Radiotopia descibes The Heart as: a podcast about intimacy and humanity. It’s comprised of a community of writers, radio makers, and artists who make personal documentary work about bodies, love, power dynamics and all of the invisible things in the air between Humans. The Heart is from Radiotopia and Mermaid Palace.
Mermaid Palace describes itself as follows:
We are an audio company. We are an art company.
We make audio facts and audio fictions (a.k.a. Podcasts). We make performances and experiences. We make films and one day we will make television.
Founded and directed by Kaitlin Prest in community with her friends and colleagues.
On the Mermaid Palace, you can find some additional information about The Heart. It is a Peabody nominated podcast and longstanding feminist platform for highly crafted narrative work about bodies, gender, love, and power.
The show as created by Kaitlin Prest, with Mitra Kaboli in 2014, and went out of production at the end of 2017. On January 15th, 2020, the show is coming back with a new creative team and a new commitment to radical, feminist, artmaking.
Neiman Lab reported that Kaitlin Prest is the creator of The Heart. She is Canadian, and known for her work around the contours of intimacy. The Shadows is her big fiction project for the Canadian Broadcasting System.