Everyone thought you were missing, maybe even dead.
Three men are stranded in a lifeboat. Adapted from a short story by Diane Cook, our adaptation is by Diana McCorry. Performed by David Pasquesi, Ed Herbstman, and Mark Gessner. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. "Man V. Nature" is from the collection of the same name, copyright 2014 by Diane Cook, used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
The Truth makes movies for your ears: we take you to unexpected places using only sound. This episode was inspired by a real contingency speech written in 1969 by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled "In Event of Moon Disaster." It was the most listened-to piece on PRX in 2010, and the winner of the 2010 Mark Time Gold Award for Best Science Fiction Audio. Listening with headphones is encouraged! The Truth is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Modelling can be a tricky business for Muslim women who cover up. Judith Thurman visits Nailah Lymus, the head of a new modelling agency...
An inventor presents a sound extractor: a device capable of extracting audio recorded in physical material. The implications of this device begin to become apparent as the inventor demonstrates how it works in this fascinating story. This story was commissioned by Experiments in Opera, it premiered on their concert 'Radio Operas' on February 28, 2014 and March 1, 2014. It was recorded by George Wellington and Ed Haber for New York Public Radio's Q2 Music.
In this unnerving story, a bad first date ends before it starts when an awkward phone call between Ben and Erica leads Erica to call it off. Stumped as to why things went wrong, Ben replays the tape over and over until he becomes a little unraveled in light of what went wrong and what could have happened. This story was performed as part of The Truth, a radio play podcast from Radiotopia.