Serendipity

Serendipity

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Serendipity is radio drama for the 21st century. Presented by your hosts Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson who have their own story to tell. Serendipity is the podcast of The Sarah Awards, celebrating and rewarding the best audio fiction from around the world. Join the revolution at thesarahawards.com.


Homecoming & The Man in the Barn
Jun 15, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the winners of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We start off with our second place winner, The Truth’s “Man in the Barn” by Jonathan MItchell and Louis Kornfield. Then we’ll hear our first place winner, Gimlet’s…
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me & Randy’s Mema Died
May 21, 2017 • 21 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the Honorable Mention and Third Place Winner of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We present the audio musical “Wait, Wait, Don’t Kill Me” by Dave Holstein and Alan Schmuckler of Wondery’s Secrets, Crimes and Audiotapes.…
An Occurrence at B.E. Investments & Black and Blue
Apr 20, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature two of the winners of the 2017 Sarah Awards. This episode features Best New Artist “An Occurrence at B.E. Investments” by Andrew Wardlaw and a segment from The Sarah’s Sarah Award winner “Black & Blue” by Judith…
The Outer Reach
Feb 28, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we feature a series called “The Outer Reach” by Nick White. Check out “The Outer Reach” at theouterreach.com and listen on Howl. Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence…
Very, Very, Short, Short, Short Stories (Part 2)
Jan 3, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: “Hey Mark” by Benjamin Frisch, “Louie Was Murdered” by Ramon Taylor, “The Return of Bambi” by Wederick de Backer, “Saint…
Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)
Dec 15, 2016 • 25 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: “Bitterly Cold” by David Garland, “The Staging Area” by Jason Gots, “Noir” by Pa Ying Vang, “#blessed” by Jackie Heltz, and…
Field Guide
Nov 16, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode of Serendipity, our friend Arthur almost eats our SD card. We also feature the piece “Field Guide” written and produced by Rikke Houd. The story was originally broadcast on the BBC podcast Short Cuts which is a Falling Tree Productions.…
Status
Oct 25, 2016 • 21 min
In this episode of Serendipity, Martin reveals some surprising Swedish news about G-punkten and James Urbaniak asks you to unfriend him. Featuring the piece “Status” written by Brie Williams and performed by James Urbaniak. The story was originally…
Bannerman Quartet
Oct 4, 2016 • 27 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we talk across the ocean with Chris Brookes about his piece “The Bannerman Quartet.” The story takes place in Bannerman Park on the remote coast of Newfoundland, Canada. We follow the stories of four characters, each in a…
Kenneth and Miriam
Sep 15, 2016 • 10 min
In this episode of Serendipity, Ann and Martin ring in the new season with the piece “Kenneth and Miriam.” The story was written and produced by David Weinberg. David also has a podcast called Random Tape. Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah…
What Do You Mean?
Jun 28, 2016 • 11 min
In this episode of Serendipity, Ann and Martin bury their relationship and robots teach us about the arc of love. Our featured piece this month was “What Do You Mean?” It was written by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime and includes parts of a poem…
Almost Flamboyant
Jun 2, 2016 • 17 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features The Sarah Awards 1st place winner “Almost Flamboyant” by written by Rijn Collins and Lea Redfern. A group…
Can You Help Me Find My Mom?
May 19, 2016 • 12 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features The Sarah Awards 2nd place winner “Can You Help Me Find My Mom” by Jonathan Mitchell of The Truth podcast…
Our Time is Up
May 5, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features an abridged version of The Sarah Awards 3rd place winner “Our Time is Up” by Erin Anderson. You can…
Quadraturin
Apr 21, 2016 • 16 min
In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features the Best New Artist Winners Jon Earle and Emma Wiseman for their story “Quadraturin.” Serendipity is the…
Designer Heartbeats
Mar 30, 2016 • 8 min
In this episode of Serendipity, love advice for Alan and hearts get manipulated. Featuring the audio fiction piece “Designer Heartbeats” by Chris Abrams, Sherre Delys and Rick Moody. Special thanks to Tom Dusenbery, Yahdon Israel and Ann Pibal.…
Strangers in a Small Cafe
Feb 2, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode of Serendipity, people watch each other watching them. Featuring the story “Strangers in a Small Cafe” by Sharon Mashihi and Kaitlin Prest. Special thanks to Julia Barton, Brian Dolphin and Sarah Montague. Serendipity is the monthly…
Remember the Baby
Dec 15, 2015 • 16 min
In this episode of Serendipity, tragedy strikes a babysitter and Ann. Featuring the story “Remember the Baby” by Jonathan Mitchell and The Truth. Performed by Ann Carr, Louis Kornfeld, and Amy Warren. Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan…
The Lobby
Nov 3, 2015 • 19 min
In this episode of Serendipity, a man accidentally tunes into a channel showing a closed circuit image of a lobby and then begins to obsess about a mysterious woman in a pill-box hat. Ann waits in a hotel lobby for Martin who never seems to appear.…
Sleeping Girl
Sep 23, 2015 • 16 min
In this episode of Serendipity, a sleeping girl wakes up to a world dominated by youth, and Martin tries to stitch together his memories of Ann while imagining their future. Featuring the piece “Sleeping Girl” which was written and produced by Eliza Smith…
I Blinked And I Was 30
Aug 15, 2015 • 9 min
In this episode, our lives pass before our eyes and Ann struggles with what to reveal to her new long-distance lover, Martin. Featuring “I Blinked And I Was 30” by Andrea Silenzi. Check out more of her work at Whyohwhy.sexy. Music from Quiet Music for…
Every Heart Has a Limited Amount of Heartbeats
Jul 3, 2015 • 9 min
In this episode, a man and a woman meet on the streets of Brooklyn. Love is lost and found. Featuring “Every Heart Has a Limited Amount of Heartbeats” by Martin Johnson. Learn more about Serendipity, The Sarah Awards, and join the audio fiction revolution…