Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery

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by Jessica Best Family stories A morning constitutional A break in Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, and Pat King as Chester Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
by Jessica Best Halloween made manifest Everyone’s invited The boundaries are breached === Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Isa Ramos as Spikes, Mark Soloff as [REDACTED], Krista D’Agostino as Hazel and Pat King as Chester. Mt Absalom Evil laugh contest participants: Jessica Wright Buha, Jessica Best, Bilal Dardai, Jim McDoniel, Eleanor Hyde, Jeffrey Nils Gardner, Ryan Schile, Tara Schile, Marsha Harman, Amelia Bethel, Joshua K. Harris, Michael Turrentine, Max Kreisky, Josh Rubino, Whitney Johnson, and Christopher J. Wilson. Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP. Music and lyrics for“My Boyfriend is a Jack O’Lantern” by Jessica Best. Lyrics for“Do the Trick Or Treat” and “The Graveyard Shuffle” by Jessica Best, with music by Stephen Poon. All songs performed by Clayton Faits (Guitars), Joe Griffin (Guitars), Dan Schaeffer (Bass), David Schaeffer (Drums), Betsey Palmer (Lead vocals on “My Boyfriend is a Jack O’Lantern,” backing vocals on “Do the Trick Or Treat” and “The Graveyard Shuffle”), Stephen Poon (Backing Vocals and Yells on “Do the Trick Or Treat”), Michael Turrentine (Lead Vocals on “Do the Trick or Treat,” backing vocals on “The Graveyard Shuffle”), Jeffrey Nils Gardner (Lead vocals on “The Graveyard Shuffle.”). Recorded by Daniel Christain and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Mixed and mastered by Gunnar Jebsen
In which we explore Mt. Absalom and visit some dangerous places. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K Harris as Rudy, Gaby Labotka as Sylvia, and Pat King as Chester. Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which new avenues are explored and old stories are rediscovered. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Isa Ramos as Spikes, and Michael Turrentine as Wes. Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Eli McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
Everything echoes If you know how to listen Rudy learns some history ---- Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp Buy Merch at www.unwellpodcast.com This episode features: Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Marsha Harman as Dot, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Anuja Vaidya as Norah Tendulkar. Additional voices by Anne C Baired, Graham Rowat, Josh Rubino, Ryan Schile, Eleanor Hyde, and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
Lily Harper comes “home.” Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Clint Worthington as Russel, Bethany Hart as Cynthia, LaQuin Groves as Dale, Mark Soloff as an old man on the edge of town, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Pat King as Chester, Sebastian Orr as &$^#&$#(, Ele Matelan as ))@&*@^$&. Voices by Alex Brown, Jeff Van Dreason, Eric Silver, Julia Schifini, Amanda McSweene-Geehan, Michelle Nickolaisen, Jack Pevyhouse, Paul Miscagave and Bridge Greene. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which food becomes an issue. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, LaQuin Groves as Dale, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Sebastian Orr as **&#^$^@, Ele Matelan as ##$#@%. Written by Jessica Wright Buha, sound design by Eli McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, Music on the radio by Stardusk Encounter, Sadie and the Stark, and Action Camp, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which some history is learned. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Krista D’Agostino as Hazel, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Abby Doud as Mason, Kat Evans as Stacy, Jeffrey Gardner as Dylan. Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Mischa Stanton, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon and Jessica Best, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which Lily hunts for secrets and Abbie flaunts the (library) law. --- Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel, and Michael Turrentine as Wes. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Eli McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
A second date A third meeting Lily shares a secret === Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp Buy Merch at www.unwellpodcast.com This episode features: Isa Ramos as Spikes, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Stephanie Murphy as Ginger, Krista D’Agostino as Hazel, Jeffrey Nils Gardner as Mason, Mark Soloff as REDACTED, and Tom Dyke as Mort. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Ryan Schile and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which we meet another residence and delve deeper into the house. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K Harris as Rudy, and Michael Turrentine as Wes.  Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Anna Rodriguez with Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which several things are lost and others are found. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Michael Turrentine as Wes, and Tara Schile as Emily.  Written by Jessica Wright Buha, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
Some things burn. Some do not. Lily makes a new friend.   Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp Buy Merch at www.unwellpodcast.com This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Mark Soloff as [REDACTED], Pat King as Chester, Symphony Sanders as Young Lily, and Hilary Williams as Joey. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Eli McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which the town celebrates and painful truths are revealed. --- Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Marsha Harman as Dot, Christopher J. Wilson as Tony, Jillian Leff as Selene, Lisa Burton as Marsha, Michael Turrentine as Wes, and Cara Ehlenfeldt, Vishnu Venugopal, Mel Ruder, Eleanor Hyde, and Philip Gaissert as festival attendees. The Stalks are Sadie Rogers, Joe Griffin, Clayton Faits, Dan Schaeffer, and David Schaeffer. Wes’s Banjo and the Curly Stem String Band songs are by Gunnar Jebsen The Third Street Warblers are Randy Palmer, Merri Palmer, Betsey Palmer, and Jeffrey Nils Gardner Written by Jessica Wright Buha, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
HartLife NFP is thrilled to bring you the very first trailer for our new flagship show- Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, coming in February 2019.  A transcript for this trailer is available here. Content warnings for this trailer can be found here. Find out more by following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/unwellpodcast, on tumblr at http://unwellpodcast.tumblr.com, or on our website at www.unwellpodcast.com. This trailer features Shariba Rivers as Lily Harper, Clint Worthington as Charlie, Krista D'Agostino as Melody, and Sebastian Orr as Jamie, with additional contributions by Ryan Schile. Michael Turrentine and Kathleen Hoil. This trailer was written by Jeffrey Gardner and Jim McDoniel, with music and recording engineering by DJ Catnip, and sound design by Jeffrey Gardner.
