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Top 55 Audio Drama Podcasts

Feb 26, 2024

The Best Audio Drama Podcasts from millions of podcasts available on the Goodpods platform and ranked by listens, ratings, comments, subscriptions and shares.

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Wake Of Corrosion

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Wake Of Corrosion

69 Episodes

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Avg Length 25m

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Latest episode 26 days ago

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A UK based audio drama set in a nightmare ridden, apocalyptic world. An unknown horror grips the country, forcing most of the remaining population into shelter. Tune into the broadcasts from Bunker A:12 and join Professor Ryan as he endeavours to find answers in the wreckage. [Explicit content/Discretion advised] For credits and content warnings visit: wakeofcorrosion.com

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HAUNTED: The Audio Drama

181 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 20 hours ago

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HAUNTED: The Audio Drama tells the story of reclusive alcoholic writer James Hunter, bubbly enthusiastic podcaster Abigail Corbin and police officer Dan Cowell as they investigate strange and seemingly unexplainable phenomenon. Told in a classic serial format with episodes raging from suspenseful thrillers, to spine tingling horrors to laugh-out-loud comedies, HAUNTED: The Audio Drama is a horror adventure series that feels like Doctor Who crossed with The X Files.


Season 2 begins on April 16th 2023 and sees our trio playing a nationwide game of cat and mouse as they try to capture the wicked occultist Karl Trevino following his deadly antics in Greenvale in season 1. As they push further and further into the unexplained however, Dan and Abigail are forced to confront the idea that their friend James Hunter might not be who he says he is.

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3.

Syntax

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Syntax

47 Episodes

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Avg Length 47m

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Latest episode 3 days ago

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A science fiction, horror audio drama podcast that follows Silas Caldwell, a linguist, who finds himself employed by VINCULA, a biotech company with an unearthly set of artifacts in their possession. Alongside a team of scientists and explorers, Silas plunges into the world beyond the Breach, and is touched by terrors beyond his wildest dreams.


Website: syntaxpodcast.com



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Untrue Stories

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Untrue Stories

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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A sci-fi comedy-drama putting surreal new spins on classic speculative fiction. When George Orwell and H. G. Wells accidentally double-book a getaway cottage, an argument about tea escalates into an aeon-spanning adventure of time travel and political machination. A full cast audio drama from award-winning writer Robin Johnson.

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The Dex Legacy

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The Dex Legacy

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 24m

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Latest episode 24 days ago

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The Dex Legacy is a full cast science fiction drama set on the planet SP714. The spaceships are dead, the ancestors are silent, and human beings are the same as ever. Dex Island is about to become a major player on the world stage. Weapons manufacturer and President, Nathaniel Dex, works with his colleagues to run his company and steer planet-wide politics. It’s a game of chess on a global scale and his adopted and enhanced children, Varian, Isra and Ren will be key players. But unleashing three teenage super soldiers on the world comes with more complications than anyone anticipated. It’s Game of Thrones meets Dune with a hefty dose of dark humour in this sci-fi audio drama, featuring a diverse cast of characters you’ll love to hate, and never forget. The Dex Legacy audio drama is written by Emily Inkpen as a prequel series to her trilogy of dark political science fiction novels. You can find out more about The Dex Legacy, buy merch and support the show at https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

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No Return

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No Return

127 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 14 hours ago

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In Erset La Tari, life ranges from the absurdly unexpected to the darkly intense, taking audio drama listeners on a roller coaster across its diverse landscapes.
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Chuckle along to "The Nymphaeum" as Sangha Adrastea and Brother Ravi, two clumsy researchers, bumble through a portal to another plane of existence , all in the name of seeking divine guidance.
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Join the ruckus in "The Orillian Regiment" in Sada Emedu. When over enthusiastic mercenaries meet a foreign warship, it's a battle of misunderstandings in the comedy of errors which ensues.
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Indulge in the drama of "Wide-End" where high society collides with the denizens from the 'Untouchables Camp'. It's riches, reptiles, and it’s treachery!
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In the eerie "The Ansa Enclave", a mismatched group bound by personal ties venture into the haunting Wildland. With every step, shadows of their past intertwine with the enigma of missing children.
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Journey into the Darklands in "Anderkant" Beneath layers of rock lies a world of ancient secrets, where Min-Min's battle against time and the scheming Lessee will grip your heart and confuse your brain.
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And "The Steg" reveals a city's hidden darkness. Kidnappings, resurrections, and a sinister plot! When ex-mercenaries, detectives and magical story telling devices collide, mysteries unravel, taking everyone along for the ride.
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Six tales. Plenty of action, intrigue and comedy. Welcome to Erset La Tari, where every episode is a new horizon. And remember, the journey doesn't stop here. Dive deeper with monthly episodes, and for those seeking extra tales and behind-the-scenes magic, check out:
[https://patreon.com/NoReturnAD]

