28 episodes

Produced by Lambo Productions, LLC (Broadway: "A Christmas Carol," 5 Tony Nominations), DRY RUN is a 26.2 episode serial podcast that compares the challenges of running a marathon to the struggles of alcohol addiction. It's an audio version of Nikki MacCallum's memoir that was released by Auctus Publisher's in 2019 and featured on CBS. Mirroring the book's format, each episode represents a mile of the marathon MacCallum ran as a Hail Mary pass of communication to her father, a recovering alcoholic and thirty-two-time marathoner himself, after he experienced a near death relapse. With original music by Brandon James Gwinn, DRY RUN features a cast of fifty-one (Casting by Tessa Faye Talent, LLC) and is narrated by author, Nikki MacCallum. The piece is directed by Nikki MacCallum and edited and engineered by Emily Crain.

Dry Run: A Memoir by Nikki MacCallum Nikki MacCallum

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Produced by Lambo Productions, LLC (Broadway: "A Christmas Carol," 5 Tony Nominations), DRY RUN is a 26.2 episode serial podcast that compares the challenges of running a marathon to the struggles of alcohol addiction. It's an audio version of Nikki MacCallum's memoir that was released by Auctus Publisher's in 2019 and featured on CBS. Mirroring the book's format, each episode represents a mile of the marathon MacCallum ran as a Hail Mary pass of communication to her father, a recovering alcoholic and thirty-two-time marathoner himself, after he experienced a near death relapse. With original music by Brandon James Gwinn, DRY RUN features a cast of fifty-one (Casting by Tessa Faye Talent, LLC) and is narrated by author, Nikki MacCallum. The piece is directed by Nikki MacCallum and edited and engineered by Emily Crain.

    PART II: STILL RUNNING

    PART II: STILL RUNNING

    After the marathon. 
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum and features Patrick McCartney (Dad), Dina Laura (Mom), Matthew Corozine (Matthew Corozine), Joseph Segot (Hot Trapeze Instructor), and Ted Wold (Hudson River Life Guard).

    • 1 hr 2 min
    MILE 26.2

    MILE 26.2

    Nikki crosses the finish line of the Providence Marathon.
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum.

    • 7 min
    MILE 26

    MILE 26

    Nearing the end of the Providence Marathon, adult Nikki hangs on for dear life while a few-hours-younger Nikki is at the starting line of the Providence Marathon.
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum and features Patrick McCartney (Dad). 

    • 16 min
    MILE 25

    MILE 25

    At mile 25 of the Providence Marathon, adult Nikki struggles through her lack of adrenaline while a very slightly younger Nikki attempts her longest training run. 
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum.

    • 17 min
    MILE 24

    MILE 24

    During mile 24 of the Providence Marathon, adult Nikki meets an unexpected runner while a slightly younger Nikki travels home for Christmas just after her dad's relapse.
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum and features Matt Vita (Todd), Dina Laura (Mom), Michael Thomas Geary (Charles), Michael Cassara (Mean Hospital Patron), and Bryan Mittelstadt (Hot Doctor Jordan), and Patrick McCartney (Dad).

    • 28 min
    MILE 23

    MILE 23

    Adult Nikki runs mile 23 of the Providence Marathon wondering if she's running away from something or toward something, while a slightly younger Nikki deals with the drama of Dad's missing phone. 
    This episode is narrated by Nikki MacCallum and features Dina Laura (Mom), Patrick McCartney (Dad), Joel Waggoner (Eric), Kristen Cook (Charlotte), Anne Nathan (Aunt Moira), and Aaron Lenhart (Angry Neighbor). 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

*Robram* ,

Engaging, moving and witty

I listened to every single minute of the Dry Run podcast and at such a rate, you'd think I was running a marathon. I couldn't wait for a moment of quiet during the day to catch the next episode or get to the end of one. As a fellow child of an alcoholic, I deeply appreciated the author’s struggles, vulnerabilities, reality and triumph. She covers a range of emotions that hit home. Dry Run is entertaining, moving, and full of grit and grace.

AliQ84 ,

A must listen

I loved the book when it came out and if possible I love this podcast version even more. You feel like you’re running along side Nikki the whole time, and the actors voices bring each chapter to life so you feel like you’re sitting in the room with her. A powerful story of love, family, and alcoholism that is a must listen for everyone.

_bribri_ ,

Obsessed

Can’t listen to it fast enough. Love this story. I feel like Nikki is my BFF just by listening to her story.

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