Welcome to Our Podcasts

If you enjoy listening to long-form narratives, our downloadable recordings are for you.

To bring you our most listener-friendly stories, we partnered with San Francisco’s American Contemporary Theatre  (A.C.T) and several of its MFA students. The process has been a mutual win. Besides being paid for their work, the students received coaching on the art of narration (a mini apprenticeship if you like) and we were able to work with talented, next-generation actors.

The stories you see below constitute our first collection of audio recordings; over the coming months we will add more as time (and funding) allow. We hope you enjoy them. And if you would like to help us produce these audio treatments, you can donate to our efforts here.

The Architecture of Trust: Spring 2017, Winter 2019

By Vinicius
Author: Michael Erard

A quick glance at today’s hyperventilated political climate delivers an unmistakable message: We don’t know how to talk with each other anymore. A linguistics expert searches for ways that Americans of different beliefs can start believing in each other again.

Introduction by: Summer Brown
Narrated by: Leroy Graham
Produced by:Larry Rosen

Eco-fashion’s Animal Rights Delusion: Fall 2017

By pupungbp
Author: Alden Wicker

In this exploration of the hidden stories behind materials such as wool and rayon, silk and polyester, and vegan leather, Alden Wicker—a frequent writer, blogger, and speaker on sustainable fashion—finds some inconvenient truths for the animal rights movement.

Introduction by: Summer Brown
Narrated by: Dinah Berkeley
Produced by:Larry Rosen

The Jewelry Archaeologist: Fall 2017

By pupungbp
Author: Alison Main

Through years of painstaking, often combative detective work, Hugo Kohl rescued an era of early American jewelry manufacturing technology that was on the brink of extinction. And what Kohl makes with these old machines turns out to be superior, in many ways, to the finest modern jewelry.

Introduction by: Summer Brown
Narrated by: Dinah Berkeley
Produced by:Larry Rosen

The Drought Fighter: Summer 2017, Winter 2015

By pupungbp
Author: Todd Oppenheimer

Could a small, controversial farmer in Northern California have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming world? With gross income of more than $100,000 an acre, Kaiser certainly thinks so.

Introduction by: Summer Brown
Narrated by: Todd Oppenheimer
Produced by:Larry Rosen