Posts in Category: Extras

Beyond the Door

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, outside of the world of HartLife and Our Fair City.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, 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.
  • Ellen M.— Marsha Harman
  • Tennyson— Clayton Faits
  • Goodwin— Mark Soloff

Written by Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards against Humanity.

Songs from Al’s Bar

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 on the radio, adapted and recorded by the cast, crew, and friends of Our Fair City.  First, we have “Haul Away Mole,” a MolePerson Dirt Shanty (adapted from the traditional tune “Haul Away Joe”), followed by “Rolling Down to Tunnel Three,” a Lightning Rigger working song (adapted from Stan Rogers’ classic “Rolling down to Old Maui”).

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, 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!

  • Lead Vocals— Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits
  • Backing Vocals— Lauren Faits, John Sumner Majer, Robin Billadeau, Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, Ira Ochs, Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits
  • Guitar— Clayton Faits
  • Cello— Ira Ochs
  • Percussion— John Sumner Majer, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Lauren Faits
  • Bass— Lauren Faits
  • Mandolin— Jeffrey Gardner

Rolling Down To Old Maui originally by Stan Rogers.  Photo by Tara Schile.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording by Ryan Schile.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Busy Beaver

The Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House Audio Tour

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 this peek into the world of Old Tunnel and our favorite scientists.

If you are joining us for the Season Seven launch party on Saturday, May 21 2016 in Chicago, bring this recording and a pair of headphones.  You will have the chance to take the tour live through the terrifyingly interactive museum we’ve constructed for your education and enjoyment!  Reserve your tickets for the launch party here.

There are no content warnings for this episode.

  • Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Doctor Montgomery Moro— Mark Soloff
  • Rocky II— Makena Levine
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile

Written by Makena Levine with David Rheinstrom.  Directed by Betsey Palmer.  Sound Design by DJ Catnip.  Episode Art by Dann Tincher.  Pause Music by Steve Combs, under a Creative Commons attribution license.   Created by Clayton Faits.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Inventables!

Podcasting 101 Panel at CG2

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 a short live foley demonstration!  Thanks so much to CG2 for hosting us, and to everyone who came out to hear us speak!

Content Advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • Composer— Stephen Poon
  • Actor/Foley Artist— Ele Matelan
  • Writer/Actor— Jim McDoniel
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Lauren Faits.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Podcast Movement!

The Past Just Isn’t What It Used to Be

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  completely improvised from an title provided by a listener.  A huge thank you to Improvised Star Trek for allowing us to rebroadcast!  You can find Improvised Star Trek on Facebook here, or on twitter at @improvstartrek.

Given that the audio contained within was not captured by StreetSafe-approved surveillance devices, the canonical nature of this broadcast cannot be verified.

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

  • Lt. Commander Crick Watson— Sean Kelley
  • Commander Corbomite Hayes— Chris Rathjen
  • Ensign Ch’arles Lorem— Nick Wagner
  • Captain Julius Valentine Baxter— Matt Young
  • Borg— Nick Wagner
  • Ensign Lackey— Griffen Eckstein
  • Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile
  • Ensign Greg— Matt Young
  • Lt. Commander Fritz Fassbinder — Griffen Eckstein
  • Urg— Matt Young
  • Simon— Mark Soloff
  • Doctor Octavius— Matt Young
     

Recorded and Engineered by Improvised Star Trek.  Episode art by Dann Tincher.   A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Podcast Movement!

The Archibald FunnyPants Radio Hour

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- we hope you enjoy it!

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  • Archibald FunnyPants— Marsha Harman
  • Mr. J— Clayton Faits
  • The Archibald FunnyPants Players— David Rheinstrom, Catherine Dvorak
  • Live Foley— Ele Matelan
  • Vocalists— Jeffrey Gardner, Betsey Palmer
  • Guitar— Betsey Palmer
  • Violin— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits, with Mark Soloff.  Lyrics by David Rheinstrom.  Directed by Jeffrey Gardner.  Music Direction by Betsey Palmer.  Tour Management by Jennifer Olson.  Show poster by Dan Streeting. Created by Clayton Faits.

Season Six Blooper Reel pt. 2

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 Soloff
  • You’re leaving…from the scene.—Clayton Faits
  • F*cking Moro—Abby Doud
  • Barely Pubescent—David Rheinstrom
  • Digdigdigdig—Lauren Faits
  • David Bowie plays Wynn—Jared Latore
  • Needs time to die—Ryan Schile
  • Feed Duo to the Baby—Tara Schile
  • Tower Tower Tower…Tower!— Ansel Burch
  • Has a gray…— Clint Worthington
  • We are Legion— Frank Sjodin

Compiled and produced by David Rheinstrom and Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Cards Against Humanity, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.  We’re very, very sorry.

2016 Listener Questions: Session II

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 of the loyal policies who sent a question in!  Feel free to ask any new questions on our twitter, facebook, tumblr, or by email at [email protected]!

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Director of Live Engagements— Betsey Palmer
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Creative Director— Clayton Faits

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Field Notes!

2016 Listener Questions: Session I

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 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.

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, Soap-lady, Jdimpson, Ashleythedragon, Belanekra, Snail_army, G2 the Irish Pianist, Krund the Barbarian, and everyone else who sent a question in!

  • Community Manager— Lauren Faits
  • The Narrator— Ansel Burch
  • Director of Live Engagements— Betsey Palmer
  • Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip
  • Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Creative Director— Clayton Faits

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

Tidings of Comfort and (Mandatory) Joy

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 Excluding the outside world, Loyal Policies would never be exposed to dangers like Free Thought, New Ideas, or Innovation.

This musical episode was recorded live at iO Chicago with Improvised Star Trek on December 18, 2015.

We’d like to make a special note here: this Holiday season, the themes of exclusion, refugees, and societal control through xenophobia are everywhere in the news.  We’d like to take the opportunity to raise awareness for several great organizations that are working to provide opportunities and help for refugees in American and around the world.

Here in Chicago, we’d recommend supporting RefugeeOne, which you can learn more about at refugeeone.org–they’re a great organization dedicated to creating opportunities for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.   Globally, Doctors without Borders is a fantastic organization, helping  people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.  You can find their organization online at doctorswithoutborders.org.    Finally, we recommend supporting the [email protected] Coalition, whose mission is to advocate for the specific needs of Trans [email protected] immigrants who reside in the US and plan advocacy strategies that would improve their quality of life.  Support them and learn more at http://www.translatinacoalition.org.

  • The Narrator— Abby Doud
  • Exclusion Day, Exclusion Day!— Marsha Harman
  • Loamy the One-Armed FeMole— Stephen Poon
  • You’re a Weird One, Mr. Snidge— Jeffrey Gardner
  • Baby it’s Mold Outside— Betsey Palmer and Marsha Harman
  • Guitar— Stephen Poon

Written by Clayton Faits, Makena Levine, and David Rheinstrom. Directed by Betsey Palmer.  Episode art by Sebastian Orr Photography.  Produced by Clayton Faits. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip and Clayton Faits.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!