Our Fair City

Our Fair City

www.ourfaircity.com
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.
Welcome to Mt Absalom: Unwell Trailer #2
Jan 15 • 2 min
Our second trailer for the upcoming Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- coming to your podcast feed February 2019.
2018 Listener Questions Episode 4
Jan 9 • 48 min
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…
2018 Listener Questions Episode 3
Dec 26, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Redeemers
Dec 16, 2018 • 61 min
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…
2018 Listener Questions Episode 2
Nov 28, 2018 • 35 min
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…
2018 Listener Questions Episode 1
Nov 14, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Tales from Albuquerque Part 4
Oct 10, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Tales from Albuquerque Part 3
Sep 26, 2018 • 17 min
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….
Tales from Albuquerque Part Two
Sep 12, 2018 • 13 min
We’re back with the second 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…
Tales from Albuquerque Part One
Aug 29, 2018 • 15 min
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…
Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 4
Aug 15, 2018 • 7 min
Here we are with our final blooper reel for Our Fair City- we very much hope you’ve enjoyed these! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP, Our Fair City, and our upcoming production Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, you can join the amazing…
Our Fair City Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 3
Jul 30, 2018 • 6 min
Don’t worry- we aren’t going anywhere yet~ If you’d like to support HartLife NFP, Our Fair City, and our upcoming production Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at…
Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- First Trailer
Jul 19, 2018 • 2 min
HartLife NFP is thrilled to bring you the very first trailer for our new flagship show- Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, coming in February 2019. A transcript for this trailer is available here. Content warnings for this trailer can be…
Thank You
Jul 18, 2018 • 4 min
Loyal Policies-we cannot thank you enough for your support, love and time over the eight seasons of Our Fair City. We’d like to try anyway. This special message was produced by Ryan Schile, recorded by all of us and is dedicated to you. It’s…
Episode 8.19 - The End
Jul 4, 2018 • 23 min
Listen and Remember. ================== The show may be over, but the HartLife NFP isn’t going anywhere! We’ll be releasing content on the Our Fair City podcast feed for the next few months (including listener questions episodes, blooper…
Episode 8.18 - Home, wherever it may be
Jun 20, 2018 • 16 min
What were they building? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. We rely on the support of Policies like you to keep making this…
8.17 - For Albuquerque
Jun 6, 2018 • 16 min
Today I take a little trip- al’s Bar, I think. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. We rely on the support of Policies like you…
8.16- Time After Time
May 23, 2018 • 18 min
If only we could rewind the clock and prevent this horror. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. We rely on the support of…
Episode 8.15 - The Strategy of Stayment
May 9, 2018 • 12 min
How can this be? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. We rely on the support of Policies like you to keep making this work-…
Episode 8.14- By the Directors
Apr 25, 2018 • 18 min
The Directors! The Directors will save us, I’m sure of it. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. We rely on the support of…
Episode 8.13- Compañeros
Apr 11, 2018 • 12 min
Can it be? Would they really…I’m disappointed that they would sink so low. ================== To see the video this episode’s art is based on, click here! If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for…
Episode 8.12- No Policy
Mar 28, 2018 • 18 min
Perhaps we must look farther afield for information on what happened to the tower. I saw a primitive greenhouse as I entered, ruined by neglect and time. What might we learn there? ================== If you want to help us create more…
Episode 8.11 - A Question of Labor
Mar 14, 2018 • 10 min
We return to those absurd Hendersonians and their disgusting rebellion. Perhaps there is some clue as to what happened to our beloved Company here? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on…
Episode 8.10 - Memory Loss
Feb 28, 2018 • 21 min
I regret having to play this tape for you, Policies. Bear witness to my lowest moment. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at…
We Feed the Worms that Feed our Pups
Feb 14, 2018 • 5 min
