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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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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.

    Like Me

    Like Me

    The latest TikTok challenge seemed fun - until the people started disappearing.

    Written by Mary McDonnell.

    Performed by Jacob Cornell, Glo Tavarez, Jenny Gorelick, Kyle Gordon, Lida Damian, Rachel Weinstsky, Pedro Alocer, Tom Whittington, Mary McDonnell, and Nichole Hill.

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    • 22 min
    Irish Water Spaniel

    Irish Water Spaniel

    A widower loses his horse and searches for something new to love.

    Written by Roney.

    Performed by Austin Pendleton, Josh Perilo, Tallie Medel, Dmitry Shein, Rachel Botchan, Kyle Gordon, Tommy Marshall, Thomas Whittington, Frankie Johnson, Sarah Reynolds, Nichole Hill, and Roney.

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    • 24 min
    Private Thoughts

    Private Thoughts

    A sudden telepathic connection pushes an unhappy woman into the arms of her brother-in-law.

    Written by Mary McDonnell.

    Performed by Kimberly Chatterjee, Adrián Burke, Brandon Zelman, Ryan Karels, Amy Warren, and Mary McDonnell.

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    • 23 min
    Caligula the God

    Caligula the God

    CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes very strong language, and descriptions of sexual acts. It is for adults only, and not intended for children.

    An ambitious Roman senator is ready to sacrifice anything for his career, when the emperor Caligula declares himself a living god.

    Written by Louis Kornfeld.

    Performed by Richie Moriarty, Joseph Medeiros, Michael Cumpsty, Danielle Delgado, Margo Seibert, Jake Hart, and Louis Kornfeld.

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    • 29 min
    CrossBread

    CrossBread

    Back in 2015, twin brother and sister Josh and Joan Burns formed CrossBread, the hugely successful Christian Rap duo from Boronia in Melbourne's outer suburbs. This is their story.

    For this episode, we’re featuring another podcast, CrossBread from ABC Radio. You can hear the whole series on their website, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    And after the story, we’ll talk with writer Declan Fay about the making of the series.

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    • 30 min
    Shadow of the Hum

    Shadow of the Hum

    The hardest thing about living in a post-apocalypse is the loneliness. But what you do to cope could make things worse.

    This story is the third in the “Hum” series. If you haven’t heard them already, please go listen to After the Hum and Into the Hum first.

    Written by Chris Kipiniak.

    Performed by James Dwyer, Michael Cullen, Chris Kipiniak, Jessica Morgan, Marisa Brau, Suzanne Toren, and Russell G. Jones.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

kharoe ,

Holy Grail

I found the holy grail of podcasts!! Praise Be.

marlayne1 ,

Embarrassing.

I’ve been listening to the truth for a few years and have been generally entertained. The most recent episode “like me” changed that. I’m guessing I’m on the younger side of the listening ages for the truth’s audience at 25. This seems obvious now because no person under the age of 30 would have approved “like me”. The episode seems to think it’s critiquing the callus nature social media brings out in a young generation. However, rather than succeeding in this goal, the episode came off as out of touch, offensive, and frankly embarrassing for the writers of the truth. In a world full of content shaming gen z and younger millennials for simply existing in a different digital age than our predecessors, this episode is just another stone thrown on the pile. The characters are poorly written, reeking of misogyny, and fail to grasp even the most minuscule “truth” of what teens and young adults are experiencing online. Where as older generations experienced the blatant calls for suicide from online bullies, my generation is dealing with incredible subtleties, dog whistles, and nuance, having been inundated from birth with messaging against the outdated style of bullying that truthfully hasn’t existed online since Tumblr’s height in 2015. This episode would have come off better if it were written by an actual high schooler rather than a professional writer letting their prejudice and internalized misogyny show. Take the show down and issue an apology. Embarrassing.

KatvonK ,

Incredible Podcast

Wow, such an incredible podcast. I really really enjoy each episode and the time and effort put into it. So happy I found this! Always something new and exciting to look forward to with The Truth

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