27 episodes

TABLE READ - a one-of-a-kind podcast experience that brings the excitement of a live theater performance to your ears. Each episode features a selection of exceptional, award-winning scripts performed live by a talented cast of 20 working actors in a world-class studio. Featuring some of the most respected writers in the industry. But that's not all - each episode is finished with a full Hollywood music and surround sound mix, giving you the full cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home. Join us for the debut season of TABLE READ, and be a part of the best elements of theater, film, and audio. This is a podcast like no other - don't miss it! Executive produced by Jack Levy, Shaan Sharma, and Mark Knell, TABLE READ is a must-listen for fans of high-quality entertainment. Tune in today and be transported to the world of award-winning storytelling. Visit us online to download scripts, read cast info, get updates, and enjoy a peek behind the scenes: https://www.tablereadpodcast.com/ Visit Manifest Media for all productions: https://www.manifestmediaproductions.com/ contact: manifestmediaproductions@gmail.com

Table Read The 8 Side

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    • 5.0 • 2.7K Ratings

TABLE READ - a one-of-a-kind podcast experience that brings the excitement of a live theater performance to your ears. Each episode features a selection of exceptional, award-winning scripts performed live by a talented cast of 20 working actors in a world-class studio. Featuring some of the most respected writers in the industry. But that's not all - each episode is finished with a full Hollywood music and surround sound mix, giving you the full cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home. Join us for the debut season of TABLE READ, and be a part of the best elements of theater, film, and audio. This is a podcast like no other - don't miss it! Executive produced by Jack Levy, Shaan Sharma, and Mark Knell, TABLE READ is a must-listen for fans of high-quality entertainment. Tune in today and be transported to the world of award-winning storytelling. Visit us online to download scripts, read cast info, get updates, and enjoy a peek behind the scenes: https://www.tablereadpodcast.com/ Visit Manifest Media for all productions: https://www.manifestmediaproductions.com/ contact: manifestmediaproductions@gmail.com

    Love and Darkness - Act 3

    Love and Darkness - Act 3

    ACT 3: In the thrilling finale of Table Read's "Love & Darkness,” Eden's relentless pursuit of the Fran Litsz scholarship yields astonishing results as Devorah stumbles upon a heart-wrenching secret about her new employer, Clara.  Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Avrum's and Moshe's unjustified arrest by the Hungarian police, Dov, Isaac, and Wolf begin a quest for vengeance against those who betrayed their family, setting the stage for a dramatic and emotionally charged climax.

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    LOVE & DARKNESS is a multi-generational saga tracking the triumphs and tragedies of a large, powerful Hungarian Jewish family during WWII. Based on an incredible true story.A Hungarian Rabbi, Avrum Katz, and his family face a relentless storm of anti-Semitic oppression in 1941 Hungary. When their lives are shattered by a secret revealed and a shocking act of violence, they're thrust into a world of dark secrets and impossible choices. As they struggle for survival on the brutal frontlines of war, 'Love & Darkness' is an epic tale of family, sacrifice, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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    Presented by Nomono and recorded exclusively with Nomono Sound Capsules.The Table Read Podcast is partnering with HIAS, a Jewish-American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, for this series.

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    • 38 min
    Love and Darkness - Act 2

    Love and Darkness - Act 2

    ACT 2: In our previous episode, the rivalry between Captain Tibor and Dov over Inga's love intensified, culminating in a brutal fight that Dov emerged victorious, leaving the Captain humiliated in front of his men. Meanwhile, Avrum's oldest daughter Devorah has made a new friend, single mother Clara, who's offered Devorah a babysitting job, while Eden, who faced discrimination in the school band due to their Jewish heritage, is being tutored by family friend Fenric in hopes of securing a spot at the prestigious Franz Liszt school of music in Budapest for a special summer program. And lastly, Avrum and his eldest son, Isaac, visit Avrum's father, Moshe, when Isaac makes a shocking discovery — the Hungarian police are about to forcefully enter Moshe's house.