Here we are, Loyal Policies- the final installment of the Season Eight Midseason break. Today, we have a touching MolePerson Hymn for you: “We Feed the Worms that Feed our Pups.” You can find complete lyrics for the Hymn here on our tumblr, if…
Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 2
Jan 31, 2018 • 7 min
We’re back with Part 2 of the Season Eight Blooper Reel, here in the Midseason break! 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. …
Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 1
Jan 17, 2018 • 6 min
Welcome to the mid-season break! Up first- our first blooper reel from the first half of Season Eight. Regular episodes of Our Fair City will return on February 28, 2018. If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can…
Episode 8.9- Chamberlain
Jan 3, 2018 • 21 min
A tape just marked “Chamberlain,” with several unpleasant words scratched out. Hmmm. ================== We’ll be going on our mid-season break over the month of January, but we’ll still have bi-weekly releases- coming up next, blooper…
Spookies Podcast: an Our Fair City/Spirits Podcast Crossover
Dec 20, 2017 • 11 min
Loyal Policies- welcome to the Our Fair City 2017 Exclusion Day Special! This year we’ve got a special treat- the first episode of “Spookies Podcast” from the Andrew Snidge Podcast network. This crossover with Spirits podcast was recorded live…
Episode 8.8 - Return to the Tunnels
Dec 6, 2017 • 20 min
I regret, dear listeners, that we must descend into that den of iniquity- the post-flood Tunnels. Perhaps some wisdom can be gained here, despite the direly un-Corporate nature of the locale? ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP? …
Episode 8.7 - The Empty Seat
Nov 22, 2017 • 17 min
The Department of Memory has vast historical resources. Perhaps we can find an answer to our current predicament by digging through the life of one particularly recalcitrant Policy. ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP? By…
Episode 8.6- 1 is Greater than or Equal to 1
Nov 8, 2017 • 16 min
I have it! We’ll consult the Actuaries- surely they know what happened to the Tower. ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP? By giving monthly, you can help support Our Fair City and get access to more content like scripts…
Halloween Special- The Lesane Manuscript
Oct 27, 2017 • 14 min
We’re happy to share our 2017 Halloween Special, with special guest sound design by Eli McIlveen! Go check out his show Alba Salix, Royal Physician– we think you’ll really enjoy it. You can support HartLife NFP’s work by going to…
Episode 8.5- Pushing into Revolution
Oct 11, 2017 • 19 min
I detest these Liminals. The collaborations between Rogue Scientists and Rebel Policies will never bear the sweet fruit of Truth that the works of the HartLife Corporation do! ================== HartLife NFP is at a pivotal point in its…
Episode 8.4- The Meeting
Sep 27, 2017 • 13 min
How dare they profane that holiest of holiest, that sacred ritual of productivity…the Meeting? Does their perfidy know no bounds? We’re getting very close to our next goal on Patreon– when we reach $650, we will release scripts for…
Episode 8.3- The Retreat
Sep 13, 2017 • 15 min
Perhaps we should check in on the Vice Presidents- those dear Middle Managers of the HartLife Corporation. Surely they have some clue as to what happened to everyone here. We’re excited to share a few details for our upcoming Doctor Herbert West…
Episode 8.2- Rise
Aug 29, 2017 • 15 min
Maybe there is something we can learn from the Histories. 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…
Episode 8.1- The Narrator’s Name
Aug 11, 2017 • 20 min
It has been so long. There must be something left. 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…
Dr. West Presents: The Science we have done so far
Aug 11, 2017 • 6 min
Hello Friends This is Doctor Herbert West (but please- call me Herbert). We have taken control of the Department of Memory, and are here to bring you a quick refresher on the events of the last several years at the HartLife Corporation. …
The Making of the Our Fair City Theme with Stephen Poon
Jul 26, 2017 • 10 min
Loyal Policies: today we bring you a short vignette from Composer Stephen Poon on the making of the Our Fair City theme song, featuring several as to now unreleased pieces of music! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can…
Ryan Schile’s Favorite Sound Moments
Jul 12, 2017 • 11 min
Loyal Policies: today we bring you a short vignette from Lead Sound Designer Ryan Schile on his favorite sound moments in Our Fair City! We hope you enjoy this look behind the scenes as we continue to prepare for Season Eight’s launch. If…
Bringing Your Sci-Fi Story to Life with Audio Drama
Jun 7, 2017 • 56 min
