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The Truth

121 EpisodesProduced by Jonathan MitchellWebsite

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 Gra… read more

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Meet Cara

December 2nd, 2019

15:47

Get to know our associate producer Cara Ehlenfeldt, and hear outtakes from the past year of The Truth.

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Possessive

November 22nd, 2019

20:24

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 …

Under the Influence

November 7th, 2019

25:06

Rory, an influencer with over 2 million followers, discovers she has the incredible ability to rewrite history through social media. But …

Double Feature of Darkness

October 24th, 2019

32:01

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 …

Self-Made Man

October 10th, 2019

26:27

The mysterious founder and CEO of a tech company is about to tell the world the secret of his latest product… and his past.

Written by Luke Burns

Performed by Richie Moriarty, Josh Perilo, Jon Cook, Daniel …

Your Ears Are Burning

September 26th, 2019

26:09

Tony's always had a hard time reading the room. But then a mysterious man tells him about a podcast that plays back everything people say about you when you're not there.

Written by Mac Rogers

Performed by …

Poofed

September 12th, 2019

19:11

After helping a woman on a subway platform, a busker discovers that her ukulele has a strange power.

Written by Rachel Wenitsky

Performed …

BONUS: The Fitzroy Diaries

August 8th, 2019

31:10

A woman walks, baby strapped to her chest, through the streets of Fitzroy and Carlton. As she walks, she notices the way the skyline edges upward, nudged by the cranes of developers. And she notices the history …

Hush Little Baby

July 25th, 2019

24:20

Joanna thought she was prepared for her new baby. But the baby has plans of her own.

Written by Marina Tempelsman

Performed by Ann Carr, Erica Schroeder, David Ebert, Katie Hartman, Louis Kornfeld, Leslie …

Moon Graffiti

July 11th, 2019

16:59

Our story was inspired by a real contingency speech written in 1969 by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In Event of Moon Disaster." …

Persuasive Tactics

June 27th, 2019

24:30

A psychology student must clear her name using the power of persuasion.

Written by Mary McDonnell.

Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Jeff …

BONUS: The Shadows

June 13th, 2019

48:24

For today’s episode, we’re featuring an episode from another podcast: The Shadows.

Kaitlin Prest, creator and host of the Prix-Italia winner The Heart, presents the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts. The …

The Body Genius, Part 5

May 30th, 2019

28:59

Questions are answered and blood is spilled backstage at the 15th Annual Octane Awards.

Performed by Chris Cafero, Eli James, Damon Ketron, Claire Burns, Chris Kipiniak, Jeremy Bent, Johan Matton, Connor …

The Body Genius, Part 4

May 16th, 2019

25:31

The walls close in on Evan, and new revelations shed light on the short, sad career of Wesley Stern.

Performed by Chris Cafero, Eli James, …

The Body Genius, Part 3

May 2nd, 2019

26:25

Clues, conspiracy, and cutting-edge Swedish fitness technology await Evan at the Straffmotor Showroom.

Performed by Chris Cafero, Marina …

The Body Genius, Part 2

April 18th, 2019

23:56

Evan’s great body and surprisingly decent brain team up to investigate rumors and strange goings-on on the set of “Immortal Cop.”

Performed by Chris Cafero, Joanna Bradley, Marina Gasparyan, Alli Brown, T.J. …

The Body Genius, Part 1

April 4th, 2019

29:38

Evan is the most sought after personal trainer in Hollywood. His brain has always been good at bodies. But can it solve a murder?

Performed …

The Other Fran

February 28th, 2019

22:01

When a lawyer (Jo Firestone) attends her 20th high school reunion, a former classmate mistakes her for another person, and nostalgically …

Meet Cute

February 14th, 2019

22:36

Kate finally talks to that cute guy at the bowling alley, and he even asks her out on a date. It’s just like a movie romance until something unexpected happens…

Written by Becca Schall.

Performed by Ariel …

The Cavern

January 31st, 2019

26:00

After her husband goes missing while on a tour of Ellsworth Caverns, a woman seeks to uncover the secret of the caves.

