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Visionaries Audio Drama

Nearing extinction in 2185, the remaining human race opens rebellion against their slave masters, the superior visionary race.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 16-32 minutes per episode. Season 1 released April 2020.

Show Summary

In the year 2185, the world is distinguished by two races – the Visionaries and the Dead-eye slaves. The Visionary race is the next step in human evolution. They have unique eyes which endows them with special abilities. Humans unable to evolve are slaves to the Visionaries because of their powerless eyes. These Dead-eye slaves open rebellion against the Visionaries.

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Society of Voice Arts and Sciences 2020 winner Richard Seneque for Best Producer in an Outstanding Production.

https://www.visionariesaudiodrama.com/

 

The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles

Comedy podcast that follows the adventures of a wanna-be actress as she navigates Hollywood in her quest to become the Next Big Thing.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full-cast audio fiction, 8x15 minutes per season

Season 1 released April 2019

Season 2 released January 2020

Show Summary

The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles is a fiction comedy podcast that follows the adventures of a wanna-be actress and influencer as she navigates her way through Hollywood. Carlötta possesses all the ambition but zero the talent needed to make it in La La Land. However, what she lacks in ability, she makes up for in heart. With the help of her talent manager Dave, she's going to get that star on the Walk of Fame or her stage name isn't Carlötta Beautox!

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Called one of the “100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2019” by The Bello Collective.
The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles was a 2nd round finalist at the 2018 Austin Film Festival and a finalist in the 2020 Discover Awards' category: Best Podcast by a Woman Creator.

https://www.carlottapodcast.com/

 

Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic Mystery

A fiction podcast about a small town in Ohio with conspiracies, family secrets, and a ghost problem.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast audio fiction, 12 episodes x ~25 minutes per season
Season 1 released February 2019
Season 2 released January 2020
Season 3 released February 2021

Show Summary

Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents. Unwell is produced by HartLife NFP.

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BBC's Best Podcast of 2021 in the 10th annual Audio Drama Awards Seven 2019 AudioVerse awards Highlighted in The New York Times, The Verge, and one of Polygon's best podcasts of 2019.

https://www.unwellpodcast.com/

 

The Elmwood Strain

A traumatized woman reluctantly returns to her dying hometown to find the stoner friends she abandoned are hooked on a strange new drug—with bizarre, seemingly supernatural qualities.

Content Rating: Explicit Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction with binaural sound design. 8 episodes at ~25 minutes per episode. Released January 2021

Show Summary

A decade after a tragic event, Paige is lured back to her hometown. A surprise reunion with friends turns sinister when she discovers they’re using—and dealing—a potent mind-altering substance, leaving death and destruction in their wake. As Paige uncovers the sins committed while she was away, she realizes too late that her old pals have big plans for her homecoming…like dosing her with their trippy new hallucinogen and forcing her to finally confront the nightmare she never truly escaped all those years ago. To get out alive she’ll have to battle her own trauma, her homicidal BFFs, and the literal ghosts of her past—all while being high out of her mind on a very strong psychedelic.

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Emmy-award winning sound designer (CJ Drumeller). Directed by acclaimed indie film director/producer Anthony Ladesich.

https://www.violethourmedia.com/elmwood-strain

 

Civilized

Stranded on a hostile planet, a crew of barely-competent explorers try their best to survive despite themselves.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

An improvised sci-fi dark comedy guaranteed to leave you chuckling and deeply invested in this less-than-capable crew.

Full-cast, fully improvised
10-15 minutes per episode.

Show Summary

Civilized is a workplace drama superimposed on a ridiculous premise. Four less than competent characters are stranded after crash-landing on an alien planet, but they are still compelled to carry out their duties. Their search for meaning and purpose highlights how absurd our society’s fascination with work can really be.

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2020 Webby Awards Honoree, Scripted (Fiction)

https://civilizedpod.com/

 

The Land Whale Murders

A Gilded Age comedic alternate history of murders, birders, and a missing whale.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

A full-cast audio fiction comedy Season 1, episodes 1-13, coming Fall 2021 Episodes approx 25 minutes

Show Summary

Picture it - New York 1896! Smoke, pollution, horses dying on the streets. Also some bad stuff. Among the dirt and grime walk The Four Elementals a group of science-leaning friends. But when one of them is murdered a deep conspiracy is revealed. Who's behind it? Big Whale Oil? The notorious Blow Hole Gang? Or something much worse! And what does newly elected Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt have to do with it? All this and MORE! Come for the comedy! Stay for the birds! Enjoy the plants! And sure there are corsets too!

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biff international Film Festival 2022 Award Winner Moscow Russia International Film Festival 2022 Award Winner New Media Film Festival 2022 Official Selection Miami Web Fest 2022 Official Selection Dark Comedy Film Festival 2022 Official Selection Swedish International Film Festival 2022 Official Selection Prague International Film Festival 2022 Official Selection Hong Kong World Film Festival 2022 Official Selection New Jersey Web Fest 2022 Official Selection Writer Jonathan A. Goldberg has won The Rita And Burton Prize, Israel Baron Award, The L Magazine Pocket Fiction contest, the Silver Squeaky Pickle Their previous podcast The Fall of the House of Sunshine was nominated for a whole bunch of Audio Verse awards and even won a few! It was also featured as one of the top 100 podcasts by the Sunday Times!

https://www.landwhalepod.com/

 

Dumb-Dumbs & Dragons: A Dungeons & Dragons Podcast

Professional improvisers and voice-over artists play Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. It's like "Lord of the Rings" if everyone were an idiot!

Content Rating: Explicit

Full cast TTRPG audio fantasy/comedy/drama, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers 6+ seasons, 230+ episodes, with an average length of 45-60m. New episodes released weekly since 2017.

Show Summary

Alyn, Quinny, Butthole and a variety of special guest stars (including Lil’ Pim Pim the Orc Warlord, Not-Peter-Baeylish and Ranger the Ranger) battle monsters, start unions and adopt wolves with humour, heart, and great characterization in a TTRPG run by DM Tom McGee!

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Regularly ranked in Chartables top 100 Game Podcasts in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia!

https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

The Strata

In a dystopian city, an ageing courier is forced to go into business with an underworld ganglord in order to pay for the treatment that keeps him alive.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations Explicit

Full-cast audio fiction, 5-10 episodes per season at ~15 to 30 min each Season 1 - 5 released 2021 - 2022 New episodes every two weeks

Show Summary

Set in a sprawling dystopian metropolis and featuring an ensemble cast, The Strata interweaves a collection of stories into a single overarching narrative. In a society segregated by checkpoints and divided into rich and poor, the characters who inhabit The Strata must come to terms with the hardships of the city by whatever means they can. For some, this means outsmarting those around them. Others rely on grit and determination. And then there are those who know only one way - violence.

