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Release Date: 04/11/2020

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode: Teen angst, older wiser lesbians, an obsession with Avril Lavigne, driving in the car with your crush, dead dads…MJ takes a page out of Alison Bechdel's book and attempts the impossible. This episode was created by MJ Farrell Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Kate Jones, Anooj Bhandari, Katy Kay Chelena, Val Ramirez, Lucia Arias.  If you like what you...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode: Chan’s putting her queer matchmaking skills to the test and is in hot pursuit of Julia’s soulmate...if soulmates even exist… Think you or someone you know might be a good match for Julia? Head to and make yourself known! This episode was created by Chan Lin Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Toni, Julia, Stephanie and the Hot Tender Jocks, Diana, Robin,...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode: hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle…WTF how is a cow gonna jump over the moon? Who even wrote that nursery rhyme? How big is the average cow? Can you milk a bull? Is there such thing as “over” in space? Can a person sustain pure joy across their lifetime? Listen as Jake attempts to answer all these questions...and more. This episode was created by Jake Banasiewicz. Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode, listen as our own "Manship of La Mancha" attempts to make an NBA roster. Check out Mike's TikTok .  This episode was created by Mike Manship. Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Gary Belsky, Karen, Bee, and Calvin Manship, Jonathan Krieger, and Sharine Wittkopp If you like what you hear and want to support the New York Neo-Futurists, subscribe to the show,...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode, we get alchemical, as Val looks to morph and transmute, claiming the power of gold and gas.  This episode was created by Val Ramirez. Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Neo-Futurists Annie Levin, Amelia Bethel, Anon Bhandari, Brent Whiteside, Carter,  Chan, Greg Lakhan, Jackson Bird, Jake Banana, Katie Kay Chelena, Kyra Sims, Lee LeBreton, Michael John...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode, on his 10 year New Yorkaveraary Brent retraces his steps, from his first apartment to the auditions that he took. He wonders, do dreams have an expiration date? This episode was created by Brent Whiteside. Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Michael John Improta, Carter, Jay, Rob Neill, and Brent’s Mom.  If you like what you hear and want to support the New...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode, Anooj gets into fruit and fraud.  This episode was created by Anooj Bhandari. Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov Special thanks this episode to Anooj’s dad.  If you like what you hear and want to support the New York Neo-Futurists, subscribe to the show, tell a friend, and leave a review on your listening app of choice. We’d love to hear from you! @nyneofuturists on , , or . If...

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This season on Hit Play, we are facing impossible tasks – one audio experiment at a time. This episode, Lee taps in to the history of one of New York's East Village's hidden treasures.  This episode was created by Lee LeBreton.  Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi Our sound designer is Anthony Sertel Dean Our logo is by Gabriel Drozdov  Special thanks this episode to the New York Historical Society, NYC LGBT Historic Sites project, and the Mob Queens Podcast.  If you like what you hear and want to support the New York Neo-Futurists, subscribe to...

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We are coming back for season 4, but first, we want to share with you the work made by the students in Joey Rizzolo's course “Podcasting Non-Illusory Audio Art” at Oberlin College. These students studied Neo-Futurist forms of storytelling and told their own stories using a wide array of sound modes.  If you want to learn more about how we make our work, visit to see when we are teaching our next workshop.  Hit Play Season 4: Impossible Task premieres on August 23rd, so stay tuned right here and tell your friends!

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This episode featured work by: Hilary Asare featuring Robin Virginie, Lee LeBreton, Anooj Bhandari, Anthony Sertel Dean, and Joey Rizzolo.

Our logo was designed by Shelton Lindsay.

Our sound is designed by Anthony Sertel Dean.

Léah Miller is our associate producer. 

Hit Play is produced by Anthony Sertel Dean and Julia Melfi. 

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