The Breaking Good Podcast

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This is a true story about faith, fun, poverty, identity, mental-illness-and-resilience, all centered around a drug-dealing toddler.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

The Breaking Good podcast was made possible by the Louisville Institute and with special thanks to the Western Indiana Community Foundation, Vermillon County Community Foundation, and the Collegeville Institute. Additional special thanks to Mark Bennett, a journalist at the Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Except for Judith Dana Lewman Trent, her father, and her mother, all legal names, street names, identifying details of living characters have been changed or composited to protect their privacy.

The introduction to each episode of this podcast features licensed music entitled “From the Heartland” by Seastock.

The Breaking Good podcast was produced, recorded, and edited by Profound Productions with Audacity® software. Audacity® software is copyright © 1999-2021 Audacity Team. It is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The name Audacity® is a registered trademark.

Episode 1 – She Grew Up in an Indiana Town

In episode one, we meet Dana from Dana: Ernie Pyle enthusiast, and child of the 90s. Dana literally grew up in an Indiana town. But this is no ordinary small town experience. Listen as Dana builds an unbelievable world of faith, mental illness, poverty, and substance use.

Audio Credits

Corn Field Sound of Wind and Crickets 4K Rustling Corn Stalks ASMR Autumn Ambience (YouTube)

Record Scratches

Willy Berking – Immer wieder Rhythmus (1943) (YouTube)

The most terrifying sounds of World War II (YouTube)

Martha Tilton – I’ll Walk Alone (1944) (YouTube)

Sad Night by Robbero

Illasoul by Robbero

Hour of Power – First Episode (YouTube)

Interstellar by Mindseye

Blood (Instrumental) by Anthem of Rain

mixedSignals by airtone

Episode 2: This Semi-Charmed Kind of Life

J. Dana Trent and her father, Richard “King” Lewman

In episode two, when Dana’s parents’ drug trafficking business points the family to the test, we find out that even the smallest miracles are short-lived.

Audio Credits

timebing by airtone

Oral Roberts.Circa 1950s. (YouTube)

Hour of Power – First Episode (YouTube)

Redwood Trail by Jason Shaw on

Sneaker Snooper by Jason Shaw on

The Chance by Jason Shaw on

Saloon Rag by Jason Shaw on

I Like Peanuts by Jason Shaw on

Chasin’ It by Jason Shaw on

Beautiful Daughter by Jason Shaw on

Raga Kirwani – Alaap, Jor and Vilambit Grat (with Tabla) in Sitarkhani Taal by Soumitra Lahiri and Shailendra Mishra

With These Wings by essewq

blackSnow by airtone

Sammy Terry Intro (YouTube)

Ghosts In Your Mind by Darkroom

adrift by airtone

Jerus by septahelix

Episode 3 – I Saw the Sign

In episode three, when Dana’s father and mother died unexpectedly, she is forced to reconcile and repair a shameful past full of regret. While Dana faces her deepest wounds, she finds healing in a surprising place. 

Audio Credit

Between_Worlds (Instrumental) by Aussens@iter

resonance by airtone

Melancholy Trumpet by spinningmerkaba

Blues for Jan by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD)

Ice and Chilli by _ghost

The Broken by Admiral Bob

Only Sometimes by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD)

Too Far Away – The Long Ride Home Mix by J.Lang

Episode 4: Epilogue, Breaking Good

Where are they now? Dana’s return home helps build a brighter future for town residents.

Audio Credits

resonance by airtone

Episode 5: Big Announcement!

Breaking Good is turning into a book!