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Gina’s pro-Black, political-yet-entertaining podcast is a welcome balm to her community. If she could only drown out the roar coming from outside. Dru comes to help, but she gets trapped too. Gina and Dru are two African-American women who can't leave, can't stay. It's about America. It's about time.

a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

Learn more about a hit dog will holler at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

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    • 4.3 • 723 Ratings

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Gina’s pro-Black, political-yet-entertaining podcast is a welcome balm to her community. If she could only drown out the roar coming from outside. Dru comes to help, but she gets trapped too. Gina and Dru are two African-American women who can't leave, can't stay. It's about America. It's about time.

a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

Learn more about a hit dog will holler at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 1 - the roar

    Episode 1 - the roar

    Gina is a podcast producer who gives snark like she’s paid for it—because she is. She’s popular with fans, followers, and frenemies. Until her life gets interrupted by a painfully loud roar.

    a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

    For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

    This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

    Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

    Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

    Learn more about a hit dog will holler and access transcripts at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

    • 35 min
    Episode 2 - black banksy

    Episode 2 - black banksy

    Dru, a part-time soundproofing installer, fails to fix Gina’s “roar” problem. And Gina nearly loses it, until she learns Dru’s secret identity.

    a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

    For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

    This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

    Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

    Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

    Learn more about a hit dog will holler and access transcripts at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm

    • 38 min
    Episode 3 - she hears it too

    Episode 3 - she hears it too

    Dru starts hearing the awful roar as well. It’s been days and she can’t leave Gina’s house. Damn. So, Gina steps in... and creates a whole (new) mess.

    a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

    For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

    This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

    Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

    Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

    Learn more about a hit dog will holler and access transcripts at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

    • 37 min
    Episode 4 - every black person

    Episode 4 - every black person

    Dru is livid at Gina for posting an interview without her knowledge and breaking the internet. Their phones start ringing. They couldn’t leave, but now they can’t stay.

    a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

    For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

    This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

    Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

    Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

    Learn more about a hit dog will holler and access transcripts at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

    • 40 min
    Behind the Series: a hit dog will holler

    Behind the Series: a hit dog will holler

    Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Radiotopia Presents. This week, we’re talking with the creative team behind our latest series, a hit dog will holler. Today's episode is full of spoilers  — so if you haven't heard the series yet, we suggest finishing all the episodes before listening to this conversation. 

    a hit dog will holler tells the story of two Black women activists who find their lives connected in surprising ways. Today, we sit down with three of the leading members of the team, writer Inda Craig-Galván, producer Gisele Regatão, and sound designer Sandra Lopez-Monsalve to reflect on the show’s highlights and creative challenges; from adapting a play into a podcast, creating a major character out of abstract sound elements, and the decisions that go into telling fictional stories about the real world.

    Recommended texts from the hit dog will holler team:


    On the Yard by Etheridge Knight
    The works of Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Jason Moran, Christina Gaillard
    Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Terrence Blanchard
    Land of the Free by Gabriel Guerrero


    Behind the Series is hosted, written, and produced by Mark Pagán. Executive producers are Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro and Yooree Losordo is our operations manager. Music from JD Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Christina Gaillard.

    Behind the Series is a production of Radiotopia Presents, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Wanna learn more about your favorite shows, get audio recommendations, events updates, and podcast news? Sign up for the Radiotopia Citizen newsletter at radiotopia.fm/citizen.

    • 22 min
    Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler

    Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler

    Coming up next on Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler.

    Gina’s pro-Black, political-yet-entertaining podcast is a welcome balm to her community. If she could only drown out the roar coming from outside. Dru comes to help, but she gets trapped too. Gina and Dru are two African-American women who can't leave, can't stay. It's about America. It's about time.

    a hit dog will holler is written by Inda Craig-Galván. It is produced and directed by Gisele Regatão. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. Music by Christina Gaillard. Performed by Cynthia K. McWilliams, J. Nicole Brooks, and Jacqueline Guillen. Show art by Yee Eun Nam.

    For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. It’s a production of PRX’s Radiotopia and part of Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed that debuts limited-run, artist-owned series from new and original voices.

    This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    Thank you to WNYC News, social media citizen journalists and the community at Freesound for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests and other sounds used to create this story.

    Special thanks to Jose Valenzuela for lending extra ears, and to Aura and Kelly Monsalve for allowing the almost destruction of their piano. No pianos were harmed in the making of this program.

    Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York.

    Learn more about a hit dog will holler at radiotopiapresents.fm and discover more shows from across the Radiotopia network at radiotopia.fm.

    • 1 min

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4.3 out of 5
723 Ratings

723 Ratings

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Radio storytelling like I have not heard. Thank you.

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A Hit Dog Will Holler

Hit Dog Will Holler is astoundingly good, from writing to acting to production. Tense, exciting, and so full of realness and dread. I binged it in one day bc I couldn’t put down my headphones, I had to know what was next. Thank you Snap Judgement for introducing me!

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I needed to do this. Please make more, this was excellent and I love that the energy you put into this shows. Great great job.

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