50 Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Follow

56 Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Follow

There are a lot of different podcasts nowadays. From true stories, over tutorials, tips & tricks, to horror, sci-fi, and everything else. We here, just love fiction podcasts. Because of that, we have decided to make this article with the best fiction podcasts you need to listen and follow to this year (and later).

There are a lot of fiction podcasts out there, and we can’t find and follow them all, so if you think your podcast is good enough to be on our list, do contact us and we will see what we can do.

Best Fiction Podcasts

We have compiled this list of podcasts from what we follow and listen to, as well as from some big communities that recommended some of these podcasts. If you follow some great podcasts that we haven’t put on the list, let us know.

Let’s check the best fiction podcasts you need to start following this year.

Just to Be Nominated

Riley Audrey won the Academy Award for Best Actress after a long and arduous campaign. Later that night, she was found dead in a hotel room. Someone was not happy with her win. Leo Gold and Terri McPherson are the hosts of the popular award prediction podcast “Just to Be Nominated.” And they believe they hold the key to solve Riley’s death. Week by week, they’ll go back to listen to interviews they did with the major players and contenders of a controversial award season, and try to put the pieces together of who killed Riley Audrey.

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The Last Station

On the last radio station on earth after the apocalypse, a radio host makes her voice heard. In her broadcast, she discovers that she may not actually be the only one left after all.

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The Untold Tales

The Untold Tales Audio Anthologies podcast is a collection of 𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗦𝗖𝗜-𝗙𝗜 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 originally taken from a set of three published science fiction anthologies by Dr. J. A. Robinson, technologist, and author, and now including the brilliant writings of several more authors. Untold Tales is a collection of short stories of the highest caliber, perfect for your commute or unexpected down times.

These bite-sized audio dramas come in different flavors – Victorian Sci-Fi, parallel realities, communication chaos. Each episode of Untold Tales is an independent short story drenched in the luscious promises of danger, technology, love, horror, hope, intelligence, discoveries, and/or inexplicable mysteries. Arizona-based voice actor Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is the producer and chief narrator of The Untold Tales short story, sci-fi podcast. In just over 1 year, Untold Tales has over 4K downloads and has listenership in 40+ countries worldwide. 

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Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope

Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope is a daily (yes, every day) audio drama. Having launched in 2017 today (2021-09-15) is Day 1440. Mercury tells the story of a small group of people living in or around a college radio station broadcasting messages of hope and survival during the zombie apocalypse.

Rather than focusing on the horror, gore, and death that zombie shows normally feature, we instead strive to give practical survival advice, morale boosts, humor, or just whatever we think our listeners might need to get through the day. We like to say it’s living your best life under the worst circumstances. Starring David Benedict as Max O’Brien, Diana Lancaster as Dr. Rosalind Clark, and Lyssa Hoganson as Agnes Drew.

To preserve the illusion that this is a terrestrial radio broadcast, each episode is only available for 24 hours and then disappears to be replaced by the next day’s episode. There are a handful of episodes that are permanently available to give new listeners context, but the vast majority expire daily.

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Transmission: Unknown

Something sinister is happening in the Nevada desert. Is the government losing control of an experiment, or are conspiracy theorists creating hysteria? And what happened to Luke!? A local late-night DJ tries to separate fact from fiction through the eye-witness accounts of callers as a strange story unfolds in the fictional town of Springwell, NV.  Full-cast, scripted audio drama.. 

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Dark Dice

Dark Dice’s quest takes place after a failed attempt to save the world and follows the team’s hunt for revenge against the other player-controlled team. Goldblum stars as Elven Sorcerer Balmur (he sings, too!).  Dark Dice re-records NPC voices with trained voice actors and scores the entire podcast with foley art, 30 Medieval instruments, and a live 40-person choir singing in Icelandic, Elvish and more. In addition to Goldblum, the podcast features a cast of international actors who speak several languages and other fantasy tongues.

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BLEEDING LOVE: A NEW MUSICAL PODCAST

In a world where it’s too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart.

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The Library Fairy – Kids’ Stories and Folktales!

Join the community of kids, parents, teachers and librarians who love to listen to dynamic children’s stories from around the world in this weekly fantastical funcast! Immerse in the ancient art of storytelling accompanied by an array of instruments, sound effects, music and song. It’s fun and designed to engage children in stories, while boosting their cognitive, literacy and language skills.

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Venice

Fans of Nine Perfect Strangers are loving Venice, a scripted podcast that delves into the spiritual community in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice. Created by writer-producer Marisa Bramwell,Venice is centered around Jessica, whose attempt to mend the relationship with her flighty younger sister is upended when she’s lured by a charismatic spiritual leader. “I was inspired to write the show after spending years steeped in the spiritual community in West LA,” Bramwell says.

Over six short episodes, the bingeable scripted series follows Jessica as she tries to prevent her sister Mel from falling into the clutches of Chloe and Axl, the leaders of the spiritual manor Oasis. A former child-star-turned self-made spiritual guru, Chloe is representative of the influence Hollywood and social-media influencer culture have on spirituality, and the community drawn to it. Bramwell notes “the spiritual community in LA is truly a unique group of people.  

It includes everyone from failed actors-turned-spiritual influencers to those who are genuinely focused on helping others find healing and happiness in their lives. It can be either incredibly helpful to people, or incredibly dangerous.” The show takes some dark dips into psychological manipulation, drug use, sexual coercion in some circles, while offering moments of comedic relief and lightness.

The important thing to remember when listening to Venice is that it’s quite true to life. “About 95% of what I wrote happened to me or someone I know,” Bramwell states. “It’s concerning, but I think important for people to be aware of.” 

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Lavender Tavern 

ESCAPE TO WORLDS OF MYTHOLOGY, MAGIC, MONSTERS AND MEN LOVING MEN WITH A NEW PODCAST SERIES.

The Lavender Tavern is an anthology of original queer fairy tales, brought to you by the Faustian Nonsense podcast network.

Listen to professional voice actors tell tales of: children born with dice that determine their destiny…an imprisoned genie eager to tell you HIS side of the story…a man who thinks he has rediscovered magic 100 years after its extinction…and many more tales of adventure, comedy, and romance!

“I think we can all use an escape from the world right now,” Jonathan Cohen, creator and writer says. “What better place to go than worlds where magic, knights and dragons are real, and queer folk are free to follow their destiny?”

