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The Heart

Kaitlin Prest & Radiotopia

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The Heart is an audio art project about intimacy and humanity. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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19:20 | May 10th, 2017

The story of one person’s non-psychedelic trip through girlhood.

Love Me: To My Heart

30:48 | Dec 4th, 2018

Our friends Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick launched Season 3 of their amazing show LOVE ME. The story we are featuring from them is about a man who learned all about love while imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. Website: https://www.cbc.ca/radio...Show More

It's Here: The Shadows

21:57 | Oct 10th, 2018

It’s here. Finally. All 6 episodes of The Shadows, presented by Kaitlin Prest and CBC Podcasts. Subscribe to The Shadows. Follow on Insta / Twitter at @theshadowscbc. You can find our FB group here.

KP + CBC Present: The Shadows

05:24 | Aug 29th, 2018

~* Things are happening. *~ The Shadows, presented by Kaitlin Prest and CBC Podcasts, launches in late September. Here’s a sneak peek. Subscribe to The Shadows –> here.

Dream

29:07 | Dec 20th, 2017

Kaitlin has a dream, and The Heart says goodbye (for now). Listen on headphones.

An Announcement

15:46 | Dec 8th, 2017

In 2018, The Heart will be taking a break.

Signature Research

11:17 | Nov 7th, 2017

I still hear his voice. [Trigger Warning]

Darqness

25:35 | Oct 24th, 2017

Darqness: where techno, party, and, protest all meet in one beautiful, sweaty night.

A Woman on the Road is Alone

23:02 | Oct 11th, 2017

A hitchhiked trip to Vegas and women with agency doing whatever the F they want.

Bodies: Goddess

22:52 | Sep 19th, 2017

How Maria R Palacios became a woman.

It’s not me it’s you

25:45 | Aug 9th, 2017

When penetrative sex is painful or impossible.

People Who Need People

25:37 | Jul 10th, 2017

A re-release of ‘Samara + Kelsey’ with a life / wife update.

Doing Time

15:27 | Jun 21st, 2017

This story is part of Radiotopia’s network-wide theme, Doing Time. In the early 2000’s, Kathleen reads through the personal ads of a magazine; on a whim, she writes to a man. Thus begins a relationship with the greatest love of her life. ‘Private fam...Show More

No: Questions

35:18 | Jun 14th, 2017

A processing party. [Trigger Warning]

No: Answers

43:07 | Jun 7th, 2017

Kaitlin questions the men in her life she trusts the most. [Trigger Warning]

No: Inheritance

36:25 | May 23rd, 2017

Episode two of No: We catch up to Kaitlin while she is in her mid-twenties, waiting to fall in love. [Trigger Warning]

Trailer: No

03:58 | Apr 28th, 2017

Our new season, starting May 9th.

The Real Tom Banks

23:09 | Apr 19th, 2017

On the internet, Tom is whoever he wants to be - so...who is the real Tom Banks?

First Comes Marriage

23:55 | Apr 4th, 2017

Ryan Kailath’s parents met for 15 minutes before they married.

Bathroom Bill

32:33 | Mar 15th, 2017

Marlo navigates what a bathroom bill means for her and her transgender daughter.

Local Honey

17:58 | Feb 20th, 2017

transfemme artist + noise diva

Twirl

22:36 | Jan 11th, 2017

Kaitlin talks to friends, exes and her dad about what it’s like to be feminine as a cis-man.

Mrs Claus

07:41 | Dec 20th, 2016

“Oh I do miss my husband,” she wailed, “Where is he? Why do all sweethearts cuddle tonight except me?”

That Smell

08:35 | Dec 7th, 2016

Rhonda spends their entire day relishing the sensation of going down on their girl.

Mariya – Extended Cut

44:38 | Nov 23rd, 2016

An extended version of the story, Mariya, which took home the Gold at the 2016 Third Coast International Audio Festival for Best Documentary. This is a story about FGM.

Love, Harry

20:30 | Nov 8th, 2016

Have you ever had a friend you thought you might be in love with? Have you ever slept beside this person in a bed and wondered if their hand was grazing yours on purpose? What’s stopping you?

For Helen

11:58 | Oct 18th, 2016

Rest in peace Helen Breger.

My Everything, My Bear

25:30 | Oct 4th, 2016

Alex and Joan met at a bar in the East Village in 2012. At the time, they were drastically different people, strangers to even themselves

Mortified

14:41 | Sep 21st, 2016

Our Diary series would not be complete without hearing from fellow Radiotopia show, Mortified.

