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Everything is Alive


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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

58 Episodes

The Animals: Deleted Scenes

A few moments that for one reason or another got cut from “The Animals,” but we love them anyway. You can find t-shirts for The Animals and Everything is Alive (and other things) right here. And… Radiotopia is in its 2023 Fundraiser right now. Donate now if you can to support weird shows like ours: https://on.prx.org/3Mndh3I

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

The Animals: Hari, Butterfly

Hari is a butterfly, and he’s just trying to stay grounded. Featuring Hari Kondabolu. Hari’s Youtube comedy special is called “Vacation Baby.” You can find more from him at his website, his Instagram, and his Twitter. You can find t-shirts for The Animals and Everything is Alive (and other things) right here. And… Radiotopia is in its 2023 Fundraiser right now. Donate now if you can to support weird shows like ours: https://on.prx.org/3Mndh3I

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2023

The Animals: Steven, Beaver

Steven is a beaver, and he’s just trying to do his job. Featuring Connor Ratliff. Note to parents: This episode contains a frank discussion of the Tooth Fairy. If that is something you prefer your children not hear, please choose another episode. Radiotopia’s fall fundraiser is here! Donate today to support Everything is Alive. Thank you! https://on.prx.org/3Mndh3I

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

The Animals: Harry, Flamingo

Harry is a flamingo. He may have been born at the zoo, but he can’t be contained. Featuring Vinny Thomas. You can find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter and a million other places too. Vinny’s audio was recorded at Western Sound’s North Fig Sound Studio in Los Angeles, California. The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

The Animals: Deirdre, Jellyfish

Deirdre is a jellyfish, and she’s just trying to go with the flow. Featuring Maeve Higgins. Maeve’s new album “A Very Special Woman” is available on bandcamp. A big thanks to Dr.Angel Yanagihara. She is a research professor at the University of Hawaii and inventor of Sting No More, a line of products for rapid relief of jellyfish stings. You can find more about her and her work here. Choral music in this episode from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche and William Byrd, in the public domain. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

The Animals: Melissa and Joseph, Kangaroos

Joseph lives in Melissa’s pouch, and he may be wearing out his welcome. Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Sebastian Conelli. The Animals is a special series presented by Everything is Alive.

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Everything is Alive Presents: The Animals

Starting next Wednesday, September 27th, the Everything is Alive feed will host a five episode special series called “The Animals.” We’ll get to know a beaver, a jellyfish, a flamingo, and more, all sharing the joys and heartaches of life elsewhere in the food chain. Find us at everythingisalive.com.

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2023

Miriam and Peter, Playing Cards

Miriam and Peter are quite a pair. Featuring Peter Grosz & Miriam Tolan. Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. If you’re able, please support the most creative, fulfilling, groundbreaking audio in the world by making a donation here: https://on.prx.org/3NMhYnj

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2022

Sneak Preview: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight

Hear the first episode of Ian’s new show: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight. It’s a rewatch podcast for a TV show that never existed. Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. If you’re able, please support the most creative, fulfilling, groundbreaking audio in the world by making a donation here: https://on.prx.org/3NMhYnj

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2022

Charles, Party Horn

Charles is a party horn, and he’s just trying to make a name for himself. Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find Vinny on Twitter and Instagram @vinn_ayy. Recorded live on stage at On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York, with Zach Brown on cello.

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2022

Jes, Baguette

Jes is a baguette, and they were made to share. Featuring Jes Tom. You can find them on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid. You can see their solo standup show “Less Lonely” as part of the New York Comedy Festival November 9th at the Bell House. Tickets and more information here.

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2022

Ginny, Roomba

Ginny is a Roomba, and she’s been taking it all in. Featuring Ginny Hogan. Find her on Twitter @ginnyhogan_.

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2022

Alzo, Rental Car

Alzo, a rental car, is just trying to find his agency. Featuring Alzo Slade.

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2022

Season Five Trailer

Everything is Alive returns September 21st.

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2022

Making Trouble: Deleted Scenes from Sal the Sock

This special episode of Everything is Alive is a part of Radiotopia’s winter fundraiser. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/33dBINE. Thank you! We loved making our “Sal, Sock” episode. Trouble was, there was a lot more Sal than we could fit. So for this special fundraising edition of the show, we present some of his never before heard scenes.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2022

Sal, Sock

Sal is a sock. He’s had a good life, but it feels like something’s missing. Featuring Sebastian Conelli.

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2021

The Wait

A special episode produced in conjunction with Pop-Up Magazine, this is the story of a bike locked to a bike rack a little too long. In June of this year, Pop-Up Magazine placed bicycles at bike racks in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and you could walk right up to them and hear what they had to say. Featuring Larry Owens.

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2021

Michael, Phone Booth

Michael is a phone booth, and he’s been on hold for a while. Featuring Michael Kostroff. Additional credits for this episode can be found at everythingisalive.com.

