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Everything is Alive

58 EpisodesProduced by RadiotopiaWebsite

Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

58 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

The Animals: Deleted Scenes

November 29th, 2023


A few moments that for one reason or another got cut from “The Animals,” but we love them anyway.

You can find t-shirts for The Animals and Everything is Alive (and other things) right here.

And… Radiotopia is in its …

The Animals: Hari, Butterfly

November 23rd, 2023


Hari is a butterfly, and he’s just trying to stay grounded.

Featuring Hari Kondabolu. Hari’s Youtube comedy special is called “Vacation Baby.” You …

The Animals: Steven, Beaver

November 8th, 2023


Steven is a beaver, and he’s just trying to do his job.

Featuring Connor Ratliff.

Note to parents: This episode contains a frank discussion of the Tooth Fairy. If that is something you prefer your children not hear, …

The Animals: Harry, Flamingo

October 25th, 2023


Harry is a flamingo. He may have been born at the zoo, but he can’t be contained.

Featuring Vinny Thomas. You can find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter and a million other places too.

Vinny’s audio was …

The Animals: Deirdre, Jellyfish

October 11th, 2023


Deirdre is a jellyfish, and she’s just trying to go with the flow.

Featuring Maeve Higgins. Maeve’s new album “A Very Special Woman” is available on bandcamp.

Choral music in this episode from Friedrich Wilhelm …

The Animals: Melissa and Joseph, Kangaroos

September 27th, 2023


Joseph lives in Melissa’s pouch, and he may be wearing out his welcome.

Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Sebastian Conelli.

The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

Everything is Alive Presents: The Animals

September 20th, 2023


Starting next Wednesday, September 27th, the Everything is Alive feed will host a five episode special series called “The Animals.” We’ll get to know a beaver, a jellyfish, a flamingo, and more, all sharing the joys and …

Miriam and Peter, Playing Cards

November 16th, 2022


Miriam and Peter are quite a pair.

Featuring Peter Grosz & Miriam Tolan.

Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. …

Sneak Preview: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight

November 16th, 2022


Hear the first episode of Ian’s new show: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight. It’s a rewatch podcast for a TV show that never existed.

Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. If you’re able, …

Charles, Party Horn

November 2nd, 2022


Charles is a party horn, and he’s just trying to make a name for himself.

Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find Vinny on Twitter and Instagram @vinn_ayy.

Recorded live on stage at On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York, with Zach …

Jes, Baguette

October 19th, 2022


Jes is a baguette, and they were made to share.

Featuring Jes Tom. You can find them on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid. You can see their …

Ginny, Roomba

October 5th, 2022


Ginny is a Roomba, and she’s been taking it all in.

Featuring Ginny Hogan. Find her on Twitter @ginnyhogan_.

Alzo, Rental Car

September 21st, 2022


Alzo, a rental car, is just trying to find his agency.

Featuring Alzo Slade.

Season Five Trailer

September 14th, 2022


Everything is Alive returns September 21st.

Making Trouble: Deleted Scenes from Sal the Sock

February 23rd, 2022


This special episode of Everything is Alive is a part of Radiotopia’s winter fundraiser. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. Donate today at

Sal, Sock

December 15th, 2021


Sal is a sock. He’s had a good life, but it feels like something’s missing.

Featuring Sebastian Conelli.

The Wait

December 1st, 2021


A special episode produced in conjunction with Pop-Up Magazine, this is the story of a bike locked to a bike rack a little too long.

In June of this year, Pop-Up Magazine placed bicycles at bike racks in Brooklyn, Los …

Michael, Phone Booth

November 18th, 2021


Michael is a phone booth, and he’s been on hold for a while.

Featuring Michael Kostroff.

Additional credits for this episode can be found at

Anonymous, Mousetrap

November 3rd, 2021


What do you do when the thing you were made to do is the last thing you want to do?

Featuring Mel Shimkovitz.

From the Archives: Annie, Jack O' Lantern

October 27th, 2021


Our Halloween special! This episode first aired in 2018 and since then it’s delighted and disturbed parents and children alike. If you’ve heard it before (or if you’re scared), you can skip it.

Annie is a jack o’ …

Atsuko, Bagpipes

October 20th, 2021


Atsuko is a set of bagpipes, and she’s looking for some peace and quiet.

Featuring Atsuko Okatsuka. Find her on various socials, her handle is @atsukocomedy.

Dina, Pacifier

October 6th, 2021


Dina’s not in a good place, but maybe she’s headed to one.

Featuring Dina Hashem. You can find more from Dina on the social media of your choice @dinahashem_.

Vinny, Vending Machine

September 22nd, 2021


Vinny has been through a lot, and a lot has been through Vinny.

Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter @vinn_ayy.

Season Four Preview

September 15th, 2021


A few of the inanimate objects you’ll meet on the new season of Everything is Alive, launching September 22nd.

Adam, Stool

May 28th, 2021


Adam has been the stool on stage at a comedy club for a long time. What do you do around standup when you were made for sitting?

Adam is played by …

Martin, Paper Towel Dispenser

August 19th, 2020


Martin is a paper towel dispenser outside a hardware store, and he's wondering how he got there.

Featuring Martin Morrow. Martin is a comedian, …

Maria and Joel

July 22nd, 2020


Part one: Maria is a box of tissues, without much to cry about. Part two: Joel is a water fountain thirsting for more.

Featuring Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster.

Lillian, Song

July 8th, 2020


Ian has a song stuck in his head. Imagine how the song feels.

Featuring Lillian King.

Colin, Ten Dollar Bill

June 24th, 2020


Colin is a ten dollar bill, and he’s wondering what he’s worth.

Featuring Colin Nissan.

Deleted Scenes II

June 10th, 2020


A few scenes that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Featuring the Russian Dolls, Emmy the Pregnancy Test, Josh the Chainsaw, and more.

Eugene, Tattoo

May 13th, 2020


Eugene is a tattoo, and for now, he’s staying right where he is.

Featuring Eugene Cordero.

Mirror, Mirror

April 29th, 2020


A restaurant bathroom mirror takes a moment to reflect.

Featuring Alex Song-Xia.

Louise & William, Shirt & Pants

April 15th, 2020


Louise is an oxford shirt and William is leather pants. They may hang in the same closet, but they’ve seen different worlds.

Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Connor Ratliff.

Josh, Chainsaw

April 1st, 2020


Josh has a warning: don't get too close, but don't stay too far away either.

Featuring Josh Gondelman.

Tami and Ed, Sharpie

March 18th, 2020


Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark.

Featuring Tami Sagher and Ed Herbstman.

Season 3 Preview

March 11th, 2020


Season Three of Everything is Alive begins Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mark your calendar, unless your calendar objects.

Bonus Episode: The Magic 8 Ball

November 26th, 2019


The Magic 8 Ball can’t tell you his name. This bonus episode is part of Radiotopia’s 2019 Fundraising Drive. Make your mark. Go to to donate today.

Scott, Stethoscope

July 10th, 2019


Scott is always listening.

Charu, Satellite

June 26th, 2019


Charu is a satellite. Is she alone in the universe?

Jennifer, Newspaper

June 12th, 2019


Jennifer is a copy of The Canberra Times from October 24th, 1988. She might not be news anymore, but she’s still paper.

Chioke, Pane of Glass

May 22nd, 2019


Note: this episode is a followup to “Chioke, Grain of Sand.” If you haven’t heard that episode, we suggest starting there.

Chioke just wants to be …

Sebastian, Alex, and Alex, Russian Dolls

May 8th, 2019


Sebastian, Alex, and Alex get to know each other, inside and out.

Connor, Painting

April 3rd, 2019


Connor is a painting, but is anybody looking at him?

Petey, Baseball Cap

March 19th, 2019


Petey’s just trying to stay on top.

Emmy, Pregnancy Test

March 6th, 2019


Emmy is just trying to stay positive.

Alligator, Alligator

February 20th, 2019


Alligator is a stuffed animal, and things are about to get different.

Shannon, Bath Towel

February 6th, 2019


Shannon just wants to be part of the story.

Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes

December 11th, 2018


A special bonus episode featuring a few scenes that for one reason or another got cut out of Season One. Featuring Louis, Can of Cola, Maeve the …

Sean, Subway Seat

November 27th, 2018


Sean loves his job, and he’s looking for a connection.

Ayo, Balloon

November 13th, 2018


Ayo has achieved great heights, but she would like to come back down.

Annie, Jack o' Lantern

October 30th, 2018


Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you.

Chioke, Grain of Sand

October 16th, 2018


Chioke is a grain of sand. He’s not as small as he looks.

Paul, Tooth

October 2nd, 2018


Paul is a tooth. He may have been knocked out, but he’s not giving up.

Ana, Elevator

September 11th, 2018


Ana is an elevator. She’s headed for great heights.

Tara, Bar of Soap

August 28th, 2018


Tara is a bar of soap. She may be just a sliver now, but she’s got a lot of fight left.

Dennis, Pillow

August 14th, 2018


While we are sleeping, Dennis has dreams too.

Maeve, Lamppost

July 31st, 2018


Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?

Louis, Can of Cola

July 17th, 2018


Louis is a can of generic cola. He’s been on the shelf a long while, so he’s had some time to think.

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