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The Truth podcast

The Truth

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.

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.

 

#161

Fairy Godmother of Justice

A fed up fairy godmother decides to grant justice instead of wishes. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Blanche Ames, Lida Darmian, Thomas Whittington, Reilly Wilson, Brandon Zelman, Joel Bernstein, Mary McDonnell, Louis Kornfeld, Nichole Hill, and Amy Warren. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

23 MINS

23:39

14 Oct 2021


#160

Phonebank Kismet

Matilda is selling artificial limbs at a call center, phoning random people in search of a sale. She wasn’t expecting one of the people to be her ex. Written by India Kotis. Performed by Stephanie Rey, Autumn Gomez-Tagle, Ekaterini Argerson, and Sebastian Connelli [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

29 MINS

29:29

30 Sep 2021


#159

The Chosen One

A down-on-his-luck teacher meets an alien. And suddenly the world wants to know what he has to say. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Dennis Pacheco, Joe Mullens, Liz Leimkuhler, Mark Gessner, Ekaterini Argerson, Nolan Constantino, Connor Ratliff, Rachel Botchan, Glo Tavarez, Stefan Schuette, and Nichole Hill. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

28 MINS

28:28

16 Sep 2021


#158

Zoe Butterfly

An eight year old finds a stronger bond with the narrator of her favorite nature documentary than with any of the adults in her life. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Hannna Ardolino, Brian Morabito, Dominic Cuskern, Katie Harman, Jenny Lee Mitchell, and Nichole Hill [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

22 MINS

22:44

22 Jul 2021


#157

Echo of the Hum

In the fourth episode in “The Hum” series, Milly and Kaitlin finally find a community of people where they can live. It’s a welcoming community. But there are limits. This story is part 4 in an ongoing series. If you haven’t heard them already, please first listen to After the Hum, Into the Hum, and Shadow of the Hum. Written by Chris Kipiniak. Performed by Jessica Morgan, Marisa Brau, Chris Kipiniak, Danielle Delgado, Russell Jones, James Dwyer, Louis Kornfeld, Mary McDonnell, and Nichole Hill. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

27 MINS

27:28

08 Jul 2021


#156

The Disruptors

A woman thinks the universe is plotting against her. And she’s right. It is. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Mary McDonnell, Louis Kornfeld, Margaret Burrus, Casey Wortmann, Tom Stephens, Ryan Leach, Alexis Pereira, Amy Warren, and Nichole Hill. Radiotopia is a network of creators who are able to follow their curiosity and tell the stories they care about the most. Show your support for my fellow Radiotopia shows during our Spring Fundraiser. Donate today at [https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn] (https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn) . [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

19 MINS

19:58

24 Jun 2021


#155

How We Make The Truth

On this special episode, we share some of our favorite outtakes, go behind the scenes of The Truth, hear from writers Mary McDonnell and Louis Kornfeld, meet associate producer Nichole Hill, and answer listener questions. Radiotopia is a network of creators who are able to follow their curiosity and tell the stories they care about the most. Show your support for my fellow Radiotopia shows during our Spring Fundraiser. Donate today at [https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn] (https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn) . [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

10 Jun 2021

42 MINS

42:52

10 Jun 2021


#154

Breakfast in Wartime

Liz can work a crowd. But can she read the room? Written by Chris Kipiniak. Performed by Sue Galloway, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Brian Miskell, Alex Song-Xia, Michael Cullen, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Patrick Noth, Erica Schroeder, Jake Hart, and Chris Kipiniak [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

27 May 2021

26 MINS

26:08

27 May 2021


#153

The Noise and The Signal

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes descriptions of sexual acts, and an anti-semitic attack. Two grieving friends hope for a miracle. Neither of them is prepared for what they get. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Monica Wyche, David Deblinger, Dmitry Shein, Sue Galloway, Jeff Wucher, Sebastian Connelli, and Mary McDonnell. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

13 May 2021

22 MINS

22:41

13 May 2021


#152

Like Me

The latest TikTok challenge seemed fun - until the people started disappearing. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Jacob Cornell, Glo Tavarez, Jenny Gorelick, Kyle Gordon, Lida Damian, Rachel Weinstsky, Pedro Alocer, Tom Whittington, Mary McDonnell, and Nichole Hill. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

22 MINS

22:01

29 Apr 2021


#151

Irish Water Spaniel

A widower loses his horse and searches for something new to love. Written by Roney. Performed by Austin Pendleton, Josh Perilo, Tallie Medel, Dmitry Shein, Rachel Botchan, Kyle Gordon, Tommy Marshall, Thomas Whittington, Frankie Johnson, Sarah Reynolds, Nichole Hill, and Roney. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

