My #1 pick this week is Gimlet Media’s audio thriller Homecoming, starring well known film actors Catherine Keener, David Schwimner, Oscar Isaacs and Amy Sedaris. It’s fantastic and I’m hooked.
Catherine Keener plays Heidi Bergman, a caseworker at a facility for newly returned soldiers suffering from PTSD. Oscar Isaacs is Walter Cruz, one of the soldiers assigned to her, and David Schwimmer is Colin Belfast, Heidi’s boss. In the first episode, we move back and forth between two timelines: in the first, Heidi is just meeting Walter and welcoming him to the facility; in the second, it is several years later and a Department of Defense agent has tracked Heidi down to her current location, grilling her about her role in the project.
The production, writing and acting are terrific. Highly recommended!
Episode 1: Mandatory
Episode 2: Pineapple