“We’ve been proud to launch the Lavender Tavern podcast as part of our FaustianNonsense podcast network. It follows our goals of bringing new, diverse voices to the podcasting landscape.” – Amie Kinch, Manager and CreativeDirector.

Season One launched on Valentine’s Day, 2021 with 11 full-length episodes and 13 minisodes.

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Putting 2&2 Together

What do you do when the sh*t has already hit the fan? An ex comic book artist. His estranged sister. The mild-mannered accountant who loved them both. And the ever-expanding world around them all. What begins as the aftermath of a love triangle evolves into a community of broken people seeking to heal each other and become the best versions of themselves by “Putting 2&2 Together.”

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Adventures of Tom & Ali: Podcatsters

Adventures of Tom and Ali Cat: Podcatsters is the ever evolving story of what happens after these two frisky felines found a human who offered them unconditional love and unlimited cuddles, and the freedom to get way too high on catnip while listening to podcasts, and the unwavering support to follow their dreams when they realized that there weren’t any podcasts made by cats, for cats and sometimes dogs, if they’re lucky.

Like, what’s that about? Everyone has a podcast these days. Hold on to your earholes, pussycats, because the Podcatsters are up to something, and it’s a 50/50 toss up whether it’ll be a good something or a nefarious, holy-cats-this-is-some-crazy-mess something. Either way, the human must NEVER find out the extent of their plans. It’s for her own good.

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The Others

The Others is a Sci-Fi Thriller audio-drama about a colonization spaceship that collides into an asteroid infected with ancient body-snatching aliens. The damaged ship is quickly overtaken by alien-zombies and the remaining crew must fight for survival. 

The story follows an indecisive young crew member, Mabel, who must discover how to transfer her mysterious immunity before everyone she loves dies.  Dr. Carter, Mabel’s love, becomes infected with the strongest alien entity, who is determined to torture and kill anyone in his path. But Dr. Carter remains conscious and attempts to fight off the demon within in hopes to rescue Mable.

Dr. Faith, the ship’s leading research scientist, is determined to discover an antidote to this alien invasion, in hopes of rescuing humanity back on Earth, no matter who must die in the process. Rey, the captain’s right hand, is determined to ensure the safety of the mission, crew, and the passengers to the new world, despite their justified mistrust in crew leadership after the true mission is revealed. 

Mabel discovers she’s immune after Dr. Carter bites her and she survives, unlike the others. She decides to subject herself to experiments with Dr. Faith, hoping to transfer her immunity to the survivors before Dr. Carter kills them. The experiments increase her power but cause her to lose herself to the alien mind control. Dr. Carter uses this newfound connection to hunt her friends down faster. She must discover a way to remove the connection without dying if she has any hope to transfer her immunity to save humanity.  

This epic tale was created by Manic Bee Media, a bootstraps audio-drama production company. Manic Bee Media is scheduled to release several other thrilling dramas in 2022, including a Cthulhu-based mystery, a witchy retelling of Cinderella, and dystopian sci-fi drama.

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CITY OF GHOSTS

In CITY OF GHOSTS, Lundy-Paine plays El Rivkin, a misanthropic information broker who makes a living collecting and selling the dirty secrets of New York’s elite, assisted by her business partner and only friend, the agoraphobic internet whiz Prizrak (Moises Arias).

The two are hired to investigate a journalist’s murder, and are taken from a burned-out apartment building to the highest levels of New York’s elites – a society El’s sister Talia (Erin Darke) is marrying into as she weds the old-moneyed James Chapman (James Scully).

The deeper El presses into the investigation, the more she is forced to confront her own history of trauma and mental illness. As she starts speaking back to the voices that haunt her, she discovers that one of them belongs to Sahar (Golshifteh Farahani), the murdered journalist herself.

Featuring a diverse, star-studded cast, talent including Moises Arias (Hannah Montana, The Jockey), Erin Darke (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Girls Revolt), Rich Sommer (Mad Men), Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Navid Negahban (Homeland, Aladdin) along with Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical, Bombshell) Golshifteh Farahani (Invasion, Extraction, Body of Lies) lend their voices to accompany creators Ryan Patch and Carina Green’s debut audio series.

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AS THE CURTAIN RISES – BROADWAY’S FIRST DIGITAL SOAP OPERA

After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision? Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?

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Spoiler Alert! with Tiff O and Riki

Spoiler Alert! with Tiff O and Riki is a TV and film review podcast where the hosts discuss and recap some of the most popular TV shows and movies. One of the hosts has a J.D. and is a self proclaimed TV and movie critic. She is analytical, critical and excitable. The other host has a journalism degree and brings thought and direction to the conversation.

Her thoughtful approach keeps it all together. Together, they are highly educated, highly melanated, highly opinionated girls with something to be heard. Join them as they provide down to earth viewpoints on the show or movie, the characters and themes. Top TV shows are Queen Sugar and This is Us; top movies include Antebellum and Da 5 Bloods. 

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Orphan Black: The Next Chapter

After a groundbreaking event changes the world, all clones— familiar and unknown— must face the consequences. Starring Emmy award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany, Realm presents the official continuation of the hit TV series Orphan Black.

Since their victory against Project Leda eight years ago, the original sestras—Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and those they love—have been free to live quiet, anonymous lives. But that anonymity comes at a cost: Cosima is unable to pursue the cutting-edge science that saved her life; Sarah’s daughter Kira is suffocated by her mother’s insistence on secrecy; and Charlotte, the youngest Leda clone, questions why her family gets to survive while other, unaware clones get sick and die.

Everything changes when Vivi Valdez, a CIA Agent, discovers she, too, is a clone—and goes rogue. Vivi’s pursuit of the truth brings chaos to the original Clone Club when one of them is accused of murder. To prove their innocence, they must step out of the shadows and publicly claim the secret they’ve sacrificed everything to protect. Family ties will be tested, long-lasting alliances betrayed, and the future of all clones hangs in the balance.

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THE VELA

Orphan, refugee, and soldier-for-hire Asala Sikou doesn’t think too much about the end of civilization. Her system’s star is dying, and the only person she can afford to look out for is herself. When a ship called The Vela vanishes during what was supposed to be a flashy rescue mission, a reluctant Asala is hired to team up with Niko, the child of a wealthy inner planet’s president, to find it and the outer system refugees on board. But this is no ordinary rescue mission; The Vela holds a secret that places the fate of the universe in the balance, and forces Asala to decide—in a dying world where good and evil are far from black and white, who deserves to survive?

