“Listening In” is a scripted psychological thriller from QCODE starring Rachel Brosnahan (Julia). Writer Julia and her husband just moved to NYC. A glitch with her speaker system makes it start picking up neighbors’ conversations and broadcasting them live into her apartment. Julia listens in to this intriguing distraction and gets voyeuristically involved in her neighbors’ lives that turns into an obsession, and she begins to suffer real-world consequences. Soon, she wonders who she can really trust, and things get dicey in her personal life.
Stream this 8-episode fictional saga from the beginning. QCODE subscribers get access to all episodes at once, which will be released weekly for everyone else. It’s pretty bingeable, with all episodes less than 25 minutes on average. It’s an immersive sound experience, so plug in your favorite headphones before listening.
Julia is juggling her new life in NYC, unpacking, and working on a writing treatment in episode 1 when she starts overhearing conversations. She tells her husband, Noah, and he believes it’s just a product of her overactive imagination, or she’s just hearing them through thin walls.
By episode 2, Julia continues eavesdropping and discovers parts of her own life she currently lacks. She gets a surprise and off-putting visit from Noah’s boss, Henry. Julia begins meeting the neighbors IRL, and she hears a conspiracy theory and sinister plot, possibly involving her husband, so she’s eager to dig into his dealings.
This series is uniquely modern and demonstrates how technology can isolate and also bring people together. We’d recommend this series for fans of fictional podcasts like “Ghostwriter,” “Treat,” and “Last Known Position.”
Rachel is known for starring in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, among other stellar acting roles. She also stars in/executive produces Audible’s podcast “The Miranda Obsession,” based on Miranda Grosvenor’s true story, a lady who seduced Hollywood men via phone in the ’70s and ’80s.
“Listening In” was created, written, and directed by Sabrina Jaglom. The series also stars Manish Dayal, David Aaron Baker, Caroline Aaron, Adeline Rudolph, Bridget Regan, Daniel J Watts, and Dana Melanie.