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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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    • 4.9, 10 Ratings

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.

    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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    • 19 min
    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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    • 30 min
    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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    • 22 min
    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
    The Choice

    The Choice

    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.

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    • 25 min
    Robocalls

    Robocalls

    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.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

LilacCastillo ,

Brilliant stuff

So I cried after Visible, so I guess I'm morally obligated to tell everyone how brilliant these stories are. Good job, guys, and thank you!

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My Favorite!!

I'm so glad I wasn't premium on Spotify because I wouldn't ever have heard your ad and I wouldn't have found my favorite podcast. This is probably the only one I look forward to hearing more from. More power! -Gemy

Mist Prewett ,

Fantastic job!

You had me grinning at "anti-thesis, thesis and synthesis" from Fine Dining. And got me demanding "who the hell made this" at "I just want to continue doing what I love..." Really though, that was truly something. I've never appreciated fine dining more. What a strange yet extraordinary way of looking at the world. Great stories with the added bonus of artistic audio-drama. These are artists who truly know their craft. Bookworms, writers, artists or--anyone really, would be able to appreciate this. I found myself moved and inspired. This exactly the podcast that I've been looking for

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