Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery

By HartLife NFP

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 Nov 14, 2020
A perfect binge listen.


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 Feb 19, 2020
This show is delightfully mind-boggling. I am always thinking about the last episode, waiting for the next one, and trying to make sense of it all.

Description

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP.

Releases every other week during season.

Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.


Episode Date
3.05 - Hark
00:23:32

by Jessica Best


Merry Christmas.

What day is it?

Merry Christmas

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This episode features: Marsha Harman as Dot, Symphony Sanders as Young Lily, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Bilal Dardai as Sheriff Joshi

Written by Jessica Best, sound design by Ryan Schile, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer TH Ponders, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Apr 14, 2021
3.04 - The Imminent Frost
00:28:31

by Bilal Dardai


Meteorological differences.

Layers within Layers.

Who does this place belong to?

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This episode features: Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel, Pat King as Chester, and Kim Fukawa as Joanne.

Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Sarah D. Espinoza, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, theme music composed by Stephen Poon, Delphic hymn composed by John Szymanski and performed by Betsey Palmer, John Szymanski, Jeffrey Nils Gardner, Michael Turrentine, Mel Ruder and Sydney Penny, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer TH Ponders, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Mar 31, 2021
3.03 - Chapel Hill
00:18:52

by Jim McDoniel


Back in.

Of course it would be you.

How could it be you?

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This episode features: Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Anuja Vaidya as Norah Tendulkar, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, and Amelia Bethel as Marisol.

Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Alexander Danner, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer TH Ponders, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Mar 17, 2021
3.02 - Talking to Ghosts
00:28:11

by Jessica Best


Now.

Work to do.

How do you know you're alive?

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Anuja Vaidya as Norah Tendulkar, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Abby Doud as Mason, Kat Evans as Stacy, and Michael Turrentine as Wes.

Written by Jessica Best, with post-episode scene by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer TH Ponders, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Mar 03, 2021
3.01 - Theodore
00:21:05

by Jim McDoniel


The Past.

What do you want?

I just want to help.

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This episode features: Michael Turrentine as Theodore Wesley, Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Regina Renee Russell as Evelyn Wesley, David S Dear as Thomas Wesley, Dallis Seeker as Grant Fenwood, Corrbette Pasko as Mrs. Epstien, David Rheinstrom as Colin Fenwood, Tanja Milojevic as Mrs. Stanley and Suzie, and Jeffrey Nils Gardner as Mr. Carpenter.

Written by Jim McDoniel, sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, directed by Mikael Burke, music composed by Stephen Poon, recording engineer Mel Ruder, associate producer TH Ponders, Theme performed by Stephen Poon, Lauren Kelly, Gunnar Jebsen, Travis Elfers, Mel Ruder, and Betsey Palmer, Unwell lead sound designer Eli Hamada McIlveen, Executive Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Feb 17, 2021
Feed Drop: Family Ghosts
00:33:10

As we continue to prepare for Season Three of Unwell, launching on February 17, we wanted to share another show we thought you might enjoy: Family Ghosts.

Learn more and subscribe to Family Ghosts here: https://familyghostspodcast.com/

Family Ghosts is a (mostly) nonfiction show where real people investigate the truth behind stories that have haunted their families for generations. These aren't ghosts like we see in Mt Absalom- mostly- - rather, they're apocryphal stories that have been repeated over and over for decades - grandmothers who turned out to be jewel smugglers, uncles who vanished without a trace, aunts who stole corpses and hid them in undisclosed locations, parents who started cults, and much, much more. In each episode of the show, someone who feels like they might understand themselves better if they could get to the bottom of one of these mysteries tries to do exactly that, in collaboration with host Sam Dingman. I think you can see why we're so excited to share an episode of Family Ghosts here on the feed- it sounds like Lily could have been part of her own episode of the show.