Loyal Policies: today we bring you a recording from our panel at the Oak Lawn Public Library: “Bringing Your Sci-fi Story to Life.” If you’d like us to join you at a convention, library, or other special event, contact our Director of Live…
2017 Listener Questions Session 2
May 24, 2017 • 45 min
Loyal Policies: we return with another episode of listener questions! Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Seven of Our Fair City. If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the…
2017 Listener Questions Session 1
May 10, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 3
Apr 25, 2017 • 8 min
More of our Season Seven Blooper Reel, with a perhaps unhealthy fixation on shacks and trains. If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at…
Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 2
Apr 13, 2017 • 7 min
We are pleased to begin our between-season break with the second part of our Season Seven Blooper reel! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at…
Episode 7.19- Turn
Mar 28, 2017 • 11 min
Loyal Policies- please stand by. I will be with you in a moment. /// /// /// HartLife NFP will return with the Final Season of Our Fair City on August 12, 2017 If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our…
Episode 7.18- Director Rourke
Mar 15, 2017 • 14 min
What happiness for the MolePeople, to have direction from a human being again! Surely Nathan Rourke has learned humility and loyalty to the Corporate Institution during his wanders. I fervently hope he is ready to return to the fold–and…
Episode 7.17: Exploration
Mar 1, 2017 • 10 min
What of Alison Dalton, Simon Von Hagens, and Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt? Join us as we step back into the recent past and discover their fate. Remember, Policy- there is no future without the Company. There is no life outside. …
Episode 7.16: The Old Man
Feb 15, 2017 • 10 min
Loyal Policies, do not listen to the Hendersonians. They lie, and lie, and lie—these Policies have been corrupted by Outsider notions of Freedom, Independence, and Self-determination. Glean only the truths the Company desires from these…
Episode 7.15- Blood for Blood
Feb 1, 2017 • 20 min
Those who would deface the tower, inside and out, must be punished. The poisonous words of the Hendersonians are just as dangerous- if not more so - as the grapple-cannons of the StormHawks and the mandibles of their Ant allies. Resist the…
Episode 7.14- Hostile Negotiations
Jan 18, 2017 • 11 min
We apologize that you must hear more of the Outsiders, Loyal Policy. The events contained within this True Retelling of the History of the HartLife corporation may be shocking- that any could even think to threaten the sanctity and safety of our…
Episode 7.13- The Labor of Lies
Jan 4, 2017 • 14 min
Dearest Policies, we know you hesitate to return to the warrens of the MolePeople. Truly, I find them as disturbing as you do. Believe me, though- if you are to preserve the glory of the HartLife Corporation, you must understand all of its True…
2016 Exclusion Day Special- Die HartLife
Dec 22, 2016 • 27 min
This Exclusion Day, archivists in the HartLife Tower have unearthed this Ancient Exclusion Day Story from before the Troubles. Let it instruct you, Loyal Policy, on the proper ways you should behave in this most festive of seasons. In the grand…
Episode 7.12- Down the Drain
Dec 21, 2016 • 17 min
Remember, Loyal Policy- in the service of the Company, all work is noble. HartLife has invested in you, and so you must invest your thoughts, labor, and even your life back into the corporate good. Without the Company, you are nothing. …
Episode 7.11 - What’s Left Behind
Dec 7, 2016 • 12 min
Welcome back, Loyal Policy, to Our Fair City. Today, we take you to the terrifying Outside, to monitor the progress of that fiendish group of Outsiders, the crew of the downed Lightning Rig StormHawk. With their new chitinous allies and…
Montgomery Moro Museum Tour and Season Seven Update
Nov 23, 2016 • 0 min
Loyal Policies, We’re very sorry to share that we will be delaying the release of Episode 11 of Our Fair City slightly. Our Fair City Season Seven will resume in two weeks on December 7th- until then, we’ve got something very exciting to…
Mid-Season Break- Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 1
Nov 9, 2016 • 5 min
We hope you enjoy the first part of the Season Seven Blooper Reel, as we continue our mid-season break! Getting a good start— Ansel Burch Acting without scripts—Jeffrey Gardner Scrappy—David Rheinstrom Gargling—Mark Soloff Hears the…
Halloween Special- Beyond the Door
Oct 27, 2016 • 20 min
This Halloween, HartLife is proud to present “Beyond the Door” by Gabriel Urbina. If you’d like to hear more of Gabriel’s work, we heartily recommend checking out the excellent Wolf 359 at www.wolf359.fm. This episode stands alone,…
Mid-Season Break- Songs from Al’s Bar
