Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist—the adventure is just beginning.

Steal the Stars is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: they’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.

Start listening to the new dramatic podcast from Mac Rogers, award-winning writer of The Message and LifeAfter. You don’t want to miss this 14-episode noir science fiction thriller, voiced by a full cast of experienced film, theater, and voice actors.


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Episode Fourteen: As Fierce, As Colossal, As All-Consuming

In an epic final showdown in the Texas desert – as Sierra closes in from all sides – Dak and Matt finally learn the truth about Moss.

Episode Thirteen: Matt-25

Dak and Matt hide out for the night with Matt’s ex-girlfriend Teresa, leading Dak to an unexpected moment of connection…and another unexpected moment that threatens to ruin everything.

Episode Twelve: All That Sky

Dak and Matt are finally on the road with their extraterrestrial contraband, but Sierra is hot on their heels. They’re finally forced to take refuge in the last place Dak wants to go.

Episode Eleven: Checkpoints

Getting Moss’s body out of Hangar 11 is one thing. Getting it out of Quill Marine is quite another. And there’s a lot of checkpoints – and angry people – standing between Dak & Mat and freedom.

Episode Ten: Protocol

By the end of this day, Dak and Matt will either be dead…or they’ll have just pulled off the most incredible heist of all time.

Episode Nine: The Real Stuff

Dak has to take two vitally important meetings today, with two of the most powerful men in Washington, DC. And they have to go perfectly: her fate and Matt’s hang in the balance.

Episode Eight: The Walls of the Maze

Dak has a whole new plan to be with Matt now, a far more dangerous one. One which will carry her across the country to start putting the pieces in place for a perfect getaway.

Episode Seven: Altered Voices

As Lloyd reveals startling new details about the origin of Object E, Dak and Matt’s plan is hit with one brutal setback after another.

Episode Six: 900 Microns

As Dak and Matt put their dangerous plan into effect—which involves stealing highly classified footage and meeting in secret with a reporter—Quill Marine gets some devastating news from Sierra.

Episode Five: Lifers

After Dak and Patty have to carry out the worst part of their job, Dak’s romance with Matt reaches another level. With no legal way to be together, they decide on a desperate plan.

Episode Four: Power Through

Today, Trip Haydon—the head of Sierra and the man who holds all their fates in his hand—is visiting Quill Marine. It’s the ultimate test of Dak’s leadership. There’s no margin for even one mistake.

Episode Three: Turndown Service

When they find out the man who runs Sierra is paying them a surprise visit, Dak and Matt have to carry out a hazardous test that will either bring them closer together or kill them.

Episode Two: Three Dogs

As Dak and Matt try to extinguish their forbidden relationship before it starts, we meet Lloyd, a brilliant xenobiologist who’s about to risk his life in a dangerous encounter with the Harp.

Episode One: Warm Bodies

Dakota Prentiss runs security at the secretive Quill Marine compound, run by private defense conglomerate Sierra. Today she’s breaking in a new security staffer, Matt Salem. Which means Matt has to pass a crucial test: how he reacts to the secret at the heart of Quill Marine.

Teaser Trailer

3 Rules of Fighting

Meet Dakota “Dak” Prentiss, who guards the biggest secret in the world. Even from the residents of the town she lives in, sometimes to their great annoyance. It’s a good thing Dak knows how to defend herself.

Say Hi to Moss

Is that…a seven foot gray alien? Yup. Say hi to Moss.

You Can’t Go Home

What kind of person is chosen to guard a secret as big as Moss? The kind that can’t go home again.

MAC ROGERS (Author) is an award-winning audio dramatist and playwright. His audio/podcasts dramas The Message and LifeAfter have been downloaded over eight million times. His stageplays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs, God of Obsidian, Ligature Marks, Asymmetric, Viral, Universal Robots, Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean Williams and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). He has earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, io9, Fangoria,, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, and many others.

JORDANA WILLIAMS (Director) has directed many of Mac Rogers’ plays, including The Honeycomb Trilogy (NY Times and Time Out NY Critics’ Picks, The Guardian’s Top Ten NY Theatre of 2015), God of Obsidian, Universal Robots, Asymmetric (Time Out NY Critics’ Pick), Ligature Marks, Frankenstein Upstairs (NY Magazine Approval Matrix: “Highbrow/Brilliant”), Viral (FringeNYC Outstanding Production of a Play), Hail Satan, and three seasons with the Vampire Cowboys’ genre-bending Saturday Night Saloon. Other favorite directing credits include Kill Shakespeare at HERE and NY Comic Con and The Particulars with The Bridge Theatre Company. Ms. Williams is also the lyricist of the musicals Fleet Week (Outstanding Musical, FringeNYC), Air Guitar, and The First Annual St. Ignatius Chanukah Pageant. Member, Indie Theater Hall of Fame. Co-Artistic Director, Gideon Productions.

BART FASBENDER (Sound Designer / Engineer) For many years, Bart Fasbender has designed sound and composed for theater, film, dance and radio; this is his first foray into the captivating world of sound for podcast. So happy and proud to be working with this ridiculously talented group.

GIDEON MEDIA proudly builds on the acclaimed, award-winning theatrical tradition of Gideon Productions in creating complex, riveting genre entertainment. Gideon Media meticulously crafts new audio worlds in which listeners can lose themselves, centered on heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding tales of science fiction and horror.

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