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http://thestratapodcast.com

 

Warhammer 40,000: The Valentyne Heresy

The Valentyne Heresy is a live-play podcast where actors and improvisers journey into the grim darkness of the 41st millenium.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full cast TTRPG audio science fiction series, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers Season 1 (Complete) includes 52 episode, average length 40m. Season 2 (Ongoing), 30+ episodes, with an average length of 1h. New episodes released weekly.

Show Summary

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war. Inquisitor Lucius Valentyne, promoted after the destruction of a battleship by his dying mentor, receives visions of the death of the immortal Emperor. Despite his lack of means and the countless obstacles in his path, he teams up with hive-bred siblings Lyric and Alto - and this unlikely trio try to save the Emperor and all of humanity!

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

ROGUE RUNNERS

Actual play audio drama podcast that adapts your fave stories to TTRPGs.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Season 1 Premiered 05/14/2021 - 15 episodes released weekly.

Show Summary

Volume 1: “In the Blood” parodies roguelike HADES while playing it as a 5th Edition D&D campaign. It tells the story of four wretched shades battling their way out of the Underworld for one more chance at life, set in the world of the original game with a new story. In the Blood meditates on the questions of punishment, redemption, and making the world better within unjust systems. Fans of mythology, queer fantasy, and improv comedy will find a lot to love in the show. While the adventurers roll dice and the show makes many loving references to the source material which inspired it, audiences need neither be fans of HADES nor D&D to fall in love with our four player characters and cast of zany mythological NPCs.

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https://www.whisperforge.org/roguerunners

 

The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

Something squamous is slithering in your radio! OR The award-winning horror comedy where eldritch nightmares writhe from the shadows and unlikely heroes risk their sanity to keep the world spinning.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full cast audio fiction, seamlessly combining improvised tabletop roleplay with scripted content. Average episode length 30-45 min, between 6-10 episodes a Series. Series 1 released Sept - Oct 2015 Series 2 released Oct 2018 - March 2019 Live Special released Dec 2020 - Jan 2021 Series 3 releasing Sept 2022 - Nov 2022

Show Summary

The award-winning horror comedy that puts a queer spin on cosmic terror. In these chilling tales, not every unknown being is a monster, and humanity is as much a threat as the eldritch nightmares in the shadows. Historical fiction and high-stakes hilarity meld in an unholy amalgam of tabletop roleplaying and cinematic audio drama. Succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU!

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Audio Verse Awards 2019: Best Improvised Production, Best Player Direction, Best Action Sound Design

https://www.cthulhumystery.com/

 

The Mythos Mysteries: A Pulp Cthulhu Podcast

Professional actors and improvisers journey into the Pulp Cthulhu TTRPG. "If Stephen King wrote Scooby Doo set in the 1930's".

Content Rating: Explicit

A full-cast TTRPG audio fiction - horror/comedy, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers Season 1 (complete) has 81 episodes, approx 45 min each.

Show Summary

The Mythos Mysteries is a live-play TTRPG podcast where professional voice actors and improvisers delve into the madness that is the Pulp Cthulhu Roleplaying Game. Join Red, Adrian and Old Man Richter, as these childhood friends and their erstwhile mentor return home to try and save their best friend, their home town and ultimately the world! Follow these anti-heroes, and see if they can maintain their sanity as they're forced to fight otherworldly horrors!

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

The Gloom

An investigative journalist uncovers clues surrounding a decades-old cold case, where she eventually learns the horrifying truth about a systemic cover-up tied to her own past.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast audio fiction with binaural sound design. 8 episodes at ~25 minutes per episode. Premieres (episodes 1 and 2) 5/10/21

Show Summary

An investigative journalist researching a string of unsolved crimes centered around the children’s ward of a New York City psychiatric hospital uncovers the horrifying truth about a deep rooted, systemic cover-up that may or may not be hiding a ghastly supernatural secret that is tied to her own past.

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Starring Tobin Bell, who won Fangoria's coveted Chainsaw Award for his portrayal of Jigsaw from the Saw film franchise. Directed and produced by Frank Merle (Producer's Guild of America), who has directed critically-acclaimed independent films such as The Employer and From Jennifer.

https://www.violethourmedia.com/

 

Red Riding Hoods

A team of “Final Girls” join forces to hunt malevolent entities while uncovering the apocalyptic conspiracy uniting them.

Content Rating: Explicit Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction with binaural sound design. 10 episodes at ~25 minutes per episode. Premieres 10/11/21

Show Summary

A team of “Final Girls” – sole survivors of horrific mass murders – join forces to hunt malevolent entities while uncovering the apocalyptic conspiracy uniting them. Starring Hayley Pullos (General Hospital), Sam Doumit (The Hot Chick), Gina Kim, Mikayla Bartholomew (King Richard) and Carolyn Hennesy (Terminator 3, True Blood, Cougar Town) Directed by Sarah Joy Brown (General Hospital) Original Score by MikelParis (O.A.R.)

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https://www.violethourmedia.com/red-riding-hoods

 

The Axe and Crown

A Pratchett‐esque comedy about beer, bowling, and bad decisions.

Content Rating: Clean

Full-cast audio fiction, 12×10 minutes per season
Season 1 released April 2017
Season 2 in pre-production

Show Summary

Gubbin the troll runs a grimy tavern on the wrong side of the river, with his clueless new landlord Stan and shady niece Betula to keep him company. Set in the world of Alba Salix.

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Parsec Awards, Winner, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form), 2018
Official Listening Selection, HEAR Now Festival, 2018

https://albasalix.com/axe-and-crown/

 

Garbage Town: The Movie Review Podcast

Two intrepid comedians saw the worst-looking Hollywood movie each week, dragging along a comedian or filmmaker - these reviews are the result!

Content Rating: Some language

Bad movie review show featuring comedian hosts and guests from Second City, stand-up comedy stages across North America and all aspects of the film industry. 171 episodes ranging from 1-2.5h.

Show Summary

Garbage Town is a podcast where we watch and review the worst-looking Hollywood movies, so you don't have to! It's hosted by Ryan LaPlante, Tyler Hewitt and Tom McGee with a special guest comedian for each episode. COME ON DOWN TO GARBAGE TOWN (AKA Hollywood)! You'll have a laugh and you might even learn something!

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

Station to Station

A sci-if/horror podcast about loss, memory, morality and what gets left behind.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full cast audio fiction ~30 minutes per ep. Season one released 2017-18, season 2 released 2019 - on indefinite hiatus

Show Summary

A handful of fading memories, the remains of a research project, and a garbled tape recorder are all Dr Miranda Quan has to her name when her research partner goes missing on the eve of a 10-week ocean expedition. Now, she must try to find closure in the midst of a rapidly-unraveling conspiracy, surrounded by a handful of unlikely allies, several likely threats, and the icy waters of the North Pacific. Something sinister lurks in the heart of the research ship Astrid, and Miranda must rely on her wits to piece together an answer.

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https://www.procyonpodcastnetwork.com/station-to-station

 

Broken Road

Broken Road is a science-fiction audio drama set in the near future about a veteran struggling with obsolete military implants who teams up with a defiant farmer and her daughter against a corrupt lawman.

