WHAT IS FAUSTIAN NONSENSE?
Faustian Nonsense is an indie entertainment network and a commune of creators specializing in fiction podcasts. FN staff includes writers, audio engineers, sound designers, artists, musicians, voice actors, and more.
The name 'Faustian Nonsense' references the concept of a Faustian bargain, or a deal made with the devil, typically at the cost of one's immortal soul. Our founders met and bonded over the absurdity of contract law, creative industries, and how the current intersection of both badly hurts creators hoping to take their creations to market.
Naturally, that has led to concern about the ethical standing of our company and the media we produce. For all anyone knows, we're cavorting with unsavory characters, stealing candy from babies, and twirling the ends of our waxed pencil mustaches.
And for the most part, we are! But we also make podcasts.
WHO WE ARE TO CREATORS
When we're not living our evil aesthetic clichés to their fullest, Faustian Nonsense is a community of creators. While our current focus is on podcasts, our expertise runs the gamut from writing and editing, to voice acting and sound design, to music, to visual art. Creators who join the network share in one another's expertise, and in one another's success. We love nothing more than to help you make your dream project a reality!
WHO WE ARE TO PODCAST LISTENERS
Faustian Nonsense aims to bring listeners only the most grandiose, soul-selling-tempting pieces of media. All the media published through FN is made by passionate creators with the support of all our experts, so you can rest assured that anything you choose to listen to will be truly spectacular. We also endeavor to keep sensitivity, diversity, and vast scores of representation a part of any program you listen to.
Further, you can trust that we're doing right by the creators that sign on with us. There's little worse than finding out your favorite piece of media is owned and controlled by a company that treats its creators poorly.
HOW WE GOT HERE
When recovering attorneys Amie and Jaci first met, they immediately bonded over their love of Faustian contract law. Before long, they were making a podcast together, horror comedy JACK OF ALL TRADES. Little did they know this was the start of something much bigger: the Faustian Nonsense entertainment network.
In December of 2020, Jaci and Amie quit their day jobs to focus on FN full time. It didn’t take long for other podcasts to join up, and with those podcasts, a slew of passionate creators. They share Amie and Jaci’s love of collaboration, and their hope that it’s possible for creators to make a sustainable living from their creations.
So yes, we're here to steal your soul, eat all the food in your fridge, and leave strange offerings of teeth with no discernible origin. And sure, we twirl our mustaches menacingly, and we've practiced our evil laughs in the mirror for hours. We also started as a small group of friends with passion for indie content. We do it all for the sake of creating an ethical, thriving, hub of creativity and creators.
MEET THE TEAM
Crowdfunding and Original Productions
Jaci Seelagy oversees most of FN's original productions and crowdfunding initiatives, as well as contributing as a writer, voice actor, and occasional dialogue editor. Jaci's meandering career path in criminal law, forensic science, and education finds its way into the stories she creates in often bizarre ways, but she's found her true passion in enabling fellow creators in realizing their visions.
Tony DiCaro-Smith is the Faustian Nonsense Marketing Director, a designer of graphics, and hopes to one day be the audio fiction crowdfunding expert. Marketing for audio-exclusive medium has been a challenge, but he firmly believes that audio dramas can have a strong sense of branding and community.