Survival

Sometimes you have to keep your head down to stay alive.

This is a show about playing the cello in the darkest hour, and returning to the site of the fire, and keeping your head down to stay alive. This is a show about what happens when the sun goes down, and when you get lost in the mall, and when you pick up the phone because you have nowhere left to turn.

This is a show about the terrible and the beautiful. This is a show about survival.

Producers: Jett Hayward, Bella Lazzareschi, Elisabeth Dee, Stephanie Niu, Cathy Wong, Dylan Cunningham, Hannah Nguyen, Jackson Roach, Melina Walling, Alec Glassford, Christy Hartman, Jake Warga, Sam Greenspan, and Jonah Willinghanz.

Release date: 25 April 2018


Story 1: Santa Rosa

After the Santa Rosa fires, Bella revisits her childhood home.

Producer: Bella Lazzareschi

Music: As Fast As You Can Happen, junior85

Story 2: The Brink

What is it like to be LGBTQ+ in a Mormon community?

Producer: Elisabeth Dee

Featuring: Kimberly Anderson, Dean Stonehocker

Music: Ambient Pad by Karma-Ron, Melancholic Haze by FoolBoyMedia, I’m Trying To Be Like Jesus by Emily Brown, Love One Another by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Dark Water by Podington Bear, Fathomless – Ambient by Podington Bear, Calm Synthesizer, B by InspectorJ

Story 3: The Blue Time

A psychologist searches for the secret to survival in a town where the sun doesn’t rise for 50 days.

Producers: Stephanie Niu, Jett Hayward

Featuring: Kari Liebowitz and Jonas Björklund

Music: Sombra by Zé Trigueiros, Soft Euphoria by Lee Rosevere, Playmate by Podington Bear, Everybody Wants Gold and a Mermaid by Tony Higgins, Cylinder Three by Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Nine by Chris Zabriskie, gaël by johnny_ripper

Story 4: The Misinformation Effect

Chris Coan remembers being lost in the mall, but we all have our stories.

Producer(s): Dylan Cunningham, Jett Hayward, Cathy Wong

Featuring: Dr. James Coan, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Chris Coan

Music: bj.b (re:construction)_ remix by ono by -ono-, An opener by Bitbasic, Stealth Elk by Bitbasic, Pattern 4 (Version 10) by Cyan341, Datalinks (Line remix) by Posthuman, c by Gallery Six, m by Gallery Six, k by Gallery Six, Upward by junior85, Action Discovery by Komiku, may by SHOMOMOSE

Archival Sound: Rewriting History, Out in the Open, CBC Radio; Archival interview with Chris Coan provided by Jim Coan

Story 5: The Jane Collective

In an era when abortion was illegal, a group of women took matters into their own hands.

Producer: Hannah Nguyen

Featuring: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, Martha Scott, Judith Arcana

Music: Universe in the Bath by Letmeknowyouanatole, Illumination I by Letmeknowyouanatole, Choose Another Way by Letmeknowyouanatole, Weightlessness by Daniel Birch, Absolutely Sweet Marie by Bob Dylan

Archival Sound: Roe v. Wade, Oyez, 1973 CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1/22/73), CBS, Third Presidential Debate Highlights | Trump, Clinton on Abortion, ABC News, Speaker Ryan’s Remarks at the March for Life, Speaker Paul Ryan, House’s 20-week abortion ban heads to the Senate, Fox News

SURVIVAL BONUS: Archival Tape Compilation

The Survival episode contains a collection of found archival sounds. These pieces of tape, on the theme of survival, have themselves survived the passage of time. Preserved fragments of another time, they remind us that human beings have always been survivors. This is a standalone collection of those fragments of tape.