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Top Rated Science Fiction Podcasts

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Wolf 359
Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people's minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359. New episodes are released every two weeks.
Oz 9
Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
Girl In Space
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 for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
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.
Triple G Podcast
𝗚ames. 𝗚eeking out. 𝗚uilty pleasures. New episode every Monday, so join @kylebowlby and @tashaxtragedy, and 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕪 𝕨𝕖𝕚𝕣𝕕!
EOS 10
Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who'll help you win your bar fight. #audiofiction from @justinmclachlan and PlanetM.
ars PARADOXICA
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.
The NoSleep Podcast
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
The Liberty Podcast
Welcome to the world of Liberty – serialized sci-fi tales told audio drama podcasts. For centuries the colony of Atrius has been cut off from humanity and endured generations of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond its walls, a lawless expanse known as the Fringe.
Archive 81
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"
Steal the Stars
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.
The Orphans
The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The human survivors and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to work together as they fight for their lives in this alien wilderness and uncover the truth of what lies beyond.
Knowing My Nightmares
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Knowing My Nightmares is a thrilling horror story podcast where each episode is based on the hosts actual nightmares. Listen as Charlie Conlon describes his horrifying dreams filled with monsters and cryptids through compelling audio design. Then listen as he breaks down the dreams, and talks about about the monsters within them.
Sage and Savant
The Tales of Sage and Savant is a monthly audio-drama podcast where Dr Petronella Sage strives to understand the power of Transmigration–the ability to transport her conscious mind through time and space into the bodies of dead people. With her friend, Professor Erasmus Savant, Sage explores past, present, and future, in a wild journey to prove Death is no barrier to Science.
The Strange Case of Starship Iris
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.) For more info, visit http://procyonpodcasts.com/starship-iris
Under The Shroud
"Supernatural? We're not super anything. Just a little extra."Cab drivers have tall tales to share, even the vanillas. What if goblins, nationalists, and worse monsters stalked the night? Hapless half-demon Corin Black taxis creatures of the night through Baltimore's sin-soaked streets.
Within the Wires
Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, "The Cradle" is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
Moonbase Theta, Out
The last Moonbase is 20 weeks from being decommissioned. Most of the crew is in stasis awaiting retrieval. In a series of short weekly broadcasts reporting to management back on Earth, Roger shares the stark beauty, the wry humour, the isolation and frustration, the romance, and the tragedy as the remaining crew members see the operation through to its scheduled end.
RELATIVITY
RELATIVITY is a science-fiction audio drama serial about two people -- a woman on Earth and a man in deep space -- struggling to remain connected, to help one another through life-and-death situations. Their only link across the vastness of space is the sound of each other's voices. Find out more at www.relativitypodcast.com!
We Fix Space Junk
'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. To support the show visit https://www.patreon.com/BattleBirdProd Or visit http://Battlebird.productions https://flattr.com/podcast/wfsj
The Hyacinth Disaster
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.
SPINES Podcast
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One day, Wren wakes up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. SPINES is a production of ZoomDoom Stories. The first two seasons are complete. Season 3 is in progress.
The Big Loop
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.
SAYER
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SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
The Bridge
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.