#audiodramas

Here at the Ostium Network, we really love podcast, of all kinds, especially audiodramas! So if you like Ostium, here are a bunch of other podcasts we really enjoy listening to, organized by category, and then by alphabetical order.  Check them out. If you see something you like, tell a friend!

Where possible, we use the show’s link on RadioPublic, because with each episode listened, the show’s creator gets paid. If your show isn’t on RadioPublic, it should be!

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AUDIODRAMAS:

2298

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The Network makes sure Profiles eat right & stay focused but No. 24 – thanks to the sudden appearance of a mysterious bird – is finding that difficult.

A Scottish Podcast

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It’s another day closer to the grave, so pull up a stool and grab yourself a half-empty pint of bitter audio drama with a disappointing finish. Actually, there’s no real point. Everyone always dies at the end. Go and listen to something else instead. One of those “entrepreneur” shows or something…

 

Aftershocks

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Join Riley as she seeks to uncover the truth buried beneath Amber Ridge…

American Comedy Horror Story

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American Comedy Horror Story is a self-contained audio (comedy) drama. This season, grab some hot cocoa and a creepy doll as we follow mediums, Claire and Olivia, on their journey through “Orphanage.” Will they survive? What happens during Sunshine Time? Exactly how many consumption jokes can two people make? All of the questions you’re *dying* to ask shall be answered.Warning: There are multiple deaths throughout the season…some may or may not involve children and/or religious figures.

 

Among the Stars and Bones

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A team of xenoarchaeologists travel to distant worlds searching for traces of a now-vanished alien race. Each season brings a new site, new secrets and new dangers.

ARCA-45672

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Sci fi audio drama following a team of scientists as they travel to the exoplanet Arca-45672 for the salvation of a dying Earth.

Archive 81

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Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.New episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Start from “01 – A Body In A New Place”

Arden

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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?

ars Paradoxica

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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there’s no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.

Audiologue

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From the short fiction site FORJ.co comes Audiologue, an audiodrama podcast about isolation, science fiction, and survival. The first 8-episode arc titled “Echo” follows James Andrews, a researcher, after a container ship sinks and cuts off communication between the underwater research base he’s in and the world topside. Season 2 titled “Vigil” is coming in March 2018! 

Caravan

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First rule of Wound Canyon: No one who gets in, ever gets out. So when a brilliant, ghostly specter flies through the sky amid the rain and lightning, Samir stumbles off a steep cliff and into a hidden world, one in which demons, vampires, and all other manner of paranormal creatures take sanctuary. Second rule of Wound Canyon: No one makes it alone. Samir’s decided to tag along with Argeaux’s Caravan, a band of supernatural bounty hunters and vigilante peace-keepers. Together with an ever-expanding train of fantastical tagalongs, Samir and his new friends venture deep into the bowels of the canyon to find a way out of the magical boundary that imprisons all who cross it.[A product of The Whisperforge]

Calling Darkness

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Six women. One book. And a demon from hell. This is Calling Darkness, an audio drama that follows the mishaps of six girls who inadvertently summon a demon, and have to deal with the chilling consequences. Calling Darkness is a horror comedy show from the pens of NoSleep writers, S.H. Cooper and Gemma Amor.

Carbon Dreams

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When it comes to hacking code Anica couldn’t be happier. It’s when things start to glitch in the real world that she starts to worry. Anica finds that the road to discovery is not what it seems.

Counterbalance

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A hole has been torn into the magic weave over the mountain of Skundr. Gluttonous spirits pour through the hole, seeking to devour all things intangible – sounds, light, wind or even dreams. Attempting to fix these holes is complicated and complex. The few Patchers of this world with training and knowledge necessary to close the hole and guide the spirits back to the weave are highly sought after. We follow Raka, an experienced Patcher, as she travels across the Skundr in her attempt to fix the so called tangleweave. Bound to her side in mutual grudge is Malaki, a hermit Runemaster from the mountain, as well as Lyn, the groups only human and peacekeeper, who has unusual abilities to sense the spirits before they escape the weave.With spirit-behaviour becoming more than any experienced Patcher can handle, these three must learn to work together to mend the tangleweave – or risk further widening the hole with their own internal conflicts. Counterbalance is an unreleased, immersive audio-drama series written by Kessi Riliniki. 