Family Ghosts has just launched their fourth season with a three-episode miniseries about a woman named Kate whose father mysteriously disappeared in the middle of the night in September 1987. From the industrial truck farms of East Baltimore to the newsrooms of New York City to Mount St. Helens, Kate's story has all the twists and turns of a Mt Absalom legend, but the real journey is Kate's own attempt to understand not just what she wants to know, but why she feels like she can't rest until she knows it. If you like the episode you hear today, you can hear all three parts in the Family Ghosts feed. Give it a listen, and go subscribe today!


Feb 11, 2021
Season Three Trailer: Missing
00:01:50

Unwell will return: February 17, 2021

Mom?

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Featuring: Ansel Burch, Kathleen Hoil, Marsha Harman, Pat King, Joshua K. Harris, Michael Turrentine and Shariba Rivers.

Written by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, with Jim McDoniel, with sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Executive producer Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. By HartLife NFP

Feb 03, 2021
Season Three Trailer: Your Neighbor
00:01:04

Unwell will return: February 17, 2021

Join us.

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Featuring: Mel Ruder, Pat King, Joshua K. Harris, and Kristen DeMercurio.

Written by Bilal Dardai, with sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Executive producer Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. By HartLife NFP

Jan 27, 2021
Patreon Special: The Battle of Tinley's Creek
00:09:16

We're excited to share this special episode originally released on the Unwell Patreon- if you'd like to hear more specials like this, join us at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp!

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Thank you so much for listening, spreading the word, and helping us financially when you can.

This episode features Krista D'Agostino as Hazel, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Marsha Harman as Dot, Linsey Falls as Jacob Tinley, and Pat King as Chauncy Warren.

Written by Jim McDoniel, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner, with recording engineering by Mel Ruder. Sound Design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Produced by Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. With field recordings from Lapland Collection- "Only in Lapland."

Jan 26, 2021
Unwell Season Three Trailer: Below
00:02:07

Unwell will return: February 17, 2021

Find him.

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Featuring: Shariba Rivers, Ele Matelan, Hilary Williams, Abby Doud, Pat King, Anuja Vaidya, Kat Hoil, and Michael Turrentine .

With sound design by Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Executive producer Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Nils Gardner.  By HartLife NFP

Oct 14, 2020
2.12 - The Broken Moat
00:26:25

by Jessica Wright Buha


An invitation//a request//a plea

Thanksgiving is just the one day

This is my house.

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Unwell will return with Season Three in 2021. 

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, LaQuin Groves as Dale, and Mark Soloff as [REDACTED].

Written by Jessica Wright Buha, 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 Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Aug 05, 2020
2.11 - The Gang Goes In
00:22:47

by Jessica Wright Buha


Sleepy afternoon cuddles

Above the roof, under the floor

The worst possible moment.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Amelia Bethel as Marisol, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Anuja Vaidya as Norah Tendulkar, Symphony Sanders as Young Lily, and Hilary Williams as Joey, and Michael Turrentine as Wes.

Written by Jessica Wright Buha, 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 Nils Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

Jul 22, 2020
2.10 - Solid Citizens
00:32:20

by Bilal Dardai


Find entertainment where you can

Public revelations

We always knew it would come to this.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, José Angel Donado as Mayor Lopez, Pat King as Chester, Clint Worthington as Russel Epstien, Corbette Pasko as Maureen De Souza, and Catherine Dvorak as Bonnie Buckley.

Written by Bilal Dardai, sound design by Sarah D. Espinioza, 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.

Jul 08, 2020
2.09 - Crop Shy
00:23:18

by Jessica Wright Buha

The trouble with doors is

Lies on lies on lies.

I am (not) afraid.

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This episode features: Anjua Vaidya as Norah, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Pat King as Chester, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel.

Written by Jessica Wright Buha, 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.

Jun 24, 2020
Podcast Blackout
00:04:31

Content warnings: police violence, racial violence, victims of hate crimes, white supremacy, and police violence.