Content Rating: Explicit Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction. Ten episodes, 10-20 minutes per episode. Season 1 launch July 25, 2022.

Show Summary

In a near and uncertain future, veteran Sergeant Emmett Lee wanders the countryside in search of replacements for his obsolete military-issue implants. Despite his failing battery and corrupted memory files, our reticent hero teams up with defiant farmer Rebecca Clark against the agritech giant Chem-O-Grow and its brutish genetically-modified enforcer Arlin Frey. Broken Road is a story of ingenuity in the face of corporate greed, what it means to be human and the need for connection, and the strength of community in the face of insurmountable forces.

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http://www.recursor.tv/brokenroad/

 

The Strange Case of Starship Iris

Sci-fi audio drama about space, survival, found family, & resistance.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, about 35 to 45 minutes per episode. Season two finished release in 2021. Final season in development, release TBA.

Show Summary

In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials, but at a tremendous price. Two years later, in a distant patch of space, a mysterious explosion kills nearly the entire crew of the science vessel Starship Iris. The only survivor is Violet Liu, an intrepid, sarcastic, terrified biologist. But as Violet struggles to readjust to life after the Iris, questions abound. Was that explosion really an accident? If not, just what is going on? And why does every answer seem to get more bizarre and more dangerous? If Violet and her newfound allies want to untangle the truth, they'll need courage, brilliance, and luck - and honestly, a couple of drinks.

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Audio Verse Award for writing in 2017, 2019, 2021 AVAs 2021: Best music, Best production, Best lead performance for Cindy Chu (Violet Liu), Best Directing AVAs 2019: Best ensemble performance for Ishani Kanetkar (Arkady Patel) AVAs 2017: Best new ongoing comedic production

https://www.procyonpodcastnetwork.com/starship-iris

 

Keep it Steady

A queer fake-dating high school audio drama about finding your people, the hard-earned struggle for tenderness, & the power of rock'n'roll.

Content Rating: Some language

Full-cast audio fiction with two episodes released. More episodes releasing as produced. (Touch base with Jess for more specific schedule information.)

Show Summary

Seventeen-year-old Zach is not a moral crusader. He's a snarky, well-liked stoner who attends detention about as often as Algebra. Unfortunately, he's also a closeted bisexual in 2005, in a town where even the potheads are conservatives. When school firebrand Gabe suggests they pretend to date in order to take the heat off two female students who are actually in love, Zach knows it's the worst idea he's ever heard. Then he does it anyway.

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https://www.procyonpodcastnetwork.com/keep-it-steady

 

The Earth Moves

People tune into Brent Ziff’s radio show to hear him make fun of losers—but tonight’s loser is gonna put everything Brent knows on shaky ground.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Show Summary

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https://www.gideon-media.com/the-earth-moves

 

The Orphans

Blast off into a galaxy of intrigue, deception and rebellion! A thriller anthology of a single, dark future.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 8×20-40 minutes per season
Season 1 (Crash) released May 2016
Season 2 (Facility) released July 2017
Season 3 (Investigation) released July 2018
Season 4 (Exposé) released May 2020
Season 5 (Wild Tales) August 2020
Season 6 2021

Show Summary

Survive in a harsh universe: castaway on a hostile world, confronted by A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, and strangers who share faces.

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2016 Audio Verse Awards Finalists

https://www.orphanspod.com/

 

Give Me Away

They call the crashed spaceship “The Ghosthouse” because it screams the screams of thousands of extraterrestrial prisoners trapped in its mainframe.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Show Summary

They call the spaceship that crashed in the Nevada desert “The Ghosthouse” because it screams—the screams of thousands of extraterrestrial political prisoners uploaded into its horrific mainframe. The only way to free them... is to transfer them into the bodies of humans willing to share their minds with an alien second consciousness. But who would volunteer for that? Graham Shapiro, divorced and adrift at age 50, is one of the first to raise his hand. Give Me Away follows Graham’s journey into a world of radical hospitality, one which will touch everything—and everyone—in his life.

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https://www.gideon-media.com/give-me-away

 

Space Poddity

In Space Poddity, four adventurers visit the worlds of other actual play shows, under the possibly-horrified supervision of the show's GM.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Show Summary

Space Poddity! It's an actual play D&D podcast in the fantasy outer space Spelljammer setting. In Space Poddity, four adventurers visit the worlds of other actual play shows, under the possibly-horrified supervision of the show's GM. The tone is light, the characters are compelling, and on a cold, clear night you can hear the parody and the meditation on what it means to control the gates to the stars in a dangerous and teeming creative multiverse.

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https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/spacepoddity

 

The Ballad of Anne & Mary

A rollicking musical adventure inspired by the lives of notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast audio drama musical miniseries. 2021, 5 episodes, 30-40mins.

Show Summary

It's 1721, and London is abuzz with news of notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, currently languishing in Newgate Prison. It’s the perfect time for debt-ridden journalist Nathaniel Mist to exploit the public appetite and ghost-write a sensational (and hopefully best-selling) history of pirates. But as the balladeers and gossips on the streets of London build myths around the blood-thirsty, perverse lady pirates, Mist is forced to reckon with the real Bonny & Read... The Ballad of Anne & Mary is an audio-adventure in five parts, starring musical sensation Christina Bianco, actress and comedian Sooz Kempner, Hamilton star Karl Queensborough, cabaret legend Le Gateau Chocolat, and more.

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BBC Audio Drama Awards, Nominee "Best Podcast" 2022 British Podcast Awards, Nominee "Best Fiction" 2022

https://www.longcatmedia.com/the-ballad-of-anne-mary

 

Under Pressure

A near future podcast about life aboard the underwater research station Amphitrite.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 10 episodes ~ 30 minutes Season one released in 2017 New multi-part special in development

Show Summary

The show is about Dr Jamie MacMillan-Barrie, newly aboard the DSS Amphitrite for a stint as the resident philosopher. As Jamie learns more about how to survive where no humans have lived before, she also encounters coworkers of varying cordiality, chaotic neutral kraken, and an increasingly hostile ocean above.

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https://www.procyonpodcastnetwork.com/under-pressure

 

Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica

Madame Magenta is magic and she hates it. But not as much as she hates her dead husband, who really needs to RIP.

Content Rating: Explicit

Semi-improvised two-hander comedy storytelling series. Season 1 (2020) - 30 episodes, 10-30mins each. Season 2 (2020-2021) - 48 episodes, 10-30mins each. Season 3 coming late 2021.

Show Summary

Madame Magenta, psychic, medium, and inventor of the ‘drink-along’ audiobook, reads her best-selling books*, Magenta is the Warmest Colour and Madame Magenta & The Arcati Killer, with support from her adoring husband Bernard. In Magenta is the Warmest Colour, Magenta is forced into a bank heist by the ghost of her ex-husband, and in Madame Magenta & The Arcati Killer, she is pitted against a psychotic murderer hell-bent on destroying the mystic community. WARNING: Adults Only. Drink Responsibly. Don’t Blame Us. *dependent on definition of ‘best-seller’.