Death by Dying

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‘Death by Dying’ is a dark comedy audio drama that serves as the obituary column for the charming town of Crestfall, Idaho. The Obituary Writer 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.

Directive

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A Sci Fi series about a man stuck alone for 20 years, taking care of sleeping passengers on a ship to colonize a new planet. Created by David Magadan

Duggan Hill

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On a back country road outside the hamlet of Duggan Hill, Saskatchewan, a woman named Sasha Ismond goes missing without a trace. She had been travelling from Vancouver for the past day, and was mere minutes away from her father’s home. The last person she spoke to was her former partner, Zoe, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia. This is a collection of recovered audio recordings from the subsequent investigation into her disappearance, recorded during the summer of 2015.

EOS 10

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Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who’ll help you win your bar fight. #audiodrama from @justinmclachlan.

Exoplanetary

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EXOPLANETARY is a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat.A science-fiction audio drama featuring serialized space opera, adventure, and a healthy sense of humor. 

Fireside

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A podcast about a small town radio show full of high tech research and lofty goals.

Forest Guide

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A fantastical audio drama miniseries about a journey of self-realization and overcoming trauma.

Girl in Space

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Nothing fancy here — just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen twice a month for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.

Gone Podcast

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There’s no way to plan for being alone. There’s no way to plan for what comes next. This is a story about what happens when the world goes dark, and everyone else is gone.

Great and Terrible

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A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every full moon she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die. ​

Greater Boston

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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

Honey Roast

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Fill your heart with a little more love and hope with Honey Roast, a wholesome hopepunk podcast where every other week, guest stars “roast” a creator that they love and are inspired by. Together, we’re introducing listeners to creators using only the best kinds of honey.

Hostile Worlds

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Join us on a journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe. Hostile Worlds is a podcast that lets you explore alien landscapes and extra-terrestrial terrain – all from the comfort of your headphones. From the freezing hydrocarbon oceans of Titan, to the scorched, and suffocating wastes of Venus – we’ll take you on an educational and immersive audio tour to all the places you’d die to see… and places you’d die if you saw. You’ll join the crew of The Tardigrade, an all-purpose vehicle that can float, fly, dive, and dig through any environment in the universe. And you’ll learn all the facts you’ll ever needed to present yourself as THE space exploration authority down your local pub on a Friday night. Hostile Worlds is a unique documentary/audio drama hybrid – brought to you by the folks at ThePodcastHost.com

Husk

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A supernatural audio drama about the fallout from the disappearance of Dmitri Ivanovic.

I am in Eskew

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Trapped in the horror-filled and impossible city of Eskew, a man makes endless recordings of his day-to-day experiences, hoping to reach the outside world.Warning: This show routinely contains body horror and other disturbing scenes. iamineskew.com

Is There Anybody Out There?

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Ryan receives an unexpected response when he fires up his grandfather’s old ham radio set. The surprises continue to build as Ryan struggles to make sense of the voice on the other end and the claim she is making. All is not as it appears to be, to either of them, as Ryan begins to dig deeper and a mysterious force threatens to end their connection forever.

Janus Descending

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A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end. 

Jisko Archival Records

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Congratulations! You’re officially a human! Welcome to Earth. Explore tropical beaches, your rigid alien limbs, and the twists and turns of the human psyche that refuse to let you sleep.Jisko Archival Records is a story about identity, companionship, purpose, and warm crusty donuts.New episodes every other Tuesday.

Jules & James

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A wrong number turns into a conversation between two strangers…and continues indefinitely.

Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magical Services

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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.

Kane and Feels

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In a city that never sleeps, the veil between waking and dreaming can fray at the edges. Enter Lucifer Kane an academic who’s knowledge of the other side is unparalleled, and Brutus Feels, an empathic ex cop with fists of iron. . If you’ve strayed where you shouldn’t, heard what you oughtn’t or looked where you mustn’t, you may require the services of Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators.

Lake Clarity

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Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they’re about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake.Caves, concrete structures, and eerie coincidences are a common place around Lake Clarity. Before they know it, the teens find themselves face to face with an evil force that’s been locked away for a long time. Join Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon as they adventure through the Lake Clarity area, and discover the past of the supposedly cursed campgrounds! 

Lif-e.af/ter

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From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world.

