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The Truth

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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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Movies for your ears!

By Caitwilliam - Apr 22 2020
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Very entertaining and clever

High Quality

By Curtis Bay - Feb 07 2020
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Great stories. Great acting. Great sound. Great production.

iTunes Ratings

2934 Ratings
Average Ratings
2434
264
108
69
59

Movies for your ears!

By Caitwilliam - Apr 22 2020
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Very entertaining and clever

High Quality

By Curtis Bay - Feb 07 2020
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Great stories. Great acting. Great sound. Great production.
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The Truth

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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Rank #1: Silvia's Blood

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Based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Upon the Dull Earth," originally published in 1954. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Rebecca Robles, Diana McCorry, Ben Jones, and Al King. Produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell.

Oct 16 2014

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Rank #2: Interruptible

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A taxi driver is working on his anniversary, and gets more than he expected when he picks up a couple in Lower Manhattan. Featuring: Christian Paluck as The Driver, Chet Siegel as Mary, Louis Kornfeld as Frank, and Amy Warren as Morgan. With Ed Herbstman, Melanie Hoopes, Charlotte Rabbe, and Jamie Rivera. Written by The Truth, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Mar 06 2012

17mins

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Rank #3: Movie Mash-Ups

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As we finish up some new stories for the podcast, here's a selection of three short pieces from the archives. These pieces are a little different than the stories we normally present on The Truth. They were all made by taking different characters from different movies or tv shows, and editing them together so it sounds like they're talking to one another. Included in this podcast: Terminally Blonde (2003), Sopranos in the West Wing (2004), and Buster and Spongebob in Love (2005).

Feb 22 2012

8mins

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Rank #4: Where Have You Been?

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Everyone thought you were missing, maybe even dead. And now you’re back.

Performed by Ed Herbstman, Ben Jones, Christian Paluck, Chet Siegel, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Asher Herbstman. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Also on this episode, a segment about the making of the Radiotopia logo from the Song Exploder podcast.

Nov 17 2015

11mins

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Rank #5: Double Feature of Darkness

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Down in the dusty crypt of The Truth, we uncover the remains of two haunting stories. In the first, a mother's most precious possession is discovered. In the second, a blood ritual conjures up angels...

“Don’t Touch a Thing” was written by Louis Kornfeld, and performed by Amy Warren, Armando Diaz, Jackie Hoffman, Louis Kornfeld, and Noel Dineen

“Silvia’s Blood” was adapted and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, based on the short story “Upon the Dull Earth” by Philip K. Dick. It was performed by Andy Moskowitz, Rebecca Robles, Diana McCorry, Ben Jones, and Al King.

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Oct 24 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Possessive

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Eve, Jay, and Michael used to be close friends until life moved them in different directions. They are brought together by the death of an old friend Lilia, who reaches out from beyond the grave to meddle in their relationship.

Written by Tim Platt

Performed by Rebecca Robles, Elana Fishbein, Margaret Burrus, Tim Platt, Susan Jacks, and Peter Mills-Weiss

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Nov 22 2019

20mins

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Rank #7: They're Made Out of Meat

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Terry Bisson's classic short story "They're Made Out of Meat" originally appeared in Omni Magazine in 1991, and our audio version was produced for WNYC's Studio 360 in November 2011. We've re-mixed the story especially for this podcast, and it's followed by an interview with Bisson himself. The story was performed by Russ Armstrong & Miriam Tolan, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Mar 20 2012

17mins

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Rank #8: The Body Genius, Part 1

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Evan is the most sought after personal trainer in Hollywood. His brain has always been good at bodies. But can it solve a murder?

Performed by Chris Cafero, Eli James, Joanna Bradley, Stefan Schuette, Jeremey Bent, Connor Ratliff, Margaret Burrus, Keith Rubin, Jack Frederick, Davy Gardner, Liz Leimkuhler, and Becca Schall.

Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producer is Davy Gardner.

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Apr 04 2019

29mins

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Rank #9: That's Democracy

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A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney, Russ Armstrong, Alexis Lambright, Fiona Bradford, Teddy Shivers, Oscar Montoya, and Ben Jones. Written by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Aug 20 2014

12mins

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Rank #10: Passenger List

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Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, has tasked herself with uncovering what really happened to the plane’s 256 passengers.

For this special episode, we present the first episode of Passenger List, a mystery thriller from PRX’s Radiotopia.

