The Truth makes movies for your ears: we take you to unexpected places using only sound. In this episode, Silvia is able to summon creatures she identifies as angels by shedding her blood in a clearing in the woods. She takes her boyfriend Rick to witness this miraculous event, but things take a dark turn. Hear this classic story from Phillip K. Dick adapted for radio by The Truth. Listening with headphones is encouraged! The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Redneck Boy in the Promised Land is Ben Jones's hilarious, uplifting life story of escaping the rail yards and finding success in the unlikeliest places. As a child, Jones called a dingy railroad shack with no electricity or indoor plumbing home. An unabashed Southern redneck from a "likker drinkin', hell-raisin'" family, Jones grew up in the depressed railroad docks outside of Portsmouth, Virginia, and spent most of his days dreaming about where the tracks out of town could take him.
"Scott Pollak nails it!"
Everyone thought you were missing, maybe even dead.
A teacher gives his students a lesson about democracy that they'll never forge in this episode of The Truth, a radioplay podcast from Radiotopia.
"Some Nukes" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Cruise Control" by Ben McGrath; "After Stevens" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Everybody Have Fun" by Elizabeth Kolbert: "Pioneer" by John McPhee; "Don't Ask Me" by Paul Rudnick; "The Long War" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"The Lobby", by David Remnick; "Escapism Express", by Ben McGrath; "High-Water Marks", by Rebecca Mead; "The Unfriendly Skies", by James Surowiecki; "The Jefferson Bottles", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Screwed Up", by Nancy Franklin; "Travelling Man", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Eastern, Western", by David Denby
"Mired" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Pre-Season Kid" by Ben McGrath; "Lone Star" by Dan Halpern; "The Big Tent" by Peter J. Boyer; "Overdrive" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Mad About the Boy" by Anthony Lane.
"Top of the Class" by Dorothy Wickenden; "TV Dinners" by Bill Buford; "A Return" by Ben Bradlee; "Untrung" by Jim Holt; "The Closer" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Power Players" by David Denby.
"Reversals", by Nicholas Lemann; "Head Count", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "End Times", by Nick Paumgarten; "When in Venice", by Lauren Collins; "The Apostate", by David Remnick; "The Magical Grasp of Antiques", by Glenn Eichler; "Muscle Memory", by Ben McGrath; "High-Wire Act", by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"Unsafe at Any Price" by James Surowiecki; "13D" by Ben McGrath; "The Atomic Emporium" by Steve Coll; "Amateur Hour" by Nicholas Lehman; and "Full Bore" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"Joiner" by Ben McGrath; "Monkey Hill" by Paul Theroux; "Lost In Paradise" by John Lahr; and "Coke Is It" by Sasha Frere-Jones.