No Way Out

24:07 | Sep 8th, 2016

In the vast ocean of the internet there are thousands of diaries that are locked by forgotten passwords and AOL email addresses; Ashley’s Livejournal is one of them.

The Big House

20:45 | Aug 16th, 2016

On a residential street in a working-class neighborhood of a major American city, there is a house with boarded up windows. The mistresses who work there call it The Big House.

BFF

27:46 | Aug 2nd, 2016

August 31, 2004: Amelia and I hugged and said our goodbyes and now it’s just me.

The Understudy

12:17 | Jul 19th, 2016

A widow learns to grieve by dating her worst match.

Mr. Fix-it

09:59 | Jul 5th, 2016

A conversation between mother, Sophie Townsend and daughter, Anna about Mr. Fix-it, husband and father.

Salt in the Wound

28:03 | Jun 9th, 2016

Episode four of Silent Evidence; one woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

Hands on the Wheel

49:01 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Episode three of Silent Evidence; one woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

Ten Foot Pole

29:07 | May 26th, 2016

Episode two of Silent Evidence; one woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

Not the Right Time

27:09 | May 19th, 2016

Episode one of Silent Evidence; one woman’s story of childhood sexual abuse.

Mariya

39:12 | May 4th, 2016

When I was younger, someone took a knife to my clitoris and cut out a small, but significant part of me.

Pls Pee on Me

23:46 | Apr 20th, 2016

When the tech podcast, Note to Self, calls Kaitlin Prest for a little help.

Ghost: You

12:30 | Apr 6th, 2016

“I will listen to the song when I’m 80, a grandmother to children born of someone other than you.”

Ghost: Violet

17:50 | Mar 22nd, 2016

“It was April, unseasonably cold, cruelly wet. You were in a restaurant pumped hot with studio lights.”

Ghost: Emily

18:03 | Mar 8th, 2016

“Her past loves are with her always, in the form of small objects that she keeps. Her boyfriend has his own objects.”

Ghost: Alex

20:38 | Feb 23rd, 2016

“Sometimes you can be in one place and everything seems right. And then the wind changes, even just a little bit, and everything seems different, or everything seems normal and that's terrifying.”

Ghost: Bobby

13:47 | Feb 10th, 2016

“Leaning over my shoulder, you cast a shadow on everything. Things are dark and blurry — and I am drowning.“

The Wrath of the Potluck

12:38 | Jan 20th, 2016

"The time that god punished you for having a threesome with my sister."

Samara + Kelsey

24:08 | Jan 13th, 2016

I didn’t really know her. I didn’t know why I called her. She came over and watched me watch ‘Sister Wives’ until we fell asleep.

Mr. Claus + Mrs. Claus

06:49 | Dec 22nd, 2015

“Oh, I do miss my husband,” she wailed. “Where is he? Why do all sweethearts cuddle tonight except me?”

Idiot + Dummy

22:46 | Dec 9th, 2015

This is the kinda-sorta-true love story of Idiot + Dummy — two boneheads in love.

Desiray + Aaron

32:22 | Nov 17th, 2015

For girls like us, famous boys aren’t really boys — they’re canvasses on which we may splatter the full spectrum of our feelings. They are a safe way for us to experience longing and love, because they’ll never hurt us. Not if we don’t meet them.

Kaitlin + Mitra – pt 2

24:42 | Nov 4th, 2015

In the second installment, we hear about all of the struggles and complications of a creative partnership from Kaitlin’s perspective.

Kaitlin + Mitra – pt 1

20:04 | Oct 21st, 2015

The story of an intimate friendship, a creative collaboration, and a business marriage.

The Shit

14:04 | Oct 6th, 2015

One man’s solitary quest to fulfill a desire and overcome shame.

The Magic Wand

09:41 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Probably thousands of different vibrators have come and gone over the decades but there is one that has outlasted them all.

Save The Date: 10/16/15

07:39 | Sep 9th, 2015

The Heart is hosting a celebration of love, commitment and business, also known as...a WEDDING!

The Beach

17:19 | Aug 19th, 2015

After getting an ostomy, being naked was forever changed.

The P-Spot

09:15 | Aug 4th, 2015

One Saturday night, Kaitlin ventured onto St. Laurent Boulevard in Montreal and asked strangers if they had ever had their P-spots touched.

The Intimacies

15:43 | Jul 21st, 2015

After a night of performing intimate acts in exchange for cash, Gloria heads home. Once in bed with her own lover, she wonders if she can really keep personal life and work life separate.

