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Seen and Not Heard

Seen and Not Heard

By Caroline Mincks
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.
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Eight
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. TRANSCRIPT (https://tinyurl.com/SANHholiday) Content warnings: some strong language, depiction of OCD rituals, intrusive thoughts, mention of alcohol.  Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. This episode featured the voices of Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, A. R. OLIVIERI as Lee, Bob Raymonda as Andy, and Katie Youmans as Joyce. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia, on unceded Appomatoc territory. 
07:60
November 30, 2021
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/)
15:28
March 03, 2021
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 seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
01:12:56
February 15, 2021
Mishpocha
In the Seen and Not Heard finale, Bet finds balance and sees a clear path forward in her life at last.  Transcript. (https://tinyurl.com/yyv33bor) Content warnings: some strong language, discussion of OCD rituals, mention of alcohol. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.  This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Sena Bryer as Elaine, Eleanor Grey as Kit, Daisy Guevara as Ivy, Sean Lenhart as David, and Caroline Mincks as Bet.  Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.  And - thank you for joining us.  Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
23:45
January 22, 2021
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. Content warnings: some strong language, depiction of OCD rituals, and mention of alcohol. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y2r8lesx) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Sena Bryer as Elaine, Cole Burkhardt as Greer, Danyelle Ellet as the Interviewer, Adelaide Gardner as Jane, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Eleanor Grey as Kit, Daisy Guevara as Ivy, Cassie Josephs as Cara, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, Kyle Rhys-Marsh as Matt and Ron, and Marnie Warner as the Newscaster. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
20:41
January 11, 2021
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.  Content warnings: discussion of ableism, discussion of mental illness (specifically OCD), discussion of abusive relationships with parents, discussion of religion, some strong language, mention of alcohol, and discussion of death and grief. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/yc7oca7g) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.  Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. This episode featured the voices of Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, and Marnie Warner as the Baker. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
23:11
December 28, 2020
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 seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.
38:37
December 14, 2020
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 seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. 
40:57
November 10, 2020
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 seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com
01:11:19
November 01, 2020
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 seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com
41:43
October 11, 2020
I Got You
Another attempt at some "normal" falls flat, and a loss in the Kline family brings about a confrontation. Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong language, mention of alcohol, discussion of illness and hospital stay, hospital setting, discussion of death and grief.  Transcript can be found here (https://tinyurl.com/y3wvtgru). Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.   Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear.  This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Cole Burkhardt as the High School Friend, Danyelle Ellet as the Doctor, Adelaide Gardner as Elaine's Student, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Cassie Josephs as the Former Teacher, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, and Marnie Warner as the Family Friend.   Special thanks to Riley C. J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.   Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.   Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory. 
20:52
October 06, 2020
Fine
As the High Holidays approach, Bet gets sucked in to more family time and has an unexpected visitor. Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong language, mention of alcohol. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/yywo47cx)  Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Sean Lenhart as David, and Caroline Mincks as Bet. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
20:40
September 22, 2020
Darts
Bet attempts to be part of a family gathering. It goes about as well as can be expected.  Content warnings: ableism, conflict, some strong language, mention of alcohol. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y3g69cjf)  Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with music by Gavin Crockett and sound design by Tal Minear. This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, Sean Lenhart as David, Caroline Mincks as Bet, and Marnie Warner as the hostess. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. Seen and Not Heard is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
20:23
September 08, 2020
Prologue Four: An Extremely Jewish Answer
Bet decides to try to get some answers about her situation from her rabbi.  Content warnings: mention of illness/hospital stay. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y3l9t9gp)  Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett. This episode featured the voices of Caroline Mincks as Bet and Evan Tess Murray as the rabbi. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
08:40
August 02, 2020
Prologue Three: An Attempt
Ah, family dinners. Surely a time for pleasant conversations and emotional openness!  Content warnings: ableism, conflict, complicated family relationships, mention of alcohol. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y2dxls79)Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett. This episode featured the voices of Sena Bryer as Elaine, Leslie Gideon as Sarah, Steven Goldman as Joe, and Caroline Mincks as Bet. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
07:38
July 26, 2020
Prologue Two: Speed Dating
...apparently speed dating is still a thing? Against her better judgement, Bet decides to give it a shot.  Content warnings: Mention of illness/hospital stay, ableism, mention of sex. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y5k5pvfb) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account. Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett. This episode featured the voices of Caroline Mincks as Bet and Graham Rowat as Thomas. Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script. Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com. This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
04:51
July 19, 2020
Prologue One: Community
Bet attempts to take some initiative and attend a sign language class.  Content warnings: Mention of illness, mention of alcohol, some strong language, ableism. Transcript can be found here. (https://tinyurl.com/y6yredlu) Transcripts are also available on our Twitter account.  Seen and Not Heard is written and directed by Caroline Mincks, with sound design by Tal Minear and music by Gavin Crockett.  This episode featured the voices of Chad Brockbrader as James, Cole Burkhardt as Greer, Adelaide Gardner as Jane, Cassie Josephs as Cara, and Caroline Mincks as Bet.  Special thanks to Riley C.J. Kenway and Evan Tess Murray for their consultation on this script.  Follow us on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod, or email us at seenandnotheardpod@gmail.com.  This podcast is produced in central Virginia on unceded Appomatuk territory.
08:46
July 12, 2020
Seen and Not Heard Teaser
(Mid-tempo acoustic guitar music plays.) BET: What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses?  My name is Bet Kline, and...I'm deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now my life has been upended, I have to figure out how to carve out a new path for myself and navigate my way down it. Easier said than done. Seen and Not Heard, an audio drama about hearing loss and deaf gain, is available wherever you find your podcasts. (Music fades.)
00:57
February 05, 2020