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Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audio drama, produced by HartLife NFP in Chicago, IL. Learn more at

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Unwell Season 1/Episode 1- Homecoming

20:39 | Feb 20th

The first episode of Unwell, the new show from HartLife NFP.

Notes on the Fenwood House

06:12 | Feb 17th

From the audio notes of Abbie Douglas [They/them], PhD candidate in History (with a focus in urban planning) on the Fenwood Boarding House in Mt. Absalom, Ohio. A transcript of this trailer can be found here. Content advisories for this trailer can b...Show More

Welcome to Mt Absalom: Unwell Trailer #2

02:11 | Jan 16th

Our second trailer for the upcoming Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- coming to your podcast feed February 2019.

2018 Listener Questions Episode 4

48:51 | Jan 9th

Loyal Policies: we're back with our final group of questions submitted by Listeners Like You.  Thank you so much for all of your questions- it was so much fun to sit around and hash these out.  If you've got more questions, please feel free to reach ...Show More

2018 Listener Questions Episode 3

35:20 | Dec 26th, 2018

Loyal Policies: we're back with our third 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 questio...Show More


1:01:18 | Dec 16th, 2018

For our holiday special this year, we're incredibly pleased to bring you "Redeemers" by Bilal Dardai.  Adapted from his stage play of the same name, we're proud to bring you this full-length piece for the very first time in audio. Bilal is also a wri...Show More

2018 Listener Questions Episode 2

35:31 | Nov 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More

2018 Listener Questions Episode 1

32:44 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Tales from Albuquerque Part 4

18:28 | Oct 11th, 2018

We're back with the fourth and final episode of Tales From Albuquerque! Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West's time in the distant city of ...Show More

Tales from Albuquerque Part 3

17:52 | Sep 27th, 2018

We're back with the third episode of Tales From Albuquerque! Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West's time in the distant city of Albuquerque...Show More

Tales from Albuquerque Part Two

13:56 | Sep 12th, 2018

We're back with the second episode of Tales From Albuquerque! Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West's time in the distant city of Albuquerqu...Show More

Tales from Albuquerque Part One

15:50 | Aug 29th, 2018

Early on in the process of setting up our Patreon, we had the wild idea of putting together a miniseries that told the story of Doctor Herbert West’s time in the distant city of Albuquerque.  We would give this corner of the world of Our Fair City to...Show More

Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 4

07:06 | Aug 15th, 2018

Here we are with our final blooper reel for Our Fair City- we very much hope you've enjoyed these! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP, Our Fair City, and our upcoming production Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, you can join the amazing communi...Show More

Our Fair City Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 3

06:34 | Jul 31st, 2018

Don't worry- we aren't going anywhere yet~ If you’d like to support HartLife NFP, Our Fair City, and our upcoming production Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at More

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- First Trailer

02:51 | Jul 19th, 2018

HartLife NFP is thrilled to bring you the very first trailer for our new flagship show- Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, coming in February 2019.  A transcript for this trailer is available here. Content warnings for this trailer can be found he...Show More

Thank You

04:32 | Jul 18th, 2018

Loyal Policies-we cannot thank you enough for your support, love and time over the eight seasons of Our Fair City.  We'd like to try anyway. This special message was produced by Ryan Schile, recorded by all of us and is dedicated to you. It's been......Show More

Episode 8.19 - The End

23:12 | Jul 4th, 2018

Listen and Remember. ================== 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...Show More

Episode 8.18 - Home, wherever it may be

16:48 | Jun 20th, 2018

What were they building? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at We rely on the support of Policies like you to keep making this ...Show More

8.17 - For Albuquerque

16:44 | Jun 6th, 2018

Today I take a little trip- al's Bar, I think. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at We rely on the support of Policies like yo...Show More

8.16- Time After Time

18:11 | May 23rd, 2018

If only we could rewind the clock and prevent this horror. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at We rely on the support of Poli...Show More

Episode 8.15 - The Strategy of Stayment

12:52 | May 9th, 2018

How can this be? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at We rely on the support of Policies like you to keep making this work- th...Show More

Episode 8.14- By the Directors

18:01 | Apr 25th, 2018

The Directors!  The Directors will save us, I'm sure of it. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at We rely on the support of Pol...Show More

Episode 8.13- Compañeros

12:43 | Apr 11th, 2018

Can it be? Would they really...I'm disappointed that they would sink so low. ================== 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 li...Show More

Episode 8.12- No Policy

18:24 | Mar 28th, 2018

Perhaps we must look farther afield for information on what happened to the tower.  I saw a primitive greenhouse as I entered, ruined by neglect and time.  What might we learn there? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio ...Show More

Episode 8.11 - A Question of Labor

10:43 | Mar 14th, 2018

We return to those absurd Hendersonians and their disgusting rebellion.  Perhaps there is some clue as to what happened to our beloved Company here? ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon ...Show More

Episode 8.10 - Memory Loss

21:20 | Feb 28th, 2018

I regret having to play this tape for you, Policies.  Bear witness to my lowest moment. ================== If you want to help us create more great audio drama, become a backer on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at W...Show More

We Feed the Worms that Feed our Pups

05:12 | Feb 14th, 2018

Here we are, Loyal Policies- the final installment of the Season Eight Midseason break.  Today, we have a touching MolePerson Hymn for you: "We Feed the Worms that Feed our Pups." You can find complete lyrics for the Hymn here on our tumblr, if you'...Show More

Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 2

07:35 | Jan 31st, 2018

We're back with Part 2 of the Season Eight Blooper Reel, here in the Midseason break! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at   By pledging...Show More

Season Eight Blooper Reel pt 1

06:15 | Jan 17th, 2018

Welcome to the mid-season break!  Up first- our first blooper reel from the first half of Season Eight.  Regular episodes of Our Fair City will return on February 28, 2018. If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the ama...Show More

Episode 8.9- Chamberlain

21:29 | Jan 3rd, 2018

A tape just marked “Chamberlain,” with several unpleasant words scratched out.  Hmmm. ================== We’ll be going on our mid-season break over the month of January, but we’ll still have bi-weekly releases- coming up next, blooper reels from t...Show More

Spookies Podcast: an Our Fair City/Spirits Podcast Crossover

11:50 | Dec 20th, 2017

Loyal Policies- welcome to the Our Fair City 2017 Exclusion Day Special! This year we've got a special treat- the first episode of "Spookies Podcast" from the Andrew Snidge Podcast network.  This crossover with Spirits podcast was recorded live at Po...Show More

