By Mermaid Palace, Radiotopia

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Subscribers: 151
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 11

 Nov 16, 2020

 Oct 28, 2020



There’s the family you grew up with:  your mom, your dad, your siblings.  And then, there’s the family you carry around in your head for the rest of your life.  This show is about that second family, the one that lives within.

From Mermaid Palace, Sharon Mashihi brings you Appearances, a one woman audio show that straddles the line between fiction and truth.  Appearances brings to life an Iranian American family and community through the real and fantastical mental machinations of Melanie Barzadeh. Melanie is in her mid 30’s and desires nothing more than to become a mother. The difficulty of finding the right partner seems to be directly connected to the struggles witnessed in her home throughout her entire childhood. As Sharon Mashihi voice-acts all the characters in one family, the depth of the love, pain, and struggle is felt with honesty and humour at every turn.

Episode Date
Episode 09: The World
Oct 27, 2020
Episode 08: Melanie Tells Her Mom
Oct 23, 2020
Episode 07: AKA Episode 6 1/2 [Indecisive Artist]
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 06: Ace of Hearts
Oct 16, 2020
Episode 05: Good Eggs
Oct 13, 2020
Episode 04: Last Ditch Effort
Oct 09, 2020
Episode 03: Vida
Oct 06, 2020
Episode 02: A Person Who Has Never Even Been Married Fantasizes Incessantly About Divorce
Oct 02, 2020
Episode 01: Voices
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Appearances Trailer
Sep 11, 2020