11 episodes

As Jack's country descends into violence and authoritarianism, Jack himself plunges into his own parallel decline, a chilling abdication of everything he once valued. Gideon Media brings a modern stage classic from Wallace Shawn to the world of podcasts.

The Designated Mourner Gideon Media

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 37 Ratings

As Jack's country descends into violence and authoritarianism, Jack himself plunges into his own parallel decline, a chilling abdication of everything he once valued. Gideon Media brings a modern stage classic from Wallace Shawn to the world of podcasts.

    Episode 1: Resentment

    Episode 1: Resentment

    Howard, a well-known writer, lives with his thoughtful adult daughter Judy and her amusing husband Jack. Jack resents Howard.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 25 min
    Episode 2: Accommodation

    Episode 2: Accommodation

    The ruling regime doesn't like Howard. Jack thinks Howard is an arrogant snob.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 28 min
    Episode 3: Danger

    Episode 3: Danger

    As political violence threatens Howard, Judy remains loyal to him, but Jack's hatred towards him increases.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 25 min
    Episode 4: Flight

    Episode 4: Flight

    Howard is beaten up. Jack asks Judy to leave the house with him. She won't. Jack leaves by himself.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Arrest

    Episode 5: Arrest

    Judy, Howard, and their friends are arrested. Jack becomes a columnist for a popular news outlet.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 25 min
    Episode 6: Death

    Episode 6: Death

    As Judy and Howard head toward their predetermined destinies, Jack studies pornographic magazines and resolves his internal conflicts.

    Featuring Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, and Larry Pine.

    Written by Wallace Shawn, directed by André Gregory, sound design and music composed by Bruce Odland, and produced by Sean Williams.

    Gideon Media crafts gripping productions that explore human grace and darkness through popular genre forms. Learn more at www.gideon-media.com and follow us on Twitter @mediagideon, Instagram @gideonaudio, and Facebook @gideonaudio.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

~ Violet ~ ,

Timely

Great way to present this play.

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Brilliant

This recording is a gift to humanity. Excellent, compelling work featuring the original cast.

Bekatyng ,

Brilliant. Unforgettable.

moving, vivid, and strangely resonant with an incredible original cast beautifully realized with Andre Gregory and the podcast team.

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