Episode 8.8 - Return to the Tunnels

20:18 | Dec 6th, 2017

I regret, dear listeners, that we must descend into that den of iniquity- the post-flood Tunnels. Perhaps some wisdom can be gained here, despite the direly un-Corporate nature of the locale? ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP?   By ...Show More

Episode 8.7 - The Empty Seat

17:53 | Nov 22nd, 2017

The Department of Memory has vast historical resources.  Perhaps we can find an answer to our current predicament by digging through the life of one particularly recalcitrant Policy. ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP?   By giving mo...Show More

Episode 8.6- 1 is Greater than or Equal to 1

16:21 | Nov 8th, 2017

I have it!  We'll consult the Actuaries- surely they know what happened to the Tower. ================== Are you a Patron of HartLife NFP?   By giving monthly, you can help support Our Fair City and get access to more content like scripts from Andrew...Show More

Halloween Special- The Lesane Manuscript

14:35 | Oct 27th, 2017

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 More

Episode 8.5- Pushing into Revolution

19:38 | Oct 11th, 2017

I detest these Liminals.  The collaborations between Rogue Scientists and Rebel Policies will never bear the sweet fruit of Truth that the works of the HartLife Corporation do! ================== HartLife NFP is at a pivotal point in its life. With ...Show More

Episode 8.4- The Meeting

13:23 | Sep 27th, 2017

How dare they profane that holiest of holiest, that sacred ritual of productivity…the Meeting?  Does their perfidy know no bounds? We’re getting very close to our next goal on Patreon– when we reach $650, we will release scripts for “Adventures in Sc...Show More

Episode 8.3- The Retreat

15:30 | Sep 13th, 2017

Perhaps we should check in on the Vice Presidents- those dear Middle Managers of the HartLife Corporation.  Surely they have some clue as to what happened to everyone here. We're excited to share a few details for our upcoming Doctor Herbert West min...Show More

Episode 8.2- Rise

15:17 | Aug 29th, 2017

Maybe there is something we can learn from the Histories. If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the...Show More

Episode 8.1- The Narrator's Name

20:48 | Aug 12th, 2017

It has been so long.  There must be something left. If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growt...Show More

Dr. West Presents: The Science we have done so far

06:08 | Aug 12th, 2017

Hello Friends  This is Doctor Herbert West (but please- call me Herbert). We have taken control of the Department of Memory, and are here to bring you a quick refresher on the events of the last several years at the HartLife Corporation.  Ah- nostalg...Show More

The Making of the Our Fair City Theme with Stephen Poon

10:46 | Jul 26th, 2017

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 joi...Show More

Ryan Schile's Favorite Sound Moments

11:51 | Jul 12th, 2017

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...Show More

Bringing Your Sci-Fi Story to Life with Audio Drama

56:59 | Jun 7th, 2017

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 Engagemen...Show More

2017 Listener Questions Session 2

45:38 | May 24th, 2017

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 c...Show More

2017 Listener Questions Session 1

56:35 | May 10th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 3

08:08 | Apr 25th, 2017

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   By...Show More

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 2

07:21 | Apr 14th, 2017

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 More

Episoce 7.19- Turn

11:53 | Mar 28th, 2017

Loyal Policies- please stand by.  I will be with you in a moment. ///    ///    /// HartLife NFP will return with the Final Season of Our Fair City on August 12, 2017 If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing c...Show More

Episode 7.18- Director Rourke

14:58 | Mar 15th, 2017

What happiness for the MolePeople, to have direction from a human being again!  Surely Nathan Rourke has learned humility and loyalty to the Corporate Institution during his wanders.  I fervently hope he is ready to return to the fold–and bring with ...Show More

Episode 7.17: Exploration

10:59 | Mar 1st, 2017

What of Alison Dalton, Simon Von Hagens, and Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt?  Join us as we step back into the recent past and discover their fate.  Remember, Policy- there is no future without the Company.  There is no life outside.  Policies who seek t...Show More

Episode 7.16: The Old Man

10:46 | Feb 15th, 2017

Loyal Policies, do not listen to the Hendersonians.  They lie, and lie, and lie--these Policies have been corrupted by Outsider notions of Freedom, Independence, and Self-determination.  Glean only the truths the Company desires from these True Recor...Show More

Episode 7.15- Blood for Blood

20:48 | Feb 1st, 2017

Those who would deface the tower, inside and out, must be punished.  The poisonous words of the Hendersonians are just as dangerous- if not more so - as the grapple-cannons of the StormHawks and the mandibles of their Ant allies.  Resist the urge to ...Show More

Episode 7.14- Hostile Negotiations

11:51 | Jan 18th, 2017

We apologize that you must hear more of the Outsiders, Loyal Policy.  The events contained within this True Retelling of the History of the HartLife corporation may be shocking- that any could even think to threaten the sanctity and safety of our Glo...Show More

Episode 7.13- The Labor of Lies

14:51 | Jan 4th, 2017

Dearest Policies, we know you hesitate to return to the warrens of the MolePeople. Truly, I find them as disturbing as you do. Believe me, though- if you are to preserve the glory of the HartLife Corporation, you must understand all of its True Histo...Show More

2016 Exclusion Day Special- Die HartLife

27:01 | Dec 22nd, 2016

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 trad...Show More

Episode 7.12- Down the Drain

17:41 | Dec 21st, 2016

Remember, Loyal Policy- in the service of the Company, all work is noble.  HartLife has invested in you, and so you must invest your thoughts, labor, and even your life back into the corporate good. Without the Company, you are nothing.  Serve the Di...Show More

Episode 7.11 - What's Left Behind

12:55 | Dec 7th, 2016

Welcome back, Loyal Policy, to Our Fair City.  Today, we take you to the terrifying Outside, to monitor the progress of that fiendish group of Outsiders, the crew of the downed Lightning Rig StormHawk.  With their new chitinous allies and the captive...Show More

Montgomery Moro Museum Tour and Season Seven Update

00:59 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Loyal Policies,   We're very sorry to share that we will be delaying the release of Episode 11 of Our Fair City slightly.  Our Fair City Season Seven will resume in two weeks on December 7th- until then, we've got something very exciting to share wit...Show More

Mid-Season Break- Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 1

05:39 | Nov 9th, 2016

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 Sjod...Show More

Halloween Special- Beyond the Door

20:51 | Oct 27th, 2016

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  This episode stands alone, outside of the ...Show More

Mid-Season Break- Songs from Al's Bar

06:17 | Oct 12th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Episode 7.10- A Series of Inspired Follies

