Anne's Podcast Subscriptions

A curated podcast list by Anne Baird
Creation Date November 20th, 2019
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Here's a list of all the podcasts I listen to! I'll likely add to it periodically, so check back every once in a while!

Fiction

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Hear what The New York Times calls "the future of musicals"... 36 Questions, a three-part podcast musical starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton. 36 Questions is produced by Two-Up, the producers of Limetown and The Wilderness. Thank you for listening.
The faculty behind the academic journal Academicasaurus really just want to get the next issue out. If only they'd stop getting bizarre submissions shoved under their doors... and who exactly is recording all this, anyway? Academicasaurus is a fictional podcast written and produced by Mary O'Reilly. It stars Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. New episodes are posted every other week.
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The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.
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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.
BLACK FRIDAY is a strange phenomenon that turns white people into black people. America does not take it well. Written, produced, & directed by Tycho Newman.
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First rule of Wound Canyon: No one who gets in, ever gets out. So when a brilliant, ghostly specter flies through the sky amid the rain and lightning, Samir stumbles off a steep cliff and into a hidden world, one in which demons, vampires, and all other manner of paranormal creatures take sanctuary. Second rule of Wound Canyon: No one makes it alone. Samir’s decided to tag along with Argeaux’s Caravan, a band of supernatural bounty hunters and vigilante peace-keepers. Together with an ever-expanding train of fantastical tagalongs, Samir and his new friends venture deep into the bowels of the canyon to find a way out of the magical boundary that imprisons all who cross it. [A product of The Whisperforge]
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When love is your business, you have no business falling in love. Join the gang at Regal Bride as they battle birds and brides in this zany holiday romantic comedy! Starring Paula Deming and Keiko Agena as Emma and Jackie, the best friends in the wedding business. With Kyle Payne as Stu, Ian McQuown as Trip, and Jessica Payne as Katie. Featuring Kacie Rogers and Jesse Abbott Chin in approximately six thousand roles, and introducing Martin Thompson as Junior!
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Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show in which all the subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells us its life story--and everything it says is true.
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Two passionate Star Wars fans on opposite sides of the Last Jedi debate argue via Skype after their favorite forum closes down. If you love Star Wars (or call yourself a proud member of any fandom), you’ll love this romantic comedy told via conversations. www.twitter.com/fanwarsromcom www.fanwarsromcom.com
A bi-weekly podcast about one man's journey to discover the secrets behind the strange and dark history of Gomorrah.
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100 years after L. Frank Baum's saga that began with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Gale Family Farm sits abandoned in what's left of the great Kansas prairies. After her parents' messy divorce, Jessi Hugson and her mother move to Dorothy's old neighborhood for a new beginning. Things were already off to a shaky start, but when Jessi and her cousin Wallace find a jewel-studded bracelet in Dorothy's front yard...things get twisted. Twister'd, even.
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A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end.
In 2094, one corporation wins the battle for energy supremacy, but human costs cause global instability. When an abandoned wind farm in the Baltic shows inexplicable energy surges, two explorers find it has become sentient, and hungry. Using human pawns, Norse deities avenge ancient grudges, in this ten-part audio drama. Launching in September of 2015. For more information, visit Jarnsaxarising.com.
Kaleidotrope Podcast is a queer romantic comedy podcast set on a slightly magical college campus and playing around with romance tropes, particularly fanfiction tropes. The plot centers around Drew and Harrison, two reluctant college radio co-hosts-turned-accidental-advice-givers who find themselves in the middle of the campus’s oldest mystery: Do happy endings really happen at Sidlesmith? Can you really find your trope? And if the magic isn’t real, what does that mean for two polar opposites who find themselves falling for each other twice a week for half an hour on a suddenly popular radio show?
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Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.
On his 24th birthday, David woke up in the house he grew up in — only it’s not — & David is dead — but is there a way back?
Love and Luck is a queer slice of life romance story, with a touch of magic. An audio drama told mostly via voicemails, we publish short episodes once a week on Tuesday evenings (AEST). Made for people who like healthy relationships and happy endings, Love and Luck is set in Melbourne, Australia in the present day, and is populated with many real life queer Melbourne people, events and places, alongside its fictional characters.
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LOVEVILLE HIGH is a 9-part musical podcast series! Each ten-minute episode is a self-contained love story in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio on prom night. New love, old love, romantic love, friend love, gay and straight, cis and genderqueer. FEAT: Kathryn Allison, Harrison Chad, Troy Iwata, Gizel Jiménez, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Hailey Kilgore, Mason Alexander Park, Isaac Powell, Ryann Redmond, Conor Ryan, and Ali Stroker. Music: Eric Svejcar. Book and Lyrics: David Zellnik FOR MORE: www.lovevillehigh.com
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Josephine, a pediatrician, is pretty unlucky romantically. With a little coaxing from her best friend Katrina, Josephine starts a relationship with Malik, an ophthalmologist that works in the office across the hall from hers. Malik is exactly what Josephine needs, but she doesn't quite realize it...yet.
In October 2017 a woman washed up on a quiet shore in the sleepy New England town of Merrow's Cove. The locals say she was a mermaid. Reporter Emma Kersey returns to her hometown to investigate the case and uncover secrets and folktales that span hundreds of years. Mermaids of Merrow's Cove is a serialized weekly podcast from Massachusetts Public Radio, hosted by journalist Emma Kersey and produced by John Murphy.
When a seance goes awry, Rob finds herself stuck with Azrael, a hilarious wise cracking entity from a realm beyond our own. Azrael and Rob, along with Azrael's former partner, Lydia, form an unlikely trio that must work together to correct a terrible imbalance that has been wrought upon our world. Minefire is a full cast, serialized Audio Dramedy brought to you by TeaWig Productions.