Written by Luke Burns.

Performed by Ann Carr, Rebecca Robles, Max Brand, Ed Herbstman, …

The Curse of Numb

January 16th, 2019

22:14

A modern day hero awakes from a Curse,
And looks for adventure. Oh! And there’s verse!

Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Marisa Brau, Alison Cimmet, Liz Leimkuhler, Rachel Botchan, Alana Raquel Bowers, …

The Unremarkables

December 20th, 2018

21:18

It's bad enough that Alice and Mort find themselves in their late 50s with no jobs, and ruinous medical debt. But they're also buckling under a feeling of utter insignificance, that the world ignores them. Then …

BONUS: All Your Questions Answered

December 13th, 2018

33:34

In this special episode, Jonathan Mitchell and Davy Gardner answer listener questions, and talk about how the show is made.

"Commitment" was written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Margaret Burrus, Jack …

November 31st

December 6th, 2018

16:22

After a humiliating defeat, an MMA fighter is eager for a rematch. But will the haunting memories of her loss get in the way?

Written by Georgie Aldaco and Davy Gadner
Performed by Ariana Rodriguez, Taylor …

Murder at Cakery Bakery

November 22nd, 2018

20:43

After murdering an annoying customer in a moment of rage, Meg must finish her bakery shift and destroy the corpse while being haunted by the dead customer’s ghost.

Written by Mary McDonnell, and produced by …

The Saint of Machine

November 8th, 2018

24:41

A reality tv producer travels to a small Texas town to find a man who can perform miracles. But there’s no such thing as miracles... right?

Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.
Our …

The Off Season, Part 4

October 23rd, 2018

22:04

“Notes from the Network”

As a storm rages outside, a visit from the head of the network complicates Erica's big story and Bruce's attempt at a comeback.

A four-part limited series from The Truth.
Starring …

The Off Season, Part 3

October 16th, 2018

29:07

“Young Man, You're Doing Fine”

Erica interviews Bruce. Is she getting to the truth of his story? Or just helping a serial abuser get back on television?

A four-part limited series from The Truth.
Starring …

The Off Season, Part 2

October 9th, 2018

27:52

“Breaking In”

Meet Erica. She’s an aspiring journalist who enjoys squatting in vacant Montauk homes during the off season. And on the …

The Off Season, Part 1

October 1st, 2018

23:46

“Banished to the Hamptons”

After being accused of sexual harassment live on air, television host Bruce Alvarez retreats to the Hamptons …

BONUS: Everything Is Alive

July 31st, 2018

25:48

Meet Louis, a can of generic cola. For this special bonus episode of The Truth, we’re introducing you not only to an inanimate object, but a …

Wonderworld, U.S.A.

July 12th, 2018

32:08

Explore Wonderworld, U.S.A., where the fun and the mental are fundamental!

Featuring stories by Chris Kipiniak, Becca Schall, Louis Kornfeld, Lila Newman, and Davy Gardner.

Fish Girl

June 21st, 2018

19:25

A girl finds an unlikely friend in a porcupine puffer fish.

Written by Becca Schall, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Bee Herbstman, Alison Cimmet, Scott Richardson, and Ed Herbstman.

The Jesse Eisenberg Effect

June 7th, 2018

19:59

In 1993, a young boy named Jesse Eisenberg wrote a fan letter to an NBA star that would change the course of history. Written and performed …

Visible & Drive Straight Ahead

May 24th, 2018

19:22

Two stories: What if there were an app for blind people that could describe to them what they can’t see? Not just directions like a GPS, but …

The Matter of Tyco

May 11th, 2018

21:25

When you inherit a parrot with a past, you never know what you might hear.

Written by Lila Newman and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Lila Newman, Erica Hernandez, Joel Bernstein, Margaret …

Justice Battalion

April 19th, 2018

29:52

How far is too far in the fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way? This episode asks some serious questions by taking the form of a Saturday morning cartoon.

Written by Casper Kelly, and produced by …

The Runaways

April 4th, 2018

16:59

A couple tries to make a break, without the future getting in their way.

