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The Heart

Summary: The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

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  • Artist: Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia & Kaitlin Prest
  • Copyright: Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.


 The Hurricane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:10

A Series: One Day’s Love. The mayfly sneaks in through an open window, lives her little mayfly life to the fullest, perhaps even finding her true mayfly love. Then, before she knows it, death has overtaken her. She lies limply in the windowsill.

 Lili | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:44

And I cannot deny, strange though it may sound, that I enjoyed myself in this disguise.

 Beauty Is Pain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:15

Pumping is getting injected with black market silicone. All the girls were doing it and they looked good. Rajee Rajindra went to get pumped. It changed her life forever.

 And 27 Other Firsts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

Short and Sweet. The story of Whitney Jones’ first love.

 First | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:09

The first time is a threshold. On one side is the world as you know it, and on the other side is the unknown.

 Welcome to the Heart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:37

A radio show is born.  Again. We all go through phases and have an identity crisis or three. Audio Smut started as an hour long broadcast radio show at CKUT in Montreal, and has transformed into a delicately crafted podcast now part of PRX’s Radiotopia network. We cordially welcome you to The Heart.

 Mouthwash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:11

An Interlude. This is an interview about necking (or lack thereof). A kiss over time: at the beginning, in the middle, at the end. If you don’t like how somebody kisses, can you grow into it? Samara’s Grandma tells us her story. This episode is part of our kissing series. If you want to hear … Continue reading Mouthwash →

 Last | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:04

Episode Twelve. Kaitlin and Kyle. They met at a kissing booth. On their first date they went on a recording adventure (for one of the early Audio Smut documentaries about the Drag Queens). They became obsessed with each other. They ended up making audio recordings of a lot of almost everything that happened between them. … Continue reading Last →

 Movies In Your Head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:54

Episode Eleven. Audio Smut presents: a radio play. This episode was a documentary experiment, produced in collaboration with composer Shani Aviram. We set out asking questions about how perception is altered in early romantic relationships. How does your sense of reality fail you when you’re falling in love? After months of research and 17 interviews, … Continue reading Movies In Your Head →

 My Natural Pocket | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:42

A Quickie. Behold the almighty power of the V. Vaginas can hold the largest and smallest of objects with barely the slightest uncomfort. So it just makes sense to stash your weed in there. Star reporter, Ruth Eddy tells us how she came to use her natural pocket.

 Coming Of Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:39

Episode Ten. This episode is about growing up, becoming an adult, entering a stage of independence: shaving cream, tampons, driving, voting, doing your own dishes, doing your own taxes and sex. This episode will take you on a path of rituals, formal or otherwise.

 Love Letters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:27

Episode Nine. The written word: a way to fuel a romance, a way to capture someone’s attention, a way to break up. We read people’s most private letters, and tell the story of the relationships that were made and broken by them.

 To Nora | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:56

A Quickie. In 1909, James Joyce wrote his wife, Nora Barnacle, a series of very sexy letters. While her side of the correspondence has been lost, we still have Joyce’s letters–and they’re really good. In this quickie, we’re reading you one of our favorites.

 Fu*k Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:07

Episode Eight (Welcome to Season Two) FU*K LOVE. Family. Responsibility. Survival. Economic Stability. These were once much more important to things to build your life on. This episode looks at the ideal of true love, how it came to be and what exists outside of it.

 A Valentine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:33

A Quickie: Do you believe in true love? Does it really exist, or is it just a mythology made up by Hollywood? How would you define true love? Jonathan Goldstein shares his thoughts on this Valentine’s Day special.


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