The Heart show

The Heart

Summary: The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia.

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  • Artist: Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia & Kaitlin Prest
  • Copyright: Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.


 The Lost Pardner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:19

Going out west offered queers and transfolk a context outside of mainstream society. And there were a lot of people who were looking for that new context.

 How to Become a Princess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:05

Stefonknee Wolscht has been on a life long journey for love and acceptance. At age 52, she has found a family - one who gives her freedom from all of life's rules and norms. She is finally a princess.

 Dual Control Model | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:45

Being a sexual being is more than getting from point A (getting horny) to point B (having an orgasm). It’s a complicated, nuanced balance of desire and apprehension, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Emily Nagoski.

 The Spark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:56

The final story of our series is about two people who took a one day’s love and tried to make it last for ever.

 The Subway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:19

A Series: One Day’s Love. Is a one day’s love ever really dead?

 The Hurricane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:10

A Series: One Day’s Love. The mayfly sneaks in through an open window, lives her little mayfly life to the fullest, perhaps even finding her true mayfly love. Then, before she knows it, death has overtaken her. She lies limply in the windowsill.

 Lili | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:44

And I cannot deny, strange though it may sound, that I enjoyed myself in this disguise.

 Beauty Is Pain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:15

Pumping is getting injected with black market silicone. All the girls were doing it and they looked good. Rajee Rajindra went to get pumped. It changed her life forever.

 And 27 Other Firsts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:37

Short and Sweet. The story of Whitney Jones’ first love.

 First | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:09

The first time is a threshold. On one side is the world as you know it, and on the other side is the unknown.

 Welcome to the Heart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:37

A radio show is born.  Again. We all go through phases and have an identity crisis or three. Audio Smut started as an hour long broadcast radio show at CKUT in Montreal, and has transformed into a delicately crafted podcast now part of PRX’s Radiotopia network. We cordially welcome you to The Heart.

 Mouthwash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:11

An Interlude. This is an interview about necking (or lack thereof). A kiss over time: at the beginning, in the middle, at the end. If you don’t like how somebody kisses, can you grow into it? Samara’s Grandma tells us her story. This episode is part of our kissing series. If you want to hear … Continue reading Mouthwash →

 Last | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:04

Episode Twelve. Kaitlin and Kyle. They met at a kissing booth. On their first date they went on a recording adventure (for one of the early Audio Smut documentaries about the Drag Queens). They became obsessed with each other. They ended up making audio recordings of a lot of almost everything that happened between them. … Continue reading Last →

 Movies In Your Head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:54

Episode Eleven. Audio Smut presents: a radio play. This episode was a documentary experiment, produced in collaboration with composer Shani Aviram. We set out asking questions about how perception is altered in early romantic relationships. How does your sense of reality fail you when you’re falling in love? After months of research and 17 interviews, … Continue reading Movies In Your Head →

 My Natural Pocket | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:42

A Quickie. Behold the almighty power of the V. Vaginas can hold the largest and smallest of objects with barely the slightest uncomfort. So it just makes sense to stash your weed in there. Star reporter, Ruth Eddy tells us how she came to use her natural pocket.


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