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    LOVE & DARKNESS is a multi-generational saga tracking the triumphs and tragedies of a large, powerful Hungarian Jewish family during WWII. Based on an incredible true story.A Hungarian Rabbi, Avrum Katz, and his family face a relentless storm of anti-Semitic oppression in 1941 Hungary. When their lives are shattered by a secret revealed and a shocking act of violence, they're thrust into a world of dark secrets and impossible choices. As they struggle for survival on the brutal frontlines of war, 'Love & Darkness' is an epic tale of family, sacrifice, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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    Presented by Nomono and recorded exclusively with Nomono Sound Capsules.The Table Read Podcast is partnering with HIAS, a Jewish-American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, for this series.

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    Visit: https://www.tablereadpodcast.com/Contact: manifestmediaproductions@gmail.com

     
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    • 49 min
    Love and Darkness - Act 1

    Love and Darkness - Act 1

    ACT 1: We witness Dov Katz's forbidden love for Inga, a non-Jewish girl from their town, much to the dismay of his father, Rabbi Avrum Katz. Meanwhile, Wolf, Dov's brother and a Jewish freedom fighter, returned from Poland with news of the raging war engulfing Europe. Adding to the intrigue, Avrum received a mysterious letter from his estranged father, Moshe, in Budapest, which may hold clues to their unsettling fate revealed in the opening flash forward: becoming prisoners in a Hungarian Jewish Labor unit.

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    LOVE & DARKNESS is a multi-generational saga tracking the triumphs and tragedies of a large, powerful Hungarian Jewish family during WWII. Based on an incredible true story.A Hungarian Rabbi, Avrum Katz, and his family face a relentless storm of anti-Semitic oppression in 1941 Hungary. When their lives are shattered by a secret revealed and a shocking act of violence, they're thrust into a world of dark secrets and impossible choices. As they struggle for survival on the brutal frontlines of war, 'Love & Darkness' is an epic tale of family, sacrifice, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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    Presented by Nomono and recorded exclusively with Nomono Sound Capsules.The Table Read Podcast is partnering with HIAS, a Jewish-American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, for this series.

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    Visit: https://www.tablereadpodcast.com/Contact: manifestmediaproductions@gmail.com

     
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    • 33 min
    Love and Darkness - Trailer

    Love and Darkness - Trailer

    LOVE & DARKNESS is a multi-generational saga tracking the triumphs and tragedies of a large, powerful Hungarian Jewish family during WWII. Based on an incredible true story, this project will be adapted as an action-packed historical podcast. LOVE & DARKNESS explores themes of discrimination, anti-Semitism and hope that remain relevant in today’s world. With these timely issues in mind, we will be partnering with a to-be-announced philanthropic organization that we will be supporting through this podcast.Summary:Avrum Katz (47) is a Rabbi and the patriarch of a large family in 1941 Hungary. Hungary is an ally of Nazi Germany and has been implementing increasingly strict anti-Jewish laws.

    Avrum’s family owns a farm and butcher shop in a small town. His son, Dov (22), brings a Christian woman, Inga (22), to the bris of Avrum’s first grandchild. Captain Tibor (30s), a Christian army captain, sees Inga at the celebration. He becomes enraged when he learns that Inga loves Dov and not him.

    In retaliation, Tibor has the Katz’s butchershop shut down, cutting off the family’s livelihood. Dov is infuriated and beats up Captain Tibor. Avrum and his son Isaac (24) travel to Budapest to meet with Moshe (70), Avrum’s estranged father and a powerful businessman, to ask if he can get the shop’s license reinstated. While there, Avrum and Moshe are unjustly arrested by the police for “inciting rebellion.” It’s clear that Captain Tibor is responsible.

    As payback, Dov, Isaac, their brother Wolf (23), and Uncle Yehuda (43) murder Gyorgy (40s), an anti-Semitic neighbor who reported the Katz family to Captain Tibor. Captain Tibor slays the family’s cattle as revenge. It's then shockingly revealed that Captain Tibor is secretly Jewish.

    In the final scenes, Avrum and Moshe are at the forefront of the Hungarian and Nazi’s battle against Russia. They have been forced into the Hungarian army’s Forced Labor Battalion. Moshe offers to walk in front of Avrum so Avrum can say a prayer before the men are forced to cross a minefield. Moshe is then killed by an exploding mine in front of his son. When it’s Avrum’s turn, he miraculously makes it to the other side and becomes determined to escape.

