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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!

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Listen to the full story on BBC Sounds:PART 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001yxg8PART 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001yxkxONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 8th, 2024On this episode, we're previewing the first three minutes of a brand new story from the director of The Truth.Jonathan Mitchell directed, sound designed, and composed the original score for a brand new audio drama on BBC Radio 4 called “The Missed Lives of Max and Judy." It's in two parts, each part is 44 minutes long, and you can hear it free online for the next 30 days at the links above. Part 1 is available starting May 8, and part 2 starting May 9th.After 30 days, they will be gone, possibly forever, so listen right away!The Missed Lives of Max and Judy is a mind-bending time-warping romantic comedy by Janina Mattheson, who also created the Within the Wires podcast, and it stars Danusia Samal, Carl Prekopp, and Alison Steadman. It was Produced by Emma Hearn, and Executive Produced by John Dryden of Goldhawk Productions.
Pariah No. 3

Pariah No. 3

2023-07-1336:125

The grandson of a world-renowned art gallery owner falls in love with a performance artist. But when her performance piece becomes a crime scene, he has to team up with an art critic to investigate. Part 3 of 3. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Federico Rodriguez, Liz Leimkuhler, Ann Carr, Dmitry Shein, Amy Warren, Margaret Burrus, Woody Fu, and Hunter Nelson. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Pariah No. 2

Pariah No. 2

2023-06-2928:431

The grandson of a world-renowned art gallery owner falls in love with a performance artist. But when her performance piece becomes a crime scene, he has to team up with an art critic to investigate. Part 2 of 3. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Federico Rodriguez, Liz Leimkuhler, Ann Carr, Amy Warren, Margaret Burrus, Dmitry Shein, Marisa Brau, Brian Morabito, Davy Gardner, Woody Fu, Zuri Washington, Mary McDonnell, and Louis Kornfeld. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Pariah No. 1

Pariah No. 1

2023-06-1531:577

The grandson of a world-renowned art gallery owner falls in love with a performance artist. But when her performance piece becomes a crime scene, he has to team up with an art critic to investigate. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Federico Rodriguez, Liz Leimkuhler, Ann Carr, Amy Warren, Margaret Burrus, Dmitry Shein, Marisa Brau, Brian Morabito, Davy Gardner, Hunter Nelson, and Woody Fu. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
When Jen gets an instruction manual specifically written for her boyfriend, she uses it to help both him … and herself. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by James Dwyer, Erin Bartley, John Trowbridge, Makena Miller, Cherie McMaster, and Sadie Mitchell. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Degenerates

Degenerates

2023-05-1830:015

A mechanic with a gambling problem has a chance to get out of debt by restoring his bookie’s vintage car. But first he has to deal with Ro. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Jamie Rivera, Phoebe Tyers, Michael Cullen, Louis Kornfeld, and Hunter Nelson. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Heat Meet

Heat Meet

2023-05-0434:004

Welcome to the 18th Annual Heat Meet, where hot sauce enthusiasts from all over the world gather to talk shop, sample new sauces, and—maybe, just maybe—see the face of God. Written by Hunter Nelson Performed by James Coker, Brandon Zelman, James Urbaniak, Dan Chamberlain, Marina Gasparyan, Geoff Ross, Abby Royle, Tallie Medel, Lida Darmian, Sharon Spell, Bill Rohlfing, Hunter Nelson, Mary McDonnell, Davy Gardner, and Louis Kornfeld. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
The Talk

The Talk

2023-04-0615:496

We’re taking a break right now, and we’ll be back in May with all new stories. But in the meantime, we’re featuring stories from the past that you may not have heard. For this episode, we’re re-releasing a story from 2013 called The Talk by Louis Kornfeld. A father comes to the rescue when three teenagers take things a little too far. Performed by Christian Paluck, Dmitry Shein, Willy Appelman, and Elana Fishbein. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Keep Running