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Pandora Wordsworth did not originally intend to go to Mount Olympus University. But when a series of unfortunate incidents make all other schools inaccessible to her, she finds herself with no other options than to go to this place she has never heard of. It is only upon arrival that she discovers MOU is the choice school for figures of mythology, legend, and lore, making her the only normal human among them. Now she must keep her secret while navigating nymphs, magic homework, and the irritating advances of Zeus. But it won't be easy. When you aren't special at Mount Olympus University, it's hard not to stand out.
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Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.
Guided meditations and musings from your digital assistant.
“Space, the final frontier.” That is, until we met other life forms. Now Earth has chosen one hero to go into space to meet at the intergalactic united meetings to represent all of our planet. However, taking along an old time friend to be launched into space can give you some troubles–add in some politics, backstabbing, and corruptible machinery, and you’ve got yourself a day in the life of Percy and Quinn.
Welcome to Pseudopolis, a space station filled with people just trying to get through the work day without breaking anything important. Join an ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi sitcom problems like forgetting one's keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality! Transcripts of every episode and minisode can be found on our website.
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Join Feston Pyxis on a road-trip through the cosmos, as he leaves behind his old life in search of the best and wildest experiences the galaxy has to offer! New episodes every other Saturday starting June 2nd, 2018.
After surviving a dangerous encounter with a monster, Bee discovers she has the magical ability to control fire. Confused and with no heroic aspirations, she reaches out online to try and find others with impossible powers like hers - but finding them is only half the battle. Getting along and learning to protect everything important to them is another challenge altogether.
Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content. Created by Lauren Shippen
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The world was changed forever when scientists developed a pill that extended the human life span indefinitely. It was distributed free of charge, to the furthest corners of the globe; everyone was about to live forever. Of course, the problem arises when Kizzy, a young girl, discovers she is immune to the Enoch pill, and doomed to die.
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Peri is an agoraphobic young woman whose home starts to show up in a new location every day, as she searches for her missing brother.
A letter that was never answered, a city full of gods, and one million pigeons.
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Jason Cawfield, known as the global tinker, has been imprisoned in the Confederacy Supermax Prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit. He’s a tinker, a biohacker, and a part of Tinker International which is a volunteer organization that’s now associated with bio warfare.
The Magical History of Knox County follows Mordecai Dogwood as he takes over for the missing host of a popular public radio show in rural Ohio - only to discover a magical ecosystem hiding in plain sight. With the help of a station tech, a park ranger, a pair of biologists, and a giant toad, Mordecai finds himself taking on responsibilities that were definitely not in his job description.
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At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with. These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "UPDATED 1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.") The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).
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Welcome aboard the R.I.N. Starstrider. This is your captain speaking. You are listening to an audio drama about five humans and an AI trying to find home. Captain Harris is here to complete her mission and keep her crew in one piece. First Mate Casana is here because it sounds like an adventure and hey, why not? Dr. Armstrong is here because… well, don’t ask her or she might rip your head off. Gabriel Grey is here because he likes machines a lot more than people. Darcey Eldridge is here because [REDACTED]. Saph is just… here. The Pilgrimage Saga is a UK-based podcast by Turpentine Productio
On March 20th, 2014, Ella McCray disappeared. There were six witnesses to her disappearance. Six conflicting accounts of what happened to her. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? And what really happened to Ella? You can support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/sixdisappearancespod or by subscribing and leaving a review at your favorite podcatcher. Find out more at https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/ This show is written by Jamie Killen. Sound design and original music by Jon Erik DeGuzman and Dog and Pony Studios.
Kids gifted with strange powers have grown up under the thumb of the vicious and intelligent driver of the van Novia-Scotia. Seventeen year old Cola’s life in the van is shaken up when her older “sister” Rosaline has disappeared and she realizes Nova will stop at nothing to find her. What will happen when she does? And what will happen to Cola as she nears adulthood, the age when kids in the van seem to slip away?
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Tides is the story of Dr. Winifred Eurus, a xenobiologist trapped on an unfamiliar planet with hostile tidal forces. She must use her wits, sarcasm and intellectual curiosity to survive long enough to be rescued. But there might be more to life on this planet than she expected. . .
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Created, written, recorded, produced, and released in just one week, Time:Bombs is a new audio drama podcast about the hilarious world of bomb disposal. From the team behind the Webby Award nominated sci-fi audio drama Wolf 359, ride along with EOD technician Simon Teller on the busiest night of the year for him and his team - when business is, quite literally, booming. Learn more at http://timebombs.show & more about this and other creative experiments at http://fearofpublicshame.com
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The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, the twins understand what’s at stake for their ancestral homeland. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, the twins do all they can to witness, find, and remember its past. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Series creator / writer / producer: Dania Ramos. Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino. | Podsite: TimestormSeries.com | Members of KidsListen.org | Support Timestorm at ko-fi.com/K3K0HZPU
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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!
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.