Life in Sonderville

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Sonderville; a community of circumstance. Housing a nearly insignificant population of one hundred and fifty residents, Sonderville is an enigmatic suburb cloistered deep within the Auberdine Forest, with nothing but a single-track rail system tenuously tying it to proper civilization. Despite its reclusiveness and inconsequential population, Sonderville finds itself teeming with people as a popular, if not controversial tourist attraction.Tune in and choose the adventure!

Limbo

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L I M B O is a fictional podcast that stars (in order of appearance) JORDAN COBB, JULIA MORIZAWA, SARAH GOLDING, WIL WILLIAMS, JULIA SCHIFINI, SARAH RHEA WERNER, & TORY DUBENDORF & has been scored by JUSTIN FERNANDEZ OF STATEN.

Limetown

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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?”Season Two coming Halloween 2018.

Lonesome Pine

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Folklore and mystery run together across the ridges and deep hollars of the Appalachian Mountain chain and the tales are handed down from generation to generation.The hamlet of Lonesome Pine staunchly embraces its long-standing traditions: Friday night football games, local bake sales, festive parades, and sinister secrets buried just below the surface.Lonesome Pine Podcast chronicles the intertwined paths of stories that uncover the truth of haunting mysteries, reveal long-forgotten lies, and expose cover-ups that most wish were forgotten.Each season of Lonesome Pine Podcast is a unique story that follows the tale of a town that often culminates in confrontation and illumination at the old church on top of the hill under the old pine tree.

Lucyd

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A supernatural audio drama, written and produced in Ireland. Lucy Dillon has problems sleeping. When she wakes up, so do her dreams.

Mars 2060

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In 2060, a team of 50 astronauts were sent to colonize Mars. Two years into the mission, a devastating illness plagued the colony. In this 9-part podcast, we hear from the survivors.

Marsfall

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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 colonial artificial intelligence unit ANDI, they strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries. Balancing tension and humor, this sci-fi audio drama reinvents the radio play for the twenty-first century.

Mermaids of Merrow’s Cove

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In October 2017 a woman washed up on the shores of Merrow’s Cove. The locals say she was a mermaid. Reporter Emma Kersey returns to her hometown to investigate the case and uncover secrets and folktales that span hundreds of years.

Meteor City

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Meteor City is an alternate history sci-fi audio drama. In 2008, a freak meteor shower hit Detroit, killing hundreds and displacing thousands. Hundreds of people were quarantined for radiation exposure for days, weeks and months. The unlawfully detained people began to revolt ending with Radiation Riots of 2009, causing further damage to Detroit. Bianca Diaz, a vlogger returns to Detroit, nearly a decade after fleeing with her mother, after the death of her brother and father. Wanting a change of pace, Bianca decided to come back home for the 10 year anniversary, to tell the stories of the dead, the missing and the remaining citizens of Meteor City.Shortly after the returning, Bianca realizes that Meteor City, New Detroit and the people left behind are not what they appear to be. One frustrating question after another leads Bianca to the truth… or more accurately the lies that New Detroit was built on.

Middle Below

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Bad Things Will Happen. A horror comedy audio drama podcast from Tin Can Audio.

Minefire

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When a seance goes awry, Rob finds herself stuck with Azrael, a hilarious wise cracking entity from a realm beyond our own. Azrael and Rob, along with Azrael’s former partner, Lydia, form an unlikely trio that must work together to correct a terrible imbalance that has been wrought upon our world. Minefire is a full cast, serialized Audio Dramedy brought to you by TeaWig Productions. 

Mirrors

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Three women. Three centuries. One haunting. Mirrors is a sci-fi ghost story from ZoomDoom Stories.

Moonbase Theta Out

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Moonbase Theta, Out – a sci-fi serial podcast by D.J. Sylvis and Leeman Kessler.

Mount Olympus University

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Pandora Wordsworth did not originally intend to go to Mount Olympus University. But when a series of unfortunate incidents make all other schools inaccessible to her, she finds herself with no other options than to go to this place she has never heard of. It is only upon arrival that she discovers MOU is the choice school for figures of mythology, legend, and lore, making her the only normal human among them. Now she must keep her secret while navigating nymphs, magic homework, and the irritating advances of Zeus. But it won’t be easy. When you aren’t special at Mount Olympus University, it’s hard not to stand out. 

Mythos 

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A space fantasy series where a young mage finds herself crossing the galaxy in search of a mysterious and ancient relic.

