An audio magazine featuring voices, stories and sounds from the creative community.
What is this?
Welcome to the home of the award winning anthology podcast Low Orbit, created and produced by Josh Mattison. Low Orbit is a highly produced audio magazine, which means it’s kind of like a print magazine you put in your ears.
We produce and feature lots of different kinds of things here: documentary stories, radio style stories, memoir, fiction and non-fiction pieces, poetry, music, comedy, even the odd avant-garde soundscape from time to time. We want to provide a showcase for talented people to reach an new audience and a compelling show full of surprises for that audience.
So feel free to poke around at our archive of 50+ episodes while you’re here or just subscribe to Low Orbit into the podcast app of your choice.
Time-Travel Through the Pandemic With Low Orbit‘s Blackout: Time Passes (Westword 2021)
Josh Mattison’s Low Orbit podcast has been a favorite in town for years. The show won a Best of Denver award in 2017, not long after we profiled Mattison himself on the project and his work. Low Orbit tends to take on some of the most interesting audio projects in the Denver literary scene. Case in point: playwright Ellen K. Graham’s COVID-journal narrative Blackout: Time Passes.
Psst… 13 Denver Area Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (The Denver Ear 2020)
This award-winning podcast is more like an “audio-magazine” than a podcast, featuring the stories and music of local Denverites. Completely community-driven, the hosts look for stories, music, poetry, fiction pieces, comedy, odd soundscapes and more to feature. This wonderfully weird podcast has 40+ episodes banked, so if you’re looking for something to binge while you’re stuck at home, this one’s for you!
Podcast Profiles: Josh Mattison of Denver Orbit (Westword 2017)
A wide-reaching compendium of local musicians, comedians, storytellers, and other artsy types, the Denver Orbit podcast offers listeners a wide-ranging audio sampling of Denver’s thriving arts community, carefully curated by producer Josh Mattison, who co-hosts the show with his friend Ryan Connell. Mattison, a multi-hyphenate local creative who also co-hosts and produces the nostalgia-challenging film podcast The Revisitors and runs design and layout at Birdy magazine, wanted to put a spotlight on the work of his talented peers, so he opened the doors to anyone interested in contributing their songs, stories, jokes, or any other audio segments to the show.
Best podcast in Denver (Westword 2017)
Denver’s arts community is nothing if not eclectic, and Denver Orbit perfectly reflects the variety of creators who call the Mile High City home. Co-hosts Ryan Connell and Josh Mattison (who also acts as producer) are legitimate tastemakers, and their interests range far and wide, as indicated by the lineup of one recent episode: “Consent Means What Now?,” a story by Amanda EK, “Hey Man,” a song by Chella and the Charm, and “Defining Forward Momentum,” a poem by Alessandra Ragusin. The programs consistently introduce listeners to the sort of folks who make Denver a richer and more vibrant place to live.
9 Essential Denver Podcasts You Should Be Listening To. (303 Magazine 2019)
Denver Orbit is an award-winning podcast self-described as an “audio magazine.” Featuring the stories and music of local Denverites, this community-driven podcast always looks for stories, music, poetry and more. Don’t be thrown off by the automated voice that starts out each episode — there are real people telling stories after that initial intro. If you’re looking for a local, story-driven podcast for your commute, check them out.
“A Better Life?” plus five more great Colorado podcasts you should be listening to (The Denver Post 2020)
While producers describe Low Orbit (formerly Denver Orbit) as an audio magazine, we’re comfortable calling it a podcast, given its format and the range of issues it visits. Unlike most podcasts, it features documentary stories, radio plays, memoirs, music, comedy and poetry in its celebration of the local arts and culture scene.