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Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audiodrama.

Founded in 2011 with the help of some incredibly generous Kickstarter donors, Our Fair City has quickly become a notable entry in the audiodrama world. Produced by a staff of Chicago storefront theatre veterans, experienced sound designers, and science educators, Our Fair City has won awards and critical acclaim for its dynamic acting, incisive writing, and high level of production.

Led by creator Clayton Faits and executive producer Jeffrey Gardner, the HartLife team produces original audio drama, as well as a comic anthology, an acclaimed series of live performances, and high-concept launch parties.
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Loyal Policies- we're here with the first episode of HartLife NFP's new podcast- Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery.  If you want to hear more, go subscribe on your favorite podcasting app, or listen at http://www.unwellpodcast.com. Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Clint Worthington as Russel, Bethany Hart as Cynthia, LaQuin Groves as Dale, Mark Soloff as an old man on the edge of town, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Pat King as Chester, Sebastian Orr as &$^#&$#(, Ele Matelan as ))@&*@^$&. Voices by Alex Brown, Jeff Van Dreason, Eric Silver, Julia Schifini, Amanda McSweene-Geehan, Michelle Nickolaisen, Jack Pevyhouse, Paul Miscagave and Bridge Greene. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
Notes on the Fenwood House

Notes on the Fenwood House

2019-02-1700:06:12

From the audio notes of Abbie Douglas [They/them], PhD candidate in History (with a focus in urban planning) on the Fenwood Boarding House in Mt. Absalom, Ohio. A transcript of this trailer can be found here. Content advisories for this trailer can be found here. Performed by Kathleen Hoil, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, written by Jim McDoniel, with sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Unwell lead sound designer, Ryan Schile. HartLife NFP Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner.
Our second trailer for the upcoming Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- coming to your podcast feed February 2019.   Welcome to Mt. Absalom. A Transcript of this trailer can be found here.   Content advisories for this trailer can be found here. This trailer was written by Jim McDoniel, with sound design by Hannah Foerschler, and directed by Jeffrey Gardner. The trailer features David Rheinstrom, Marsha Harman, Jeffrey Gardner, Nathaniel Ewert-Krocker, Kat Evans, Abby Doud, Krista D'Agostino, Ele Matelan, Pat King. Phoebetor by Mel Ruder. Unwell lead sound design by Ryan Schile. Unwell Executive Producers, Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner.
Loyal Policies: we're back with our final group of questions submitted by Listeners Like You.  Thank you so much for all of your questions- it was so much fun to sit around and hash these out.  If you've got more questions, please feel free to reach out to us on tumblr or twitter- we'd love to chat!  Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Eight 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! Content advisories for this episode can be found here. Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Composer— Stephen Poon Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Sandy/Erin Davenport— Abby Doud The Narrator— Ansel Burch Doctor Herbert West/Sound Designer— Ryan Schile Dr. Moro/Jack/Archie/Writer— Mark Soloff Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.
Loyal Policies: we're back with our third 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 Eight 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! Content advisories for this episode can be found here. Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Composer— Stephen Poon Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Sandy/Erin Davenport— Abby Doud The Narrator— Ansel Burch Doctor Herbert West/Sound Designer— Ryan Schile Dr. Moro/Jack/Archie/Writer— Mark Soloff Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.
Redeemers

