58 episodes

Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5.1K Ratings

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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Animals: Deleted Scenes

    The Animals: Deleted Scenes

    A few moments that for one reason or another got cut from “The Animals,” but we love them anyway.

    You can find t-shirts for The Animals and Everything is Alive (and other things) right here.

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    • 9 min
    The Animals: Hari, Butterfly

    The Animals: Hari, Butterfly

    Hari is a butterfly, and he’s just trying to stay grounded.

    Featuring Hari Kondabolu. Hari’s Youtube comedy special is called “Vacation Baby.” You can find more from him at his website, his Instagram, and his Twitter.

    You can find t-shirts for The Animals and Everything is Alive (and other things) right here.

    And… Radiotopia is in its 2023 Fundraiser right now. Donate now if you can to support weird shows like ours: https://on.prx.org/3Mndh3I

    • 18 min
    The Animals: Steven, Beaver

    The Animals: Steven, Beaver

    Steven is a beaver, and he’s just trying to do his job.

    Featuring Connor Ratliff.

    Note to parents: This episode contains a frank discussion of the Tooth Fairy. If that is something you prefer your children not hear, please choose another episode.

    Radiotopia’s fall fundraiser is here! Donate today to support Everything is Alive. Thank you! https://on.prx.org/3Mndh3I

    • 21 min
    The Animals: Harry, Flamingo

    The Animals: Harry, Flamingo

    Harry is a flamingo. He may have been born at the zoo, but he can’t be contained.

    Featuring Vinny Thomas. You can find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter and a million other places too.

    Vinny’s audio was recorded at Western Sound’s North Fig Sound Studio in Los Angeles, California.

    The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

    • 21 min
    The Animals: Deirdre, Jellyfish

    The Animals: Deirdre, Jellyfish

    Deirdre is a jellyfish, and she’s just trying to go with the flow.

    Featuring Maeve Higgins. Maeve’s new album “A Very Special Woman” is available on bandcamp.

    Choral music in this episode from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche and William Byrd, in the public domain. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.

    The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

    • 17 min
    The Animals: Melissa and Joseph, Kangaroos

    The Animals: Melissa and Joseph, Kangaroos

    Joseph lives in Melissa’s pouch, and he may be wearing out his welcome.

    Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Sebastian Conelli.

    The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

Quizardo ,

Come back!!

So good.

La Manifesta ,

These people are freakin’ brilliant!

The most amazing thing about this amazing podcast is that the episodes are unscripted. If the various actors were working from scripts, it would be impressive enough, but that they're producing brilliant comedy while ad-libbing is really mind-blowing. There are episodes that made me laugh until my stomach hurt, like "Melisa and Joseph, Kangaroos," some that are touching, like "Sal, Sock," and one that was traumatizing, "Annie, Jack-o-Lantern," which was like Never Let Me Go compressed into 20 minutes. You never know what you're going to get, but it's always' worth finding out.

Pshoota826 ,

Marcel the Shell meets Best in Show

Funny, poignant, thought provoking, beautifully produced, concise. Each episode a little gem. Pathos in spades. I am just so happy this show exists.

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