16:52 | Sep 28th, 2016

Each level of the Tower is different.  Amenities and environments are tailored to the needs of the Policies who dwell there.  Of course the Managerial class requires a greater degree of comfort than tunnel dwelling Policies.  How else would our socie...Show More

Episode 7.9- The StormHawk Revisited

11:30 | Sep 13th, 2016

Shun the Outsider, Loyal Policy.  Their un-businesslike conduct and unguided thoughts will only lead you astray.  Even if these Outsiders were once Loyal Policies of the HartLife Corporation- nothing can live outside of our Company's warm embrace.   ...Show More

Episode 7.8- The Executor

14:30 | Aug 30th, 2016

Everything and Everyone in HartLife has a proper place.  When Policies are forced outside of their proper location, all order breaks down. Aren't we lucky to have an upstanding and loyal Policy like Executor Teju Valentine to ensure our safety and se...Show More

Episode 7.7 - Orders are Orders

12:19 | Aug 17th, 2016

Loyal Policies- we all have our place in HartLife.  The Directors guide us, fulfilling their immortal will as our Founders and Protectors.  StreetSafe observes us at all times, making sure we are true in action to what resides in all of our hearts.  ...Show More

Episode 7.6 - Family Road Trip

16:11 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Loyal Policies- there is no chance for a fulfilling life outside of HartLife.  Whatever you may hear in these recordings today- know that all Outsiders, whatever security or peace they may appear to have created for themselves, will die cold, lonely ...Show More

Episode 7.5- A Morning without Muffins and Matcha

15:54 | Jul 20th, 2016

Loyal Policies- the True Histories have focused mostly on the lives of the Tunnel Dwellers, or those who have dealings with them.  Today, we introduce you to one of the residents of the Tower Above- Veronika Hasher, Deputy Interior Designer.  Marvel ...Show More

Episode 7.4- Dread Secrets and Fearful Engines

11:15 | Jul 6th, 2016

Do you love the Directors, Loyal Policy?  Of course you do.  Bask in their presence.  Rest assured that they have steered the course of humanity long before your policy recruitment, and will continue long after your policy expires.  Your loyalty will...Show More

Episode 7.3- Monsters and memories

18:29 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Loyal Policies- the truth can be a hard algae-pill to swallow.  No matter how you may feel about the villainous, disloyal Policies confined to the Cube, do not be swayed.  Their re-education is just.  Their treatments are mandated.  Their care is rat...Show More

Episode 7.2- A MolePup Misadventure

12:26 | Jun 8th, 2016

Join us as we dive below the Tower, back into the water-soaked warrens of the Tunnels.  While the waters have partially receded, great damage has been done to the property of HartLife.  Who will repair the domiciles and thoroughfares of the City? Non...Show More

Episode 7.1- The Cube

15:38 | May 20th, 2016

Loyal Policies: we return now to the Tower, now crowded with the refugees of the Flood, allowed into the sacred halls of the Upper Management by the actions of the Traitor, Cassandra Wilkins.  How will HartLife prevail against this grievous misapprop...Show More

Season Break- The Montgomery Moro Museum and Historical House Audio Tour

12:46 | May 18th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Live Apperances- Podcasting 101 Panel at CG2

43:34 | Apr 27th, 2016

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 sho...Show More

Season Break- The past just isn't what it used to be

31:03 | Apr 13th, 2016

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 improvise...Show More

Our Fair City Live: The Archibald FunnyPants Variety Hour

46:35 | Mar 16th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Season Break- Season Six Blooper Reel pt. 2

07:07 | Feb 24th, 2016

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 More

Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session II

20:13 | Feb 3rd, 2016

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 po...Show More

Season Break- 2016 Listener Questions Session I

18:21 | Jan 13th, 2016

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 answerin...Show More

Episode 6.20- Uninsurable Risk

23:49 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Loyal Policies: listen and remember, as we recount the true events that nearly destroyed the sanctity and security of our Tower.  Savor these words, as we bring the sixth seasonal retelling of the Historical Records of the HartLife corporation to a c...Show More

2015 Exclusion Day Special- Tidings of Comfort and (Mandatory) Joy

13:49 | Dec 21st, 2015

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 t...Show More

Episode 6.19- The Coming of the Waters

18:22 | Dec 9th, 2015

The Waters are Coming.  As the denizens of the tunnels grapple with the impending destruction of their underground home, we are left to wonder: who will survive?  Who will escape?  How will the glorious HartLife company continue without the support o...Show More

Episode 6.18- The Rise and Fall of Charles Wynn

12:42 | Nov 25th, 2015

Charles Wynn: Project Manager, loyal policy, and hero of small children everywhere.  Many stories have been told about his life, his works, his efforts on behalf of the company.  Perhaps some of you rarefied listeners in the Tower may even have known...Show More

Episode 6.17- The Smell of Anger

16:05 | Nov 11th, 2015

The Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House remains a hotbed of unapproved science, illegal cohabitation, and fraternization with MolePeople as the survivors of the Ant Invasion hole up and try to survive.  Will noble, productive Project Man...Show More

Halloween Special 3/3 - Henry Lee

04:08 | Oct 28th, 2015

Finally: a recording of the traditional murder ballad Henry Lee, popularized by Dick Justice (and more recently) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Henry Lee Vocals— Betsey Palmer Vocals— Stephen Poon Backing Vocals— DJ Catnip Guitar— Stephen Poon ...Show More

Halloween Special 2/3- The Spirit of Chicago

03:28 | Oct 28th, 2015

A Halloween ode to Chicago's favorite liquor, which you should absolutely try if you have never had the pleasure.   The Spirit of Chicago The Spirit of Chicago— Stephanie Murphy Music and Effects— DJ Catnip Written by Ele Matelan. Directed by...Show More

Halloween Special 1/3- The Conqueror Worm

04:01 | Oct 28th, 2015

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.” Part 1 of 3: The Conqueror Worm The Conqueror ...Show More

Our Fair City Live: Human Resources

59:48 | Oct 14th, 2015

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 The Voice of Human Resourc...Show More

Episode 6.16- The Buddy System

15:31 | Sep 30th, 2015

Using the extracted scent glad of the old Ant Queen, our “Buddy Group” goes in search of the new Queen.  But the tunnels are long, and more insidious threats than the Ants lurk deep in the warrens…and within the Buddy Group itself. The Narrator— A...Show More

