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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
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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
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Episode 6.5- The Furlough

Loyal Policies- you know not to venture Outdoors.  As you well know, it is cold, and there are wolves.  Do not take any lessons in survival from this retelling of the True History of the HartLife corporation: it will not save you.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Simon von Hagens—  Mark Soloff
  • Theodora Thorreau-Roosevelt— Antonio Brunetti
  • Emerson— Dean Yeager
  • 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 Jess Cwik. 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_05-_The_Furlough_v2.mp3
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Episode 6.4- Brains Surgery

We return to young Andrew Snidge, hapless yet helpful hero and recent recipient of firearm-based coaching strategies administered by Special Agent George Chamberlain.  Will the good Doctors Caligari and Moro be able to save his life, or is this curtains for Snidge?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Benedict—  Mark Soloff
  • Balthazar— Antonio Brunetti
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Dr. Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Clayton Faits. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: S6_Episode_04-_Brains_Surgery.mp3
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Episode 6.3 - You Can't Go Home Again

Fleeing the Ant Menace, Alison Dalton, Charlie Wynn, and Cassie Wilkins fight their way towards an unlikely bastion of safety: the data extraction cells.  Within, will they find certain refuge or only more horror?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Charles Wynn—  Jared Latore
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Erin Davenport— Abby Doud
  • 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 David Tanimura. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: S6_Episode_03-_You_Cant_Go_Home_Again.mp3
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Episode 6.2- Safety in Numbers

The Ant invasion of the Tunnels continues, as we join the embattled forces of the Hendersonians in their quest for a safe refuge!  But who are these newly rescued recruits?  Will Sully, Dale, and Stephen become steadfast allies for the hapless revolutionaries, or a brewing danger in their midst?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Dale— Ben Aldred
  • Sully— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Stephen— Ryan Bond
  • Jack— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Clint Worthington
  • Greyson—David Rheinstrom
  • Old Man—Clayton Faits
  • 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 Ali Cantarella. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: S6_Episode_02-_Safety_in_Numbers.mp3
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Episode 6.1- Friends Upstairs

We return to our retelling of the Great History of the HartLife corporation as the Ant Menace spills into the depths of the Tunnels through the new entrance carved by the mighty Geoship, the Hope of HartLife.  As the Chitinous Menace rampages through the assembled Policies, will Cassie Wilkins, Charlie Wynn, and Alison Dalton make peace for long enough to escape- or will their inability to synthesize and maximize their resources effectively spell certain doom?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Charles Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Alison Dalton— Nina O'Keefe
  • Flint— Clayton Faits
  • Roman— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Streetsafe Officer—Ryan Schile
  • Assembled Policies— Eric McClelland, Tron Howard, Dave Romm, Staci Corcoran, Jamie Martin, Kale Ganann, David Gutsche, Jacob David Maurer, Richard Fish, Mitch Thompson, Jackie Casteel, Michael Gutsche, Mary Thompson, Ryan Rydberg, Rune Berg, Sophia Bull, Sonya Guggemos, Lisa Martin Ashley Jenkins

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode art by Jacob Halton. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.  Some crowd sounds recorded live at CONvergence 2014.

Direct download: S6_Episode_01-_Friends_Upstairs.mp3
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Season Six Trailer: Extended Edition

Loyal Policies: we are incredibly pleased to share this extended edition of the Season Six Trailer!

This preview contains spoilers for Season Five.

  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Flint— Clayton Faits
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • Project Manager Charlie Wynn— Jared Latore
  • Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt — Kat Evans
  • The Voice of HartLife — Jeffrey Gardner
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Sully— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Director Harrison— Cecil Baldwin
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch

Trailer arranged by David Rheinstrom.  Written by Clayton Faits, Jim McDoniel, David Rheinstrom, Mark Soloff and Stephanie Spence.  Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode artwork by Dann Tincher. Produced by David Rheinstrom.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: OFC_Season_Six_Trailer_1.mp3
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This winter, HartLife is excited to share a new Exclusion Day Special- an Our Fair City retelling of the classic “Christmas Carol.”   This episode is a new experiment in recording for us, and will sound very different from previous episodes.  Recorded “live,” without significant editing or retakes, we hope to capture the fun of sitting around a living room, telling stories into a microphone.

