Our Fair City

Our Fair City

United States

Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audiodrama. Founded in 2011 with the help of some incredibly generous Kickstarter donors, Our Fair City has quickly become a notable entry in the audiodrama world. Produced by a staff of Chicago storefront theatre veterans, experienced sound designers, and science educators, Our Fair City has won awards and critical acclaim for its dynamic acting, incisive writing, and high level of production. Led by creator Clayton Faits and executive producer Jeffrey Gardner, the HartLife team produces original audio drama, as well as a comic anthology, an acclaimed series of live performances, and high-concept launch parties.

Episodes

Bringing Your Sci-Fi Story to Life with Audio Drama  

Loyal Policies: today we bring you a recording from our panel at the Oak Lawn Public Library: "Bringing Your Sci-fi Story to Life."  If you'd like us to join you at a convention, library, or other special event, contact our Director of Live Engagements Betsey Palmer at betseypalmer@ourfaircity.com.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

Panel Moderator— Lauren Faits Composer— Stephen Poon Foley Artist/Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Narrator— Ansel Burch Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Photo by Lauren Faits.

2017 Listener Questions Session 2  

Loyal Policies: we return with another episode of listener questions!  Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Seven of Our Fair City.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

2017 Listener Questions Session 1  

Loyal Policies: we're back with another group of questions submitted by Listeners Like You.  We got way more questions than we could handle in a single podcast, so we'll be answering your queries over the next few weeks---if you submitted a question and didn't hear it answered here, sit tight--we will most likely answer it in the next session.  Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Seasons One through Seven of Our Fair City.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Special thanks to Smilodonmeow, JoeGee, S.P. Moran, Alex Generous, Soaplady, Vraik, Snail Army, Jervistetch7, Prepare to die obviously, Prunella-modularis, Antigonefunns, Mrtappan, dblplsgoodful, IndigoBryan, and everyone else who sent a question in!

Content advisories for this episode can be found here.

Managing Director— Eleanor Hyde Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Cassandra Wilkins/Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman Writer/Agent Chamberlain— Jim McDoniel Recording Engineer— DJ Catnip Executive Producer— Jeffrey Gardner

Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity!

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 3  

More of our Season Seven Blooper Reel, with a perhaps unhealthy fixation on shacks and trains.

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Content warnings for this episode can be found here.

Talkin' into the Mic—Stephanie Murphy Like Rastlin Majere—Mark Soloff Won't fuck up the flow of the sentence—Ansel Burch YOU MEAN TO TELL ME—Tyler Samples Shack Facts— Clayton Faits Good morning Caaaatnip—Kat Evans Final Fantasy Train Song—Whitney Kraus Jones Stable Solutions—Nina O'Keefe Amazing Laugh—Tara Schile Come on down to Valentine's Shack—Jonah Winston I don't got a shack—Jeffrey Gardner You get what you deserve if you don't pay attention—Marsha Harman Dealing with extra snot—Frank Sjodin Gonna say what the script actually says—Ryan Schile

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Jenna Braunstein Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Cards Against Humanity, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 2  

We are pleased to begin our between-season break with the second part of our Season Seven Blooper reel!

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Content warnings for this episode can be found here.

Not music—Marsha Harman I took those words out—Ansel Burch Wherever he wants to be—Clayton Faits Needs an ass-map—Mark Soloff AAAAAAAAAAAAAgony!—Tara Schile Has been working on Christopher Cross covers—Tyler Samples Giving bad notes—Jeffrey Gardner Train to Georgia—Kamron Palmer Hears trains—Whitney Kraus Jones Feels very silly—Laura Bramblette Cumulus Jane is takin' it down—Kat Evans Didn't warn Catnip about yelling—Ryan Schile Titanic burps and farts—Frank Sjodin Goodbye Catnip!—David Rheinstrom

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor JackBox Games, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

Episoce 7.19- Turn  

Loyal Policies- please stand by.  I will be with you in a moment.

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HartLife NFP will return with the Final Season of Our Fair City on August 12, 2017

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Moose— Jeffrey Gardner Hopper— Stephanie Murphy Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile Old Man— Clayton Faits Greyson— David Rheinstrom Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman

Written by Clayton Faits, with Jim McDoniel and Jeffrey Gardner. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Jacob Halton. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Jackbox.

