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Saturday, June 13 • 8:15pm - 10:00pm
AUDIO Tonight! A Storytellers Cabaret - The Ernie Pyle Experiment!

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The Ernie Pyle Experiment! was created from the archives of the Ernie Pyle collection at the Lilly Library of Indiana University. It is a thirteen-episode podcast chronicling Ernie Pyle’s pre-war work as a traveling columnist for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper syndicate. Ernie and his wife, Jerry, traveled America from 1935-1942, in quest of interesting stories for his column, and its never-ending deadline. The Ernie Pyle Experiment! explores how it was done. Each episode, through fact and fiction, examines the circumstances surrounding an actual Ernie Pyle column from this pre-WWII era—the body of which is made up from ‘recently discovered’ wire-recordings that give us a view into their everyday lives on the road, and what led to the creation of the column. It culminates in a reading of Pyle’s actual column in question at the end of each installment.

Ernie discovers that his father drove his car through the front plate-glass window of the Dana dry-goods store. In a quest to get to the bottom of it, he realizes he must ask the most difficult question of his father, and himself: Who is going to care for his folks in their twilight years?

Ernie Pyle: Michael Brainard -- Jerry Pyle: Greta Lind -- Bobby Webster: Josh Hogan
Mom (Maria) Pyle: Kate Braun -- Dad (Will) Pyle: Andrew Bowen -- Kent Miller: Roy Sillings
Dan V. Prescott: Tim Grimm -- Cary Onanon: Peter Spellos

Russell McGee - Sound Director, Script Editor, Co-Executive Producer
Michael Brainard - Writer, Director, Co-Executive Producer
Jessie Brewer - Sound Designer
Ryan Chase - Composer
Brian Barnes - Foley Artist
Nicholas Krohn - Foley Artist
Francis Criscione - Music Assistant
Chancellor Edmaiston - Production Assistant

Jason Fruits - Production Assistant

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Russell McGee

Workshop 102 / Ernie Pyle Experiment
Russell McGee received his Masters in TV/Film Production at Indiana University, in 2013 and his Bachelors in Theatre from Indiana State University, in 2001. Trained as a Meisner actor under Elaine Schatzline-Behr and trained as a Director/Editor under Robby Benson.His awards include... Read More →
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Tony Brewer

Workship 101 Faculty, ED WOOD: The Musical 6/6, 1919: Peace & Vengance 6/8, AUDIO Tonight! 6/8, Between Americans 6/9Tony Brewer is a poet and sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught andperformed for the National Audio Theatre Festivals since 2001, and has taught... Read More →

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:15pm - 10:00pm CDT
HEAR Now Podcast Palooza Listening Room