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The best podcasts for Comedy Fiction Fans

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Who am I?

First time podcast writer, focussing on audio drama and comedy writing :) Based in the UK, I'm one of the creators of 'Dear Bastard!', streaming now on GoodPods. I like to hear made up stories from your heads, add some drama and humour and I'm hooked! So many of you have funny stories to tell, so create a world and add them to it!

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

My podcast is pure sitcom: 'Dear Bastard!' is a radio play released in sitcom podcast, set in a house somewhere that's been divided into flats. All seems well from the outside – but within, the six residents are trapped in a never-ending group email thread that brings out the worst in everyone. As they try unsuccessfully to navigate their differences, minor problems like overfull bins and malfunctioning doorbells begin to escalate into passive-aggressive rows about invasive species in the garden, allegations of money-laundering and fraud, and shady remarks designed to make you laugh your head off. The show won the Silver Medal at the 2022 New Zealand podcast awards and features new voice actors from across the UK and beyond. You can find it right here on GoodPods - look for the blue handprint!

What is my podcast playlist about?

Similarly, my playlist is about original content, drama, fiction. Stories that folks have brought to life. Characters they have breathed into reality.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Zed 1

Why this podcast?

This is a fantastic story, punctuated with humour about a bickering couple living through a zombie apocalypse. What, you've never been there...?

Zed 1

Zed 1

Zed1 Podcast

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5.0

Rom Zom Com Podcast following a Couple surviving the Zombie Apocalypse AND their Marriage One Ep at a time!

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140 Listeners

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2. Dear Bastard!

Why this podcast?

Obviously, we have to pick ourselves! Full of sniping, bickering and absurdity courtesy of characters you’ll feel like you’ve known all your life, this is a podcast for everyone who’s ever had a neighbour – and made the mistake of giving them an email address.

Dear Bastard!

Dear Bastard!

Dear Bastard!

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One house, five apartments, six very different residents, all trapped in one never-ending email chain... This is Dear Bastard! – the award-winning scripted narrative comedy, featuring warring neighbours and their passive-aggressive group emails, as featured on the BBC. Subscribe by visiting https://linktr.ee/dearbastard or search for 'Dear Bastard Podcast' on Twitter or Instagram. -- Cast Amy Gilbrook as 'Gaby'/'Daphne', Laurian Clemence as 'Rolene', Lewis Moore as 'Barry', Maggie Marie Casto as 'Dana', Ruaridh Mathieson as 'Robbie', Sebastian Romaniuk as 'Trevor', Sophie Handy as 'Gill'.

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70 Listeners

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3. Gather The Suspects

Why this podcast?

If you like really well produced fiction content, this is the one for you. Set in Wales, you'll love the characters in this especially.

Gather The Suspects

Gather The Suspects

MadeUp Audio Productions

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A cosy murder mystery set in Wales during a very boring apocalypse. Life in Prosperity heights during the apocalypse is boring. That is until the day-to-day tedium is shattered by murder! Serial slacker Jack Davies and his housemate‘s, Kara and Geraint, set out to solve the crime. Will Jack be able to concentrate long enough to find the murderer? Will Kara kill Jack before they even find the killer? Will Geraint‘s English neighbours ever learn to pronounce his name correctly? Find out, in the first series of Gather the Suspects.

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23 Listeners

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4. DASH

Why this podcast?

We love this story: film noir meets podcasting. A classical whodunnit, with an underlying story arc about the detective, this will keep you hooked all the way through.

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DASH

Light Booth Blackout

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1940, Los Angeles. Openly gay private eye Dash Malone, combats a society that rejects him, a lover who isn’t honest with him, and a rash of brutal murders that are somehow connected with his new prospective client, the mysterious Zita Makara. As the bodies stack up, Dash discovers the seemingly unrelated parts of his life are really pieces of a larger puzzle. Can he conquer the monsters of the past to stop a terrifying future from occurring?

Ripped from the pages of the hit indie comic book, this weekly podcast is a reimagined queer take on a classic genre that’s a blend of noir, horror, and mystery.

“A love letter, a critique, and a kick in the ass to the modern moment long overdue.” - Comic book writer Steve Orlando.

Dash cover art by Vinnie Rico

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5. Mockery Manor

Why this podcast?

You'll never look at a theme park the same way again. An award-nominated show, you'll love this if you enjoy the rest of our list!

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Mockery Manor

Long Cat Media

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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 Hot Fuzz, The White Lotus and Scream, then Mockery Manor is for you. Mockery Manor is a full-cast production best enjoyed using headphones.

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15 Listeners

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