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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The Grand Finale
It’s 1978, and the world’s most famous magician wants to show you the true wonders of the universe.
Written by Jonathan Mitchell.
This story was inspired by the life and work of magician Doug Henning, and uses material that borrows heavily from his act. If you would like to learn more about Henning and his work, we have put a list of links on our website to books and videos used to research this story.
Our story was performed by Billy Griffin, Jr., Amy Warren, Stephanie Rey, Michael Cumpsty, Adrián Burke, T.J. Mannix, Reza Nasooti, Louis Kornfeld, Michael Cullen, Rachel Botchan, Stefan Schuette, Mary McDonnell, Chris Kipiniak, Bill Rohlfing, and Eli James.
Here Lies Me
It's the first day of eighth grade, and God's got a crush on Noa.
For this episode of The Truth, we’re introducing you to a fantastic new podcast from Hillary Frank and Lemonada Media. If you like what you hear, you can find the rest of the episodes by searching for “Here Lies Me” in your podcast app.
From their website:
“Here Lies Me from Lemonada Media is the first scripted podcast to convey the adolescent experience with realism. Author and award-winning podcaster Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time) penned this fictional drama with dark humor, perfectly capturing the genuine, natural, and cringy teenage experience. It’s an immersive and sound-rich YA podcast for teen and adult fans of PEN15, Big Mouth, and Stranger Things.”
Performed by a talented and hilarious cast including Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Last Day), teen actors, and introducing Ollie Grishaber as Noa.
Here Lies Me contains themes of harassment, classism, sexism, racism, trauma, consent, and finding your voice.
Here Lies Me
A celebrity look-alike is trying to break away from his famous face and be taken seriously on his own. But it isn’t easy when the world only sees another Clooney.
Written by Louis Kornfeld.
Performed by Peter McNerney, Margo Seibert, Will Jacobs, Michael Cullen, Ashley Siflinger, Jon Bander, Chris Kipiniak, Joseph Medeiros, Thomas Whittington, Sophie Yalkezian, and Louis Kornfeld.
End of the Hum
In our fifth story from the post-apocalyptic world of the Hum, Huck is held captive in the compound while Inez must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice for a chance at seeing her son.
This story is the fifth in the Hum series. If you haven’t heard them already, here are the first four:
Episode 1: After the Hum
Episode 2: Into the Hum
Episode 3: Shadow of the Hum
Episode 4: Echo of the Hum
“End of the Hum” was written by Mary McDonnell.
It was performed by Danielle Delgado, James Dwyer, Russell G. Jones, Marisa Brau, Louis Kornfeld, Jessica Morgan and Mary McDonnell.
Fruit of Knowledge
A year after their father’s death, three siblings find a tree growing directly out of their father’s grave, bearing fruit and an unbelievable family secret.
Written by Grant Cohen.
Performed by Anthony Franqui, Sharina Martin, Corin Wells, Craig Scott, Jennifer Fouche, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, and Franklin Ojeda Smith.
Fairy Godmother of Justice
A fed up fairy godmother decides to grant justice instead of wishes.
Written by Mary McDonnell.
Performed by Blanche Ames, Lida Darmian, Thomas Whittington, Reilly Wilson, Brandon Zelman, Joel Bernstein, Mary McDonnell, Louis Kornfeld, Nichole Hill, and Amy Warren.
How does this not have more ratings
I love this podcast it kinda or reminds me of night vale / Alice isn’t dead in a way. Worth a listen for some cool stories and conspiracies that no one really thinks of, also the hum should be made into its own podcast. In fact all the mini series in the truth are so unexpected and unique
I’ve been listening to “The Truth” for about 5 years. I really has taken me away from where I was.. where it be working a wearhouse gig or on a Greyhound bus.. into a very engaging story. So thankful for the content that this team puts out for us.
Consistently GREAT podcast
Incredibly high production value with brilliantly told stories. I’ve been listening for years, and always get excited when I see a new episode posted, never been disappointed listening.