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ReMade

Everyone wants something they can’t have. Holden wants Seyah to notice him. Nevaeh wants to be cancer-free. Loki wants to be a hero. They’ll die to make it happen. But dying is just the beginning for them. They will be remade together in a mysterious, abandoned world, hunted by killer machines. Each of them finally has what they always wanted – but at what cost?ReMade, a 15-part post-apocalyptic thriller from Serial Box, is written by an award-winning team of writers including Matthew Cody, Andrea Phillips, Carrie Harris, E.C. Meyers, Kiersten White, and Gwenda Bond. Narrated by Greg Tremblay and Laurel Schroede.

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Ninth Step Murders

In a near-future Tokyo, a Japanese investigator and US peacekeeper reluctantly join forces to solve a series of bizarre murders.

It’s 2033 and Tokyo, partially occupied by China, is in a state of fear, distrust, and drone-enforced surveillance. When Detective Miyako Koreda is paired with Lieutenant Emma Higashi of the US Peacekeeping force, Miyako is annoyed by the obviously American-backed PR stunt. But as the city is ailed by a rise in gruesome crimes, Miyako and her new partner must quickly learn to trust each other as they race against the clock to investigate each case —which range from a missing shipment of dangerous weapons to a faceless body on the subway platform — all while dealing with frequent blackouts, local gangs, and underground resistance forces.

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Ctrl-Alt-Destroy

Starring Firefly’s Summer Glau as a video game designer who discovers that the game she created has been stolen as part of a top secret project—and might be the only thing keeping the world from plunging into war.

While battling monsters and exploring dungeons in the world of Alternis, nations compete for real-world resources, and losing has catastrophic consequences. Desperate for help, Team USA hopes that bringing in the game’s actual designer—in secret—will give them the upper hand they need.

But in a futuristic world where losing has catastrophic consequences, is the game itself playing fair?

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The Triangle

The mysticism and intrigue of the Bermuda Triangle has just turned personal for Admiral David Segarra: his former ship, the USS Wasp, has gone missing in the area without a trace.

But this is only one of a few strange occurrences in the area: storms, disappearances, and other phenomena have convinced Admiral Segarra that the only way to learn the truth is to investigate it for himself. After getting shipwrecked on a nearby island not visible on any of their maps, his team begins to explore— only to discover they are not alone. As the secrets of the island reveal themselves, finding a way home becomes a matter of life or death.

The Triangle is a Realm production, created by Dan Kobolt and written by Dan Kobolt, Mindy McGinnis, and Sylvia Spruck Wrigley. Listen Away.

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Machina

Two rival tech companies compete for the chance to bring AI to Mars in this workplace drama full of corporate espionage, high-stakes science, and, yes, robot dogs. 

Ever since two DevLok employees left the company to start Watchover, the companies have been bitter enemies. So when a government competition to bring AI to Mars is announced, both teams begin vying for the honor. Perilous workplace romances, corporate espionage, and shady ethics mean even blowing off steam at the local bar is rife with conflict. Alliances will be forged and bridges burned in the race to space.

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Memory Lane

From the writer behind the hit series Pretty Little Liars comes a psychological thriller about mothers, daughters, and the dangers of memory.

Alex Bryant has questions only her mother, Cassie, can answer. So when Cassie suggests they both participate in a study on implanted memories and help heal their estranged relationship, Alex believes her chance has finally come. Maybe after a lifetime of wondering, she’ll finally learn who her father is, and why her mother insists on keeping his identity a secret.

After the study, the memories Alex receives seem…tainted. Flashes of people that are missing from Cassie’s memories. Places she claims to have never visited. Violent events she swears never happened. As the women retrace Cassie’s steps from a fateful road trip years ago, their relationship is pushed to its breaking point. When Alex is on the brink of discovering the truth a threat from Cassie’s past resurfaces, determined to stop the women in their tracks. Forced on the run from their own minds, Alex and Cassie must trust one another like they never have before, if they have any hope of survival.

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Split Valley

What would you do if you received a postcard saying only “We are here. Come find us?” No signature. Just a postmark: SPLIT VALLEY, NY. Adam Kleinhoffer, journalist and podcaster for Columbia Public Radio, and production assistant Melanie Lavin follow this breadcrumb to the second-smallest town in New York State.

SPLIT VALLEY is an immersive experience. Using only “found audio,” Split Valley takes the listener on a journey into the woods upstate, to a small town diner, a local motel, searching for clues to the mystery of the cryptic postcard. Pull up a chair, dim the lights, and tune in to Split Valley.

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Embodied

Why do you have memories of a life you never lived? 

Award-winning sci-fi authors team up to write a chilling story about transferring the human mind to android bodies.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Chilling sci-fi fun, written like the parlor game Exquisite Corpse, based on a prompt by bestselling author Yoon Ha Lee.

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King Kirby

Heroes aren’t born, they’re made. This is the epic tale of Jack Kirby, the most famous cartoonist you never heard of: Born in the Lower East Side slums, veteran of the battlefields of France, co-creator of CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, THE X-MEN, Kirby had his biggest fight after his comic books became an international sensation: He had to fight for his name, and the recognition he was denied.

An audio version of the New York Times Critics’ Pick play by award-winning Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente, starring the original New York cast of Steven Rattazzi, Amy Lee Pearsall, Nat Cassidy, Joseph Mathers and Timothy McCown Reynolds.

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Dracula, A Comedy Of Terrors

Along the treacherous Borgo Pass In the mountains of Transylvania, a meek English real estate agent is on a harrowing journey to meet a new and mysterious client…who also just happens to be the most terrifying and ferocious monster the world has ever known. COUNT DRACULA!!

Christopher Sieber leads an all-star cast, including John Stamos, Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Rob McClure, Ashley Park, Alan Tudyk, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jeff Kready, and Oville Mendoza this special podcast event, recorded from their homes in isolation, to benefit The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Bram Stoker’s epic horror story hilariously reimagined with a dash of Mel Brooks and a pinch of Monty Python, presented as an old time radio play. This lightning fast, laugh-out-loud comedy by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen is guaranteed to raise your pulse and emit blood curdling screams of laughter!

Written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, directed by Gordon Greenberg. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

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Houses on the Moon

Houses on the Moon Podcast is an original eight episode storytelling series dedicated to amplifying the unheard voice. Each episode features a remarkable true story (or two) curated from over twenty years of Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s unique development process of storytelling workshops and interviews with real people.