Performed by Chris Henry Coffey and Jenny Mudge
Written by Chris Kipiniak
Produced by Jonathan Mitchell

This episode was sponsored in …

The Hilly Earth Society

March 22nd, 2018

23:19

Some people are just too interesting to be left alone.

Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Michael …

Rideshare

March 1st, 2018

18:10

Ordering a rideshare seems like a safe choice. But really, it's just getting into a stranger's car.

Performed by Dana Kaplan-Angle, Amir Darvish, and Boris Khaykin.

Written by Lila Newman, directed and …

Nuclear Winter

February 14th, 2018

15:42

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 …

The Co-op

January 31st, 2018

20:40

A couple moves into a Co-op apartment that becomes more than they bargained for.

Performed by Hannah Chase, Dennis Pacheco, Amy Warren, …

BONUS: The Polybius Conspiracy

January 17th, 2018

36:16

An investigation into the origins of the Polybius legend leads to Bobby, who claims the game was responsible for his abduction as a …

Mall Santa

December 13th, 2017

20:45

A disenchanted mall Santa gets a surprise gift from SantaCon.

Written by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Tom …

Troll

November 22nd, 2017

16:25

Everything would be fine if everyone would just listen.

Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Performed by Abby …

Game Night

November 9th, 2017

14:02

It’s a show of mystery, fun, and bad memories! Written by Davy Gardner, produced by Jonathan Mitchell and Kerry Kastin.

The Decider

October 25th, 2017

16:45

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? …

Magic Hugs

October 11th, 2017

20:13

Maybe a hug really can be magic. Maybe.

Performed by Austin Pendleton, April Matthis, and Jenny Lee Mitchell.

Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchell

Brain Chemistry

September 27th, 2017

23:48

A cryogenically-frozen man is revived in the future, to a world that is not quite what he expected.

Written by Eric Molinsky, and produced …

Possible Side Effects

September 13th, 2017

18:01

Intestilax is a miracle cure for stomach pains. But be careful: it may have side effects.

Written by Casper Kelly, and produced by Jonathan …

Influencers part 1

June 28th, 2017

13:01

Imagine a near future where media influencers are sent to an internment camp. This episode was made in collaboration with Benjamen Walker, …

Do the Voice

May 10th, 2017

13:22

The voice of a cartoon boy takes a shot at live action. Starring Erica Schroeder as Betsy and Happy Louie. With Brian Dykstra, Marc Thompson, Justin Morgan, Rosie Whalen, Susan J. Jacks, Chris Kipiniak, Lorena …

Intimacy Challenge

April 26th, 2017

14:20

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 …

Hey Bumblebee

April 12th, 2017

15:43

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 …

Scavenger Hunt

March 22nd, 2017

12:40

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.

Miracle on the L Train

March 9th, 2017

14:55

A subway ride becomes divinely dangerous. With Joanna Hausmann as Alice and T.J. Mannix as God. Written by Sarah Siskind with Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. 

A Drop in the Ocean

February 9th, 2017

18:51

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 …

The Dark End of the Mall

January 11th, 2017

20:00

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

The Sweet Music of Friction

December 21st, 2016

18:52

A man mysteriously transports himself into the body of a prison inmate. Performed by Khalil Kain and Craig muMs Grant, with Keith Randolph …

Naughty or Nice

December 7th, 2016

17:46

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 …

Commentary Track

November 10th, 2016

14:19

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 …

Cor-wrong-ct!

October 12th, 2016

17:16

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 …

Sleep Some More

September 7th, 2016

25:30

Dan's college roommate won't stop talking. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah …

The Making of That's Democracy

July 13th, 2016

28:30

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 …

The Man in the Barn

May 12th, 2016

15:29

A mysterious man appears in the barn of an elderly Irish couple. This story was commissioned by RTE's Drama on One, and recorded in …

Man V. Nature

March 10th, 2016

25:26

Three men are stranded in a lifeboat. Adapted from a short story by Diane Cook, our adaptation is by Diana McCorry. Performed by David Pasquesi, Ed Herbstman, and Mark Gessner. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. …

Visible & Drive Straight Ahead

February 11th, 2016

18:01

Two stories: A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App, and a personal GPS gets really personal. With performances by Russell G. Jones, Ann Carr, Rachel Hamilton, and Kerry Kastin, and writing by Louis Kornfled & …

Where Have You Been?

