Recent Episodes and Articles
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It's the Age of Leisure, and keeping it that way is a full time job. Performed by Peter McNerney, Dave Hill, Louis Kornfeld, India Kotis, Rebecca Robles, Alex Marino, Phoebe Tyers, T.J. Mannix, and Rupert Degas. Written and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Commissioned by NPR's Planet Money.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The recording doesn't lie. Performed by Ed Herbstman and Tami Sagher, with Libby George and Christian Paluck. It was produced by Jonathan Mitchell, and written by Jonathan Mitchell, Ed Herbstman, and Melanie Hoopes. This story originally aired on This American Life.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her? Performed by Bee Herbstman, Melanie Hoopes, Ed Herbstman, Evan Sudarsky Abadi, Gregory C. Jones, and Blanche Ames. Written by Diana McCorry, Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. http://thetruthpodcast.com
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Two pieces by legendary producer Joe Frank: Rent-a-Family and Fragments for Mixed Voices. These originally aired on his show Work In Progress, which aired on KCRW from 1986 to 1992. You can learn more about Joe Frank on his website, joefrank.com
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Hoping the dream date never ends... until it doesn’t. Performed by Adam Wade, Chrissie Gruebel, and Dan Fairall. Written by Alejandro Kolleeny, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. http://www.thetruthpodcast.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A hoarder's daughter digs through the past. Performed by Amy Warren, Armando Diaz, Jackie Hoffman, Louis Kornfeld, and Noel Dinneen. Written by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
An accidental love story. Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney, with Willy Appelman, Louis Kornfeld, Lauren Ashley Smith, Sebastian Conelli, Quinton Loder, Jon Bander, and Kim Ferguson. Written by Chet Siegel, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Who knows... maybe it's true. Written by Diane McCorry. Performed by Phoebe Tyers and Dennis Pacheco, with Nick Mykins, T.J. Mannix, and Chris Dwane. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
An elf gets a new job in the Naughty or Nice division of Santa's workshop. This story was commissioned by NPR's All Things Considered. It was written by Jonathan Mitchell and Seth Lind, and directed & produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
At least you know where they're coming from. Performed by Rosie Whalen, Chris Dwane, and Louis Kornfeld. Written by Rosie Whalen. Directed by Louis Kornfeld & Jonathan Mitchell. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This episode was recorded at Radiotopia's live event on October 21, 2014. In it, we revisit the sound extraction technology of David Luther, who was featured in our story "The Extractor" from earlier this year. Performed by Ed Herbstman and Elana Fishbein, with Louis Kornfeld and Alejandro Kolleeny, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Edgar Allen Poe's death has always been shrouded in mystery. In this episode, we imagine what may have happened. It was inspired by listener Matthew Mercier, who spent time as the caretaker of Poe's last home. Performed by Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, and Louis Kornfeld. Produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A psychic love story. Performed by Alex Marino, Christina Dabney, Blanche Ames, and T.J. Mannix. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Finding inner peace is difficult... especially when you're sitting next to Harvey Keitel. This story was produced by Pejk Malinovski as a Falling Tree production, and originally aired on BBC Radio 3.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
45 years ago this week, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. To commemorate, we're sharing our pilot episode which asks the question: What if they crashed? This story is based on a real speech written for Richard Nixon in 1969 called "In Event of Moon Disaster." Performed by Matt Evans and Ed Herbstman, with John Ottavino as Richard Nixon. Our story was written and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, and edited by Hillary Frank.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
This episode features a story made by Audio Smut, a podcast about "your body, your heart, and your junk." Directed and produced by Kaitlin Prest in collaboration with composer Shani Aviram, this story is about how your mind can deceive you when you're falling head over heels.