Episode 7.18- Director Nathan  

What happiness for the MolePeople, to have direction from a human being again!  Surely Nathan Rourke has learned humility and loyalty to the Corporate Institution during his wanders.  I fervently hope he is ready to return to the fold–and bring with him the increasingly disloyal MolePeople.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Loamy— Kat Evans Sandy— Abby Doud Clay— Clint Worthington Shale— Jeffrey Gardner Peat— Jared Latore Schist— Lauren Shippen Limey— Lauren Faits Ash— David Rheinstrom Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner Nathan Rourke— Clayton Faits The Orphan Silty— Sebastian H. Orr MolePeople— Zoe Von Embler, Iri Alexander,  Karim Kronfli,  Alexander Danner, Ryan Schile, Tara Schile, Jim McDoniel,

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Episode Art by Lauren Faits. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.   Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Episode 7.17: Exploration  

What of Alison Dalton, Simon Von Hagens, and Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt?  Join us as we step back into the recent past and discover their fate. 

Remember, Policy- there is no future without the Company.  There is no life outside.  Policies who seek to find meaning outside of HartLife are surely lost.  Hear their downfall here, Loyal Policy.  Relish it.

Hear more of Mischa Stanton’s work  with Ars Paradoxica and The Bright Sessions!

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Theodora Thoreau-Roosevelt— Kat Evans Simon— Mark Soloff Alison Dalton— Nina O’Keefe Old Man— Clayton Faits Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Mischa Stanton. Music by Stephen Poon.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Photo by Jana Illnerová. Production Management by Betsey Palmer.  Sound Design for Season Six elements by Ryan Schile.  Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Episode 7.16: The Old Man  

Loyal Policies, do not listen to the Hendersonians.  They lie, and lie, and lie--these Policies have been corrupted by Outsider notions of Freedom, Independence, and Self-determination.  Glean only the truths the Company desires from these True Records, Policies, and no others.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans Moose— Jeffrey Gardner Hopper— Stephanie Murphy Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile Old Man— Clayton Faits Greyson— David Rheinstrom Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff Angry Policy— Alexander Danner Awe-struck Policy— Laura Bramblette The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Clayton Faits. Directed by  Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by . Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Episode 7.15- Blood for Blood  

Those who would deface the tower, inside and out, must be punished.  The poisonous words of the Hendersonians are just as dangerous- if not more so - as the grapple-cannons of the StormHawks and the mandibles of their Ant allies.  Resist the urge to feel any sympathy for these traitors and Outsiders, Loyal Policy- and HartLife will reward you.

Stay tuned after the episode for a special word from Creative Director Clayton Faits about HartLife NFP and the current American political climate.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.  A special note- this episode has several fairly intense moments, so if you have concerns we strongly recommend reading the content advisories before listening.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans Moose— Jeffrey Gardner Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile Office Worker 1— Matt Fletcher Office Worker 2— Ele Matelan Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Old Man— Clayton Faits Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff Janine— Kat Evans The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Clayton Faits and Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Greg Browe. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.  Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, Cards Against Humanity.

Episode 7.14- Hostile Negotiations  

We apologize that you must hear more of the Outsiders, Loyal Policy.  The events contained within this True Retelling of the History of the HartLife corporation may be shocking- that any could even think to threaten the sanctity and safety of our Glorious Tower is horrific.  Hold your company-mandated loved ones close, my dear Policies, and don't make a sound- the Outsiders will be defeated.  They must be.  They must.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans Vice President Herman— Zach Valenti Benny— Kamron Palmer Moose— Jeffrey Gardner Hopper— Stephanie Murphy Doctor Moro— Mark Soloff Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile Old Man— Clayton Faits Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples Archibald FunnyPants— Mark Soloff Sully— Whitney Kraus Jones The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by . Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Episode 7.13- The Labor of Lies  

Dearest Policies, we know you hesitate to return to the warrens of the MolePeople. Truly, I find them as disturbing as you do. Believe me, though- if you are to preserve the glory of the HartLife Corporation, you must understand all of its True History.  Listen closely, Loyal Policies, and learn from the sins of Loamy the MolePerson and her disciples of No.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Loamy— Kat Evans Limey— Lauren Faits Schist— Lauren Shippen Peat— Jared Latore Chert— Lauren Faits Sandy— Abby Doud Clay— Clint Worthington Ash— David Rheinstrom Ferrous— Jeffrey Gardner The Orphan Silty— Sebastian H. Orr Nathan— Clayton Faits Shale— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jim McDoniel. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Ali Cantarella. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

2016 Exclusion Day Special- Die HartLife  

This Exclusion Day, archivists in the HartLife Tower have unearthed this Ancient Exclusion Day Story from before the Troubles.  Let it instruct you, Loyal Policy, on the proper ways you should behave in this most festive of seasons.