Adventurers Anonymous - A British Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

117 Episodes

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Avg Length 91m

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Latest episode 6 days ago

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Six dangerously codependent dipsh*ts gather round the microphone, sip cocktails and seek a glorious death in a Dungeons & Dragons themed comedy podcast.

With a cast that includes a failed Crocoborn sorcerer, turned children’s party entertainer, a dirty old human priest, on the brink of the afterlife, a Half Orc fighter with the IQ of a pine cone, a sassy blue Tiefling, surrounded by bees and a retired Gnome archer with PTSD. So, if you like your plot lines thin and crispy, and your language to be saltier than a sailor's beard, welcome aboard!


Disappointing the TTRPG & D&D Community since 2020. Not suitable for little ears. This show is mostly improvised and entirely inappropriate. Listener discretion is advised.


A brand new episode every Tuesday.


www.adventurers-anonymous.com

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Nother Realm

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Nother Realm

47 Episodes

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Avg Length 85m

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Latest episode 7 days ago

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Welcome to Nother Realm, a dimension of magic and adventure fueled by tabletop RPGs. Join us as we weave tales filled with action, mystery, drama, and plenty of comedy!
Season one follows the adventures of Archibald Theodore Cromwell, Six, Margbark Smothe, and Osiris Teasun as they try to deal with the ghosts of their pasts and the mysterious disappearances plaguing the kingdom of Attoria. They’ll soon find that the things they care about the most sometimes disappear like they were never even there at all.

Raising Hope A zombie survival audio drama

23 Episodes

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Avg Length 25m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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How many people would raise a baby in a zombie apocalypse? After finding an abandoned baby our hero deals with the inner turmoil of whether or not to save this life or raising it in a world full of chaos. Get bonus content on Patreon

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The Moon Crown

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The Moon Crown

33 Episodes

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Avg Length 13m

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Latest episode 18 days ago

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In a world where beasts and entities have integrated into society, a group of outcasts set out on the run after a discovery that could change the existence of entities everywhere.


Lou sends out broadcasts in hopes of reaching an audience with a warning of what's to come. Unfortunately, the listener she reaches might not be the kind of person she's hoping to find.


The Moon Crown is a full-cast, weird fiction and horror audio drama meant for adult audiences, and is based on Filipino mythology with a little western mythology mixed in.


More information can be found on themooncrown.com.



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Starship Q Star

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Starship Q Star

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 7 months ago

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Starship Q Star is an award-winning sci-fi comedy: When a space agency sends the “first all woman and non-binary crew” on a blatant PR mission to Mars, they inadvertently end up the last six humans in the universe. Lead by Co-Captains (and exes) Aurelia and Sim, Starship Q Star follows this madcap crew on their quest across the galaxy in search of a new home... which is basically one hilarious mishap after the other.


Recently winning Silver at the Signal Awards for Best Writing (Fiction), this Aussie sitcom has picked up awards across the globe including Best Fiction Podcast at Sydney Web Fest, Best Comedy at LA Webfest, and Outstanding Comedy at New Jersey Web Fest. The show was chosen for the ABC & Screen Australia's Fresh Blood 3, and will be releasing three animated shorts in early 2024!


Created by co-writing couple Meegan May & Lauren Anderson, Starship Q Star stars: Annie Lumsden, Drey Mendez, Lena Moon, Sunanda, Scott Limbrick, Isha Menon, and Ben Russell.


