Our Fair City
2016 Exclusion Day Special- Die HartLife

This Exclusion Day, archivists in the HartLife Tower have unearthed this Ancient Exclusion Day Story from before the Troubles.  Let it instruct you, Loyal Policy, on the proper ways you should behave in this most festive of seasons.

In the grand tradition of Exclusion Day specials, this episode was recorded "live," with practical foley and in one take at our recent holiday celebration down at HartLife studios.  We've left in the laughter and merriment (and line flubs) to give you a feel of what it's like to be in the studio.  So, with no further ado, please enjoy the 2016 Our Fair City Exclusion Day Special: Die HartLife.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Don McPain— Jared Latore
  • Holy Gialli— Ele Matelan
  • Glans Hummer— Clayton Faits
  • Kris Schnitzel— Lauren Faits
  • Klaus Strudel— Clint Worthington
  • Kennedy Kane— Jim McDoniel
  • Noel Noelle the First— Clint Worthington
  • Miss Eltoe— Abby Doud
  • The Treasurer in Chief— Kim Fukawa
  • Harry Connickuh— Marsha Harman
  • Harold Angels— Ansel Burch
  • Mary-Ann Bright— Marsha Harman
  • Rudolph Rainier— Jim McDoniel
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jared Latore. Casting by Jeffrey Gardner. Practical Foley by Jeffrey Gardner. Music by Betsey Palmer.  Episode art by  Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Die_HartLife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am CST

Episode 7.12- Down the Drain

Remember, Loyal Policy- in the service of the Company, all work is noble.  HartLife has invested in you, and so you must invest your thoughts, labor, and even your life back into the corporate good. Without the Company, you are nothing.  Serve the Directors.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Chesley— Ele Matelan
  • Kameryn— Matt Fletcher
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Archie— Mark Soloff
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Clayton Faits and Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Robin Billadeau and Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode_12-_Down_the_Drain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am CST

Welcome back, Loyal Policy, to Our Fair City.  Today, we take you to the terrifying Outside, to monitor the progress of that fiendish group of Outsiders, the crew of the downed Lightning Rig StormHawk.  With their new chitinous allies and the captive Doctors West and Moro, Elizabeth and Andrew in tow, they make their way towards the Tower---but for what purpose?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

Want to know more about what the StormHawks have been up to between seasons?  Read Tyne Lowe's comic StormHawks: Out in the Cold here!

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Benny— Kamron Palmer
  • Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Katherine Sullivan— Whitney Kraus Jones

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Jess Cwik. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode_11-_Whats_Left_Behind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CST

Loyal Policies,
 
We're very sorry to share that we will be delaying the release of Episode 11 of Our Fair City slightly.  Our Fair City Season Seven will resume in two weeks on December 7th- until then, we've got something very exciting to share with you.  For those who were not able to attend our Season Seven Launch party, we've created a video tour of the Montgomery Moro Museum, accompanied, of course, by Ol' Silty's audio tour.
 
You can find that on our facebook at facebook.com/ourfaircityradio, on tumblr at theboardofdirectorslovesyou.tumblr.com, or on our website at www.ourfaircity.com.

Thank you so much for your support and your patience, and as always-
 
We'll see you in the tunnels,
 
Jeffrey Gardner
Executive Produer
HartLife NFP
Direct download: 11-23-2016Message.wav
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CST

Mid-Season Break- Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 1

We hope you enjoy the first part of the Season Seven Blooper Reel, as we continue our mid-season break!

  • Getting a good start— Ansel Burch
  • Acting without scripts—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Scrappy—David Rheinstrom
  • Gargling—Mark Soloff
  • Hears the Train—Frank Sjodin
  • Doesn't want to go all the way back—Ryan Schile
  • Traaaaaaaaitor!—Marsha Harman
  • Monkeys!—Saren Nofs Snyder
  • Excuse me dearie—Ele Matelan
  • Has no idea what is going on—Jared Latore
  • Hasn't had pornography since 1983— Clayton Faits
  • Can make two pancakes at one time— David Stecco
  • Every now and then goes GHAGH— Hank Hewitt
  • Will fill in the words between— Rose Sengenberger
  • Guest Meowing— Colonel Oliver Mustard
  • Is sick of Cheryl on these Walkie-talkies— Tara Schile
  • Unnecessary Profanity— Sebastian H. Orr

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  Special thanks to Josh Zagoren.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Field Notes, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

Direct download: Season_Seven_Blooper_Reel_pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am CST

Halloween Special- Beyond the Door

This Halloween, HartLife is proud to present "Beyond the Door" by Gabriel Urbina.  If you'd like to hear more of Gabriel's work, we heartily recommend checking out the excellent Wolf 359 at www.wolf359.fm.  This episode stands alone, outside of the world of HartLife and Our Fair City.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!
 
