APR '20
APRIL '20

Two Lies & A Truth: SAIC Beat Season 3

SAIC Beat, F's award-winning podcast, returns with a new format.

By Dustin Lowman, Luis López & Olivia Canny

SAIC

Dustin Lowman (MFAW 2020), Luis López (MANAJ 2020), and Olivia Canny (MANAJ 2021) produce a monthly podcast exploring the inner lives of SAIC community members. This winter, SAIC Beat was awarded Best Podcast at the 2020 Illinois College Press Association awards.

Illustration by Raven Mo

Brontë Mansfield
Bio: SAIC New Arts Journalism adjunct faculty member and alumna. Skilled podcaster currently working on a science-fiction audio series called "Keeper One," based on an 800-page book written by her mother. Well-traveled — all of Brontë’s lies and truths are themed around her globe-trots. 

Inconsequential Love: The Sims 4, a love that derives from the early 2000s original Sims, which a young Brontë played as a test subject in a study of how young girls interact with video games.

Story #1: While visiting Japan at the tender age of 14, Brontë had her photo taken and then displayed on a billboard in the country’s rural mountainside. 

Story #2: At a tartan handbag shop in Edinburgh, Scotland, Brontë bumped into a descendant of her ancestor’s mortal enemy, revisiting a centuries-old blood feud. 

 Story #3: In a tragic end to a would-have-been magical evening, Brontë’s date to a British military ball dumped her for another attendee.






Anna Godfrey
SAIC junior, comic artist, and podcaster who's currently specializing in sound design and writing for audio. As Production Manager for Free Radio SAIC, they're responsible for keeping things running at the radio booth, which they consider their second home.

Inconsequential Love: Joe Teas, specifically the lids, and even more specifically the little pop button, which they click in class while holding in their pocket.

Story #1: Ten minutes after crossing the border into Canada with their high school band, Anna had their first encounter with a moose.

Story #2: At a statewide meeting of high school GSAs, Anna met drag queen celebrity and Tension Tamer devotee Coco Peru, who later followed them on Twitter.

Story #3: After their friend Sophia got her hand stuck in a sewer grate, Anna's dad came to the rescue with a power drill.









Story #1: Just ten minutes after crossing the border into Canada with their high school band, Anna had their first up close encounter with a moose.

Story #2: At a statewide meeting of high school GSAs, Anna met drag queen celebrity and Tension Tamer devotee Coco Peru, who later followed them on Twitter.

Story #3: After their friend Sophia pinched her phone over a sewer grate and got her hand stuck while hanging out in the street, Anna's dad came to the rescue with a power drill. f

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