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https://starshipqstar.com/

https://www.instagram.com/starshipqstar/

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The Heart Pyre

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The Heart Pyre

32 Episodes

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Avg Length 22m

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Latest episode 2 days ago

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The Heart Pyre is an interactive epic fantasy audio drama about mysterious fires, political corruption and long forgotten Gods.

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Small Victories

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Small Victories

54 Episodes

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Avg Length 16m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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A recently recovered drug addict tries to start her new lease on life, too bad life has it out for her. This dramatic comedy follows Marisol through the ups and downs of a year in her life.
Stories from the Hearth

30 Episodes

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Avg Length 39m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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Stories from the Hearth is an experimental storytelling podcast, a free artistic space in the style of a painter's studio or writer's diary. It is a place for you to lose yourself in truly original short stories and their immersive soundscapes, written, narrated, and produced by Scottish poet Cal Bannerman. Learn about the history of storytelling in occasional miniseries The Wandering Bard, or escape your daily stresses with one of Cal's queer-focused fantasy, historical, supernatural and science fiction stand-alone monthly stories. Episodes range from 15-90 minutes long, and are aimed at an adult audience. Original artwork by Anna Ferrara.

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RADIO: Outcast

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RADIO: Outcast

19 Episodes

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Avg Length 32m

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Latest episode 4 days ago

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A goddess, a cowboy, and a conman. Far from friends. This fantasy-western follows an unexpected adventure across the American West. Created by Maria Fernanda Vidaurrazaga and JT Lachausse.



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Tales From The Swan Hotel

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 7 years ago

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In southern California, just outside Hollywood, there is a most unusual hotel. A hotel dedicated to the golden age of cinema and the departures of its most influential and notorious players. It is a destination that spotlights the manners in which these men and women of Hollywood perished. The rooms are decorated with an array of evidence and clues, unique to each death, and fitted with a cast of department store manikins which stand in for the major roles involved - Forensic precision made kitschy and accessible to all. Each episode we will present to you one of these rooms, and rouse your im

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Hi Nay

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Hi Nay

157 Episodes

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Avg Length 27m

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Latest episode 7 days ago

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Hi Nay, literally translated to “Hi Mom”, is a supernatural horror fictional podcast about Filipina immigrant Mari Datuin, whose babaylan (shaman) family background accidentally gets her involved in stopping dangerous supernatural events in Toronto. Written, directed, produced, and created by Motzie Dapul and co-created by Reg Geli.

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Liminal Criminals: A Fake Crime Podcast

19 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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Liminal Criminals is a fictionalized true crime podcast detailing the bizarre, egregious, and completely fake exploits of the world's most notorious, and most nonexistent, people. It updates! Sometimes! Find us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/LiminalCast

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Trice Forgotten

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Trice Forgotten

23 Episodes

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Avg Length 31m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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Alestes likes to keep her head down while she works as a merchant, couriering deliveries and carrying travelers to destinations across the seas. Only as her travelers gradually become permanent crewmates, she realises her ship has become a floating museum, laboratory, vault of repatriated ‘treasures’, and a chef’s kitchen.

After spending most of her life with the understanding that nothing changes, no matter how hard you fight, Alestes is faced with a choice: Will she use her new network of allies to build safe harbour and potentially a future for her new community, or will she once again put her head down and drown in her sea of excuses...



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Full Cast Production Audio Dramas by AudioIron

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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AudioIron.com delivers dozens of full cast performances you'll never forget. Visit our site to see all our podcasts and hear what you've been missing.
The Endless Elsewhere Podcast

33 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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When the calls to her late-night, paranormal radio show go from strange to stranger, host Lindsay Mallyn launches an investigative podcast to explore the mysterious happenings. Unable to do it alone, however, she recruits the infamous JP Leck, a disgraced archivist and the keeper of curious lore. Together they will uncover terrible secrets, delve into forbidden realms, and do battle with otherworldly creatures.

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Factory Theatre

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Factory Theatre

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 32m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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Learn more about Factory Theatre by visiting www.factorytheatre.ca

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The Giants March

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The Giants March

29 Episodes

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Avg Length 53m

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Latest episode 5 months ago

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The players role-play as giants in this actual play D&D 5e adventure. When a girl is kidnapped, a search party rallies together to recover her. But they soon learn there is a lot more going on than just a kidnapping. This is a story filled with exploration, mystery, and colorful characters.

