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Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP.
Releases every other week during season.
Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery HartLife NFP

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    • 4.4 • 2.1K Ratings

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP.
Releases every other week during season.
Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.

    5.1- The Farmhouse and the Flood

    5.1- The Farmhouse and the Flood

    by Jim McDoniel

    He's here
    He's not here
    None of us really know

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Mark Soloff as Silas, Pat King as Chester, Kat Hoil as Abbie, Anuja Vaidya as Norah, Sebastian Orr as *7Djdf8, Ele Matelan as 7^&82heh2, and Michael Turrentine as Wes.
    Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, assistant director Lauren Grace Thompson, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 21 min
    5.2- Call and Answer

    5.2- Call and Answer

    by Bilal Dardai

    Reaching out
    Benefits of being dead
    I'm warning you.

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Mark Soloff as Silas, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Anuja Vaidya as Norah, and Michael Turrentine as Wes.
    Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, assistant director Lauren Grace Thompson, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 26 min
    5.3- Flock

    5.3- Flock

    by Jessica Best

    A little footwork (for two)
    Things get shaken up
    47,000 Aspen trees.

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Clint Worthington as Russel, and Ella Watts as the Documentary Narrator.
    Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, assistant director Lauren Grace Thompson, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 26 min
    5.4- The Creeping Water

    5.4- The Creeping Water

    by Jessica Wright Buha

    Nothing works.
    Why are you pretending this is normal?
    Learning about hard conversations.

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Pat King as Chester, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel, Kim Fukawa as Joanne, Jeffrey Nils Gardner as Handy Stanley
    Written by Jessica Wright Buha, sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, assistant director Lauren Grace Thompson, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 27 min
    5.5- Outreach

    5.5- Outreach

    by Jessica Best

    Isn't there anyone on the air?
    Big questions
    WHO AM I

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Anuja Vaidya as Norah, Kat Hoil as Abbie, and Amelia Bethel as Marisol. The chorus of Echoes in this episode is played by: James Ferrero, Lauren Grace Thompson, Nicole Knudsen, Jeffrey Nils Gardner, Tina Muñoz Pandya, Eric Eilersen, Adam Raymonda, Daniel Millhouse, Mark Soloff, Newt Schottelkotte, and Rob Kauzlaric.
    The War of the Worlds radio broadcast was adapted by Howard Koch from the novel by H.G. Wells, and directed by Orson Welles. You can find complete credits here.
    Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by Lauren Grace Thompson, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 38 min
    5.6 - Boundaries

    5.6 - Boundaries

    by Jim McDoniel

    Facing our fears
    I would not show you this
    Things change

    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
    A Transcript for this episode can be found here.
    Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp
    This episode features: Kat Hoil as Abbie, Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Ele Matelan as the Waitress, Sebastian Orr as the Proprietor, Eli Barraza as Lina, Mark Soloff as Silas, Matt Young as Tim, Ele Matelan as Lark, Sebastian Orr as Abbot, Mark Soloff as the Reverend Silas Lodge, and Amelia Bethel as Marisol.
    Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, assistant director Lauren Grace Thompson, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer Ani Enghdahl, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, produced by haydée r. souffrant, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

masoneaton ,

Great show

Show is really great but Abby is absolutely insufferable lol

sydmac430 ,

Love the characters AND the plot!

I absolutely fell in love with every character! Not to mention, I never figured out the ending ahead of time! I’m rarely surprised, but this has a beautiful plot and ending. 😊

Nikki4NY ,

Genuinely enjoyed.

A great story all around, definitely fits well on it's Fiction shelf but I felt immersed in this little town, it felt like a little family!

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