Actual Play

A group of actor-friends diving into your favorite worlds and genres, improvising an immersive, unscripted story in 16 episodes or less. But there’s a twist. Sage, Jess, and Travis use a tabletop role playing game—and a variety of guests—to keep them on their toes, where every dice roll can completely change the direction of the story. The sound design is unparalleled, the comedy is side-splitting, and the game rules are original and easy to follow. Every series of this anthology is completely unrelated, so pick one that speaks to you and press play.
Arcs is an actual-play Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition podcast, in which three unlikely comrades journey across the mystical realm of Thirithia in search of a famed relic! Pretty basic, right? Well, dear reader… That’s only the beginning. Featuring radio-style production, original music and a lightning pace, Arcs is the perfect show for anyone looking for a hearty sip of comedy, drama, intrigue, and sometimes a dog. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a total newbie to DnD, you’re sure to get wrapped up in Arcs’ world, its characters and their uncanny ability to almost always make the wrong decision. Join us every Thursday for a rip-roaring, spell-casting, drink-downing, chair-smashing, chuckle-having affair, replete with grins, tears and statistically-astounding dice rolls. Sometimes very bad rolls. … Usually very bad rolls. Hosted By: Nathan Stanz (Jackson) Lauren Shippen (Larkin) Briggon Snow (Barri) Jordan Adika (DM)
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Critical Bits is a new comedy RPG actual play podcast featuring Joel Ruiz as the GM and Paul Byron, Shannon Struuci, and Shelby Lee as the players. It has a bi-weekly Tuesday release schedule and uses the Masks system with the Powered by the Apocalypse rules.
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Welcome to Critical Role, where a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons & Dragons! Join Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and an all-star cast of world-class performers each week as they travel through imaginary realms for more adventure than you can shake a magic staff at. Need a deeper dive? Be sure to catch Talks Machina with Brian W. Foster, the official Critical Role companion show, right here on Critical Role.
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In which we sit around a table, pretend to be different people and play some good old fashioned Dungeons and Dragons. Starring Jackson B. Baly, Joel L. Zammit, Cass and our favourite DM, Adam. It’s a magical time inspired by fantasy worlds such as World of Warcraft, Discworld, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings where anything can happen, especially horses. New episodes every Wednesday & Sunday!
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Anne Baird

This is the first Actual Play podcast I ever listened to!
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A collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast where friends create a story together, chapter by chapter, that everyone from seasoned players to true beginners can enjoy. Where else can you get adventure, intrigue, magic, drama, and lots of high fives all in one place? Right here. After each episode we sit down for the Afterparty, where we break down our game and answer your questions about how to play at home. It’s a party, and you’re invited!
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Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... The Adventure Zone.
An actual play podcast with the first season focusing on Monster of the Week. Join Jake, Tass, and Teej as they try their best to solve Rev’s mysteries, protect the innocent, and hunt monsters - often times accidentally making the situation much worse for themselves, and coincidentally, far more entertaining for us.
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An improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. We use the Dungeon World roleplaying system and improv to weave a tale of flightless fairies, half-demons and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that's in there somewhere too.
TANGO SECTOR— Four down-on-their-luck spacefaring criminals try to eke out a living smuggling and picking up jobs in the highly-regulated world of Tango Sector, where nothing's as it seems and someone's always watching you. THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Scum & Villainy by Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little.

Nonfiction

Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
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The enchanting beauty of the art museum. The secret stories only a personal guide knows. All in the palm of your hand. Welcome to Accession. You can find out more at accession.fm.