  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Larry Joiner, Guest Narrator—Ryan Lucas
  • Clay—Clint Worthington
  • Sandy—Abby Doud
  • Andrew Snidge—Frank Sjodin
  • Flint—Clayton Faits
  • Roman—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Dr. Moro—Mark Soloff
  • Lindsey the Time Traveler—Kat Evans
  • Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Dr. Herbert West Ryan Schile
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan
  • Lily Wilkins— Kat Evans
  • Mrs. Wilkins— Lauren Faits
  • Loamy— Kat Evans
  • Ash— Ryan Lucas
  • Ferrous— Lauren Faits
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Ebeneezer Scrooge— Ryan Lucas
Direct download: An_Exclusion_Day_Carol.mp3
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This Halloween, HartLife is proud to present "Record/Record" by Mark Harrison- a finalist from the 2013 Deathscribe International Festival of Horror Audiodrama.  This piece was originally produced live at the 2013 festival, which was produced by WildClaw Theatre.   

  • Alan Jenson— Jared Latore

Written by Mark Harrison. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip.  Music by Stephen Poon. Photograph by Michael Sander. Produced by David Rheinstrom, with Ryan Schile. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  With special thanks to Ryan Schile, David Rheinstrom, Ele Matelan, Allie Kunkler, Sarah D Espinoza, Brian Amidei, Aly Renee Amidei, Scott T. Barsotti, and everyone at WildClaw Theatre and the Deathscribe Festival.    

Direct download: Record-record_with_credits.mp3
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This July, four of us - head writer Clayton Faits, director Jeffrey Gardner, composer Stephen Poon, and producer David Rheinstrom - took to the streets of Chicago to compete in KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race; we had 24 hours to produce a 4-minute documentary, and the prompt we were given was "You Should Know..."

We didn't win.  But!  We liked what we made, and so we're sharing it with you.

The piece was primarily edited by Clayton and David, directed by Jeffrey, and the music composed and performed by Stephen.  It was awesome.  We'd do it again.

Direct download: KCRWs_24_Hour_Radio_Race_Entry_-_Magic_Phone.mp3
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Recorded on-site at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, Our Fair City is pleased to present our very first full recording of a live episode.  Uncover the dark secrets of Hartlife as Detective Jack Winters gets to the bottom of a double murder in the algae fields.

  • Detective Jack Winters— Jared Latore
  • Edwin Burke— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Detective Haley Burnham— Kat Evans
  • Chris— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Harlan— Kat Evans
  • Bernice Prendergast— Kat Evans
  • Curtis— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Brian Orlan— Sebastian H. Orr
  • An InternKat Evans

 

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Live Foley design and performance by Ele Matelan.  Music Direction by Betsey Palmer Music and electronic environment by DJ Catnip, with Betsey Palmer.  Assistant Direction by Brian Foster. Lyrics by David Rheinstrom, with Clayton Faits.  Stage management by Cat Cefalu.  Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Created by Clayton Faits.  Recorded live at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival.


Just because Season 5 is over doesn't mean you won't be getting tasty Our Fair City content all summer long!  Producer David Rheinstrom drops the deets.

 

That marvelous photo of Clayton comes courtesy of Sebastian Orr Photography.

Direct download: End_of_Season_5_Update__Also_News..mp3
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The Tunnels thrum, the city roars, and the Policies of HartLife are beside themselves- the long promised Launch Day has arrived.  With the dastardly plans of Project Manager Charles Wynn revealed to a few and the Hendersonians closing in on the festivities on Level Omega, what will happen when the Hope of HartLife is finally set to its purpose?  Find out, as the Fifth seasonal retelling of the history of Our Fair City comes to a close.

Direct download: SeasonFiveEpisode10.mp3
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Episode 5.9 - A Single Twisted Spoke

 

As Launch Day for the Hope of HartLife draws closer, the intrepid Andrew Snidge digs deeper into the mystery that is the Big Dig project.  What does Project Manager Charles Wynn have in store for Cassie and the rest of our meddlesome heroes?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City continues.

Direct download: SeasonFiveEpisode09.mp3
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The warrens of Old Tunnel are vast, labyrinthine, and dangerous.  One must take the utmost caution when traversing their mold-ridden expanses–unless, of course, you are the MolePerson designated Loamy.  Then, barbeque sauce and a nursery song will have to do.

 

Our Fair City would like to dedicate this episode to the families, caretakers, and researchers who are working with patients of Alzheimer’s’ disease.  Learn more at alz.org or alzheimers.org.uk.

