The Truth

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THE TRUTH is fiction -- we make short films without pictures. We call them "movies for your ears." We're a contemporary re-imagining of what audio drama is and can be, presented as a regular podcast. 

We develop our stories as a collective, bringing together improvising actors who love using sound to tell new, original stories. We record on location, and then take those recordings into the studio to edit them and add sound design. The result sounds kind of like a movie, only the pictures are all in your imagination. Our dramatic fiction has been heard on many nationally-syndicated public radio programs, including This American Life, Studio 360, Snap Judgment, Weekend America, and The Story. 



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A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 12:27
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Just in time for Halloween and this year's Election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electora...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, KUOW, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WVTF, WYAP and more

  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 45
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The recording doesn't lie.

Bought by WJCT, KUT, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 14:15
  • Purchases: 4
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High school sophomore Samantha O'Connell has just won a math award, and Gary Vosot is on the story.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 12:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Spin class gets personal.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WMPG, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUT, KGLT and more

  • Added: Apr 19, 2012
  • Length: 10:32
  • Purchases: 7
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An audio drama from The Truth, about a taxi ride interrupted.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Mar 07, 2012
  • Length: 17:53
  • Purchases: 1
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What if Apollo 11 had crashed?

Bought by KSFR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., The Story, WNPR Connecticut, KUT and more

  • Added: Jul 13, 2010
  • Length: 15:21
  • Purchases: 7
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Can coconut cake + random phone calls = love? Find out, when these two Valentine's Day traditions collide.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WDCB, Troy Public Radio, WABE, KALW and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 10:35
  • Purchases: 14
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the fear of being the follower

Bought by KALW, KUT, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, WBEZ and more

  • Added: Aug 12, 2005
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 7