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Two roommates with different ways of life are forced to learn about each other for the very first time.
‘Big Nights In’ was written by Alexis Deane (Me. Mercedes) and stars Lucy Hale (Truth or Dare) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After), co-starring Oona Roche (The Morning Show) and Gabriela Bloomgarden.
Unable to leave the quarantine of their home, two bickering brothers finally agree on something… turning their house into a makeshift skatepark.
‘Quarter Pipe Dreams’ was written by Olive McGowen (from episode 10, Relocation) and stars Griffin Gluck (Big Time Adolescence), Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT), Timothy Simons (VEEP) with narration by pro-skater Rachelle Vinberg (Betty on HBO, Skate Kitchen) and a cameo by Day by Day friend Ahna O’Reilly (The Help).
A young couple navigates their relationship with protests and a pandemic outside their window.
‘Would You Care If I Left?’ was written by Kasey Elise and stars Alisha Wainwright (Raising Dion) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Brigsby Bear) with an original score from Alex Mansour.
When two actors reflect on the Broadway debut that never happened, some real life magic brings the show to life.
‘Ghost Light’ was written by Libe Barer and Rory McGregor and stars Laura Marano (The Perfect Date), Tory Kittles (True Detective), and three time Emmy winner Margo Martindale (The Americans) with an original score by Calum Watson and Jackson Lewis featuring Dana Williams on vocals.
The final installment in our two-part episode of Day by Day, ‘Class of 2020: Graduation’ follows the same six high school seniors in Cedar Hill a month after their virtual prom as they graduate in the midst of nationwide protests.
‘Class of 2020: Graduation’ stars AnnaSophia Robb, Josephine Langford, Auli’i Cravalho, Austin Crute, Camrus Johnson, Nadia Alexander, and Jess Weixler with narration by Jon Ronson and an original score by Max Beck.
The first installment in our two-part episode of Day by Day, 'Class of 2020: Prom' chronicles the lives of six small-town high school seniors on the night of their virtual prom as the ripple effects of two and a half months of quarantine begin to appear.
‘Class of 2020: Prom’ stars AnnaSophia Robb, Josephine Langford, Auli’i Cravalho, Austin Crute, Camrus Johnson, Nadia Alexander, and Jess Weixler with narration by Jon Ronson and an original score by Max Beck.
After being separated by the building of a highway, two turtles vow to return to each others claws…only for that day to come nearly sixty years later when the world enters quarantine.
‘Two Turtles was written by Leah Rachel and stars Angela Elayne Gibbs (Straight Outta Compton), Glynn Turman (Super 8), and Douglas Weston (from our second episode, Lovesick) with an original score from Calum Watson and Jackson Lewis.
Today would have marked Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday, so instead of an episode, we're pointing you towards our list of six things you can do right now to bring justice to her family. Find it on our Instagram at @daybyday or @mustbnice.
But we also want to hear from you. Day by Day is a series of stories about the world we live in today and we are nothing without knowing what our listeners are going through: protests, COVID, or otherwise. Text us at (646)783-1043.
We'll be back next week with two all new episodes of Day by Day. Until then, stay safe. We'll see you in the streets.
Music by Eddie Codrington.
‘Black Lives Matter’ features poems about resilience as read by black artists Mr. StarCity, Skye Bennike, Antonio Whitfield, and Zora Casebere with music by Eddie Codrington.
These poems include ‘Fracture’ by Mr. StarCity, ‘Untitled’ by Skye Bennike, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ by Antonio Whitfield, and ‘A Litany for Survival’ by Audre Lorde.
Two estranged friends are forced to reconnect when one of them starts working for the other's virtual therapist.
'Winnie, Betty, and...' was written by Lily Houghton and stars Madelyn Cline (Outer Banks), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), and Shannon Purser (Stranger Things) with an original score from Giullian Yao Gioiello.
Two sisters in quarantine fantasize about the identity of an attractive neighbor who passes by at the same time each day.
