From Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Quiet Part Loud is an audio horror fable that explores the terrifying power of a violent, virulent, and unrelenting lie. It’s a haunting parable of monsters both human and otherworldly and a fictional but unflinching examination of the current animosity, fear, and divisiveness in America.
With immersive audio and sound design, Quiet Part Loud stands out from other horror narrative podcasts. The show consists of 12 bite-sized episodes that are available now for listeners to binge all at once.
Conservative radio personality Rick Egan (Tracy Letts) lost his platform in the wake of 9/11 for spreading xenophobic rumors surrounding a group of missing Muslim teenagers. Eight years later, a washed-up Rick is slumming it on the convention circuit when a mysterious woman (Christina Hendricks) presents a tantalizing revelation: One of the missing teens is back. This sends Rick on a quest for vindication as he follows a trail of unfathomable events. He is left face to face with the true culprit…The Blank (Taran Killam), a faceless sound parasite that thrives on the air of hatred. Rick receives a Faustian bargain from the mysterious entity and is about to find out exactly how far he will go to claw his way back to the top.
Quiet Part Loud stars Tracy Letts as Rick Egan, Nikohl Boosheri as Noor, Christina Hendricks as Allied Alice, Taran Killam as The Blank, Milly Shapiro as Becca, Arian Moayed as Tariq, Alfredo Narciso as Vernon, Krish Marwah as Khalil, Krysta Rodriguez as Gaby, Heidi Armbruster as Nicole, Dariush Kashani as Imam, Ali Louis Bourzgui as Hassan, Marwan Salama as Yusef, and Pooya Mohseni as Fatima. All episodes can be found on Spotify here.
Quiet Part Loud is written by Mac Rogers and Clay McLeod Chapman, and directed by Mimi O’Donnell. From Producers Geoff Foster, Amy McLeish, and Katie Pastore, and Executive Producers Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Mimi O’Donnell.