The Diarist ~ an audio drama
By Donna Barrow-Green
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The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters. After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hayes' bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires. The Diarist was written by Donna Barrow-Green. Credits Donna Barrow-Green, Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Director Beth Ricketson (Andrea), Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director Ryan Bowen (Richard), Actor, Co-Producer Corinne Elena, (Margaret Hayes, Lucy), Actor Darlene Sorensen, Actor (Mother, Ellen) Eric Schniewind,, Actor (Father, Steven Morris) Nikki Flinn, Actor (Velvet Maud) Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth) Pierson Rintz, Actor (Doctor, various) Emerson McRaven, Actor (Various) Ben Green, Sound Engineering Consultant Chad Thumann, Creative Consultant
||CleanBONUS EPISODE||Lecture with Famed Lobotomist Dr. Walter Freeman||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13||A New Andrea||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12||Anything for Richard Hayes||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTRAILER - The Diarist||audio drama podcast||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 11||Lunch At The Lotus Room||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 10||An Unlikely Friendship||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 9 - Part 2||Andrea's Private Diary Entry||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Diarist Episode 9 - Part 1||The Seeds of Jealousy||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Interview with Rachel Diamond||The 1950s, Mental Illness, & The Diarist Podcast||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 8||Everyone Knows||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 7 Part 2||The Ways of Passion||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Diarist: Episode 7 Part 1||The Ways of Passion||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 6||coup d'etat||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 5||Wedding Bells and Dreams Collide||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 4||Charming and Handsome Steven Morris||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist: Episode 3||Mixed Messages||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Diarist Episode 2||Mrs. Margaret Hayes||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Diarist Episode 1||The Promotion||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging Story of Mid-Century Working Woman
Enjoyed the story and the main character...looking forward to more episodes :)
Kind of Like MadMen, but from Peggy's perspective
This is more like an audiobook than a podcast, with the different voice actors and sound effects.
You have the desirable Bossman and his new secretary who's full of great marketing ideas, set in the 1950's. There's a blossoming romance with mystery and intrigue, ooh and hints at an upcoming betrayal.
Characters are well-developed. The plot is awesome. And each episode runs about a half-hour in length, so I can listen to it on my lunch break.
You'll want to subscribe to this one. I did!
Interested to hear where this goes
If you liked the TV show Mad Men, chances are you will be intrigued by this podcast. I am fully addicted to this story, although the main character, Andrea is truly getting on my last good nerve. (Possibly due to the 1950s culture that I very clearly would not have adapted well too... hahahaha). Andrea’s mom makes me want to shake her & I still haven’t decided how I feel about Richard...
Anytime characters give the listener such a strong response, it’s probably safe to say it’s an interesting story.