Oct 12, 2016 • 6 min
Welcome, Loyal Polices, to the Mid-Season Break! While the MolePeople are busy editing the second half of the season, we’ve got some fun stuff to share with you. Today we’ve got two songs used in the background of the show, either in Al’s bar or…
Episode 7.10- A Series of Inspired Follies
Sep 28, 2016 • 16 min
Each level of the Tower is different. Amenities and environments are tailored to the needs of the Policies who dwell there. Of course the Managerial class requires a greater degree of comfort than tunnel dwelling Policies. How else…
Episode 7.9- The StormHawk Revisited
Sep 13, 2016 • 11 min
Shun the Outsider, Loyal Policy. Their un-businesslike conduct and unguided thoughts will only lead you astray. Even if these Outsiders were once Loyal Policies of the HartLife Corporation- nothing can live outside of our Company’s warm…
Episode 7.8- The Executor
Aug 30, 2016 • 14 min
Everything and Everyone in HartLife has a proper place. When Policies are forced outside of their proper location, all order breaks down. Aren’t we lucky to have an upstanding and loyal Policy like Executor Teju Valentine to ensure our safety…
Episode 7.7 - Orders are Orders
Aug 17, 2016 • 12 min
Loyal Policies- we all have our place in HartLife. The Directors guide us, fulfilling their immortal will as our Founders and Protectors. StreetSafe observes us at all times, making sure we are true in action to what resides in all of our…
Episode 7.6 - Family Road Trip
Aug 3, 2016 • 16 min
Loyal Policies- there is no chance for a fulfilling life outside of HartLife. Whatever you may hear in these recordings today- know that all Outsiders, whatever security or peace they may appear to have created for themselves, will die cold,…
Episode 7.5- A Morning without Muffins and Matcha
Jul 20, 2016 • 15 min
Loyal Policies- the True Histories have focused mostly on the lives of the Tunnel Dwellers, or those who have dealings with them. Today, we introduce you to one of the residents of the Tower Above- Veronika Hasher, Deputy Interior…
Episode 7.4- Dread Secrets and Fearful Engines
Jul 6, 2016 • 11 min
Do you love the Directors, Loyal Policy? Of course you do. Bask in their presence. Rest assured that they have steered the course of humanity long before your policy recruitment, and will continue long after your policy…
Episode 7.3- Monsters and memories
Jun 22, 2016 • 18 min
Loyal Policies- the truth can be a hard algae-pill to swallow. No matter how you may feel about the villainous, disloyal Policies confined to the Cube, do not be swayed. Their re-education is just. Their treatments are…
Episode 7.2- A MolePup Misadventure
Jun 8, 2016 • 12 min
Join us as we dive below the Tower, back into the water-soaked warrens of the Tunnels. While the waters have partially receded, great damage has been done to the property of HartLife. Who will repair the domiciles and thoroughfares of the…
Episode 7.1- The Cube
May 20, 2016 • 15 min
Loyal Policies: we return now to the Tower, now crowded with the refugees of the Flood, allowed into the sacred halls of the Upper Management by the actions of the Traitor, Cassandra Wilkins. How will HartLife prevail against this grievous…
Season Break- The Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House Audio Tour
May 18, 2016 • 12 min
As we approach the launch of Season Seven of Our Fair City, we are excited to share with you the Official audio tour of the Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House, lead by everyone’s favorite caretaker, Ol’ Silty. We hope you enjoy…
Live Apperances- Podcasting 101 Panel at CG2
Apr 27, 2016 • 43 min
As we continue our run up to Season Seven, we’re pleased to share a recording of the Our Fair City team speaking at the 2016 Columbia Geek Culture Gala. We share some tips on starting a podcast, stories about the creation of Our Fair City, and…
Season Break- The past just isn’t what it used to be
Apr 13, 2016 • 31 min
Loyal Policies: this week, we’re excited to bring you something very different from our usual fare: a very special crossover episode produced by Improvised Star Trek. This episode was originally broadcast in May of 2014, and is …
Our Fair City Live: The Archibald FunnyPants Variety Hour
Mar 16, 2016 • 46 min
Recorded live at the 2015 CONvergence Convention, we are pleased to finally share with you, in its entirety, the Archibald FunnyPants Radio Hour. We’ve toured this show in a variety of forms (and with a variety of casts) for roughly three years-…
Season Break- Season Six Blooper Reel pt. 2
Feb 24, 2016 • 7 min
We continue our between-season break with the second part of the Season Six Blooper Reel. We have no excuses for this. Enjoy Page Fiiiiiiiive!— Whitney Jones Has just the thing—Marsha Harman I deserve cue cards!—Mark…
Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session II
Feb 3, 2016 • 20 min
We’re back with more questions from Policies Like You! We really enjoyed answering these—stay tuned next time for answers to questions posed to Herbert West, George Chamberlain, Elizabeth, Meatwall, and others. Special thanks to all…
Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session I
Jan 13, 2016 • 18 min
Loyal Policies: as we work diligently on Season Seven of Our Fair City, we thought we’d take a moment to answer questions about our show from Policies Like You. We got way more questions than we could handle in a single podcast, so…
Episode 6.20- Uninsurable Risk
Dec 22, 2015 • 23 min
Loyal Policies: listen and remember, as we recount the true events that nearly destroyed the sanctity and security of our Tower. Savor these words, as we bring the sixth seasonal retelling of the Historical Records of the HartLife…
2015 Exclusion Day Special- Tidings of Comfort and (Mandatory) Joy
Dec 21, 2015 • 13 min
Every year, the Loyal Policies of HartLife celebrate Exclusion Day: the day the glorious founders of the Company sealed the tower away from the cold, Wolves, and dangers of the Outside, protecting their Policies from here to eternity. By…
Episode 6.19- The Coming of the Waters
Dec 9, 2015 • 18 min
The Waters are Coming. As the denizens of the tunnels grapple with the impending destruction of their underground home, we are left to wonder: who will survive? Who will escape? How will the glorious HartLife company continue without…
Episode 6.18- The Rise and Fall of Charles Wynn
Nov 25, 2015 • 12 min
Charles Wynn: Project Manager, loyal policy, and hero of small children everywhere. Many stories have been told about his life, his works, his efforts on behalf of the company. Perhaps some of you rarefied listeners in the Tower may even…
Episode 6.17- The Smell of Anger
Nov 11, 2015 • 16 min
The Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House remains a hotbed of unapproved science, illegal cohabitation, and fraternization with MolePeople as the survivors of the Ant Invasion hole up and try to survive. Will noble, productive Project…
Halloween Special 3/3 - Henry Lee
Oct 28, 2015 • 4 min
Finally: a recording of the traditional murder ballad Henry Lee, popularized by Dick Justice (and more recently) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Henry Lee Vocals— Betsey Palmer Vocals— Stephen Poon Backing Vocals— DJ…
Halloween Special 2/3- The Spirit of Chicago
Oct 28, 2015 • 3 min
A Halloween ode to Chicago’s favorite liquor, which you should absolutely try if you have never had the pleasure. The Spirit of Chicago The Spirit of Chicago— Stephanie Murphy Music and Effects— DJ Catnip Written by Ele…
Halloween Special 1/3- The Conqueror Worm
Oct 28, 2015 • 4 min
This Halloween, HartLife NFP is happy to share a trio of ghoulish short audio pieces: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm,’ Ele Matelan’s “The Spirit of Chicago,’ and the murder ballad “Henry…
Our Fair City Live: Human Resources
Oct 14, 2015 • 59 min
We are excited to share a live recording of our 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival show, “Human Resources.” Thanks to the Fringe Festival for being amazing hosts to our work- learn more about the festival at chicagofringe.org The Voice of Human…
Episode 6.16- The Buddy System
Sep 30, 2015 • 15 min
Using the extracted scent glad of the old Ant Queen, our “Buddy Group” goes in search of the new Queen. But the tunnels are long, and more insidious threats than the Ants lurk deep in the warrens…and within the Buddy Group…
Episode 6.15- In the Hall of the Ant Queen
Sep 16, 2015 • 13 min
Our intrepid explorers, sadly marooned from the loving comfort of bounteous HartLife, continue their quest through the tunnels to find the Queen of the Ant People. What horrors will the encounter? What struggles must they overcome? …
Episode 6.14- The Snidge with Two Brains
Sep 2, 2015 • 16 min
The Hunt for Snidge’s Body continues as Cassie, Dr. Caligari, and the MolePeople traverse trap-laden tunnels and perilous pathways to restore Andrew’s brain to its rightful place. Will rogue science, determination, and love win…
Episode 6.13- Much Ado About Andrew Snidge
Aug 19, 2015 • 14 min
oin us as we return to the Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House- that lair of unapproved science and liminal thought. Will Cassie finally be reunited with her Andrew? Will Wynn manage his “projects”…
Episode 6.12- Last Shift
Aug 5, 2015 • 18 min
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…
Episode 6.11- Raise Your Glass
Jul 22, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Mid-Season Break: Season One Blooper Reel
Jul 9, 2015 • 3 min
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,…
Mid-Season Break: Boggy’s Big Day
