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Author: Jonathan Mitchell

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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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Museum of You

Museum of You

2020-01-1600:26:318

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
Passenger List

Passenger List

2019-12-2700:37:086

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
Three Seconds to Nowhere

Three Seconds to Nowhere

2019-12-1200:24:4012

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
Meet Cara

Meet Cara

2019-12-0200:15:473

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.
Possessive

Possessive

2019-11-2200:21:184

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
Under the Influence

Under the Influence

2019-11-0700:26:1811

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
Double Feature of Darkness

Double Feature of Darkness

2019-10-2400:34:4312

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 by Andy Moskowitz, Rebecca Robles, Diana McCorry, Ben Jones, and Al King. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Self-Made Man

Self-Made Man

2019-10-1000:28:5914

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 Hubbard, Frankie Johnson, Louis Kornfeld, Mary McDonnell, Jesse VandenBergh, Anthony Franqui, Dennis Pacheco, Mac Rogers, Amy Warren, Thomas Whittington, Elana Fishbein, Chris Thompson, and Bodywork Improv Ensemble This episode contains strong language and violence. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Your Ears Are Burning

Your Ears Are Burning

2019-09-2600:28:2319

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 Doug Moe, Dennis Pacheco, Louis Kornfeld, Alana Bowers, Marisa Brau, Amy Warren, Ed Herbstman, Blanche Ames, Becca Schall, Elana Fishbein, and Emily Marinoff The Truth Instagram Twitter
Poofed

Poofed

2019-09-1200:20:1112

After helping a woman on a subway platform, a busker discovers that her ukulele has a strange power. Written by Rachel Wenitsky Performed by Rachel Wenitsky, Tallie Medel, Jeremy Bent, Bianca Casusol, Michael Delisle, Naomi Lorrain, Kyle Gordon, Jimmy O’Connell, Woody Fu, Kerry Kastin, Louis Kornfeld, Brian Morabito, Tim Platt, Andrew Roberts, Mac Rogers, Cara Ehlenfeldt, and Emily Marinoff. This episode includes explicit language and deals with sexual harassment. The Truth Instagram Twitter
BONUS: The Fitzroy Diaries

BONUS: The Fitzroy Diaries

2019-08-0800:33:527

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 of this place, ever-present, despite those cranes. For this special episode, we present the first two episodes of The Fitzroy Diaries, and eight-episode series produced by the Australian Broadcast Corporation. Fitzroy Diaries was created and written by Lorin Clarke, edited by Sophie Townsend, and sound designed by Mark Don. The Fitzroy Diaries The Truth Instagram Twitter
Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby

2019-07-2500:26:1518

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 Meisel, Erica Hernandez, Ariel Gitlin, Boris Khaykin, and Tallie Medel. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Moon Graffiti

Moon Graffiti

2019-07-1100:19:3515

Our story was inspired by a real contingency speech written in 1969 by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In Event of Moon Disaster." It was the most listened-to piece on PRX in 2010, and the winner of the 2010 Mark Time Gold Award for Best Science Fiction Audio. Your next stops on the Destination Moon podcrawl: The Flight Deck Podcast GeekWire Sound Effect Stuff You Missed in History Class
Persuasive Tactics

Persuasive Tactics

2019-06-2700:25:0921

A psychology student must clear her name using the power of persuasion. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Jeff Wucher, Anthony Franqui, Margaret Burrus, Leonard Lyzner, and Nevada Caldwell. The Truth Instagram Twitter
BONUS: The Shadows

BONUS: The Shadows

2019-06-1300:50:136

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 Shadows is a story about the anatomy of a relationship: a crush, a choice, a resentment and an end. The Shadows from CBC Podcasts The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Body Genius, Part 5

The Body Genius, Part 5

2019-05-3000:30:3310

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 Ratliff, Amy Warren, Ariel Gitlin, Erin Bartley, Jessica Morgan, Jack Frederick, Thomas Whittington, Joanna Bradley, Liz Leimkuhler, Will Martinez, Elana Fishbein, and Stefan Schuette. Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producers are Davy Gardner and Emily Marinoff. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Body Genius, Part 4

The Body Genius, Part 4

2019-05-1600:27:405

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, Joanna Bradley, Margaret Burrus, Keith Rubin, Michael Cullen, Lila Newman, Rich Armstead, Liz Leimkuhler, Hunter Nelson, Will Martinez, Elana Fishbein, Louis Kornfeld, Ariel Gitlin, Erin Bartley, Jessica Morgan, and Stefan Schuette. Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producers are Davy Gardner and Emily Marinoff. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Body Genius, Part 3

The Body Genius, Part 3

2019-05-0200:27:534

Clues, conspiracy, and cutting-edge Swedish fitness technology await Evan at the Straffmotor Showroom. Performed by Chris Cafero, Marina Gasparyan, Johan Matton, Liz Leimkuhler, Hunter Nelson, Dennis Pacheco, Linnea Larsdotter, Ellinor DiLorenzo, Conrad Ardelius, and Stefan Schuette. Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producer is Davy Gardner. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Body Genius, Part 2

The Body Genius, Part 2

2019-04-1800:27:046

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. Mannix, Will Martinez, Boris Khaykin, Elana Fishbein, Davy Gardner, Hunter Nelson, and Liz Leimkuhler. Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producer is Davy Gardner. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Body Genius, Part 1

The Body Genius, Part 1

2019-04-0400:30:4214

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 by Chris Cafero, Eli James, Joanna Bradley, Stefan Schuette, Jeremey Bent, Connor Ratliff, Margaret Burrus, Keith Rubin, Jack Frederick, Davy Gardner, Liz Leimkuhler, and Becca Schall. Written by Hunter Nelson, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Our associate producer is Davy Gardner. The Truth Instagram Twitter
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Comments (198)

Kristy Neary

This is a great story. Scripted and acted well, plus interesting metaphor.

Jan 22nd
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Rachel Greenlee

this is goddamn amazing. Hilarious, I can't even

Jan 19th
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John Vieira

The lady narrator sounds like Jenna Fischer.

Jan 16th
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Lisa D

Very well-done. Thank you for this.

Jan 15th
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Jeremiah C.

getting tired of all the... "speaking behind the grave" stories about social life lol. 🙄

Jan 8th
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Jinx Quick

I see what you did there best fiend

Jan 4th
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Thor Engebretson

Dope, dope and Dope!

Dec 31st
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Heidi M. Fanning

If this is all a dream, let's make it a good dream.

Dec 12th
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Buddha_Luhv

I absolutely love this podcast.. And this episode was soooo funny!!

Dec 11th
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Willian De Sousa Silva

this was such a nice episode 🥰

Dec 5th
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Ashleigh Baard

what happens???

Dec 3rd
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Ashleigh Baard

I wanna know what she did!!

Nov 27th
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Ashleigh Baard

this is like the audio twilight zone😱😱

Nov 26th
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Yuki

So it was Anna who disappeared and not her husband? Also was it her voice the husband heard in the beginning just before he "disappeared"?

Nov 20th
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Thor Engebretson

Now I know why I love meat. Vegetables not so much.

Nov 20th
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KunnyBoi

Am I the only one feeling like this season of the Truth is surprisingly lackluster?

Nov 8th
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Jeremiah C.

ZzzzzzZzzZZZzz... what's a Ute/yoot/yewt???

Nov 7th
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Jeremiah C.

Baby Frieza...

Nov 7th
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Jen Bobo

the Valley Girl accents in this episode make it almost unlistenable

Nov 7th
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worm5593

The body genius series is insanly great! I am at 3rd part rn and cant believe how much I would like this type of podcast story. Thank you

Nov 6th
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