The first season spotlights tales from individuals whose lives have been touched by guns; parents of gender-expansive children; families with incarcerated loved ones; a global conversation between LGBTQ+ storytellers in the U.S. and India; and undocumented youth.

These stories, adapted for audio, will be followed by in-depth conversations with host Jeffrey Solomon, the storytellers, and featured community partners. The podcast also features original music by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator Raliegh Neal II.

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In the Loop

In the Loop podcast is the longest running amusement park podcast on the internet. Each week Clint Novak and the Legend talk about the big news stories of the week and interview industry professionals. Join us every week as we keep you In the Loop on the latest roller coaster and theme park news and commentary.

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The Ravages: A Love Story

A stranger convinces an actor to travel to a far-off destination. Will they remember their past in order to change the future, or will history repeat itself once again? Theatre of NOTE’s stunning first-ever audio play is coming to you this Valentine’s Day wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Flash Pulp

Brought to you by http://skinner.fm, Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – five to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

A recurring cast of characters appear in both one off and serial tales, – classically styled weird, fantasy and adventure stories, for your eyes or podcast feed.

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The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom

Stories about the Scholast proliferate among the uneducated. They say she was a god, or not. She seduced the Princess Martial, or was saved by her. She has been credited with miracles. But history owes its pride of place to the truth of its tales, and since many of the war’s principles will soon pass beyond reference, your humble scholars have prepared this meticulously sourced account to endure for future generations.

The Scholast fell to earth one brilliant everspring morning, at the height of our Ceremony of Passing Through.

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LESS IS MORGUE

Less is Morgue is an award-winning comedy fiction podcast about Riley, a paranoid ghoul, and Evelyn, a cheerful ghost who died at a Nickelback concert in 2004. Together, they host a basement talk show where paranormal chaos is par for the course.

Set in an alternate Tallahassee, Florida, where monsters are mundane and the supernatural is typical, you can expect a whirlwind of absurdist horror-comedy, more eccentric characters than you can possibly imagine, and a strangely touching story about friendship, found family, and personal growth.

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The Magnus Archives

A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…

New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots, and more.

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Wolf 359

Life’s not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He’s stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station’s sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera.

He doesn’t have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people’s minds.

Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

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Limetown

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

Limetown is a podcast fiction series created by Two-Up Productions that debuted on July 29, 2015, and became the number one US podcast on iTunes less than two months later. 

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MABEL

Mabel is one of the best current horror podcasts out there! Its unique storytelling and atmosphere really make this a stand-out among modern podcasts of the genre. Mixing familiar elements like ghosts, labyrinths, and mystery with modern technology make this podcast a chillingly familiar tale.

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FOREST 404

Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. #Forest404

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HERE BE DRAGONS

A bi-weekly podcast series, that tells the story of four women and a submarine. Staying afloat is only half the battle. Sea monsters are only half the fun.

Here Be Dragons is a bi-weekly radio drama and podcast series, that tells the story of four women and a submarine. Follow the adventures of Harper, Pip, Commander Scarlett and Dr. Atlas as they navigate their way through the weirdness and wilds of The Bermuda Triangle. Staying afloat is only half the battle. Sea monsters are only half the fun.

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WITHIN THE WIRES

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, “The Cradle” is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.

Each season of Within the Wires stands alone as its own story, with different narrators and timelines, but they do overlap. You can immerse yourself in the entire universe by listening to the first five seasons, or start listening to the most recent season.

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Wooden Overcoats

Award-Winning Sitcom || Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family’s failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time. But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman! With their dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, the Funns are taking drastic steps to stay in business…

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Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services

Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services.

After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments.

If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.

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The Bright Sessions

The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast that follows a group of therapy patients. But these are not your typical patients – each has a unique supernatural ability. The show documents their struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.

The show was created by Lauren Shippen and is a production of Atypical Artists. Season 6, The AM Archives, is now available on all podcast apps. Season 7, The College Tapes, premiered on July 14th and is releasing weekly on Wednesdays in the main feed.

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NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on. Horror podcast featuring creepy tales from Black writers all over the world.

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Kaleidotrope: A Romantic Comedy

Kaleidotrope Podcast is a queer romantic comedy podcast set on a slightly magical college campus and playing around with romance tropes, particularly fanfiction tropes.

The plot centers around Drew and Harrison, two reluctant college radio co-hosts-turned-accidental-advice-givers who find themselves in the middle of the campus’s oldest mystery: Do happy endings really happen at Sidlesmith? Can you really find your trope?

And if the magic isn’t real, what does that mean for two polar opposites who find themselves falling for each other twice a week for half an hour on a suddenly popular radio show?

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Alba Salix, Royal Physician

The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.

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Middle: Below

‘An audio drama about ghosts, cats, and the slightly odd people who look after them’ There is a world that runs parallel to ours, a world filled with ghosts. They call it ‘The Below’. Middle: Below is the story of a disgruntled traveller, a frustrated writer, a slightly nervous ghost and a very enigmatic cat. Whatever adventures await them, we can be certain, that bad things will happen.

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The Amelia Project

The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients’ deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists… and cocoa. The series starts as a succession of interviews with clients who want to fake their deaths, then slowly a larger narrative begins to emerge… Start today with episode 1.

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The Courtship of Mona Mae

In the 1870s, pioneers Mona Mae Christophe and Zekial Montgomery search the American West for her mother, Clara, who she was sold away from during slavery. Mona must recall a past long forgotten in order to survive, so that she can find her mother, love and create a way of life for herself.

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Ostium

Jake Fisher discovers a secret town hidden in the far reaches of Northern California. When he discovers the town, he finds it abandoned . . . a town with no people. But he notices something: while there is no one around, there are many, many doors. When he eventually gets inside Ostium he learns that every door has a specific number. None of the doors will open for him, until he starts with the first door. It opens and begins a journey for him that will take him far away from his normal life, through many more doors leading to different places in time and space . . .

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Passenger List

Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth. Passenger List is a mystery thriller podcast from PRX’s Radiotopia.

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TANIS

Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur… S

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The Truth

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They’re short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you’re new, some good starting places are: Silvia’s Blood, That’s Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever’s most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!

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RABBITS

When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.

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From An Island

From an island is a podcast drama built from ‘found’ audio files, ranging from voice notes to news reports. It’s a micro drama formed of short episodes to be enjoyed when you have a spare moment.