Jun 24, 2015 • 16 min
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…
Mid-Season Break: Season Six Blooper Reel pt 1
Jun 10, 2015 • 6 min
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…
Episode 6.10- The Battle of Waste Field Three
May 27, 2015 • 14 min
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…
Episode 6.9- The Closing of the Gullet
May 13, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Episode 6.8- The Rediscovey of Hope
Apr 29, 2015 • 13 min
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…
Episode 6.7- Lost and (Sometimes) Found
Apr 15, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Episode 6.6- The Tower Below
Apr 1, 2015 • 8 min
Loyal Policies- you hgw$hr*78534 if you see an outsififerw733923(( please be su32jh43ui requests your compliance. Remember: we are all jinwfg8wghwe&&&& 9 with the &&2n426hndw and *****************************. The…
Episode 6.5- The Furlough
Mar 18, 2015 • 13 min
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…
Episode 6.4- Brains Surgery
Mar 4, 2015 • 12 min
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…
Episode 6.3 - You Can’t Go Home Again
Feb 18, 2015 • 14 min
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…
Episode 6.2- Safety in Numbers
Feb 3, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Episode 6.1- Friends Upstairs
Jan 17, 2015 • 13 min
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…
Season Six Trailer: Extended Edition
Jan 7, 2015 • 2 min
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…
2014 Holiday Special - An Exclusion Day Carol
Dec 17, 2014 • 39 min
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…
Season Five Blooper Reel pt 2
Nov 19, 2014 • 6 min
We’re excited to share part 2 of the Season Five blooper reel- listen to part 1 here! Do you make Blooper Reels?— Whitney Kraus Jones A Need for Brandy—Nina O’Keefe Playing the Home Game—Mark Soloff Okay,…
Record/Record
Nov 1, 2014 • 15 min
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…
KCRW’s 24 Hour Radio Race Entry - Magic Phone
Sep 24, 2014
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…
Our Fair City Live 2014 - All The Life You’ll Ever Need
Sep 10, 2014 • 48 min
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…
Season Five Blooper Reel- Pt 1
Aug 15, 2014 • 6 min
Lots of great cuts from this season—watch for pt 2 later in the year! Welcome aboard!— Jared Latore Love for Fish—Ryan Schile Working Leg—Tyler Samples For the record, he writes this schlock—Mark Soloff Agent to…
End of Season 5 Update! Also, news!
Jul 23, 2014 • 1 min
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.
Episode 5.10 - The Roar of the Crowd
Jul 9, 2014 • 22 min
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…
Episode 5.9 - A Single Twisted Spoke
Jun 25, 2014 • 26 min
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…
Episode 5.8 - Loamy’s Choice
Jun 11, 2014 • 25 min
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…
Episode 5.7 - Dinner with the Good Doctors
May 28, 2014 • 21 min
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…
Episode 5.6 - Declawed
May 14, 2014 • 20 min
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…
Episode 5.5 - Artistic Differences
May 1, 2014 • 26 min
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? …
Mid-Season Break - Junkyard Documentary
Apr 16, 2014 • 10 min
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…
Extras / Mid-Season Break - Season Four Blooper Reel
Apr 2, 2014 • 3 min
We hope you enjoy these things as much as we enjoy making them. Insidious Forces of….— Ansel Burch Needs to be healthy for the rest of his life—Mark Soloff The Risen Dead—Ryan Schile Photobombing the Risen…
Season Break - Preview: Junkyard Documentary
Mar 19, 2014 • 1 min
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…
Episode 5.4 - Geonautical Console-Tations
Mar 5, 2014 • 21 min
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…
Episode 5.3 - Rise and Shine
Feb 19, 2014 • 18 min
Policies, do not listen to the Outsider or Dissenter, who may tell you that your commute to work in the morning is unpleasant! With HartLife, all elements of the work-day experience have been finely crafted to encourage employee…
Episode 5.2 - Everything In Its Place
Feb 5, 2014 • 27 min
The day begins unexpectedly for Doctor Emily Caligari, as she desperately attempts to avoid that high crime against Productivity - Tardiness. Will she arrive at her meeting on time? Will our friends, the newly underemployed riggers, find…
Episode 5.1 - The Right Stuff
Jan 20, 2014 • 14 min
We rejoin the policies of HartLife as they bask in the warm glow of the power surplus created by the fusion reactor and Neal Henderson’s sacrifice. HartLife is not idle, however- what will the company do with this new bounty? What…
Season Five Launch Party!
Jan 9, 2014 • 0 min
That’s right, folks! It’s a PARTY. And you’re invited! 1/18/14 at DFBRL8R, in Chicago - Doors @ 8, suggested donation $20 Music: “Another Boring Lunchtime (Edit)” by Psychadelik Pedestrian
Season Five Trailer
Dec 15, 2013 • 1 min
Loyal Policies: we are incredibly pleased to offer you this first peek at the Fifth Season of Our Fair City! We strongly recommend listening to this piece of the Historical Record with headphones. This preview contains spoilers for Season…
Episode 4.19 - Neal Henderson
Oct 23, 2013 • 15 min
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…
Episode 4.18 - Operation
Oct 15, 2013 • 10 min
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…
Episode 4.17 - Opposite Reactions
Oct 9, 2013 • 10 min
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…
Episode 4.16 - Off The Record
Oct 2, 2013 • 10 min
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…
Episode 4.15 - Lessons in Humility
Sep 25, 2013 • 8 min
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…
Episode 4.14 - A Meeting of Minds and Heads
Sep 18, 2013 • 14 min
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.
Episode 4.13 - Green Tidings
Sep 10, 2013 • 14 min
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…
OFC Live 2013 - Hartlife Gives Back
Sep 3, 2013 • 1 min
As the HartLife NFP crew recovers from DragonCon 2013 and prepares for the upcoming Our Fair City: the Live Episode! performance at the 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival, we share another tidbit from our live recording at CONvergence– an advertisement…
Episode 4.12 - The Switcher
Aug 29, 2013 • 9 min
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?
Episode 4.11 - The Delicate Art of Diplomacy
Aug 20, 2013 • 13 min
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…
Mid-Season Break 04 - Season 3 Blooper Reel
Aug 14, 2013 • 2 min
Rounding out our Season Four Mid-Season Break, we have our Season Three Blooper Reel! Enjoy, all. Radio HartLife— Ansel Burch Squashed with fear—Lisa Burton Vomited Lime Jello—Sebastian H. Orr Secrets of Clowning—Frank Sjodin Textbook…
Mid-Season Break 03 - “I Will Comply”
Aug 7, 2013 • 2 min
For our third week of the Season Four mid-season break we have “I Will Compy,” recorded live at CONvergence 2013 as part of Our Fair City: The Live Episode! Lead Vocals—Betsey Palmer Guitar—Stephen Poon Harmony Vocals— David Rheinstrom,…
Mid-Season Break 02 - “Agent of the Company”
Jul 30, 2013 • 3 min
Recorded live at CONvergence 2013, the HartLife players perform “Agent of the Company,” a heartwarming ballad about the Agents of M.U.R.D.E.R. who protect us each and every day. A parody based on “Angel From Montgomery” by John Prine. …
Mid-Season Break 01 - Herbert West Vs. The Martians
Jul 24, 2013 • 12 min
Winning second place in the 75th Anniversary War of the Worlds contest, this tale of Our Fair City pays homage to H.G. Wells’ incredible “War of the Worlds.”
Episode 4.10 - Encounter
Jul 17, 2013 • 14 min
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.
Episode 4.9 - The Actuaries
Jul 9, 2013 • 12 min
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 tred, he risks everything for the good of the Company. Think on his
Episode 4.8 - A Feast of Prehistory
Jul 4, 2013 • 15 min
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…
Episode 4.7 - Of Moles and Men
Jun 26, 2013 • 16 min
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…
Episode 4.6 - Power Management
Jun 19, 2013 • 11 min
As energy dwindles and tempers rise back at HartLife, will Vice President Davenport have the “Managerial Excellence” to prevent the collapse of order?
Episode 4.5 - Red Dreams on White Hills
Jun 11, 2013 • 19 min
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?
Episode 4.4 - Brothers in Strife
Jun 5, 2013 • 11 min
Episode #3 of Season Four of Our Fair City!