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Samite

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Samite

12 Episodes

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Avg Length 18m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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Samite is a slow-moving horror series that delves into the dark history behind a Bulletin Board System (BBS) that was started in 1981. Starring Amando McClaine and Christine Celozzi, Samite is a 12-part story that connects to a much larger world.

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Dashing Onions Audio

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Dashing Onions Audio

16 Episodes

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Avg Length 14m

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Latest episode 5 months ago

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Dashing Onions Audio creates original audio drama miniseries and one-off plays, focusing on stories with elements of oddness, mythology and the supernatural.

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The Lesbian Romantic

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The Lesbian Romantic

256 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 13 days ago

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Lesbian romance stories brought to you as an immersive podcast. Created to make you smile, blush or keep you on the edge of your seat. Listen with headphones to immerse yourself fully! New wlw story chapter every other Tuesday.

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The Devil's Antlers

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The Devil's Antlers

18 Episodes

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Avg Length 36m

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Latest episode 12 days ago

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A Homebrewed TTRPG Actual Play Cryptid Campaign, with voice acting, sound FX, and original music. Set in the mid 1950s, this story follows four citizens around Pembine and Marinette, Wisconsin, as they begin to unveil some strange occurrences in the area.

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Not Quite Dead

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Not Quite Dead

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 24m

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Latest episode 4 days ago

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Live. Laugh. Bite.


Alfie is a nurse working overtime on the night shift in A&E when a patient comes in with her throat torn out. The girl on the gurney is the first of many, baffling staff and horrifying the public. Eventually, Alfie almost becomes another victim of the walking, rotting dead things which have been attacking his patients, but is saved by the same man he saw dripping blood into his patient’s eye. He’s Casper, and he’s a vampire, and now he’s saved Alfie’s life the two of them are inescapably bound together. Neither of them are happy about it, but the draw of each other’s blood is irresistible. Another brush with death later, Alfie must make a choice: death or undeath. He’s not sure which is worse, but whatever he chooses, there’s bound to be blood.



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Observable Radio

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Observable Radio

7 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 27 days ago

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Observable Radio is a found footage anthology podcast of retro sci-fi and analog horror from Cameron Suey and Phil van Hest.


When he discovers something beneath the static of the worlds’s communication network, an unnamed Observer begins to catalog and record the strange signals that should not exist...

Observable Radio is listener supported. To find out how you can contribute, and learn more about the production, join us on patreon.com/observableradio.com

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The Sleep Wake Cycle

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The Sleep Wake Cycle

143 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 4 days ago

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Blending supernatural horror with noir, the Sleep/Wake Cycle follows estranged twins Isaiah and Rosemary. Their mission, to fulfill a secret government agency's directive to bring the US back from the brink of madness. Born with strange abilities, the twins investigate the wellness of a republic ravaged by the Great Darkness of 1999 - with doomsday cults pervading society, horrific conspiracies spun more from truth than fiction, and a creeping feeling that hope itself has fled the land, the twins have their work cut out for them.



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Weeping Cedars

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Weeping Cedars

112 Episodes

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Avg Length 14m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

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A slow burn horror story in the town of Weeping Cedars. Learn about both the past and present of Weeping Cedars with Documentary episodes from the Historical Society and weekly updates from KWPN News at Night.
PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

56 Episodes

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Avg Length 7m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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Douglas Dire's world is one of isolation. Once a decorated Iraq War veteran, he now roams the streets haunted by the memory of friends lost in combat. With a fleeting grip on reality, a dark past full of unresolved pain, and a hopeless future, Douglas stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn't know he was keeping.

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The Tower

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The Tower

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 11m

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Latest episode 5 months ago

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A young woman leaves behind her isolated, suffocating existence to climb The Tower, an abandoned relic of a forgotten age, built by a proud king who wanted to rule the sky as well as the land. It stretches up into the sky, through the smog. An experimental audio drama series from Tin Can Audio.