Episode 6.15- In the Hall of the Ant Queen

13:57 | Sep 16th, 2015

Our intrepid explorers, sadly marooned from the loving comfort of bounteous HartLife, continue their quest through the tunnels to find the Queen of the Ant People.  What horrors will the encounter?  What struggles must they overcome?  What paperwork ...Show More

Episode 6.14- The Snidge with Two Brains

16:27 | Sep 2nd, 2015

The Hunt for Snidge’s Body continues as Cassie, Dr. Caligari, and the MolePeople traverse trap-laden tunnels and perilous pathways to restore  Andrew’s brain to its rightful place.  Will rogue science, determination, and love win out?  Will all retur...Show More

Episode 6.13- Much Ado About Andrew Snidge

14:21 | Aug 19th, 2015

oin us as we return to the Doctor Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House- that lair of unapproved science and liminal thought.  Will Cassie finally be reunited with her Andrew?  Will Wynn manage his “projects” effectively?  Will Dr. Caligari ever ...Show More

Episode 6.12- Last Shift

18:40 | Aug 5th, 2015

Loyal Policies, you know the tale of the Switcher well.  You have heard the highlight reels, and memorized his stories–now, hear his unedited, true words.  Glory in his loyalty to the company!  Shudder at the malignancy of the Ant menace! Most import...Show More

Episode 6.11- Raise Your Glass

15:48 | Jul 22nd, 2015

Welcome back to Season Six of Our Fair City.  We rejoin the Hendersonians, celebrating their likely temporary victory over the Ant People in Waste Field Three–but what un-corporate evildoers still lurk within the merry band of misfits?  Find out, as ...Show More

Mid-Season Break: Season One Blooper Reel

03:58 | Jul 9th, 2015

Rounding out our Season Six mid-season break, please enjoy a blooper reel from our Season One recording sessions! Misses David— Tara Schile Doesn’t miss David—Jim McDoniel Kind of a bully—Abby Doud Oh, MolePeople—Tyler Samples Not as dumb as h...Show More

Mid-Season Break: Boggy's Big Day

16:37 | Jun 24th, 2015

As we continue our Mid-Season Break, HartLife brings you the tail of a precocious young MolePerson named Boggy.  This segment is a studio recording of an excerpt of one of our live shows, The Archibald FunnyPants Radio Hour.  Follow HartLife NFP on f...Show More

Mid-Season Break: Season Six Blooper Reel pt 1

06:55 | Jun 10th, 2015

As we begin our Season Six mid-season break, please enjoy the first part of our seasonal blooper reel! No MolePeople were harmed in the making of this season. Something Something Something...Our Fair City Continues— Ansel Burch How Do I Sound, D...Show More

Episode 6.10- The Battle of Waste Field Three

14:43 | May 27th, 2015

As we come to the conclusion of the first half of the Sixth season of the True Historical Retellings of Our Fair City, we invite all Loyal Policies to join us.  Join us in shunning the Outsider.  Join us in shaming the Dissident.  Join us in exposing...Show More

Episode 6.9- The Closing of the Gullet

15:39 | May 13th, 2015

Loyal Policies, enjoy this True Retelling of the Battle of Waste Field Three, and see for yourselves through the propaganda and lies spread by malicious elements within the company.  Truly, none of these Policies, disloyal as they were, could have su...Show More

Episode 6.8- The Rediscovey of Hope

13:26 | Apr 29th, 2015

In tonight’s seasonal retelling of the True History of the HartLife Corporation, we rejoin Simon Von Hagens (Dead Disposal Driver) and Theodora Thoreau Roosevelt (Window Washer and Amateur Naturalist) as they spelunk deeper into the caves and warrens...Show More

Episode 6.7- Lost and (Sometimes) Found

15:50 | Apr 15th, 2015

We return to our erstwhile heroes, Charles Wynn, Alison Dalton, and Cassandra Wilkins as they flee the ant menace through HartLife's ventilation system.  Will they find safety, succor, and Cassie's family...or only more horror?  Find out, as the stor...Show More

Episode 6.6- The Tower Below

08:05 | Apr 1st, 2015

Loyal Policies- you hgw$hr*78534 if you see an outsififerw733923(( please be su32jh43ui requests your compliance.  Remember: we are all jinwfg8wghwe&&&& 9 with the &&2n426hndw and *****************************. The Narrator— Ansel Burch Archibald...Show More

Episode 6.5- The Furlough

13:41 | Mar 18th, 2015

Loyal Policies- you know not to venture Outdoors.  As you well know, it is cold, and there are wolves.  Do not take any lessons in survival from this retelling of the True History of the HartLife corporation: it will not save you. The Narrator— An...Show More

Episode 6.4- Brains Surgery

12:10 | Mar 4th, 2015

We return to young Andrew Snidge, hapless yet helpful hero and recent recipient of firearm-based coaching strategies administered by Special Agent George Chamberlain.  Will the good Doctors Caligari and Moro be able to save his life, or is this curta...Show More

Episode 6.3 - You Can't Go Home Again

14:34 | Feb 18th, 2015

Fleeing the Ant Menace, Alison Dalton, Charlie Wynn, and Cassie Wilkins fight their way towards an unlikely bastion of safety: the data extraction cells.  Within, will they find certain refuge or only more horror?  Find out, as the story of Our Fair ...Show More

Episode 6.2- Safety in Numbers

15:54 | Feb 3rd, 2015

The Ant invasion of the Tunnels continues, as we join the embattled forces of the Hendersonians in their quest for a safe refuge!  But who are these newly rescued recruits?  Will Sully, Dale, and Stephen become steadfast allies for the hapless revolu...Show More

Episode 6.1- Friends Upstairs

13:13 | Jan 18th, 2015

We return to our retelling of the Great History of the HartLife corporation as the Ant Menace spills into the depths of the Tunnels through the new entrance carved by the mighty Geoship, the Hope of HartLife.  As the Chitinous Menace rampages through...Show More

Season Six Trailer: Extended Edition

02:45 | Jan 7th, 2015

Loyal Policies: we are incredibly pleased to share this extended edition of the Season Six Trailer! This preview contains spoilers for Season Five. Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff Cassie Wilkins— Ele Matelan Flint— Clayton Faits Doctor Emil...Show More

2014 Holiday Special - An Exclusion Day Carol

39:00 | Dec 17th, 2014

This winter, HartLife is excited to share a new Exclusion Day Special- an Our Fair City retelling of the classic “Christmas Carol.”   This episode is a new experiment in recording for us, and will sound very different from previous episodes.  Recorde...Show More

