The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From CBC Podcasts, Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.
SISTERS: A Preview
She’s the talented one. She’s the hard worker. She’s the pretty one. She’s the one that Dad likes better….SISTERS. A preview into our newest series coming to you February 14th: on the day the world celebrates love, we celebrate Sisterhood.
The new season is coming to you as part of a brand new partnership with the incredible: CBC Podcasts!
[And as always: Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia 3]
Created by: Kaitlin and Natalie Prest
Edited by: Deborah Shorindé
Researching Production by: Alexandra Pinel
Dumb Slut Summer
Welcome to Provincetown! Mitra Kaboli invites us to lay on the beach in gay mecca: P-Town. She is there to unlock the secrets to growing old and gay. Her friend Sonny is living out his dumb slut dreams, but is it actually what he wants? With men having sex all around her, Mitra seeks a sapphic summer but wants to know: where are the women?
This is a preview episode of Mitra Kaboli’s new show: Welcome to Provincetown. Produced by Rocoocco Punch and Roomtone, distributed by Stitcher.
Welcome to The Heart
Welcome to The Heart. We’ve been in operation for 14 years! What’s next? An overview for those new to the feed. And a window into what double double toil and radio we’ve been cooking up for 2022.
Support The Heart and donate to Radiotopia Now! https://on.prx.org/3HK9OIh. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!
Surprise, it’s a holiday special! Join us for a little queer holiday cheer as journalist America Stevens tracks down Santa’s older, gayer, drunker, sister… Sandy Claus.
This piece is an adaptation of a live show written and performed by comedian, Kristen Becker. Produced by Katie Fitzgerald.
Axel: How to Remember
“You don’t know what it means to be Black because you don’t know what it means to be one thing. Who is when you know you are a brother and a son, a lover and a friend. Sometimes you say you’re Ivorian. And other times you say “je suis Ivorien” which means you feel more French than British until you go to France where your French isn’t French enough. When you come back, you feel more British than Ivorian, until you’re offered tea. Or learn something about this country that puts you on the outside again.” Axel Kacoutié’s sonic meditation on Blackness and identity. The final episode of our three part feature of Axel’s work.
Originally produced for BBC Radio 4, Shortcuts. Edited by Eleanor McDowell.
A dreamlike exploration of depression in the underground. Inspired in part by a bruised and beautiful looking cloud at sunset, we follow Axel Kacoutié on a subway ride home.
In response to Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is the thing with feathers', this work was originally produced for BBC’s Between the Ears, from Falling Tree Productions. Edited by the great Eleanor McDowall.
Ahead of their time
The whole team was so ahead of their time in using the medium as an intentional art form. It’s experimental, beautiful, totally paradigm shifting in what podcasts have the ability to achieve. I LOVE this body of work. As left podcasts shift to increasingly narcissistic contrarianism, the heart offers a communal, healing salve for our collective soul.
No one is doing it like the heart and audio smut has been doing this for a long time. Fresh, experimental but approachable, with honest and important perspectives
There’s nothing else like the Heart out there. This podcast is a beautiful part of building the world I want to live in. Many episodes leave me flabbergasted just by the fact that they exist and that someone was willing to be this vulnerable and share so deeply. ❤️❤️❤️ so much gratitude.