube for gun reviews and engineering experiments:

Jul 28, 2016

In the first Digression, Dan presents an experimental piece of sound design which was composed by chopping up a recording of a panic attack. 

Jun 29, 2016

After successfully escaping Connecticut, Dan realizes that his project is being adversely affected by several nagging phobias. So, he attempts to overcome them. It doesn't go well. 

(This episode is 45% fictional.) 

Featuring Deann Baker as "The Actress from Episode 02" 
Drum and Percussion Samples provided courtesy of Tom Machine. You can find his music here:
Produced and Scored by Daniel Leone 
Special Thanks to Nicole Panteleakos

May 21, 2016

After a montage and a soliloquy, Dan departs.

(This episode is 15% fictional)

Produced and scored by Daniel Leone.