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The Devil You Know

From: The Truth
Length: 58:59

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From PRX and The Truth, it's The Devil You Know, a collection of Election Horror stories. 

Just in time for Halloween and this year's Election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electoral politics. The Truth is a podcast that makes movies for your ears (http://www.thetruthapm.com). The stories are entirely fictional, created with rich sound and professional-level acting, from Peabody-award winning producers Jonathan Michell (Radiolab, Studio 360) and Kerrie Hillman (Fair Game, Studio 360).

The stories...

Do You Have a Minute for Equality?
A canvasser gets the donation she needs, but it will cost her.
written by Chet Siegel
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell
performed by Chet Siegel and Tom Ligon, with Matt J. Weir, Quentin Loder, and Melanie Hoopes
with sound design help from Brendan Baker (of Love & Radio)

Third Party
Mike Coleman is an independent candidate running for Congress, and he's finally getting some attention... from a serial killer. 
written by Ed Herbstman
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell 
performed by Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, Rick Andrews, Nick Kanellis, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Bryn Magnus.

The Death of Poe
The last days of Edgar Allen Poe have always been shrouded in mystery. This story imagines how he may have died.
based on a true listener-submitted story from Matthew Mercier
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell 
performed by Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, and Louis Kornfeld.

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Piece Description

From PRX and The Truth, it's The Devil You Know, a collection of Election Horror stories. 

Just in time for Halloween and this year's Election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electoral politics. The Truth is a podcast that makes movies for your ears (http://www.thetruthapm.com). The stories are entirely fictional, created with rich sound and professional-level acting, from Peabody-award winning producers Jonathan Michell (Radiolab, Studio 360) and Kerrie Hillman (Fair Game, Studio 360).

The stories...

Do You Have a Minute for Equality?
A canvasser gets the donation she needs, but it will cost her.
written by Chet Siegel
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell
performed by Chet Siegel and Tom Ligon, with Matt J. Weir, Quentin Loder, and Melanie Hoopes
with sound design help from Brendan Baker (of Love & Radio)

Third Party
Mike Coleman is an independent candidate running for Congress, and he's finally getting some attention... from a serial killer. 
written by Ed Herbstman
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell 
performed by Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, Rick Andrews, Nick Kanellis, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren, and Bryn Magnus.

The Death of Poe
The last days of Edgar Allen Poe have always been shrouded in mystery. This story imagines how he may have died.
based on a true listener-submitted story from Matthew Mercier
produced & directed by Jonathan Mitchell 
performed by Christian Paluck, Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, and Louis Kornfeld.

Timing and Cues

BILLBOARD
Length = 01:00
Incue: "Politics can be pretty scary..."
Outcue: "...prepare to be scared, right after this."

SEGMENT A
Length = 15:35
Incue: "From PRX and The Truth, it's..."
Outcue: "...stick around, if you dare."

BREAK A
Length = 1:00

SEGMENT B
Length = 22:15
Incue: "(music) Hi, I'm calling from the office of Mike Coleman..."
Outcue: "...a Halloween Election special from PRX and The Truth."

BREAK B
Length = 1:00

SEGMENT C
Length = 13:09
Incue: "You're listening to The Devil You Know..."
Outcue: "...a special one-hour presentation of The Truth."

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Emerald and Stone Brian Eno Small Craft On a Milk Sea . Warp Records 2010 :59
Chinatown Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet. Constellation 2002 :59
Selections from 19 American Folk Songs for Piano: Turtle Dove Virginia Eskin Music of Marion Bauer & Ruth Crawford Seeger. Albany Records 1998 :43

Additional Credits

Producer: Jonathan Mitchell
Co-producer: Kerrie Hillman
Production advisor: Peter Clowney
Writers: Chet Siegel, Louis Kornfeld, Ed Herbstman

Related Website

http://www.thetruhapm.com