Listen to the full series at https://passengerlist.org

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Dec 27 2019

35mins

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Rank #11: Justice Battalion

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How far is too far in the fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way? This episode asks some serious questions by taking the form of a Saturday morning cartoon.

Written by Casper Kelly, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Jake Hart, Marc Thompson, Erica Schroeder, Billy Bob Thompson, and Graham Rowat.

Apr 19 2018

29mins

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Rank #12: Under the Influence

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Rory, an influencer with over 2 million followers, discovers she has the incredible ability to rewrite history through social media. But what does having 2 million followers really mean if you have nothing to say?

Written by Sam Reece

Performed by Erica Hernandez, Ariel Gitlin, Chris Cafero, Jeremy Bent, Thomas Whittington, and Davy Gardner

This episode contains strong language.

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Nov 07 2019

25mins

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Rank #13: Man V. Nature

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Three men are stranded in a lifeboat. Adapted from a short story by Diane Cook, our adaptation is by Diana McCorry. Performed by David Pasquesi, Ed Herbstman, and Mark Gessner. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. "Man V. Nature" is from the collection of the same name, copyright 2014 by Diane Cook, used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Mar 10 2016

25mins

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Rank #14: Influencers part 1

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Imagine a near future where media influencers are sent to an internment camp. This episode was made in collaboration with Benjamen Walker, and part 2 is available now on his podcast Theory of Everything. Featuring Michael Delisle, Ann Carr, T.J. Mannix, Michael Cullen, Chris McKinney, Will Quinn, Becca Schall, Louis Kornfeld, Chris Kipiniak, and Kerry Kastin. Written by Benjamen Walker, with help from Louis Kornfeld. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Part two can be heard on Theory of Everything. This is our contribution to Radiotopia's Doing Time series, to mark the arrival of the new Radiotopia podcast Earhustle.

Jun 28 2017

13mins

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Rank #15: Three Seconds to Nowhere

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If you want to get from point A to point B, teleportation sounds like a good idea. But if you ever get the opportunity, just take a cab. Learn what happened to teleportation’s First Man.

Written by Louis Kornfeld

Performed by Peter McNerney, Hannah Chase, Nick Kanellis, Mary McDonnell, Leonard Lyzner, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Kipiniak, Davy Gardner, Adelaide Kipiniak, and Evan Barden.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

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Dec 12 2019

22mins

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Rank #16: The Devil You Know

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A collection of horror stories that take place in the world of electoral politics. This one-hour special was produced in 2012 for broadcast on public radio, and made possible by the generous support of the Public Radio Exchange (prx.org) and SoundCloud.com, with editorial support provided by American Public Media. 

Oct 24 2013

53mins

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Rank #17: Starburst

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Where's your costume? Dressing up is the best part of these things! Performed by Matt Antonucci and Angela DeManti, with Kerry Kastin, Alejandro Kolleeny, and Louis Kornfeld. Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Oct 22 2015

11mins

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Rank #18: Brain Chemistry

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A cryogenically-frozen man is revived in the future, to a world that is not quite what he expected.

Written by Eric Molinsky, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Scott Adsit, Amy Warren, and Ed Herbstman, with Anna Neu, Billy Griffin, Alexis Lambright, Louis Kornfeld, Elana Fishbein, Joanna Hausmann, and Kerry Kastin.

Sep 27 2017

23mins

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Rank #19: Naughty or Nice

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An elf named Spark has just been promoted to the "Naughty or Nice" division of Santa's workshop. But when he finds out how Santa determines if you've been bad or good, he makes it his mission to change the system. Written by Jonathan Mitchell and Seth Lind, originally produced for NPR's All Things Considered in 2014.

Dec 07 2016

17mins

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Rank #20: The Cavern

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After her husband goes missing while on a tour of Ellsworth Caverns, a woman seeks to uncover the secret of the caves.

Written by Luke Burns.

Performed by Ann Carr, Rebecca Robles, Max Brand, Ed Herbstman, Danielle Delgado, Louis Kornfeld, Jonathan Nail, Thomas Whittington, Daniel Hubbard, and Rick Andrews.

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Jan 31 2019

26mins

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The Fraud

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When an artificial intelligence grad student becomes a finalist for a big robotics award, her empathic AI robot starts calling her a fraud, and she must figure out how to overcome its nasty, counterproductive feedback.

Written by Kristy Lopez-Bernal.

