On this page you'll find a list of all of our projects, classified by type, starting with our most recent.
The Strand Series
Ornithophobia. By Megan Whitman. There was something about the flamingo area at San Diego's Marine Land that attracted four year-old Megan. Maybe it was the color: pink, her favorite. Or maybe it was the sheer beauty of the birds. Whatever the reason, she and her father ventured over for a closer look. What happened next changed her life
God's sanctuary. By Harold Lerner. 1943, the Pacific. Aboard a troop ship bound for New Guinea, under threat of enemy fire, a young private is tasked with an awesome responsibility. His actions that evening will effect hundreds of his shipmates, and alter the course of his life inexorably.
Double whammy. By Melissa Menta. One afternoon in August 2012, one of Melissa's worst nightmares came true when she suffered a sudden brain aneurysm. What followed was a period of slow, occasionally agonizing recovery. Then, just as she was bouncing back, the really bad thing happened.
Strummer and me. By Kari O. Spending the summer in California while her mother convalesces from a grave illness, a 12 year-old finds herself suddenly alone at a rock concert outside of L.A. The man she meets at that event, and the brief time they spends together, changes her life.
I'll be here for the rest of the week (try the steak). By Abhishek Shah. Having moved to the U.S. from India, a young man decides it's time to try beef. Only problem: he's Jain, a religion in which it is expressly forbidden to eat meat. And now he must tell the one person who will disapprove more than anyone.
What Was Left Behind. By Lisa Lerner. Arriving at her family's storage space in Syracuse, NY, a Brooklyn-based writer and mom is surprised to find far more than she expected. And now she -- along her four year-old daughter -- has to figure out what to do with it.
The best worst day ever. By Bradley Teal Ellis. An unfortunate car accident on the way to a Radiohead concert at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia sets the scene for a life-changing encounter at a Waffle House outside of Athens.
The through line. By Scott Mulhern. Stumbling through the late Sixties perpetually soused, one promising actor finds comfort, then spiritual solace, after a series of stunning coincidences alter his life forever.
Blue collar babysitter. By Jim Perakis. A portrait of Mike Butler: tannery worker, hard drinker, avid gambler, and, in the eyes of three young boys growing up in suburban Massachusetts in the 1950s, the greatest babysitter ever.
Seating Mr. Pacino. By John Morogiello. It's only his second week on the job as house manager at a major American regional theater, and a cinematic icon is paying a visit. That's when the embarrassing situation occurs, one which the house manager must clean up -- quickly, quietly, and literally -- putting every one of his newfound skills to the test.
Meal ticket. By Wayne Peter Liebman. When a young doctor questioning his choice of profession has a chance encounter with cinema icon Marlon Brando, the ensuing conversation proves surprisingly profound -- not just for the doctor, but for Brando himself.
Party out of bounds. By Anonymous. On the mend from a traumatic breakup, a downtown loft-dweller throws the party of the century, cranks the volume to eleven, and -- miraculously -- gets away with it. And then the phone rings.
Damsel, distressed. By Annie Lalla. A painting mishap tests the limits of one young writer’s sanity when, newly-relocated to NYC, she becomes locked in her bathroom, with a tiny, 1′ x 1′ window her only means of communication with the outside world.
Nuts. By Samuel D. Hunter. A high school student learns he’s vulnerable to more than just prejudice in his small Idaho town when he consumes a spread to which, he finds, he is fatally allergic.
Fly in the ointment. By David M. White. A group of disillusioned college kids crash a fancy gala party at the local museum by faking French accents, only to discover, in spectacular fashion, that their success has a darker side.
Camp Voices. Many of us have indelible memories of summer camp. For the campers at JCC Manhattan's Day Camp @ Pearl River, those memories consist of everything from swimming to cooking to lanyard-making. Friends are made, parents visit, counselors provide guidance, Gaga tournaments are won and lost. Through it all, an unforgettable experience is forged. These five short podcasts present the voices of eight campers, discussing the impact that one camp has had on their young lives.
Sticking the Wicket. Gabriel Vaughan and Piper Goodeve have set upon a singular mission: to revive the sport of croquet in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, where it once thrived. Their Brooklyn Croquet and Hunt* Club, now in its second year, intends to draw players from every side of the park, which is to say, from all walks of life. (*Hunting postponed until further notice)
From stoop to store: a Brooklyn success tale. There's a lot at stake for new food startups, but in Brooklyn, NY, the climate has become unmistakably hospitable. After baking treats for a friendly brunch, then selling some on her stoop, one entrepreneur takes her homemade dessert item to the next level. The results are beyond anything she expected.
The Bittersweetness of God's Love. Three 3-minute bites of the New York City nonprofit God's Love We Deliver, from the perspective of a baker, a dietician, a client, and the CEO.
Neighbors. "All Grown Up Blues" is a portrait of a mother and daughter, born forty years apart. Astri Kingstone and Maya Kingstone-Frei live two floors below me in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY. "Loving Charcoal" is a portrait of a woman who lives one floor below me, and her hamster.
Railfans. Since October 1962, a small group of dedicated rail enthusiasts have been sending each other letters, photos, and reports about their common passion. Over time, what began as a means of sharing information has become the lifeline for a lifetime friendship.
Pride of the Lady Cubs. With his comedy career stalled out, 30 year-old Scott Schultz enrolls as a Freshman at down-and-out L.A. City College. After Scott is named Sports Editor of the school paper by default, the college's legendary basketball coach, Mike Miller, enlists his aid in assembling LACC's first women's basketball team -- an experience that changes Scott's life.
Beyond the Rope. In November 2008, while in Afghanistan writing a book on the region, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Rohde was abducted by Taliban gunmen. At the time, he had been married only two months, to Cosmopolitan photography director Kristen Mulvihill.
Rip this band off. What's an unknown band to do after pouring blood, sweat, tears, and its own money into making the most awesome record ever? The answer: give it all away. Outraged, one dedicated follower takes it upon himself to spread the word, one fan at a time.
Dad to dad. In Fall 2009 as my wife entered the late stage of her pregnancy I asked several friends who are recent or long-time dads for advice on becoming a father myself. I interviewed all six over the phone, requesting two pieces of advice, one for first time dads in general and one for me specifically. I'd worked out a precise timeline for transcription, editing, and pubiication of the piece. But things didn't happen according to schedule.
The Bakers of Butter Lane. Is there such thing as a recession-proof product in a downward-sliding economy? Three vets of the corporate world are banking on the cupcake as today's luxury item of choice, and that the secret to building a better cupcake lies somewhere between traditional Southern baking and the stylish sophistication all New Yorkers secretly crave.
Reflections on a Summer Place. A sound-infused portrait of life on a small island on Lake Champlain, where ten exhausted city-dwellers convene for a week, seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.
How are you who you are. The Nadeaus were, to most eyes, an ideal family – enlightened, brilliant, prosperous. But then things turned upside down. In a remarkable series of events, Doug and Lynn Nadeau were forced to re-define their identities and affirm the foundation of their love.
Crass reunion. What if they threw a reunion and no one showed up? Five friends share perspectives on change in the midst of a 15-year college class reunion that, through a series of bizarre events, hews far closer to their college experience than they ever imagined.