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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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Episodes

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

LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

5/6/2020
The Truth was live at On Air Fest in March 2020, with a performance of “The Hilly Earth Society” followed by a Q&A with writer Louis Kornfeld, actor Michael Cullen, and producer Jonathan Mitchell. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed live by Michael Cullen. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:37:43

Clustr

4/8/2020
A new app allows you to earn real money just by participating in social events. But what the events are—and who shows up—makes it difficult to know what’s real, and what’s just another gig in the gig economy. Written by Sarah Shachat. Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rick Andrews, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Woody Fu, Mary McDonnell, Zach Valenti, T.J. Mannix, and Promises improv troupe. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:22:01

The Wedding Objector

3/25/2020
A woman paid to ruin weddings decides instead to help a groom salvage his… and finds love along the way. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Bianca Casusol, David Ebert, Thomas Whittington, Lila Newman, Juan Nicolón, Erin Bartley, Alli Brown, Mary McDonnell, Blanche Ames, Davy Gardner, Johnna Scrabis, Brandon Zelman, Elijah Crocker, Daniel Lempert, Jake Cornell, Casey McCormick, Amir Khan, Allison Kilkenny, Danielle Grace, and Promises improv troupe. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:31:53

Chester

3/11/2020
When Kyra gets Beth an “enhanced emotional support” dog to help her get over her recent funk, the gift goes over a little too well. Written by Timothy Michael Cooper Performed by Tanyika Carey, Ellen Winter, and Fred Newman. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language and adult situations. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:23:25

Lucky Penny

2/26/2020
A son tries to make contact with his dad deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Written and performed by David Deblinger. With Maggie Burke, Tomoko Miyagi, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Louis Kornfeld, and David Aaron Baker. Music by Fred Johnson. This episode is based on a stage production originally created at Labyrinth Theater Company, directed and developed by Ben...

Duration:00:29:53

The Choice

2/12/2020
After three friends make a mysterious yet simple choice, they must make sense of the inconceivable results. Written by Davy Gardner Performed by Erin Harland, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Cafero, Louis Kornfeld, and Nikki Thomas. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:25:51

Robocalls

1/29/2020
Eddie Doyle is being targeted by bots that are getting smarter all the time. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Tom Ligon, Amy Warren, Louis Kornfeld, Tanyika Carey, Rebecca Robles, Rich Armstead, Jon Cook, Dmitry Shein, Timothy Cooper, Davy Gardner, Jamie Rivera, Sarah Shachat, and Nikki Thomas. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:28:46

Museum of You

1/15/2020
It’s difficult to convey who you are in a two-dimensional dating profile. So a brand new dating service brings you into the third dimension, allowing you to create a museum all about yourself. Written by Davy Gardner Performed by Ann Carr and Nicholas Richardson. With Johnna Scrabis, and Adelaide Kipiniak. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:26:29

Passenger List

12/26/2019
Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, has tasked herself with uncovering what really happened to the plane’s 256 passengers. For this special episode, we present the first episode of Passenger List, a mystery thriller from PRX’s Radiotopia. Listen to the full series at https://passengerlist.org The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:37:09

Three Seconds to Nowhere

12/11/2019
If you want to get from point A to point B, teleportation sounds like a good idea. But if you ever get the opportunity, just take a cab. Learn what happened to teleportation’s First Man. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Peter McNerney, Hannah Chase, Nick Kanellis, Mary McDonnell, Leonard Lyzner, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Kipiniak, Davy Gardner, Adelaide Kipiniak, and Evan Barden. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:24:33

Meet Cara

12/2/2019
Get to know our associate producer Cara Ehlenfeldt, and hear outtakes from the past year of The Truth. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

Duration:00:15:47

Possessive

11/21/2019
Eve, Jay, and Michael used to be close friends until life moved them in different directions. They are brought together by the death of an old friend Lilia, who reaches out from beyond the grave to meddle in their relationship. Written by Tim Platt Performed by Rebecca Robles, Elana Fishbein, Margaret Burrus, Tim Platt, Susan Jacks, and Peter Mills-Weiss The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:21:20

Under the Influence

11/6/2019
Rory, an influencer with over 2 million followers, discovers she has the incredible ability to rewrite history through social media. But what does having 2 million followers really mean if you have nothing to say? Written by Sam Reece Performed by Erica Hernandez, Ariel Gitlin, Chris Cafero, Jeremy Bent, Thomas Whittington, and Davy Gardner This episode contains strong language. The Truth Instagram Twitter

Duration:00:26:19

Double Feature of Darkness

10/23/2019
Down in the dusty crypt of The Truth, we uncover the remains of two haunting stories. In the first, a mother's most precious possession is discovered. In the second, a blood ritual conjures up angels... “Don’t Touch a Thing” was written by Louis Kornfeld, and performed by Amy Warren, Armando Diaz, Jackie Hoffman, Louis Kornfeld, and Noel Dineen “Silvia’s Blood” was adapted and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, based on the short story “Upon the Dull Earth” by Philip K. Dick. It was performed...

Duration:00:35:14