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The Truth

Rank #11 in Performing Arts category

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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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2194 Ratings
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Love This!

By Lilyredbaa1 - Jan 01 2019
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One of my favorite podcasts. Thank you!

Enjoyable fictional tales

By Max Laz - Dec 14 2018
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This show is a fun and entertaining escape!

iTunes Ratings

2194 Ratings
Average Ratings
1834
185
78
51
46

Love This!

By Lilyredbaa1 - Jan 01 2019
Read more

One of my favorite podcasts. Thank you!

Enjoyable fictional tales

By Max Laz - Dec 14 2018
Read more

This show is a fun and entertaining escape!

Cover image of The Truth

The Truth

Rank #11 in Performing Arts category

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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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of The Truth

Rank #1: Influencers part 1

Jun 28 2017
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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.    

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Rank #2: Where Have You Been?

Nov 17 2015
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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.

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Rank #3: Wonderworld, U.S.A.

Jul 12 2018
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Explore Wonderworld, U.S.A., where the fun and the mental are fundamental! Featuring stories by Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Louis Kornfeld, Lila Newman, and Davy Gardner.

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Rank #4: Man V. Nature

Mar 10 2016
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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.

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Rank #5: Sleep Some More

Sep 07 2016
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Dan's college roommate won't stop talking. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah Chase. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Rank #6: The Man in the Barn

May 12 2016
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A mysterious man appears in the barn of an elderly Irish couple. This story was commissioned by RTE's Drama on One, and recorded in Kilfinane, County Limerick, Ireland. Performed by Sarah Reynolds, Joe Mullins, Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, and Louis Kornfeld. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, with the assistance of Diarmuid McIntyre and Grey Heron Media. Special thanks to Kevin Brew of RTE, and Noreen Quish.

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Rank #7: Silvia's Blood

Oct 16 2014
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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.

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Rank #8: Movie Mash-Ups

Feb 22 2012
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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).

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Rank #9: Visible & Drive Straight Ahead

Feb 11 2016
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Two stories: A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App, and a personal GPS gets really personal. With performances by Russell G. Jones, Ann Carr, Rachel Hamilton, and Kerry Kastin, and writing by Louis Kornfled & Diana McCorry, and Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime.

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Rank #10: Interruptible

Mar 06 2012
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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.

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Rank #11: Troll

Nov 22 2017
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Everything would be fine if everyone would just listen. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Abby Royle, Kyle Gordon, Ashlie Atkinson, and Jennete Cronk. With Jaymes Jorsling, Kerry Kastin, Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Lila Newman, Louis Kornfeld, and Matt Shafeek.

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Rank #12: The Hilly Earth Society

Mar 22 2018
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Some people are just too interesting to be left alone. Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Michael Cullen. This episode was sponsored in part by: Burrow (Use the promo code THETRUTH to get $50 off your order); and HelloFresh (Use the promo code TRUTH30 to get $30 off your order).

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Rank #13: Starburst

Oct 22 2015
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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.

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Rank #14: That's Democracy

Aug 20 2014
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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.

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Rank #15: The Runaways

Apr 04 2018
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A couple tries to make a break, without the future getting in their way. Performed by Chris Henry Coffey and Jenny Mudge Written by Chris Kipiniak Produced by Jonathan Mitchell This episode was sponsored in part by: Burrow (Use the promo code THETRUTH to get $50 off your order); and HelloFresh (Use the promo code TRUTH30 to get $30 off your order).

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Rank #16: The Off Season, Part 3

Oct 16 2018
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“Young Man, You're Doing Fine” Erica interviews Bruce. Is she getting to the truth of his story? Or just helping a serial abuser get back on television? A four-part limited series from The Truth. Starring Peter Grosz and Erica Hernandez. Written by Marina & Nicco. Follow us on Instagram @TheTruthFiction and on Twitter @TheTruthFiction

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Rank #17: They're Made Out of Meat

Mar 20 2012
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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.

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Rank #18: Enjoy the Suffering

Sep 10 2015
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Greetings, souls of the damned! This story is about a young woman who always looked up to her older sister, until they found themselves in Hell. Performed by Bianca Casusol, Kate Emswiler, Louis Kornfeld, Jake Hart, Blanche Ames, Jimmy O’Connell, and Kerry Kastin. With special musical guest Christian Colabelli. Written by Alejandro Kolleeny, with Louis Kornfeld and Jonathan Mitchell. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Rank #19: The Devil You Know

Oct 24 2013
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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. 