Keep Running

2023-03-0214:042

We’re taking a break right now, and we’ll be back in May with all new stories. But in the meantime, we’re featuring stories from the past that you may not have heard. For this episode, we’re re-releasing a story from 2013 called Keep Running, based an interview with listener Brian Foy. Brian donated money to our show (thank you so much Brian!), and in return, we took details from his life, and changed them to make a fictional story. It’s about a man running from Wisconsin to Indiana, and where his mind goes along the way. Performed by Peter McNerney, with Elana Fishbein, Louis Kornfeld, Julia Hynes, and Teddy Shivers. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Tough Crowd

Tough Crowd

2023-02-0217:134

For this episode, we’re re-releasing a story from 2013 called Tough Crowd, about a stand-up comic competing with a speed-date event—based on a true story! Performed by Alejandro Kolleeny, Annemarie Cullen, Devin O'Neill, Megan Gray, Noel Dineen, Maddy Mako, Matt Shafeek, Shacottha Fields, Louis Kornfeld, and Elana Fishbein. Written by Louis Kornfeld, inspired by storyteller Adam Wade. We’re taking a break right now, and we’ll be back in May with all new stories. But in the meantime, we’re featuring stories from the past that you may not have heard. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
The Mutiny

The Mutiny

2023-01-0510:235

We’re taking a break right now, and we’ll be back in May with all new stories. But in the meantime, we’re featuring stories from the past that you may not have heard. For this episode, we’re re-releasing a story that we made back in 2013 called The Mutiny, about the power dynamics between two children and their mother, and what happens when the tables get turned. Performed by Melanie Hoopes. Asher Herbstman, and Bea Herbstman. With Blanche Ames, Ed Herbstman, Shacottha Fields, and Noel Dinneen. Written by Elana Fishbein. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Mall Santa

Mall Santa

2022-12-2022:324

A disenchanted mall Santa gets a surprise gift from SantaCon. This story was originally released in 2017. It was written by Louis Kornfeld, and performed by Tom Ligon, Chris Dwane, Anna Neu, Bianca Casusol, Jimmy O’Connell, Kevin Cobbs, Louis Kornfeld, Kerry Kastin, and Becca Schall. Casper Kelly’s Adult Swim Yule Log: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/specials/adult-swim-yule-log Radiotopia’s fall fundraiser is here! Donate today to support The Truth and help us reach our goal of 1,000 supporters. Thank you! https://on.prx.org/3hrARzw Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Still On

Still On

2022-10-2734:118

Long-running late-night talk show “Still On” just got a new host. He’s young, innovative… and cursed. Written by Hunter Nelson Performed by Molly Thomas, Ed Herbstman, Jamie Newell, Louis Kornfeld, Kelsey Bailey, Hunter Nelson, Brandon Zelman, Michael Cullen, Bill Rohlfing, Thomas Whittington, and Mary McDonnell. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
I'm Not That Guy

I'm Not That Guy

2022-10-1328:333

You know the story: back in high school, a jock and a nerd switched bodies. Except now it's ten years later... and they still haven't switched back. Written by Matthew Brian Cohen Performed by Seth Lind, Jeremy Bent, Betsy Kenney, Randy McKay, Drew Reilly, Joel Bernstein, Zuri Washington, Amy Warren, Matthew Brian Cohen, and Bill Rohlfing. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Mark the Creep

Mark the Creep

2022-09-2924:393

Mark thinks he's unworthy of his wife's affection. At least, that's what the voices in his head keep saying.... Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Andy Bustillos, Julia Meinwald, Lila Newman, Tessa Hersh, and Tony Chen Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Journey into Kalanu

Journey into Kalanu

2022-09-1526:391

On a theme park ride dedicated to a sci-fi mega-franchise, a man meets a superfan whose love of fantasy is about to put them both in real danger. Written by Hunter Nelson. Performed by Peter Grosz, Alex Dickson, Billy Bob Thompson, Erica Schroeder, Zuri Washington, Jake Hart, Nathan Crisci, Erik Ghalib, Liz Leimkuhler, Anthony Franqui, Erin Bartley, and Hunter Nelson. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Happy Happy