The Real Squishy

08:24 | Jul 7th, 2015

There was a time when nothing had names and we were just kids.

Riis Park

15:17 | Jun 30th, 2015

It’s a hot, summer day and we are taking the train to Riis Park with Joan Nestle.

Gina Gold

27:27 | Jun 17th, 2015

At 24, Gina Gold headed West in search of fame, freedom and her first good lay.

The Lost Pardner

10:37 | May 20th, 2015

Going out west offered queers and transfolk a context outside of mainstream society. And there were a lot of people who were looking for that new context.

How to Become a Princess

25:20 | May 5th, 2015

Stefonknee Wolscht has been on a life long journey for love and acceptance. At age 52, she has found a family - one who gives her freedom from all of life's rules and norms. She is finally a princess.

Dual Control Model

09:26 | Apr 21st, 2015

Being a sexual being is more than getting from point A (getting horny) to point B (having an orgasm). It’s a complicated, nuanced balance of desire and apprehension, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Emily Nagoski.

The Spark

19:10 | Apr 13th, 2015

The final story of our series is about two people who took a one day’s love and tried to make it last for ever.

The Subway

11:45 | Mar 17th, 2015

A Series: One Day’s Love. Is a one day’s love ever really dead?

The Hurricane

19:08 | Mar 3rd, 2015

A Series: One Day’s Love. The mayfly sneaks in through an open window, lives her little mayfly life to the fullest, perhaps even finding her true mayfly love. Then, before she knows it, death has overtaken her. She lies limply in the windowsill.

Lili

10:26 | Feb 17th, 2015

And I cannot deny, strange though it may sound, that I enjoyed myself in this disguise.

Beauty Is Pain

29:29 | Feb 3rd, 2015

Pumping is getting injected with black market silicone. All the girls were doing it and they looked good. Rajee Rajindra went to get pumped. It changed her life forever.

And 27 Other Firsts

08:13 | Jan 20th, 2015

Short and Sweet. The story of Whitney Jones’ first love.

First

18:41 | Jan 6th, 2015

The first time is a threshold. On one side is the world as you know it, and on the other side is the unknown.

Welcome to the Heart

08:37 | Dec 1st, 2014

A radio show is born.  Again. We all go through phases and have an identity crisis or three. Audio Smut started as an hour long broadcast radio show at CKUT in Montreal, and has transformed into a delicately crafted podcast now part of PRX’s Radiotop...Show More

Mouthwash

14:11 | Sep 16th, 2014

An Interlude. This is an interview about necking (or lack thereof). A kiss over time: at the beginning, in the middle, at the end. If you don’t like how somebody kisses, can you grow into it? Samara’s Grandma tells us her story. This episode is part ...Show More

Last

17:04 | Aug 20th, 2014

Episode Twelve. Kaitlin and Kyle. They met at a kissing booth. On their first date they went on a recording adventure (for one of the early Audio Smut documentaries about the Drag Queens). They became obsessed with each other. They ended up making au...Show More

Movies In Your Head

24:54 | Jun 23rd, 2014

Episode Eleven. Audio Smut presents: a radio play. This episode was a documentary experiment, produced in collaboration with composer Shani Aviram. We set out asking questions about how perception is altered in early romantic relationships. How does ...Show More

My Natural Pocket

07:42 | Jun 8th, 2014

A Quickie. Behold the almighty power of the V. Vaginas can hold the largest and smallest of objects with barely the slightest uncomfort. So it just makes sense to stash your weed in there. Star reporter, Ruth Eddy tells us how she came to use her nat...Show More

Coming Of Age

39:39 | May 12th, 2014

Episode Ten. This episode is about growing up, becoming an adult, entering a stage of independence: shaving cream, tampons, driving, voting, doing your own dishes, doing your own taxes and sex. This episode will take you on a path of rituals, formal ...Show More

Love Letters

36:27 | Apr 2nd, 2014

Episode Nine. The written word: a way to fuel a romance, a way to capture someone’s attention, a way to break up. We read people’s most private letters, and tell the story of the relationships that were made and broken by them.

