Posts By Vice President Gardner

Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 3

Don’t worry- we aren’t going anywhere yet~

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Content warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • You heard me f*ck…no you didn’t—Ansel Burch
  • What a band of tools—Frank Sjodin
  • Cuuuuuuuube…cube—Hank Hewitt
  • Over-informative Nose—David Rheinstrom
  • Nuclear WHOOPS—Tyler Samples
  • Beg-God d*mn it!—Abby Doud
  • Where is Betty?—Clint Worthington
  • Space Train!—Jared Latore
  • Don’t want to blow too soon—Mark Soloff
  • Alternate Narrator—Ele Matelan
  • Very Confused—Kat Evans
  • The Best DM—Tyler Samples
  • Halfway between Texas and Wizard People—Clayton Faits
  • We’re Heroes?—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Can See Russia—Whitney Jones
  • I do something called Time Travel—David Fink

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Jenna Braunstein Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  Thank you to Josh Zagoren.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Overcast, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

The End

Listen and Remember.

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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 reels, and the Tales from Albuquerque miniseries), and launching our brand new show Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery in February of 2019.
To that end- we hope you will continue to support the HartLife NFP patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  This funding is crucial to the company as we prepare to launch our new show- which we’ll be able to tell you much more about soon!

 

Thank you all so much for listening.

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Elizabeth— Tara Schile
  • Dr. Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Loamy— Kat Evans
  • The Bastard Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Shale—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Mole Choir—Ben Aldred, Lauren Faits, Clayton Faits, Kat Evans, Abby Doud, Jeffrey Gardner, Angelica D’Souza, Ansel Burch, Stephen Poon

Written by Clayton Faits, with Jim McDoniel and Jeffrey Gardner. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Mole Hymn score by Stephen Poon and Betsey Palmer. Mole Hymn production and recording by DJ Catnip, with additional instrumentation by Stephen Poon and DJ Catnip.  Mole Hymn Music Direction by Betsey Palmer.   Episode art by Dann Tincher.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

Home, Wherever it may be

What were they building?

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Theodora Throeau-Roosevelt—Kat Evans
  • Simon Von Hagens— Mark Soloff
  • Denisha/The Voice of BetseyCo.—Taryn Maxximillian Dafoe
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art Lindsey McDonald Dorsey.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

For Albuquerque

Today I take a little trip- al’s Bar, I think.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ryan Schile, and featuring Clayton Faits, Tara Schile, Frank Sjodin, and Ryan Schile.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

See You in the Tunnels: the Art of Our Fair City

Preorders are now open for “See You in the Tunnels: the Art of Our Fair City”!

Throughout it’s 8-year run, Our Fair City has been blessed with the talents of over fifty visual artists who have created hundreds of pieces of art. Now all this art is being collected in one massive tome with all the episode art, comics, promotional images and more! This book also features several never-before seen pieces, as well as essays and musings on the show from Hartlife staff, artists, and community members.

373 pages of dystopian fun- including all five Our Fair City Comic Collections, every piece of episode art, and a whole lot more!

Time After Time

If only we could rewind the clock and prevent this horror.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Clay— Clint Worthington
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Coal— David Fink
  • Jade— Rose Sengenberger
  • The Bastard Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Lindsey— Kat Evans
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Loamy— Kat Evans

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Marcus Warren.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

The Strategy of Stayment

How can this be?

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Tower Watch Goon— Clayton Faits
  • StormHawk— Gabriel Howard
  • Dora— Kat Evans
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Tower Watch Guard— Clayton Faits

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by DJ Catnip.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

By the Directors

The Directors!  The Directors will save us, I’m sure of it.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Director Harrison— Cecil Baldwin
  • Director Williams— Matt Young
  • Director Sofia— Saren Nofs Snyder
  • Director Kwon— Josh Mattingly
  • Director Palmer— Beth Eyre
  • Director Bettendorf— Hank Hewitt
  • Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston
  • Cromwell— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Katherine Sullivan— Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Voice of the HartLife Insurance Company— Kristen DiMercurio
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Grayson— David Rheinstrom
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Iri Alexander. Special thanks to Josh Zagoren. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.

A new version of the script for Our Fair City Season Two/Episode 16: Tunnel Collapse

Linked here is a new script for Our Fair City Season Two/Episode 16: Tunnel Collapse, written by Jim McDoniel. This episode was originally released in 2012. Jim McDoniel re-wrote this episode in 2018 to address what he identified as problematic content- and while the company is not able to re-record the episode, we wanted to share it with you.

We are always trying to make the best work with the tools we have. And thanks in no small part to our dedicated listeners, those tools keep getting better. HartLife NFP thanks Jim for his work and growth, thanks all of the Our Fair City artists for their work over the years, and thanks our listeners for their support and feedback.

From Jim McDoniel:

I could go on and on about why I wanted to redo the episode “Tunnel Collapse.” (And, in my head, I did.) It all comes down to one thing: I am ashamed. The audio drama community is a diverse and inclusive creative environment, one that I am glad to be a part of and that has taught me a great deal. With a better understanding, I have realized that parts of this episode are problematic and gross. I don’t want to listen to it. I don’t want YOU to listen to it. I worry that people have been turned off from the show because of it or will be in the future.

However, I am only a writer. I can’t invent more time or money so our actors and sound designers can go back and bury my shame. What I can do, what I do have control over is what I write. And so I wrote a new script, one that is more inclusive, that reflects what I have learned from all of you, and that still has a few sex jokes in it because who doesn’t like a few sex jokes. I hope this is better. I hope this is something that will allow me to look back on the entirety of my HartLife career without regret. More importantly, I hope this is something that YOU enjoy, that makes YOUR Our Fair City experience better than it was before.

-Jim McDoniel
Writer
HartLife NFP

From Jeffrey Gardner:

Long form projects- especially ones that span decades- are complicated. We were all very different people when we began Our Fair City- and I am deeply proud of the growth as art-makers and people that I’ve seen in our community of artists.

Several years ago, we went back and re-wrote and re-recorded Season One of Our Fair City. This was a very important project to me for a number of reasons- but we do not plan on releasing “remastered” versions of other seasons.

However, recently Our Fair City writer Jim McDoniel came to us with a request- he was uncomfortable with the content of one of his older scripts, and wanted the chance re-write it. While the company does not have the resources to go back and re-record more episodes (we’ve got exciting new stories to tell, after all!)- I thought it was important to honor Jim’s request to- as he says- do better.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Our Fair City over the years, and we hope the comparison between these two versions of a single episode will give you a greater insight into our aspirations for what our work can and will be as we continue to learn.

-Jeffrey Gardner
Executive Producer
HartLife NFP

Compañeros

Can it be? Would they really…I’m disappointed that they would sink so low.

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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 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- thank you so much for your support.

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Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

  • Foster Livy— Ansel Burch
  • Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff
  • Greyson— David Rheinstrom
  • Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples
  • Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas
  • Old Man— Clayton Faits
  • Hopper— Stephaine Murphy
  • Tower Watch Officer Gloria Moreno— Eli Barraza
  • Tower Watch Officer Augustus Hasher— Felix Trench
  • Edward Davenport— Ben Aldred
  • Vice President Carter— Clayton Faits
  • Eunice Kincaid— Kat Evans

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Samuel Kolhass and Makena Levine. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Created by Clayton Faits.