Season Five Blooper Reel pt 2

06:23 | Nov 19th, 2014

We’re excited to share part 2 of the Season Five blooper reel- listen to part 1 here! Do you make Blooper Reels?— Whitney Kraus Jones A Need for Brandy—Nina O’Keefe Playing the Home Game—Mark Soloff Okay, Improvise!—Tyler Samples Clear Skies T...Show More


15:19 | Nov 1st, 2014

This Halloween, HartLife is proud to present "Record/Record" by Mark Harrison- a finalist from the 2013 Deathscribe International Festival of Horror Audiodrama.  This piece was originally produced live at the 2013 festival, which was produced by Wild...Show More

KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race Entry - Magic Phone

0:00 | Sep 24th, 2014

This July, four of us - head writer Clayton Faits, director Jeffrey Gardner, composer Stephen Poon, and producer David Rheinstrom - took to the streets of Chicago to compete in KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race; we had 24 hours to produce a 4-minute document...Show More

Our Fair City Live 2014 - All The Life You'll Ever Need

48:42 | Sep 10th, 2014

Recorded on-site at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, Our Fair City is pleased to present our very first full recording of a live episode.  Uncover the dark secrets of Hartlife as Detective Jack Winters gets to the bottom of a double murder in the al...Show More

Season Five Blooper Reel- Pt 1

06:07 | Aug 15th, 2014

Lots of great cuts from this season—watch for pt 2 later in the year! Welcome aboard!— Jared Latore Love for Fish—Ryan Schile Working Leg—Tyler Samples For the record, he writes this schlock—Mark Soloff Agent to the stars—Clayton Faits The Be...Show More

End of Season 5 Update! Also, news!

01:53 | Jul 23rd, 2014

Just because Season 5 is over doesn't mean you won't be getting tasty Our Fair City content all summer long!  Producer David Rheinstrom drops the deets.   That marvelous photo of Clayton comes courtesy of Sebastian Orr Photography.

Episode 5.10 - The Roar of the Crowd

22:21 | Jul 9th, 2014

The Tunnels thrum, the city roars, and the Policies of HartLife are beside themselves- the long promised Launch Day has arrived.  With the dastardly plans of Project Manager Charles Wynn revealed to a few and the Hendersonians closing in on the festi...Show More

Episode 5.9 - A Single Twisted Spoke

26:00 | Jun 25th, 2014

As Launch Day for the Hope of HartLife draws closer, the intrepid Andrew Snidge digs deeper into the mystery that is the Big Dig project.  What does Project Manager Charles Wynn have in store for Cassie and the rest of our meddlesome heroes?  Find ou...Show More

Episode 5.8 - Loamy's Choice

25:00 | Jun 11th, 2014

The warrens of Old Tunnel are vast, labyrinthine, and dangerous.  One must take the utmost caution when traversing their mold-ridden expanses–unless, of course, you are the MolePerson designated Loamy.  Then, barbeque sauce and a nursery song will ha...Show More

Episode 5.7 - Dinner with the Good Doctors

21:03 | May 28th, 2014

Tonight, we return to that lair of unnatural, unsupervised, and decidedly un-corporate science: the Montgomery Moro Museum and Memorial House, as we join the Doctors and Andrew Snidge as they welcome Cassie in for that most dangerous of gatherings: a...Show More

Episode 5.6 - Declawed

20:54 | May 14th, 2014

What dreams might rest inside the sleeping brain of a MolePerson?  While you, loyal Policy, have surely never wasted valuable corporate time on such frivolous thoughts–rest assured, the company has an answer.  Journey with us into…the mind of the MOL...Show More

Episode 5.5 - Artistic Differences

26:17 | May 1st, 2014

Tensions begin to boil as a group of insurgents, know only as “The Hendersonians,” prepare for a stunning display of corporate disloyalty and defiance.  What horrors will they unleash on the good Policies of HartLife?  What harm will they do to the m...Show More

Mid-Season Break - Junkyard Documentary

10:52 | Apr 16th, 2014

We bring our mid-season break to a close with a new experiment from HartLife NFP- our first audio documentary.  Join associate producer David Rheinstrom, sound designer Ryan Schile, and audio engineer DJ Catnip as they venture into a Chicago junkyard...Show More

Extras / Mid-Season Break - Season Four Blooper Reel

03:21 | Apr 2nd, 2014

We hope you enjoy these things as much as we enjoy making them. Insidious Forces of….— Ansel Burch Needs to be healthy for the rest of his life—Mark Soloff The Risen Dead—Ryan Schile Photobombing the Risen Dead—Tara Schile Can you make weird n...Show More

Season Break - Preview: Junkyard Documentary

01:36 | Mar 19th, 2014

Attn: Loyal Policies:  Per the mandate of the Directors, we will be beginning our mid-season break slightly ahead of schedule.  Never fear: while you wait for further True Historical Accounts of HartLife, we will be providing you with several enterta...Show More

Podcast fix!

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2014

We have changed our podcast provider, and if you have not been receiving our Fifth Season episodes, the company can provide you with a very easy fix. We apologize for the inconvenience, and suggest taking the following steps to ensure you continue t...Show More

Episode 5.4 - Geonautical Console-Tations

21:34 | Mar 5th, 2014

Descend with the young Cassie Wilkins into the very bowels of the city, to the newly carved out Sector Omega.  Thrill at being deeper than any policy has ever gone before- and marvel at the magnificent and mammoth Geoship that will take Policy Wilkin...Show More

Episode 5.3 - Rise and Shine

18:30 | Feb 19th, 2014

Policies, do not listen to the Outsider or Dissenter, who may tell you that your commute to work in the morning is unpleasant!  With HartLife, all elements of the work-day experience have been finely crafted to encourage employee satisfaction, synerg...Show More

Episode 5.2 - Everything In Its Place

27:28 | Feb 5th, 2014

The day begins unexpectedly for Doctor Emily Caligari, as she desperately attempts to avoid that high crime against Productivity - Tardiness. Will she arrive at her meeting on time?  Will our friends, the newly underemployed riggers, find suitable oc...Show More

Episode 5.1 - The Right Stuff

14:18 | Jan 20th, 2014

We rejoin the policies of HartLife as they bask in the warm glow of the power surplus created by the fusion reactor and Neal Henderson’s sacrifice.  HartLife is not idle, however- what will the company do with this new bounty?  What new joys will the...Show More

Season Five Launch Party!