Direct download: SeasonFiveEpisode08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

Tonight, we return to that lair of unnatural, unsupervised, and decidedly un-corporate science: the Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House, as we join the Doctors and Andrew Snidge as they welcome Cassie in for that most dangerous of gatherings: a home-cooked meal with the family.

Direct download: Episode_07-_Dinner_with_the_Doctors.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm CST

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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The city waits with bated breath as Neal Henderson, the Sharp Chuter, descends to the Putrescible Waste Fields to provide the power necessary to jump start the Doctors’ Fusion Reactor. Can the actions of one man, no matter how mighty, make a difference in the monolithic tower of the HartLife corporation? Loyal Policies: we strongly recommend listening to this piece of the Historical Record with headphones.

Direct download: Episode19-NealHenderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35am CST

As the power supplies of the city continue to dwindle, the Doctors Caligari, West and Moro work with Vice President Davenport to convince the newly returned Neal Henderson to jump start their fusion reactor. Will the Sharp Chuter be willing to help the city that cast him out? Will Loamy survive the tender ministrations of Doctor West? Will the reactor start in time to save the policies…and the Company? Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

Direct download: Episode18-Operation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

Vice President Davenport and The Switcher attempt their plan to jump-start Dr. West and Dr. Caligari’s reactor, but are stymied by none other than Special Agent George Chamberlain. On the run from a psychotic madman with a badge and a gun, what hope do they, or indeed any Policies of HartLife, have of surviving this crisis?

Direct download: Episode17-OppositeReactions.mp3
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We return to the Data Extraction suites of the department of Human Resources, as Erin Davenport (model employee) administers compulsory physical coaching and inquiry-based communication to the Switcher (dangerous free-thinker). What will happen when her father, Vice President Edward Davenport, arrives on the scene? Is there any hope for the Switcher? Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

Direct download: Episode16-OffTheRecord.mp3
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In the loading bay for the Dead Disposal Drivers, our MolePeople friends Clay and Sandy are recruited to assist Simon in the loading of the unusually high number of retired policies. However, when Vice President Davenport appears to move his power production plan forward, how will he react to these off-the-clock shenanigans? Will the M.O.L.E.s be punished for participating in human work, and what will happen to the oft-delinquent Simon? Find out, as the story of Our Fair City…continues.

Direct download: Episode15-LessonsinHumility.mp3
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Dr. Caligari, now working with Vice President Davenport on the Power Crisis, stalks the twisting warrens of Old Tunnel in search of that most dangerous of prey: Dr. Herbert West.

Direct download: Episode14-AMeetingofMindsandHeads.mp3
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We return to the newly discovered verdant “Eden,” outside the walls of the company, where Neal Henderson, Alison, and the rest of the crew of the downed rig Stormhawk work to survive without HartLife under the tutelage of Dora, amateur naturalist and window-washer.

Direct download: Episode13-GreenTidings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm CST

Putting Dr. Caligari’s plan into action, Vice President Davenport visits the Power Management station. Will the Switcher deliver the power he needs to save the city, or will he choose callous self-interest over the good of the Company?

Direct download: Episode12-TheSwitcher.mp3
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As power reserves continue to dwindle and food stores run low, we visit the hardworking policies of the Human Resources department. Productivity is threatened as the riots escalate outside and their Vice President gets a visit from someone from the air ducts.

Direct download: Episode11-TheDelicateArtofDiplomacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm CST

In which the survivors of the lightning rig crash scrounge as if their lives depend on it, run like there’s no tomorrow, and encounter that most rare and mysterious of denizens of that Outside: Vegetation.

Direct download: Episode10-Encounter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm CST

Desperately in search of solutions to the growing power crisis, Vice President Davenport ascends the tower to the vaulted halls of…The Actuaries. Treading where no sane Policy should tread, he risks everything for the good of the Company. Think on his sacrifices, Loyal Policies, and consider: what have I given up for my Company today?

Direct download: Episode09-TheActuaries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm CST

As the Stormhawk’s survivors explore the underground caverns that are the ruins of Old Hartford, new questions arise: will the wolves find them in this deep cave? Can Humanity survive without the Company? Just what is “Campbell’s,” and could it possibly be as tasty as good old HartLife Algae?

