Episode 12: They could not hold me long

Season 2 | Episode 12
28m | Dec 1, 2023

Auryn brings good news, and UYUT shows his hand.

CHAIKA is a multi award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama of loss, isolation and hope, about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic future. Season 2 releases fortnightly October 2023 - January 2024.

Want more Chaika? Check out our bonus series Chaika: Dust Storm, available on Patreon and as a one-time purchase. This micro fiction series bridges seasons 1 and 2. For more information, please check out our Patreon or

***CONTENT WARNING** Please note that Chaika is created for an adult audience and features depictions of emotional distress. This episode features scenes depicting imprisonment and non-violent interrogation.

Chaika is written, produced, directed and narrated by Karin Heimdahl (she/her)


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Chaika's award-winning theme is by Chris Gregory, please check out his audio fiction anthology podcast, Alternative Stories and Fake Realities and sci-fi show The Dex Legacy


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Additional music:

Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod



Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod



Dark Times by Kevin MacLeod



Sound effects are either created by us, contributed by the amazing Maddy Searle, or from

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