27 episodes

Get immersed in the 1950s world of Madison Avenue advertising and the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters within. The Diarist is an audio drama podcast by Donna Barrow-Green. Set in 1950s NYC. Andrea Davies --a young secretary-- is a fish surrounded by sharks. Follow her story -an escalating psychological drama. ”Highly Bingeable" "Addictive" The trailer for the new audio drama by Donna Barrow-Green. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.The story unfolds in 24 serialized episodes. Available on iTunes or wherever you binge.

The Diarist ~ Fiction Podcas‪t‬ Donna Barrow-Green

    • Drama
    • 4.9 • 67 Ratings

Get immersed in the 1950s world of Madison Avenue advertising and the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters within. The Diarist is an audio drama podcast by Donna Barrow-Green. Set in 1950s NYC. Andrea Davies --a young secretary-- is a fish surrounded by sharks. Follow her story -an escalating psychological drama. ”Highly Bingeable" "Addictive" The trailer for the new audio drama by Donna Barrow-Green. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.The story unfolds in 24 serialized episodes. Available on iTunes or wherever you binge.

    Introducing Exuberance Is Beauty

    Introducing Exuberance Is Beauty

    It's here!!! Introducing:
    Exuberance Is Beauty
    If you liked The Diarist, You'll LOVE Exuberance Is Beauty! Enjoy the first episode of Exuberance Is Beauty - a fully cast and audio produced new fiction podcast by Donna Barrow-Green. A story of obsession and tragedy in 1940s Oregon
    Based on the novel by Donna Barrow-Green and hailed as "HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL Amazon Review” and “EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY - 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS - Amazon Review”
    Subscribe here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1513091276
    Amazon readers say
    “The main character, Eve, is whisked away to the middle of nowhere to have her illegitimate baby by a married man who seduced her. When he finds out about the child, he starts terrorizing her. He is a classic sociopath, sucking her in and manipulating her.”
    “[Jeff] is a controlling beast of a lover…[Eve] is a captive of the system without legal or moral help on the way.”
    Created by Donna Barrow Green
    featuring:
    Darlene Sorenson, Eric Schneiwind, Shelley Bryant, Ross Laguzza
    Outro Music by Raf Green
    Subscribe here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1513091276


    Find our more about the show and cast at Illuminus Audio Productions


    https://www.illuminusproductions.com/exuberance-is-beauty/

    • 23 min
    BONUS - 11/2018 Interview with KBOO Radio (Ken Jones)

    BONUS - 11/2018 Interview with KBOO Radio (Ken Jones)

    An anniversary special Bonus Interview from November 2018. Diarist fans stay tuned for information on upcoming audio productions in 2020!



    Hosted by:

    Ken Jones

    Produced by:

    KBOO

    Program::

    The Holy Crowley Hour

    Air date:

    Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:00pm to Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00am

    On tonight's Holy Crowley Hour, we totally ignore Thanksgiving and celebrate a great local podcast, The Diarist, a multi-episode, serialized podcast set in 1950s New York City. The lead character, Andrea Davies, is a young secretary described in the first episode as “a fish surrounded by sharks”.

    In the words of one reviewer, “The Diarist is what you get if Mad Men and Jane Eyre marry and have a baby, where a secretary becomes the personal assistant to a prickly and strange ad executive and falls in love.” Another reviewer said the podcast is if "Alfred Hitchcock decided to write a love story”.

    Our guests are the creative team behind the series -- creator/producer/co-director Donna Barrow-Green. actress/co-producer/co-director Beth Ricketson, and lead actor/co-producer Ryan Bowen. We’ll talk about audio podcasts and The Diarist first, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, and then play Episode One for you, in its entirety.

    And we'll do all that before the clock strikes midnight, when a prickly and strange Joe Woods arrives to take us all off to Far Away Places.






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    BONUS: The Diarist Live Radio Show with FOLEY!

    BONUS: The Diarist Live Radio Show with FOLEY!

    Enjoy this stand alone bonus episode! Hear all your favorite Diarist actors live with foley sound effects. The live show was recorded in Portland Oregon at the Twilight Theater as part of Portland Radio Theater Live! (with Exoplanetary and Willamette Radio Workshop.)  For credits visit thediaristpodcast.com






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    • 48 min
    Ep 22 - Season 1 Finale

    Ep 22 - Season 1 Finale

    * This episode contains references to domestic violence and abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

    Dear Andrea, What happened to that ambitious, hopeful Katy Gibbs girl? A young beautiful girl in her prime? Why...you should be a country club lady with Sara McGinnis or Pearl Stewart! Not drunk in the middle of the day, haunted by your husband's ex-wife. You're Andrea Davies! Why Andrea look what's become of you! It seems you are worse off than Margaret. You two weren't so different after all.

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    • 53 min
    Ep 21 - An Island of Isolation

    Ep 21 - An Island of Isolation

    *Listener Discretion - Deals with issues of violence. Andrea is stuck on an island of isolation as Richard swims away--fast and steady as sharks do. She becomes consumed with Margaret's diaries. She's found an unoccupied storage room in the basement of her apartment building. She ventures into a grave to read the words of a dead woman. Andrea is plagued by one thought. "I'm not Margaret." She always corrects herself. "I'm not Margaret...yet."




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    • 28 min
    Ep 20 - Sharks Circling

    Ep 20 - Sharks Circling

    This is it, isn't it Dear Reader? The truth? It's right here now--just below the surface--you see? the sharks. They are circling--and I? Why I'm drowning in Margaret's blood.


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

donnabarrowwriter ,

unbelievably addictive!!!!

this show stands out as a super stylized- twisted take on the 1950s advertising culture trope!!! the main characters devolve morally as they “surrender “ to their erotic attraction. yet their stir is a story within a story with the “lunatic wife” at home, a harbinger for the naive secretary’s fate. the cast of characters are brought to life by incredible performances and i promise you’ll be absorbed in the soundscape and sometimes chilling plot. gaslight much?

ladygl4ze ,

It's definitely something

I started listening to this because my name is Andrea and while it was well done, I'm so glad I've finished the season. It was just impossible to like these characters and it was painful to listen to a lot of the time.

Courrrtttron ,

Disappointing Mad Woman in the Attic

The sound design and voice acting is actually really amazing. If I was judging by these factors alone I would have rated 5 stars.

The plot was so promising. The stilted and twisted way the story is portrayed should have really worked for this narrative, but there was no point to any of it. Yes, there is a psychological dark side to relationships and power imbalances - and this podcast attempts to portray this. However, the show demonstrates these ideas unsuccessfully and really makes the listener wonder why they even listened in the first place.

The mad woman in the attic trope has been done many times before this and much more satisfactorily. Listening to this was almost upsetting, and it wasn't upsetting because of the content itself disturbing but because the writing of women was so one dimensional.

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