Posts in Category: Season Two

The Woken Apocalypse

Season Two comes to its thrilling conclusion as things seem in danger of falling apart, the centre is unlikely to hold, and mere anarchy is most definitely loosed on HartLife.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • Dr. Emily Caligari— Martine Moore
  • Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Agent George Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau, with special thanks to Ben and Amelia Aldred.

Peril!

Everyone’s favorite Moles pay a visit to an extremely dubious Emergency Vet, are subjected to alarming medical procedures, fall under the tender attentions of the Woken, and have a touching bout of Peril-induced Honesty.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Clay — Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Loamy— Lisa Burton
  • Lindsey— Annie Calhoun
  • Gallus Bray— Ryan Schile

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Artwork by Dan Streeting.

“…Really Doing Science.”

We return to the shattered remnants of Herbert West’s lab, where Andrew asserts himself and Herbert takes drastic steps.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Tyne Lowe.

Tunnel Collapse

We catch up with our dear mole-friends as they struggle to free themselves, gain a deeper understanding of their emotions, and make it through the most awkward first date question of their short, anthropomorphized lives.

In 2018, Jim McDoniel wrote an updated version of this script.  While we will not be able to re-record it, we encourage you to read both the new script and Jim’s thoughts on why it was important for him to re-write it here.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Clay — Tyler Samples
  • Sandy— Abby Doud
  • Loamy— Lisa Burton

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Episode Artwork by Sebastian H. Orr.

Death at the Science Faire pt. III

We draw to the epic conclusion of “Death at the Science Faire,” in which things go rather poorly for several Scientists, countless Policies, and two very special M.O.L.E.s.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Mrs. Rourke — Tara Schile
  • Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy
  • Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz
  • Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Registrar Petri— Ryan Schile
  • Percival Lowell, Eager Participant— Nathan Sowell
  • Frannie Gall, Begrudging Participant— Terri LaMont
  • Simon, Mortuary Tractor Driver— Mark Soloff
  • Beaumont, Lucky Survivor— Ryan Schile

Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jeffrey Gardner.

Death at the Science Faire pt. II

Oh no!  With Mrs. Rourke temporarily down for the count, the Blue Ribbon Winner’s Circle of the Science Faire have full run of Herbert West’s lab!  What help will Andrew Snidge’s good intentions in the face of their poisons, explosives, and rodent-based illnesses?

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Dr. Caligari — Martine Moore
  • Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy
  • Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz
  • Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin

Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau.

Death at the Science Faire pt. I

Who else might Dr. Caligari send to do her dirty work but the pugnacious, avaricious, and occasionally nefarious Blue Ribbon Winner’s Circle of the Science Faire, accompanied by a gang of their thuggish “participants?”  What trouble will these purveyors of the rat flu bring down upon the heads of Dr. West, Elizabeth Rourke, and dear Andrew Snidge?

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Dr. Caligari — Martine Moore
  • Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy
  • Professor Talia Erlenmeyer— Eleanor Katz
  • Teaching Assistant Podwell— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin

Written by Ansel Burch. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Steph Charaska.

There’s No Place That’s Home

We return to the domicile of Dr. West, where Mrs. Rourke and Andrew desperately try to sort out just what happened at Al’s Bar…and who might be to blame.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile
  • Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin
  • On The RadioLead Vocals: David Rheinstrom and Betsey Palmer. Guitar: Clayton Faits. Cello: Ira Ochs. Mandolin: Jeff Gardner. Bass: Lauren Rapciak. Percussion: Mark Soloff, Tara Schile, John Sumner Majer, Ryan Simmons. Backing Vocals: Tara Schile, Mark Soloff, Ryan Schile, Jeffrey Gardner, Clayton Faits, Ryan Simmons, John Sumner Majer, Lauren Rapciak, Ira Ochs

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Robin Billadeau.

The Advice at Dr. Moro’s

Loamy takes Clay down the winding, wending paths of Old Tunnel, braves murk, mire, and Mold, to visit the wisest Mole this side of the muck.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Clay— Tyler Samples
  • Loamy— Lisa Burton
  • Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr
  • Dr. Moro— Mark Soloff
  • The Mold— Ryan Schile

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Dann Tincher.

2011 Winter Gift Holiday Special

This Exclusion Day, our Narrator brings us back to the first days after the Troubles to reveal how HartLife saved the lives of the last survivors of Hartford, CT.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

  • Narrator — Ansel Burch
  • Linda Joiner— Abby Doud
  • Paul Faits— Sebastian H. Orr
  • The Woman— Stephanie Murphy
  • The Child— Abby Doud
  • Papa Hart— Mark Soloff
  • The Outsider Chief— Also Mark Soloff
  • Outsider Chorus— Ansel Burch, Abby Doud, Jeffrey Gardner, Stephanie Murphy, Sebastian Orr, David Rheinstrom, Mark Soloff

Written by Mark Soloff. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by David Rheinstrom, Illustration by Robin Billadeau.

With an enormous thank you to Paul Faits, one of our Vice-Presidential donors in our Kickstarter campaign!