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Tragically overlooked.

https://www.longcatmedia.com/madame-magenta

 

Dumbgeons & Dragons

An award winning comedic actual play podcast created by your new best friends telling the story of 2 adventuring groups trying to save the world.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

An improvised actual play comedic fantasy podcast that will leave you laughing, crying and rooting for every character you meet.

Full-cast, Improvised
Season 1 released January 2017 - May 2019
Season 2 began June 2019 - in ongoing production

Show Summary

Dumbgeons & Dragons A comedic actual play podcast created by your new best friends telling the story of 2 adventuring groups trying to save the world. Each episode is filled with thrills, laughs, magic, and drama!

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Canadian Podcast Awards 2022 - Leisure Podcast Nominee
2021 Webby Awards Honoree, Scripted (Fiction)
2020 Podcast Awards Nominee - Games and Hobbies
2019 Audio Verse Awards Nominee - Improvised Production
2018 Alberta RPG Awards Nominee

https://www.dumbdragons.com/

 

Midnight Burger

The hilarious tales of a time-traveling, dimension-spanning diner.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 30-60 minutes per ep. Released monthly, ten months per year, some bonus material during hiatus.

Show Summary

When Gloria took a waitressing job in a diner outside of Phoenix, she didn't realize she was now an employee of Midnight Burger, a time-traveling, dimension-spanning diner. Every day Midnight Burger appears somewhere new in the cosmos along with it's staff: a galactic drifter, a rogue theoretical physicist, a sentient old-timey radio, and some guy named Caspar. No one knows who built Midnight Burger or how it works, but when it appears there's always someone around who could really use a cup of coffee.

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2021 Audioverse Award nominee for best writing and best acting ensemble. A "must-listen indie podcast", The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/aug/01/indie-podcast-gems-you-might-have-missed

https://www.weopenatsix.com

 

CARAVAN

A Weird-West Audio Adventure About Going Through Hell With The People You Love

Content Rating: Explicit

Season 1 Premiered Jan 2019 - 10 episodes. Season 2 in production. Episodes released biweekly.

Show Summary

CARAVAN is a Weird-West Audio Drama Adventure about getting through Hell with the people you love. When Samir and his best friend Carlyle take a camping trip to the Canyon, they don't plan on getting caught in a thunderstorm. Even worse, they don't plan on Samir falling into the Canyon. When he wakes up, Samir finds himself in a new world, where ghosts, demons, vampires, and other monsters terrorize the locals like any villains in a western. Samir joins up with a caravan—a vigilante train of supernatural bounty hunters—to delve deep into the Canyon depths, and find a way out of Hell once and for all.

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WINNER: Audio Verse Awards 2019 - Best New Audio Play Production, Best Writing of a New Audio Play Production, Best Performance of a Leading Role in a New Audio Play Production - Sushant Adlakha, Best Performance of a supporting Role in a New Audio Play Production - Danielle Shemaiah, Best Action Sound Design in a New Production, Best Environmental Sound Design in a New Production

https://www.whisperforge.org/caravan

 

Blood & Syrup: A Vampire the Masquerade Podcast

Professional actors and improvisers play a Vampire: The Masquerade TTRPG campaign. When the sun goes down, the undead rise...and they are thirsty.

Content Rating: Explicit

A full-cast TTRPG audio fiction - horror/drama/comedy, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers Season 1 (complete) has 70 episodes. Season 2 is ongoing. New episodes released every other week, average length 45 mins.

Show Summary

When the sun goes down, the undead rise...and they are thirsty. When a high-profile assassination leaves Montreal without a vampiric ruler, gangster Ridley Beef, detective Everett Fry and inspirational poet Iris Dunn - all recently turned Kindred - are sent to establish a new order at all costs alongside two ancient syrup barons. But when one of their own is attacked, things get messy...blood and syrup will be spilled.

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

In Another Room

An amateur paranormal investigator gets trapped inside a haunted house, where every room she enters transports her to the last inhabitant’s murder.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast audio fiction with binaural sound design. 8 episodes at ~30 minutes per episode. Released July 2020

Show Summary

Adapted from E3W Productions’ critically acclaimed immersive theatre show, In Another Room is an 8-episode narrative horror podcast that takes listeners on a terrifying tour through a sinister mansion’s chilling past—one room at a time. Listeners meet Wendy Morrow as she prepares to enter the notoriously haunted home, following her research notes and voice recordings as she makes her way through the house and uncovers the eerily tragic stories that each room harbors within. Each episode focuses on a specific room in a different period of the house’s history from its troubled construction in the 1870s to today—presenting a mosaic of connected ghost stories which cumulatively unlock the mystery at the dark heart of the house.

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Emmy-award winning team for sound design (CJ Drumeller) and original score (Nathan Matthew David and Jeremy Lamb). Nightmarish Conjurings called it a "thrilling terrifying narrative podcast."

https://www.violethourmedia.com/in-another-room

 

Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast!

A state-employed bounty huntress must choose between preserving her decorated career or exacting revenge on a terrorist.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Single voice storytelling with music and minimalist sound design. A spirited storytellling style. 13 episodes at ~25 minutes per episode. Season 1 concluded October 2020.

Show Summary

The Vega Podcast is meant to be pure storytelling fun. The style of narration is designed to feel like your best friend sat you down and began telling you, blow for blow, about the incredible sci-fi adventure she just finished furiously binge-watching. The spirited storytelling is enhanced by a selective, minimalist soundscape and with music that we're confident the kids would say passes "the vibe check." You can listen to the entire first season on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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2019 Audio Drama Awards Winner of "Writing of a New Spoken Word Production", "Performance of a New Spoken Word Production", "Performance of a Spoken Word Production", and "New Spoken Word Production" categories. 2020 Audio Drama Awards Winner of "Writer of a Storytelling Production", "Storyteller in a Storytelling Production", and "Storytelling Production" categories.

https://www.ivuomatellsstories.com

 

Harlem Queen

A drama about gangsters in Harlem during the 1920s.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full-cast audio fiction, 10-20 minutes per episode
Season 1 released February 2019.

Show Summary

Based on the life of the real Stephanie St. Clair, a numbers queen and activist in the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem Queen brings all the glamour, drama, and insight into the pervasive issues faced by black communities

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'Well written, well acted, Harlem Queen is very special' - Terence Winter, creator of Boardwalk Empire 71 Best Podcasts of 2020 - Discover Pods 12 Hidden Gems Podcasts You Don't Want to Miss - CBC Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant Recipient 2020

https://harlemqueen.org/

 

Between The Devil

A young girl stows away aboard her father’s merchant ship in 18th century Europe, but instead of adventure she finds terror on the high seas.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction with binaural sound design. 8 episodes at ~25 minutes per episode. Released September 2020

Show Summary

Craving adventure, a young girl stows away aboard her father’s newly-christened merchant ship, but finds instead terror on the high seas, as rampant paranoia grips the crew, and unseen malevolent forces commandeer the vessel for their own purposes

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Emmy-award winning team for sound design (CJ Drumeller) and original score (Nathan Matthew David and Jeremy Lamb)

https://www.violethourmedia.com/between-the-devil

 

Coexistence

An immersive audio drama exploring environmental degradation and humanity’s place in our unexplored universe.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Rachel Hunter, an ambitious drone delivery pilot, receives a mysterious data drive and is catapulted on a rollercoaster search for much needed answers about humanity's past and future.