Written and produced By Ben Burrell

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50 Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Follow

56 Best Fiction Podcasts You Need to Follow

There are a lot of different podcasts nowadays. From true stories, over tutorials, tips & tricks, to horror, sci-fi, and everything else. We here, just love fiction podcasts. Because of that, we have decided to make this article with the best fiction podcasts you need to listen and follow to this year (and later).

There are a lot of fiction podcasts out there, and we can’t find and follow them all, so if you think your podcast is good enough to be on our list, do contact us and we will see what we can do.

Best Fiction Podcasts

We have compiled this list of podcasts from what we follow and listen to, as well as from some big communities that recommended some of these podcasts. If you follow some great podcasts that we haven’t put on the list, let us know.

Let’s check the best fiction podcasts you need to start following this year.

Just to Be Nominated

Riley Audrey won the Academy Award for Best Actress after a long and arduous campaign. Later that night, she was found dead in a hotel room. Someone was not happy with her win. Leo Gold and Terri McPherson are the hosts of the popular award prediction podcast “Just to Be Nominated.” And they believe they hold the key to solve Riley’s death. Week by week, they’ll go back to listen to interviews they did with the major players and contenders of a controversial award season, and try to put the pieces together of who killed Riley Audrey.

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The Last Station

On the last radio station on earth after the apocalypse, a radio host makes her voice heard. In her broadcast, she discovers that she may not actually be the only one left after all.

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The Untold Tales

The Untold Tales Audio Anthologies podcast is a collection of 𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗦𝗖𝗜-𝗙𝗜 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 originally taken from a set of three published science fiction anthologies by Dr. J. A. Robinson, technologist, and author, and now including the brilliant writings of several more authors. Untold Tales is a collection of short stories of the highest caliber, perfect for your commute or unexpected down times.

These bite-sized audio dramas come in different flavors – Victorian Sci-Fi, parallel realities, communication chaos. Each episode of Untold Tales is an independent short story drenched in the luscious promises of danger, technology, love, horror, hope, intelligence, discoveries, and/or inexplicable mysteries. Arizona-based voice actor Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is the producer and chief narrator of The Untold Tales short story, sci-fi podcast. In just over 1 year, Untold Tales has over 4K downloads and has listenership in 40+ countries worldwide. 

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Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope

Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope is a daily (yes, every day) audio drama. Having launched in 2017 today (2021-09-15) is Day 1440. Mercury tells the story of a small group of people living in or around a college radio station broadcasting messages of hope and survival during the zombie apocalypse.

Rather than focusing on the horror, gore, and death that zombie shows normally feature, we instead strive to give practical survival advice, morale boosts, humor, or just whatever we think our listeners might need to get through the day. We like to say it’s living your best life under the worst circumstances. Starring David Benedict as Max O’Brien, Diana Lancaster as Dr. Rosalind Clark, and Lyssa Hoganson as Agnes Drew.

To preserve the illusion that this is a terrestrial radio broadcast, each episode is only available for 24 hours and then disappears to be replaced by the next day’s episode. There are a handful of episodes that are permanently available to give new listeners context, but the vast majority expire daily.

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Transmission: Unknown

Something sinister is happening in the Nevada desert. Is the government losing control of an experiment, or are conspiracy theorists creating hysteria? And what happened to Luke!? A local late-night DJ tries to separate fact from fiction through the eye-witness accounts of callers as a strange story unfolds in the fictional town of Springwell, NV.  Full-cast, scripted audio drama.. 

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Dark Dice

Dark Dice’s quest takes place after a failed attempt to save the world and follows the team’s hunt for revenge against the other player-controlled team. Goldblum stars as Elven Sorcerer Balmur (he sings, too!).  Dark Dice re-records NPC voices with trained voice actors and scores the entire podcast with foley art, 30 Medieval instruments, and a live 40-person choir singing in Icelandic, Elvish and more. In addition to Goldblum, the podcast features a cast of international actors who speak several languages and other fantasy tongues.

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BLEEDING LOVE: A NEW MUSICAL PODCAST

In a world where it’s too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart.

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The Library Fairy – Kids’ Stories and Folktales!

Join the community of kids, parents, teachers and librarians who love to listen to dynamic children’s stories from around the world in this weekly fantastical funcast! Immerse in the ancient art of storytelling accompanied by an array of instruments, sound effects, music and song. It’s fun and designed to engage children in stories, while boosting their cognitive, literacy and language skills.

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Venice

Fans of Nine Perfect Strangers are loving Venice, a scripted podcast that delves into the spiritual community in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice. Created by writer-producer Marisa Bramwell,Venice is centered around Jessica, whose attempt to mend the relationship with her flighty younger sister is upended when she’s lured by a charismatic spiritual leader. “I was inspired to write the show after spending years steeped in the spiritual community in West LA,” Bramwell says.

Over six short episodes, the bingeable scripted series follows Jessica as she tries to prevent her sister Mel from falling into the clutches of Chloe and Axl, the leaders of the spiritual manor Oasis. A former child-star-turned self-made spiritual guru, Chloe is representative of the influence Hollywood and social-media influencer culture have on spirituality, and the community drawn to it. Bramwell notes “the spiritual community in LA is truly a unique group of people.  

It includes everyone from failed actors-turned-spiritual influencers to those who are genuinely focused on helping others find healing and happiness in their lives. It can be either incredibly helpful to people, or incredibly dangerous.” The show takes some dark dips into psychological manipulation, drug use, sexual coercion in some circles, while offering moments of comedic relief and lightness.

The important thing to remember when listening to Venice is that it’s quite true to life. “About 95% of what I wrote happened to me or someone I know,” Bramwell states. “It’s concerning, but I think important for people to be aware of.” 

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Lavender Tavern 

ESCAPE TO WORLDS OF MYTHOLOGY, MAGIC, MONSTERS AND MEN LOVING MEN WITH A NEW PODCAST SERIES.

The Lavender Tavern is an anthology of original queer fairy tales, brought to you by the Faustian Nonsense podcast network.

Listen to professional voice actors tell tales of: children born with dice that determine their destiny…an imprisoned genie eager to tell you HIS side of the story…a man who thinks he has rediscovered magic 100 years after its extinction…and many more tales of adventure, comedy, and romance!

“I think we can all use an escape from the world right now,” Jonathan Cohen, creator and writer says. “What better place to go than worlds where magic, knights and dragons are real, and queer folk are free to follow their destiny?”

