An audio mind trip about an Iranian-American woman, the family she carries around in her head, and the family that she wants to have.


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EPISODES

RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 29, 2020


Art by Homa Delvaray


PROLOGUE



Part A of the prologue is a note from Sharon about why this podcast is labeled "fiction." Part B is a history of the town of Great Neck, as told by Faribah, the neighbor across the street. As Faribah always likes to say, "In this neighborhood, the windows are very important.  What can you see when you look out of them, and what can everybody else see when they look in?"


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ABOUT THE PRODUCER




                                     Photo by Sam Massey

SHARON MASHIHI
Creator


Sharon Mashihi (she/her) has essentially spent her entire life and career preparing to make this series. She is an audio artist, screenwriter, and story editor. This show is an elaboration and response to her award-winning, personal documentary, Man Choubam, which won the Silver Prize at Third Coast Audio Festival in 2018. Sharon has been a longtime editor at The Heart. She was also the editor of the CBC fictional series, The Shadows.

︎ Sharon Mashihi







THE TEAM



KAITLIN PREST
Executive Producer/Editor


Kaitlin Prest (she/her) is an audio artist working in radio, performance and installation — specializing in creating intimate audio universes that tell deep truths in documentaries, fiction and real life. She is the director and founder of Mermaid Palace, and her work has been recognized by several international awards: Peabody Finalist (2017), Third Coast International Gold for Best Documentary (2016), Prix Italia for New Formats in Radio (2015) and the Hearsay Festival’s Overall Prize (2014). Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The New Yorker and Refinery29.

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ARIEL MEJIA

Associate Producer


Ariel Mejia (she/her) is a Chicago native who came to audio art and radio production by way of feminist praxis, community organizing and sexual health education. She has work published on the BBC show Short Cuts from Falling Tree Productions; Antibody, a podcast series from Jacobin Magazine’s, The Dig; and is regularly featured on Hope from the Front Lines, a podcast from Juneteenth Productions. Ariel teaches audio storytelling to teens at After School Matters in Chicago and aspires to become a skilled tap dancer. She is most inspired by the magic of human connection, possibilities for transformation, and the changing of the seasons.

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︎ Ariel Mejia







ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS

STORY CONSULTANT - Sunita Prasad

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF PRE-PRODUCTION - Monique Laborde

MIX ENGINEER - Harry Knazan

PERFORMANCES BY - Sharon Mashihi, Thatcher Keats, Armen Bazarian, Kaitlin Prest, Phoebe Unter, Ariel Mejia, Georgia Wall, Alejandro Salazar and Azita Shirazi











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