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32 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 09: The World
35 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 08: Melanie Tells Her Mom
This is the episode where Melanie has to tell her mother. She is terrified.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 07: AKA Episode 6 1/2 [Indecisive Artist]
It worked. Now Melanie has a secret. Only one person knows it. That one person... is Sharon Mashihi.
22 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 06: Ace of Hearts
Melanie begins the process of acquiring sperm and getting pregnant.
31 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Episode 05: Good Eggs
While Melanie is preparing physically and spiritually to get pregnant, she receives news that yet again makes her spiral into uncertainty.
38 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 04: Last Ditch Effort
Melanie asks: Is it still worth trying to make it work with men?
26 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 03: Vida
This episode belongs to Vida, Melanie’s mom. We twist and turn through the caverns of her past and present to understand what it feels like, as Vida puts it, "to live with your heart outside your body."
33 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Episode 02: A Person Who Has Never Even Been Married Fantasizes Incessantly About Divorce
Melanie is at her brother’s wedding and feeling out of place. She is unsure about long term relationships, so she takes us inside the intimate details of her parents’ marriage to find out why.
37 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 01: Voices
In this episode, we meet Melanie, her family—who appear as voices in her head—and her ill-fated lover as they discuss potentially having a baby, and her first pregnancy 9 years ago. [This episode contains scenes that deal with difficult topics, including abortion, and may be distressing for some listeners.]
15 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Part A of the prologue is a note from Sharon about why this podcast is labeled "fiction". Part B is a history of the town of Great Neck, as told by Faribah, the neighbor across the street. As Faribah always likes to say, "In this neighborhood, the windows are very important. What can you see when you look out of them, and what can everybody else see when they look in?"
3 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
An audio mindtrip about an Iranian American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants to have.
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