Transcribed - Published: 18 November 2021

Anonymous, Mousetrap

What do you do when the thing you were made to do is the last thing you want to do? Featuring Mel Shimkovitz.

Transcribed - Published: 3 November 2021

From the Archives: Annie, Jack O' Lantern

Our Halloween special! This episode first aired in 2018 and since then it’s delighted and disturbed parents and children alike. If you’ve heard it before (or if you’re scared), you can skip it. Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you. Featuring Ann Donley.

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2021

Atsuko, Bagpipes

Atsuko is a set of bagpipes, and she’s looking for some peace and quiet. Featuring Atsuko Okatsuka. Find her on various socials, her handle is @atsukocomedy.

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2021

Dina, Pacifier

Dina’s not in a good place, but maybe she’s headed to one. Featuring Dina Hashem. You can find more from Dina on the social media of your choice @dinahashem_.

Transcribed - Published: 6 October 2021

Vinny, Vending Machine

Vinny has been through a lot, and a lot has been through Vinny. Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter @vinn_ayy.

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2021

Season Four Preview

A few of the inanimate objects you’ll meet on the new season of Everything is Alive, launching September 22nd.

Transcribed - Published: 15 September 2021

Adam, Stool

Adam has been the stool on stage at a comedy club for a long time. What do you do around standup when you were made for sitting? Adam is played by Adam Burke. Radiotopia is a network of creators who are able to follow their curiosity and tell the stories they care about the most. Show your support for my fellow Radiotopia shows during our Spring Fundraiser. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2021

Martin, Paper Towel Dispenser

Martin is a paper towel dispenser outside a hardware store, and he's wondering how he got there. Featuring Martin Morrow. Martin is a comedian, writer, and improviser in Los Angeles. Follow him on socials at @martinMmorrow and stream his album Magic of the City!

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2020

Maria and Joel

Part one: Maria is a box of tissues, without much to cry about. Part two: Joel is a water fountain thirsting for more. Featuring Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster.

Transcribed - Published: 22 July 2020

Lillian, Song

Ian has a song stuck in his head. Imagine how the song feels. Featuring Lillian King.

Transcribed - Published: 8 July 2020

Colin, Ten Dollar Bill

Colin is a ten dollar bill, and he’s wondering what he’s worth. Featuring Colin Nissan.

Transcribed - Published: 24 June 2020

Deleted Scenes II

A few scenes that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Featuring the Russian Dolls, Emmy the Pregnancy Test, Josh the Chainsaw, and more.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2020

Eugene, Tattoo

Eugene is a tattoo, and for now, he’s staying right where he is. Featuring Eugene Cordero.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2020

Mirror, Mirror

A restaurant bathroom mirror takes a moment to reflect. Featuring Alex Song-Xia.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2020

Louise & William, Shirt & Pants

Louise is an oxford shirt and William is leather pants. They may hang in the same closet, but they’ve seen different worlds. Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Connor Ratliff.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2020

Josh, Chainsaw

Josh has a warning: don't get too close, but don't stay too far away either. Featuring Josh Gondelman.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2020

Tami and Ed, Sharpie

Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark. Featuring Tami Sagher and Ed Herbstman.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2020

Season 3 Preview

Season Three of Everything is Alive begins Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mark your calendar, unless your calendar objects.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2020

Bonus Episode: The Magic 8 Ball

The Magic 8 Ball can’t tell you his name. This bonus episode is part of Radiotopia’s 2019 Fundraising Drive. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

Transcribed - Published: 26 November 2019

Scott, Stethoscope

Scott is always listening.

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2019

Charu, Satellite

Charu is a satellite. Is she alone in the universe?

Transcribed - Published: 26 June 2019

Jennifer, Newspaper

Jennifer is a copy of The Canberra Times from October 24th, 1988. She might not be news anymore, but she’s still paper.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2019

Chioke, Pane of Glass

Note: this episode is a followup to “Chioke, Grain of Sand.” If you haven’t heard that episode, we suggest starting there. Chioke just wants to be transparent with you.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2019

Sebastian, Alex, and Alex, Russian Dolls

Sebastian, Alex, and Alex get to know each other, inside and out.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2019

Connor, Painting

Connor is a painting, but is anybody looking at him?

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2019

Petey, Baseball Cap

Petey’s just trying to stay on top.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2019

Emmy, Pregnancy Test

Emmy is just trying to stay positive.

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2019

Alligator, Alligator

Alligator is a stuffed animal, and things are about to get different.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2019

Shannon, Bath Towel

Shannon just wants to be part of the story.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2019

Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes

A special bonus episode featuring a few scenes that for one reason or another got cut out of Season One. Featuring Louis, Can of Cola, Maeve the Lamppost, Sean the Subway Seat, and more. Support our show and Radiotopia by making a donation at radiotopia.fm.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2018

Sean, Subway Seat

Sean loves his job, and he’s looking for a connection.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2018

Ayo, Balloon

Ayo has achieved great heights, but she would like to come back down.

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2018

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