To Nora

06:56 | Mar 9th, 2014

A Quickie. In 1909, James Joyce wrote his wife, Nora Barnacle, a series of very sexy letters. While her side of the correspondence has been lost, we still have Joyce’s letters–and they’re really good. In this quickie, we’re reading you one of our fav...Show More

Fu*k Love

50:07 | Feb 23rd, 2014

Episode Eight (Welcome to Season Two) FU*K LOVE. Family. Responsibility. Survival. Economic Stability. These were once much more important to things to build your life on. This episode looks at the ideal of true love, how it came to be and what exist...Show More

A Valentine

05:33 | Feb 13th, 2014

A Quickie: Do you believe in true love? Does it really exist, or is it just a mythology made up by Hollywood? How would you define true love? Jonathan Goldstein shares his thoughts on this Valentine’s Day special.

Lovemaps

36:01 | Nov 5th, 2013

Episode Seven. Psychologist and sexologist, John Money came up with the theory of a lovemap. A lovemap is a template. It’s a template that we are constantly measuring our sexual and romantic experiences against. It’s the map of what we like, who we l...Show More

Afternoon Delight

09:46 | Jul 26th, 2013

A Quickie: This quickie is a history- a love map, if you will- of how Kaitlin manages to be such a productive person. Also, this is the reason why Kaitlin insists on holding our meetings in coffee shops. Here, the lines between public and private, wo...Show More

Getting By

40:17 | Jul 8th, 2013

Episode Six Homelessness isn’t really something that can be easily defined. Sometimes people make choices, other times people have no choices. In this episode, we have three situations from three very different people about how they managed to get by...Show More

Yellow Jumpsuit

08:55 | Jun 25th, 2013

A Quickie: Keith’s virginity story. Keith is and always has been an extremely charming man. I know it was the 90s, but there is nothing charming about a yellow jumpsuit. Poor clothing choices aside, Keith still proves to be a chick magnet. If you lov...Show More

Happens to the Best of Us

30:16 | Jun 11th, 2013

Episode Five. It’s your highschool sex ed class. Mrs. Green is going to play a movie. You are very excited. The room goes dark, the movie begins. You’re already a little bit aroused; you’ve seen pornography before but never in public with all your fr...Show More

Movie Night

11:36 | May 20th, 2013

A Quickie: What will people think? This story happened to a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of Audio Smut Producer, Erin. When surfing the Casual Encounters on Craigslist one must be prepared to be surprisingly turned on. Things get hot on...Show More

Pregnant

32:32 | May 8th, 2013

Episode Four. The good times and the bad times of making babies. Babies being born is a topic we accidentally avoid on audio smut. But the fact is, we have bodies that make us babies and sex is involved, albeit in many different ways. In this episode...Show More

The Wrath of the Potluck

12:07 | Mar 25th, 2013

A Quickie: The time that god punished you for having a threesome with my sister. Devon is one of Kaitlin’s oldest friends from high school. They now live in different cities and see each other yearly if they’re lucky. Kaitlin’s sister recently moved ...Show More

Poo

31:07 | Mar 3rd, 2013

Episode Two. Seriously, what’s the big deal. In this episode, we tackle one of the biggest taboos. We eat food, everyday and eventually that food has to come out. Yeah it’s gross and stinky but it is one of the most natural things that our body does....Show More

Mozart Dirty Talk

06:01 | Feb 28th, 2013

A Quickie: We bring to you a surprising letter from Mozart.

The Sensorium

26:02 | Feb 5th, 2013

Episode One. Experience more than sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Venture with us beyond the 5-way sense scape.

Elemental: Gender Hormones

09:29 | Jan 26th, 2013

Bitch Magazine and Audio Smut collaborate

The Illicit Couples Retreat

10:42 | Jan 25th, 2013

Audio Smut Experiments: ventures beyond radio into the realm of sound installation, performance and audio art work. The Penn Hills Hotel and Resort was abandoned by it’s owner in the late 2000′s after failing to pay their taxes. The expansive propert...Show More

I Like Me

06:25 | Jan 13th, 2013

Audio Smut Experiments: ventures beyond radio into the realm of sound installation, performance and audio art work. Audio Smut in collaboration with a visual artist who remains anonymous created a slide show of sexy self portraits accompanied by audi...Show More

Frontiers: Sex Robots

09:01 | Oct 15th, 2012

Bitch Magazine and Audio Smut collaborate

Fame & Fortune: Reply Girls

11:44 | Oct 15th, 2012

Bitch Magazine and Audio Smut collaborate

Audible Picture Show

08:22 | Oct 15th, 2012

Audio Smut Experiments: ventures beyond radio into the realm of sound installation, performance and audio art work. People sitting in a dark movie theater in Brooklyn sat and listened to a series of sound art pieces. This was one of them.