18 episodes

What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.

Seen and Not Heard Realm

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.

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    Prologue One: Community

    Prologue One: Community

    Bet attempts to take some initiative and attend a sign language class. 
    Content warnings: Mention of illness, mention of alcohol, some strong language, ableism.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y6yredlu) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. 
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett. 
    This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Cole Burkhardt as Greer, Adelaide Gardner as Jane, Cassie Josephs as Cara, and Caroline Mincks as Bet. 
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. 
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. 
    This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 9 min
    Prologue Two: Speed Dating

    Prologue Two: Speed Dating

    ...apparently speed dating is still a thing? Against her better judgement, Bet decides to give it a shot. 
    Content warnings: Mention of illness/hospital stay, ableism, mention of sex.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y5k5pvfb) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett.
    This episode featured the voices of Caroline Mincks as Bet and Graham Rowat as Thomas.
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
    This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 5 min
    Prologue Three: An Attempt

    Prologue Three: An Attempt

    Ah, family dinners. Surely a time for pleasant conversations and emotional openness! 
    Content warnings: ableism, conflict, complicated family relationships, mention of alcohol.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y2dxls79)Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett.
    This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, and Caroline Mincks as Bet.
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
    This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 7 min
    Prologue Four: An Extremely Jewish Answer

    Prologue Four: An Extremely Jewish Answer

    Bet decides to try to get some answers about her situation from her rabbi. 
    Content warnings: mention of illness/hospital stay.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y3l9t9gp) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett.
    This episode featured the voices of Caroline Mincks as Bet and Evan Tess Murray as the rabbi.
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
    This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 8 min
    Darts

    Darts

    Bet attempts to be part of a family gathering. It goes about as well as can be expected. 
    Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong language, mention of alcohol.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y3g69cjf) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.
    This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, and Marnie Warner as the hostess.
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
    Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 21 min
    Best Day Ever

    Best Day Ever

    Bet starts to find herself more and more comfortable in her identity as deaf and learns about an event that seems tailor-made for both her and David.
    Content warnings: some strong language, depiction of OCD rituals, and mention of alcohol.
    Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y2r8lesx) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.
    Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.
    This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Sena Bryer as Elaine, Cole Burkhardt as Greer, Danyelle Ellet as the Interviewer, Adelaide Gardner as Jane, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Eleanor Grey as Kit, Daisy Guevara as Ivy, Cassie Josephs as Cara, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, Kyle Rhys-Marsh as Matt and Ron, and Marnie Warner as the Newscaster.
    Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.
    Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
    Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

alwayslisteningevennow ,

Hilarious, witty, and heartbreaking 😭

Well, I started listening and now I can’t stop. The narrator Bet is navigating a newly closed off world where complicated familial relationships get complicated-er, and the community they seek speaks a whole different language.

Bet copes with my favorite mechanism, humor, and I’m finding myself laughing out loud when I’m all alone. Bet also absolutely eviscerates rude/creepy men and it’s a delight to listen to the sharp takedowns ✨

The sound design is absolute ear-candy and beautifully highlights some of the struggles that Bet faces as they walk through a regular day. I’m so excited to learn more about Bet, but also about deafness and a perspective that I’m unfamiliar with.

All my thumbs WAY up 👍👍👍

Foshou ,

Excellent story and insight

I feel like I learned a lot from listening to this but in a sneaky way because the story was well written, acted, and produced.

Lexellenf ,

I’ve never felt more seen

HOH woman here- if you aren’t a heating person and have ever felt alone or like your experience wasn’t valid this podcast will reassure you that you’re wonderful how you are. This is the podcast that I didn’t know I desperately wanted in my life. Were some parts hard to listen to because I’ve lived something similar and omg does it hurt? You betcha! But is the atmosphere of the podcast one that brings a sense of peace and being seen to the forefront? Also yes! This is now going to be what I ask my hearing friends to listen to when they ask what it’s like to be HOH. I wish I could give it more stars. Also- the story is straight fire.

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