Posts in Category: Extras

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.

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

Bringing Your Sci-Fi Story to Life

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 Engagements Betsey Palmer at [email protected].

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.

  • Panel Moderator— Lauren Faits
  • Composer— Stephen Poon
  • Foley Artist/Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Photo by Lauren Faits.

2017 Listener Questions Session 2

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 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!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

2017 Listener Questions Session 1

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 Seven 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!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan
  • Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman
  • Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 3

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 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.

  • Talkin’ into the Mic—Stephanie Murphy
  • Like Rastlin Majere—Mark Soloff
  • Won’t fuck up the flow of the sentence—Ansel Burch
  • YOU MEAN TO TELL ME—Tyler Samples
  • Shack Facts— Clayton Faits
  • Good morning Caaaatnip—Kat Evans
  • Final Fantasy Train Song—Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Stable Solutions—Nina O’Keefe
  • Amazing Laugh—Tara Schile
  • Come on down to Valentine’s Shack—Jonah Winston
  • I don’t got a shackJeffrey Gardner
  • You get what you deserve if you don’t pay attention—Marsha Harman
  • Dealing with extra snot—Frank Sjodin
  • Gonna say what the script actually says—Ryan Schile

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

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 2

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 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.

  • Not music—Marsha Harman
  • I took those words out—Ansel Burch
  • Wherever he wants to be—Clayton Faits
  • Needs an ass-map—Mark Soloff
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAgony!—Tara Schile
  • Has been working on Christopher Cross covers—Tyler Samples
  • Giving bad notes—Jeffrey Gardner
  • Train to Georgia—Kamron Palmer
  • Hears trains—Whitney Kraus Jones
  • Feels very silly—Laura Bramblette
  • Cumulus Jane is takin’ it downKat Evans
  • Didn’t warn Catnip about yelling—Ryan Schile
  • Titanic burps and farts—Frank Sjodin
  • Goodbye Catnip!—David Rheinstrom

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor JackBox Games, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

Die HartLife

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 tradition of Exclusion Day specials, this episode was recorded “live,” with practical foley and in one take at our recent holiday celebration down at HartLife studios.  We’ve left in the laughter and merriment (and line flubs) to give you a feel of what it’s like to be in the studio.  So, with no further ado, please enjoy the 2016 Our Fair City Exclusion Day Special: Die HartLife.

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.

  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Don McPain— Jared Latore
  • Holy Gialli— Ele Matelan
  • Glans Hummer— Clayton Faits
  • Kris Schnitzel— Lauren Faits
  • Klaus Strudel— Clint Worthington
  • Kennedy Kane— Jim McDoniel
  • Noel Noelle the First— Clint Worthington
  • Miss Eltoe— Abby Doud
  • The Treasurer in Chief— Kim Fukawa
  • Harry Connickuh— Marsha Harman
  • Harold Angels— Ansel Burch
  • Mary-Ann Bright— Marsha Harman
  • Rudolph Rainier— Jim McDoniel
  • The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jared Latore. Casting by Jeffrey Gardner. Practical Foley by Jeffrey Gardner. Music by Betsey Palmer.  Episode art by  Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 1

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 Train—Frank Sjodin
  • Doesn’t want to go all the way back—Ryan Schile
  • Traaaaaaaaitor!—Marsha Harman
  • Monkeys!—Saren Nofs Snyder
  • Excuse me dearie—Ele Matelan
  • Has no idea what is going on—Jared Latore
  • Hasn’t had pornography since 1983— Clayton Faits
  • Can make two pancakes at one time— David Stecco
  • Every now and then goes GHAGH— Hank Hewitt
  • Will fill in the words between— Rose Sengenberger
  • Guest Meowing— Colonel Oliver Mustard
  • Is sick of Cheryl on these Walkie-talkies— Tara Schile
  • Unnecessary Profanity— Sebastian H. Orr

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  Special thanks to Josh Zagoren.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Field Notes, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.