Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audio drama, produced by HartLife NFP in Chicago, IL. Learn more at www.ourfaircity.com
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ArtGeekMom
Dec 2 '19
Rating:   10
AMAZING

We all have that book or movie that we weren’t sure about, but kept going with, only to find out it’s amazing. This podcast is one of those. To be honest this took me a couple of tries. I didn’t understand what direction this was going or how the characters fit. But I gave it another go, and let it play. After awhile I realised that every episode left me needing to know what happens. I didn’t want to listen to anything else, and ended up binging the series. In the last 8 years I’ve listened to hundreds of podcasts. This show is hands down my favourite. Writing, acting, production, imagery, all phenomenal. Do yourself a favour, put your headphones on, strap in, and give this a real chance. It’s REALLY REALLY GOOD!!

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Fluffy / Shmib
Nov 13 '19
Rating:   10
A flawed start, but a great ending.

If you enjoy absurdism, sci-fi, postapocalyptica, steampunk, and old-timey radio, (Even though this isn't steampunk but bear with us) you'll probably love this! But there's one thing I've always told people about this show:"The toilet humor can be distracting, but it's necessary to keep the podcast as lighthearted as it is."After all. If they just stuck to jokes about how nightmarish the society is, well... it'd be easy to lose hope real quick and start seeing everything as just one big joke. So, what's the podcast without the jokes?It's a tale of people desperately trying to survive in a corporate-run, climate disaster-ravaged dystopia that sees the preservation of human lives as the bottom line, and doesn't care in the least about individuals. It's a cautionary tale that shows just what happens if a corporation runs every aspect of human life, (Speaking of which, if you liked Obsidian's game Outer Worlds you'll love this) and it shows what happens when rebellion stops becoming a distant dream and becomes a necessity. Yes, it's political. But those themes, I think, improve the show. It gives it a feeling of being grounded, despite all the absurdism from giant ants, Herbert West (call him Herbert. yes, THAT Herbert West) the Reanimator, zombies, cryogenically frozen scientists, mole people, and day-to-day life in HartLife. PS: If you start losing hope, don't worry. The ending is... well. You'll have to see it to believe it.

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Judedoodles
Nov 6 '19
Rating:   2
Very sad

I honestly loved this podcast until they started pushing a political agenda in the 7th season, very disappointing for them to sell out after all this time. Still a great story, but ultimately tainted by biases.

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Lord Gro
Oct 13 '19
Rating:   10
Very clever, and very funny

Episodic humor/sci.fi. set a few centuries in the future in Hartford, duringthe upcoming ice age. ;) Very funny, with slyreferences to classic science fiction and some other things(such as a song by Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers).

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speye22e
Oct 9 '19
Rating:   10
Just plain fun

This quirky audio drama takes place in a corporate-run city in the middle of a post-apocalyptic tundra wasteland. Rather than make it dark and gritty, the creators made a fun story filled with a colorful ensemble cast of characters including:-your friendly neighborhood mole people -a mad scientist trying to bring the dead back to life-another, rival mad scientist -a tough and protective mother determined to drag her adult son out of the trouble he made-her wayward son-a near indestructible sewer worker with his trusty shovel-his sharp, conniving girlfriend-a suspicious dead disposal driver And more!

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moppet_mi
Oct 7 '19
Rating:   10
So. Much. Fun.

High production quality, reminiscent of classic radio dramas - with a strong nod to modern racy subject matter, and more than a dash of gore. Sounds weird? It is! And, thank our lucky stars, Policies! Made it through four seasons so far, and thrilled there are four more. Dark topics are countered and balanced by wonderful humor. Well done, all - and again, thank you!

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H.A.Jah
Oct 7 '19
Rating:   10
So. Much. Fun.

High production quality, reminiscent of classic radio dramas - with a strong nod to modern racy subject matter, and more than a dash of gore. Sounds weird? It is! And, thank our lucky stars, Policies! Made it through four seasons so far, and thrilled there are four more. Dark topics are countered and balanced by wonderful humor. Well done, all - and again, thank you!

