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THE TRUTH is fiction -- we make short films without pictures, for your listening pleasure. Our stories ask, "what if, how come, and why not?" They may not have the answer, but they're all looking for the truth. The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

THE TRUTH is fiction -- we make short films without pictures, for your listening pleasure. Our stories ask, "what if, how come, and why not?" They may not have the answer, but they're all looking for the truth. The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
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New York, NY

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PRX

Radiotopia

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THE TRUTH is fiction -- we make short films without pictures, for your listening pleasure. Our stories ask, "what if, how come, and why not?" They may not have the answer, but they're all looking for the truth. The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

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English


Episodes

Nuclear Winter

2/14/2018
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The end of the world didn't scare them. They were nuclear launch officers, that's their job. What scared them was the ghost. Written by Eric Molinsky (of the Imaginary Worlds podcast) and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Featuring Woody Fu, Danielle Delgado, and Billy Griffin, Jr. This episode was sponsored in part by Burrow (Use the promo code THETRUTH to get $50 off your order)

Duration:00:18:31

The Co-op

1/31/2018
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A couple moves into a Co-op apartment that becomes more than they bargained for. Performed by Hannah Chase, Dennis Pacheco, Amy Warren, Susan Owen, Betty Hudson, Joel Bernstein, Michael Cullen, and Sam Tsoutsouvas. Written by Becca Schall, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:23:02

BONUS: The Polybius Conspiracy

1/17/2018
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An investigation into the origins of the Polybius legend leads to Bobby, who claims the game was responsible for his abduction as a teenager. In the thirty-five years since, Bobby has remained steadfast with his story, going so far as to organize a for-profit walking tour while obsessively searching for the one person he believes could corroborate his allegations. Local players from the Portland arcade scene cast doubt on Bobby’s story, as do journalists who refute the game as ever having...

Duration:00:38:31

Mall Santa

12/13/2017
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A disenchanted mall Santa gets a surprise gift from SantaCon. Written by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Tom Ligon, Chris Dwane,Anna Neu, Bianca Casusol, Jimmy O’Connell, Kevin Cobbs, Louis Kornfeld, Kerry Kastin, and Becca Schall.

Duration:00:21:49

Troll

11/22/2017
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Everything would be fine if everyone would just listen. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Abby Royle, Kyle Gordon, Ashlie Atkinson, and Jennete Cronk. With Jaymes Jorsling, Kerry Kastin, Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Lila Newman, Louis Kornfeld, and Matt Shafeek.

Duration:00:19:35

The Decider

10/25/2017
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What if a device could tell you exactly how satisfied you’d be with any decision? What if you could carry the future around in your pocket? What if you never had to say “what if” again? Performed by Tallie Medel and Tim Platt, with Kelsey Bailey. Written by Becca Schall, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:19:42

Intimacy Challenge

4/26/2017
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On the island of Thassos grows a very rare variety of the Lotus flower, Nymphaea Anamnesis. If you drink its extract, whatever you say or do for ten minutes after drinking it, you won’t remember. It's kind of like Snapchat but "in life". On this episode we’ll meet a group of friends who partake in the Lotus extract. Written by Jaymes Jorsling, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:17:20

Hey Bumblebee

4/12/2017
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Spring is in the air and so are the bees. To celebrate, we made this collection of comedy sketches! Learn how Quantum Mechanics can help solve that familiar dilemma: scone or muffin? Meet the most conscientious mom on the playground. And hear the only game show that explores the futility of trying to make the world a better place in the face of today's biggest news: What Can You Do! Featuring sketches by Alexis Pereira, Jessica Taylor, Becca Schall, and Jordan Randolph. Produced by...

Duration:00:17:16

Scavenger Hunt

3/22/2017
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What will they find? Performed by Rebecca Robles and Louis Kornfeld. Story by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Recorded on location in New York City.

Duration:00:16:10

Miracle on the L Train

3/8/2017
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The Lord works in mysterious ways. With Joanna Hausmann as Alice and T.J. Mannix as God. Written by Sarah Siskind with Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:17:52

Bloodless

2/22/2017
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Strangling is a bloodless crime. From the podcast "Getting On with James Urbaniak", we feature a story by Julie Klausner, performed by James Urbaniak.

Duration:00:14:58

A Drop in the Ocean

2/9/2017
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A submarine crew goes deeper than they thought possible. Written by Louis Kornfeld and Chris Kipiniak. Performed by Gregory Jones, Chris McKinney, Russell G. Jones, Billy Griffin Jr., Reynaldo Piniella, and Michael Cullen. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:21:19

Ice Music & Mirror Lake

1/25/2017
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The latest developments from the Laboratory for Innovation and Acoustic Research (L.I.A.R.), and a couple goes in search of childhood memories. With Gregory Whitehead, Ed Herbstman, Lauren Ashley Smith, and Louis Kornfeld.

Duration:00:20:10

The Dark End of the Mall

1/11/2017
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Shopping can make you work up a thirst. Performed by Lauren Adams and Peter Grosz, written by Casper Kelly, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:22:23

The Sweet Music of Friction

12/21/2016
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A man mysteriously transports himself into the body of a prison inmate. Performed by Khalil Kain and Craig muMs Grant, with Keith Randolph Smith, Shamika Cotton, Chris McKinney, Louis Kornfeld, and Jaymes Jorsling. Written by Jaymes Jorsling, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:19:37

Naughty or Nice

12/7/2016
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An elf named Spark has just been promoted to the "Naughty or Nice" division of Santa's workshop. But when he finds out how Santa determines if you've been bad or good, he makes it his mission to change the system. Written by Jonathan Mitchell and Seth Lind, originally produced for NPR's All Things Considered in 2014.

Duration:00:20:47

Commentary Track

11/10/2016
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A (fictional) Director's Commentary from the (fictional) short film that inspired the (fictional) big budget feature romantic comedy "Then I Saw Her Face". Performed by Birgit Huppuch, with Maurice Jones and Libby Woodbridge. Written by Chris Kipiniak and Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:16:59

Cor-wrong-ct!

10/12/2016
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A mixtape made especially for you, with five short comedy sketches produced by The Truth. Featuring performances by Scott Adsit, Tami Sagher, Ed Herbstman, Laura Grey, April Matthis, Peter McNerney, Lane Kewerdis, Al King, Becca Schall, Willie Appelman, Louis Kornfeld, Tom Ligon, and Blanche Ames. With sketches by Sarah Siskind, Colin Nissan, Becca Schall, Willie Appelman and David Zax. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Duration:00:20:47

Sleep Some More

9/7/2016
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Dan's college roommate won't shut up. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah Chase. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

The Making of That's Democracy

7/13/2016
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A new short film has been made based on our story "That's Democracy", and to celebrate we produced this documentary about how the original story was made. Including interviews with Louis Kornfeld, Peter McNerney, and filmmakers Jon Bowden & Cliff Traiman. Plus archival tape from our story meetings, and outtakes from the recording session.
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