Direct download: Episode08-AFeastofPrehistory.mp3
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The Stormhawk’s survivors are dropping quickly–will Neal Henderson’s dubious-at-best leadership skills be enough to get them home? Who will save them, if the mighty Sharp-Chuter cannot? And just what lies beneath the ice as they continue their journey…Outside.

Direct download: Episode07-OfMolesandMen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

As energy dwindles and tempers rise back at HartLife, will Vice President Davenport have the “Managerial Excellence” to prevent the collapse of order?

Direct download: Episode06-PowerManagement.mp3
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With Andrew Snidge failing fast in the inhospitable wastes, is there any hope for our plucky heroes? What hope is there, with Elizabeth Rourke de-bodied and temperatures falling fast?

Direct download: Episode05-RedDreamsonWhiteHills.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm CST

Episode #3 of Season Four of Our Fair City!

Direct download: Episode04-BrothersinStrife.mp3
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Tensions run high as the survivors of the crashed lightning rig Stormhawk discover their much-needed supplies are going missing. Who is the thief? How will they survive with depleted survival gear? Will Loamy ever wake up? Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr Alison—Nina O’Keefe Jack— Mark Soloff Greyson— David Rheinstrom Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode03-InShortSupply.mp3
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Life on the unforgiving tundras of New England is hard, frigid, and for Benny Lemieux, disappointingly non-conjugal. Join him, Cumulus Jane and the other survivors of the crashed Stormhawk as they fight for survival and wonder at the daring of Neal Henderson and his party as they travel back…to HartLife. Benny Lemieux—Kamron Palmer Cumulus Jane—Lise “Kat” Evans Neal Henderson—Sebastian H. Orr Alison—Nina O’Keefe Jack— Mark Soloff Greyson— David Rheinstrom Clear Skies Tim—Tyler Samples Loamy— Lise “Kat” Evans Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dan Streeting. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode02-TheLongRoadHome.mp3
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We return to the safe, confining tunnels of HartLife, where Vice President Davenport of the Human Resources department is about to have the worst day of his fairly misanthropic life. Vice President Davenport —Ben Aldred Jenny— Marsha Harman Josh— David Rheinstrom The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jess Cwik. Produced by David Rheinstrom. Created by Clayton Faits.

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Witness the ripples of the Stormhawk’s fall as they begin to spread through the corporate strata in this coda to Season Three of Our Fair City. Vice President Davenport —Ben Aldred Erin Davenport— Abby Doud Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman StreetSafe Sergeant— Mark Soloff StreetSafe Skeptic— Wyatt Kent StreetSafe Animist— Lizzie Lovelady Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile Dr. Montgomery Percival Moro— Mark Soloff Old Man Ulrich— Ryan Schile Lightning Rigger— Lizzie Lovelady Lightning Rigger — Wyatt Kent Lightning Rigger Chorus — Betsey Palmer, Clayton Faits, David Rheinstrom, Wyatt Kent, Lizzie Lovelady, Marsha Harman, Mark Soloff, Ryan Schile Sandy — Abby Doud Clay — Tyler Samples Written by Clayton Faits, Mark Soloff, David Rheinstrom, Stephanie Spence, and Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jimmy Hasse. Created by Clayton Faits. This Episode is sponsored by The Cleansed, online at: www.thecleansed.com.

Direct download: Episode19-Epilogue3ALostPower.mp3
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You can’t outrun the storm. Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr The Captain— Lisa Burton Allison— Sarah Moore Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Lucky Strike— John Nestler Loamy— Lisa Burton Cumulus Jane — Lise “Kat” Evans Meatsey — Kamron Palmer The Riggers — David Rheinstrom, Ryan Schile, Tara Schile Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode18-Storm2CFall.mp3
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Paths converge as Elizabeth, Nathan and Neal all arrive at the command pod of the Ghost Rig! What could fate hold in store for these intrepid searchers? Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Neal Henderson— Sarah J Moore Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Allison— Sarah Moore Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Cumulus Jane — Lise “Kat” Evans Bad-Jokes Rigger — Kamron Palmer Too-Hungry Rigger — David Rheinstrom A few other Riggers — David Rheinstrom, Ryan Schile Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Created by Clayton Faits. This Episode is sponsored by The Cleansed, online at: www.thecleansed.com.