00:55 | Jan 9th, 2014

That's right, folks! It's a PARTY. And you're invited! 1/18/14 at DFBRL8R, in Chicago - Doors @ 8, suggested donation $20 Music: "Another Boring Lunchtime (Edit)" by Psychadelik Pedestrian

Season Five Trailer

01:48 | Dec 15th, 2013

Loyal Policies: we are incredibly pleased to offer you this first peek at the Fifth Season of Our Fair City! We strongly recommend listening to this piece of the Historical Record with headphones. This preview contains spoilers for Season Four. Ne...Show More

Episode 4.19 - Neal Henderson

15:56 | Oct 23rd, 2013

The city waits with bated breath as Neal Henderson, the Sharp Chuter, descends to the Putrescible Waste Fields to provide the power necessary to jump start the Doctors’ Fusion Reactor. Can the actions of one man, no matter how mighty, make a differe...Show More

Episode 4.18 - Operation

10:17 | Oct 16th, 2013

As the power supplies of the city continue to dwindle, the Doctors Caligari, West and Moro work with Vice President Davenport to convince the newly returned Neal Henderson to jump start their fusion reactor. Will the Sharp Chuter be willing to help ...Show More

Episode 4.17 - Opposite Reactions

10:28 | Oct 9th, 2013

Vice President Davenport and The Switcher attempt their plan to jump-start Dr. West and Dr. Caligari’s reactor, but are stymied by none other than Special Agent George Chamberlain. On the run from a psychotic madman with a badge and a gun, what hope...Show More

Episode 4.16 - Off The Record

10:03 | Oct 2nd, 2013

We return to the Data Extraction suites of the department of Human Resources, as Erin Davenport (model employee) administers compulsory physical coaching and inquiry-based communication to the Switcher (dangerous free-thinker). What will happen when...Show More

Episode 4.15 - Lessons in Humility

08:28 | Sep 25th, 2013

In the loading bay for the Dead Disposal Drivers, our MolePeople friends Clay and Sandy are recruited to assist Simon in the loading of the unusually high number of retired policies. However, when Vice President Davenport appears to move his power p...Show More

Episode 4.14 - A Meeting of Minds and Heads

14:34 | Sep 19th, 2013

Dr. Caligari, now working with Vice President Davenport on the Power Crisis, stalks the twisting warrens of Old Tunnel in search of that most dangerous of prey: Dr. Herbert West.

Episode 4.13 - Green Tidings

14:41 | Sep 11th, 2013

We return to the newly discovered verdant “Eden,” outside the walls of the company, where Neal Henderson, Alison, and the rest of the crew of the downed rig Stormhawk work to survive without HartLife under the tutelage of Dora, amateur naturalist and...Show More

OFC Live 2013 - Hartlife Gives Back

01:26 | Sep 4th, 2013

As the HartLife NFP crew recovers from DragonCon 2013 and prepares for the upcoming Our Fair City: the Live Episode! performance at the 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival, we share another tidbit from our live recording at CONvergence– an advertisement for...Show More

Episode 4.12 - The Switcher

09:52 | Aug 29th, 2013

Putting Dr. Caligari’s plan into action, Vice President Davenport visits the Power Management station. Will the Switcher deliver the power he needs to save the city, or will he choose callous self-interest over the good of the Company?

Episode 4.11 - The Delicate Art of Diplomacy

13:02 | Aug 21st, 2013

As power reserves continue to dwindle and food stores run low, we visit the hardworking policies of the Human Resources department. Productivity is threatened as the riots escalate outside and their Vice President gets a visit from someone from the ...Show More

Mid-Season Break 04 - Season 3 Blooper Reel

02:55 | Aug 14th, 2013

Rounding out our Season Four Mid-Season Break, we have our Season Three Blooper Reel! Enjoy, all. Radio HartLife— Ansel Burch Squashed with fear—Lisa Burton Vomited Lime Jello—Sebastian H. Orr Secrets of Clowning—Frank Sjodin Textbook case—Tara Sc...Show More

Mid-Season Break 03 - "I Will Comply"

02:25 | Aug 7th, 2013

For our third week of the Season Four mid-season break we have “I Will Compy,” recorded live at CONvergence 2013 as part of Our Fair City: The Live Episode! Lead Vocals—Betsey Palmer Guitar—Stephen Poon Harmony Vocals— David Rheinstrom, Abby Doud, ...Show More

Mid-Season Break 02 - "Agent of the Company"

03:47 | Jul 31st, 2013

Recorded live at CONvergence 2013, the HartLife players perform “Agent of the Company,” a heartwarming ballad about the Agents of M.U.R.D.E.R. who protect us each and every day. A parody based on “Angel From Montgomery” by John Prine. Lyrics by Da...Show More

Mid-Season Break 01 - Herbert West Vs. The Martians

12:19 | Jul 24th, 2013

Winning second place in the 75th Anniversary War of the Worlds contest, this tale of Our Fair City pays homage to H.G. Wells’ incredible “War of the Worlds.”

Episode 4.10 - Encounter

14:09 | Jul 17th, 2013

In which the survivors of the lightning rig crash scrounge as if their lives depend on it, run like there’s no tomorrow, and encounter that most rare and mysterious of denizens of that Outside: Vegetation.

Episode 4.9 - The Actuaries

12:47 | Jul 10th, 2013

Desperately in search of solutions to the growing power crisis, Vice President Davenport ascends the tower to the vaulted halls of…The Actuaries. Treading where no sane Policy should tread, he risks everything for the good of the Company. Think on ...Show More

Episode 4.8 - A Feast of Prehistory

15:46 | Jul 4th, 2013

As the Stormhawk’s survivors explore the underground caverns that are the ruins of Old Hartford, new questions arise: will the wolves find them in this deep cave? Can Humanity survive without the Company? Just what is “Campbell’s,” and could it po...Show More

Episode 4.7 - Of Moles and Men

16:02 | Jun 26th, 2013

The Stormhawk’s survivors are dropping quickly–will Neal Henderson’s dubious-at-best leadership skills be enough to get them home? Who will save them, if the mighty Sharp-Chuter cannot? And just what lies beneath the ice as they continue their journ...Show More

Episode 4.6 - Power Management

11:28 | Jun 19th, 2013

As energy dwindles and tempers rise back at HartLife, will Vice President Davenport have the “Managerial Excellence” to prevent the collapse of order?

Episode 4.5 - Red Dreams on White Hills

19:04 | Jun 12th, 2013

With Andrew Snidge failing fast in the inhospitable wastes, is there any hope for our plucky heroes? What hope is there, with Elizabeth Rourke de-bodied and temperatures falling fast?

