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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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CrossBread

CrossBread

2021-02-2531:422

Back in 2015, twin brother and sister Josh and Joan Burns formed CrossBread, the hugely successful Christian Rap duo from Boronia in Melbourne's outer suburbs. This is their story. For this episode, we’re featuring another podcast, CrossBread from ABC Radio. You can hear the whole series on their website, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And after the story, we’ll talk with writer Declan Fay about the making of the series. CrossBread from ABC Radio
Shadow of the Hum

Shadow of the Hum

2021-02-1129:092

The hardest thing about living in a post-apocalypse is the loneliness. But what you do to cope could make things worse. This story is the third in the “Hum” series. If you haven’t heard them already, please go listen to After the Hum and Into the Hum first. Written by Chris Kipiniak. Performed by James Dwyer, Michael Cullen, Chris Kipiniak, Jessica Morgan, Marisa Brau, Suzanne Toren, and Russell G. Jones. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Love in Hollywood

Love in Hollywood

2021-01-2827:034

An unexpected chance to be on a reality show lands Cat in a bizarre love triangle. As the story takes on a life of its own, her TV dreams devolve into a real-life nightmare. Written by Megan Stein. Performed by Rebecca Robles, Louis Kornfeld, Megan Stein, Michael Cruz Kayne, Chris Cafero, and Daniel Hubbard. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Gods and Mortals

Gods and Mortals

2021-01-1426:165

When a group of misfit college students learn that their new roleplaying game affects the real world, opportunities abound. But there are consequences. Written by Timothy Cooper. Performed by Mark Gessner, Tallie Medel, Woody Fu, Ariel Gitlin, and Ed Herbstman. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Remember the Lakehouse

Remember the Lakehouse

2020-12-1726:075

It’s been five years since her stroke, and Ann is still struggling to make new memories. But an ancient technique might be the key she needs to put her life back together. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Ann Carr, Dennis Pacheco, Amy Warren, Jake Smith, Liz Noth, Megan Stein, Timothy Cooper and Louis Kornfeld. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Santa's Nine

Santa's Nine

2020-12-0323:305

Two best friends are part of a Christmas Eve Bitcoin heist, but things don’t go according to plan. Written by Anthony Del Col. Performed by Alex Dickson, Alex Song-Xia, Matt Jones, John Doman, and Sophie Yalkezian. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Appearances

Appearances

2020-11-1920:061

Appearances is “an audio mind trip about an Iranian-American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants to have.” It’s a wonderful new 10-part series from producer Sharon Mashihi, Mermaid Palace, and Radiotopia. For this episode, we’re playing the series Prologue. If you like what you hear, please go check out the whole series! You can find it here: https://mermaidpalace.org/appearances Or by searching for “Appearances” in your favorite podcast app.
Salamanca

Salamanca

2020-11-0530:207

A college student studying abroad learns about a romantic legend in Spain, but gets carried away trying to make it come true. Written by David Deblinger. Performed by David Deblinger, Eli Gelb, Maria Fontanals, Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Mercedes Clavel and Israel Ruiz. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Bad Hair

Bad Hair

2020-10-2222:247

A suburban mom discovers a sinister conspiracy at her local hair salon. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Alex Dickson, Francesca Ferrara, Richie Moriarty, Amy Warren, Julia Kelly, Tara Copeland, Maggie Burke, Ariel Gitlin, Sophie Yalkezian and Mary McDonnell. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Married Alive

Married Alive

2020-10-0829:057

A mountain climbing couple gets caught in an avalanche. Will they survive? Will their relationship? Oh, and also—they’re not alone. Written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Margaret Burrus, Federico Rodriguez, Sue Galloway, Davy Gardner, Sophie Yalkezian and Sadie Mitchell. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Halves

The Halves

2020-09-2427:316

When a sitcom star is contacted by his long-lost relatives, he discovers that gaining a new family is a lot more than he bargained for. Written by David Ebert. Performed by David Ebert, Julia Kelly, David Koechner, Mark Gessner, Leslie Meisel, Amy Warren, Tom Stephens and Amanda Hunt. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Into the Hum

Into the Hum

2020-09-1031:3311

When the sky itself becomes deadly, survival depends on how much you can trust strangers. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Michael Cullen, Arthur French, Benja Kay Thomas, and James Dwyer, with Louis Kornfeld and Mary McDonnell. The Truth Instagram Twitter
After the Hum

After the Hum

2020-07-2329:2512

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman faces her fears of the outside world in order to save her sister. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Marisa Brau, Jessica Morgan, James Dwyer, Gregory Jones, and Rachel Botchan. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Session

The Session

2020-07-0925:228

When two actors on different coasts show up to a mysterious voiceover audition, a sadistic director keeps making things weirder. Written by Laura Grey. Performed by Liz Leimkuhler, Casey Jost, Chris Kipiniak and Bill Rohlfing. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Anywhere in the World