Direct download: Episode17-GoingBananas.mp3
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Elizabeth Rourke and Andrew Snidge, after reaching the tethering building for the Ghost Rig, contend with the restless dead, an unhelpful Traveler, and the world’s most obstinate lock as they struggle to reach the Rig and (hopefully) Elizabeth’s son Nathan. Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Simon— Mark Soloff Lindsey — Lise “Kat” Evans Jerry — David Rheinstrom Moose — Jeffrey Gardner Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode16-TheGhostRig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Neal Henderson, with the blessings of Lucky Strike, heads to the Ghost Rig by means of the most dubious conveyance known to the Policies of HartLife. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Cumulus Jane —Lise “Kat” Evans Meatsey — Kamron Palmer Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jeffrey Gardner. Created by Clayton Faits. This Episode is sponsored by The Cleansed, online at: www.thecleansed.com.

Direct download: Episode15-ALady2CBespoken.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am CST

Nathan Rourke travels the somewhat safer, much more official route down the corridors and up the elevators which lead to the Stormhawk, as he completes his next “assignment.” Nathan Rourke —Clayton Faits Loamy —Lisa Burton Lucky Strike — John Nestler Written by Clayton Faits and Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Steph Charaska. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode14-ChattingwithLoamyandLucky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm CST

Neal Henderson finally makes his way to the true “boss” of the Stormhawk: Lucky Strike. What secrets will be revealed? Where will his path take him next? Will this ferocious storm finally wash off some of the “Sharp Chuter of Putrescible Waste Field 4′s” famous odor? These questions, and more, will be revealed… Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Cumulus Jane —Lise “Kat” Evans Lucky Strike — John Nestler Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode13-FancyTalk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

We enter the Captain’s Pod of the Stormhawk, the very seat of power for this harvester of energy, as Neal Henderson continues his search for Allison. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr The Captain —Lisa Burton First Mate Henley — David Rheinstrom Navigation Control — Ben Aldred Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode12-TheCaptainsPod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm CST

Our vivacious and voracious heroes Andrew and Elizabeth head to Simon’s loading dock in the hopes of persuading him to take them to the Lightning Rigs, following Andrew’s discovery of Nathan Rourke’s trajectory. Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Simon —Mark Soloff Andrew Snidge — Frank Sjodin The Voice of HartLife — Jeffrey Gardner Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Steph Charaska. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode11-UnseenUndead.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

We return to our regularly scheduled broadcasts of the HartLife Historical Record with a death-defying ascent to the very top of the lightning rig “Stormhawk,” as Neal Henderson continues his search for his lost love. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Jack —Mark Soloff Benny Lemieux — Kamron Palmer Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dan Streeting. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode10-InTheCage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

In which many parties converge on an elevator, new plans are made, new directions are plotted, and Andrew Snidge gets a little messy. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Loamy —Lisa Burton Simon —Mark Soloff Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Andrew Snidge — Frank Sjodin Sandy — Abby Doud The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jess Cwik. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode09-ABreakForCoffee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm CST

In which Nathan Rourke has a little heart-to-heart with Vice President Davenport, and a little foot-in-mouth with Erin. Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Erin Davenport — Abby Doud The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jeffrey Gardner. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode08-FamilyMatters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am CST

Old Tunnel. A dank, dark, dangerous path leading to the most dangerous of all institutions: a history museum. Fortunately, in this episode, nothing bad happens. Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Clay— Tyler Samples Ol’ Silty — Sebastian H. Orr Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode07-TheFinalTaskofOl27Silty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm CST

We return to Al’s Bar on C-deck, where Neal searches for Allison, Loamy gets tough, and the Lightning Riggers are almost helpful. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Loamy— Lisa Burton Benny Lemieux— Kamron Palmer Bartender— Abby Doud Lightning Rigger— Ryan Schile Al’s Patrons— Hanna Van Slambrouck, Kyla Blythe, Michael Petrella, Andrea Guzzetta, Stephen Poon, Ryan Schile, The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner Written by David Rheinstrom. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Clayton Faits and Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons. Created by Clayton Faits. N.B.: The voices of “Al’s Patrons were recorded “in the field” at Chicago ComiCon 2012, by awesome people who stopped by our booth! Thanks for lending your voices to our show!

