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Loyal Policies,

We are incredibly excited to announce that the launch of Season Eight of Our Fair City will take place on August 12, 2017!

We will be kicking off the season in style at the Preston Bradley Center’s Mason Hall in Chicago, where the HartLife Board invites you to join them for the 453rd Fiscal Cycle Gala, supporting and celebrating the loving Company that keeps the Cold and Wolves of the Frozen Tundra at bay. All proceeds got to support the good works of the HartLife Company, including the creation of the Eighth and Final Season of the HartLife Historical Records, also known as Our Fair City.

Festivities will include an appearance by emissaries of the Board of Directors, complimentary themed food and VIP refreshments, music by DJ Catnip, lighting by Bri Johnson, environmental design by Makena Levine, video content by Sam Kohlhass and much more!

Appropriate corporate attire or post-apocalyptic costuming is welcome, but not required.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 on the day/at the door. Online ticket sales end at 5:00 PM on August 12, 2017. All profits from the party go directly towards supporting the production of Our Fair City.

We’ll see you in the tunnels,

 

HartLife NFP

1 is Greater than or Equal to 1

I have it!  We’ll consult the Actuaries- surely they know what happened to the Tower.

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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 from Andrew Snidge’s “Adventures in Science,” character playlists, and more!  Visit us at Patreon.com/hartlifenfp to learn more.
We’re also excited to share that Gwynn Valentine of WBEZ’s Pleasuretown will be writing the episode of our upcoming Herbert West Minisieries!  Thank you so much to all of our Loyal Policies who support us on Patreon for making that miniseries possible!

You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits
  • The TWO— Lisa Burton
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • The THREE— Abby Doud

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Danielle Tanimura. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

The Lesane Manuscript

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 Patreon.com/hartlifenfp and pledging to support the show monthly.  You’ll get access to monthly playlists, special scripts, and more. We’re also excited to share the names of more of the writers for the Patron-funded Herbert West Miniseries- the second story will be a tale of Albuquerque from Jeff Van Dreason and Alexander Danner, creators of Greater Boston!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • The Bookseller— Clayton Faits

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Eli McIlveen. Episode art by Daniele Levis Pelusi. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Pushing into Revolution

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!

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HartLife NFP is at a pivotal point in its life. With Season Eight, we are bringing Our Fair City to a close, and ramping up work on our next show. We’ve got a Dr. West miniseries in the works. We’ve never been busier.

That work is possible in large part to the support we get from listeners and fans on Patreon. Some of them give $1 a month. Some of them have donated a year’s worth of algae bars. And to thank those amazing folks we like to share special insider treats.

If you haven’t already become a Patreon supporter we’ve got an extra push. When we reach $650, we will release three scripts from Andrew Snidge’s audio drama “Adventures in Science!” (as transcribed by Jim McDoniel) on our Patreon feed for all our backers!

Even better: these will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution/Non-commercial License. Want to record your own Adventures in Science?  Make a comic?  Use it in some other medium?  Go ahead—Andrew would be proud of you!

But first you have to be a Patron. So head over to Patreon.com/hartlifenfp to help us make this happen. And then you get to read Adventures in Science.

You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

The Meeting

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 “Adventures in Science,” Andrew Snidge’s audio drama from episode 2  to all of our patrons!  You can learn more and become a patron at patreon.com/hartlifenfp!

You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Executor Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Hopper— Stephanie Murphy
  • George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ali Castro. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

The Retreat

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 miniseries, funded by out generous Patreon backers.  This series will be written by four guest writers from other amazing podcasts, and will be released first on our Patreon feed, then here on the podcast.  We’re thrilled to tease the first piece- a dynamic tale of Albuquerque from Sarah Shachat of Wolf 359.
We’re also excited to announce a new Patreon goal- when we reach $650, we will release scripts for “Adventures in Science,” Andrew Snidge’s audio drama from episode 2  to all of our patrons!  You can learn more and become a patron at patreon.com/hartlifenfp!

You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Bernice “Bernie” James— Symphony Sanders
  • Edward Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Vice President Lloyd Carter— Clayton Faits
  • Terence Bolish— Mark Rosenthal
  • Eunice Kincaid— Kat Evans

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Damian Duffy. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Rise

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 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 Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Refugee 1Julia Schifini
  • Refugee 2— Jim McDoniel
  • Refugee 3Amanda McLoughlin
  • Refugee 4— Lisa Burton

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Kat Janda. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

The Narrator’s Name

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 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 Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Dan Streeting. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

The Making of the Our Fair City Theme with Stephen Poon

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 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.

  • Composer— Stephen Poon

Produced by Ryan Schile. Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography

Ryan Schile’s Favorite Sound Moments

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 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.

  • Lead Sound Designer— Ryan Schile

Produced by Ryan Schile. Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography