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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 • 1.7K 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.

    4.1- Hold On

    4.1- Hold On

    Outside isn't safe
    We're not gonna talk about it
    We're not gonna talk about her
    ===
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    This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Clint Worthington as Russel Epstein, Mark Soloff as Silas Lodge, Phoebe Judge as the Julian Animal Control Recording, Avery Trufelman as Julian Animal Control Officer, Jeffrey Nils Gardner as the Mail carrier.
    Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 27 min
    4.2- The Shepherd

    4.2- The Shepherd

    Sun-dappled memories
    We've got to work together
    When is a wolf not a wolf?
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    This episode features: Joshua K Harris as Rudy, Jack Benjamin as Young Rudy, Casey Pilkenton as Julia Salvemini, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel, Pat King as Chester, Clarissa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Symphony Sanders as Young Lily.
    Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by June Thiele, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 29 min
    4.3- For Posterity

    4.3- For Posterity

    Voices from the past
    We all love research
    Today is a good day.
    ===
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    This episode features: Dallis T. Seeker as Grant, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kat Hoil as Abbie, Michael Turrentine as Wes, David Rheinstrom as Colin, Jill Oliver as Eliza.
    Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 38 min
    4.4- Dog Day Crafternoon

    4.4- Dog Day Crafternoon

    Small gifts for the ones we love
    It's time for a heist
    We have to stop lying to each other.
    ===
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    This episode features: Anuja Vaidya as Norah, Kat Hoil as Abbie, Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Corrbette Pasko as Maureen, Pat King as Chester, Miles Buha as Jamie, Leeman Kessler as Arthur Warren, Joshua K Harris as Detective Farrow.
    Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen, directed by June Thiele, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 33 min
    4.5- Siblings

    4.5- Siblings

    Look yourself in the eye
    Things were missed
    Therapy can help.
    ===
    Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.
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    This episode features: Kat Hoil as Abbie, Julia Schifini as Gail, June Thiele as Dr. Kells, Jeffrey Nils Gardner as a Jerk.
    Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 19 min
    4.6- The Nerve

    4.6- The Nerve

    Extra Credit assignments
    Exploring/Digging
    You shouldn't have touched me
    ===
    We'll be going on our regularly scheduled mid-season break after this episode- with Unwell S4/ep7 landing on July 6, 2022. Don't worry though- we'll have interstitial episodes coming out on our usual release schedule!
    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: Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Pat King as Chester, Tara Schile as Sophia.
    Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, 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, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Staciej2000 ,

A quirky good time

When I first started listening I was skeptical but needed a new scripted, fiction pod and this one really grew on me. A lot of the fiction shows have mediocre to bad actors but not Unwell. Truly solid acting, a unique premise, folksy, funny, and at times a touch spooky. Now, for me, the writing went a little off the rails in season three and some episodes were disjointed but it tightened back up for season four. I’m a fan.

crafterl ,

Cute but, drowning in virtue signaling

I wanted to love this plot, but the political/ideological insertions are a bit overdone. If you can ignore that,some endearing characters and very well paced. Great audio production. However really, the Abbie character is dreadful. Made it to season 2, not sure I will finish.

El Pez Arco Iris ,

Captivating!

This story is so well told. Great characters, storyline, and I’ve legitimately been creeped out multiple times by the horror elements throughout. I’m sooo invested on seeing where everything goes!

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