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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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English


Episodes

Irish Water Spaniel

4/14/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:27:48

Private Thoughts

3/24/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:25:50

Caligula the God

3/10/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:32:16

CrossBread

2/24/2021
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. 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 about the making of the series. CrossBread from ABC Radio

Duration:00:32:12

Shadow of the Hum

2/10/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:29:36

Love in Hollywood

1/27/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:27:35

Gods and Mortals

1/13/2021
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:27:05

Remember the Lakehouse

12/16/2020
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:26:31

Santa's Nine

12/2/2020
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:03:10:51

Appearances

11/18/2020
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 Or by searching for “Appearances” in your favorite podcast app.

Duration:00:19:52

Salamanca

11/4/2020
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 Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:30:08

Bad Hair

10/21/2020
A suburban mom discovers a sinister conspiracy at her local hair salon. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Alex Dickson, Francesca Ferrara, Richie Moriarty, Amy Warren, Julia Kelly, Tara Copeland, Maggie Burke, Ariel Gitlin, Sophie Yalkezian and Mary McDonnell. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:22:38

Married Alive

10/7/2020
A mountain climbing couple gets caught in an avalanche. Will they survive? Will their relationship? Oh, and also—they’re not alone. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Margaret Burrus, Federico Rodriguez, Sue Galloway, Davy Gardner, Sophie Yalkezian and Sadie Mitchell. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:29:01

The Halves

9/23/2020
When a sitcom star is contacted by his long-lost relatives, he discovers that gaining a new family is a lot more than he bargained for. Written by David Ebert. Performed by David Ebert, Julia Kelly, David Koechner, Mark Gessner, Leslie Meisel, Amy Warren, Tom Stephens and Amanda Hunt. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:26:11

Into the Hum

9/9/2020
When the sky itself becomes deadly, survival depends on how much you can trust strangers. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Michael Cullen, Arthur French, Benja Kay Thomas, and James Dwyer, with Louis Kornfeld and Mary McDonnell. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:31:56

After the Hum

7/22/2020
In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman faces her fears of the outside world in order to save her sister. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Marisa Brau, Jessica Morgan, James Dwyer, Gregory Jones, and Rachel Botchan. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:29:20

The Session

7/8/2020
When two actors on different coasts show up to a mysterious voiceover audition, a sadistic director keeps making things weirder. Written by Laura Grey. Performed by Liz Leimkuhler, Casey Jost, Chris Kipiniak and Bill Rohlfing. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:25:21

Anywhere in the World

6/24/2020
A virtual reality company can send you anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. So when a celebrity uses it for escape and ends up finding love, he goes to great lengths to hang onto his new life. Written by Bob Raymonda. Performed by Chris Cafero, Tessa Hersh, Richie Moriarty, Mark Gessner, Nikki Thomas, Asher Herbstman, Amy Warren, Mary McDonnell, Davy Gardner, and Bob Raymonda. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:21:13

What's Wrong with Nicole Berkman?

6/10/2020
A woman gets trapped in an inter-dimensional game show. To leave, she must win the game by figuring out: what is wrong with her? Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Julia Kelly, Jeremy Bent, Bridgette Rizkalla, Billy Bob Thompson, Amy Warren, Richie Moriarty, Margaret Burrus, Bob Raymonda, Cara Ehlenfeldt, Mary McDonnell, and Jaime Lamchick. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:21:11

The Fraud

5/20/2020
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. The...

Duration:00:27:38