Content advisories for this episode can be found here.
  • Ellen M.— Marsha Harman
  • Tennyson— Clayton Faits
  • Goodwin— Mark Soloff

Written by Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards against Humanity.

Direct download: OFC_Halloween_16_Beyond_the_Door_Final_Trimmed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

Mid-Season Break- Songs from Al's Bar

Welcome, Loyal Polices, to the Mid-Season Break! While the MolePeople are busy editing the second half of the season, we've got some fun stuff to share with you.  Today we've got two songs used in the background of the show, either in Al's bar or on the radio, adapted and recorded by the cast, crew, and friends of Our Fair City.  First, we have "Haul Away Mole," a MolePerson Dirt Shanty (adapted from the traditional tune "Haul Away Joe"), followed by "Rolling Down to Tunnel Three," a Lightning Rigger working song (adapted from Stan Rogers' classic "Rolling down to Old Maui").

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

  • Lead Vocals— Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits
  • Backing Vocals— Lauren Faits, John Sumner Majer, Robin Billadeau, Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, Ira Ochs, Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits
  • Guitar— Clayton Faits
  • Cello— Ira Ochs
  • Percussion— John Sumner Majer, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Lauren Faits
  • Bass— Lauren Faits
  • Mandolin— Jeffrey Gardner

Rolling Down To Old Maui originally by Stan Rogers.  Photo by Tara Schile.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording by Ryan Schile.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Busy Beaver

Direct download: Songs_from_Als_Bar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm CST

Episode 7.10- A Series of Inspired Follies

Each level of the Tower is different.  Amenities and environments are tailored to the needs of the Policies who dwell there.  Of course the Managerial class requires a greater degree of comfort than tunnel dwelling Policies.  How else would our society function?  The intricate, careful work of the Vice Presidents, Managers, and other leaders requires a clear head and gentle life.

You would not disturb this careful balance by demanding more than is your due, would you Loyal Policy?  Of course not.

 

We'll be going on our mid-season break after this episode, but never fear- there will be non-episode releases every other week during the hiatus, including blooper reels, a Halloween Special written by Wolf 359's Gabriel Urbina, and more.  Regular episodes of Our Fair City will resume on November 23, 2016.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  We'd like to give a special shout out to Grace Parker, on behalf of Thea (one of our Manager level Patreon backers), for her amazing fan art and creations.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Waiter— Zev Valancy
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Josh— David Rheinstrom
  • Jenny— Marsha Harman
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon, with additional music from Bensound. Episode art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Inventables!

Direct download: Episode_10-_A_Series_of_Inspired_Follies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am CST

Shun the Outsider, Loyal Policy.  Their un-businesslike conduct and unguided thoughts will only lead you astray.  Even if these Outsiders were once Loyal Policies of the HartLife Corporation- nothing can live outside of our Company's warm embrace.   The Outside is dark, and full of wolves.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  A special thank you to Vrai Kaiser, one of our Manager level backers-read their excellent essays and analysis here!  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Punted Rigger— DJ Catnip
  • Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Jess Cwik. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_09-_The_Stormhawk_Revisited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm CST

Episode 7.8- The Executor

Everything and Everyone in HartLife has a proper place.  When Policies are forced outside of their proper location, all order breaks down.

Aren't we lucky to have an upstanding and loyal Policy like Executor Teju Valentine to ensure our safety and security?  He will surely do whatever is necessary to make sure we are cared for.

Whatever is necessary.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  A special thank you to Charlie Hagadorn, one of our Manager level backers.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Seedy Borrower— Dan Granata
  • Old Lady— Ele Matelan
  • Tower Watch Officer— Sean Kelley
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Antimonious Strang— Dave Stecco

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ryan Schile. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Videoball!

Direct download: Episode_08-_The_Executor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

Episode 7.7 - Orders are Orders

Loyal Policies- we all have our place in HartLife.  The Directors guide us, fulfilling their immortal will as our Founders and Protectors.  StreetSafe observes us at all times, making sure we are true in action to what resides in all of our hearts.  The Actuaries prognosticate, prophesying the continued success of the Company as its will resounds through the ages.

It is a M.O.L.E.'s job to serve, to follow orders, and to obey.  Nothing else.  Listen with horror as one M.O.L.E. violates this sacred dictum, with terrifying results.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Loamy— Kat Evans
  • Ash— David Rheinstrom
  • Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Orphan Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Peat— Jared Latore

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Kat Janda. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_07-_Orders_are_Orders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am CST

Episode 7.6 - Family Road Trip

Loyal Policies- there is no chance for a fulfilling life outside of HartLife.  Whatever you may hear in these recordings today- know that all Outsiders, whatever security or peace they may appear to have created for themselves, will die cold, lonely deaths in the frozen wastes outside our walls.  The Outside is dark, and full of wolves.  The Outside is dark, and full of wolves.  The Outside is dark, and full of wolves.