Olive Hill

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In 2001 two girls, on opposite sides of town, in the dead of night, stopped what they were doing and walked into the Daniel Boone National Forest. Now, a journalist who grew up with the girls is coming home to find out what happened that night in Olive Hill.

Palimpsest

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Palimpsest is an audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Embrace what haunts you.

Passage

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150 years ago, the S.S. Cumberland disappeared in the Pacific Northwest. A lifeboat from the ship with four skeletons inside just mysteriously showed up in Marrow Passage. Reporter Daisy Bonham attempts to solve the mystery and find out what other secrets are lurking just below the surface.

Pod to Pluto

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A scifi comedy audiodrama about a space engineer and a sarcastic AI on a 4 billion mile trip to Pluto to go turn off a lightbulb.

Point Mystic

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From the hidden shores of Point Mystic: I’m Christopher Reynaga. Join our community as we search for stories behind the magic, the mystery, and the unexplained.

Project Nova

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Project Nova is an original Science Fiction audio drama created by Aaron Sarka and produced by Evil Kitten Productions. This fully produced audio drama follows the four subjects of a secret scientific experiment as they attempt to figure out the goal of the mysterious Project Nova.

RedWing

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RedWing is a superhero audio drama. By day, Jordan Redfield-Wade is a billionaire philanthropist and private investigator, but by night, he protects the people of New Ark City as RedWing, the masked vigilante. There is evil and darkness on the horizon. It’s time to Unite the Guardians.

Rose Drive

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7 friends are interviewed after a 10 year high school reunion tragedy occurs. Welcome to Southampton. Are You Listening?

SCP Archive

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Secure. Contain. Protect. There are things that go bump in the night. Fantastic things. Horrible things. Redacted things. The SCP Foundation was built to keep humanity safe from a world of beings it doesn’t want to know exists. Things of wonder. Things of destruction. And these things have files. A LOT of files.

Six Cold Feet

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Six Cold Feet is a fiction podcast telling the story of River’s search for his missing sister Harmony. As River travels across the countryside searching for clues about her disappearance, we start to realise that both the town he is from and River himself have plenty of secrets of their own. Written by award-winning writer J.M. Donellan and performed by a cast including Jessica McGaw, Melanie Zanetti, and Tom Yaxley this series will leave you pondering long after the final episode sings through your speakers.

Small Town Horror

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Ryan Jennings ran from the horrors of Crayton 18 years ago. Now is is coming back to face his greatest fears and search for answers.

Slumberland

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This audio drama invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He’s been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town’s time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.

Space Ward

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Space Ward is an epic neo-noir audio drama about survivors of a massive space attack… in therapy – like a cross between Mass Effect and In Treatment.

Standard Docking Procedure

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Welcome to Pseudopolis station! Careful not to get on the head of station control’s bad side or she’ll spell out rude words with your flight plan. Join our ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi problems like forgetting one’s keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality! 

Starless

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A post-apocalyptic audio drama, in which rampant fires have destroyed not only lives and the earth, but what little civilization was left. Rhana is on a mission to restore humanity to the world.

StarTripper

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oin Feston Pyxis on a road-trip through the cosmos, as he leaves behind his old life in search of the best and wildest experiences the galaxy has to offer!

Station Blue

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Desperate to find meaning in his life, troubled Matthew Leads takes a job as the caretaker of an Antarctic Research Facility. An atmospheric isolation horror following his struggles with mental illness, a broken heart and the suffocating presence of Station Blue.

Station to Station

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Dr. Miranda Quan’s lab partner is MIA. But his notes, and a tape player that may contain his final words, have made it onto the research ship headed hundreds of miles into the North Pacific — along with a sinister secret that endangers everyone aboard.Station to Station was created by Alex Yun and co-produced with Andrea Klassen.

Steal the Stars

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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted – scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.

Still Lives

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Thirteen years after the fall of modern civilization, five survivors live in relative harmony on an isolated farm, where they rarely discuss their lives Before. The delicate balance of this household is upturned when a sixth survivor arrives at their doorstep with an empty stomach and a world of possibilities. The group grapples with the implications of the new arrival – the resurrection of long-lost hopes and the introduction of very real dangers – ultimately embarking on a journey that will force them to confront the lives they lived Before and the question of what it means to live a good life in a post-apocalyptic world.