Direct download: Episode06-StormhawksattheDiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm CST

Nathan begins his work for VP Davenport, makes too much noise early in the morning, and makes a new “life-long” friend. Nathan Rourke — Tara Schile Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Tommy Del Ray— Ryan Schile Erin Davenport— Abby Doud Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dan Streeting. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode05-TheIncidenceofAccidents.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm CST

We return to the domicile of a certain flesh-eating walking corpse and her hapless collaborator, both of whom would prefer not to be characterized as such, thank-you-very-much. Elizabeth Rourke — Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Clayton Faits. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode04-SelfHelpforDummies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am CST

In which Neal commits less-than-grand theft auto, Candice is dubiously helpful, and Loamy loses her cool. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Loamy— Lisa Burton Candice the aged Relations Technician— Ryan Schile Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Clayton Faits. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Tyne Lowe. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode03-Butterclaws.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CST

In which we discover the whereabouts of Nathan Rourke, meet more of the Davenport family, and learn a bit more about the “Human Resources” department. Erin Davenport — Abby Doud Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Slightly-Less Suspicious Looking Detainee — Ryan Schile Written by Mark Soloff. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher. Created by Clayton Faits.

Direct download: Episode02-Fealty-Frailty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am CST

In which Neal Henderson meets several new friends, makes unconventional wardrobe choices, and returns to the loving embrace of HartLife. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Theadora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Lise “Kat” Evans Allison— Sarah Jane Moore Betsey the Shovel— Abby Doud Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Loamy— Lisa Burton Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Written by Jim McDoniel. Narration written and performed by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Created by Clayton Faits. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons.

Direct download: Episode01-NealHendersonintheWilderness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am CST

Season Two comes to its thrilling conclusion as things seem in danger of falling apart, the centre is unlikely to hold, and mere anarchy is most definitely loosed on HartLife. Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Dr. Emily Caligari— Martine Moore Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons, with special thanks to Ben and Amelia Aldred.

Direct download: Episode19-TheWokenApocalypse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04am CST

Everyone’s favorite Moles pay a visit to an extremely dubious Emergency Vet, are subjected to alarming medical procedures, fall under the tender attentions of the Woken, and have a touching bout of Peril-induced Honesty. Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay — Tyler Samples Sandy— Abby Doud Loamy— Lisa Burton Lindsey— Annie Calhoun Gallus Bray— Ryan Schile Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Artwork by Dan Streeting.

Direct download: Episode18-Peril.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

We return to the shattered remnants of Herbert West’s lab, where Andrew asserts himself and Herbert takes drastic steps. Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Tyne Lowe.

Direct download: Episode17-ReallyDoingScience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52am CST

We catch up with our dear mole-friends as they struggle to free themselves, gain a deeper understanding of their emotions, and make it through the most awkward first date question of their short, anthropomorphized lives.

In 2018, Jim McDoniel wrote an updated version of this script.  While we will not be able to re-record it, we encourage you to read both the new script and Jim's thoughts on why it was important for him to re-write it here.

Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay — Tyler Samples Sandy— Abby Doud Loamy— Lisa Burton Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Artwork by Sebastian H. Orr.

Direct download: Episode16-TunnelCollapse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am CST

We draw to the epic conclusion of “Death at the Science Faire,” in which things go rather poorly for several Scientists, countless Policies, and two very special M.O.L.E.s. Narrator — Ansel Burch Mrs. Rourke — Tara Schile Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr Registrar Petri— Ryan Schile Percival Lowell, Eager Participant— Nathan Sowell Frannie Gall, Begrudging Participant— Terri LaMont Simon, Mortuary Tractor Driver— Mark Soloff Beaumont, Lucky Survivor— Ryan Schile Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jeffrey Gardner.

Direct download: Episode15-DeathataScienceFairPartIII.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43am CST

Oh no! With Mrs. Rourke temporarily down for the count, the Blue Ribbon Winner’s Circle of the Science Faire have full run of Herbert West’s lab! What help will Andrew Snidge’s good intentions in the face of their poisons, explosives, and rodent-based illnesses? Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Caligari — Martine Moore Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau.

Direct download: Episode14-DeathataScienceFairPartII.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40am CST

Who else might Dr. Caligari send to do her dirty work but the pugnacious, avaricious, and occasionally nefarious Blue Ribbon Winner’s Circle of the Science Faire, accompanied by a gang of their thuggish “participants?” What trouble will these purveyors of the rat flu bring down upon the heads of Dr. West, Elizabeth Rourke, and dear Andrew Snidge? Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Caligari — Martine Moore Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Steph Charaska.