Official Selection - Miami Web Series Festival 2022

Official Selection - Apulia Web Fest 2022

Official Selection - New Jersey Web Festival 2022

Official Selection - Minnesota WebFest 2022

Official Selection - New Zealand WebFest 2022



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Have Monster, Will Travel

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 3 days ago

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An orphaned monster and his human embark on a search for his family in this fun-for-all-ages comedy about best friends doing kind things for strangers.
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Meet Riley and Render. Roommates. Best friends. There's just one small hitch. Riley is a young, career-focused woman with a little bit of burnout and Render... well, he's a monster. When Render admits feelings of sadness over not knowing who he is or where he comes from, Riley makes a bold choice: find his family, whatever the cost.
Have Monster, Will Travel: they're just two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime.
Have Monster, Will Travel features Jordan Trovillion as Riley, Paul Kerford Wilson as Render, Dave Powell as Professor Bunion and Neil Batra as Taiwan 1000. It is directed by Bridget Leak, written by Trey Tatum, and is produced by Queen City Flash out of Cincinnati, OH.
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Connect with us on twitter and instagram: @queencityflash
More information, including transcripts, can be found at https://www.queencityflash.com/have-monster-will-travelContact info: [email protected]

Fate of Isen: A Kiwi D&D Podcast

232 Episodes

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Avg Length 60m

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Latest episode 5 days ago

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The Fate of Isen is a fun and loose Dunegons and Dragons actual-play podcast from Aotearoa New Zealand. Join the quest as incredibly unlikely heroes (played by kiwi comedians) fumble their way through saving the world of Isen. There are empires, gods, demons, giant kiwi, and so much more! Book 1 was DM'd by Brad Zimmerman. Book 2 is DM'd by Julz Burgisser. Join the resistance! Become a supporter on Patreon to access bonus episodes and other sweet Fate of Isen perks. Ranked as one of the top D&D podcasts in the world.

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Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes

2 Episodes

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Avg Length 36m

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Latest episode 10 months ago

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Adaptations and original stories featuring the adventures of that most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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Lizzie Borden Audio

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Lizzie Borden Audio

19 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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Lizzie Borden Audio is a new episodic series that appeals to lovers of the dark and macabre nature of a historical true crime investigation from the famous 1892 case. Told from multiple witnesses utilizing the primary source transcripts with short musical interludes, it is the first podcast made entirely from trial testimony with humorous bits of music to accent the absurd and sometimes comical nature of the crime. All work is nonfiction and comes from the trial, the published works of Borden scholars, and the newspapers of the time.

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Halfmoon Chronicles

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Halfmoon Chronicles

24 Episodes

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Avg Length 22m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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In November 1999, four friends set out to the small town of Halfmoon, Massachusetts, to investigate the mysterious disappearances and deaths that happen there.

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Everyone's Happy

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Everyone's Happy

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

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In a dystopian future, Dome-covered cities are governed by the Happiness Programme - a government-mandated drug that eliminates all negative emotions. A few individuals remain immune to the medicine’s influence, but discovery spells unimaginable consequences. When seventeen-year-old Parker inherits a set of mysterious tapes from her grandmother, she is thrust into a perilous fight for survival in the harsh, climate-ravaged wilderness outside the Dome. Join Parker on an adventure of identity, rebellion, and the pursuit of truth in this riveting science fiction audio drama. Get bonus content on Patreon

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Star Wars: Knightfall

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Star Wars: Knightfall

42 Episodes

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Avg Length 47m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

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Season Two: the Book of Daelen Gault. During the waning months of the Clone Wars Daelen Gault's young Padawan is taken captive be nefarious forces. The Book of Daelen Gault stars Rob Hunter as Jedi Knight Daelen Gault, Paden Castle as used starship salesman Ghruul, Justin Chapman as the bounty hunter Kreedo, Richard Caposell as Jedi Knight Kenari, and Zakk Saam as the Galaxy Master.
Season One: The Book of Syu Zee. The Clone Wars have ended, and the Jedi Purge has just begun. Set three years after Revenge of the Sith, the Book of Syu Zee follows Paden Castle as Jedi Padawan Syu Zee, Richard Caposell as Clone Trooper Photon and mechanic Krik, BFM as freedom fighter Nelos Kath, Justin Chapman as Bothan spy Fenn, and Rob Hunter as cybernetic surgeon Dr Nimofitz, as they navigate a tyrannical galaxy in search of a lost planet while in turn being hunted by the Empire’s newest weapon, the Inquisitor program.
Star Wars: Knightfall is a fan-made, Saga Edition actual-play podcast set in the Star Wars universe.

