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The Diarist Podcast

The Diarist Podcast is a dramatic audio drama series set in the 1950s about a young woman working as a secretary in a large New York City advertising firm.

After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.

Andrea meets Richard Hayes, one of the firm's partners. An attraction takes hold. To everyone at the firm, Richard is the powerful yet kind and respectful executive with tragic home life. He appears to be a devoted husband to Margaret, a dangerous “lunatic” who is in and out of psychiatric hospitals.

Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into Richard's bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity.1)