Listen, and remember.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Cromwell— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Mr. J— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Harlan— Catherine Dvorak
  • Steele— Kim Fukawa
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Greg Browe. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_06-_Family_Road_Trip.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am CST

Episode 7.5- A Morning without Muffins and Matcha

Loyal Policies- the True Histories have focused mostly on the lives of the Tunnel Dwellers, or those who have dealings with them.  Today, we introduce you to one of the residents of the Tower Above- Veronika Hasher, Deputy Interior Designer.  Marvel at her deft understanding of fashion, aesthetics, and flow as she navigates the foreign and often frightening culture of the Refugee Camp for the Tunnel dwellers.  Will she return to her natural position higher in the Tower, or is she doomed to live for the rest of her life with her social inferiors?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • The Freelancer— Dan Granata
  • TowerWatch Officer— Sean Kelley
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Antimonious Strang— Dave Stecco

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Kat Janda. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Iron Galaxy!

Direct download: Episode_05-_A_Morning_without_Muffins_and_Matcha.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am CST

Episode 7.4- Dread Secrets and Fearful Engines

Do you love the Directors, Loyal Policy?  Of course you do.  Bask in their presence.  Rest assured that they have steered the course of humanity long before your policy recruitment, and will continue long after your policy expires.  Your loyalty will be rewarded.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Cromwell— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Director Harrison— Cecil Baldwin
  • Director Sophia— Saren Nofs Snyder
  • Director Williams— Matt Young
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Jacob Halton. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_04-_Dread_Secrets_and_Fearful_Engines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am CST

Episode 7.3- Monsters and memories

Loyal Policies- the truth can be a hard algae-pill to swallow.  No matter how you may feel about the villainous, disloyal Policies confined to the Cube, do not be swayed.  Their re-education is just.  Their treatments are mandated.  Their care is rationally considered and metered  to restore them to peak functionality and efficiency.  They have forgotten their place within HartLife.  Do not forget your

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Director Charles Gari— Johnard Washington
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • MolePerson— Nate Whelden
  • Elizabeth Snidge— Tara Schile
  • Seth— Hank Hewitt
  • Andrew Snidge- Frank Sjodin
  • Guard— Rose Sengenberger
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ali Cantarella.  Special thanks to Josh Zagoren. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_03-_Monsters_and_Memories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CST

Episode 7.2- A MolePup Misadventure

Join us as we dive below the Tower, back into the water-soaked warrens of the Tunnels.  While the waters have partially receded, great damage has been done to the property of HartLife.  Who will repair the domiciles and thoroughfares of the City? None other than...the MolePeople.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Ash— David Rheinstrom
  • Loamy- Kat Evans
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • The Orphan Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Shale— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Schist— Lauren Shippen
  • Talc— Jim McDoniel

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Dan Streeting.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Field Notes!

Direct download: Episode_02-_A_Molepup_Misadventure.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am CST

Episode 7.1- The Cube

Loyal Policies: we return now to the Tower, now crowded with the refugees of the Flood, allowed into the sacred halls of the Upper Management by the actions of the Traitor, Cassandra Wilkins.  How will HartLife prevail against this grievous misappropriation of  company resources and real estate?  Meanwhile, we travel for the first time to the depths of the Cube, HartLife's treatment and rehabilittaion center for it's very worst criminals and dissidents.

Welcome back..to Our Fair City.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Archibald FunnyPants- Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Executor Teju Valentine— Jonah D. Winston
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Benedict— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor— Johnard Washington
  • Guard— Nate Whelden
  • PrisonerRose Sengenberger
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • West's Guard— Rose Sengenberger
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Robin Billadeu.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Episode_01-_The_Cube.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm CST

Season Break- The Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House Audio Tour

As we approach the launch of Season Seven of Our Fair City, we are excited to share with you the Official audio tour of the Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House, lead by everyone's favorite caretaker, Ol' Silty.  We hope you enjoy this peek into the world of Old Tunnel and our favorite scientists.

If you are joining us for the Season Seven launch party on Saturday, May 21 2016 in Chicago, bring this recording and a pair of headphones.  You will have the chance to take the tour live through the terrifyingly interactive museum we've constructed for your education and enjoyment!  Reserve your tickets for the launch party here.

There are no content warnings for this episode.

  • Ol' Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Rocky II— Makena Levine
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile

Written by Makena Levine with David Rheinstrom.  Directed by Betsey Palmer.  Sound Design by DJ Catnip.  Episode Art by Dann Tincher.  Pause Music by Steve Combs, under a Creative Commons attribution license.   Created by Clayton Faits.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Inventables!