“We’ve been proud to launch the Lavender Tavern podcast as part of our FaustianNonsense podcast network. It follows our goals of bringing new, diverse voices to the podcasting landscape.” – Amie Kinch, Manager and CreativeDirector.

Season One launched on Valentine’s Day, 2021 with 11 full-length episodes and 13 minisodes.

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Putting 2&2 Together

What do you do when the sh*t has already hit the fan? An ex comic book artist. His estranged sister. The mild-mannered accountant who loved them both. And the ever-expanding world around them all. What begins as the aftermath of a love triangle evolves into a community of broken people seeking to heal each other and become the best versions of themselves by “Putting 2&2 Together.”

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Adventures of Tom & Ali: Podcatsters

Adventures of Tom and Ali Cat: Podcatsters is the ever evolving story of what happens after these two frisky felines found a human who offered them unconditional love and unlimited cuddles, and the freedom to get way too high on catnip while listening to podcasts, and the unwavering support to follow their dreams when they realized that there weren’t any podcasts made by cats, for cats and sometimes dogs, if they’re lucky.

Like, what’s that about? Everyone has a podcast these days. Hold on to your earholes, pussycats, because the Podcatsters are up to something, and it’s a 50/50 toss up whether it’ll be a good something or a nefarious, holy-cats-this-is-some-crazy-mess something. Either way, the human must NEVER find out the extent of their plans. It’s for her own good.

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The Others

The Others is a Sci-Fi Thriller audio-drama about a colonization spaceship that collides into an asteroid infected with ancient body-snatching aliens. The damaged ship is quickly overtaken by alien-zombies and the remaining crew must fight for survival. 

The story follows an indecisive young crew member, Mabel, who must discover how to transfer her mysterious immunity before everyone she loves dies.  Dr. Carter, Mabel’s love, becomes infected with the strongest alien entity, who is determined to torture and kill anyone in his path. But Dr. Carter remains conscious and attempts to fight off the demon within in hopes to rescue Mable.

Dr. Faith, the ship’s leading research scientist, is determined to discover an antidote to this alien invasion, in hopes of rescuing humanity back on Earth, no matter who must die in the process. Rey, the captain’s right hand, is determined to ensure the safety of the mission, crew, and the passengers to the new world, despite their justified mistrust in crew leadership after the true mission is revealed. 

Mabel discovers she’s immune after Dr. Carter bites her and she survives, unlike the others. She decides to subject herself to experiments with Dr. Faith, hoping to transfer her immunity to the survivors before Dr. Carter kills them. The experiments increase her power but cause her to lose herself to the alien mind control. Dr. Carter uses this newfound connection to hunt her friends down faster. She must discover a way to remove the connection without dying if she has any hope to transfer her immunity to save humanity.  

This epic tale was created by Manic Bee Media, a bootstraps audio-drama production company. Manic Bee Media is scheduled to release several other thrilling dramas in 2022, including a Cthulhu-based mystery, a witchy retelling of Cinderella, and dystopian sci-fi drama.

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CITY OF GHOSTS

In CITY OF GHOSTS, Lundy-Paine plays El Rivkin, a misanthropic information broker who makes a living collecting and selling the dirty secrets of New York’s elite, assisted by her business partner and only friend, the agoraphobic internet whiz Prizrak (Moises Arias).

The two are hired to investigate a journalist’s murder, and are taken from a burned-out apartment building to the highest levels of New York’s elites – a society El’s sister Talia (Erin Darke) is marrying into as she weds the old-moneyed James Chapman (James Scully).

The deeper El presses into the investigation, the more she is forced to confront her own history of trauma and mental illness. As she starts speaking back to the voices that haunt her, she discovers that one of them belongs to Sahar (Golshifteh Farahani), the murdered journalist herself.

Featuring a diverse, star-studded cast, talent including Moises Arias (Hannah Montana, The Jockey), Erin Darke (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Girls Revolt), Rich Sommer (Mad Men), Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Navid Negahban (Homeland, Aladdin) along with Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical, Bombshell) Golshifteh Farahani (Invasion, Extraction, Body of Lies) lend their voices to accompany creators Ryan Patch and Carina Green’s debut audio series.

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AS THE CURTAIN RISES – BROADWAY’S FIRST DIGITAL SOAP OPERA

After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision? Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?

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Spoiler Alert! with Tiff O and Riki

Spoiler Alert! with Tiff O and Riki is a TV and film review podcast where the hosts discuss and recap some of the most popular TV shows and movies. One of the hosts has a J.D. and is a self proclaimed TV and movie critic. She is analytical, critical and excitable. The other host has a journalism degree and brings thought and direction to the conversation.

Her thoughtful approach keeps it all together. Together, they are highly educated, highly melanated, highly opinionated girls with something to be heard. Join them as they provide down to earth viewpoints on the show or movie, the characters and themes. Top TV shows are Queen Sugar and This is Us; top movies include Antebellum and Da 5 Bloods. 

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Orphan Black: The Next Chapter

After a groundbreaking event changes the world, all clones— familiar and unknown— must face the consequences. Starring Emmy award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany, Realm presents the official continuation of the hit TV series Orphan Black.

Since their victory against Project Leda eight years ago, the original sestras—Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and those they love—have been free to live quiet, anonymous lives. But that anonymity comes at a cost: Cosima is unable to pursue the cutting-edge science that saved her life; Sarah’s daughter Kira is suffocated by her mother’s insistence on secrecy; and Charlotte, the youngest Leda clone, questions why her family gets to survive while other, unaware clones get sick and die.

Everything changes when Vivi Valdez, a CIA Agent, discovers she, too, is a clone—and goes rogue. Vivi’s pursuit of the truth brings chaos to the original Clone Club when one of them is accused of murder. To prove their innocence, they must step out of the shadows and publicly claim the secret they’ve sacrificed everything to protect. Family ties will be tested, long-lasting alliances betrayed, and the future of all clones hangs in the balance.

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THE VELA

Orphan, refugee, and soldier-for-hire Asala Sikou doesn’t think too much about the end of civilization. Her system’s star is dying, and the only person she can afford to look out for is herself. When a ship called The Vela vanishes during what was supposed to be a flashy rescue mission, a reluctant Asala is hired to team up with Niko, the child of a wealthy inner planet’s president, to find it and the outer system refugees on board. But this is no ordinary rescue mission; The Vela holds a secret that places the fate of the universe in the balance, and forces Asala to decide—in a dying world where good and evil are far from black and white, who deserves to survive?