November 17th, 2015

11:32

Everyone thought you were missing, maybe even dead. And now you’re back.

Performed by Ed Herbstman, Ben Jones, Christian Paluck, Chet Siegel, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Asher Herbstman. Produced by …

Starburst

October 22nd, 2015

11:26

Where's your costume? Dressing up is the best part of these things! Performed by Matt Antonucci and Angela DeManti, with Kerry Kastin, …

Enjoy the Suffering

September 10th, 2015

12:20

Greetings, souls of the damned! This story is about a young woman who always looked up to her older sister, until they found themselves in …

Dark Matter

July 16th, 2015

16:41

No one knows what it is, or why we can't see it. All we know is that without it, the universe would fall apart. Performed by Kevin Corrigan, …

You're Not Alone

June 24th, 2015

17:58

Are you hearing voices? You're not alone. Performed by Christian Paluck, Carly Monardo, Tom Stephens, Louis Kornfeld, Jon Keller, Kerry Kastin, Nick Mykins, Aina Rapoza, and Ashley Wilson. With special musical …

Remember the Baby

June 4th, 2015

12:10

You're having a stroke. Performed by Ann Carr, Louis Kornfeld, and Amy Warren. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

The Last Job

May 20th, 2015

13:07

It's the Age of Leisure, and keeping it that way is a full time job. Performed by Peter McNerney, Dave Hill, Louis Kornfeld, India Kotis, …

Tape Delay

April 22nd, 2015

15:54

The recording doesn't lie. Performed by Ed Herbstman and Tami Sagher, with Libby George and Christian Paluck. It was produced by Jonathan Mitchell, and written by Jonathan Mitchell, Ed Herbstman, and Melanie …

Can You Help Me Find My Mom?

April 9th, 2015

8:26

A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her? Performed by Bee Herbstman, Melanie Hoopes, Ed Herbstman, Evan Sudarsky Abadi, Gregory C. Jones, and Blanche Ames. Written by Diana McCorry, …

Living the Dream

March 12th, 2015

12:37

Hoping the dream date never ends... until it doesn’t. Performed by Adam Wade, Chrissie Gruebel, and Dan Fairall. Written by Alejandro …

Don't Touch a Thing

February 11th, 2015

11:26

A hoarder's daughter digs through the past. Performed by Amy Warren, Armando Diaz, Jackie Hoffman, Louis Kornfeld, and Noel Dinneen. Written by Louis Kornfeld, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Falling

January 29th, 2015

14:40

An accidental love story. Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney, with Willy Appelman, Louis Kornfeld, Lauren Ashley Smith, Sebastian Conelli, Quinton Loder, Jon Bander, and Kim Ferguson. Written by Chet …

The One about the Dead Dog

January 15th, 2015

13:01

Who knows... maybe it's true. Written by Diane McCorry. Performed by Phoebe Tyers and Dennis Pacheco, with Nick Mykins, T.J. Mannix, and Chris Dwane. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Naughty or Nice

December 19th, 2014

17:46

An elf gets a new job in the Naughty or Nice division of Santa's workshop. This story was commissioned by NPR's All Things Considered. It was written by Jonathan Mitchell and Seth Lind, and directed & …

The Death of Poe

October 29th, 2014

13:06

Edgar Allen Poe's death has always been shrouded in mystery. In this episode, we imagine what may have happened. It was inspired by listener Matthew Mercier, who spent time as the caretaker of Poe's last home. …

Silvia's Blood

October 16th, 2014

16:29

Based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Upon the Dull Earth," originally published in 1954. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Rebecca Robles, …

Cold Read

September 17th, 2014

17:29

A psychic love story. Performed by Alex Marino, Christina Dabney, Blanche Ames, and T.J. Mannix. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

