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The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles

Comedy fiction podcast that follows the adventures of a wanna-be actress as she navigates the treacherous waters of 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.

carlottapodcast.com

 

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. Our four main characters are stranded after crash-landing on an alien planet, but they are still compelled to carry out their same old 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)

civilizedpod.com

 

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

albasalix.com

 

The Orphans

Cinematic sci-fi cruising through an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy.

Content Rating: Explicit

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

OrphansPod.com

 

Dumbgeons & Dragons

A comedic, fantasy actual play podcast about saving the world.

Content Rating: Explicit

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

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

Show Summary

Dumbgeons & Dragons brings the tales of adventurers and their quests to save the world. Each episode is filled with thrills, laughs, magic, and drama!

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2018 Alberta RPG Awards Nominee
2019 Audio Verse Awards Nominee - Improvised Production
2020 Podcast Awards Nominee - Games and Hobbies

dumbdragons.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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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant Recipient 2020

harlemqueen.org

 

Facing Fate

An improvised actual play audio fiction podcast, exploring multiple genres.

Content Rating: Explicit

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 anthological actual play podcast that explores settings, genres, and different characters by way of a thrilling and hilarious collaborative storytelling experience.

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We think we're pretty good 😉

facingfate.com

 

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

albasalix.com

 

Greater Boston

A speculative fiction podcast about an alternate-reality version of Boston featuring collisions between fact and fiction, comedy and drama, and a subway system that's been converted into its own city. 

Content Rating: Explicit

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.

greaterbostonshow.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.

Show Summary

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

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Marsfall

Leaving Earth and its problems behind seemed ideal, but no one anticipated just how difficult colonizing Mars would be.

Content Rating: Explicit

Full-cast audio fiction, 17x30 minutes episodes
Season 1 released September 2017

Show Summary

Leaving Earth and its problems behind seemed ideal, but no one anticipated just how difficult colonizing Mars would be. Marsfall follows some of the earliest colonists to settle on Mars in the year 2047, and each episode continues the story from a different character’s perspective. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the artificial intelligence unit ANDI, they strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries.

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2018 Bronze Mark Time Award for Science Fiction Audio Theatre
2019 Audio Verse Award, Best Performance of a Role in an Ensemble Cast for an Audio Play Productions
2019 Podbean Top 10 Fiction Podcast
2020 Webby Awards Honoree, Scripted (Fiction)

marsfallpodcast.com

 

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

otherbothers.com

 

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

It is 2098. The Moonbase program, owned and operated by corporate enclaves back on Earth, has been determined unprofitable. The last base, Theta, is twenty weeks from being decommissioned. Most of the crew is in stasis awaiting retrieval. Five remain – Roger Bragado-Fischer, Nessa Cheong, Ashwini Ray, Michell L’Anglois, and Wilder.

In Season 1, Roger Bragado-Fischer, Communications, reported to management in a series of official weekly broadcasts. In Season 2, we experience the personal side of the same series of events through each character’s voices – their private journal entries, messages sent to one another and those they care for, so far away. And from that distance, we hear at least one voice in reply.

Join the crew of Moonbase Theta, as well as Roger’s husband Alex from back on Earth, as they reach out to share the beauty, the isolation and frustration, the love and enmity, the humour, and the tragedy, as they all count down to the operation’s end.

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2020 Webby Awards Honoree, Scripted (Fiction)

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Death by Dying

Mystery and misfortune lurk behind every corner in this absurdist dark comedy fiction podcast about an obituary writer who investigates delightfully grim 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

deathbydyingpod.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 coming very soon!

Show Summary

Have you ever wanted to disappear and start over? The Amelia Project provides fake deaths and new identities to an eccentric clientele of criminals, cult leaders, con artists, politicians and more. But how long can the secrecy last?

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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.

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

ameliapodcast.com

 

We Fix Space Junk

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