Happy Happy

2022-07-2128:591

There are a million things rock star Melanie Miles would like to have done differently. And a visit to a mysterious bar trapped in the '90s finally gives her the chance. Written by Lana Schwartz Performed by Erin Harland, Jon Cook, Anna Suzuki, Maya Deshmukh, Alex Song-Xia, Ryan Leach, Evan Barden, and Stefan Schuette. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Snoop

Snoop

2022-07-0723:245

While housesitting for her crush, Sienna finds his journal. But reading it uncovers a little more than she—or her best friend Monica—was expecting. Written by Mary McDonnell Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Julia Kelly, and Yoni Lotan. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Swallowed

Swallowed

2022-06-2326:5011

Jonah’s been swallowed by the whale, and he isn’t sure why. But as he prays to God for answers, a different voice responds. Written by Brielle DeMirjian Performed by David Deblinger, Russell G. Jones, and Tom Ligon. Find The Truth at thetruthpodcast.com and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Newts!

Newts!

2022-06-0226:502

From PRX Productions and The Truth, Newts! is a surf rock audio drama about the end of the world. The six-part series is inspired by the pioneering science fiction of Czech author and playwright Karel Čapek, who is best known for coining the term “robot.” The first episode is premiering exclusively on The Truth. To hear the rest of the series, subscribe to Newts! wherever you listen to podcasts, or visit newtspod.com to stay in the loop. Created by Sam Jay Gold & Ian Coss Directed by Sam Jay Gold Music and sound design by Ian Coss Executive produced by Jocelyn Gonzales and Jonathan Mitchell Performed by Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Chris Barron, Joseph Medeiros, Juan Ignacio Sanguinetti, Alok Patel , Sarah Naughton , Jon-Michael Reese, Putu Rekayasa , Naomi Yang, Sid Iyer, Lenny Fiannaca, Sam Lapine, and Varun Sasisekharan. Newts! The Truth Instagram Twitter
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Jennifer Xara

this is the funniest story

May 22nd
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Dorianne McCreary Jarchow

Love that. What a great story!

May 19th
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Dorianne McCreary Jarchow

People like that seem abusive to me. Not my favorite.

May 19th
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Stewart Gilligan Griffin

OK, now I'm scared of the AI

May 17th
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Edward Szeto

Brilliant! Wonderful story, totally captivating from the start. Oh, how I miss The Truth. Please bring it back.

May 10th
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Freeman Fields

this one was HILARIOUS

May 9th
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Feb 5th
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Kasra Zaferani

👏

Sep 16th
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firecat

Monica is whiny and intrusive though 😬

Sep 16th
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podcast lover

so amusing!

Aug 5th
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Lin

☹️ All these quirky, unique, thoughtful, experimental creations will be hugely missed. Sad that there isn't more support for art like this.

Aug 3rd
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Kiera Hakaraia

😧 Heart breaking news, this podcast is something uniquely special by insightful Creatives. Thank you for the ear movies, best of luck, hope to hear from you again. Big love 💛💛

Aug 1st
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Emma Smith

Holy shit. Sad to hear yall are going (for now... fingers crossed) Thank you Thank you Thank you for all the stories and laughs and tears. Appreciate all of you and the work you put into entertaining us and creating these works

Jul 14th
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Loraine Ramirez

I keep thinking there's going to be an ending to the story but it feels like it just stops when there should be more

May 24th
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Payton Cordova

The semi resurrection of Getting on with James Urbaniak I’ve been hoping for

May 5th
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Gabriel

Good one!

Apr 29th
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Oscar “Prowhiz” Obians

This was truly, genuinely funny and brilliant yet real typical.

Mar 2nd
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sara helaleh

That was awesome story! thanks and good luck 👍

Feb 17th
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JB Barron

The sad thing is that some people just need a positive voice like this in their lives. It is understandable he would risk everything to have a positive encouraging words.

Feb 2nd
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Sledoven

thanks for this therapy)

Jan 24th
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