We are a completely independent production, and we create our own original stories. Many of our actors perform and teach at Magnet Theater in New York City. Our stories are directed, mixed, and sound designed by Jonathan Mitchell, who has been making radio for nearly 20 years.
Our stories have been broadcast all over the world, and featured on public radio programs like This American Life, All Things Considered, Planet Money, Studio 360, and Snap Judgment.
We're a founding member of Radiotopia from PRX.
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears: short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Each story is different, and usually 10 to 20 minutes long. We take you to unexpected places using only sound. For best results, use headphones!
Praise for the Truth
- “I know of nothing else in the audio-sphere like The Truth — and nothing smarter, more entertaining, consistently surprising or beautifully produced, either.”
Kurt Andersen, novelist and host of Studio 360
- “What makes Jonathan Mitchell’s audio-fiction program so captivating is how incredibly well-executed it is, and how unquestionably modern it feels.”
Patrick Caldwell, The Daily Dot
- “With his crazy amalgam of skills, Jonathan Mitchell is one of the few producers capable of creating the next revolution in audio storytelling.”
Jad Abumrad, host and producer of Radiolab
- "The stories from The Truth have made me laugh and cry, they’ve left me speechless, and they’ve pushed me to contemplate the meaning of life. What creator Jonathan Mitchell and his team are able to do with audio is nothing short of extraordinary.”
Patricia Thang, Book Riot
- “Radio drama done right”
Roman Mars, host and producer of 99% Invisible
- “Alchemical magic”
Pete Naughton, The Telegraph
- “I’ve been bingeing on The Truth podcast. REALLY well done. Highly recommended.”
Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3
Who We Are
JONATHAN MITCHELL (writer, director, producer) has contributed a wide range of work— documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages, and original music— to all sorts of programs: RadioLab, Studio 360, This American Life, Hearing Voices, Fair Game, The Next Big Thing, and PBS’s Nova, to name a few. His work has won many awards, including the Peabody, Third Coast Festival, The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, and the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio. He studied music composition at University of Illinois and Mills College.
KERRY KATSIN (associate producer) came to NYC from Virginia by way of Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. At BTF she was an Artist-in-Residence, teaching acting and playwriting in local elementary schools. Since moving to New York, she has worked as a performer, director, and stage manager with companies such as The New York Shakespeare Exchange, Vineyard Arts Project, and Lincoln Center, and trained in improv comedy at Gotham City Improv and Magnet Theater. Kerry is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the Blowout Theatre Company.
CHRIS KIPINIAK (writer) ChrisKipiniak is a writer and actor. He co-created the comic Behemoth from MonkeyBrain Comics, and has written multiple titles for Marvel Comics including Nightcrawler, Amazing Fantasy and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man. He wrote the plays Save The World, Iiiinsaaaaaaaane!, Change the Be, and Stalled, (and many no one's produced); and the short films, Love Life and Trying. Chris is also an audiobook narrator with over 50 titles on Audible.com. As an actor he's appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses and Macbeth; off-broadway in The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, Nora, and Kit Marlowe; regionally and internationally in a bunch of plays; on TV in Mr. Robot, Delocated, The Good Wife, The Black Donnellys; the films Love Life and Deal Travis In; the web series Real Actors Read . . .; and in a Polish commercial with Kevin Spacey. Follow him (Chris, not Kevin ...) on twitter at @ckipiniak.
LOUIS KORNFELD (writer, performer) is a teacher and ensemble member at NYC's Magnet Theater. He can be seen regularly performing there with house improv team The Boss as part of Thursday Night Out, as well as Theory of Everything and MegaLou. Louis has appeared in countless other shows at Magnet and elsewhere, including The Armando Diaz Experience, Tiny Spectacular, and a stint touring with The Second City onboard the NCL Gem. He still hopes you're enjoying your cruise.
DIANA McCORRY (writer, performer) is a Brooklyn-based writer and producer. She graduated from The New School University in 2014 and now produces independent content with Dogfish Pictures and Greyshack Films. She has written several screenplays, the most recent of which, The Man Who Invented Mars, was a finalist in the 2015 Sundance Screenwriters Lab competition.
JOSH PERILO (writer) After attending North Carolina School of the Arts, Josh Perilo moved to New York and was almost immediately cast in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Corpus Christi, directed by Tony award-winner Joe Mantello. He then turned to writing and performing alternative comedy at the UCB Theater, which has included several long runs in the award-winning sketch group Mr. A$$, Talk Show with Jake Fogelnest, Sketch Show, and a one-person show, Most Likely to Sleep With His Briefcase, amongst others. He has also appeared on Late Nite with Conan O'Brien and Chappelle Show.
SARAH ROSE SISKIND (writer) Sarah is a comedy writer who hails from Oakland, California and resides in Brooklyn. She writes for the show StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson on National Geographic and Netflix. When she's not trying to make fart jokes about the cosmos, she's the eponymous writer for the Upright Citizen Brigade’s Maude team "Pretty Boys.” Previously, she served as Head Writer and Senior Correspondent for On Harvard Time, the world's oldest college comedy news show and Humor Editor for the Harvard Political Review. She worked in LA for Sleepy Hollow on Fox but moved East when she realized she hates sunshine and health. She once performed a birdcall on the David Letterman show but she doesn’t like to talk about it. No, she is not naked in her profile picture. And yes, it is her prom picture.