    Presented by Nomono and recorded exclusively with Nomono Sound Capsules.The Table Read Podcast is partnering with HIAS, a Jewish-American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, for this series.

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    • 2 min
    PV and Franny - Trailer

    PV and Franny - Trailer

    PV & Franny is a stylized and occasionally surreal 30-minute single-cam comedy about young love, growing up weird, and most importantly, making music.

    Elevator Pitch: At a school where no one knows who's inside the football team's bulldog mascot costume, where a game of hide-and-seek has been going on for the better part of a week, where Dale Wilson, the world's nicest bully, desperately wishes kids would stop giving him their lunch money, two wayward fifteen-year-olds are about to start a band.

    PV & Franny is a stylized and occasionally surreal 30-minute single-cam comedy about young love, growing up weird, and making music. It follows PV, a confident, take-no-prisoners punk rocker in training, and Franny, a sensitive and taciturn singer-songwriter type, as they navigate falling in and out of love, artistic collaboration, and the perennial difficulty of tuning a B string. It's Sing Street meets The Other Two, with a healthy dose of cult classic The Adventures of Pete & Pete for good measure. The soundtrack is gonna be amazing.

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    • 59 sec
    Gateway - Act 4

    Gateway - Act 4

    ACT 4: McDonnell finally connects the dots. His mother was frantic to reach him for a very good reason. And she somehow called the Institute at their Top Secret unlisted phone number, which she had no way of knowing. But guess who did know that number? That guy with the accent.

    Meanwhile, Nurse Fields makes a secret purchase for McDonnell’s future exploits. To keep him safe, or to advance her own agenda? McDonnell is starting to realize that there is a LOT more going on behind that pretty face. She has more than a few secrets.

    McDonnell goes on a Gateway journey to search for the missing scientist, before his great skills are turned against the good guys. He finds a mysterious glowing entity wandering the halls of his mother’s facility. He isn’t sure who it is, until the entity talks. Can’t miss that voice.

    Monroe is thrilled with the discovery, but the question remains. Where is Bentov? McDonnell has only connected in the Gateway realm, not in physical reality. Being new to this, McDonnell is still trying to connect reality to the Gateway realm. They have to find where Bentov’s physical being is so Addis can rush troops in to swoop him up.

    Trying to find some new angle, Nurse Fields mentions Dr. Alexander. Monroe laughs and throws cold water on any help from the mystery doctor. But then a call comes in, from someone who hasn’t been in the physical world in decades. An intriguing message from another time. And a new place to look for Bentov. All this and more in Episode 4. Put on your headphones, we’ll see you there.

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    About Gateway:

    Buckle up for an exhilarating journey that blurs the lines between science fiction and jaw-dropping reality. "Gateway" unveils a covert operation so mind-boggling, it's backed by declassified CIA documents. Step into the shoes of Lieutenant Colonel Wayne McDonnell as he uncovers the astounding truth behind the "Gateway" project.

    Prepare to be astounded as real science merges with otherworldly possibilities, propelling humanity into uncharted realms of consciousness. From classified experiments at the Monroe Institute to mind-expanding quantum theories, this gripping podcast shatters the boundaries of what you thought was possible.

    Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure where secrets of time travel, interdimensional exploration, and the untapped power of the human mind are laid bare. Strap in, because this isn't just science fiction—it's science fact. The veil is about to be lifted, revealing a hidden reality that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Don't miss your chance to experience the astonishing truths that lie beyond the gateway.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

DBK_NY ,

Love and Darkness

Awesome!! When’s this getting made for TV?

Thor Odinson 9 ,

Loved Gateway, need act 5!!

Agh when is part 5 of Gateway coming out? I need to know what happens? I need to know—well, it’d be a spoiler, but I must know! Love that one, hopefully we get part 5 soon.

Moviemoviedude ,

Sci-fi, nerdy, nerd

This is super fun and interesting. I was listening to it while doing work, but I find myself drifting off into the imagination of this world that this writer has created.
He has a real voice. And it's really well acted. Can't recommend it enough.

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