The Truth
The Truth
Jonathan Mitchell
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Jonah’s been swallowed by the whale, and he isn’t sure why. But as he prays to God for answers, a different voice responds. Written by Brielle DeMirjian Performed by David Deblinger, Russell G. Jones, and Tom Ligon. Find The Truth at and @thetruthfiction on Twitter and Instagram.
Jun 22
24 min
From PRX Productions and The Truth, Newts! is a surf rock audio drama about the end of the world. The six-part series is inspired by the pioneering science fiction of Czech author and playwright Karel Čapek, who is best known for coining the term “robot.” The first episode is premiering exclusively on The Truth. To hear the rest of the series, subscribe to Newts! wherever you listen to podcasts, or visit to stay in the loop. Created by Sam Jay Gold & Ian Coss Directed by Sam Jay Gold Music and sound design by Ian Coss Executive produced by Jocelyn Gonzales and Jonathan Mitchell Performed by Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Chris Barron, Joseph Medeiros, Juan Ignacio Sanguinetti, Alok Patel , Sarah Naughton , Jon-Michael Reese, Putu Rekayasa , Naomi Yang, Sid Iyer, Lenny Fiannaca, Sam Lapine, and Varun Sasisekharan. Newts! The Truth Instagram Twitter
Jun 1
25 min
To help her sick mother, Abigail needs to ask for help from her brother, a conspiracy-peddling radio host. Written by Louis Kornfeld Performed by Monica Wyche, PJ Sosko, Jamie Newell, Max Brand, Louis Kornfeld, Alexis Lambright, Brian Morabito, Evan Barden, Liz Leimkuhler, and T.J. Mannix. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Apr 20
27 min
The kids at Newlin High have invented their own complex and growing language. Can a visiting linguist study and preserve it before the principal wipes it out for good? Written by Hunter Nelson Performed by Will Hines, Connor Ratliff, Alise Morales, John Trowbridge, Hunter Nelson, Amy Warren, Randy McKay. Woody Fu, Kelly Letourneau, Mary McDonnell, and Nikki Thomas. The Truth Instagram Twitter
Apr 6
30 min
About the Pond
Emmy’s a chef; her twin brother Ross is an aspiring vegetable influencer. All they want is total culinary dominance—but a swiftly growing pond is ruining phase 1 of their five-year plan. Written by MJ Halberstadt Performed by: Michael Delisle, Katie Hartman, Jimmy O’Connell, Mickey Rodgers, Abby Royle, Leonardo McCloskey Feller, and Momo McCloskey Feller.
Mar 23
31 min
What About Ruth?
It’s March of 2020 and Haviland is desperately trying to make herself useful, but her parents just want her to stay safe. Against their wishes, she visits Ruth, a neighbor struggling with dementia. Written by India Kotis Performed by: Amara Leonard, Maggie Pistner, Rachel Botchan, Kelly Letourneau, Mark Gessner, Julia Kelly and Brian Morabito.
Mar 9
30 min
The Best Truth Story Ever (so far)*
We asked listeners for the best Truth story of all time. You answered. As part of Radiotopia’s Making Trouble week, we’re bringing you the winner of the BEST TRUTH STORY EVER (so far), as voted on by listeners. And after the story, we’ll hear an interview with the story’s writer! The Truth Instagram Twitter *as voted by listeners.
Feb 22
27 min
The Truth 10th Anniversary Special
The Truth is 10 years old today! And to celebrate, we’re talking to a few of our listeners about their favorite episodes. If you’re new to the show, this is a good place to start! The recommended episodes are: Tape Delay Possible Side Effects Rideshare Fish Girl You’re Not Alone Help us choose the BEST TRUTH STORY OF ALL TIME! Go to to vote. Voting is open now but you don't have long, The final round of the bracket will close on February 17th. We will announce the winner on our next episode of The Truth. Go to to vote.
Feb 11
28 min
My Perfect Dad
It’s not easy being a perfect dad. Especially when your son has some notes about the performance. Written by Louis Kornfeld. Performed by Tim Platt, Michael Cullen, Alex Dickson, Tanyika Carey, Dennis Pacheco and Tom Ligon.
Feb 2
30 min
The Disruptors Part 2
Hayley meets a nice man. Could the universe be giving her a break? Nope, it’s still against her. Written by Mary McDonnell. Performed by Mary McDonnell, Tom Stephens, Louis Kornfeld, Margaret Burrus, Ryan Leach and Davy Gardner.
Jan 19
25 min
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