Our Fair City (general)
Episode 6.12- Last Shift

Loyal Policies, you know the tale of the Switcher well.  You have heard the highlight reels, and memorized his stories–now, hear his unedited, true words.  Glory in his loyalty to the company!  Shudder at the malignancy of the Ant menace! Most importantly, stay loyal, just as he does, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • The Switcher— Jared Latore
  • Roberta Darley— Lauren Faits
  • Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Art by Damian Duffy.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, WingFest!

Direct download: S6_Episode_12-_Last_Shift.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am CDT

Episode 6.11- Raise Your Glass

Welcome back to Season Six of Our Fair City.  We rejoin the Hendersonians, celebrating their likely temporary victory over the Ant People in Waste Field Three–but what un-corporate evildoers still lurk within the merry band of misfits?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Sully— Whitney Jones
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt— Kat Evans
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

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

Direct download: S6_Episode_11-_Raise_Your_Glass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

Mid-Season Break: Season One Blooper Reel

Rounding out our Season Six mid-season break, please enjoy a blooper reel from our Season One recording sessions!

  • Misses David— Tara Schile
  • Doesn’t miss David—Jim McDoniel
  • Kind of a bully—Abby Doud
  • Oh, MolePeople—Tyler Samples
  • Not as dumb as he smells—Sebastian H. Orr
  • Smurfs are water soluble—Clayton Faits
  • Has all the best people introducing him—Jared Latore
  • Creative uses of Puff Pastry—Ansel Burch
  • High-minded jokes—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Breaking DJ Catnip’s eardrums—Ryan Schile
  • SIGH— Ginneh Jolan
  • Meanest Old Woman— Lauren Faits

Edited by David Rheinstrom.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by The Good Lawdz.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Cards Against Humanity, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.  We’re very, very sorry.

Direct download: Bloopers_Season_1_Redux_w-Pre-Roll.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm CDT

Mid-Season Break: Boggy's Big Day

As we continue our Mid-Season Break, HartLife brings you the tail of a precocious young MolePerson named Boggy.  This segment is a studio recording of an excerpt of one of our live shows, The Archibald FunnyPants Radio Hour.  Follow HartLife NFP on facebook and twitter to find out when you can see one of our live shows in person!

  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Boggy— Kat Evans
  • Igny— Jared Latore
  • Shale— Clayton Faits
  • Detective Gulliver Nash— Jared Latore
  • Commander Anderson— Clayton Faits

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Jeffrey Gardner, with Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode image from the 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival.  Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Jackbox! Games!

Direct download: Boggys_Big_DayFinal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am CDT

Mid-Season Break: Season Six Blooper Reel pt 1

As we begin our Season Six mid-season break, please enjoy the first part of our seasonal blooper reel!

No MolePeople were harmed in the making of this season.

  • Something Something Something...Our Fair City Continues— Ansel Burch
  • How Do I Sound, DJ Catnip?—Abby Doud
  • Fight Noises!—Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Ants are God—Mark Soloff
  • Very Patient—DJ Catnip
  • Word of the Day—Clayton Faits
  • Wants Ryan to Giggle—Tara Schile
  • Upset by the Word of the Day—David Rheinstrom
  • Bear Traps for Five Year Olds—Kat Evans
  • Playing Simon in this Episode— Ryan Schile
  • Henry Higgins— Marsha Harman
  • Andy Griffith Theme Whitney Kraus Jones
  • The Trouble with Babysitting is...— Frank Sjodin
  • Paging Doctor Caligari— Ele Matelan

Edited by David Rheinstrom.  Photo by MGB Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Inventables, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.  We're very, very sorry.

Direct download: Mid-Season_Break_01_-_Season_6_Bloopers_Part_I.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am CDT

Episode 6.10- The Battle of Waste Field Three

As we come to the conclusion of the first half of the Sixth season of the True Historical Retellings of Our Fair City, we invite all Loyal Policies to join us.  Join us in shunning the Outsider.  Join us in shaming the Dissident.  Join us in exposing the disloyal Hendersonians working amongst us, striving through craft and word and violence against the great work of HartLife.  Even as they work to rend our Mighty Tower apart, listen: and remember.  Their words are hollow, their victories are meaningless, their actions fruitless when compared to the great history of Our Fair City.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Sully— Whitney Jones
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • 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 Dann Tincher.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Basecamp!

Direct download: S6_Episode_10-_The_Battle_of_Wastefield_Three.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am CDT

Episode 6.9- The Closing of the Gullet

Loyal Policies, enjoy this True Retelling of the Battle of Waste Field Three, and see for yourselves through the propaganda and lies spread by malicious elements within the company.  Truly, none of these Policies, disloyal as they were, could have survived without the mercy and beneficence of the company.  Do not believe their lies.  Do not believe your ears.  Believe only in the power of HartLife…all the life you’ll ever need.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Sully— Whitney Jones
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Peat— Jared Latore
  • 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 Damian Duffy.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. 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: S6_Episode_09-_The_Closing_of_the_Gullet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am CDT

Episode 6.8- The Rediscovey of Hope

In tonight’s seasonal retelling of the True History of the HartLife Corporation, we rejoin Simon Von Hagens (Dead Disposal Driver) and Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt (Window Washer and Amateur Naturalist) as they spelunk deeper into the caves and warrens below the city in search of the Queen of the AntPeople.  Will they discover their new adversary, or will the come upon something much, much more dangerous to their corporate welfare?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt— Kat Evans
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Photo shoot designed, produced, and directed by Ryan Schile, photography by Sebastian Orr, makeup by Tara Schile. Featuring (R to L) Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, Mark Soloff, Kat Evans.  Produced by David Rheinstrom. 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: S6_Episode_08-_The_Rediscovery_of_Hope.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CDT

Episode 6.7- Lost and (Sometimes) Found

We return to our erstwhile heroes, Charles Wynn, Alison Dalton, and Cassandra Wilkins as they flee the ant menace through HartLife's ventilation system.  Will they find safety, succor, and Cassie's family...or only more horror?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O'Keefe
  • Charles Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Operator— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom. 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: S6_Episode_07-_Lost_and_Sometimes_Found.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am CDT

Episode 6.6- The Tower Below

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  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Vice President Carter— Clayton Faits
  • Waste Management Technician— Ele Matelan
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington

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

Direct download: S6_Episode_06-_The_Tower_Below.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am CDT