A Pact With God

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A Pact With God[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Serious Monologue, 61 minutes
Preceded by: Bedtime Stories
Followed by: When She's Asleep, She Looks Like An Angel

The development is called The Fountains...

A Pact With God is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1985.


  • Joe narrates a home movie documenting a visit to his parents.
  • A repeated passage: diving in the ocean, racing through country roads at night and driving into a telephone pole. Thunder as the voice of Joe's father. "He'd speak softly, if he could."
  • A man Joe's parents admire suffers from a brain disease, degenerates, and is institutionalized.
  • The life of Joe's mother, and her youth in Europe.
  • Freddy's illness.
  • Making a deal with god; jogging to prevent Freddy from having cancer.


This is an incomplete record of the music in this program. If you can add more information, please do.

Shared material

Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "Technical production by Tom Strother."


  • Portions of this material were performed live in NYC in October 2011.