DiscoverThe Truth
The Truth

The Truth

Author: Jonathan Mitchell

Subscribed: 33,734Played: 563,635
Share

Description

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!

We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
140 Episodes
Reverse
Bad Hair

Bad Hair

2020-10-2222:241

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

2020-10-0829:053

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

2020-09-2427:314

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

2020-09-1031:338

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

2020-07-2329:2510

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

2020-07-0925:227

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

2020-06-2520:5611

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

2020-05-2127:226

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

2020-04-0921:5112

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

2020-03-2631:5318

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
Chester

Chester

2020-03-1223:3110

When Kyra gets Beth an “enhanced emotional support” dog to help her get over her recent funk, the gift goes over a little too well. Written by Timothy Michael Cooper Performed by Tanyika Carey, Ellen Winter, and Fred Newman. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language and adult situations. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny

2020-02-2729:5813

A son tries to make contact with his dad deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Written and performed by David Deblinger. With Maggie Burke, Tomoko Miyagi, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Louis Kornfeld, and David Aaron Baker. Music by Fred Johnson. This episode is based on a stage production originally created at Labyrinth Theater Company, directed and developed by Ben Snyder. This episode is part of a network-wide project to welcome Over the Road, Radiotopia’s newest show, into the family. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language. The Truth Instagram Twitter
The Choice

The Choice

2020-02-1326:0511

After three friends make a mysterious yet simple choice, they must make sense of the inconceivable results. Written by Davy Gardner Performed by Erin Harland, Dennis Pacheco, Chris Cafero, Louis Kornfeld, and Nikki Thomas. CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes strong language. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Robocalls

Robocalls

2020-01-3028:5020

Eddie Doyle is being targeted by bots that are getting smarter all the time. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Tom Ligon, Amy Warren, Louis Kornfeld, Tanyika Carey, Rebecca Robles, Rich Armstead, Jon Cook, Dmitry Shein, Timothy Cooper, Davy Gardner, Jamie Rivera, Sarah Shachat, and Nikki Thomas. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Museum of You

Museum of You

2020-01-1626:3124

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

2019-12-2737:0810

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

2019-12-1224:4015

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

2019-12-0215:473

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.
loading
Comments (266)

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
Reply

Teresa Wilkinson

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

Oct 28th
Reply

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
Reply

johnnski111

😭😭😭

Oct 19th
Reply

johnnski111

i really love the ending. i got teary eyed

Oct 17th
Reply

thebrainofbrina

Bravo

Oct 11th
Reply

Be

Loved it! Can't wait for next episode!

Oct 9th
Reply

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
Reply

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Always love The Truth, but this mini-series was AMAZING!

Sep 14th
Reply

Dave Schwartz

Sucks to say since I've enjoyed just about all the recent episodes up to this one. This one doesn't do this podcast any favors in my opinion. Just a constant earsore.

Sep 14th
Reply

Shantanu Tomar

You're good, but what's up with all the pandering to the BLM terrorists ? Anyway, I hope you're safe now and they don't burn down your business anyway. Now, that you have held up your fist.

Sep 13th
Reply

rowena sabetta

This friggen show blows me away every time. I find myself wishing that each episode would have its own whole soundtrack off podcast/season. It’s some of the best storytelling, sound design, production and acting. I will literally stop whatever I am doing when I get a notification that there is a new episode. I will find a place to hide and let it steal my imagination away. Don’t ever stop!!!! Especially in these turbulent times, we need more relevant storytelling like this. Thank you for this gift. 🙂

Sep 11th
Reply

Dave Schwartz

This episode was great, I wish it could have been fleshed out more towards the ending, would have liked to keep hearing more.

Sep 11th
Reply

AC K

great show!

Sep 11th
Reply

Dave Schwartz

What a great podcast to have stumbled upon by typing the wrong name of another show. I've only listened to this and part 1. Hopefully the others are as good as this one has been.

Sep 10th
Reply

Shantanu Tomar

No no no no noooo 😆

Sep 7th
Reply

Shantanu Tomar

Welcome to the crazy town

Sep 6th
Reply

Shantanu Tomar

Huh ?!

Aug 28th
Reply

Shantanu Tomar

STOP TALKING NOW ! YOU'RE NOT MAKING IT BETTER !

Aug 27th
Reply

Masha

so sad. but incredibly realistic for many elderly people all alone. people who do this to them are absolutely disgusting

Aug 20th
Reply (1)
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store