Our Fair City

Loyal Policies: today we bring you a recording from our panel at the Oak Lawn Public Library: "Bringing Your Sci-fi Story to Life."  If you'd like us to join you at a convention, library, or other special event, contact our Director of Live Engagements Betsey Palmer at betseypalmer@ourfaircity.com.

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 advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Panel Moderator— Lauren Faits
  • Composer— Stephen Poon
  • Foley Artist/Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Photo by Lauren Faits.

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Loyal Policies: we return with another episode of listener questions!  Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Seven of 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!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

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

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Loyal Policies: we're back with another group of questions submitted by Listeners 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.  Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Seven of 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!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

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

Direct download: 2017_Listen_Questions_Episodes_session_1.mp3
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More of our Season Seven Blooper Reel, with a perhaps unhealthy fixation on shacks and trains.

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.

  • Talkin' into the Mic—Stephanie Murphy
  • Like Rastlin Majere—Mark Soloff
  • Won't fuck up the flow of the sentence—Ansel Burch
  • YOU MEAN TO TELL ME—Tyler Samples
  • Shack Facts— Clayton Faits
  • Good morning Caaaatnip—Kat Evans
  • Final Fantasy Train Song—Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Stable Solutions—Nina O'Keefe
  • Amazing Laugh—Tara Schile
  • Come on down to Valentine's Shack—Jonah Winston
  • I don't got a shackJeffrey Gardner
  • You get what you deserve if you don't pay attention—Marsha Harman
  • Dealing with extra snot—Frank Sjodin
  • Gonna say what the script actually says—Ryan Schile

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Jenna Braunstein Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Cards Against Humanity, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

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We are pleased to begin our between-season break with the second part of our Season Seven Blooper reel!

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.

  • Not music—Marsha Harman
  • I took those words out—Ansel Burch
  • Wherever he wants to be—Clayton Faits
  • Needs an ass-map—Mark Soloff
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAgony!—Tara Schile
  • Has been working on Christopher Cross covers—Tyler Samples
  • Giving bad notes—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Train to Georgia—Kamron Palmer
  • Hears trains—Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Feels very silly—Laura Bramblette
  • Cumulus Jane is takin' it downKat Evans
  • Didn't warn Catnip about yelling—Ryan Schile
  • Titanic burps and farts—Frank Sjodin
  • Goodbye Catnip!—David Rheinstrom

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor JackBox Games, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

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Loyal Policies- please stand by.  I will be with you in a moment.

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HartLife NFP will return with the Final Season of Our Fair City on August 12, 2017

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
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman

Written by Clayton Faits, with Jim McDoniel and Jeffrey Gardner. 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.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Jackbox.

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What happiness for the MolePeople, to have direction from a human being again!  Surely Nathan Rourke has learned humility and loyalty to the Corporate Institution during his wanders.  I fervently hope he is ready to return to the fold–and bring with him the increasingly disloyal 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
  • Loamy— Kat Evans
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Shale— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Peat— Jared Latore
  • Schist— Lauren Shippen
  • Limey— Lauren Faits
  • Ash— David Rheinstrom
  • Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits
  • The Orphan Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • MolePeople— Zoe Von Embler, Iri Alexander,  Karim Kronfli,  Alexander Danner, Ryan Schile, Tara Schile, Jim McDoniel,

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Episode Art by Lauren Faits. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.   Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

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What of Alison Dalton, Simon Von Hagens, and Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt?  Join us as we step back into the recent past and discover their fate. 

Remember, Policy- there is no future without the Company.  There is no life outside.  Policies who seek to find meaning outside of HartLife are surely lost.  Hear their downfall here, Loyal Policy.  Relish it.

Hear more of Mischa Stanton’s work  with Ars Paradoxica and The Bright Sessions!

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
  • Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Kat Evans
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Photo by Jana Illnerová. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Sound Design for Season Six elements by Ryan Schile.  Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

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Loyal Policies, do not listen to the Hendersonians.  They lie, and lie, and lie--these Policies have been corrupted by Outsider notions of Freedom, Independence, and Self-determination.  Glean only the truths the Company desires from these True Records, Policies, and no others.

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
  • Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Angry PolicyAlexander Danner
  • Awe-struck PolicyLaura Bramblette
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by . Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Direct download: Episode_16-_The_Old_Man.mp3
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Episode 7.15- Blood for Blood

Those who would deface the tower, inside and out, must be punished.  The poisonous words of the Hendersonians are just as dangerous- if not more so - as the grapple-cannons of the StormHawks and the mandibles of their Ant allies.  Resist the urge to feel any sympathy for these traitors and Outsiders, Loyal Policy- and HartLife will reward you.

Stay tuned after the episode for a special word from Creative Director Clayton Faits about HartLife NFP and the current American political climate.

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.  A special note- this episode has several fairly intense moments, so if you have concerns we strongly recommend reading the content advisories before listening.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans
  • Moose— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Office Worker 1— Matt Fletcher
  • Office Worker 2— Ele Matelan
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Janine— Kat Evans
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Clayton Faits and 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.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Direct download: Episode_15-_Blood_for_Blood.mp3
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