This is a science fiction podcast about conspiracy, robots, and getting along with your coworkers. 

Nicola Wanless
Co-Producer, Writer, Web Design

Nicola Wanless is a Vancouver based writer, and holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. The Rest is Electric is the result of a script that they developed in late 2018 as a final project in UBC’s writing for new media class. Previous credits include, Signal (Globe Theatre), Submerged (Brave New Playrites), Dynamis Lost (Calgary Fringe Festival) and Haunted FM (Calgary Fringe Festival).

Michael Wanless
Co-Producer, Sound Designer and Engineer, Season 1 Director

Michael is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada from the Production, Design, and Technical Arts program. They have worked professionally as a sound designer since 2013, including the 2013/2014 season with Third Street Theatre in Calgary. The Rest Is Electric is their first foray into the world of podcast and non-theatre sound design, and they are very grateful to have the opportunity to explore this medium. They have also worked in live sound mixing for over a decade, with experience working in large concert venues and outdoor festivals. Their interests are wide ranging, but of particular interest to them are queer stories as well as other marginalized and under-served communities.

They can be reached at, and their sound portfolio can be found here

Wei Qing Tan
Production Manager, Stage Manager

Wei Qing Tan is a student of the Production Design and Technical Arts program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Prior to NTS, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and stage managed productions in Fredericton, New Brunswick with companies such as Solo Chicken Productions and Theatre New Brunswick’s Theatre School. She assists the TRIE team with stage and production management work (and sometimes serves as their one-person hype team). She’s grateful for the opportunity to work on such an exciting project.

Alyssa Bradac
Season 2 Director

Alyssa Bradac is originally from Southern California and has lived and worked in Canada for the last decade. A graduate of the University of Calgary's MFA Directing program, Alyssa has worked professionally as an actor, director, and arts educator for the last 20 years. She has worked throughout the United States, Canada, and even the Czech Republic. Favorite projects include The Three Musketeers with Project X, Twelfth Night with Shakespeare Orange County, and Medea with Chromatic Theatre. She is also the creator of YOUth Riot, a playrighting program for Queer youth. The Rest is Electric is Alyssa's first foray into recording a podcast, and she dearly loves the TRIE team. Alyssa lives in Calgary with her wife and 3 cats. 

Alyssa can be reached at or @adbradac on twitter

Julia Gascoine
Graphic Design

Julia Gascoine is a visual development artist and a graduate of the Visual Communications Design department at Alberta University of the Arts. She works freelance on a variety of projects, specialising in animation, and she's always thrilled to be supporting fantastic stories at any opportunity. Currently she is based in Vancouver, working as a VFX coordinator.

Her work can be seen online at Instagram: @julia.gascoine
Or her portfolio site:

Sierra Warrick
Season 2 Writing Consultant

Sierra Warrick was born and raised in Oakland, California, on the unceded Lisjan (Ohlone) territory of Huchiun. She is a writer of fiction and poetry, California dreamscapes, and anti-suicide notes, whose work has been recognized in the shortlist for Room's 2017 Poetry Contest, in the longlist for The Master's Review 2021 Short Story Award for New Writers, and in Meridian where she was published as a finalist for the 2019 Editor's Prize. A graduate of the University of British Columbia's BFA Creative Writing Program, she is currently working as an educator with youth across North America and back home in Oakland. She is also Nicola Wanless's #1 fan.

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