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ⓘ The Truth, podcast. The Truth is an anthology fiction podcast and founding member of Radiotopia by PRX. Episodes are released about once every two weeks. Severa ..




The Truth (podcast)
                                     

ⓘ The Truth (podcast)

The Truth is an anthology fiction podcast and founding member of Radiotopia by PRX. Episodes are released about once every two weeks. Several nationally-syndicated public radio programs, including This American Life, Studio 360, Snap Judgment, and The Story, have featured work by The Truth.

                                     

1. History

In 2009, Jonathan Mitchell and Hillary Frank received funding from American Public Media to produce pilot stories together. One of those stories was "Moon Graffiti", which was later featured on The Guardian podcast and won the 2010 Gold Mark Time Award. This story later became the first episode of The Truth.

In December 2011, Ed Herbstman and Mitchell hired a group of improvisors many from the Magnet Theater, which Herbtsman co-founded to write stories together, with the goal of producing a story in one month. The first piece was "Interruptible". The group continued working together and eventually reached the podcasts current output of two stories a month.

The Truth was named by iTunes to be the Best New Arts podcast of 2012 and the #1 new podcast of 2012 by The Daily Dot.

The shows title comes from a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures."