Everything is Alive

By Radiotopia

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 Sep 30, 2022

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Wonderfully thoughtful and at times silly. Perspective is everything.

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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.

Episode Date
Miriam and Peter, Playing Cards

Miriam and Peter are quite a pair.

Featuring Peter Grosz & Miriam Tolan.

Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. If you’re able, please support the most creative, fulfilling, groundbreaking audio in the world by making a donation here: https://on.prx.org/3NMhYnj

Nov 16, 2022
Sneak Preview: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight

Hear the first episode of Ian’s new show: In The Scenes Behind Plain Sight. It’s a rewatch podcast for a TV show that never existed.

Radiotopia is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive right now. If you’re able, please support the most creative, fulfilling, groundbreaking audio in the world by making a donation here: https://on.prx.org/3NMhYnj

Nov 16, 2022
Charles, Party Horn

Charles is a party horn, and he’s just trying to make a name for himself.

Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find Vinny on Twitter and Instagram @vinn_ayy.

Recorded live on stage at On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York, with Zach Brown on cello.

Nov 02, 2022
Jes, Baguette

Jes is a baguette, and they were made to share.

Featuring Jes Tom. You can find them on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid. You can see their solo standup show “Less Lonely” as part of the New York Comedy Festival November 9th at the Bell House. Tickets and more information here.

Oct 19, 2022
Ginny, Roomba

Ginny is a Roomba, and she’s been taking it all in.

Featuring Ginny Hogan. Find her on Twitter @ginnyhogan_.

Oct 05, 2022
Alzo, Rental Car

Alzo, a rental car, is just trying to find his agency.

Featuring Alzo Slade.

Sep 21, 2022
Season Five Trailer

Everything is Alive returns September 21st.

Sep 14, 2022
Making Trouble: Deleted Scenes from Sal the Sock

This special episode of Everything is Alive is a part of Radiotopia’s winter fundraiser. Your support helps foster independent, artist-owned podcasts and award-winning stories. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/33dBINE. Thank you!

We loved making our “Sal, Sock” episode. Trouble was, there was a lot more Sal than we could fit. So for this special fundraising edition of the show, we present some of his never before heard scenes.

Feb 23, 2022
Sal, Sock

Sal is a sock. He’s had a good life, but it feels like something’s missing.

Featuring Sebastian Conelli.

Dec 15, 2021
The Wait

A special episode produced in conjunction with Pop-Up Magazine, this is the story of a bike locked to a bike rack a little too long.

In June of this year, Pop-Up Magazine placed bicycles at bike racks in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and you could walk right up to them and hear what they had to say.

Featuring Larry Owens.

Dec 01, 2021
Michael, Phone Booth

Michael is a phone booth, and he’s been on hold for a while.

Featuring Michael Kostroff.

Additional credits for this episode can be found at everythingisalive.com.

Nov 18, 2021
Anonymous, Mousetrap

What do you do when the thing you were made to do is the last thing you want to do?

Featuring Mel Shimkovitz.

Nov 03, 2021
From the Archives: Annie, Jack O' Lantern

Our Halloween special! This episode first aired in 2018 and since then it’s delighted and disturbed parents and children alike. If you’ve heard it before (or if you’re scared), you can skip it.

Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you.

Featuring Ann Donley.

Oct 27, 2021
Atsuko, Bagpipes

Atsuko is a set of bagpipes, and she’s looking for some peace and quiet.

Featuring Atsuko Okatsuka. Find her on various socials, her handle is @atsukocomedy.

Oct 20, 2021
Dina, Pacifier

Dina’s not in a good place, but maybe she’s headed to one.

Featuring Dina Hashem. You can find more from Dina on the social media of your choice @dinahashem_.

Oct 06, 2021
Vinny, Vending Machine

Vinny has been through a lot, and a lot has been through Vinny.

Featuring Vinny Thomas. Find more from Vinny on Instagram and Twitter @vinn_ayy.

Sep 22, 2021
Season Four Preview

A few of the inanimate objects you’ll meet on the new season of Everything is Alive, launching September 22nd.

Sep 15, 2021
Adam, Stool

Adam has been the stool on stage at a comedy club for a long time. What do you do around standup when you were made for sitting?

Adam is played by Adam Burke.

Radiotopia is a network of creators who are able to follow their curiosity and tell the stories they care about the most. Show your support for my fellow Radiotopia shows during our Spring Fundraiser. Donate today at https://on.prx.org/3wl9pWn.

May 28, 2021
Martin, Paper Towel Dispenser

Martin is a paper towel dispenser outside a hardware store, and he's wondering how he got there.

Featuring Martin Morrow. Martin is a comedian, writer, and improviser in Los Angeles. Follow him on socials at @martinMmorrow and stream his album Magic of the City!

Aug 19, 2020
Maria and Joel

Part one: Maria is a box of tissues, without much to cry about. Part two: Joel is a water fountain thirsting for more.

Featuring Maria Bamford and Joel Kim Booster.

Jul 22, 2020
Lillian, Song

Ian has a song stuck in his head. Imagine how the song feels.

Featuring Lillian King.

Jul 08, 2020
Colin, Ten Dollar Bill

Colin is a ten dollar bill, and he’s wondering what he’s worth.

Featuring Colin Nissan.

Jun 24, 2020
Deleted Scenes II

A few scenes that didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. Featuring the Russian Dolls, Emmy the Pregnancy Test, Josh the Chainsaw, and more.

Jun 10, 2020
Eugene, Tattoo

Eugene is a tattoo, and for now, he’s staying right where he is.

Featuring Eugene Cordero.

May 13, 2020
Mirror, Mirror

A restaurant bathroom mirror takes a moment to reflect.

Featuring Alex Song-Xia.

Apr 29, 2020
Louise & William, Shirt & Pants

Louise is an oxford shirt and William is leather pants. They may hang in the same closet, but they’ve seen different worlds.

Featuring Alexandra Dickson and Connor Ratliff.

Apr 15, 2020
Josh, Chainsaw

Josh has a warning: don't get too close, but don't stay too far away either.

Featuring Josh Gondelman.

Apr 01, 2020
Tami and Ed, Sharpie

Tami is a sharpie, and Ed is her cap. After all these years, marriage has left an indelible mark.

Featuring Tami Sagher and Ed Herbstman.

Mar 18, 2020
Season 3 Preview

Season Three of Everything is Alive begins Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Mark your calendar, unless your calendar objects.

Mar 11, 2020
Bonus Episode: The Magic 8 Ball

The Magic 8 Ball can’t tell you his name. This bonus episode is part of Radiotopia’s 2019 Fundraising Drive. Make your mark. Go to radiotopia.fm to donate today.

Nov 26, 2019
Scott, Stethoscope

Scott is always listening.

Jul 10, 2019
Charu, Satellite

Charu is a satellite. Is she alone in the universe?

Jun 26, 2019
Jennifer, Newspaper

Jennifer is a copy of The Canberra Times from October 24th, 1988. She might not be news anymore, but she’s still paper.

Jun 12, 2019
Chioke, Pane of Glass

Note: this episode is a followup to “Chioke, Grain of Sand.” If you haven’t heard that episode, we suggest starting there.

Chioke just wants to be transparent with you.

May 22, 2019
Sebastian, Alex, and Alex, Russian Dolls

Sebastian, Alex, and Alex get to know each other, inside and out.

May 08, 2019
Connor, Painting

Connor is a painting, but is anybody looking at him?

Apr 03, 2019
Petey, Baseball Cap

Petey’s just trying to stay on top.

Mar 19, 2019
Emmy, Pregnancy Test

Emmy is just trying to stay positive.

Mar 06, 2019
Alligator, Alligator

Alligator is a stuffed animal, and things are about to get different.

Feb 20, 2019
Shannon, Bath Towel

Shannon just wants to be part of the story.

Feb 06, 2019
Bonus Episode: Deleted Scenes

A special bonus episode featuring a few scenes that for one reason or another got cut out of Season One. Featuring Louis, Can of Cola, Maeve the Lamppost, Sean the Subway Seat, and more. Support our show and Radiotopia by making a donation at radiotopia.fm.

Dec 11, 2018
Sean, Subway Seat

Sean loves his job, and he’s looking for a connection.

Nov 27, 2018
Ayo, Balloon

Ayo has achieved great heights, but she would like to come back down.

Nov 13, 2018
Annie, Jack o' Lantern

Annie is a jack o’ lantern, but she doesn’t want to scare you.

Oct 30, 2018
Chioke, Grain of Sand

Chioke is a grain of sand. He’s not as small as he looks.

Oct 16, 2018
Paul, Tooth

Paul is a tooth. He may have been knocked out, but he’s not giving up.

Oct 02, 2018
Ana, Elevator

Ana is an elevator. She’s headed for great heights.

Sep 11, 2018
Tara, Bar of Soap

Tara is a bar of soap. She may be just a sliver now, but she’s got a lot of fight left.

Aug 28, 2018
Dennis, Pillow

While we are sleeping, Dennis has dreams too.

Aug 14, 2018
Maeve, Lamppost

Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?

Jul 31, 2018
Louis, Can of Cola

Louis is a can of generic cola. He’s been on the shelf a long while, so he’s had some time to think.

Jul 17, 2018