Intercepted Podcast: Evening at the Talk House

Intercepted presents “Evening at the Talk House,” a darkly comic audio play about the insidious dangers of an authoritarian society.

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The Intercepted podcast presents “Evening at the Talk House” — a darkly comic audio drama about the insidious dangers of an authoritarian society, written by and starring Wallace Shawn.

An intimate group of writers and actors reunite to celebrate a collaboration from their past. But the world is now very different and more quietly dangerous. And so are they. As drinks and hors d’oeuvres are consumed, small talk evolves into more sinister topics. “Evening at the Talk House” is a stark reminder that all it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.




This audio drama was based on the original U.S. theatrical production of “Evening at the Talk House” directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group in New York. Featuring Matthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn, Larry Pine, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Claudia Shear, Michael Tucker, and Annapurna Sriram. Written by Wallace Shawn. Directed and produced by Pejk Malinovski. Assistant Director Marie Masters. Original music by John Epperson. Additional music, mixing, and sound design by Bart Warshaw. Executive produced by Jeremy Scahill and Leital Molad.

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