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Starting on live TV at a beauty pageant, we follow four women across two referendums to explore the consequences of talking about abortion and discover the quiet power and hidden dangers of speech itself. And when a young Josh Healy learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought is of his grandmothers.
Lights Out: A Sense of Quietness
This story follows a line of connection through four women across two referendums to explore the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion. Starting on live television at a beauty pageant, we hear from a journalist, a radio producer, the founder of a woman's clinic and a woman traveling from Ireland to the UK - and discover the quiet power and hidden dangers of speech itself.
This story contains threats of sexual assault and discusses abortion. Please take care while listening.
It was produced by Eleanor McDowall and features Brianna Parkins, Siobhan McHugh and Anne Connolly, as well as the anonymous woman who traveled. With additional recordings courtesy of Zoë Comyns and Regan Hutchins.
To hear more documentaries from the Lights Out series, everything is freely available on the Falling Tree website.
Barbara & Esther
When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought… is of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta
This story was told at SNAP LIVE in New York. Watch Josh’s live performance!
The original music was composed by Alex Mandel, and performed by Alex and the Snap Judgment Playaz — Tim Frick and David Brandt. It was recorded and mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller.
Artwork by Teo Ducot
Special thanks to Yera, Annie Ngyuen, and Richard Bowie for collecting tape out on the streets for this episode.
Season 13 - Episode 37