Read by: Shariba Rivers, Pat King, Alexander Danner, Ryan Schile, Bilal Dardai, Duo Yang, Eli McIlveen, Amelia Bethel, Joshua K. Harris, Michael Turrentine, Kathleen Hoil, Marsha Harman, Ele Matelan, Jeffrey Nils Gardner, and Eleanor Hyde.

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Today is Wednesday, June 10, 2020. There will not be a new episode of Unwell today. Following the example and the words of Black Lives Matter Chicago, we call for an end to the state violence against and criminalization of Black communities through police forces, an unjust legal system, and federal, state, and local political organizations.  As the artists of HartLife NFP, we call on our fellow art makers in positions of institutional power and privilege to take concrete actions to make your institutions and artistic work explicitly and actively anti-racist.   We affirm our commitment to do the same here. We will interrogate ourselves when we have fallen short of this goal and recommit to do better every time.  The United States is a country founded on land stolen from indigenous peoples, built with the stolen labor and lives of enslaved Black people. We call especially on White listeners to reckon with this fact, today and every day.    The following list is both incomplete and horrifyingly long. These people were victims of hate crimes, police officers and of an unjust, white supremacist system. We say their names and we remember their lives. 

Tamir Rice Samuel Dubose Walter Scott Jordan Davis Tony McDade Dion Johnson Dante Parker Michelle Cusseax Laquan McDonald Richard Perkins Nathaniel Harris Pickett Benni Lee Tignor Miguel Espinal Michael Noel Kevin Mathews Bettie Jones Quintonio Legrier Keith Childress Jr Janet Wilson Randy Nelson Antronie Scott George Mann John Crawford III Ezell Ford Aaron Bailey Ronell Foster Stephon Clark Antwon Rose II Tanisha Anderson Alton Sterling Philando Castile Botham Jean Pamela Turner Akai Gurley Rumain Brisbon Trayvon Martin Jerame Reid Mathew Ajibade Frank Smart Alexia Christian Brendon Glenn Victor Manuel Larosa Jonathan Sanders Freddie Blue Joseph Mann Salvado Ellswood Albert Joseph Davis Darrius Steward Billy Ray Davis Michael Sabbie Brian Keith Day Christian Taylor Troy Robinson Natahsa McKenna Tony Robinson Anthony Hill Mya Hall Phillip White Eric Harris Walter Scott William Chapman II Asshams Pharoah Manley Felix Kumi Keith Harrison McLeod Junior Prosper LaMontez Jones Patterson Brown Dominic Hutchinson Anthony Ashford Alonzo Smith Tyree Crawford India Kager La’Vante Biggs Michael Lee Marshall Jamar Clark Wendell Celestine David Joseph Calin Roquemore Dyzhawn Perkins Christopher Davis Marco Loud Peter Gaines Torrey Robinson Darius Robinson Kevin Hicks Mary Truxillo Demarcus Semer Willie Tillman Terrill Thomas Sylville Smith Michael Brown Eric Garner Sandra Bland Fredie Gray Terrence Crutcher Paul O’Neal Alteria Woods Jordan Edwards Dominique Clayton Christopher Whitfield Christopher McCorvey Eric Reason Michael Lorenzo Dean Breonna Taylor Atatiana Jefferson Ahmaud Arbery Doug Lewis George Floyd Manuel Ellis Maurice Gordon

Black Lives Matter.

Jun 10, 2020
2.08 - The Lens
00:29:14

by Bilal Dardai


An accident

An experiment

We all have stories like this.

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This episode features: Anjua Vaidya as Norah, Joshua K. Harris as Rudy, Pat King as Chester, Krista D'Agostino as Hazel.

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.

May 27, 2020
2.07 - The Night Shift
00:32:57

by Jessica Best


Nasty meat eaters

The music is wrong

An old new friend

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This episode features: Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Ele Matelan as [REDACTED], Sebastian H. Orr as [REDACTED], Matt Young as Tim, and Tom Dyke as a Creepy Patron.