Episode 4.3 - In Short Supply
May 28, 2013 • 11 min
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…
Episode 4.2 - The Long Road Home
May 22, 2013 • 11 min
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…
Episode 4.1 - Davenport Rises
May 15, 2013 • 8 min
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…
Episode 3.19 - Lost Power
Jan 29, 2013 • 15 min
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…
Episode 3.18 - Storm, Fall
Jan 16, 2013 • 19 min
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…
Episode 3.17 - Going Bananas
Jan 9, 2013 • 14 min
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…
Episode 3.16 - The Ghost Rig
Jan 4, 2013 • 13 min
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…
Episode 3.15 - A Lady, Bespoken
Dec 19, 2012 • 8 min
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…
Episode 3.14 - Chatting with Loamy and Lucky
Dec 12, 2012 • 10 min
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 —…
Episode 3.13 - Fancy Talk
Dec 5, 2012 • 11 min
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…
Episode 3.12 - The Captain’s Pod
Nov 28, 2012 • 8 min
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…
Episode 3.11 Unseen/Undead
Nov 20, 2012 • 9 min
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…
Episode 3.10 - In The Cage
Nov 13, 2012 • 16 min
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…
Mid-Season Break 03 - Bloopers! Seasons 1 and 2
Nov 7, 2012 • 4 min
Go behind the scenes with the Vice Presidents as they present, in all of its somewhat dubious glory, the Seasons One/Two blooper reel. Be warned, there is a fair amount of foul language (y’know, if you’re bothered by that sort of thing). A huge…
Mid-Season Break 02 - Silence: a Fable
Oct 31, 2012 • 9 min
Our Fair City wishes you a very spoo-oo-ooky Halloween! Enjoy our telling of an Edgar Allen Poe short story. ‘Ενδονσιν δ’ ορεων κορνφαι τε και φαράγγες Πρώονές τε και…
Mid-Season Break 01 - I Don’t Want To Feel Guilty
Oct 25, 2012 • 2 min
For our first week of the Mid-Season Break, we present the complete version of the song “I Don’t Want to Feel Guilty,” from “Fealty/Frailty.” Vocals —Natalie Clyne Keys —Stephen Poon Arranged and Composed by Stephen Poon. Illustration…
Episode 3.9 - A Break for Coffee
Oct 17, 2012 • 11 min
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…
Episode 3.8 - Family Matters
Oct 11, 2012 • 8 min
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—…
Episode 3.7 - The Final Task of Ol’ Silty
Oct 3, 2012 • 9 min
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….
Episode 3.6 - Stormhawks at the Diner
Sep 26, 2012 • 9 min
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…
Episode 3.5 - The Incidence of Accidents
Sep 18, 2012 • 10 min
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
Episode 3.4 - Self-Help for Dummies
Sep 12, 2012 • 11 min
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…
Episode 3.3 - Butterclaws
Sep 5, 2012 • 10 min
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…
Episode 3.2 - Fealty/Frailty
Aug 29, 2012 • 11 min
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…
Episode 3.1 - Neal Henderson in the Wilderness
Aug 22, 2012 • 16 min
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 Moor
Episode 2.19 - The Woken Apocalypse
Aug 15, 2012 • 18 min
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—
Episode 2.18 - Peril!
Aug 14, 2012 • 12 min
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 Cla
Episode 2.17 - “…Really Doing Science.”
Aug 13, 2012 • 8 min
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
Episode 2.16 - Tunnel Collapse
Aug 12, 2012 • 7 min
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.Narrator — Ansel BurchClay
Episode 2.15 - Death at the Science Faire pt III
Aug 11, 2012 • 7 min
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
Episode 2.14 - Death at the Science Faire pt II
Aug 10, 2012 • 4 min
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-b
Episode 2.13 - Death at the Science Faire pt I
Aug 9, 2012 • 7 min
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 purve
Episode 2.12 - There’s No Place That’s Home
Aug 8, 2012 • 7 min
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…
Episode 2.11 - The Advice at Dr. Moro’s
Jul 31, 2012 • 11 min
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….
Episode 2.10 - Our Fair City’s HOLIDAY SPECIAL - The Evening of Exclusion
Jul 25, 2012 • 9 min
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…
Episode 2.9 - The Gang’s All Faire
Jul 18, 2012 • 8 min
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…
Episode 2.8 - A Night on the Town
Jul 11, 2012 • 8 min
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 Cr
Episode 2.7 - Matters of the Hart
Jul 11, 2012 • 11 min
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…
Episode 2.6 - She’s Alive!
Jun 27, 2012 • 12 min
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…
Episode 2.5 - Herbert West, Prince of Denmark
Jun 23, 2012 • 11 min
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.
Episode 2.4 - A Warm Welcome
Jun 13, 2012 • 15 min
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.
Episode 2.3 - Mole Fight!
Jun 5, 2012 • 14 min
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…
Episode 2.2 - Chance Meetings
May 29, 2012 • 8 min
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,…
Episode 2.1 - In From The Cold
May 14, 2012 • 12 min
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.
Season One
Mar 28, 2012 • 58 min
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…