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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 6 2017 2:04 PM UTC +00:00

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About the Podcast

Here's What I've Heard is a serialized audio documentary that investigates family stories through one-on-one interviews and careful research. Our team believes that every family has a story worth telling—but not every family agrees on how the story should be told. Here's What I've Heard will explore a new story each season to find the truth behind each family's collective memory.

Season One

On November 6, 1965, the Kline family was traveling northbound on the Avenal cutoff when their vehicle was hit head-on by a drunk driver. Gerald and Linda Kline, along with their baby daughter, Theresa, were killed almost instantly. Their two young sons, Jerry and Paul, survived—but would forever wonder about the life that could have been.

In the premiere season of Here's What I've Heard, we'll follow Jerry's daughter, Courtney, as she searches for answers about the accident, speaks to those involved to learn details about the tragedy and uncovers an aftermath that's steeped in romance, revenge and murder.

Who Would Like Here’s What I’ve Heard?

If you like true crime, history or storytelling podcasts, Here’s What I’ve Heard is probably perfect for you. The producers were inspired by a number of similar podcasts, such as Serial, RadioLab, Crimetown, This American Life and Someone Knows Something, among others. 

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Production on Here's What I've Heard is already underway, but there are costs associated with podcasting that we need help covering. In addition to web hosting, administrative tools and mixing fees, our producers will need to travel as they conduct interviews and visit the scene of the event. The faster we receive funding, the more quickly we can bring Season One straight to your podcast feed!

We greatly appreciate any donation you can spare—your support means the world to us!

Risks and challenges

To a certain extent, this project relies on the participation of parties who were involved in a life-changing event. We are still in the process of reaching out to these individuals, and anticipate that in some cases, they may not want to speak to us. That is why we do not rely solely on these interviews. Here's What I've Heard also does extensive research to find census data, court documents, newspaper articles and other documentation.

Fortunately, we have already experienced a great deal of cooperation from those parties that we've already interviewed. Our team plans to continue investigating and will be traveling to complete certain interviews. This will allow us to deliver a higher-quality audio experience, but it also takes more time to complete. If the project is funded, we hope to release the first episode around January 2018.

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