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Andrea’s story is engaging and it is interesting to watch her story unfold over the episodes, to watch Andrea grow and change and make her choices or mistakes. You may not agree with her choices or where she ends up but it is wonderful to listen to it all happen. 5/5 typewritten stars.
~ Podcast Candy Review
The Diarist is what you get if Mad Men and Jane Eyre marry and have a baby, where a secretary becomes the personal assistant to a prickly and strange ad executive and falls in love. It’s about regular people in the 1950s making bad decisions. The voice leads in particular are instrumental in creating a haunting story about people that could have been happy.
~ Bello Collective
Great production. Great voice acting. Great writing. Great story. I was hooked right away. Listen, you fool!
~ iTunes reviewer Ken2082
I am fully addicted to this story.... Anytime characters give the listener such a strong response, it's probably safe to say it's an interesting story.
~ iTunes reviewer queensimone1908
I love everything about this.... Bravo!
~ iTunes reviewer ponhiki
This show is a delight. It is about a young woman finding her way in the world. The Foley effects and acting make this truly a radio play which I feel advances podcasts to the next iteration. Please check it out! You won't regret it.
~ iTunes reviewer Eric Hunley
This podcast is my new guilty pleasure.
~ iTunes reviewer mamaminimalist
AWESOME music, fantastic voice acting. Audio book lovers, Mad Men fans, and all lovers of story should check this out!
~ iTunes reviewer Old School Ninja
Lynchian Mad Men ..... great binge material
~ iTunes reviewer Monkeywright
Jun 12, 2018
After Richard leaves for the night all Andrea has is her Diary. Some nights she simply writes his name over and over across the page. Sometimes she writes his name and then hers underneath, then draws a heart around them both.
The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters. After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hayes' bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires. The Diarist was written by Donna Barrow-Green. The Podcast is produced by Red Couch / Black Dog Productions. Credits Donna Barrow-Green, Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Director Beth Ricketson (Andrea), Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director Ryan Bowen (Richard), Actor, Co-Producer Corinne Elena, (Margaret Hayes, Lucy), Actor Darlene Sorensen, (Mother, Ellen), Actor Eric Schniewind, (Father, Steven Morris), Actor Nikki Flinn (Velvet Maud), Actor Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth), Actor Ben Green, Sound Engineering Consultant Chad Thumann, Creative Consultant