Direct download: Episode13-DeathataScienceFairPartI.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am CST

We return to the domicile of Dr. West, where Mrs. Rourke and Andrew desperately try to sort out just what happened at Al’s Bar…and who might be to blame. Narrator — Ansel Burch Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin On The Radio— Lead Vocals: David Rheinstrom and Betsey Palmer. Guitar: Clayton Faits. Cello: Ira Ochs. Mandolin: Jeff Gardner. Bass: Lauren Rapciak. Percussion: Mark Soloff, Tara Schile, John Sumner Majer, Ryan Simmons. Backing Vocals: Tara Schile, Mark Soloff, Ryan Schile, Jeffrey Gardner, Clayton Faits, Ryan Simmons, John Sumner Majer, Lauren Rapciak, Ira Ochs Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons.

Direct download: Episode12-TheresNoPlaceThatsHome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm CST

Loamy takes Clay down the winding, wending paths of Old Tunnel, braves murk, mire, and Mold, to visit the wisest Mole this side of the muck. Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay— Tyler Samples Loamy— Lisa Burton Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr Dr. Moro— Mark Soloff The Mold— Ryan Schile Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher.

Direct download: Episode11-TheAdviceofDrMOro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm CST

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: Our_Fair_City_2-10_Updated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am CST

Dr. Caligari crashes a meeting of the Science Faire, looking for new recruits for the upcoming struggle with Dr. Herbert West. Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Caligari— Martine Moore Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr Gallus Bray, Observant Participant— Ryan Schile Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Daniel Glassberg.

Direct download: Episode9-TheGangsAllFair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am CST

We return to Al’s Bar, our favorite watering hole on the Concourse level, wherein Andrew Snidge gets possessive and Mrs. Rourke bites off more than she can chew. Narrator — Ansel Burch Mrs. Rourke — Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Creep— Rick Uskert Bartender— Abby Doud McDreamy— Mark Soloff McAngry— Antonio Brunetti McNotHelping— Nathan Sowell Everyone Else in the Bar— Ryan Schile Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher.

Direct download: Episode8-ANightontheTown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am CST

Sandy volunteers to help Loamy on a “special assignment,” Loamy sets her plan in motion, and Simon demonstrates that just because you’re a delusional loner on the fringes of society, doesn’t mean you can’t have a basic appreciation for tact and conversational graces. Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay — Tyler Samples Sandy— Abby Doud Loamy— Lisa Burton Simon— Mark Soloff Environmental Protection Doors— Jeffrey Gardner Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons.

Direct download: Episode7-MattersoftheHart.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19am CST

In which Andrew Snidge is marginally sneaky, Dr. Herbert West is accidentally terrifying, and the identity of Jane Doe #753 is revealed! Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Jane Doe #753— Surprise Guest Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Ryan Simmons.

Direct download: Episode6-She27sAlive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:02am CST

We venture back to the lab, where Dr. Herbert West reveals his brilliance in a brief soliloquy to the assembled (and disassembled) multitudes in his workspace.

Direct download: Episode205-20Herbert20West20Prince20of20Denmark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34am CST

Dr. Herbert West ventures out to answer a mysterious invitation, Dr. Caligari brags about her resource allotment, and Andrew Snidge very nearly gets everyone killed…again.

Direct download: Episode204-20Fighting20Trousers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am CST

Our intrepid Mole-Heroes Clay and Sandy confront the ugly face of Speciesism, unearth a hole to China (whatever that is), and “hang out” with our newest Moleperson Loamy. This week's podcast is sponsored by DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, which is proud to present RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL, a performance art festival that is currently running through June 10th, featuring performances from artists from around the world. Learn more at Rapidpulsechicago.com, or go see it in person at 1136 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago.

Direct download: OFCEpisode2.3withDFBRL8RPlug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35am CST

Tonight’s episode takes us to one of Dr. Caligari’s derelict laboratories where we meet some new friends, gain an appreciation for bipedal life , and everyone gets a cookie. This week's podcast is sponsored by DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, which is proud to present RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL, a performance art festival that runs from June 1st to June 10th, featuring performances from artists from around the world. Learn more at Rapidpulsechicago.com, or go see it in person at 1136 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago.

Direct download: OFCEpisode2.2withPlug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

We return to the icy tundra outside, as Dr. Herbert West gets his first look at the looming edifice of the Tower, and his first taste of the unique and…savory culture of Our Fair City.

Direct download: Episode201-20In20from20the20Cold.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm CST

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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