Kaitlin Prest blends fact and fiction on her new podcast, The Shadows
News, interviews and true stories have taken over the podcasting world, but there's a new trend that's having a moment right now: audio fiction.
The Shadows is the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts. It explores love, sex and relationships in 2018, and it's pushing the boundaries of what audio fiction can do.
The new six-episode series is about a young woman named Kaitlin who thinks that love in the movies is like love in real life. It follows the anatomy of a relationship from a crush to an end. Although The Shadows is a fictional story, it draws on actual events from the life of its creator, Kaitlin Prest.
Today, Tom Power speaks to Prest about her brainchild, as well as the unique consequences and considerations of blending fact with fiction. The Shadowslaunches today, Tuesday, September 25. You can listen to it now on iTunes or find it wherever you download your podcasts. You can also listen to an excerpt, introduced by Tom Power, below.
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