The Heart, Radiotopia

Produced by Dane Stewart, Katie Hill, Matthew Kariatsumari and Michelle Macklem.
Sound design by Michelle Macklem.

Special thanks to Renée Hodgins, Emily Skahan and Mira Burt-Wintonick.

*audio fiction work*

“Sometimes you can be in one place and everything seems right. And then the wind changes, even just a little bit, and everything seems different, or everything seems normal and that's terrifying.”

Powerful memories are like paused tapes in our minds – a hum barely heard beneath the noise of our everyday – ready to be played at any moment. This audio fiction explores the process of falling in love with someone, fading away and eventually discovering all that you have left of them is a memory. Carter, our narrator, is on a present-day first date with Frankie, but is distracted by memories of past lover, Alex, which play like a tape in his head. But with each replaying, the tapes seem to have warped, or maybe Carter has.

Listen on The Heart
© Michelle Macklem 2024