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Coexistence is a 15-part full cast audio drama set in earth's near future. Following the breakdown of our planet's environment and global society, the remnants of humanity have retreated to a towering mega structure known as 'Tier City'. Citizens are oblivious to the real reasons for their predicament but moves are afoot to reveal Earth's hidden past.

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British Podcast Award Nominee 2020

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Dirt - An Audio Drama

An NPR-style report quickly turns into a sci-fi mystery about a tech CEO in Seattle who receives a letter in the mail that turns his world upside down.

Content Rating: Clean

A serialized, scripted family mystery with hints of sci-fi and the supernatural set against the backdrop of a personal treasure hunt. Launched in fall of 2020. Seasons 1 and 2 currently available, with Season 3 in production some time in 2022. Seasons are 6 or 7 episodes long. Average episode length 30 minutes.

Show Summary

Joseph Elo, a popular Seattle-based tech CEO in his late 30s, one day receives a strange letter in the mail—from someone who died 30 years ago. The letter offers cryptic clues about where and how to find things that were long ago buried. As Joseph tries to unravel the mystery—with the help of his sister (Kim), his office assistant (Mel), and old acquaintances (Salvador, Maria, Antonia) who live on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains—and evade a growing social media firestorm, he struggles to maintain balance between his newfound obsession and his work responsibilities, and ultimately has to decide what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

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None yet, but currently a finalist for the 2021 Audio Verse Awards in the category Performance in an Ensemble Cast Production.

https://www.dirtaudiodrama.com/

 

Dungeons & Drimbus

Professional actors playing unprofessional D&D characters. Professionally.

Content Rating: Explicit

A full-cast TTRPG audio fiction with immersive sound design featuring a cast of professional actors with an emphasis on story telling and absurd homebrew hilarity. Season 1: Deliverance (complete) - 18 Episodes. Follow Jargen, Jeremiah, Ry-Anna, and others as they go on a perilous journey to deliver the cure for the deadly Mire Plague to the kingdom of Long Reach making friends - and enemies - along the way. Season 2: The Hunt for the Florida Man (complete) - 25 Episodes. Join the Daytona Patrol Force as they go on a hunt for the mythic Florida Man full of comedy, conspiracies, and calamity. Gators drive cars, truths are revealed, and cafecito is had by all as David, Cleetus, Steve, Adnama, and others find themselves in the midst of Florida's greatest quest. Season 3: Your Honor (ongoing). A rag tag group of fantasy attorneys attempt to defend monsters, dispense justice, and make a living in a fantasy world full of love, loss, and plenty of goofs.

Show Summary

Super heroes? Ok. A gang of babies? ...sure. Wait, Shia LeBeouf? And WTF is a Drimbus? Using traditional D&D mechanics to tackle non-traditional scenarios, join our cast of professional idiots as they try to roll their way out of the most ridiculous situations.

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2020 Audioverse Awards Nominee

https://www.drimbus.com

 

The Ordinary Epic

A comedic audio drama about found families, role-playing games, dungeons, and (occasionally) dragons.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full cast audio fiction. Fantasy comedy. 6 episodes at ~20 to 30 minutes per episode. Season 1 released April 2019.

Show Summary

The Ordinary Epic is a professionally acted, lushly sound designed, and gorgeously orchestrated tale of reluctant fantasy heroes (and the people who play them). A 2020 BBC Audio Drama Awards finalist for "Best Podcast or Online Audio Drama," the AV Club called The Ordinary Epic "one of the cheeriest debuts of spring," with "a sweeping soundscape and beautiful musical design." Listen to the entire first season on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

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"Best Podcast or Online Audio Drama" finalist at the 2020 BBC Audio Drama Awards
2019 Audio Verse Awards Nominee for Action Sound Design in a New Production, Writing of a New Audio Play Production, and New Audio Play Production

https://www.theordinaryepic.com/

 

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Realms of Peril & Glory

Astonishing adventures with beloved characters across a huge variety of game systems.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast Actual Play/Audio Fiction, 3-14x 30-100 minutes per season
Season 1 releases August 2021
Season 2 releases December 2021
Season 3 Releases January 2022

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An all new actual play podcast from the visionary minds behind the critically acclaimed audio drama, The Orphans. RPG will chronicle astonishing new adventures with beloved characters across a huge variety of game systems. RPG will launch with a roster of three game systems and an incredible expansion underway for 2022 and beyond. Blasting off, Fall of 2021.

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https://www.lightandtragic.com/rpg

 

Who is Cam Candor

When a prolific yet enigmatic podcaster goes missing, an investigative journalist embarks on a twist-filled odyssey to uncover the mystery of their disappearance.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction. Six episodes 15-22 minutes per episode. Season 1 launches Sept 1, 2021

Show Summary

Who is Cam Candor? unravels the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the "most prolific podcaster who ever lived." Set in 2035 after the Great Podcasting Purge of 2025™. Cultural archeologist B.K. Will discovers an ancient firewire drive containing hundreds of audio dramas from the enigmatic creator, Cam Candor. Against a twist-filled investigative backdrop, every episode also features segments from the artist's remarkable oeuvre.

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www.camcandor.com

 

The Critshow

A group of friends find themselves being the last line of defense against the things that go bump in the night in this Monster of the Week actual play podcast.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast TTRPG audio fiction, 40-60 minute Launched May 2018. In ongoing production.

Show Summary

A Comedy/Horror actual play podcast along the lines of Buffy, Supernatural, or Ash vs The Evil Dead using the PbtA game Monster of the Week. The players, playing as themselves, explore other TTRPG's all within in the same dimension hopping narrative - in an edited style that keeps the action (and the dice) rolling, while teaching you everything you need to know to play at home.

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2020 AudioVerse Award Nominee for Best Improvised Show. 2020 AudioVerse Aware Nominee for Best Player Direction. 2019 AudioVerse Award finalist for Best Improvised Show. 2019 AudioVerse Aware finalist for Best Player Direction.

https://www.thecritshowpodcast.com

 

Forgive Me!

A comedy about the sometimes funny, sometimes awkward, and often confusing adventures of Father Ben and his rather unusual congregation.

