#61: 'See Mum, I Have Real Friends'

Smartphones and high speed connections keep us connected with the most important people in our lives, but how are those relationships maintained over long distances? We find out through contributed stories by Rachel Hyman, Taz Kelleher, Cher Vincent, and James T. Green.

The stories in today’s episode:

“Against the Glass”, produced by James T. Green, written by Rachel Hyman and James T. Green, performed by Ayla Arthur and Maya Coleman.

“The Moment You Go Long Distance”, produced by Taz Kelleher.

“Friendfiction,” produced by Cher Vincent.

This week’s Open Call:

Cher: Ebroji for iOS

James: ‘Aziz Ansari Needs Another Toothbrush’ by Freakonomics Radio (2015)

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Script written by Cher and James.

Produced, mixed, edited, and provided music by James T. Green.

Assistant production by Taz Kelleher.

This has been a production of Postloudness, a collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts. Learn more at postloudness.com.

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