Superstition

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Superstition is a southwestern gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona. Created by Sarah Kolb.

The 12:37

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After she accidentally ends up on a time-travelling train, scientist Nora must find a way to return home.

The After Disaster Broadcast

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A comedic post-apocalyptic tale, this podcast follows former radio host Jo Prendergast at the explosive end of the world. Keep up with Jo’s ham radio transmissions as she uses humor and luck to survive:-the effects of a supervolcano eruption-other survivors who could murder her or help her or both-existential dread-death-no longer having running water-MREs and more.

The Amelia Project

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The Amelia Project offers a very special service: Faking its clients’ deaths! Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, politicians and celebrities, all desperate to disappear and start over… But how long can the secrecy last? 

The Big Loop

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The Big Loop is a biweekly anthology series from the co-creator of The Black Tapes. Hosted by Paul Bae, each episode is a self-contained narrative exploring the strange, the wonderful, the terrifying, and the heartbreaking. Stories of finite beings in an infinite universe.

The Black Tapes

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The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?

The Box

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When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she’d stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem… and she’s in over her head.

The Bridge

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It’s an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.Watchtower 10’s necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who’s only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower’s crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world…or save it.The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

The Bright Sessions

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Therapy for the strange and unusual.

The Cryptonaturalist

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The CryptoNaturalist is a scripted bi-weekly podcast that explores strange nature. A bit true. Mostly fiction. 

The Dracula Files

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Suppose Dracula never went to London in 1883. Suppose he waited and planned and instead set his hand against the city of San Francisco.Living in 2014, Jonathan Harker never imagined the nightmare that would engulf him when he traveled to the backwaters of Romania to complete a real estate deal with the reclusive Count Dracula. Cut off from friends, phone reception, and even basic electricity, Jonathan discovers too late that he’s walked blindly into a deathtrap. Back in San Francisco, the first signs of Dracula’s coming reign of terror begin to appear, but its residents, unaware of everything Jonathan has learned, forge unwittingly ahead towards disaster. The Dracula Files is a 3-season, found-recording style audio drama.

The Earth Collective

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The first person account of mankind’s survival in rolling cities as they circle Oasus, fleeing from a malevolent entity known as The Dark.

The Enoch Saga

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The world was changed forever when scientists developed a pill that extended the human lifespan indefinitely. It was distributed free of charge, to the furthest corners of the globe; everyone was about to live forever. Of course, the problem arises when Kizzy, a young girl, discovers she is immune to the Enoch pill, and doomed to die. 

The Far Meridian

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The Far Meridian tells the story of Peri, an agoraphobic young woman whose home starts to show up in a new location every day, as she searches for her missing brother. A new podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica.

The Ghost Radio Project

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Folks call them the Ghosts. And theirs are the voices of the people, of the forgotten, of the Outlands.

The Hyacinth Disaster

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The crew of the MRS Hyacinth rush to survey a Jovian asteroid, hoping it is worth enough to ransom the crew of their sister ship – the Corvus – before the deadline hits.

The Phenomenon

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When a supernatural threat drives mankind to the point of extinction, survivors around the globe struggle to endure in a world with just three rules:Do not look outside. Do not look at the sky. Do not make noise.

The Strange Case of Starship Iris

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In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is about what comes after. It’s a story of outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.)

The White Vault

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Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences.

The Veil

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Created by Matt Fowler. The Veil is a new sci-fi/ horror audio-drama anthology. It is along the vein of beloved, dark, cutting-edge sci-fi series like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. Each episode contains fully immersive soundscapes, original score, star-studded cast, and each script is written by a standout team of gifted writers from all over the world. This dark and twisted audio- drama is sure to titillate the depths of your otherwise dormant imaginations and leave you questioning the very concept of reality. Tune in every other Thursday for new episodes.All 15 episodes in this season run between 20-35 mins in length.

Tides

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Tides is the story of Dr. Winifred Eurus, a xenobiologist trapped on an unfamiliar planet with hostile tidal forces. She must use her wits, sarcasm and intellectual curiosity to survive long enough to be rescued. But there might be more to life on this planet than she expected. . .

Time Bombs

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Created, written, recorded, produced, and released in just one week, Time Bombs is a new audio drama podcast about the hilarious world of bomb disposal. From the team behind the Webby Award nominated sci-fi audio drama Wolf 359, ride along with EOD technician Simon Teller on the busiest night of the year for him and his team – when business is, quite literally, booming.