Content Rating: Some language

Full-cast audio fiction with rich sound design and composition. Season 1 has 6 20-30 minute episodes. 3 episode mini-season crossover with The Amelia Project 10 episode 2nd season premieres September 2021

Show Summary

Father Ben left his congregation in Binghamton, New York, in the cover of night for the smaller, quieter pastures of St. Patrick’s. As our new, young, and at times progressive priest begins to acquiesce to his new surroundings, he finds himself butting heads with the eccentric parishioners who come to him seeking solace and advice. Whether he’s trying to understand Old Margaret’s “usual” confession; parsing out how Tom can better help care for his wife’s pet pig, David; or getting to the bottom of the Christmas Eve Mass Incident, Forgive Me! explores the intertwined lives in Ben’s new community and the funny, sad, and sometimes painful experiences that come out of confession and the Catholic experience.

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www.roguedialogue.com/forgive-me

 

Facing Fate

An improvised audio fiction series where each season explores a new genre with some of the darkest and funniest improvisers we can afford.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations Some language

Full-cast Actual Play/Audio Fiction, 10x30-60 minutes per season
Season 1 released January 2020
Season 2 in pre-production/scheduled release September 2020

Show Summary

An improvised audio fiction series that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Each season explores a new genre with some of the darkest and funniest improvisers we can afford.

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2022 Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival - Finalist "Best Podcast Stories" for Facing Fate: Black Knight
2022 New Jersey Web Fest - Official Selection
Miami Web Fest 2022 - Official Selection
2021 New Jersey Web Fest - Best Editing of an Actual Play

http://facingfate.com/

 

Where the Stars Fell

A supernatural fantasy surrounding the inexplicably physically immortal Dr. Ed Tucker's study of the town of Jersualem, Oregon, where what doesn’t kill you is just another mystery.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full-cast audio fiction. Episodes run 20-30 minutes. Season 1: 8 episodes, released January 2021 - April 2021 Season 2: 10 episodes, released December 2021 - April 2022

Show Summary

Dr. Edison Tucker is having a very weird life. Not being able to die tends to color things that way. Luckily, the strange and unusual is something of her specialty, and Ed’s set her sights and wunderkind grant money on the strangest town in America: Jerusalem, Oregon. She’ll certainly get her EMF Meter’s worth. Between an eccentric housemate, quirky townsfolk, and the mysteries lurking just beyond the tree line, Ed’s going to find the answers she’s been searching for. She just might not be ready for what finds her.

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Winner of Best Cover Art In a New Production- 2021 Audioverse Awards Finalist for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Fantasy, Best Ensemble Cast, and Best Supporting Performance (Kiera Gill as Mama Gabe)- 2021 New Jersey Web Fest Selection- 2022 Miami Web Fest and 2022 New Jersey Web Fest

https://wherethestarsfell.com/

 

Of Mice and Men and Monsters

Dungeons and Dragons collides with classic literature in this hilarious actual play podcast hosted by a high school English teacher!

Content Rating: Explicit

Full-Cast, Actual Play, Improvised
45-60 minute episodes
Season 1 premiered September 2020

Show Summary

But... what if she’s everything Kate could ask for, too?

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http://omamam.com

 

The Courtship of Mona Mae

In the 1870s, pioneer Mona Mae Christophe searches the American West for her mother, Clara, who she was sold away from during slavery.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Season 1 will start February 2020, with two episodes, 20 minutes long each. The first episode will be available Feb. 15. The second episode will be available March 15.

Show Summary

The American Western told through the perspective of a Black woman. Born into slavery, Mona Mae has had to build and rebuild her life. She has managed to make a way out of no way, a made a decent life for herself only for it to be taken away from her once again. She take a journey across the American West to search for not only her mother, but also love.

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https://harlemqueen.org/

 

The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botinarium

Follow the Fortitude, helmed by Lord Joseph Banks, on its mission to find the source of all pleasure in the world: Heaven's Clover.

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A new scripted and lavishly sound-designed fantasy adventure from Stitcher, starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). In 1768, the Fortitude, helmed by Lord Joseph Banks (Clement) sets sail to find a plant known to be the very source of pleasure in the world: Heaven’s Clover.

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http://www.unclebertie.com/

 

Me and AU

A queer audio romance about growing up, taking the next step and the werewolf AU fanfic that helps us get there.

Content Rating: Some language

Full-cast limited-run micro-fiction. 15 episodes ranging from 10 to 15 minutes. Series complete. Spin off series coming TBA.

Show Summary

When Kate "ACunningPlan" Cunningham sparks up an online friendship with a fellow fanfiction writer it seems like the perfect distraction from a summer stuck in her hometown, not to mention the coming terrors of her final year of university and the Real Adult Future beyond. (Seriously, please don’t mention them.) After all, Hella--Enchanted is funny, smart and writes canon-divergent werewolf fic like no one else. She’s everything a fangirl could ask for.

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https://www.procyonpodcastnetwork.com/me-au

 

Alba Salix, Royal Physician

‘Sup, witches? A hospital sitcom with a fantasy twist.


Content Rating: Clean

Full-cast audio fiction, 6×30 minutes per season
Season 1 released November 2014
Season 2 released November 2018

Show Summary

Farloria’s Royal Physician has her work cut out for her. As head witch and the only regular staff member at the new House of Healing, Alba’s got an endless lineup of patients and a bickering King and Queen to please. Fortunately, help is on the way. Unfortunately, that help is from Magnus, a troublesome young ex-monk and aspiring surgeon, and Holly, an accident-prone fairy herbalist.

An award-winning fairy-tale comedy for the ear.

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Gold Award, 2015 Mark Time Awards (Fantasy category)
Parsec Awards finalist, 2015
Official Listening Selection, HEAR Now Festival, 2015

https://albasalix.com/

 

Greater Boston

A speculative fiction podcast about an alternate-reality Boston, featuring a subway system that's been converted into its own city. 

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 12-14x35 minute episodes per season.
Season 1 released March 2016.
Season 2 released January 2017
Season 3 released September 2018

Show Summary

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.

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2019 AudioVerse Award for Jessica Washington for Performance of a Role in an Ensemble Cast for an Audio Play Production
Called one of the “100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018” by The Bello Collective.

https://www.greaterbostonshow.com

 

Curse, Code & Crown

Live-play Dungeons & Dragons (5e) podcast where a princess in a suit of armour, a guard and a fungus-worshipping Tortle save the world!

Content Rating: Explicit

A full-cast TTRPG audio fiction - fantasy/adventure/drama/comedy, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers 92+ episodes, average length 1 hour, new episodes released each week.

Show Summary

A princess trapped in a suit of armour, a disillusioned royal guard and a fungus-worshipping Tortle have to work together to save the world! This D&D 5e live-play podcast features a cast of professional voice actors and improvisers in a campaign run by a professional playwright, author and story coach! It's every D&D podcast listener's dream!

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

What's The Frequency

A lone distorted voice reaching out for help. Will anyone be able to stop the madness from spreading?

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 12x25 minutes per episode.
Season 1 released September 201.

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An experimental, psychedelic noir audio fiction podcast set in 1940s Los Angeles. A private detective is hired to find the missing writer of a radio play, as the city descends into madness and is haunted by a mysterious voice interrupting the radio broadcasts.

