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Serendipity

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.
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Nov 16, 2016

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 Productions.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Oct 25, 2016

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 originally broadcast on the podcast "Getting on With James Urbaniak."

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards. And of course, like us on Facebook.

Oct 4, 2016

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, each in a state of crisis.

If you're in Bannerman Park, you can download the app and walk with the characters throughout their journey.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Sep 15, 2016

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 of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Jun 28, 2016

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 parts of a poem by Kelsey Walsh. They have a new podcast. It's called Love Me from the CBC.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Jun 2, 2016

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 Redfern.

A group of ravens is an unkindness. A gathering of rhinos is (appropriately) a crash. So what do you call a flock of flamingos? This story begins in a steamy back laneway in Melbourne, Australia. We are captivated by an unpredictable young woman, her unlikely new friend, and an unexpected connection to the music of Tom Waits.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

May 5, 2016

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. You can listen to the full piece at www.thesarahawards.com.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Apr 21, 2016

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."

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Mar 30, 2016

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 Pibal.

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College and supported by KCRW's Independent Producer Project. The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahwards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how to make audio fiction of your own, and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Feb 2, 2016

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 monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College, and is supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahawards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how you can make audio fiction of your own and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Dec 15, 2015

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 by Jonathan Mitchell.

 

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College, and is supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

 

The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahawards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how you can make audio fiction of your own and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Nov 3, 2015

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.

 

Featuring the fiction piece "The Lobby" by Jonathan Goldstein. Jonathan Goldstein is an American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer. He is a frequent contributor to This American Life. He is the former host of PRI’s Wiretap which he created and produced from 2002-2015. In 2015 he won the Prix Italia for Best Original Radio Drama. At present he is working on a new podcast for Gimlet Media.

 

Serendipity is the monthly podcast of The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College, and is supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. It is produced by Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson. The music was by the bands Odori and Quiet Music for Tiny Robots.

 

The Sarah Awards celebrates radio drama for the 21st century. Check us out at thesarahawards.com. There, you can listen to inspiring works, learn how you can make audio fiction of your own and take part in the revolution. Follow us on Twitter @TheSarahAwards.

Sep 23, 2015

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 by Eliza Smith and Mark Ristich of NPR's Snap Judgment. Learn more about the show at snapjudgment.org  "Sleeping Girl"  was voiced by Katie Mingle and Eliza Smith. Leon Morimoto composed the score.

Serendipity and The Sarah Awards is an initiative of  Sarah Lawrence College.  "Sleeping Girl" was inspired by The Sarah Awards' Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. You can make stories, too.  Find out how by going to thesarahawards.com. There, you can learn more about Serendipity, The Sarah Awards, and how to join the audio fiction revolution.

Aug 15, 2015

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 Music for Tiny Robots by Andy Miccolis. Listen here on Soundcloud. 

 

Serendipity and The Sarah Awards is an initiative of  Sarah Lawrence College.  Learn more about Serendipity, The Sarah Awards, and how to join the audio fiction revolution at thesarahawards.com.

Jul 3, 2015

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 fiction revolution at thesarahawards.com.

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