In the grand tradition of Exclusion Day specials, this episode was recorded "live," with practical foley and in one take at our recent holiday celebration down at HartLife studios.  We've left in the laughter and merriment (and line flubs) to give you a feel of what it's like to be in the studio.  So, with no further ado, please enjoy the 2016 Our Fair City Exclusion Day Special: Die HartLife.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Don McPain— Jared Latore Holy Gialli— Ele Matelan Glans Hummer— Clayton Faits Kris Schnitzel— Lauren Faits Klaus Strudel— Clint Worthington Kennedy Kane— Jim McDoniel Noel Noelle the First— Clint Worthington Miss Eltoe— Abby Doud The Treasurer in Chief— Kim Fukawa Harry Connickuh— Marsha Harman Harold Angels— Ansel Burch Mary-Ann Bright— Marsha Harman Rudolph Rainier— Jim McDoniel The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Jared Latore. Casting by Jeffrey Gardner. Practical Foley by Jeffrey Gardner. Music by Betsey Palmer.  Episode art by  Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Created by Clayton Faits.

Episode 7.12- Down the Drain  

Remember, Loyal Policy- in the service of the Company, all work is noble.  HartLife has invested in you, and so you must invest your thoughts, labor, and even your life back into the corporate good. Without the Company, you are nothing.  Serve the Directors.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Chesley— Ele Matelan Kameryn— Matt Fletcher Clear Skies Tim— Tyler Samples Veronika Hasher— Ginneh Thomas Old Man— Clayton Faits Greyson— David Rheinstrom Archie— Mark Soloff Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Clayton Faits and Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Robin Billadeau and Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Episode 7.11 - What's Left Behind  

Welcome back, Loyal Policy, to Our Fair City.  Today, we take you to the terrifying Outside, to monitor the progress of that fiendish group of Outsiders, the crew of the downed Lightning Rig StormHawk.  With their new chitinous allies and the captive Doctors West and Moro, Elizabeth and Andrew in tow, they make their way towards the Tower---but for what purpose?  Find out as the story of Our Fair City...continues.

Want to know more about what the StormHawks have been up to between seasons?  Read Tyne Lowe's comic StormHawks: Out in the Cold here!

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.   By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Hopper— Stephanie Murphy Moose— Jeffrey Gardner Benny— Kamron Palmer Cumulus Jane— Kat Evans Elizabeth Rourke— Tara Schile Andrew Snidge— Frank Sjodin Doctor Herbert West— Ryan Schile Katherine Sullivan— Whitney Kraus Jones

Written by Stephanie Spence. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Jess Cwik. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits.

Montgomery Moro Museum Tour and Season Seven Update  

Loyal Policies,   We're very sorry to share that we will be delaying the release of Episode 11 of Our Fair City slightly.  Our Fair City Season Seven will resume in two weeks on December 7th- until then, we've got something very exciting to share with you.  For those who were not able to attend our Season Seven Launch party, we've created a video tour of the Montgomery Moro Museum, accompanied, of course, by Ol' Silty's audio tour.   You can find that on our facebook at facebook.com/ourfaircityradio, on tumblr at theboardofdirectorslovesyou.tumblr.com, or on our website at www.ourfaircity.com.

Thank you so much for your support and your patience, and as always-   We'll see you in the tunnels,   Jeffrey Gardner Executive Produer HartLife NFP

Mid-Season Break- Season Seven Blooper Reel pt 1  

We hope you enjoy the first part of the Season Seven Blooper Reel, as we continue our mid-season break!