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Rank #20: Dark Matter

Jul 16 2015
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No one knows what it is, or why we can't see it. All we know is that without it, the universe would fall apart. Performed by Kevin Corrigan, Chet Siegel, Ed Herbstman, Dennis Pacheco, Alexis Lambright, Rob Webber, and Anna Sale. Written by Diana McCorry, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Inspired by listener Christopher Tunnell.

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Rank #1: Influencers part 1

Podcast cover
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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
13 mins
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Rank #2: 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
11 mins
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Rank #3: Wonderworld, U.S.A.

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Explore Wonderworld, U.S.A., where the fun and the mental are fundamental! Featuring stories by Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Louis Kornfeld, Lila Newman, and Davy Gardner.

Jul 12 2018
32 mins
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Rank #4: Man V. Nature

Podcast cover
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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
25 mins
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Rank #5: Sleep Some More

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Dan's college roommate won't stop talking. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah Chase. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Sep 07 2016
25 mins
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Rank #6: The Man in the Barn

Podcast cover
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A mysterious man appears in the barn of an elderly Irish couple. This story was commissioned by RTE's Drama on One, and recorded in Kilfinane, County Limerick, Ireland. Performed by Sarah Reynolds, Joe Mullins, Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, and Louis Kornfeld. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, with the assistance of Diarmuid McIntyre and Grey Heron Media. Special thanks to Kevin Brew of RTE, and Noreen Quish.

May 12 2016
15 mins
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Rank #7: 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
16 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Movie Mash-Ups

Podcast cover
Read more

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
8 mins
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Rank #9: Visible & Drive Straight Ahead

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Two stories: A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App, and a personal GPS gets really personal. With performances by Russell G. Jones, Ann Carr, Rachel Hamilton, and Kerry Kastin, and writing by Louis Kornfled & Diana McCorry, and Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime.

Feb 11 2016
18 mins
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Rank #10: 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
17 mins
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Rank #11: Troll

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Everything would be fine if everyone would just listen. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Abby Royle, Kyle Gordon, Ashlie Atkinson, and Jennete Cronk. With Jaymes Jorsling, Kerry Kastin, Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Lila Newman, Louis Kornfeld, and Matt Shafeek.

Nov 22 2017
16 mins
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Rank #12: The Hilly Earth Society

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Some people are just too interesting to be left alone. Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Michael Cullen. This episode was sponsored in part by: Burrow (Use the promo code THETRUTH to get $50 off your order); and HelloFresh (Use the promo code TRUTH30 to get $30 off your order).

Mar 22 2018
23 mins
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Rank #13: 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
11 mins
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Rank #14: That's Democracy

Podcast cover
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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
12 mins
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Rank #15: The Runaways

Podcast cover
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A couple tries to make a break, without the future getting in their way. Performed by Chris Henry Coffey and Jenny Mudge Written by Chris Kipiniak Produced by Jonathan Mitchell This episode was sponsored in part by: Burrow (Use the promo code THETRUTH to get $50 off your order); and HelloFresh (Use the promo code TRUTH30 to get $30 off your order).

Apr 04 2018
16 mins
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Rank #16: The Off Season, Part 3

Podcast cover
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“Young Man, You're Doing Fine” Erica interviews Bruce. Is she getting to the truth of his story? Or just helping a serial abuser get back on television? A four-part limited series from The Truth. Starring Peter Grosz and Erica Hernandez. Written by Marina & Nicco. Follow us on Instagram @TheTruthFiction and on Twitter @TheTruthFiction

Oct 16 2018
29 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: They're Made Out of Meat

Podcast cover
Read more

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
17 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: Enjoy the Suffering

Podcast cover
Read more

Greetings, souls of the damned! This story is about a young woman who always looked up to her older sister, until they found themselves in Hell. Performed by Bianca Casusol, Kate Emswiler, Louis Kornfeld, Jake Hart, Blanche Ames, Jimmy O’Connell, and Kerry Kastin. With special musical guest Christian Colabelli. Written by Alejandro Kolleeny, with Louis Kornfeld and Jonathan Mitchell. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Sep 10 2015
12 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: The Devil You Know

Podcast cover
Read more

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
53 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Dark Matter

Podcast cover
Read more

No one knows what it is, or why we can't see it. All we know is that without it, the universe would fall apart. Performed by Kevin Corrigan, Chet Siegel, Ed Herbstman, Dennis Pacheco, Alexis Lambright, Rob Webber, and Anna Sale. Written by Diana McCorry, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Inspired by listener Christopher Tunnell.

Jul 16 2015
16 mins
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