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The White Vault

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.

Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (and upcoming TV show) about the dark historical tales that fuel our modern superstitions. Each episode explores the world of mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Welcome to Night Vale

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.

Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

Audio Drama Production Podcast

How to make fiction podcasts, radio plays, and audio fiction. The Audio Drama Production Podcast covers all aspects of writing, recording and creating Audio Drama. That means radio drama, audio fiction, radio plays, & fiction podcasts.

Bad Storytellers

Follow Josh, Doug, Maxx, and Liam - four friends on the road to becoming professional writers, as they embark on the perilous and often hilarious adventures of reading each others’ work for jollies and cynical critique (posted so you can read along too). All of the media they consume is subject to dissemination (both the good and the bad) and every episode they workshop a movie idea and record a full trailer for it. Come. Join us by the fire.

The Unwritable Rant

Join author and occasional misanthrope Juliette Miranda for bourbon-soaked personal stories and celebrity interviews. From misadventures working in the music industry, dating disasters and an incautious life with "her guy," Juliette knocks back 30 minutes of relatable, revealing, and comically real stories. She occasionally invites top comedians, actors, and musicians to join her and share their own stories about life and more. Every episode is paired with a short bourbon review, because all good stories should come with a side of booze.

Nerdy Show Book Club

In these literary episodes, the Nerdy Show crew share the books they’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book they’ve read along with the community! It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor.

Nerdentials

Welcome to Nerdentials, your weekly dose of the nerdy essentials. Covering TV, Film, Video Games and Comics.

A Scottish Podcast the Audio Drama Series

'A Scottish Podcast' is a serialised modern audio drama. It chronicles the story of Lee, a washed up former radio DJ who launches a paranormal investigation podcast. Lee wants to see his show The Terror Files mentioned up there alongside podcasts like The Black Tapes, Limetown, and The Message. And he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. Aided by his jaded musician pal Dougie, the pair travel the length and breadth of the country in search of Medieval Demon Kings and Lovecraftian Gods of the Sea. So why not join them on this unique tour of the ancient and mystical lands of Scotland? You’ll walk through the long-forgotten catacombs under Edinburgh. Sail out to the lonely and abandoned island of St.Caillic. Visit dingy pubs, run-down industrial estates, and obscure non-league football grounds. The show contains strong language, “adult situations” (whatever that means), and isn’t for the easily offended.

Fresh Air

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

The Leviathan Chronicles

The Leviathan Chronicles is a sci-fi podcast that tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for a several factions of powerful immortals living among us. The Leviathan Chronicles is the ultimate science fiction and fantasy audio drama podcast.

Creepy

From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at creepypod@gmail.com

Greater Boston

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

We've Got WARD

A Weekly Podcast in which hosts Scott and Matt expertly dissect and discuss the hit web serial Worm, week by week, arc by arc.

Dark saga : Aethuran

Nearly a milenia has passed, since the nations of Arne were united under the banner of the Argent order. With the end of the great war, and the army of demon whorshipping cultists aswell as thier demonic overlords defeated, the order has since dwindled into obscurity. Those that remain in its service stand vigilant, seeking out and destroying any taint of black magics. Events are about to transpire that will either be the salvation of the world of Aethuran, or its ultimate destruction. Aethuran : dark saga follows the perspective of four individuals, each with thier own seperate path, and goals, yet ultimately all roads lead to the same place, and each will cross paths with darkness along the way. The story is naration driven, but all dialogue is voice acted. Welcome to the brutal dark fantasy world of Aethuran.

Fictional

Classic lit with a modern tone, every other week. From the creators of Myths and Legends, comes an altogether same-but-different podcast set in the world of classic lit. These are the stories of Dracula, The Time Machine, The Three Musketeers. They're stories written by Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and H.P. Lovecraft, but with a casual, modern tone. Listen as Jason and Carissa Weiser breathe new life into the classics and tell the stories of some of the greatest books ever written.

CasterQuest : The Kingkiller Chronicle Book Club

Home of the "Kingkiller Chronicle" Book Club based on Patrick Rothfuss' best selling fantasy novels. We also recap "Game of Thrones" and occasionally read fanfiction, talk TV/Films, and attend and cosplay at nerdy events.

podcast – The Methods of Rationality Podcast

The internet's first source for Rationalist Fiction in audio format!

History of Westeros (Game of Thrones)

Come obsess over A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones with us! Our show is an enthusiastic and heavily-detailed look at the past, present and future of Westeros and the realms beyond.

Escape Pod

The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine. Each week Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!

The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast

The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast for Constant Readers of Stephen King to dig deep into his oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his work. The series is hosted by pop-culture writers Dan Caffrey, Randall Colburn, Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mel Kassel, and Michael Roffman, who gather together to read between the pages.

Knifepoint Horror

These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten.'

Small Town Horror

Small Town Horror is a bi-weekly serialized docudrama about one man's search for answers in his hometown, the site of his own mysterious kidnapping 18 years ago. Are the answers he seeks worth the cost of returning to the place known as Crazytown? Season 3 pending...