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ReMade

Everyone wants something they can’t have. Holden wants Seyah to notice him. Nevaeh wants to be cancer-free. Loki wants to be a hero. They’ll die to make it happen. But dying is just the beginning for them. They will be remade together in a mysterious, abandoned world, hunted by killer machines. Each of them finally has what they always wanted – but at what cost?ReMade, a 15-part post-apocalyptic thriller from Serial Box, is written by an award-winning team of writers including Matthew Cody, Andrea Phillips, Carrie Harris, E.C. Meyers, Kiersten White, and Gwenda Bond. Narrated by Greg Tremblay and Laurel Schroede.

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Ninth Step Murders

In a near-future Tokyo, a Japanese investigator and US peacekeeper reluctantly join forces to solve a series of bizarre murders.

It’s 2033 and Tokyo, partially occupied by China, is in a state of fear, distrust, and drone-enforced surveillance. When Detective Miyako Koreda is paired with Lieutenant Emma Higashi of the US Peacekeeping force, Miyako is annoyed by the obviously American-backed PR stunt. But as the city is ailed by a rise in gruesome crimes, Miyako and her new partner must quickly learn to trust each other as they race against the clock to investigate each case —which range from a missing shipment of dangerous weapons to a faceless body on the subway platform — all while dealing with frequent blackouts, local gangs, and underground resistance forces.

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Ctrl-Alt-Destroy

Starring Firefly’s Summer Glau as a video game designer who discovers that the game she created has been stolen as part of a top secret project—and might be the only thing keeping the world from plunging into war.

While battling monsters and exploring dungeons in the world of Alternis, nations compete for real-world resources, and losing has catastrophic consequences. Desperate for help, Team USA hopes that bringing in the game’s actual designer—in secret—will give them the upper hand they need.

But in a futuristic world where losing has catastrophic consequences, is the game itself playing fair?

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The Triangle

The mysticism and intrigue of the Bermuda Triangle has just turned personal for Admiral David Segarra: his former ship, the USS Wasp, has gone missing in the area without a trace.

But this is only one of a few strange occurrences in the area: storms, disappearances, and other phenomena have convinced Admiral Segarra that the only way to learn the truth is to investigate it for himself. After getting shipwrecked on a nearby island not visible on any of their maps, his team begins to explore— only to discover they are not alone. As the secrets of the island reveal themselves, finding a way home becomes a matter of life or death.

The Triangle is a Realm production, created by Dan Kobolt and written by Dan Kobolt, Mindy McGinnis, and Sylvia Spruck Wrigley. Listen Away.

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Machina

Two rival tech companies compete for the chance to bring AI to Mars in this workplace drama full of corporate espionage, high-stakes science, and, yes, robot dogs. 

Ever since two DevLok employees left the company to start Watchover, the companies have been bitter enemies. So when a government competition to bring AI to Mars is announced, both teams begin vying for the honor. Perilous workplace romances, corporate espionage, and shady ethics mean even blowing off steam at the local bar is rife with conflict. Alliances will be forged and bridges burned in the race to space.

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Memory Lane

From the writer behind the hit series Pretty Little Liars comes a psychological thriller about mothers, daughters, and the dangers of memory.

Alex Bryant has questions only her mother, Cassie, can answer. So when Cassie suggests they both participate in a study on implanted memories and help heal their estranged relationship, Alex believes her chance has finally come. Maybe after a lifetime of wondering, she’ll finally learn who her father is, and why her mother insists on keeping his identity a secret.

After the study, the memories Alex receives seem…tainted. Flashes of people that are missing from Cassie’s memories. Places she claims to have never visited. Violent events she swears never happened. As the women retrace Cassie’s steps from a fateful road trip years ago, their relationship is pushed to its breaking point. When Alex is on the brink of discovering the truth a threat from Cassie’s past resurfaces, determined to stop the women in their tracks. Forced on the run from their own minds, Alex and Cassie must trust one another like they never have before, if they have any hope of survival.

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Split Valley

What would you do if you received a postcard saying only “We are here. Come find us?” No signature. Just a postmark: SPLIT VALLEY, NY. Adam Kleinhoffer, journalist and podcaster for Columbia Public Radio, and production assistant Melanie Lavin follow this breadcrumb to the second-smallest town in New York State.

SPLIT VALLEY is an immersive experience. Using only “found audio,” Split Valley takes the listener on a journey into the woods upstate, to a small town diner, a local motel, searching for clues to the mystery of the cryptic postcard. Pull up a chair, dim the lights, and tune in to Split Valley.

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Embodied

Why do you have memories of a life you never lived? 

Award-winning sci-fi authors team up to write a chilling story about transferring the human mind to android bodies.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Chilling sci-fi fun, written like the parlor game Exquisite Corpse, based on a prompt by bestselling author Yoon Ha Lee.

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King Kirby

Heroes aren’t born, they’re made. This is the epic tale of Jack Kirby, the most famous cartoonist you never heard of: Born in the Lower East Side slums, veteran of the battlefields of France, co-creator of CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE AVENGERS, THE X-MEN, Kirby had his biggest fight after his comic books became an international sensation: He had to fight for his name, and the recognition he was denied.

An audio version of the New York Times Critics’ Pick play by award-winning Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente, starring the original New York cast of Steven Rattazzi, Amy Lee Pearsall, Nat Cassidy, Joseph Mathers and Timothy McCown Reynolds.

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Dracula, A Comedy Of Terrors

Along the treacherous Borgo Pass In the mountains of Transylvania, a meek English real estate agent is on a harrowing journey to meet a new and mysterious client…who also just happens to be the most terrifying and ferocious monster the world has ever known. COUNT DRACULA!!

Christopher Sieber leads an all-star cast, including John Stamos, Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Rob McClure, Ashley Park, Alan Tudyk, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jeff Kready, and Oville Mendoza this special podcast event, recorded from their homes in isolation, to benefit The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Bram Stoker’s epic horror story hilariously reimagined with a dash of Mel Brooks and a pinch of Monty Python, presented as an old time radio play. This lightning fast, laugh-out-loud comedy by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen is guaranteed to raise your pulse and emit blood curdling screams of laughter!

Written by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, directed by Gordon Greenberg. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

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Houses on the Moon

Houses on the Moon Podcast is an original eight episode storytelling series dedicated to amplifying the unheard voice. Each episode features a remarkable true story (or two) curated from over twenty years of Houses on the Moon Theater Company’s unique development process of storytelling workshops and interviews with real people.