That's Democracy

August 20th, 2014

12:16

A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney, Russ Armstrong, Alexis Lambright, Fiona Bradford, Teddy Shivers, Oscar Montoya, and Ben Jones. Written …

Moon Graffiti

July 16th, 2014

16:13

45 years ago this week, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. To commemorate, we're sharing our pilot episode which asks the question: What if they crashed? This story is based on a real speech …

Chaotic Neutral

June 18th, 2014

14:25

A game of Dungeons and Dragons is thrown into chaos. Peformed by Elana Fishbein, Jon Bander, Justin Moran, and Matt Shafeek. Written by …

Voyager Found

May 14th, 2014

13:04

The Voyager spacecraft has landed: meet the aliens who found it. Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

Everybody SCREAM!!!

April 28th, 2014

13:48

Keep your knees in, chest up, stay low, elbows soft... let's go, let's GO! Performed by Chet Siegel, Emily Tarver, and Ed Herbstman. Written by Chet Siegel, produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

The Extractor

March 10th, 2014

17:33

The sounds we make don't just fade away; they're embedded in the wood around us. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Kevin Cragg, Annemarie Cullen, …

Eat Cake

February 13th, 2014

13:19

If you've ever been alone on Valentine's Day, this story is for you. It's performed by Eliza Skinner, Birch Harms, and Curtis Gwinn, who improvised all of the dialogue. It was originally produced in 2009 for …

It's Your Funeral

January 24th, 2014

27:20

Live the death you've always wanted. Performed by Andy Moskowitz, Jackie Hoffman, Ben Jones, Damon Ketron, Phoebe Tyres, Shacottha Fields, Blanche Ames, and Rebecca Robles. Written by David Wilcox. Produced and …

Biological Clock

December 21st, 2013

14:37

Adam and Allie would do anything to have a baby. Performed by Tami Sagher, Ed Herbstman, Louis Kornfeld, and Kerry Kastin. Written by Ira …

Naomi's World

December 10th, 2013

9:46

A trip to the museum takes a surreal turn. Performed by Isabel Frohnhofer, Tom Ligon, Elana Fishbein, Imran Chowdhury, Laura Parker, Philipp Goedicke, Dennis Pacheco, Blanche Ames, Ron Palais, Willy Appelman, …

The Devil You Know

October 24th, 2013

53:19

A collection of horror stories that take place in the world of electoral politics. This one-hour special was produced in 2012 for broadcast …

The Talk

October 13th, 2013

15:26

A father comes to the rescue when three teenagers take things too far. Performed by Christian Paluck, Dmitry Shein, Willy Appelman, and Elana Fishbein. Written by Louis Kornfeld, and produced by Jonathan …

Sweets for the Cheat

August 29th, 2013

11:44

Two shock jocks make a big morning mess. Performed by Jon Bander, Alessandro King, Bianca Casusol, Brian Frange, and Elana Fishbein. Written …

You're Not Alone

May 10th, 2013

17:58

Are you hearing voices? You're not alone. Performed by Christian Paluck, Carly Monardo, Tom Stephens, Louis Kornfeld, Jon Keller, Kerry Kastin, Nick Mykins, Aina Rapoza, and Ashley Wilson. With special musical …

Falling

April 11th, 2013

14:40

A freak accident on a train platform leads to... romance? Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney, with Willy Appleman, Louis Kornfeld, Lauren Ashley-Smith, Sebastien Conelli, Quinton Loder, Jon Bander, and …

Where Have You Been?

March 22nd, 2013

11:32

A prodigal daughter returns. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Ben Jones, Christian Paluck, Chet Siegel, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Asher …

Happy New Year

January 10th, 2013

12:06

You're cordially invited to spend New Year's Eve with Walt Avery. To attend, simply play this podcast. Performed by Ben Jones and Tom Ligon, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. 

