Five years in the future... the gig economy has expanded to include emotional labor: just as you can catch an Uber or outsource your errands to TaskRabbit, you can hire an emotional labor proxy to break up with someone, educate people to be more “woke,” and cut toxic people out of your life. When Jo takes on the proxy gig of cutting off contact between Frank and his estranged daughter, she never imagines that she will see him through anyone else’s eyes, least of all her own.
Proxies was recorded in its entirety on November 10 in New York City featuring Liz Regan and Sean Williams. It was written by Natalie Zutter, and directed by Kristen Tomanocy. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Jamie Johnson. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Five years in the future...the Amazon-Google-Apple conglomerate WonderCorp has released a brand-new home assistant called "KIRA." Aiden and Charlie are best friends who have been chosen as beta-testers for the system's new AI feature, which includes an "EmotionalChoice" detector. When this new feature reveals Charlie's secret love for Aiden, both friends do not know how to navigate the new uncharted waters of their friendship, and fall into the routine of avoiding the subject, while KIRA continues to make E-Choice suggestions left and right. Are these choices superficial algorithms, or do they reveal the friends most inner secrets? How do we deal with the repercussions of Emotional Playback?
Written by Carlo Feliciani Ojeda. Directed by Daimien J. Matherson. Starring Charlie Alguera, Chris Gacinski, Tyler Charles Kane, Gaby Tortoledo, andSamantha Villarroel. Sound Engineering by Tyler Grimes. Sound Design by Lisha Brown. Sound Editing by V Ramos. Play Development by Sarah Misch. Artwork by Emanuela Brumana. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach.
Sam and her best friend Ben are struggling with adulthood, their views of the city, and what dating in their 20's really means. Their "it is what it is" attitude keeps them together and fighting against the world. When Ben meets a guy whose views on life challenge everything they believe, Sam is forced to take a deeper look at her life and the choices she's making. Through a series of bad decisions, misguided arguments, and awful dates, Sam struggles to maintain her friendship, figure out the next steps, and take responsibility for the life she wants.
Kasey and her partner Rylan would like to have a nice, quiet Easter dinner: eat some ham, maybe chit-chat about church, listen to Mozart. But their neighbors Talitha and Tyson have other ideas. Who could have known a painting of Jesus would be so offensive?
Written by Joshua Smalley. Directed by Kristan Seemel. Starring Aaron Ballard, Barron B Bass, Cameran Hebb, and Isabelle Pierre. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Tyler Grimes.Artwork by Andrew Singer. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen, all other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
Flor and Stephen are on a drive that will take them through the last two years of their relationship together. The ups, the downs, the in betweens, the loving exchanges, and the hurtful arguments. How do you make a change? You can listen to your head, your heart, or both; but when you know, you know. Written by Krysta Gonzales. Directed by Daren Taylor. Starring Chiara Maya, Josef Maxwell, and Krysta Gonzales. Sound engineering by Curtis Fritsh. Sound design by Lisha Brown. Sound editing by Tyler Grimes. Play development by Jamie Johnson. Artwork by Andrew Singer. Hosted by Pip Gengenbach. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen, all other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
(Gasp!) No! Fiddle dee da Fiddle dee dee, what did he write what did he tweet? After his shocking election, The Joker has spent the last year stirring up quite the covfefe! Tune into Distilled Radio on Jan 20th, the one year anniversary of the Joker's inauguration as Mayor of Gotham (No!), to find out if he and his merry band of villains will succeed in making Gotham great again! Or will the Dark Knight--Batman!--return to Gotham and save its people...before the joke's on them?
Written by Lakshmi Kumar and Govind Kumar. Directed by Olivia Hartle. Starring Grant Bowen, Sage Buchalter, Stephanie Carnright, Dylan Frisina, Robert A.K. Gonyo, David Nackman, Justin Phillips, Ambar Torres, and Mike Wirsch. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design by Kenneth Kruper. Sound editing by V Ramos. Play development by Nils-Petter Ankarbloom. Artwork by Andrew Singer. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. Host by Pip Gengenbach, All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
This week on Murder Is My Jam, the only true-crime podcast with serial killers and self-care, Sidney is anxious and Ellen isn’t here. Or, Sidney knows exactly where Ellen is, but first she has to navigate this week’s horror story, about what happens to two female podcasters who dare to talk about murder. But Sidney has a message for the listeners: No matter what you say, she is “Not Your (Final) Girl.”
Written by Natalie Zutter. Directed by Kristen Tomanocy. Staring Lilli Cooper and Samantha Nugent. Sound engineering, design, and editing by Liz Regan. Play development by Lauren Milici. Artwork by Andrew Singer. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. Host is Pip Gengenbach.
All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
Jacob is an actor--a rising young talent struggling to find himself. After suffering a meltdown on national television, Jacob instead finds himself struggling with possible career suicide. One morning he awakens to discover something else entirely: his exact duplicate; a man named Troy Maxim. Troy is handsome, charming, eager to please, but something about him seems the slightest bit artificial—and dangerous. Jacob soon learns that the role of his lifetime may the one he never knew he agreed to take.
Written by Corey Payka.Directed by Robert AK Gonyo. Starring Laura Iris Hill, Cristina Pitter, Josh Adam Ramos, Rob Karma Robinson, and Kia Sayyadi. Sound engineering by Liz Regan. Sound design and editing by Robert AK Gonyo.
Play development by Sarah Misch. Artwork by Andrew Singer. dtc radio theme by Spencer Robelen. Host by Pip Gengenbach. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
“Night on the Docks,” "Night on the Docks - Trumpet,” and “Night on the Docks - Sax” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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The Shakespeares only had one bank left to rob. It should have been easy...in and out in under sixty seconds; but a fit of madness and an itchy trigger finger changed all of that. Now the three sorority sisters are on the run, and seeking refuge with a mystic who believes they've dipped their toes into a pool straight from hell. That uneasy feeling you get when you flip off the lights and jump into bed? That's Darkness as a Bride. Written by Tyler Grimes. Directed by Anthony Methvin. Starring Dani DeCarlo, Julia Giolzetti, Rachael VanWormer, Stacy Michelle Walker, and Marci Ann Wibben. Sound Engineering and Design by Lisha Brown. Sound Editing by Tyler Grimes. Play Development by Cynthia White. Artwork by Andrew Singer. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.
In an effort to avoid the most boring summer vacation in living memory, Levi Shepherd and her sister Jessie invent their very own urban legend: the Swamp Beast of Bandon, North Dakota. What begins as a website parodying the likes of Sasquatch and the Skunk Ape quickly takes on a new meaning when two young visitors to the site fall for the blurry photographs and joke testimonies the girls craft. But as the teens’ tall tale grows taller and taller, will this faux monster come back to bite them? Find out in “The Swamp Beast of Bandon, North Dakota.”
Written by Jennifer Schell. Directed by Kimmi Johnson. Starring Kiara Negroni, Susanna Ninomiya, Simon Ostrower, and Joshua Diaz. Sound Engineering and Design by Tyler Grimes. Edited by Liz Regan. Play Development by Tyler Grimes. Artwork by Andrew Singer. dtc radio Theme Music by Spencer Robelen. All other music and sounds used with permission from Audioblocks.