Direct download: Museum_Audio_Tour-_Final_Draft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

As we continue our run up to Season Seven, we’re pleased to share a recording of the Our Fair City team speaking at the 2016 Columbia Geek Culture Gala.  We share some tips on starting a podcast, stories about the creation of Our Fair City, and a short live foley demonstration!  Thanks so much to CG2 for hosting us, and to everyone who came out to hear us speak!

Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • Composer— Stephen Poon
  • Actor/Foley Artist— Ele Matelan
  • Writer/Actor— Jim McDoniel
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Lauren Faits.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Podcast Movement!

Direct download: CG2_Podcasting_101_Panel_2016_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am CST

Loyal Policies: this week, we’re excited to bring you something very different from our usual fare: a very special crossover episode produced by Improvised Star Trek.  This episode was originally broadcast in May of 2014, and is  completely improvised from an title provided by a listener.  A huge thank you to Improvised Star Trek for allowing us to rebroadcast!  You can find Improvised Star Trek on Facebook here, or on twitter at @improvstartrek.

Given that the audio contained within was not captured by StreetSafe-approved surveillance devices, the canonical nature of this broadcast cannot be verified.

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Lt. Commander Crick Watson— Sean Kelley
  • Commander Corbomite Hayes— Chris Rathjen
  • Ensign Ch’arles Lorem— Nick Wagner
  • Captain Julius Valentine Baxter— Matt Young
  • Borg— Nick Wagner
  • Ensign Lackey— Griffen Eckstein
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Ensign Greg— Matt Young
  • Lt. Commander Fritz Fassbinder — Griffen Eckstein
  • Urg— Matt Young
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Octavius— Matt Young
     

Recorded and Engineered by Improvised Star Trek.  Episode art by Dann Tincher.   A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Podcast Movement!

Direct download: Improvised_Star_Trek_Ep_mixdownHD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am CST

Our Fair City Live: The Archibald FunnyPants Variety Hour

Recorded live at the 2015 CONvergence Convention, we are pleased to finally share with you, in its entirety, the Archibald FunnyPants Radio Hour.  We've toured this show in a variety of forms (and with a variety of casts) for roughly three years- we hope you enjoy it!

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  • Archibald FunnyPants— Marsha Harman
  • Mr. J— Clayton Faits
  • The Archibald FunnyPants Players— David Rheinstrom, Catherine Dvorak
  • Live Foley— Ele Matelan
  • Vocalists— Jeffrey Gardner, Betsey Palmer
  • Guitar— Betsey Palmer
  • Violin— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits, with Mark Soloff.  Lyrics by David Rheinstrom.  Directed by Jeffrey Gardner.  Music Direction by Betsey Palmer.  Tour Management by Jennifer Olson.  Show poster by Dan Streeting. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Archibald_FunnyPants_Live_at_CVG_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Season Break- Season Six Blooper Reel pt. 2

We continue our between-season break with the second part of the Season Six Blooper Reel.  We have no excuses for this.

  • Enjoy Page Fiiiiiiiive!— Whitney Jones
  • Has just the thing—Marsha Harman
  • I deserve cue cards!—Mark Soloff
  • You're leaving...from the scene.—Clayton Faits
  • F*cking Moro—Abby Doud
  • Barely Pubescent—David Rheinstrom
  • Digdigdigdig—Lauren Faits
  • David Bowie plays Wynn—Jared Latore
  • Needs time to die—Ryan Schile
  • Feed Duo to the Baby—Tara Schile
  • Tower Tower Tower...Tower!— Ansel Burch
  • Has a gray...— Clint Worthington
  • We are Legion— Frank Sjodin

Compiled and produced by David Rheinstrom and Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Cards Against Humanity, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.  We're very, very sorry.

Direct download: Season_Six_Blooper_Reel_pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am CST

Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session II

We’re back with more questions from Policies Like You!  We really enjoyed answering these—stay tuned next time for answers to questions posed to Herbert West, George Chamberlain, Elizabeth, Meatwall, and others.

Special thanks to all of the loyal policies who sent a question in!  Feel free to ask any new questions on our twitter, facebook, tumblr, or by email at contact@ourfaircity.com!

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Director of Live Engagements— Betsey Palmer
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Creative Director— Clayton Faits

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Field Notes!

Direct download: Interview_Episode_2_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am CST

Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session I

Loyal Policies: as we work diligently on Season Seven of Our Fair City, we thought we’d take a moment to answer questions about our show from Policies Like You.  We got way more questions than we could handle in a single podcast, so we’ll be answering your queries over the next few weeks—if you submitted a question and didn’t hear it answered here, sit tight–we will most likely answer it in the next session.

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, Soap-lady, Jdimpson, Ashleythedragon, Belanekra, Snail_army, G2 the Irish Pianist, Krund the Barbarian, and everyone else who sent a question in!

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Director of Live Engagements— Betsey Palmer
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Creative Director— Clayton Faits

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Direct download: Interview_Session_1_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am CST

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