Episode 4.4 - Brothers in Strife

11:39 | Jun 5th, 2013

Episode #3 of Season Four of Our Fair City!

Episode 4.3 - In Short Supply

11:49 | May 29th, 2013

Tensions run high as the survivors of the crashed lightning rig Stormhawk discover their much-needed supplies are going missing. Who is the thief? How will they survive with depleted survival gear? Will Loamy ever wake up? Neal Henderson—Sebastia...Show More

Episode 4.2 - The Long Road Home

11:55 | May 22nd, 2013

Life on the unforgiving tundras of New England is hard, frigid, and for Benny Lemieux, disappointingly non-conjugal. Join him, Cumulus Jane and the other survivors of the crashed Stormhawk as they fight for survival and wonder at the daring of Neal ...Show More

Episode 4.1 - Davenport Rises

08:45 | May 15th, 2013

We return to the safe, confining tunnels of HartLife, where Vice President Davenport of the Human Resources department is about to have the worst day of his fairly misanthropic life. Vice President Davenport —Ben Aldred Jenny— Marsha Harman Josh— Da...Show More

Episode 3.19 - Lost Power

15:21 | Jan 30th, 2013

Witness the ripples of the Stormhawk’s fall as they begin to spread through the corporate strata in this coda to Season Three of Our Fair City. Vice President Davenport —Ben Aldred Erin Davenport— Abby Doud Dr. Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman StreetSa...Show More

Episode 3.18 - Storm, Fall

19:12 | Jan 16th, 2013

You can’t outrun the storm. Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Neal Henderson— Sebastian H. Orr The Captain— Lisa Burton Allison— Sarah Moore Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Lucky Strike— John Nestler Loamy— Lisa Burton Cumulus J...Show More

Episode 3.17 - Going Bananas

14:42 | Jan 9th, 2013

Paths converge as Elizabeth, Nathan and Neal all arrive at the command pod of the Ghost Rig! What could fate hold in store for these intrepid searchers? Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Neal Henderson— Sarah J Moore Vice Pr...Show More

Episode 3.16 - The Ghost Rig

13:54 | Jan 5th, 2013

Elizabeth Rourke and Andrew Snidge, after reaching the tethering building for the Ghost Rig, contend with the restless dead, an unhelpful Traveler, and the world’s most obstinate lock as they struggle to reach the Rig and (hopefully) Elizabeth’s son ...Show More

Episode 3.15 - A Lady, Bespoken

08:56 | Dec 19th, 2012

Neal Henderson, with the blessings of Lucky Strike, heads to the Ghost Rig by means of the most dubious conveyance known to the Policies of HartLife. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Cumulus Jane —Lise “Kat” Evans Meatsey — Kamron Palmer Written by ...Show More

Episode 3.14 - Chatting with Loamy and Lucky

10:05 | Dec 12th, 2012

Nathan Rourke travels the somewhat safer, much more official route down the corridors and up the elevators which lead to the Stormhawk, as he completes his next “assignment.” Nathan Rourke —Clayton Faits Loamy —Lisa Burton Lucky Strike — John Nestle...Show More

Episode 3.13 - Fancy Talk

11:09 | Dec 6th, 2012

Neal Henderson finally makes his way to the true “boss” of the Stormhawk: Lucky Strike. What secrets will be revealed? Where will his path take him next? Will this ferocious storm finally wash off some of the “Sharp Chuter of Putrescible Waste Fie...Show More

Episode 3.12 - The Captain's Pod

08:58 | Nov 28th, 2012

We enter the Captain’s Pod of the Stormhawk, the very seat of power for this harvester of energy, as Neal Henderson continues his search for Allison. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr The Captain —Lisa Burton First Mate Henley — David Rheinstrom Navi...Show More

Episode 3.11 Unseen/Undead

09:08 | Nov 21st, 2012

Our vivacious and voracious heroes Andrew and Elizabeth head to Simon’s loading dock in the hopes of persuading him to take them to the Lightning Rigs, following Andrew’s discovery of Nathan Rourke’s trajectory. Elizabeth Rourke —Tara Schile Simon —...Show More

Episode 3.10 - In The Cage

16:57 | Nov 14th, 2012

We return to our regularly scheduled broadcasts of the HartLife Historical Record with a death-defying ascent to the very top of the lightning rig “Stormhawk,” as Neal Henderson continues his search for his lost love. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Or...Show More

Mid-Season Break 03 - Bloopers! Seasons 1 and 2

04:09 | Nov 7th, 2012

Go behind the scenes with the Vice Presidents as they present, in all of its somewhat dubious glory, the Seasons One/Two blooper reel. Be warned, there is a fair amount of foul language (y’know, if you’re bothered by that sort of thing). A huge tha...Show More

Mid-Season Break 02 - Silence: a Fable

09:23 | Oct 31st, 2012

Our Fair City wishes you a very spoo-oo-ooky Halloween! Enjoy our telling of an Edgar Allen Poe short story. ‘Ενδονσιν δ’ ορεων κορνφαι τε και φαράγγες Πρώονές τε και χάραδραι. -ALCMAN “The mountain pinnacles slumber; valleys, crags and caves are ...Show More

Mid-Season Break 01 - I Don't Want To Feel Guilty

02:59 | Oct 25th, 2012

For our first week of the Mid-Season Break, we present the complete version of the song “I Don’t Want to Feel Guilty,” from “Fealty/Frailty.” Vocals —Natalie Clyne Keys —Stephen Poon Arranged and Composed by Stephen Poon. Illustration by Jess Cwik...Show More

Episode 3.9 - A Break for Coffee

11:16 | Oct 17th, 2012

In which many parties converge on an elevator, new plans are made, new directions are plotted, and Andrew Snidge gets a little messy. Neal Henderson —Sebastian H. Orr Loamy —Lisa Burton Simon —Mark Soloff Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Andrew Snidge ...Show More

Episode 3.8 - Family Matters

08:36 | Oct 11th, 2012

In which Nathan Rourke has a little heart-to-heart with Vice President Davenport, and a little foot-in-mouth with Erin. Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Erin Davenport — Abby Doud The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gard...Show More

Episode 3.7 - The Final Task of Ol' Silty

09:24 | Oct 3rd, 2012

Old Tunnel. A dank, dark, dangerous path leading to the most dangerous of all institutions: a history museum. Fortunately, in this episode, nothing bad happens. Nathan Rourke — Clayton Faits Clay— Tyler Samples Ol’ Silty — Sebastian H. Orr Doctor M...Show More