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2017 Audio Awards finalist

https://art19.com/shows/whats-the-frequency

 

The Broadswords

An award-winning non-binary and women led actual play podcast that will have you captivated and in stitches.

Content Rating: Explicit

An improvised actual play podcast that focuses on story, role-play, and inclusivity at the gaming table. Fully edited with music and SFX. Season 1 released October 2017 Season 2 released in January 2019 Season 3 released in July 2020

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An award-winning, non-binary and women led actual play podcast that will have you captivated and in stitches. Since their inception in 2017, the broads have been playing RPGs from an intersectional feminist perspective and focusing on inclusivity at the gaming table

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https://thebroadswords.com/

 

God of Obsidian

A dark fairy tale about a gaslighting relationship, as one woman seeks the story that will take her back across the narrow, dangerous bridge to freedom.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

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https://www.gideon-media.com/god-of-obsidian

 

Arden

Two women try not to fall in love while solving cold cases together.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction Season 1 Released Sep 2018 Season 2 Released June 2020

Show Summary

On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?

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Top 10 Independent Podcasts of 2018, Forbes Best Fiction Podcast Nominee, 2020, DiscoverPods Official Selection, New Jersey WebFest 2021 DiscoverPods 71 Best Podcasts of 2020 Nominated at the AudioVerse Awards in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

https://ardenpodcast.com/

 

Mockery Manor

Mockery Manor is a theme park where people disappear, and it's up to a pair of chaotic teenage twins to catch a killer.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction with immersive sound design and original songs and music. Episodes 20-30mins. Season 1 (2019-2020): 11 episodes. Season 2 (2021-2022): 15 episodes Season 3 - coming late 2022/early 2023

Show Summary

Summer 1989, somewhere in deepest, darkest England. Mockery Manor is a theme park where people disappear, and it's up to a pair of chaotic teenage twins to catch a killer. British Podcast Awards 'Best Fiction' Nominee 2020. If you like Stranger Things, Friday the 13th and Black Mirror, then Mockery Manor is for you. Mockery Manor is a full-cast production best enjoyed using headphones.

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British Podcast Awards 2020 - 'Best Fiction Podcast' Nominee. Audio Verse Awards 2020 - 'Best Vocal Composition' Winner. Bello Collective 'Top 100 Podcasts of 2019'.

https://www.longcatmedia.com/mockery-manor

 

The End of Time and Other Bothers

A cafeteria worker, a demonic filing clerk and a fairy PR exec are thrown back into the ancient past to save the universe.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast TTRPG audio fiction, 60 minute episodes
Launched April, 2018

Show Summary

We are an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix.
A group of comedy improvisers come together every two weeks to co‐create a story using the Dungeon World roleplaying system. No animals are harmed.
It’s a tale of flightless fairies, half-demons and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that’s in there somewhere too.

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"The team behind Alba Salix has given us the next one I foresee being a breakout star in the genre."
    - Wil Williams @ Wil Williams Reviews

http://otherbothers.com/

 

Accession

Art comes alive, as we blur the boundary between the canvas and real life.

Content Rating: Clean

Narrative nonfiction and fiction
Season 1 released March 2017
Season 2 released January 2020

Show Summary

Accession is an experimental podcast that approaches the art in museums from the angles you might not expect, to engage viewers in new and unique ways, and connect people with art they may not have stopped to look at before. We might feature a conversation with the ghost of Alexander Calder, five letters written to a pointillist painting, or even stay at the museum past close to watch the sculptures come to life. Each episode takes a unique approach to it's subject, finding the best way for a pieces story to be told. Our approaches include history, biography, audio fiction, poetry, music and more.

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Bello 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018
Bello 100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2019
Ranked #1 Best Debut Nonfiction of 2018 by Elena Fernández-Collins
Featured on Polygon, NPR, and ABC(Australia)

https://www.accession.fm

 

Moonbase Theta Out

A gripping, emotional sci-fi audio drama about the shutdown of the last Moonbase, the crew left on board, and what remains.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 20 x 5 minutes S1, 10 x 20 minutes S2
Season 1 released November 2018
Season 2 released August 2019
Season 3 in pre-production

Show Summary

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2020 Webby Awards Honoree, Scripted (Fiction)

https://monkeymanproductions.com/moonbase-theta-out/

 

Dumb Scum & Villainy: A Star Wars RPG Podcast

Professional improvisers and actors create a Star Wars Story playing the Star Wars TTRPG. Long ago in a galaxy far away... things are about to get hilarious.

Content Rating: Explicit

A full-cast TTRPG audio fiction - science fiction/comedy, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers Season 1 (complete) has 40 episodes, approx 45 min each.

Show Summary

A long time ago, in a dumb galaxy far, far away... Join a crew of bumbling criminals - the seductive pilot Brash Korr, the hapless gambler Vic Dunbar and the murderous bounty hunter Wokka Wokka Fonzie as they try and heist their way out of a debt to a deadly Hutt. Unfortunately for them the cargo they steal is a deadly treasure that could destroy them all.

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

One Shots: A Live-Play Mini Series Podcast

A live-play TTRPG anthology series where actors and improvisers step into "one shot" adventures taking place in a variety of genres and TTRPG systems!

Content Rating: Explicit

Full cast TTRPG audio anthology series including multiple genres, featuring professional voice actors and improvisers. 55+ episodes with an average length of 45m.

Show Summary

New systems, new adventures, the same old dumb-dumbs! Join us in Eberron, Avernus, an 80's Buddy Cop Film, Star Trek, the grim future of Warhammer 40,000 and more in One Shots! Our intrepid heroes and villains are joined by various DMs, GMs, and more as they explore new worlds and new games!

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https://www.dumbdumbdice.com

 

Fall of the House of Sunshine

The complete and crazy musical adventures that begins with the murder of kids' TV show host and spins out into a world of: angry puppets, a tooth worshipping cult, a fuzzy elder god, and so, so much more!

Content Rating: Some language

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http://www.podmusical.com/#new-page

 

Death by Dying

Absurdist dark comedy podcast about an obituary writer who investigates deaths in the small town of Crestfall, Idaho.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 20-30 minutes per episode.
Season 1 released October 2018

Show Summary

The Obituary Writer of Crestfall, Idaho, finds himself deeply in over his head as he investigates a series of strange and mysterious deaths… when he is supposed to simply be writing obituaries. Along the way he encounters murderous farmers, man-eating cats, haunted bicycles, and a healthy dose of ominous shadows.

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2019 AudioVerse Awards
Best New Audio Play Production of 2019
Writing of a New Audio Play Production: Evan Gulock
Vocal Direction of a New Audio Play Production: Niko Gerentes
Environmental Sound Design of a New Audio Play Production: Niko Gerentes
Best Performance of a Leading Role: Evan Gulock as the Obituary Writer
Best Performance of a Supporting Role: Hannah Smith as the Angel of Death

https://deathbydyingpod.com/

 

The Far Meridian

Peri is an agoraphobic woman whose home starts to show up in a new location every day, as she searches for her missing brother.