Getting a good start— Ansel Burch Acting without scripts—Jeffrey Gardner Scrappy—David Rheinstrom Gargling—Mark Soloff Hears the Train—Frank Sjodin Doesn't want to go all the way back—Ryan Schile Traaaaaaaaitor!—Marsha Harman Monkeys!—Saren Nofs Snyder Excuse me dearie—Ele Matelan Has no idea what is going on—Jared Latore Hasn't had pornography since 1983— Clayton Faits Can make two pancakes at one time— David Stecco Every now and then goes GHAGH— Hank Hewitt Will fill in the words between— Rose Sengenberger Guest Meowing— Colonel Oliver Mustard Is sick of Cheryl on these Walkie-talkies— Tara Schile Unnecessary Profanity— Sebastian H. Orr

Compiled and produced Jeffrey Gardner.  Photo by Sebastian Orr Photography. Music by Latché Swing.  Special thanks to Josh Zagoren.  A huge thank you to our episode sponsor Field Notes, through the Chicago Podcasting Cooperative.

Halloween Special- Beyond the Door  

This Halloween, HartLife is proud to present "Beyond the Door" by Gabriel Urbina.  If you'd like to hear more of Gabriel's work, we heartily recommend checking out the excellent Wolf 359 at www.wolf359.fm.  This episode stands alone, outside of the world of HartLife and Our Fair City.

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on! Ellen M.— Marsha Harman Tennyson— Clayton Faits Goodwin— Mark Soloff

Written by Gabriel Urbina. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by DJ Catnip. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Cards against Humanity.

Mid-Season Break- Songs from Al's Bar  

Welcome, Loyal Polices, to the Mid-Season Break! While the MolePeople are busy editing the second half of the season, we've got some fun stuff to share with you.  Today we've got two songs used in the background of the show, either in Al's bar or on the radio, adapted and recorded by the cast, crew, and friends of Our Fair City.  First, we have "Haul Away Mole," a MolePerson Dirt Shanty (adapted from the traditional tune "Haul Away Joe"), followed by "Rolling Down to Tunnel Three," a Lightning Rigger working song (adapted from Stan Rogers' classic "Rolling down to Old Maui").

If you’d like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, please consider making a pledge to our Patreon campaign at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp. There you can get great rewards like shout outs on the air, Our Fair City ringtones, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Lead Vocals— Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits Backing Vocals— Lauren Faits, John Sumner Majer, Robin Billadeau, Tara Schile, Ryan Schile, Ira Ochs, Betsey Palmer, David Rheinstrom, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Clayton Faits Guitar— Clayton Faits Cello— Ira Ochs Percussion— John Sumner Majer, Jeffrey Gardner, Mark Soloff, Lauren Faits Bass— Lauren Faits Mandolin— Jeffrey Gardner

Rolling Down To Old Maui originally by Stan Rogers.  Photo by Tara Schile.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording by Ryan Schile.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Busy Beaver

Episode 7.10- A Series of Inspired Follies  

Each level of the Tower is different.  Amenities and environments are tailored to the needs of the Policies who dwell there.  Of course the Managerial class requires a greater degree of comfort than tunnel dwelling Policies.  How else would our society function?  The intricate, careful work of the Vice Presidents, Managers, and other leaders requires a clear head and gentle life.

You would not disturb this careful balance by demanding more than is your due, would you Loyal Policy?  Of course not.

 

We'll be going on our mid-season break after this episode, but never fear- there will be non-episode releases every other week during the hiatus, including blooper reels, a Halloween Special written by Wolf 359's Gabriel Urbina, and more.  Regular episodes of Our Fair City will resume on November 23, 2016.

If you'd like to support HartLife NFP and Our Fair City, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp.  We'd like to give a special shout out to Grace Parker, on behalf of Thea (one of our Manager level Patreon backers), for her amazing fan art and creations.  By pledging monthly, you can ensure the growth and stability of our company and  get great rewards like Our Fair City ringtones, Herbert West on your voicemail, personalized HartLife policy certificates, and more.  You can also help spread the word by rating and reviewing on iTunes or whatever podcasting service you are listening to us on!

Content Warnings for this episode can be found here.

The Narrator— Ansel Burch Teju Valentine— Jonah Winston Switchblades Cobalt— Ele Matelan Waiter— Zev Valancy Doctor Emily Caligari— Marsha Harman Josh— David Rheinstrom Jenny— Marsha Harman The Voice of HartLife— Jeffrey Gardner

Written by David Rheinstrom. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Sound Design by Ryan Schile. Music by Stephen Poon.  Episode art by Dann Tincher. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip. Production Management by Betsey Palmer. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Inventables!

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