What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses?
Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.
Written by Caroline Mincks. Directed by Caroline Mincks. Sound Designed by Tal Minear.
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Prologue One: Community
Bet attempts to take some initiative and attend a sign language class.
Prologue Two: Speed Dating
...apparently speed dating is still a thing? Against her better judgement, Bet decides to give it a shot.
Prologue Three: An Attempt
Ah, family dinners. Surely a time for pleasant conversations and emotional openness!
Prologue Four: An Extremely Jewish Answer
Bet decides to try to get some answers about her situation from her rabbi.
Bet attempts to be part of a family gathering. It goes about as well as can be expected.
As the High Holidays approach, Bet gets sucked in to more family time and has an unexpected visitor.
3. I Got You
Another attempt at some "normal" falls flat, and a loss in the Kline family brings about a confrontation.
A Conversation with Cole Burkhardt
And now for something slightly different! Caroline and Cole sat down for a conversation about hearing loss, audio drama, and the frustrating practice of censoring captions. Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y4zmkgwo) Transcript is also available on our Twitter. Follow Cole @KingColeMiner and on coleburkhardt.carrd.co Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at [email protected]
A Conversation with Cassie Josephs
For today's conversation, Caroline and Cassie discussed how ableism never takes a break, the perils of being loudly deaf on the internet, and the hilarity that ensues in the autocaptions when you get too excited while mentioning Wil Williams. Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y5glfked) Transcript is also available on our Twitter. Follow Cassie @cassjosephs and on Medium. Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at [email protected]
A Conversation with Eleanor Grey
Today, Caroline sat down with Eleanor to discuss the differences in USA and UK healthcare, navigating the highs and lows of mental illness, and the requisite horniness of the horror genre. Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y6k8a7bq) Transcript is also available on our Twitter. Follow Eleanor @spinningdust Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at [email protected]
A Conversation with Adelaide Gardner
Caroline and Adelaide chat about accessibility with the world of TTRPGs, the importance of being able to determine one's own comfort level with disability, and the fact that rupturing eardrums are better than sex. Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y7btxfh9) Transcript is also available on our Twitter. Follow Adelaide @ohadelaide Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at [email protected]
4. Out in the World
David opens up to Bet about his own struggles. Bet begins to deal with the aftermath of her grandmother's death and takes a big personal step forward.
5. Best Day Ever
Bet starts to find herself more and more comfortable in her identity as deaf and learns about an event that seems tailor-made for both her and David.
In the Seen and Not Heard finale, Bet finds balance and sees a clear path forward in her life at last.
A Conversation with Tal Minear
Our brilliant sound designer Tal Minear joins Caroline for a discussion of the intricacies of creating a deaf soundscape, voices that defy filtering, and the wacky things we do to in the name of foley. Transcript here. (https://tinyurl.com/y7rc37cw) Transcript is also available on our Twitter. Follow Tal @starplanes Follow Seen and Not Heard @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at [email protected]
Representing Deafness in an Audio Medium
Audio is also for d/Deaf/HOH people. In this short talk, Caroline explores their history as a deaf creator of a fiction podcast that represents deafness. They clear up misconceptions about d/Deafness and the critical importance of its inclusion in how you approach your audio work. Transcript. (https://tinyurl.com/y4t8pjwd) Cassie Josephs' guide to transcripts (https://discoverpods.com/podcast-accessible-transcripts/)
Happy holidays! In this special episode, David visits the Kline house for their annual Chanukah party. Sure, he's battling his own brain the whole time, but at least there are latkes.