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PleasureTown

Chicago Public Media

Classic radio meets contemporary cable drama in this fictional serial podcast about a failed Oklahoma utopian society and its eclectic residents. Betrayal, murder and hedonism abound in PleasureTown.

Classic radio meets contemporary cable drama in this fictional serial podcast about a failed Oklahoma utopian society and its eclectic residents. Betrayal, murder and hedonism abound in PleasureTown.
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Chicago, IL

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Classic radio meets contemporary cable drama in this fictional serial podcast about a failed Oklahoma utopian society and its eclectic residents. Betrayal, murder and hedonism abound in PleasureTown.

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English


Episodes

Update On Season 4

11/3/2017
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A message from the PT team on when to expect season 4.

Duration:00:02:05

EP 312 - With Fists Raised

12/8/2016
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Well...shoot. Thanks for listening to our yarnin’, travelers. This last one has been a long meandering road, full of unexpected twists and turns and yet here we are standin’ at the end of it. It’s a wonderful thing, listeners, finishing a story. Almost as wonderful as starting a new one. We may be finished up with this tale, but there’s always a new one to tell, if you know where to look. So keep a weathered eye on the horizon. Thanks again for coming with us on this journey. But don’t...

Duration:00:26:50

EP 310 - Burden of Truth

11/2/2016
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Unable to combat Daniel’s demons by herself, Bethany gets a little help from a demon of her own. Meanwhile, Enid Wallace presents Amelia with a once-in-a-lifetime offer.

Duration:00:21:17

EP 309 - The Most Joy

10/19/2016
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Eli, Eve, and Flo reflect on their pasts and futures, hopes and reservations, faiths and follies. Meanwhile, Ms. Wallace joins Mr. Goose at one of PleasureTown’s more secretive venues to celebrate her railroad.

Duration:00:25:39

Ep 307 - The Good In Ourselves

9/21/2016
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This week on PleasureTown, Remy is challenged when one of the more troubled members of her support group rejects help. Meanwhile, Amelia blows the dust off her gloves and goes a few rounds with her old friend, Ma Barker.

Duration:00:25:36

EP 306 - Gnarled Remains

8/24/2016
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This week on PleasureTown, Skippy, the town clerk, takes stock of what is left of in the wake of the Great Fire, all the while trying to manage the out-of-touch founders. Meanwhile, Elijah, leader of the newly displaced residents, strikes a deal with Enid Wallace to secure provisions for those under his care.

Duration:00:24:26

EP 305 - Smoke and Embers

8/10/2016
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Amelia and Remy bond over making their totems for the Feast of the Wretched. Meanwhile, the medium Daniel encounters a spirit who tries to console his lovesick heart.

Duration:00:23:35

Ep 304 - Heart Still Beating

7/27/2016
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Tip of the hat to you listeners, and thanks again for joining us! Now, pop in those headphones and prepare to embark on another voyage into PleasureTown! This week, we follow Remy as her struggle with the voices that plague her brings life in PleasureTown to a fever pitch. Now, Remy must confront her inner demons with the help of a familiar face, or else succumb to the darkness within

Duration:00:25:44

Ep 303 - Certain Dignity

7/13/2016
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An opportunity to stimulate the floundering economy of PleasureTown presents itself in the form of Enid Wallace, a wealthy railroad baroness who wishes to build her tracks through the town. How will the townspeople react to her proposal?

Duration:00:24:47

Ep 302 - Sinners At Every Turn

6/29/2016
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Meet Bethany and Daniel, two amorous teens from Louisiana who are gifted with the ability to speak to the dead. Meanwhile, Claude and Cyrus struggle to find the finances for repairs as the town shows increasing signs of wear.

Duration:00:27:46

Ep 301 - A Thin Connection

6/15/2016
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In the season premiere, Amelia relives her childhood and her father’s abusive self-interest to tell how she came to be the proprietor of the town’s Inn. Also, Remy, daughter to a family of wealthy English aristocrats, is sent away to live in the States after showing signs of mental illness.

Duration:00:27:38

Ep 207 - Needed Quiet

8/10/2015
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In this week’s episode, we visit with Goldie as she examines the reflection of her violent past with former lover Alvin. Waist deep in an ocean of regret and sorrow, Goldie laments failed resolutions, paths not taken and decisions that would inevitably haunt her until the end. After all, a heart of gold is easy to tarnish.

Duration:00:26:09

Ep 205 - Thinly Veiled Disguise

7/1/2015
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In this week’s thrilling episode of PleasureTown, Mudd plans on spending his earnings from a recent heist but instead encounters an individual possibly more devious than himself. We then walk with Jebediah as he recalls the bloody night that led to his arrival in PleasureTown.

Duration:03:55:02

Ep 204 - Always Spot The Thorns

6/16/2015
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Ep 204 - Always Spot The Thorns by PleasureTown

Duration:00:35:41

Ep Mini1 - By My Own Hands

1/28/2015
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In PleasureTown's first "minisode," we meet Esther, the town seamstress, who spins a yarn about her lost heritage and life under the watchful eye of the menacing Miz Janine. This is part of our "Write an Episode" contest, which follows the completion of our first season. Listen to Season One: https://soundcloud.com/pleasuretown/sets/season-1 Join The Story: http://pleasuretownshow.com/submit/

Duration:00:19:59

Ep 111 - The Other Side of Life

11/29/2014
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Two of PleasureTown's long-time residents reach the end of the road. Ma Barker visits the grave of her deceased husband, Henry, and reflects on a life of hard knocks. Meanwhile, Shaman Jon's spiritual awakening reaches a new level of transcendence as the town convenes for a memorial.

Duration:00:35:39

Ep 110 - Double Lives

11/12/2014
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A mystery unfolds in PleasureTown as one of the pillars of this hedonistic society is found dead due to strange circumstances. Meanwhile, residents cope with the aftermath of a large and destructive fire. All is relayed by a new reporter, who brings her own unique, yet familiar flare for storytelling (yes, this is certainly an homage to This American Life).

Duration:00:38:49

Ep 108 - Of Vigilance & Worry

10/15/2014
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A sudden revelation threatens the future of PleasureTown's star-crossed lovers, the Doctor and the Reporter. We hear from the Reporter's side of the story and discover just how their magnetic attraction first came to fruition all those years ago. Meanwhile, the somber and stoic Bartender shares his tale of violence and misery.

Duration:00:32:58

Ep 107 - Flashes of Fire

10/1/2014
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As PleasureTown grew, it began to attract a different breed of wanderer. No longer were those drawn to the settlement society's rough and grizzled outlaws and misfits. Dreamers, poets and artists had begun to flock to PleasureTown to carve out their homes. Angie was one such dreamer, and she harbored a power far greater than anyone could have imagined.

Duration:00:31:03

Ep 104 - If Thy Right Hand Offend Thee

8/20/2014
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As the population of PleasureTown continued to swell, the settlement began to see an uptick in violence, lawlessness and murder. In this episode, town founders Cyrus and Claude engage in a heated battle of words, with one advocating for rule and order while the other holds firm on the town’s ethos of unfettered freedoms. We also meet Deuteronomy, an outsider who has been called to town for a special purpose. Unbeknownst to the residents, his arrival could very well mark the beginning of...

Duration:03:21:59

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