Lost Books of the Odyssey
Brer Rabbit, the iconic trickster of African-American folklore, returns in new tales by the poet Nate Marshall: It’s a whole new briar patch now.
A brave girl's journey through a land of many monsters, adapted from a Mexican folktale by Nancy García Loza.
Overture: Where Do Stories Come From?
How can artists make each other more creative? As we count down to the release of Make-Believe's first audio drama, we talk with Monica Beletsky, acclaimed writer for TV and film, about artistic collaboration, the highs and lows of the TV writer's room, and the fable of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
Coming Soon: Brava
A preview of the first audio drama in our season of Grown Folks' Fables: the story of a brave girl's journey through a world of many monsters. Coming to the Make-Believe Podcast in mid-January.
Overture: Why Talk About Stories?
As we get ready to release our first audio drama, we talk with Michael Sandel, the "rock star philosopher", who tells us why Americans need more chances to talk about stories--and shows us how it's done. Also covered: the art of listening, upstaging Matt Damon, and the case of Grasshopper v. Ant.
Listen to the trailer
Coming in January, a diverse company of Chicago artists will produce new audio dramas—recorded live—and freewheeling audience conversations about them. In Season One, "Grown Folks' Fables", Make-Believe will draw on fables and folktales—sharing suspenseful, moving, hilarious stories, and trying to discover how they shape our world.