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In The Cards

Author: Next Chapter Podcasts, Kevin Henderson

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Connor Ratliff (“Dead Eyes”) stars as Gil, a low level ad man who is fated to lose at everything. When Nadya (Jamie Ann Romero), the beautiful niece of the psychic Bella (Laila Robins), reads his tarot cards and informs him that the universe is against him, he vows to change his destiny. Cheered on by his co-worker and best friend Lex (Steven Boyer), Gil studies philosophy under Professor Towers (Chukwudi Iwuji) and faces an epic showdown with supernatural forces.

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Connor Ratliff (“Dead Eyes”) stars as Gil, a low level ad man who is fated to lose at everything. When Nadya (Jamie Ann Romero), the beautiful niece of the psychic Bella (Laila Robins), reads his tarot cards and informs him that the universe is against him, he vows to change his fortune. Cheered on by his co-worker and best friend Lex (Steven Boyer), Gil studies philosophy under Professor Towers (Chukwudi Iwuji) en route to an epic showdown with destiny. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The first two episodes of "In The Cards," an existential romantic comedy about a born loser who takes on fate, go live on Wednesday, August 9! Connor Ratliff (“Dead Eyes”) stars as Gil, a low level ad man who is fated to lose at everything. When Nadya (Jamie Ann Romero), the beautiful niece of the psychic Bella (Laila Robins), reads his tarot cards and informs him that the universe is against him, he vows to change his fortune. Cheered on by his co-worker and best friend Lex (Steven Boyer), Gil studies philosophy under Professor Towers (Chukwudi Iwuji) en route to an epic showdown with destiny. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil visits a psychic after Lex asserts he has the worst luck of any person he’s ever met. Nadya, the beautiful psychic, isn’t exactly truthful about what she sees in Gil’s tarot spread. Later, after attending a college philosophy class, Gil has serious doubts about his standing in the universal order. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unmoored, Gil returns to the tarot card shop for another look at what the stars have to say regarding his destiny. Later, Lex heads to the tarot shop to defend Gil and meets Nadya’s aunt, Bella. Under great emotional duress, Gil hands in his first philosophy paper. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil makes plans with Nadya which irks the Universe. At work, Gil and Lex find their backs against the wall. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil takes Nadya to a quaint French cafe. The universe, not happy with Gil’s disobedience, does its best to turn Gil and Nadya’s outing into a disaster while Lex pays Bella an unexpected visit at the Tarot Card Shop. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil and Lex audition terrible actresses to be the face of the Corker Cheese Curl ad campaign. Nadya asks Bella to read her fortune which turns tense. Gil and Professor Towers heatedly argue about the philosophical theories dealing with inevitability leaving fellow students confused. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil charmingly recounts the production of his TV commercial to Nadya. The success of the commercial, among other things, convinces Lex that Gil has in fact beaten the Universe and officially changed his loser fate. Lex runs a test to prove his theory. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gil and Nadya head to the carnival while Lex, on his own date with Bella, questions her about the inevitability of destiny. When Gil and Nadya get closer the Universe intervenes in several big ways. Gil’s professional life also flies off the rails. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nadya, still under a spell, won’t take Gil’s calls. As Gil and Lex fight to save their careers Gil finds out Nadya is headed off to Montreal with Professor Towers. Gil drops everything to stop her from leaving. It’s a final battle with the Universe which could prove deadly. “IN THE CARDS”, was written and directed by KEVIN HENDERSON. Cast: CONNOR RATLIFF as GIL STEVEN BOYER as LEX LAILA ROBINS as BELLA JAMIE ANN ROMERO as NADYA CHUKWUDI IWUJI as PROFESSOR PETER TOWERS ROBERT CUCCIOLI as JIM JOANNA GLUSHAK as CATHERINE CORKER, HELGA and OTHERS MAHRI SANDOVAL as CLEA and OTHERS CHRIS HENRY COFFEY as BRYSON and OTHERS NANCY RODRIGUEZ as MONICA and OTHERS DELPHI HARRINGTON as MRS. TASSIOPOULOS and OTHERS MICHAEL GOODFRIEND as ROBERT and OTHERS ADDITIONAL VOICES performed by: AMY MALLOY GIGI HENDERSON DECLAN HENDERSON ADAMARIS GUTIERREZ …and COURTNEY ROSEMONT   Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA.   Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.   The Managing Director of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.   Special thanks to Jeff Talbott, Mike Mariano and Tallula Henderson    “IN THE CARDS” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit ncpodcasts.com for more about the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"And it goes something like this….” Laila Robins interprets what’s in the cards for writer / director Kevin Henderson and producer Michael Goodfriend, taking listeners on the path from Minneapolis to Yale to a fateful Halloween party at Claire Danes’s home to persevering past the meanest review any critic ever wrote Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Kinda reminded me of being in 8th grade and talking to your crush on the phone…” The mellifluous Jamie Ann Romero recounts her experience working with Connor Ratliff on In the Cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hear Chukwudi Iwuji make his debut in improv as he recalls how he conned his father into sending him from London to Yale in order to pursue theater under the guise of an Economics degree, and how a worn-out VHS tape of Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole’s “Becket” inspired him as a child growing up in Addis Ababa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Some people play ball”: Steve Boyer explains why Connor Ratliff was so easy to work with. Plus, how puppet fucking can enhance your acting career! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“I tend to talk long”: Actor/Comedian Connor Ratliff leads us on a journey from the inception of podcasts through the Old Testament to the future of Gil Garson and into Heaven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (4)

EvoTerra

Mystics and mediums make me sleepy, but this show was a blast. Great characters, a fun story line. And it sounds amazing!

Feb 13th
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Cari Jones

None of these will play, boo!

Oct 10th
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Bella Ring

Wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I am ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Aug 19th
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