Content Rating: Some language

Full-cast audio fiction, 14 episodes Launched June 2017 Season 3 in production

Show Summary

Peri hadn’t left her lighthouse in years. Until one morning, the lighthouse was somewhere new. Set adrift to wander new and mysterious places, Peri must face her fears and her memories if she wants to use her new situation to find her missing brother.

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Audioverse Awards 2018 - Best Ongoing, Short-form, Dramatic Production -Best Audio Engineering of an Ongoing, Short-form, Dramatic Production Audio Verse Awards 2017 - Best New, Ongoing, Dramatic Production - Best Actress in a Leading Role for a New, Ongoing, Dramatic Production -Best Audio Engineering for a New, Ongoing, Dramatic Production

https://www.whisperforge.org/thefarmeridian

 

1972

The Revolutionary 1970s are celebrated in films and television. But where are the voices of Black women? Meet Shirley Chisholm and Angela Davis.

Content Rating: Some language Some violence or adult situations

Narrative, Historical Fiction, Black Studies, 7 - 25 minute episodes. Season 1 June 7, 2022

Show Summary

In 1972, Shirley Chisholm, a Black woman, ran for President of the United States. At the same time, Angela Davis, a Black woman who spoke-out against racism, was fighting for her life in an unjust judicial system. This juxtaposition of the very different journeys of these two Black women is ripe for great storytelling. Through their powerful stories , the world of 1972 becomes relatable to a new generation.

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https://www.yhanewashington.wixsite.com/1972

 

The Wanderer

A queer fairy-folk tale about being separated from the ones you love, to keep them safe, to bring them home.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Single narrator audio fiction, 10-20 minute episodes.

Show Summary

The Wanderer is a predominantly single-narrator queer fairy tale audio drama that follows the journey of a man who has struck a deal with the forest—wander and he may just get his love back. With only his guitar and his wits, the Wanderer follows the mysterious and dangerous old paths in search of the route that will lead him back to Andrew. The Wanderer is a story about being separated from the ones you love to keep them safe, to bring them home.

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https://callofthewander.com/

 

The Amelia Project

A dark comedy about an agency that specialises in faking its clients’ deaths, then letting them reappear with a brand new identity!

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction.
Season 1 released in December 2017.
Season 2 released in July 2019. Season 3 being released spring-summer 2021.
Season 4 coming autumn 2021.

Show Summary

A handful of fading memories, the remains of a research project, and a garbled tape recorder are all Dr Miranda Quan has to her name when her research partner goes missing on the eve of a 10-week ocean expedition. Now, she must try to find closure in the midst of a rapidly-unraveling conspiracy, surrounded by a handful of unlikely allies, several likely threats, and the icy waters of the North Pacific. Something sinister lurks in the heart of the research ship Astrid, and Miranda must rely on her wits to piece together an answer.

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Austin Film Festival 2017 finalist.
British Podcast Awards 2019 finalist.

Audio Verse Awards
2018 Best New Comedic Production.
2019 Best Instrumental Composition.
2020 Best Audio Play production
2020 Best Writing
2020 Best Cover Art
2020 Best Performance of a leading role to Julia Morizawa
2020 Best Performance of a supporting role to Julia C. Thorne
2020 Best Music
Called one of the “100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2019” by The Bello Collective.
“This is pure escapism with a delightful story, written and performed by people who want to make you laugh so hard you cry.” Elena Fernandez Collins.
“The Amelia Project is an ambitious and borderline hedonistic venture when it comes to sound” Will Williams

https://ameliapodcast.com/

 

Our Fair City

Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audio drama.

Content Rating: Clean

Show Summary

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https://www.ourfaircity.com/

 

Windfall

Windfall is the story of Cas and Kendall, two low-level criminal enforcers navigating life on the surface of a giant city.

Content Rating: Explicit Some violence or adult situations

full-cast audio fiction. 10 episodes at 10-40 minutes per episode. Season 2 launches in Summer 2022.

Show Summary

Ever since the castle first appeared in the sky above the city of Windfall, its residents have been building upward. Now the city consists of towers where the wealthiest residents live at the top while the poor eke out a living on the ground. Our podcast follows Cas, Shaima, and Argus, three brothers who live with their Uncle Vern after being orphaned during the grounder rebellion twenty years earlier. They find themselves drifting apart as Argus, the youngest, falls hopelessly in love with the much-older Helina, a foreign merchant haunted by her past; Cas, the middle brother, works in secret for the local crime boss; and Shaima, the oldest, struggles to keep their uncle’s scrap shop from going under. When Cas’s best friend, Kendall, is offered a position with the Wolfpac, Windfall’s military cult that acts as the city’s police, Cas is forced to decide where his loyalties lie. Meanwhile, something sinister looms over the city itself, threatening the lives of all who live in Windfall, from the wealthiest residents to the ground-level poor.

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2017 Austin Film Fest Second Rounders Nominated for 12 Audio Verse Awards in 2019 Mallory Roach (Kendall) won Best Supporting Performer in a Fiction Podcast at the 2021 New Jersey Web Festival

https://roguedialogue.com/listen

 

We Fix Space Junk

An award-winning dark sci-fi comedy about two repairwomen surviving in space against insurmountable odds and debt.

Content Rating: Some violence or adult situations

Full-cast audio fiction, 8×15-30 minutes per season
Season 1 released March 2018
Season 1.5 released June 2018
Season 2 released September 2018
Season 2.5 released August 2019
Season 3 TBR 2020

Show Summary

'We Fix Space Junk' follows seasoned smuggler Kilner and reluctant fugitive Samantha as they travel the galaxy, dodging bullets and meeting strange and wonderful beings as they carry out odd jobs on the fringes of the law.

A female-led sci-fi comedy sitcom set in the far future, in a high-tech, dystopian world, We Fix Space Junk draws on the sci-fi of the past, following in the footsteps of Harry Harrison and of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Equal parts love-letter to sci-fi and satire of the present-day, Space Junk is lovingly produced by Beth Crane and Hedley Knights of Battle Bird Productions.

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2019 AudioVerse
Performance of a Leading Role in an Audio Play Production: Beth Crane as Kilner
Instrumental Composition in a Production: We Fix Space Junk Main Theme by Hedley Knights
Action Sound Design in a Production: Hedley Knights Environment Sound Design in a Production: Hedley Knights
Performance of a Supporting Role in an Audio Play
Production: Emily Stride as Penne

2018 AudioVerse
Best Writing of a New, Comedic Production: Beth Crane
Best Writing of an Ongoing, Short-form, Comedic Production: Beth Crane
Best Performance of a Supporting Role in a New Production: Francesca Mintowt-Czyz as Marilyn
Best Performance of a Supporting Role in an Ongoing, Comedic Production: Francesca Mintowt-Czyz as Marilyn

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