Written by Jessica Best, sound design by 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, Radio music by Komiku and 80 Foots, Unwell lead sound designer Ryan Schile, Executives Producers Eleanor Hyde and Jeffrey Gardner, by HartLife NFP.

May 13, 2020
2.06 - The Graveyard Shuffle
00:28:53

by Jessica Best


Halloween made manifest

Everyone’s invited

The boundaries are breached

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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 Christian and Jeffrey Nils Gardner. Mixed and mastered by Gunnar Jebsen

Mar 18, 2020
2.05- Collaboration
00:20:14

by Jim McDoniel


Money worries

A visit to the library

A Rubicon is crossed

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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.

Mar 04, 2020
2.04- Family Tree
00:23:51

by Jessica Best


Family stories

A morning constitutional

A break in

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Feb 19, 2020
2.03 - Hay Ride
00:20:40

Written by Jim McDoniel


A second date

A third meeting

Lily shares a secret

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, 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.

Feb 05, 2020
2.02 - Another Form of Algebra
00:27:15

Written by Bilal Dardai


Everything echoes

If you know how to listen

Rudy learns some history

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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.

Jan 22, 2020
2.01 - The Burning Woods
00:19:36

By Jim McDoniel


Some things burn.

Some do not.

Lily makes a new friend. 

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Jan 08, 2020
There were birds in those days
00:06:22

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

Nov 20, 2019
Season Two Trailer: the Stories We Tell
00:02:24

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.

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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.

Oct 02, 2019
1.12- Lost in the Woods
00:23:41

In which the plot thickens and danger emerges.


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Unwell Season Two- coming January 2020.


This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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 [REDACTED], Sebastian Orr as [REDACTED], Ele Matelan as [REDACTED].

“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.

Aug 07, 2019
1.11- The Celery Festival
00:32:36

In which the town celebrates and painful truths are revealed.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Jul 24, 2019
1.10- The Devil's in the Details
00:18:58

In which Abbie’s work is interrupted and the pipes (and nerves) are rattled.


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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Jul 10, 2019
1.09- Designs and Designations
00:28:45

In which we explore Mt. Absalom and visit some dangerous places.


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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Jun 26, 2019
1.08 - Pack Animals
00:22:16

In which the Woods are dangerous and Wes is found.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Joshua K Harris as Rudy, Mark Soloff as [REDACTED], Ele Matelan as [REDACTED], Sebastian H. Orr as [REDACTED], 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.

Jun 12, 2019
1.07- Research Project
00:18:01

In which Lily hunts for secrets and Abbie flaunts the (library) law.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

May 29, 2019
1.06- Storm
00:27:38

In which we meet another resident and delve deeper into the house.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Apr 03, 2019
1.05- Voyager
00:27:05

In which new avenues are explored and old stories are rediscovered.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Mar 20, 2019
1.04- Rifled
00:27:20

In which several things are lost and others are found.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Mar 06, 2019
1.03- The Pageant
00:27:40

In which some history is learned.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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.

Feb 22, 2019
1.02-The Diner
00:24:43

In which food becomes an issue.

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, LaQuin Groves as Dale, Michael Turrentine as Wes, Kathleen Hoil as Abbie, Sebastian Orr as [REDACTED], Ele Matelan as [REDACTED].

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.

Feb 21, 2019
1.01- Homecoming
00:19:32

Lily Harper comes “home.”

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This episode features: Clarisa Cherie Rios 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 [REDACTED], Ele Matelan as [REDACTED]. 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.

Feb 20, 2019
Notes on the Fenwood House
00:05:42

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.

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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.

Feb 03, 2019
Welcome to Mt. Absalom
00:02:08

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

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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.

Jan 19, 2019
The Voicemail
00:02:50

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.

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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.

Jan 14, 2019