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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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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Disruptors Part 2

    The Disruptors Part 2

    Hayley meets a nice man. Could the universe be giving her a break? Nope, it’s still against her.

    Written by Mary McDonnell.

    Performed by Mary McDonnell, Tom Stephens, Louis Kornfeld, Margaret Burrus, Ryan Leach and Davy Gardner.

    • 25 min
    The Grand Finale

    The Grand Finale

    It’s 1978, and the world’s most famous magician wants to show you the true wonders of the universe.

    Written by Jonathan Mitchell.

    This story was inspired by the life and work of magician Doug Henning, and uses material that borrows heavily from his act. If you would like to learn more about Henning and his work, we have put a list of links on our website to books and videos used to research this story.

    Our story was performed by Billy Griffin, Jr., Amy Warren, Stephanie Rey, Michael Cumpsty, Adrián Burke, T.J. Mannix, Reza Nasooti, Louis Kornfeld, Michael Cullen, Rachel Botchan, Stefan Schuette, Mary McDonnell, Chris Kipiniak, Bill Rohlfing, and Eli James.

    • 29 min
    Here Lies Me

    Here Lies Me

    It's the first day of eighth grade, and God's got a crush on Noa.

    For this episode of The Truth, we’re introducing you to a fantastic new podcast from Hillary Frank and Lemonada Media. If you like what you hear, you can find the rest of the episodes by searching for “Here Lies Me” in your podcast app.

    From their website:
    “Here Lies Me from Lemonada Media is the first scripted podcast to convey the adolescent experience with realism. Author and award-winning podcaster Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time) penned this fictional drama with dark humor, perfectly capturing the genuine, natural, and cringy teenage experience. It’s an immersive and sound-rich YA podcast for teen and adult fans of PEN15, Big Mouth, and Stranger Things.”

    Performed by a talented and hilarious cast including Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Last Day), teen actors, and introducing Ollie Grishaber as Noa.

    Here Lies Me contains themes of harassment, classism, sexism, racism, trauma, consent, and finding your voice.

    Here Lies Me

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    • 38 min
    The Look-alike

    The Look-alike

    A celebrity look-alike is trying to break away from his famous face and be taken seriously on his own. But it isn’t easy when the world only sees another Clooney.

    Written by Louis Kornfeld.

    Performed by Peter McNerney, Margo Seibert, Will Jacobs, Michael Cullen, Ashley Siflinger, Jon Bander, Chris Kipiniak, Joseph Medeiros, Thomas Whittington, Sophie Yalkezian, and Louis Kornfeld.

    • 33 min
    End of the Hum

    End of the Hum

    In our fifth story from the post-apocalyptic world of the Hum, Huck is held captive in the compound while Inez must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for a chance at seeing her son.

    This story is the fifth in the Hum series. If you haven’t heard them already, here are the first four:

    Episode 1: After the Hum

    Episode 2: Into the Hum

    Episode 3: Shadow of the Hum

    Episode 4: Echo of the Hum

    “End of the Hum” was written by Mary McDonnell.

    It was performed by Danielle Delgado, James Dwyer, Russell G. Jones, Marisa Brau, Louis Kornfeld, Jessica Morgan and Mary McDonnell.

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    • 30 min
    Fruit of Knowledge

    Fruit of Knowledge

    A year after their father’s death, three siblings find a tree growing directly out of their father’s grave, bearing fruit and an unbelievable family secret.

    Written by Grant Cohen.

    Performed by Anthony Franqui, Sharina Martin, Corin Wells, Craig Scott, Jennifer Fouche, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, and Franklin Ojeda Smith.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

asd12&;er ,

Amazing

Great original stories that captivate you.

Betsyis12 ,

Lost all respect

The Truth crossed a line in deciding to air the story Look-Alike. It was all right for a while then became absolutely vulgar - and no, the pre-show warning does not prepare a listener for this! I’m unfollowing this podcast.

BeAnBeAn22 ,

Amazing

Crazy how they can keep pumping out such cool ideas like this with great voice acting and sound design. Can’t believe they have > 100 episodes.

Radiotopiaaaaaaa. The Truth.

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