ADWIT: The Audio Drama Writers' Independent Toolkit

20 Episodes

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Avg Length 26m

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Latest episode 27 days ago

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Want there to be more good audio drama? Lindsay and Sarah do. Each episode, they'll discuss an aspect of audio drama, examples from current audio drama podcasts, and writing exercises so writers can play along. Join Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel on a voyage of discovery on the seas of audio drama podcasts.

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Megaton Girl

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Megaton Girl

9 Episodes

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Avg Length 48m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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After a first date turns into an origin story, Connie Opland transforms into the latest contender in a world of super-celebrities: MEGATON GIRL! But with super-poser Captain Valiant abusing his power, Connie needs the help of her girlfriend Laurel and her mentor Kirby to dethrone this jerk and show the world what a real hero can do!. http://megatongirl.com
ROGUEMAKER: A Science Fiction Podcast

21 Episodes

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Avg Length 35m

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Latest episode 8 months ago

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When a far-future commercial spaceflight ends in disaster, the survivors are left floating in escape pods with nothing but the radio for company. What happened to their flight...and, where are they going now? This sci-fi whodunnit mystery features escape pods, intercepted fast-food commercials, and things that should never be found.
Metahuman Intelligence Agency

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 10 months ago

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When the metahumans came into this world they were drunk on their own power. The MIA is the only thing standing between metahumans and total destruction.

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Spooning in the Apocalypse

37 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 3 years ago

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(This story is serial in nature. You should start at the first episode.) Spooning in the Apocalypse is a podcast set after the end of days and after the work day has ended. Tune your fictional dial, to the fictional radio network WSPN the Spoon, for the fictional call in style radio show Radiationships...it's fictional. In each episode registered Professor Shaum Defroyen and his co-host, Radd Flink offer advice and solace to Apocalyptic relationships. Digging in and digging it up, whether the callers are learning to love themselves or someone else, Radiationships will tickle the right spot. If the weight of your Apocalypse is too much, let them Apoca-pick you up. Season 2 available now. Welcome to the Confluence.For more go to www.SpooningInTheApocalypse.com

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Audio Drama Insiders

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Audio Drama Insiders

7 Episodes

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Avg Length 27m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

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Interviews and conversations with the most prolific and talented audio drama creators.

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CRAP NOIR

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CRAP NOIR

18 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 9 months ago

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We are CRAP NOIR – a podcast team dedicated to bringing you some subpar jokes along with a moderately funny twist on the classic noir genre and detective radio shows of years past. Beth is a downtrodden twenty-something – completely SHOCKED that no one wants to hire her with her oddly specific and definitely legitimate Master’s degree in Detective Literature. She spends her time searching Craiglist for jobs that require her highly-sought-after expertise, thanks to the free WiFi at local New Jersey coffee shop, The Big Steam. She bugs her favorite mediocre barista, Jim Jam, for hours on end so her mother believes she isn’t an unemployable failure. Luckily for Beth, her first case finally emerges when friendly farm chicken, Esmeralda, disappears. Time to see if Beth’s degree holds up in the real-world! Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @crapnoir
The Kingery sci-fi crime audio drama

301 Episodes

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Avg Length 20m

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Latest episode 19 days ago

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Pendant Productions

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Voidless

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Voidless

9 Episodes

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Avg Length 11m

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Latest episode 6 months ago

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After an anomaly seperates Rebel Captain Elyss Glasse from her team, she finds herself in an unknown place with an incomplete mission and a damaged scout ship. Desperate to find her way home, but unable to stop herself reflecting, the Void may not be as desolate as it first appears.

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Russian Trolls

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Russian Trolls

11 Episodes

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Avg Length 32m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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Russian Trolls is a sitcom podcast about the true story of the Internet Research Agency, the infamous Russian Troll Farm that influenced the 2016 presidential election and may or may not have helped Donald J. Trump become president.

