134 episodes

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!

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    • 4.7, 3K Ratings

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!

We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

    Anywhere in the World

    Anywhere in the World

    A virtual reality company can send you anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. So when a celebrity uses it for escape and ends up finding love, he goes to great lengths to hang onto his new life.

    Written by Bob Raymonda.

    Performed by Chris Cafero, Tessa Hersh, Richie Moriarty, Mark Gessner, Nikki Thomas, Asher Herbstman, Amy Warren, Mary McDonnell, Davy Gardner, and Bob Raymonda.


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    • 19 min
    What's Wrong with Nicole Berkman?

    What's Wrong with Nicole Berkman?

    A woman gets trapped in an inter-dimensional game show. To leave, she must win the game by figuring out: what is wrong with her?

    Written by Mary McDonnell.

    Performed by Julia Kelly, Jeremy Bent, Bridgette Rizkalla, Billy Bob Thompson, Amy Warren, Richie Moriarty, Margaret Burrus, Bob Raymonda, Cara Ehlenfeldt, Mary McDonnell, and Jaime Lamchick.

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    The Fraud

    The Fraud

    When an artificial intelligence grad student becomes a finalist for a big robotics award, her empathic AI robot starts calling her a fraud, and she must figure out how to overcome its nasty, counterproductive feedback.

    Written by Kristy Lopez-Bernal.

    Performed by Erica Hernandez, Yoni Lotan, Erin Harland, Amy Warren, Josh Perilo, Ed Herbstman, Bob Raymonda, Margaret Burrus, Katie Hartman, and Nathan Min.

    Content warning: This episode contains depictions of anxiety and panic attacks.

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    LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

    LIVE: The Hilly Earth Society

    The Truth was live at On Air Fest in March 2020, with a performance of “The Hilly Earth Society” followed by a Q&A with writer Louis Kornfeld, actor Michael Cullen, and producer Jonathan Mitchell.

    Written by Louis Kornfeld.

    Performed live by Michael Cullen.

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    • 37 min
    Clustr

    Clustr

    A new app allows you to earn real money just by participating in social events. But what the events are—and who shows up—makes it difficult to know what’s real, and what’s just another gig in the gig economy.

    Written by Sarah Shachat.

    Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rick Andrews, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Woody Fu, Mary McDonnell, Zach Valenti, T.J. Mannix, and Promises improv troupe.

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    The Wedding Objector

    The Wedding Objector

    A woman paid to ruin weddings decides instead to help a groom salvage his… and finds love along the way.

    Written by Mary McDonnell.

    Performed by Bianca Casusol, David Ebert, Thomas Whittington, Lila Newman, Juan Nicolón, Erin Bartley, Alli Brown, Mary McDonnell, Blanche Ames, Davy Gardner, Johnna Scrabis, Brandon Zelman, Elijah Crocker, Daniel Lempert, Jake Cornell, Casey McCormick, Amir Khan, Allison Kilkenny, Danielle Grace, and Promises improv troupe.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

MinThin202 ,

These stories are gripping

They’re well produced and I can’t stop listening!

proverbialhaiku ,

Was good

Used to love the show but getting tired of stories building up to terrible endings.

yoginibambini ,

Favorite pod — love love love

This incredibly performed podcast is imaginative, deep, mind-bending, charming, interesting, and mysterious. Somewhat akin to the Netflix show Black Mirror but the pod came waaaay before and in totally gripping podcast form. Love.

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