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~ Violet ~
Aug 19 '19
Rating:   10
For Science!

Campy and heartbreaking humor. Impeccable narrative sound, lots of extras.

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icsweett911
Jul 8 '19
Rating:   10
Fantastic!

This story is fun. I binged this right from the beginning and have recommended it to all my friends.

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Repgh
May 10 '19
Rating:   10
Funny and unexpected

Fun story with likable characters in a well-defined setting. Unexpected gem.

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Babzilla392
Mar 25 '19
Rating:   10
Listen Dear Policies

Funny, well written podcast that holds your attention and keeps you coming back for more. See you in the tunnels.

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Shaushau
Mar 21 '19
Rating:   10
Lost in the tunnels!!!

I love I mean LOVE this podcast. You get lost in the story with these amazing actors and sounds affects. Just awesome, try it you’ll like it!!!

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dob2008
Mar 12 '19
Rating:   10
Great choice for a long story in short bites

I’ve enjoyed a large number of audio-dramas via podcasts. Some came recommended on Reddit and were not up to the raves. However, OFC is incredible. The characters are unique (and well-acted), the soundscape is tremendous, the story is very enjoyable. Each episode is generally 10-20 minutes, so you don’t feel like you need an hour to invest and you’ll never be tempted to speed it up. The story is tongue-in-cheek funny commentary on corporate power (an insurance company’s stranglehold over its “policies” in post-apocalyptic New England), mixed in with zombies, species reactions, race relations, and laughable science references. The first 6 seasons or so are utterly without advertising!

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Cutedragonkitten
Feb 26 '19
Rating:   10
Great show !

“Our Fair City” is extremely funny. The actors are very talented and the audio quality and sound effects are fantastic. The story is intriguing.

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W3rleBird
Feb 12 '19
Rating:   6
Drinking Game

Take a shot whenever any character is particular about their name (e.g. “Call me ______” or “Don’t call me ______”)Note to writers: this is not a substitute for an interesting character!

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KateCrest
Jan 12 '19
Rating:   10
Smarts, skill, humor, heart

You’ll be quickly won over by the incredible writing, acting, and production of Our Fair City. But the greatest strengths of the show are its brilliantly-realized setting & lore, and its ability to braid tongue-in-cheek sci-fi tropes, humor, and kindness into the smartest social satire in podcasting. I mean: a climate disaster has created a totalitarian, capitalist regime where some citizens are considered sub-human and the biggest holiday is called Exclusion Day. I know, right?And they started this close to a decade ago.I’ve listened to the entire arc of the series multiple times, and found new things to love about this excellent story each time. I’ve laughed and cried. You will, too. Incidentally, “government propaganda” is maybe the best in-world reason for audio files that I’ve ever heard. And this team is SO good at saying two opposing things at once.Next week, OFC is finally, bittersweetly, satisfyingly coming to its well-earned conclusion. But that means you can binge nine years of story, beginning to end. And you should. So venture into the tunnels, dear Policy. Do it FOR SCIENCE. You might find, in Hartlife, All The Life You’ll Ever Need (tm).PS: Thank you, OFC Radio team. For everything.

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ObviouslyFaikeAcount
Jan 12 '19
Rating:   10
It’s just that good

If you like sci fi and comedy with plenty of cheesy goop all over it.

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sbean14628
Jan 3 '19
Rating:   8
Weird but addictive!

This is a bit of an odd podcast. But the more you listen the more attached you get! Very unique and always something new going on. Sometimes there’s so many voices/characters it gets a little tough to tell them apart but overall you get the idea of what’s going on. If you’re interested in nerdy/sci fi/futuristic genres this is a great podcast!

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thebrowniebro
Dec 27 '18
Rating:   10
Listen, and Remember!

It's taken me a few months to get through the whole show this year, but I have loved every minute of it! I just recently got into podcasts and this was my very first one! My love to all those whose hard work has gone into creating Our Fair City. Like the city of Hartlife, may your stories continue! Thank you for the wonderful adventure!

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