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Mandible Judy

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Mandible Judy

69 Episodes

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Avg Length 12m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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Not your typical bi-weekly horror, scifi, telepathic frogs audio drama, Mandible Judy also features a synth-wielding geneticist and strangely sonorous rocks from space.We combine top-notch voice acting by veterans of the world of audio fiction with rich, evocative sound design and a dark, original score of brooding synthesizers and surreal soundscapes.To round out your mutated-children and marsh-dwelling-critter experience, Under Dead Water expands on the universe of Mandible Judy with new stories centered around a lake in New Hampshire. Our weekly twitch stream features discussion with the cast and crew as well as guest composers, voice actors and writers from the film, TV and podcasting worlds. twitch.tv/mandiblejudy

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Private Affairs

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Private Affairs

22 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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An award-winning romantic-dramedy about Veronica (Vee), a recent Melbourne transplant who is swept off her feet by a charming Aussie doctor and has to quickly learn how to navigate love across cultures. Vee is helped along by her newly married cousin and smooth-talking BFF.


Private Affairs was the 2021 Australian Podcast of the Year and Best Fiction podcast. Created, written, directed and produced by Christine "Kix" Mwaturura, starring: Ratidzo Mambo, Ronn Kurtz, Tsungirai Wachenuka, Garikai Jani and Taff. Original music and sound design by Jerry Agbinya. Cover art by Maanya Dhar. Learn more at: www.privateaffairspod.com.

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Low Tide - From Conch Public Radio

9 Episodes

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Avg Length 14m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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Low Tide is Conch County's most popular news and culture program. If you've never heard of Conch County, that's because it's fictional and this is a comedy show. If you're a fan of NPR, Parks and Recreation, or Welcome To Night Vale, tune in to Low Tide. We have tote bags.
Welcome to Tinsel Town: A Christmas Adventure

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 17m

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Latest episode 5 years ago

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After making a wish on the Christmas Star, Holly finds herself popping in and out of Tinsel Town, a magical place where it’s Christmas everyday. But after getting stuck there, her friends - a giant candy cane, a mysterious ornament, and a polar bear Queen - need to band together to help her get home. As things start to fall apart in Tinsel Town, the curmudgeonly Conductor accuses Holly of ruining Christmas and does everything in his power to try to ban her from celebrating ever again. Will Holly and her friends figure out where her wish went wrong in time to get her home for the holidays? "Welcome to Tinsel Town" is a Christmas podcast audio drama, suitable for all ages. All episodes are available now!

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The City

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The City

27 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 9 months ago

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USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.

Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.

Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.

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What is an audio drama podcast?

An audio drama podcast is a type of podcast that tells a fictional story using sound effects, music, and voice actors. It's essentially a radio play that you can listen to on demand. Audio dramas can cover a wide range of genres, from science fiction and fantasy to crime and mystery.

What are some popular audio drama podcasts?

Some popular audio drama podcasts include Welcome to Night ValeThe Bright SessionsLimetownThe Magnus Archives, and We're Alive.

How are audio dramas different from traditional audiobooks or radio dramas?

Audio dramas differ from traditional audiobooks in that they use sound effects and music to create a more immersive experience. They also often feature a full cast of voice actors, whereas audiobooks are usually narrated by a single person. Audio dramas are similar to radio dramas, but the main difference is that they are distributed as podcasts and can be listened to on demand rather than at a specific broadcast time.

What makes a good audio drama podcast?

A good audio drama podcast should have compelling characters, an engaging plot, and high-quality production values. The voice acting should be top-notch, and the sound effects and music should add to the overall atmosphere of the story. Good pacing is also important - the story should move along at a steady pace without feeling rushed or dragging on too long.

Can audio dramas be educational?

Yes, audio dramas can be educational. While they are primarily a form of entertainment, some audio dramas incorporate historical or scientific facts into their stories. For example, the audio drama podcast "The History of Rome" tells the story of the Roman Empire in an engaging and educational way. "The Bright Sessions" incorporates mental health themes and discussions about therapy into its fictional plot. Additionally, many audio dramas explore complex social issues, such as racism, sexism, and homophobia, which can be both entertaining and thought-provoking.