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Off The Record

The Sun Came to Millen: Final Episode

  • S1E9
  • 07:57
  • June 23rd 2021

Join us for the conclusion of The Sun Came to Millen.

It's been a fun journey reimagining this newspaper serial story into podcast format to celebrate the Observer's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Thanks for joining us.

OFF THE RECORD

OFF THE RECORD by the Observer is looking to take our local story-telling above the fold. Thanks for visiting and taking a listen to our first foray into podcasting ... be nice. We print things, tell stories with letters and ink and we still deliver newspapers the way they are meant to.


To start off, we have to take you back to 1996 when the Observer was a fledgling start-up. Elmira resident, Heather Calder contributed a fictional serial story called The Sun Came to Millen that was published weekly over 40 weeks. We've turned those forty weekly installments into an eight-part serial audiobook to enjoy all over again to honour our twenty-five-year milestone. Parker Merlihan, the author's now 19-year-old son, makes his audio-book debut narrating and producing the episodes.

Episode Release Dates:

  • Episode 1 - Parts 1-5 April 28, 2021
  • Episode 2 - Parts 6-10 May 5, 2021
  • Episode 3 - Parts 11-15 May 12, 2021
  • Episode 4 - Parts 16-20 May 19, 2021
  • Episode 5 - Parts 21-25 May 26, 2021
  • Episode 6 - Parts 26-30 June 2, 2021
  • Episode 7 - Parts 31-35 June 9, 2021
  • Episode 8 - Parts 36-40 June 16, 2021
  • Episode 9 - The Finale June 16, 2021