Tin Can

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A one man science fiction audio drama, by David Devereux.

Transmissions From Colony One

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A science fiction audio drama about the first manned missions to Mars.

Tropical Moon

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Welcome to the surreal world of Tropical Moon, it’s kind of hard to explain…. listen however you want, doesn’t even have to be in order, just pick an episode you like the sound of and take a chance 🌴

Unwell

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Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. 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.

Victoriocity

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A detective comedy drama || Even Greater London, 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions.

Voyage to the Stars

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Space: It’s big. Like, really big. These are the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home. Join us on a voyage to the stars with the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). The universe will never be the same.

We Fix Space Junk

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‘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 has been lovingly produced by Battle Bird Productions.

Welcome to Night Vale

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Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It’s an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you’ll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen. 

Wolf 359

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A bi-monthly radio show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere.

Woodhurst

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A 20-something named Olivia visits an abandoned town that is said to be filled with monsters.

Zoo

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Traveling across America you may see a hand-painted sign featuring one word. If you are lucky, you will continue on wondering if something that old can refer to a thing that still exists. Unfortunately it does. You are following a sign that reads “Zoo”.

 

PODCASTING & WRITING:

No Bad Ideas

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The No Bad Ideas Podcast is the creation of Gabriel Urbina, Sarah Shachat, and Zach Valenti, three writer and artist-types who, in order to stay fresh creatively, have an excuse to hang out with each other once a week, and check in on what they’re working on, take a terrible idea they found on the Internet each week and turn it into a compelling narrative. Or as close as they can get in 30 minutes.If you’re someone trying to be creative yourself or even if you just appreciate a good story, you’ll enjoy listening to Zach, Sarah, and Gabriel figure out how to make sense of the best (or worst?) absurdities the internet has to offer. We guarantee there have definitely been worse ideas. 

PodApplaud

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Pod Applaud is the Podcast that exists to enable your Podcast habit. Every week, show host Sebastien Allen Provides Podcast recommendations, talks about what’s going on in the world of podcasts, looks into interesting live shows, and let’s you know when podcasts have season wrap ups and are ripe for binging.

Tuned in Dialed Up

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Join podcast journalists Wil Williams and Gavin twice a month as they come together to discuss shining moments in their pod-fan lives, discuss topics relevant to podcasting, share new shows they’ve found, and make at least two horrible puns per episode.

Write Now

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A weekly podcast for aspiring writers looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.

 

NONFICTION:

AIR/SPACE

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The National Air and Space Museum contains the largest and most significant collection of air- and spacecraft in the world. Behind those amazing machines are thousands of stories of human achievement, failure, and perseverance. Join Emily, Matt, and Nick as they demystify one of the world’s most visited museums and explore why people are so fascinated with stories of exploration, innovation, and discovery.

BBC Inside Science

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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that’s changing our world.

Blúiríní Béaloidis Folklore Podcast

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Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Hosts Jonny Dillon and Claire Doohan hope this informal and friendly tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of our traditional cultural heritage; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future.

Lift Every Voice

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Lift Every Voice is dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change. Each episode, U.S. Senator Cory Booker will talk with grassroots activists, stakeholders, and organizers who are overcoming injustices and making positive change in their communities. 

Orbital Path

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Space, stars, the universe and us.

Science Friday

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Brain fun for curious people.

Science Solved it

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A deep dive into the world’s greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.

Something True

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Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They’re all true. They’re all Something True.

The Giants Insider Podcast

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NBC Sports Bay Area’s Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic brings you comprehensive MLB coverage of all things San Francisco Giants.

The Internet 3.0

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The Internet: the most impactful invention of modern human history. It has transformed the way that we talk with each other, do business, educate and learn – even the way we think. But how did we get here? What were the choices, the experiments, and, yes, even the moments of blind luck that created the Internet we use today? And, more importantly, who are the innovators and disruptors that are building what we will use next?Hosted by podcast personality Zach Valenti with guest hosts Ryan Shea and Muneeb Ali, co-founders of Blockstack, “The Internet 3.0” brings you the stories of digital explorers on the frontier of decentralized protocols, cryptocurrencies, and other revolutionary technologies that are changing the face of the Internet forever.

Undiscovered

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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.