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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.

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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@thetruthapm

Language:

English


Episodes

Happy Happy

7/20/2022
There are a million things rock star Melanie Miles would like to have done differently. And a visit to a mysterious bar trapped in the '90s finally gives her the chance. Written by Lana Schwartz Performed by Erin Harland, Jon Cook, Anna Suzuki, Maya Deshmukh, Alex Song-Xia, Ryan Leach, Evan Barden, and Stefan Schuette. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:29:19

Snoop

7/6/2022
While housesitting for her crush, Sienna finds his journal. But reading it uncovers a little more than she—or her best friend Monica—was expecting. Written by Mary McDonnell Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Julia Kelly, and Yoni Lotan. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:22:51

Swallowed

6/22/2022
Jonah’s been swallowed by the whale, and he isn’t sure why. But as he prays to God for answers, a different voice responds. Written by Brielle DeMirjian Performed by David Deblinger, Russell G. Jones, and Tom Ligon. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:26:00

Newts!

6/1/2022
From PRX Productions and The Truth, Newts! is a surf rock audio drama about the end of the world. The six-part series is inspired by the pioneering science fiction of Czech author and playwright Karel Čapek, who is best known for coining the term “robot.” The first episode is premiering exclusively on The Truth. To hear the rest of the series, subscribe to Newts! wherever you listen to podcasts, or visit newtspod.com to stay in the loop. Created by Sam Jay Gold & Ian Coss Directed by Sam...

Duration:00:27:31

Thankless

4/20/2022
To help her sick mother, Abigail needs to ask for help from her brother, a conspiracy-peddling radio host. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Monica Wyche, PJ Sosko, Jamie Newell, Max Brand, Louis Kornfeld, Alexis Lambright, Brian Morabito, Evan Barden, Liz Leimkuhler, and T.J. Mannix. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:30:22

Danslang

4/6/2022
The kids at Newlin High have invented their own complex and growing language. Can a visiting linguist study and preserve it before the principal wipes it out for good? Written by Hunter Nelson Performed by Will Hines, Connor Ratliff, Alise Morales, John Trowbridge, Hunter Nelson, Amy Warren, Randy McKay. Woody Fu, Kelly Letourneau, Mary McDonnell, and Nikki Thomas. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:35:28

About the Pond

3/23/2022
Emmy’s a chef; her twin brother Ross is an aspiring vegetable influencer. All they want is total culinary dominance—but a swiftly growing pond is ruining phase 1 of their five-year plan. Written by MJ Halberstadt Performed by: Michael Delisle, Katie Hartman, Jimmy O’Connell, Mickey Rodgers, Abby Royle, Leonardo McCloskey Feller, and Momo McCloskey Feller.

Duration:00:33:23

What About Ruth?

3/9/2022
It’s March of 2020 and Haviland is desperately trying to make herself useful, but her parents just want her to stay safe. Against their wishes, she visits Ruth, a neighbor struggling with dementia. Written by India Kotis Performed by: Amara Leonard, Maggie Pistner, Rachel Botchan, Kelly Letourneau, Mark Gessner, Julia Kelly and Brian Morabito.

Duration:00:30:39

The Best Truth Story Ever (so far)*

2/23/2022
We asked listeners for the best Truth story of all time. You answered. As part of Radiotopia’s Making Trouble week, we’re bringing you the winner of the BEST TRUTH STORY EVER (so far), as voted on by listeners. And after the story, we’ll hear an interview with the story’s writer! The Truth Instagram Twitter *as voted by listeners.

Duration:00:27:06

The Truth 10th Anniversary Special

2/11/2022
The Truth is 10 years old today! And to celebrate, we’re talking to a few of our listeners about their favorite episodes. If you’re new to the show, this is a good place to start! The recommended episodes are: Tape Delay Possible Side Effects Rideshare Fish Girl You’re Not Alone Help us choose the BEST TRUTH STORY OF ALL TIME! Go to radiotopia.fm/truth10 to vote. Voting is open now but you don't have long, The final round of the bracket will close on February 17th. We will...

Duration:00:28:43

My Perfect Dad

2/2/2022
It’s not easy being a perfect dad. Especially when your son has some notes about the performance. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Tim Platt, Michael Cullen, Alex Dickson, Tanyika Carey, Dennis Pacheco and Tom Ligon.

Duration:00:30:51

The Disruptors Part 2

1/19/2022
Hayley meets a nice man. Could the universe be giving her a break? Nope, it’s still against her. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Mary McDonnell, Tom Stephens, Louis Kornfeld, Margaret Burrus, Ryan Leach and Davy Gardner.

Duration:00:27:15

The Grand Finale

12/22/2021
It’s 1978, and the world’s most famous magician wants to show you the true wonders of the universe. Written by Jonathan Mitchell. This story was inspired by the life and work of magician Doug Henning, and uses material that borrows heavily from his act. If you would like to learn more about Henning and his work, we have put a list of links on our website to books and videos used to research this story. Our story was performed by Billy Griffin, Jr., Amy Warren, Stephanie Rey, Michael...

Duration:00:31:48

Here Lies Me

12/8/2021
It's the first day of eighth grade, and God's got a crush on Noa. For this episode of The Truth, we’re introducing you to a fantastic new podcast from Hillary Frank and Lemonada Media. If you like what you hear, you can find the rest of the episodes by searching for “Here Lies Me” in your podcast app. From their website: “Here Lies Me from Lemonada Media is the first scripted podcast to convey the adolescent experience with realism. Author and award-winning podcaster Hillary Frank (The...

Duration:00:40:16

The Look-alike

11/24/2021
A celebrity look-alike is trying to break away from his famous face and be taken seriously on his own. But it isn’t easy when the world only sees another Clooney. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Peter McNerney, Margo Seibert, Will Jacobs, Michael Cullen, Ashley Siflinger, Jon Bander, Chris Kipiniak, Joseph Medeiros, Thomas Whittington, Sophie Yalkezian, and Louis Kornfeld.

Duration:00:35:25

End of the Hum

11/10/2021
In our fifth story from the post-apocalyptic world of the Hum, Huck is held captive in the compound while Inez must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for a chance at seeing her son. This story is the fifth in the Hum series. If you haven’t heard them already, here are the first four: Episode 1: After the Hum Episode 2: Into the Hum Episode 3: Shadow of the Hum Episode 4: Echo of the Hum “End of the Hum” was written by Mary McDonnell. It was performed by Danielle Delgado, James...

Duration:00:32:34

Fruit of Knowledge

10/27/2021
A year after their father’s death, three siblings find a tree growing directly out of their father’s grave, bearing fruit and an unbelievable family secret. Written by Grant Cohen. Performed by Anthony Franqui, Sharina Martin, Corin Wells, Craig Scott, Jennifer Fouche, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, and Franklin Ojeda Smith. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:23:28

Fairy Godmother of Justice

10/13/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:25:33

Phonebank Kismet

9/29/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:31:52

The Chosen One

9/15/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:30:35