The first season spotlights tales from individuals whose lives have been touched by guns; parents of gender-expansive children; families with incarcerated loved ones; a global conversation between LGBTQ+ storytellers in the U.S. and India; and undocumented youth.

These stories, adapted for audio, will be followed by in-depth conversations with host Jeffrey Solomon, the storytellers, and featured community partners. The podcast also features original music by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator Raliegh Neal II.

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In the Loop

In the Loop podcast is the longest running amusement park podcast on the internet. Each week Clint Novak and the Legend talk about the big news stories of the week and interview industry professionals. Join us every week as we keep you In the Loop on the latest roller coaster and theme park news and commentary.

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The Ravages: A Love Story

A stranger convinces an actor to travel to a far-off destination. Will they remember their past in order to change the future, or will history repeat itself once again? Theatre of NOTE’s stunning first-ever audio play is coming to you this Valentine’s Day wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Flash Pulp

Brought to you by http://skinner.fm, Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – five to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

A recurring cast of characters appear in both one off and serial tales, – classically styled weird, fantasy and adventure stories, for your eyes or podcast feed.

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The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom

Stories about the Scholast proliferate among the uneducated. They say she was a god, or not. She seduced the Princess Martial, or was saved by her. She has been credited with miracles. But history owes its pride of place to the truth of its tales, and since many of the war’s principles will soon pass beyond reference, your humble scholars have prepared this meticulously sourced account to endure for future generations.

The Scholast fell to earth one brilliant everspring morning, at the height of our Ceremony of Passing Through.

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LESS IS MORGUE

Less is Morgue is an award-winning comedy fiction podcast about Riley, a paranoid ghoul, and Evelyn, a cheerful ghost who died at a Nickelback concert in 2004. Together, they host a basement talk show where paranormal chaos is par for the course.

Set in an alternate Tallahassee, Florida, where monsters are mundane and the supernatural is typical, you can expect a whirlwind of absurdist horror-comedy, more eccentric characters than you can possibly imagine, and a strangely touching story about friendship, found family, and personal growth.

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The Magnus Archives

A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…

New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots, and more.

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Wolf 359

Life’s not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He’s stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station’s sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera.

He doesn’t have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people’s minds.

Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.

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Limetown

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

Limetown is a podcast fiction series created by Two-Up Productions that debuted on July 29, 2015, and became the number one US podcast on iTunes less than two months later. 

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MABEL

Mabel is one of the best current horror podcasts out there! Its unique storytelling and atmosphere really make this a stand-out among modern podcasts of the genre. Mixing familiar elements like ghosts, labyrinths, and mystery with modern technology make this podcast a chillingly familiar tale.

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FOREST 404

Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. #Forest404

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HERE BE DRAGONS

A bi-weekly podcast series, that tells the story of four women and a submarine. Staying afloat is only half the battle. Sea monsters are only half the fun.

Here Be Dragons is a bi-weekly radio drama and podcast series, that tells the story of four women and a submarine. Follow the adventures of Harper, Pip, Commander Scarlett and Dr. Atlas as they navigate their way through the weirdness and wilds of The Bermuda Triangle. Staying afloat is only half the battle. Sea monsters are only half the fun.

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WITHIN THE WIRES

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, “The Cradle” is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.

Each season of Within the Wires stands alone as its own story, with different narrators and timelines, but they do overlap. You can immerse yourself in the entire universe by listening to the first five seasons, or start listening to the most recent season.

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Wooden Overcoats

Award-Winning Sitcom || Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family’s failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time. But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman! With their dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, the Funns are taking drastic steps to stay in business…

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Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services

Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services.

After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments.

If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.

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The Bright Sessions

The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast that follows a group of therapy patients. But these are not your typical patients – each has a unique supernatural ability. The show documents their struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.

The show was created by Lauren Shippen and is a production of Atypical Artists. Season 6, The AM Archives, is now available on all podcast apps. Season 7, The College Tapes, premiered on July 14th and is releasing weekly on Wednesdays in the main feed.

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NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on. Horror podcast featuring creepy tales from Black writers all over the world.

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Kaleidotrope: A Romantic Comedy

Kaleidotrope Podcast is a queer romantic comedy podcast set on a slightly magical college campus and playing around with romance tropes, particularly fanfiction tropes.

The plot centers around Drew and Harrison, two reluctant college radio co-hosts-turned-accidental-advice-givers who find themselves in the middle of the campus’s oldest mystery: Do happy endings really happen at Sidlesmith? Can you really find your trope?

And if the magic isn’t real, what does that mean for two polar opposites who find themselves falling for each other twice a week for half an hour on a suddenly popular radio show?

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Alba Salix, Royal Physician

The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.

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Middle: Below

‘An audio drama about ghosts, cats, and the slightly odd people who look after them’ There is a world that runs parallel to ours, a world filled with ghosts. They call it ‘The Below’. Middle: Below is the story of a disgruntled traveller, a frustrated writer, a slightly nervous ghost and a very enigmatic cat. Whatever adventures await them, we can be certain, that bad things will happen.

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The Amelia Project

The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients’ deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists… and cocoa. The series starts as a succession of interviews with clients who want to fake their deaths, then slowly a larger narrative begins to emerge… Start today with episode 1.

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The Courtship of Mona Mae

In the 1870s, pioneers Mona Mae Christophe and Zekial Montgomery search the American West for her mother, Clara, who she was sold away from during slavery. Mona must recall a past long forgotten in order to survive, so that she can find her mother, love and create a way of life for herself.

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Ostium

Jake Fisher discovers a secret town hidden in the far reaches of Northern California. When he discovers the town, he finds it abandoned . . . a town with no people. But he notices something: while there is no one around, there are many, many doors. When he eventually gets inside Ostium he learns that every door has a specific number. None of the doors will open for him, until he starts with the first door. It opens and begins a journey for him that will take him far away from his normal life, through many more doors leading to different places in time and space . . .

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Passenger List

Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth. Passenger List is a mystery thriller podcast from PRX’s Radiotopia.

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TANIS

Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur… S

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The Truth

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They’re short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you’re new, some good starting places are: Silvia’s Blood, That’s Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever’s most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!

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RABBITS

When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.

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From An Island

From an island is a podcast drama built from ‘found’ audio files, ranging from voice notes to news reports. It’s a micro drama formed of short episodes to be enjoyed when you have a spare moment.

Written and produced By Ben Burrell

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