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.
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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!
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!
Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Photo by Lauren Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Podcast Movement!
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.
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!
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.
We continue our between-season break with the second part of the Season Six Blooper Reel. We have no excuses for this.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 Lee.”
The Conqueror Worm
Written by Edgar Allan Poe. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Episode Art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Music recorded by Ira Ochs. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, MakeSpace!
The Spirit of Chicago
Written by Ele Matelan. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip. Episode Art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, MakeSpace!
Traditional Murder Ballad. Episode Art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, MakeSpace!
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!
Written by Kat Evans and Ele Matelan. Directed by Jennifer Olson. Live Foley Devised and Performed by Ele Matelan. Music and Electronic Environment by DJ Catnip. Music Direction by Betsey Palmer. Episode image from the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival by Jenna Braunstein. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Iron Galaxy!