Episode 3.6 - Stormhawks at the Diner

09:05 | Sep 26th, 2012

We return to Al’s Bar on C-deck, where Neal searches for Allison, Loamy gets tough, and the Lightning Riggers are almost helpful. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Loamy— Lisa Burton Benny Lemieux— Kamron Palmer Bartender— Abby Doud Lightning Rigger...Show More

Episode 3.5 - The Incidence of Accidents

10:52 | Sep 19th, 2012

Nathan begins his work for VP Davenport, makes too much noise early in the morning, and makes a new “life-long” friend. Nathan Rourke — Tara Schile Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Tommy Del Ray— Ryan Schile Erin Davenport— Abby Doud Written by ...Show More

Episode 3.4 - Self-Help for Dummies

11:45 | Sep 12th, 2012

We return to the domicile of a certain flesh-eating walking corpse and her hapless collaborator, both of whom would prefer not to be characterized as such, thank-you-very-much. Elizabeth Rourke — Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Written by Cl...Show More

Episode 3.3 - Butterclaws

10:36 | Sep 5th, 2012

In which Neal commits less-than-grand theft auto, Candice is dubiously helpful, and Loamy loses her cool. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Loamy— Lisa Burton Candice the aged Relations Technician— Ryan Schile Written by Mark Soloff. Narration writ...Show More

Episode 3.2 - Fealty/Frailty

11:16 | Aug 29th, 2012

In which we discover the whereabouts of Nathan Rourke, meet more of the Davenport family, and learn a bit more about the “Human Resources” department. Erin Davenport — Abby Doud Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits Vice President Davenport— Ben Aldred Agent...Show More

Episode 3.1 - Neal Henderson in the Wilderness

16:14 | Aug 22nd, 2012

In which Neal Henderson meets several new friends, makes unconventional wardrobe choices, and returns to the loving embrace of HartLife. Neal Henderson — Sebastian H. Orr Theadora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Lise “Kat” Evans Allison— Sarah Jane Moore Betsey ...Show More

Episode 2.19 - The Woken Apocalypse

18:19 | Aug 15th, 2012

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— Fran...Show More

Episode 2.18 - Peril!

12:07 | Aug 14th, 2012

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 ...Show More

Episode 2.17 - "...Really Doing Science."

08:09 | Aug 13th, 2012

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 ...Show More

Episode 2.16 - Tunnel Collapse

07:42 | Aug 12th, 2012

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. Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay ...Show More

Episode 2.15 - Death at the Science Faire pt III

07:08 | Aug 11th, 2012

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 Sc...Show More

Episode 2.14 - Death at the Science Faire pt II

04:08 | Aug 10th, 2012

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-ba...Show More

Episode 2.13 - Death at the Science Faire pt I

07:40 | Aug 9th, 2012

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 purvey...Show More

Episode 2.12 - There's No Place That's Home

07:55 | Aug 9th, 2012

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. Narrator — Ansel Burch Mrs. Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin On The Radio— Lead ...Show More

Episode 2.11 - The Advice at Dr. Moro's

11:52 | Aug 1st, 2012

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. Narrator — Ansel Burch Clay— Tyler Samples Loamy— Lisa Burton Ol’ Silty— Sebastian H. Orr Dr. Moro— Mark Sol...Show More

Episode 2.10 - Our Fair City's HOLIDAY SPECIAL - The Evening of Exclusion

09:17 | Jul 25th, 2012

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. Narrator — Ansel Burch Linda Joiner— Abby Doud Paul Faits— Sebastian H. Orr The Woman— ...Show More

Episode 2.9 - The Gang's All Faire

08:37 | Jul 18th, 2012

Dr. Caligari crashes a meeting of the Science Faire, looking for new recruits for the upcoming struggle with Dr. Herbert West. Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Caligari— Martine Moore Holly Gates, Dean of the Science Faire— Stephanie Murphy Teaching Assis...Show More

Episode 2.8 - A Night on the Town

08:13 | Jul 11th, 2012

We return to Al’s Bar, our favorite watering hole on the Concourse level, wherein Andrew Snidge gets possessive and Mrs. Rourke bites off more than she can chew. Narrator — Ansel Burch Mrs. Rourke — Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Creep— Ric...Show More

Episode 2.7 - Matters of the Hart

11:27 | Jul 11th, 2012

Sandy volunteers to help Loamy on a “special assignment,” Loamy sets her plan in motion, and Simon demonstrates that just because you’re a delusional loner on the fringes of society, doesn’t mean you can’t have a basic appreciation for tact and conve...Show More

Episode 2.6 - She's Alive!

12:08 | Jun 27th, 2012

In which Andrew Snidge is marginally sneaky, Dr. Herbert West is accidentally terrifying, and the identity of Jane Doe #753 is revealed! Narrator — Ansel Burch Dr. Herbert West — Ryan Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Jane Doe #753— Surprise Guest ...Show More

Episode 2.5 - Herbert West, Prince of Denmark

11:37 | Jun 23rd, 2012

We venture back to the lab, where Dr. Herbert West reveals his brilliance in a brief soliloquy to the assembled (and disassembled) multitudes in his workspace.

Episode 2.4 - A Warm Welcome

15:14 | Jun 13th, 2012

Dr. Herbert West ventures out to answer a mysterious invitation, Dr. Caligari brags about her resource allotment, and Andrew Snidge very nearly gets everyone killed…again.

Episode 2.3 - Mole Fight!

14:04 | Jun 5th, 2012

Our intrepid Mole-Heroes Clay and Sandy confront the ugly face of Speciesism, unearth a hole to China (whatever that is), and “hang out” with our newest Moleperson Loamy. This week's podcast is sponsored by DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, which is...Show More

Episode 2.2 - Chance Meetings

08:26 | May 29th, 2012

Tonight’s episode takes us to one of Dr. Caligari’s derelict laboratories where we meet some new friends, gain an appreciation for bipedal life , and everyone gets a cookie. This week's podcast is sponsored by DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, which ...Show More

Episode 2.1 - In From The Cold

12:22 | May 15th, 2012

We return to the icy tundra outside, as Dr. Herbert West gets his first look at the looming edifice of the Tower, and his first taste of the unique and…savory culture of Our Fair City.

Season One

58:07 | Mar 28th, 2012

Welcome, Loyal Our Fair City. The following audio record comprises Season One of the glorious True Histories of the HartLife Corporation in its entirety. We hope you enjoy this remastered and reissued version. To read more about this new...Show More