By Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson
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Serendipity is radio drama for the 21st century. Presented by your hosts Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson who have their own story to tell. Serendipity is the podcast of The Sarah Awards, celebrating and rewarding the best audio fiction from around the world. Join the revolution at thesarahawards.com.
||CleanHomecoming & The Man in the Barn||In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the winners of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We start off with our second place winner, The Truth's "Man in the Barn" by Jonathan MItchell and Louis Kornfield. Then we'll hear our first place winn...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWait, Wait, Don't Tell Me & Randy's Mema Died||In this episode of Serendipity, we feature the Honorable Mention and Third Place Winner of the 2017 Sarah Awards. We present the audio musical "Wait, Wait, Don't Kill Me" by Dave Holstein and Alan Schmuckler of Wondery's Secrets, Cr...||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Occurrence at B.E. Investments & Black and Blue||In this episode of Serendipity, we feature two of the winners of the 2017 Sarah Awards. This episode features Best New Artist “An Occurrence at B.E. Investments” by Andrew Wardlaw and a segment from The Sarah’s Sarah Award winner “Black & Blue||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outer Reach||In this episode of Serendipity, we feature a series called "The Outer Reach" by Nick White. Check out "The Outer Reach" at theouterreach.com and listen on Howl. Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative ...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVery, Very, Short, Short, Short Stories (Part 2)||In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Hey Mark" by Benjamin Frisch, "Louie Was Murdered" by Ramon Taylor, "The Return of Bambi" by ...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVery, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)||In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, ...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanField Guide||In this episode of Serendipity, our friend Arthur almost eats our SD card. We also feature the piece "Field Guide" written and produced by Rikke Houd. The story was originally broadcast on the BBC podcast Short Cuts which is a Falling Tree Pr...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStatus||In this episode of Serendipity, Martin reveals some surprising Swedish news about G-punkten and James Urbaniak asks you to unfriend him. Featuring the piece "Status" written by Brie Williams and performed by James Urbaniak. The story was orig...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBannerman Quartet||In this episode of Serendipity, we talk across the ocean with Chris Brookes about his piece "The Bannerman Quartet." The story takes place in Bannerman Park on the remote coast of Newfoundland, Canada. We follow the stories of four characters...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenneth and Miriam||In this episode of Serendipity, Ann and Martin ring in the new season with the piece "Kenneth and Miriam." The story was written and produced by David Weinberg. David also has a podcast called Random Tape. Serendipity is the monthly podcast o...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Do You Mean?||In this episode of Serendipity, Ann and Martin bury their relationship and robots teach us about the arc of love. Our featured piece this month was "What Do You Mean?" It was written by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime and includes par...||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlmost Flamboyant||In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features The Sarah Awards 1st place winner "Almost Flamboyant" by written by Rijn Collins and Lea Red...||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Help Me Find My Mom?||In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features The Sarah Awards 2nd place winner "Can You Help Me Find My Mom" by Jonathan Mitchell of The ...||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Time is Up||In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features an abridged version of The Sarah Awards 3rd place winner "Our Time is Up" by Erin Anderson. ...||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuadraturin||In this episode of Serendipity, we celebrate the winners of the 2016 Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Awards. This episode features the Best New Artist Winners Jon Earle and Emma Wiseman for their story "Quadraturin." Serend...||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesigner Heartbeats||In this episode of Serendipity, love advice for Alan and hearts get manipulated. Featuring the audio fiction piece "Designer Heartbeats" by Chris Abrams, Sherre Delys and Rick Moody. Special thanks to Tom Dusenbery, Yahdon Israel and Ann Piba...||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrangers in a Small Cafe||In this episode of Serendipity, people watch each other watching them. Featuring the story "Strangers in a Small Cafe" by Sharon Mashihi and Kaitlin Prest. Special thanks to Julia Barton, Brian Dolphin and Sarah Montague. Serendipity is the m...||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemember the Baby||In this episode of Serendipity, tragedy strikes a babysitter and Ann. Featuring the story "Remember the Baby" by Jonathan Mitchell and The Truth. Performed by Ann Carr, Louis Kornfeld, and Amy Warren. Written by Louis Kornfeld and produced ...||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lobby||In this episode of Serendipity, a man accidentally tunes into a channel showing a closed circuit image of a lobby and then begins to obsess about a mysterious woman in a pill-box hat. Ann waits in a hotel lobby for Martin who never seems to appear. F||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleeping Girl||In this episode of Serendipity, a sleeping girl wakes up to a world dominated by youth, and Martin tries to stitch together his memories of Ann while imagining their future. Featuring the piece "Sleeping Girl" which was written and produced b...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Blinked And I Was 30||In this episode, our lives pass before our eyes and Ann struggles with what to reveal to her new long-distance lover, Martin. Featuring "I Blinked And I Was 30" by Andrea Silenzi. Check out more of her work at Whyohwhy.sexy. Music from Quiet ...||8/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery Heart Has a Limited Amount of Heartbeats||In this episode, a man and a woman meet on the streets of Brooklyn. Love is lost and found. Featuring "Every Heart Has a Limited Amount of Heartbeats" by Martin Johnson. Learn more about Serendipity, The Sarah Awards, and join the audio fic...||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Ann Heppermann is a radio goddess, and Martin’s her right hand man. This is a long-time coming and I’m glad it’s finally here. LISTEN UP!
lovely and odd
This podcast, hosting entries and winners from The Sarah Awards, is a mesmerizing production. It always feels so dreamlike, even all the pieces that people submit. Ann and Martin have created a wonderful framework story that just increases the level of fantasia to it. The Sarah Awards submissions just closed recently, so I'm looking forward to its return, to continue pushing the limits of what we can do with audio fiction and showcasing diverse voices.
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