Silent Sea

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Silent Sea[1]
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
November 12, 2000
Debi Mae West, Larry Block, David Rapkin, Joe Frank
Karma Style, Improv Actors, 55 minutes
Preceded by: Karma Crash
Followed by: Mystery

When I'm away from home, I repeatedly check my answering machine with my cell phone to see if she's called.

Silent Sea is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on November 12, 2000.


  • Joe imagines stalking an ex.
  • Program is cut with readings of T. S. Eliot's "Portrait of a Lady", "Ash Wednesday", "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
  • Larry Block talks about death.
  • Discussing philosophy with crazy preacher character, Jesus stopped by traffic patrol.
  • Debi Mae West talks about a Halloween party.
  • Joe talks about following an ex into church, travels with her forever.
  • Preacher character recites koans then spirals into nonsense.
  • Larry discusses alternatives to suicide, stealing a kayak and paddling up the Hudson river, boat fantasies.
  • Debi's further party adventures.
  • Further Poetry reading.
  • Debi chants for world peace, talks talks about her cancer misdiagnosis as a miracle.
  • Joe imagines watching a film of his ex's life.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "With Debi Mae West, Larry Block, David Rapkin, and Joe Frank. Poetry by T. S. Eliot. Production by JC Swiatek and Bob Carlson. Music consultant: Thomas Golubić. Production assistance: Esmé Gregson."