‘Neighbor Guy’ was written by William Day Frank and stars Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood) and Ahna O’Reilly (Bombshell) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
A young woman quarantining alone in New York City battles against her own anxiety with the daily pressure to be productive.
‘At the Peak of It All’ was written by Johanna Block and stars Josephine Langford (After), Rhianne Barreto (Share), Tanner Zagarino, and Kim Bonifay with an original score from Calum Watson and Jackson Lewis.
A girl realizes realizes she has the ability to teleport while avoiding punishment at the group home she’s quarantining in.
‘Relocation’ was written by Olive McGowen and stars Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Raegan Revord (Young Sheldon), Dylan Martin Frankel, and Eddie Liriano with an original score from Luka Kloser.
Annabelle Clarke must make a moral decision in the face of a Twitter cancellation in this story about the downfall of celebrity culture in the time of a pandemic.
'#AnnabelleClarkeIsOverParty' was written by Ariela Barer and stars Hari Nef (Assassination Nation), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Far From Home), John Ales (Euphoria), Ever Carradine (Marvel's Runaways), and Daniel Goldhaber (Cam) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
Two distant siblings make up for lost time on a social distance outing to a Wild Wild West town.
'Good Sister' was written by Li Lu and stars Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why) and Lily Gladstone (Certain Women) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
Camila Mendes tells the story of Darlene "Lulu" Benson-Seay, the first incarcerated woman to die of COVID-19 in New York state.
Join us in lifting up Lulu’s memory by supporting The Justice for Women COVID-19 Task Force in a fundraiser to protect incarcerated women and prevent death-by-incarceration during this pandemic. To donate to the fund and to hear more about Lulu’s story, please visit www.mustbnice.com.
Plagued with the fear of not leaving something behind, Franklin tries to get his ex to record an oral history of their relationship in case they both die.
‘Fallin' Rain’ was written by Cameron Roberts and stars Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Lucas Hedges (Honey Boy) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
In the midst of her divorce, a woman goes on her first online date right as the pandemic shuts down NYC.
‘Closed Germ Loop’ was written by Ani Simon-Kennedy and stars Willa Fitzgerald (Dare Me) with an original score from Giullian Yao Gioiello.
A shy young newlywed couple fears their relationship won’t last the quiet and intimacy of quarantine...until one night they discover The Destiny Cinema 2, a movie house that opens its doors just for them.
'The Destiny Cinema 2' was written by Alice Stanley Jr. and stars Liana Liberato (If I Stay), David Mazouz (Gotham), Wyatt Oleff (I Am Not Okay With This), and Marion Moseley with an original score from Johan Lenox.
When no one else shows up to a West Virginia harm reduction workshop, two local women interrogate each other’s life choices.
'Breathing in Mingo' was written by Abby Rosebrock and stars Marin Ireland (The Irishman), Alice Lee (Brittany Runs a Marathon), and Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
While quarantining at her childhood home, a young woman realizes that the smallest encounter with her mysterious former neighbor has had a long-lasting impact of connection across space and time.
'There is No Title for This Story Yet' was written by Victoria Negri and Chris Steele-Nicholson and stars Madeleine Arthur (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) with an original score from Luka Kloser.
When a married couple is forced to quarantine together in the midst of their divorce, they remember why they fell in love with each other in the first place, until… things take a turn for the worst.
‘Lovesick’ was written by Julia Fox (Uncut Gems) and stars Julia Fox, co-starring P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies), and Douglas Weston (NCIS: Los Angeles) with an original score from Jack Karaszewski featuring John Keek on the saxophone.
Jacqueline mourns the loss of her grandmother while quarantined in New York City until a sound from upstairs takes her on an emotional journey.
‘Carry Me Home’ was written by Naomi McDougall Jones and stars Gideon Adlon (The Society), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), and Michael O’Neill (Council of Dads) with an original score from Goody Grace.