Performed by Erica Hernandez, Yoni Lotan, Erin Harland, Amy Warren, Josh Perilo, Ed Herbstman, Bob Raymonda, Margaret Burrus, Katie Hartman, and Nathan Min.

Content warning: This episode contains depictions of anxiety and panic attacks.

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May 21 2020

26mins

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LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

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The Truth was live at On Air Fest in March 2020, with a performance of “The Hilly Earth Society” followed by a Q&A with writer Louis Kornfeld, actor Michael Cullen, and producer Jonathan Mitchell.

Written by Louis Kornfeld.

Performed live by Michael Cullen.

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May 07 2020

37mins

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Clustr

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A new app allows you to earn real money just by participating in social events. But what the events are—and who shows up—makes it difficult to know what’s real, and what’s just another gig in the gig economy.

Written by Sarah Shachat.

Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rick Andrews, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Woody Fu, Mary McDonnell, Zach Valenti, T.J. Mannix, and Promises improv troupe.

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Apr 09 2020

19mins

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The Wedding Objector

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A woman paid to ruin weddings decides instead to help a groom salvage his… and finds love along the way.

Written by Mary McDonnell.

Performed by Bianca Casusol, David Ebert, Thomas Whittington, Lila Newman, Juan Nicolón, Erin Bartley, Alli Brown, Mary McDonnell, Blanche Ames, Davy Gardner, Johnna Scrabis, Brandon Zelman, Elijah Crocker, Daniel Lempert, Jake Cornell, Casey McCormick, Amir Khan, Allison Kilkenny, Danielle Grace, and Promises improv troupe.

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Mar 26 2020

30mins

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Chester

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When Kyra gets Beth an “enhanced emotional support” dog to help her get over her recent funk, the gift goes over a little too well.

Written by Timothy Michael Cooper

Performed by Tanyika Carey, Ellen Winter, and Fred Newman.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language and adult situations.

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Mar 12 2020

22mins

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Lucky Penny

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A son tries to make contact with his dad deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish.

Written and performed by David Deblinger.

With Maggie Burke, Tomoko Miyagi, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Louis Kornfeld, and David Aaron Baker.

Music by Fred Johnson.

This episode is based on a stage production originally created at Labyrinth Theater Company, directed and developed by Ben Snyder.

This episode is part of a network-wide project to welcome Over the Road, Radiotopia’s newest show, into the family.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language.

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Feb 27 2020

28mins

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The Choice

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After three friends make a mysterious yet simple choice, they must make sense of the inconceivable results.

Written by Davy Gardner

Performed by Erin Harland, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Cafero, Louis Kornfeld, and Nikki Thomas.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language.

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Feb 13 2020

25mins

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Robocalls

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Eddie Doyle is being targeted by bots that are getting smarter all the time.

Written by Louis Kornfeld

Performed by Tom Ligon, Amy Warren, Louis Kornfeld, Tanyika Carey, Rebecca Robles, Rich Armstead, Jon Cook, Dmitry Shein, Timothy Cooper, Davy Gardner, Jamie Rivera, Sarah Shachat, and Nikki Thomas.

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Jan 30 2020

27mins

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Museum of You

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It’s difficult to convey who you are in a two-dimensional dating profile. So a brand new dating service brings you into the third dimension, allowing you to create a museum all about yourself.

Written by Davy Gardner

Performed by Ann Carr and Nicholas Richardson. With Johnna Scrabis, and Adelaide Kipiniak.

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Jan 16 2020

25mins

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Passenger List

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Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, has tasked herself with uncovering what really happened to the plane’s 256 passengers.

For this special episode, we present the first episode of Passenger List, a mystery thriller from PRX’s Radiotopia.

Listen to the full series at https://passengerlist.org

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Dec 27 2019

35mins

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Three Seconds to Nowhere

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If you want to get from point A to point B, teleportation sounds like a good idea. But if you ever get the opportunity, just take a cab. Learn what happened to teleportation’s First Man.

Written by Louis Kornfeld

Performed by Peter McNerney, Hannah Chase, Nick Kanellis, Mary McDonnell, Leonard Lyzner, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Kipiniak, Davy Gardner, Adelaide Kipiniak, and Evan Barden.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

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Dec 12 2019

22mins

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Meet Cara

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Get to know our associate producer Cara Ehlenfeldt, and hear outtakes from the past year of The Truth.

Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

Dec 02 2019

15mins

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Possessive

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Eve, Jay, and Michael used to be close friends until life moved them in different directions. They are brought together by the death of an old friend Lilia, who reaches out from beyond the grave to meddle in their relationship.

Written by Tim Platt

Performed by Rebecca Robles, Elana Fishbein, Margaret Burrus, Tim Platt, Susan Jacks, and Peter Mills-Weiss

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Nov 22 2019

20mins

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Under the Influence

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Rory, an influencer with over 2 million followers, discovers she has the incredible ability to rewrite history through social media. But what does having 2 million followers really mean if you have nothing to say?

Written by Sam Reece

Performed by Erica Hernandez, Ariel Gitlin, Chris Cafero, Jeremy Bent, Thomas Whittington, and Davy Gardner

This episode contains strong language.

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Nov 07 2019

25mins

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Double Feature of Darkness

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Down in the dusty crypt of The Truth, we uncover the remains of two haunting stories. In the first, a mother's most precious possession is discovered. In the second, a blood ritual conjures up angels...

“Don’t Touch a Thing” was written by Louis Kornfeld, and performed by Amy Warren, Armando Diaz, Jackie Hoffman, Louis Kornfeld, and Noel Dineen

“Silvia’s Blood” was adapted and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, based on the short story “Upon the Dull Earth” by Philip K. Dick. It was performed by Andy Moskowitz, Rebecca Robles, Diana McCorry, Ben Jones, and Al King.

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Oct 24 2019

32mins

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Self-Made Man

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The mysterious founder and CEO of a tech company is about to tell the world the secret of his latest product… and his past.

Written by Luke Burns

Performed by Richie Moriarty, Josh Perilo, Jon Cook, Daniel Hubbard, Frankie Johnson, Louis Kornfeld, Mary McDonnell, Jesse VandenBergh, Anthony Franqui, Dennis Pacheco, Mac Rogers, Amy Warren, Thomas Whittington, Elana Fishbein, Chris Thompson, and Bodywork Improv Ensemble

This episode contains strong language and violence.

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Oct 10 2019

26mins

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Your Ears Are Burning

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Tony's always had a hard time reading the room. But then a mysterious man tells him about a podcast that plays back everything people say about you when you're not there.

Written by Mac Rogers

Performed by Doug Moe, Dennis Pacheco, Louis Kornfeld, Alana Bowers, Marisa Brau, Amy Warren, Ed Herbstman, Blanche Ames, Becca Schall, Elana Fishbein, and Emily Marinoff

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Sep 26 2019

26mins

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Poofed

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After helping a woman on a subway platform, a busker discovers that her ukulele has a strange power.

Written by Rachel Wenitsky

Performed by Rachel Wenitsky, Tallie Medel, Jeremy Bent, Bianca Casusol, Michael Delisle, Naomi Lorrain, Kyle Gordon, Jimmy O’Connell, Woody Fu, Kerry Kastin, Louis Kornfeld, Brian Morabito, Tim Platt, Andrew Roberts, Mac Rogers, Cara Ehlenfeldt, and Emily Marinoff.

This episode includes explicit language and deals with sexual harassment.

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Sep 12 2019

19mins

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BONUS: The Fitzroy Diaries

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A woman walks, baby strapped to her chest, through the streets of Fitzroy and Carlton. As she walks, she notices the way the skyline edges upward, nudged by the cranes of developers. And she notices the history of this place, ever-present, despite those cranes.

For this special episode, we present the first two episodes of The Fitzroy Diaries, and eight-episode series produced by the Australian Broadcast Corporation.

Fitzroy Diaries was created and written by Lorin Clarke, edited by Sophie Townsend, and sound designed by Mark Don.

The Fitzroy Diaries

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Aug 08 2019

31mins

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Hush Little Baby

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Joanna thought she was prepared for her new baby. But the baby has plans of her own.

Written by Marina Tempelsman

Performed by Ann Carr, Erica Schroeder, David Ebert, Katie Hartman, Louis Kornfeld, Leslie Meisel, Erica Hernandez, Ariel Gitlin, Boris Khaykin, and Tallie Medel.

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Jul 25 2019

24mins

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iTunes Ratings

2934 Ratings
Average Ratings
2434
264
108
69
59

Movies for your ears!

By Caitwilliam - Apr 22 2020
Read more
Very entertaining and clever

High Quality

By Curtis Bay - Feb 07 2020
Read more
Great stories. Great acting. Great sound. Great production.