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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.

    The Fraud

    The Fraud

    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.

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    LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

    LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

    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.

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    Clustr

    Clustr

    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.

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    The Wedding Objector

    The Wedding Objector

    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.

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    Chester

    Chester

    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.

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    Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny

    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.

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    • 28 min

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