17 episodes

What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have?

What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses?

Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it.

Easier said than done.

Seen and Not Heard Caroline Mincks

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have?

What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses?

Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it.

Easier said than done.

    Representing Deafness in an Audio Medium

    Representing Deafness in an Audio Medium

    Audio is also for d/Deaf/HOH people. In this short talk, Caroline explores their history as a deaf creator of a fiction podcast that represents deafness. They clear up misconceptions about d/Deafness and the critical importance of its inclusion in how you approach your audio work.

    Transcript. (https://tinyurl.com/y4t8pjwd)

    Cassie Josephs' guide to transcripts (https://discoverpods.com/podcast-accessible-transcripts/)

    • 15 min
    A Conversation with Tal Minear

    A Conversation with Tal Minear

    Our brilliant sound designer Tal Minear joins Caroline for a discussion of the intricacies of creating a deaf soundscape, voices that defy filtering, and the wacky things we do to in the name of foley. 

    Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y7rc37cw)

    Transcript is also available on our Twitter.

    Follow Tal @starplanes

    Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mishpocha

    Mishpocha

    In the Seen and Not Heard finale, Bet finds balance and sees a clear path forward in her life at last. 
    Transcript. (https://tinyurl.com/yyv33bor)
    Content warnings: some strong language, discussion of OCD rituals, mention of alcohol.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. 
    This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Sena Bryer as Elaine, Eleanor Grey as Kit, Daisy Guevara as Ivy, Sean Lenhart as David, and Caroline Mincks as Bet. 
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. 
    And - thank you for joining us. 
    Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.

    • 23 min
    Best Day Ever

    Best Day Ever

    Bet starts to find herself more and more comfortable in her identity as deaf and learns about an event that seems tailor-made for both her and David.

    Content warnings: some strong language, depiction of OCD rituals, and mention of alcohol.

    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y2r8lesx) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.

    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.

    This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Sena Bryer as Elaine, Cole Burkhardt as Greer, Danyelle Ellet as the Interviewer, Adelaide Gardner as Jane, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Eleanor Grey as Kit, Daisy Guevara as Ivy, Cassie Josephs as Cara, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, Kyle Rhys-Marsh as Matt and Ron, and Marnie Warner as the Newscaster.

    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.

    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.

    Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.

    • 20 min
    Out in the World

    Out in the World

    David opens up to Bet about his own struggles. Bet begins to deal with the aftermath of her grandmother's death and takes a big personal step forward. 

    Content warnings: discussion of ableism, discussion of mental illness (specifically OCD), discussion of abusive relationships with parents, discussion of religion, some strong language, mention of alcohol, and discussion of death and grief.

    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/yc7oca7g) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. 

    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.

    This episode featured the voices of Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, and Marnie Warner as the Baker.

    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.

    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.

    Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.

    • 23 min
    A Conversation with Adelaide Gardner

    A Conversation with Adelaide Gardner

    Caroline and Adelaide chat about accessibility with the world of TTRPGs, the importance of being able to determine one's own comfort level with disability, and the fact that rupturing eardrums are better than sex.

    Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y7btxfh9)

    Transcript is also available on our Twitter.

    Follow Adelaide @ohadelaide

    Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

fbeemcee ,

Love love love

Over two days, I enveloped myself in this story. Caroline’s true-to-life writing paired with Tal’s exceptional sound design pulled me into the world and wouldn’t let go. I loved everything about this podcast.

I might just go back and listen again.

GoodPointe ,

I Bet You’ll Love This Show

This show has everything you’d look for in an Audio Drama. Sharp witty writing, subtle yet immersive sound design and stellar performances from the entire cast. The way Minear brings Mincks’ story to life in audio is not only impressive… its a masterclass in sound design and creative collaboration. And while all of this makes for a great listen, what’s really special about SANH is the heart behind the story. 

This podcast is an absolute must listen. Not for fans of “this show” or “that show” but for EVERYONE. There’s so much more I could say about the specific lessons I’ve learned while listening to Seen and Not Heard, but I think you should hear them from Bet instead.

Wootsy1 ,

Well done

What a thoroughly enjoyable podcast.
It’s real and poignant with the perfect balance of humor and drama.
You know you’ve stumbled onto something good when it simultaneously educates and entertains.
Time very well spent.

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