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Fiction Podcasts/On-Demand Radio Drama

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Alice Isn't Dead

Alice Isn't Dead – a new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale. A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

Archive 81

A podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.

Hello from the Magic Tavern

Hello! I’m Arnie. I fell through a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago and found myself in a strange magical land called “Foon.” I’m still somehow getting a weak wi-fi signal from the Burger King so I host a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers. There are worlds other than our own! (If you’re just getting started, I recommend listening from the beginning. But hey, you do you.)

Issa Rae's FRUIT

From Issa Rae, creator of Insecure on HBO, FRUIT tells the story of X as he figures out his sexuality in the alpha male world of professional football. Contains Explicit Content. Listener Discretion Advised.

Lif-e.af/ter

GE Podcast Theater and Panoply present a new 10 episode series that 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. New episodes every Sunday.

Love Me (segments)

Deep down we all just want to be loved, so why is it one of the toughest things to get right? Love Me is a podcast about the messiness of human connection. It's a son shielding his dad from a painful family secret. A widow confronting her grief by dating her worst match. A pair of robots stumbling through an awkward courtship. It’s a peek into the relationships of the people around you. Through personal stories and playful fictions, the show celebrates that weird little voice inside each of us that cries out: “love me.”

Pen Pals

Imagine stumbling into an alternate universe where Nancy Drew & Wonder Woman are rivals thrown together to solve a case through Twitter, and where Nietzsche and Charlie Chaplin are roommates driving each other mad with passive aggressive notes...

Pen Pals is a brand new scripted series that puts unlikely pairs in conversation. It’s a world where Prince searches for his muse on The Bachelor and where Romeo and Juliet’s teen romance goes off the rails in the afterlife.

The 5-part series features Paul Rust, Timothy Simons, Noël Wells, Mary Holland, June Diane Raphael, Seth Morris and more.

Play for Voices

Play for Voices is a new podcast of international audio drama, launched in the fall of 2016.

Our show, which is produced in New York City, presents new productions of contemporary and classic audio plays from around the world, exploring their aesthetic, social, and political contexts through inventive, multilingual sound design and interviews with authors, translators, and other interesting people. We feature English-language plays and plays in English translation.

Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape

Wondery's signature audio drama franchise which brings listeners captivating stories of crime, love, mystery, conspiracy & more. Whats your secret?

Serendipity by Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson on iTunes

Serendipity is radio drama for the 21st century. Presented by your hosts Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson who have their own story to tell. Serendipity is the podcast of The Sarah Awards, celebrating and rewarding the best audio fiction from around the world. Join the revolution at thesarahawards.com.

The Bright Sessions

an audio drama about therapy for the strange and unusual

The Cohabit

is the story of love and loss and the future of relationships. Couples living together outside of marriage, called cohabitation, has increased 1500% in a mere few decades. We seek to document this shift and the profound implications it is having on families and culture by asking, “What does it take to live together today?” Through a blend of non-fictional narrative journalism with a fictional romantic drama, “The Cohabit” gives an intimate window into a world never before discussed at such length, with such scope, and with such insight.

The Lazy Person's Book Club

Love books but too busy to read? audio novel Blame It On Hoboken was made with you in mind! This mood-boosting romantic comedy with songs and actors is presented in 6-10 minute episodes.

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

A scripted podcast for middle grade kids, performed by middle grade kids. It is a fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year olds. It was voted as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016 by The Guardian, and was recently nominated for two 2017 Webby awards for Best Audio Drama podcast & Best Sound Design/Original Music Score. The show is enjoyed around the world by kids and adults alike.

Thrilling Adventure Hour

A staged show in the style of old-time radio performed live, monthly at Largo at the Coronet in Hollywood. Starring all of your favorite stars from the worlds of television, film, comedy, animation, sketch, and the stage. Created and written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Welcome to Night Vale

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

What's The Story?

A storytelling podcast for the post-truth era. Each episode we choose a theme, and bring you different stories on that theme — all without letting facts get in the way.

Within the Wires

Within the Wires. A new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead. Set within an alternate reality, “Within the Wires” tells stories in the guise of instructional audio programs. Season One, “Relaxation Cassettes," is a 10 part scripted fiction podcast that takes the form of an audio course on full body relaxation issued by The Institute to you, (the listener) a nameless medical inmate. Who is this narrator? Is she relaying something more than just relaxation techniques, and is she to be trusted? And are there subliminal messages hidden within the music? As listeners move through the relaxation curriculum a deeper and more personal story unravels.

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