24 MINS

24:53

15 Apr 2021


#150

Private Thoughts

A sudden telepathic connection pushes an unhappy woman into the arms of her brother-in-law. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Adrián Burke, Brandon Zelman, Ryan Karels, Amy Warren, and Mary McDonnell. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

23 MINS

23:55

25 Mar 2021


#149

Caligula the God

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes very strong language, and descriptions of sexual acts. It is for adults only, and not intended for children. An ambitious Roman senator is ready to sacrifice anything for his career, when the emperor Caligula declares himself a living god. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Richie Moriarty, Joseph Medeiros, Michael Cumpsty, Danielle Delgado, Margo Seibert, Jake Hart, and Louis Kornfeld. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

11 Mar 2021

29 MINS

29:22

11 Mar 2021


#148

CrossBread

Back in 2015, twin brother and sister Josh and Joan Burns formed CrossBread, the hugely successful Christian Rap duo from Boronia in Melbourne's outer suburbs. This is their story. For this episode, we’re featuring another podcast, CrossBread from [ABC Radio] (https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/crossbread/) . You can hear the whole series on their website, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And after the story, we’ll talk with writer [Declan Fay] (https://twitter.com/declanf?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) about the making of the series. [CrossBread from ABC Radio] (https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/crossbread/) ... Read more

25 Feb 2021

30 MINS

30:28

25 Feb 2021


#147

Shadow of the Hum

The hardest thing about living in a post-apocalypse is the loneliness. But what you do to cope could make things worse. This story is the third in the “Hum” series. If you haven’t heard them already, please go listen to After the Hum and Into the Hum first. Written by Chris Kipiniak. Performed by James Dwyer, Michael Cullen, Chris Kipiniak, Jessica Morgan, Marisa Brau, Suzanne Toren, and Russell G. Jones. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

11 Feb 2021

27 MINS

27:50

11 Feb 2021


#146

Love in Hollywood

An unexpected chance to be on a reality show lands Cat in a bizarre love triangle. As the story takes on a life of its own, her TV dreams devolve into a real-life nightmare. Written by Megan Stein. Performed by Rebecca Robles, Louis Kornfeld, Megan Stein, Michael Cruz Kayne, Chris Cafero, and Daniel Hubbard. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

28 Jan 2021

25 MINS

25:45

28 Jan 2021


#145

Gods and Mortals

When a group of misfit college students learn that their new roleplaying game affects the real world, opportunities abound. But there are consequences. Written by Timothy Cooper. Performed by Mark Gessner, Tallie Medel, Woody Fu, Ariel Gitlin, and Ed Herbstman. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

14 Jan 2021

24 MINS

24:20

14 Jan 2021


#144

Remember the Lakehouse

It’s been five years since her stroke, and Ann is still struggling to make new memories. But an ancient technique might be the key she needs to put her life back together. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Ann Carr, Dennis Pacheco, Amy Warren, Jake Smith, Liz Noth, Megan Stein, Timothy Cooper and Louis Kornfeld. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

17 Dec 2020

25 MINS

25:00

17 Dec 2020


#143

Santa's Nine

Two best friends are part of a Christmas Eve Bitcoin heist, but things don’t go according to plan. Written by Anthony Del Col. Performed by Alex Dickson, Alex Song-Xia, Matt Jones, John Doman, and Sophie Yalkezian. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

03 Dec 2020

21 MINS

21:46

03 Dec 2020


#142

Appearances

Appearances is “an audio mind trip about an Iranian-American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants to have.” It’s a wonderful new 10-part series from producer Sharon Mashihi, Mermaid Palace, and Radiotopia. For this episode, we’re playing the series Prologue. If you like what you hear, please go check out the whole series! You can find it here: [https://mermaidpalace.org/appearances] (https://mermaidpalace.org/appearances) Or by searching for “Appearances” in your favorite podcast app. ... Read more

19 Nov 2020

18 MINS

18:03

19 Nov 2020


#141

Salamanca

A college student studying abroad learns about a romantic legend in Spain, but gets carried away trying to make it come true. Written by David Deblinger. Performed by David Deblinger, Eli Gelb, Maria Fontanals, Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Mercedes Clavel and Israel Ruiz. [The Truth] (http://www.thetruthpodcast.com/) [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/thetruthfiction/) [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/TheTruthFiction) ... Read more

05 Nov 2020

29 MINS

29:03

05 Nov 2020