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Seen and Not Heard

18 EpisodesProduced by Caroline MincksWebsite

What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way d… read more

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Presenting: Forgive Me!

June 2nd, 2021


We are excited to partner with the excellent audio drama Forgive Me!, a heartfelt and very funny show that explores the lives of the eccentric parishioners of St. Patrick's through their confessions to Father Ben. Like …

Representing Deafness in an Audio Medium

March 3rd, 2021


Audio is also for d/Deaf/HOH people. In this short talk, Caroline explores their history as a deaf creator of a fiction podcast that represents …

A Conversation with Tal Minear

February 15th, 2021


Our brilliant sound designer Tal Minear joins Caroline for a discussion of the intricacies of creating a deaf soundscape, voices that defy filtering, …


January 22nd, 2021


In the Seen and Not Heard finale, Bet finds balance and sees a clear path forward in her life at last. 
Transcript. (
Content warnings: some strong language, discussion of OCD rituals, mention …

Best Day Ever

January 11th, 2021


Bet starts to find herself more and more comfortable in her identity as deaf and learns about an event that seems tailor-made for both her and David.

Content warnings: some strong language, depiction of OCD rituals, and …

Out in the World

December 28th, 2020


David opens up to Bet about his own struggles. Bet begins to deal with the aftermath of her grandmother's death and takes a big personal step forward. 

Content warnings: discussion of ableism, discussion of mental …

A Conversation with Adelaide Gardner

December 14th, 2020


Caroline and Adelaide chat about accessibility with the world of TTRPGs, the importance of being able to determine one's own comfort level with …

A Conversation with Eleanor Grey

November 10th, 2020


Today, Caroline sat down with Eleanor to discuss the differences in USA and UK healthcare, navigating the highs and lows of mental illness, and the …

A Conversation with Cassie Josephs

November 1st, 2020


For today's conversation, Caroline and Cassie discussed how ableism never takes a break, the perils of being loudly deaf on the internet, and the …

A Conversation with Cole Burkhardt

October 11th, 2020


And now for something slightly different! Caroline and Cole sat down for a conversation about hearing loss, audio drama, and the frustrating practice …

I Got You

October 6th, 2020


Another attempt at some "normal" falls flat, and a loss in the Kline family brings about a confrontation.

Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some …


September 22nd, 2020


As the High Holidays approach, Bet gets sucked in to more family time and has an unexpected visitor.

Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong …


September 8th, 2020


Bet attempts to be part of a family gathering. It goes about as well as can be expected. 

Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong language, …

Prologue Four: An Extremely Jewish Answer

August 2nd, 2020


Bet decides to try to get some answers about her situation from her rabbi. 

Content warnings: mention of illness/hospital stay.

Transcript can be found here. (  Transcripts are also …

Prologue Three: An Attempt

July 26th, 2020


Ah, family dinners. Surely a time for pleasant conversations and emotional openness! 

Content warnings: ableism, conflict, complicated family …

Prologue Two: Speed Dating

July 19th, 2020


...apparently speed dating is still a thing? Against her better judgement, Bet decides to give it a shot. 

Content warnings: Mention of illness/hospital stay, ableism, mention of sex.

Transcript can be found here. (

Prologue One: Community

July 12th, 2020


Bet attempts to take some initiative and attend a sign language class. 

Content warnings: Mention of illness, mention of alcohol, some strong …

Seen and Not Heard Teaser

February 5th, 2020


(Mid-tempo acoustic guitar music plays.)


What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have?

What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? 

My name is Bet Kline, and...I'm deaf. That …

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