Our Fair City (general)

What dreams might rest inside the sleeping brain of a MolePerson?  While you, loyal Policy, have surely never wasted valuable corporate time on such frivolous thoughts–rest assured, the company has an answer.  Journey with us into…the mind of the MOLE.

Direct download: SeasonFiveEpisode06.mp3
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Tensions begin to boil as a group of insurgents, know only as “The Hendersonians,” prepare for a stunning display of corporate disloyalty and defiance.  What horrors will they unleash on the good Policies of HartLife?  What harm will they do to the mighty infrastructure of the Corporation?  And most importantly–how will HartLife restore order and safety?  Find out…as the story of Our Fair City continues.

Direct download: Episode_05-_Artistic_Differences.mp3
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We bring our mid-season break to a close with a new experiment from HartLife NFP- our first audio documentary.  Join associate producer David Rheinstrom, sound designer Ryan Schile, and audio engineer DJ Catnip as they venture into a Chicago junkyard...to destroy a few cars.  For sound.

You can also view a few more images from our trip on our website!

Edited by David Rheinstrom.  Audio captured by Ryan Schile, David Rheinstrom, and DJ Catnip.  Recorded on location at Cash for Junk Autos in Chicago, IL.

Music: The Good Lawdz and Latché Swing, licensed under Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike licenses.

Direct download: Junkyard_Documentary_Final.mp3
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Attn: Loyal Policies:  Per the mandate of the Directors, we will be beginning our mid-season break slightly ahead of schedule.  Never fear: while you wait for further True Historical Accounts of HartLife, we will be providing you with several entertaining bits of ephemera from our archives.  First up: Our Fair City’s Associate Producer David Rheinstrom has prepared this delightful preview of an upcoming piece of documentary work on capturing foley and sound effects.


Edited by David Rheinstrom.  Audio captured by Ryan Schile, David Rheinstrom, and DJ Catnip.  Recorded on location at Cash for Junk Autos in Chicago, IL.

Direct download: Season_Break_Documentary_Preview.mp3
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We have changed our podcast provider, and if you have not been receiving our Fifth Season episodes, the company can provide you with a very easy fix. We apologize for the inconvenience, and suggest taking the following steps to ensure you continue to receive the Our Fair City podcast: First, if you are using iTunes, simply unsubscribe in your library, then head to the iTunes Store. In the iTunes store, find Our Fair City, and resubscribe to the Our Fair City podcast. Second, if you are subscribed through other services like Downcast or DoubleTwist, update your program with the following feed URL: http://ourfaircity.libsyn.com/rss. Thank you for your loyalty to the corporation; as always, we will see you in the tunnels. Thank you for resubscribing!
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Episode 5.4 - Geonautical Console-Tations

Descend with the young Cassie Wilkins into the very bowels of the city, to the newly carved out Sector Omega.  Thrill at being deeper than any policy has ever gone before- and marvel at the magnificent and mammoth Geoship that will take Policy Wilkins even deeper.  Yes, loyal listeners- it is truly a new day of exploration for Our Fair City.

  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
Direct download: Episode_5.4_-_Geonautical_Console-Tations.mp3
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This Exclusion Day, our Narrator brings us back to the first days after the Troubles to reveal how HartLife saved the lives of the last survivors of Hartford, CT. Narrator — Ansel Burch Linda Joiner— Abby Doud Paul Faits— Sebastian H. Orr The Woman— Stephanie Murphy The Child— Abby Doud Papa Hart— Mark Soloff The Outsider Chief— Also Mark Soloff Outsider Chorus— Ansel Burch, Abby Doud, Jeffrey Gardner, Stephanie Murphy, Sebastian Orr, David Rhienstrom, Mark Soloff Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by David Rhienstrom, Illustration by Ryan Simmons. With an enormous thank you to Paul Faits, one of our Vice-Presidential donors in our Kickstarter campaign!

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Our_Fair_City_Holiday_Special_-_The_Evening_of_Exclusion.mp3
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Season One

Welcome, Loyal Polices...to Our Fair City. The following audio record comprises Season One of the glorious True Histories of the HartLife Corporation in its entirety. We hope you enjoy this remastered and reissued version. To read more about this new edition of Season One, click here. To hear the original recordings of Season One, start here.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Old Lady— Lauren Faits
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O'Keefe
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Peat— Jared Latore
  • MolePerson Overseer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Special Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • The Professor— Ginneh Jolan
  • The Dean— Jim McDoniel
  • The TA— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits, with Ansel Burch, Jim McDoniel, Frank Sjodin. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Robin Simmons.  Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Our_Fair_City_Season_One_7-2-15.mp3
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