Redeemers

2018-12-1601:01:18

For our holiday special this year, we're incredibly pleased to bring you "Redeemers" by Bilal Dardai.  Adapted from his stage play of the same name, we're proud to bring you this full-length piece for the very first time in audio. Bilal is also a writer HartLife NFP's upcoming show Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery.  For rights inquiries for live performances of Redeemers, you can contact Bilal Dardai through his page on the New Play Exchange, or learn more on his website or Patreon. This special presentation was made possible by our fantastic patrons on the HartLife NFP patreon.  This funding is crucial to the company as we prepare to launch our new show- we hope you'll consider supporting us at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. Thank you all so much for listening. Content Warnings for this episode can be found here. Nick— Patrick King Mercy— Marsha Harman Abel— Bilal Dardai Written by Bilal Dardai. Directed by  Jess Hutchinson. Special Thanks to Linsey Falls. Sound Design by Alexander Danner. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by Mel Ruder. Music by United States Air Force Concert Band (Jing, Jing, Jing (Jingle Bells), Nutcracker Suite (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, March, and Chinese Dance), Pat-A-Pan, Carol of the Bells),  United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble (Oh Danny Boy), Kevin McCleod (We Wish you a Merry Christmas, Nouvelle Noel, Oh Holy Night, Silent Night), Kai Engel (Holiday Gift), Additional Music (from Audio Hero, Audio Blocks:, A World of My Own, Traveler’s Soul, The Rabbi Storyteller, Worst Foot Forward). Rosemary Brown cheers by the 2018 Northwestern Audio Drama class.  By HartLife NFP- Managing Director Eleanor Hyde, Executive Producer Jeffrey Gardner.
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 Eight 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! Content advisories for this episode can be found here. Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Composer— Stephen Poon Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Sandy/Erin Davenport— Abby Doud The Narrator— Ansel Burch Doctor Herbert West/Sound Designer— Ryan Schile Dr. Moro/Jack/Archie/Writer— Mark Soloff Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!
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 Eight 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! Content advisories for this episode can be found here. Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Composer— Stephen Poon Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Sandy/Erin Davenport— Abby Doud The Narrator— Ansel Burch Doctor Herbert West/Sound Designer— Ryan Schile Dr. Moro/Jack/Archie/Writer— Mark Soloff Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!
We're back with the fourth and final episode of Tales From Albuquerque! Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West's time in the distant city of Albuquerque.  We would give this corner of the world of Our Fair City to a group of the best writers and designers the Audio Drama community has to offer, and see what bizarre tales they would create. Thanks to your support through Patreon, it is now a reality! This miniseries, told Rashomon style around a campfire by some of your favorite (or most reviled) characters. We hope you enjoy it, and thank you to all our listeners and especially our supporters on Patreon for making it possible. Content Warnings for this episode can be found here. Simon— Mark Soloff Doctor Herbert West—Ryan Schile Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Elbows—Abby Doud Dora— Kat Evans Nose— Mark Soloff Toes— Kat Evans The Bartender—Abby Doud Andrew Snidge—Frank Sjodin Written by Sarah Shachat, with Jim McDoniel.  Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Alexander Danner.  Music by Stephen Poon. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.
We're back with the third episode of Tales From Albuquerque! Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West's time in the distant city of Albuquerque.  We would give this corner of the world of Our Fair City to a group of the best writers and designers the Audio Drama community has to offer, and see what bizarre tales they would create. Thanks to your support through Patreon, it is now a reality! This miniseries, told Rashomon style around a campfire by some of your favorite (or most reviled) characters. We hope you enjoy it, and thank you to all our listeners and especially our supporters on Patreon for making it possible. Content Warnings for this episode can be found here. Simon— Mark Soloff Doctor Herbert West—Ryan Schile Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Dora— Kat Evans The Bartender—Abby Doud Dr. Seth Brundle—Clayton Faits Written by Eli Barraza, with Jim McDoniel.  Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Eli McIlveen.  Music by Stephen Poon. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.
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Diandra C

too weird for me

Feb 14th
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Howard Russell

Trumpanzies clintonista potato potato let’s call the whole thing off.

Dec 13th
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Howard Russell

ViviD Long story,I pointed out about how the actors acted about trump winning and they were acting like it was the end of the world.i obviously angered a democrat and was called a trumpanzee just listened to story because it was interesting but didn’t care for the politics.

Feb 18th
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ViviD

Howard Russell ???

Feb 17th
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David Mruk

I just powered through the entire series in 2 weeks thanks to some super long work weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Sep 27th
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Corey

oh wow did I just hear a mars Corp employee in this podcast?

Sep 13th
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