Mirror Lake

December 14th, 2012

14:56

A couple goes in search of childhood memories. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Lauren Ashely Smith, and Louis Kornfeld. Story by Jonathan Mitchell with dialogue improvised by the actors. Produced and directed by …

Interruptible

November 29th, 2012

17:27

This is a re-edited version of a previoulsy released story. A taxi driver is working on his anniversary, and gets more than he expected when …

In Good Hands

November 15th, 2012

23:29

Two urban explorers enter an abandoned subway. What happens next is our secret. This is the complete version of a story that was previously only available in two parts.

The Modern Prometheus

November 2nd, 2012

16:01

What happens when a corporation becomes a person? In this satire by Tony Award-winning playwright Greg Kotis, we follow a company called …

The Death of Poe

October 18th, 2012

13:06

This story was inspired by a submission from listener Mathew Mercier, for our Halloween/Election crowd-sourcing experiment. It's based on his experience as caretaker of the Edgar Allan Poe estate, and imagines …

Do You Have a Minute for Equality?

October 4th, 2012

14:39

A canvasser gets the donation she needs, but it will cost her... Performed by Chet Siegel and Tom Ligon, with Matt J. Weir, Quentin Loder, and Melanie Hoopes. From an outline by Chet Siegel. Produced & …

Domestic Violins

September 20th, 2012

11:58

Produced at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Beyond Radio conference, featuring performances by Amie McKenna, Michele Durman, Michael Whalley, and Martin Dingle Wall. Produced by Ed Herbstman and …

That's Democracy

September 5th, 2012

12:16

A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney as Mr. Mohr, Russ Armstrong as Eric, and Alexis Lambright as Margaret, with  Fiona Bradford, Teddy …

Third Party

August 9th, 2012

22:23

Mike Coleman is an independent candidate running for Congress, and he's finally getting some attention... from a serial killer. Performed by …

Lucy and the Bike Girl

July 26th, 2012

12:09

This is a short story written and produced by Hillary Frank, made by combining fictional narration with real interview tape. It was edited …

Human Intelligence

June 20th, 2012

22:21

Written by Kurt Andersen, this story was originally heard on PRI's Studio 360. Narrated by Ed Herbstman, with John Ottavino as Nicholas, and …

In Good Hands

June 7th, 2012

23:29

A pair of urban explorers goes underground, in the first part of a continuing story. Starring Emily Tarver, Alex Marino, Louis Kornfeld, Ed Herbstman, Christian Paluck, and Amy Warren. Produced by Jonathan …

Total Transparency & Eye Contact

May 24th, 2012

13:11

Two different approaches to making stories that combine improvisation with the recording studio. Total Transparency is a brand new piece, it was completely improvised and recorded in one take, and then edited. …

Tape Delay

April 25th, 2012

15:54

The recording doesn't lie. Performed by Ed Herbstman & Tami Sagher, with Libby Geroge & Christian Paluck. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell, written by Jonathan Mitchell, Ed Herbstman, & Melanie Hoopes. …

Everybody SCREAM!!!

April 11th, 2012

13:48

Spin class gets personal. Performed by Chet Siegel, Emily Tarver, and Ed Herbstman. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell, written by Chet Siegel & The Truth.

They're Made Out of Meat

March 20th, 2012

17:20

Terry Bisson's classic short story "They're Made Out of Meat" originally appeared in Omni Magazine in 1991, and our audio version was produced for WNYC's Studio 360 in November 2011. We've re-mixed the story …

Interruptible

March 6th, 2012

17:27

A taxi driver is working on his anniversary, and gets more than he expected when he picks up a couple in Lower Manhattan. Featuring: Christian Paluck as The Driver, Chet Siegel as Mary, Louis Kornfeld as Frank, …

Movie Mash-Ups

February 22nd, 2012

8:34

As we finish up some new stories for the podcast, here's a selection of three short pieces from the archives. These pieces are a little different than the stories we normally present on The Truth. They were all …

Eat Cake

February 14th, 2012

13:19

Can coconut cake + random phone calls = love? Find out, when these two Valentine's Day traditions collide. 

Produced by Jonathan Mitchell

Moon Graffiti

February 11th, 2012

16:13

Episode #1: Moon Graffiti. In our pilot episode, we imagine what may have happened if the Apollo 11 mission ended in tragedy. Featuring …

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