In which the Woods are dangerous and Wes is found. --- Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K Harris as Rudy, Mark Soloff as &4u3hf39*&, Ele Matelan as Jjfhfe7^%%^, Sebastian H. Orr as &77YDhJD&, and Michael Turrentine as Wes. Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Sarah D. Espinoza, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
In which the plot thickens and danger emerges. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. Unwell Season Two- coming January 2020. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Marsha Harman as Dot, Priya Mohanty as Dr. Alicia Laramie, Christopher J. Wilson as Tony, Jillian Leff as Selene, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Pat King as Chester, Mark Soloff as ^6fh6*7%%@, Sebastian Orr as &$^#&$#, Ele Matelan as @&*@^$&. “John the Revelator” is a traditional song, performed by Michael Turrentine, with backing vocals by Betsey Palmer and Jeffrey Nils Gardner Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
by Jim McDoniel Money worries A visit to the library A Rubicon is crossed === Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp This episode features: Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Ben Aldred as the Technician, Marsha Harman as Dot, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Krista D’Agostino as Hazel and Pat King as Chester. Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Sarah D. Espinoza, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
A special bonus interstitial episode from Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery. Nota Bene: this episode is almost entirely dialogue free. This episode is binaural- meaning if you listen with headphones, you'll be able to hear the episode in three dimensions, rather than the regular stereo. You can still listen without headphones - but you'll get a different experience if you do! Content advisories for this episode can be found here. This episode features Michael Turrentine, Mark Soloff, Jeffrey Nils Gardner, and Marsha Harman. It was composed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, with phoebetor music by Mel Ruder.  Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner
In which Abbie’s work is interrupted and the pipes (and nerves) are rattled. Content advisories for this episode can be found here. You can read a transcript for this episode here. This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, and Michael Turrentine as Wes. Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Hannah Foerschler, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.
From the audio notes of Abbie Douglas [They/them], PhD candidate in History (with a focus in urban planning) on the Fenwood Boarding House in Mt. Absalom, Ohio. A transcript of this trailer can be found here. Content advisories for this trailer can be found here. Performed by Kathleen Hoil, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, written by Jim McDoniel, with sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Unwell lead sound designer, Ryan Schile. HartLife NFP Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner.
Beware the one in the night. We're so excited to announce the launch of Season Two of Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery on January 8, 2020! If you'll be in Boston on Sunday, October 20th please join us at PodTales, a free audio fiction expo where you can meet members of the Unwell team and hear us talk about community building, audio directing, and more on a variety of panels through the day! Learn more at https://podtales.org/ If you want to hear special between-season episodes and support Unwell, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp A transcript for this trailer is available here. Content warnings for this trailer can be found here.   This trailer features Marsha Harman, Jordan Cobb, Kristen DiMercurio, Clayton Faits, Julia Schifini, Ryan Schile, and Anuja Vaidya, and was written by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, with music by Mel Ruder and sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner.
Our second trailer for the upcoming Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery- coming to your podcast feed February 2019.   Welcome to Mt. Absalom.  A Transcript of this trailer can be found here.   Content advisories for this trailer can be found here. This trailer was written by Jim McDoniel, with sound design by Hannah Foerschler, and directed by Jeffrey Gardner. The trailer features David Rheinstrom, Marsha Harman, Jeffrey Gardner, Nathaniel Ewert-Krocker, Kat Evans, Abby Doud, Krista D'Agostino, Ele Matelan, Pat King. Phoebetor by Mel Ruder. Unwell lead sound design by Ryan Schile. Unwell Executive Producers, Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner.
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Started
Jan 14th, 2019
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Mar 18th, 2020
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