Anywhere in the World

2020-06-2520:5612

A virtual reality company can send you anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. So when a celebrity uses it for escape and ends up finding love, he goes to great lengths to hang onto his new life. Written by Bob Raymonda. Performed by Chris Cafero, Tessa Hersh, Richie Moriarty, Mark Gessner, Nikki Thomas, Asher Herbstman, Amy Warren, Mary McDonnell, Davy Gardner, and Bob Raymonda. The Truth Instagram Twitter
A woman gets trapped in an inter-dimensional game show. To leave, she must win the game by figuring out: what is wrong with her? Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Julia Kelly, Jeremy Bent, Bridgette Rizkalla, Billy Bob Thompson, Amy Warren, Richie Moriarty, Margaret Burrus, Bob Raymonda, Cara Ehlenfeldt, Mary McDonnell, and Jaime Lamchick. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Fraud

The Fraud

2020-05-2127:227

When an artificial intelligence grad student becomes a finalist for a big robotics award, her empathic AI robot starts calling her a fraud, and she must figure out how to overcome its nasty, counterproductive feedback. Written by Kristy Lopez-Bernal. Performed by Erica Hernandez, Yoni Lotan, Erin Harland, Amy Warren, Josh Perilo, Ed Herbstman, Bob Raymonda, Margaret Burrus, Katie Hartman, and Nathan Min. Content warning: This episode contains depictions of anxiety and panic attacks. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Truth was live at On Air Fest in March 2020, with a performance of “The Hilly Earth Society” followed by a Q&A with writer Louis Kornfeld, actor Michael Cullen, and producer Jonathan Mitchell. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed live by Michael Cullen. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Clustr

Clustr

2020-04-0921:5113

A new app allows you to earn real money just by participating in social events. But what the events are—and who shows up—makes it difficult to know what’s real, and what’s just another gig in the gig economy. Written by Sarah Shachat. Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rick Andrews, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Woody Fu, Mary McDonnell, Zach Valenti, T.J. Mannix, and Promises improv troupe. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Wedding Objector

The Wedding Objector

2020-03-2631:5319

A woman paid to ruin weddings decides instead to help a groom salvage his… and finds love along the way. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Bianca Casusol, David Ebert, Thomas Whittington, Lila Newman, Juan Nicolón, Erin Bartley, Alli Brown, Mary McDonnell, Blanche Ames, Davy Gardner, Johnna Scrabis, Brandon Zelman, Elijah Crocker, Daniel Lempert, Jake Cornell, Casey McCormick, Amir Khan, Allison Kilkenny, Danielle Grace, and Promises improv troupe. The Truth Instagram Twitter
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Comments (284)

Dave Schwartz

Interesting plot line, really weak conclusion. Not a bad episode though.

Feb 11th
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Old man

I liked this one! It surprised me!

Feb 7th
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Old man

so, that was disturbing.

Feb 7th
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Old man

this was a good one.

Feb 1st
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Old man

I am cringing in awkwardness ...

Jan 30th
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Tony Vort

where are the new episodes? so sad. I love this show.

Jan 13th
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Jordan Fabilenia

This is SO sad. And the younger generations punish these older generations for their distrust in modern technology, as their realities are thrown into confusion & livelihoods endangered.

Dec 9th
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Jordan Fabilenia

Genuinely depraved, interesting in a grotesque way, but depraved. In a world that desires absolute freedom, such a reality is not far-fetched.

Dec 9th
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Travis Chang

Sylvia's Blood--- is SO good I must've listened it to it 5 times in 24 hours. SO SO good. Well executed.

Dec 5th
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Shahrzad Hashemi

Fariba's accent was on point:))! I enjoyed the story, but wish it was narrated faster....WAY FASTER!

Nov 30th
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Mandeep Sahni

Stay at home. Stay safe. Stay away from this episode. #TheTruth #podcast #podcastfromnowhere

Nov 19th
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Brie Kelly

same

Nov 14th
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Jenn Dawson

I don't know if any of your writers have seen this, but its phenomenal and would an amazing episode. Also, hire this writer!! Daycare worker at the end of the world https://imgur.com/gallery/QomcoDe

Oct 29th
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Teresa Wilkinson

well ...... that was f*****g depressing ...😕

Oct 28th
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Dave Schwartz

I guess beggars can't be choosers but man this one was just boring through and through. Kept listening thinking it would get better and it just kept going the opposite direction.

Oct 19th
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johnnski111

😭😭😭

Oct 19th
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johnnski111

i really love the ending. i got teary eyed

Oct 17th
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thebrainofbrina

Bravo

Oct 11th
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Be

Loved it! Can't wait for next episode!

Oct 9th
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Mandeep Sahni

#TheTruth stories are always a mixed bag but this one is totally useless. Save yourself an ordeal and skip this one.

Oct 8th
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