This puzzle is written as the GM’s explanation for how solvers are supposed to solve an escape room, but some letters are starred out. Reading out the starred letters, the message is ESCAPE THIS PODCAST EPISODES ONE TO TWENTY SIX.
This should point solvers to Escape This Podcast - a wonderful podcast where one of the hosts makes a new escape room every episode and brings guests in every two weeks to solve them. Fortunately, each of the rooms also comes with a pdf or word document that explains how to run the room for other people, and each one has a section that looks suspiciously like the puzzle text.
Each paragraph of the puzzle text documents a puzzle from one episode from the first twenty six episodes of Escape This Podcast. Solvers need to find the episode each one is from and then convert from A-Z. This will give the phrase JMCTEAGUE’S LATEST EPISODE.
At time of hunt, Jen McTeague’s latest episode on Escape this Podcast is Dimensional Analysis. One of the handouts from this room is the mentioned “map of the tesseract”. For each puzzle, input in the two rooms in any order on the tesseract map to get another letter. These letters in puzzle order spell ANSWER GET BOGGED DOWN WITH.
|Paragraph 2||Rocket||S1 E10||J||I, D||A|
|Paragraph 3||Obstacle Course||S1 E13||M||I, G||N|
|Paragraph 4||Laser Chair||S1 E3||C||G, C||S|
|Paragraph 5||Colored Blocks||S2 E5||T||B, N||W|
|Paragraph 6||Chimney||S1 E5||E||M, N||E|
|Paragraph 7||Shower||S1 E1||A||K, J||R|
|Paragraph 8||DEMILAC||S1 E7||G||L, J||G|
|Paragraph 9||Hoofprints||S2 E6||U||C, F||E|
|Paragraph 10||Mirror Outside||S1 E5||E||I, O||T|
|Paragraph 11||Cooler Code||S1 E4||S||P, A||B|
|Paragraph 12||Flag -> Phone||S1 E12||L||H, M||O|
|Paragraph 13||Under X||S1 E1||A||D, J||G|
|Paragraph 14||Lock as Key||S2 E5||T||E, N||G|
|Paragraph 15||Heat Atop Bed||S1 E5||E||H, B||E|
|Paragraph 16||Feed the Birds||S2 E4||S||F, A||D|
|Paragraph 17||Treesearch||S2 E5||T||F, L||D|
|Paragraph 18||Brush Hair||S1 E5||E||M, B||O|
|Paragraph 19||Lounge Chair||S2 E1||P||D, O||W|
|Paragraph 20||Move Statue||S1 E9||I||P, O||N|
|Paragraph 21||Black Mamba||S2 E4||S||K, A||W|
|Paragraph 22||IJ Morse||S1 E15||O||L, H||I|
|Paragraph 23||Tim Tams||S1 E4||D||K, G||T|
|Paragraph 24||Take Apart Chair||S1 E5||E||P, C||H|