Audio Drama Recommendations : Completed Shows

A curated podcast list by ezygo22
Creation Date October 5th, 2018
Updated Date Updated October 21st, 2019
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I've listened to about 900 audio drama podcasts at this point. These are the ones I personally enjoyed that have reached completion in their main storylines. This list is continually updated. For my other list of ongoing shows, see https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Audio-Drama-Recommendations-Ongoing-Shows-2941

Shows that I loved

The Fourth Ambit
The Internet has grown into a chaotic conglomeration of full-immersion virtual spaces collectively known as the Ambit. As a tracker, Gilles's job is to navigate his way through this madness. In doing so, however, he becomes immersed in a web of intrigue. There is order behind the seeming chaos - a Second Ambit behind the first. And the revelations don't end there. Behind the chaos, beneath the order there is a Third Ambit. And even a Fourth. Included in the feed are two bonus episodes created by the same group.
Decoder Ring Theatre
Decoder Ring Theatre presents new stories and characters inspired by the classic broadcasts of the Golden Age of Radio. The crimebusting exploits of The Red Panda - Canada's Greatest Superhero! The mystery of that hardest-boiled of detectives, Black Jack Justice... all this and more in full-length, full-cast recordings.
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.
Wooden Overcoats
Award Winning Sitcom || Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family’s failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time. But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman! With their dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, the Funns are taking drastic steps to stay in business…
The Hyacinth Disaster
16
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.
Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)
3
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!
ars PARADOXICA
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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.
Have You Heard George's Podcast?
The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.
Capital
An improvised comedy about a referendum that brings back capital punishment with a 51% majority. Meet the team executing an execution. Starring Adam Drake, Charlotte Ritchie, Liam Williams and Matilda Wnek. Devised by the cast, David Isaacs, Ben Rowse and Freddy Syborn.
MarsCorp
15
***Help get MarsCorp season 2 made at www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman*** From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070. You can support MarsCorp and Definitely Human by becoming a patron of the show. Your donations will go towards the production of new special episodes, other extra content and hopefully Season 2 www.patreon.com/definitelyhuman
Our Fair City
10
Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audio drama, produced by HartLife NFP in Chicago, IL. Learn more at www.ourfaircity.com
The Line audio drama
A troubled girl is caught in the war between Heaven and Hell, and learns she is humanity’s only chance at survival. A serialized, full-cast fantasy audio drama.
The Deca Tapes
11
An eight-part mystery story. Recordings have surfaced of ten people that are locked into the same space together. We don’t know where they are, or if they'll get out. But the answers must be somewhere on these tapes.
Hector vs The Future
The world’s largest museum of obsolete technology is threatened with closure unless Hector - its cantankerous, turnkey-operated clockwork curator - can match the popularity of the cutting-edge Uptodateum across the road. Only George - the mild mannered in-house caretaker with the mysterious past - steps up to help him. Does nobody care about history? Will anyone ever get to ride the NHScalator? How will postboxes, leeches and face-to-face conversation be remembered if the Obsoleteum closes its doors forever? Meanwhile, the Uptodateum has its own problems to deal with, as harried curator Biz and her guileless half-hologram, half-robot assistant Phil struggle to keep their enormous glass-and-touchscreen tower constantly up to date. If only they could work out what to do with their ever- increasing mountain of outdated exhibits...?
36 Questions – The Podcast Musical
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.
Lights Out
Join Mallory the fruit bat as she struggles to contain her incorrigible best friend Spencer from wreaking havoc throughout the nocturnal exhibit. LIGHTS OUT is a sitcom for your ears! This monthly scripted podcast is written and produced by Helen Burak, starring Megan Goldman and Helen Burak, with music by Nicolai Heidlas. Cover art by Bart Klick and Zach Stoppel.
A Very Fatal Murder
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Season 2 is now available! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. In Season 1, A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitzer-hungry podcast host might shed new light on the case.
The Infinite Bad
5
The Infinite Bad is a comedy-horror roleplaying podcast from Definitely Human. In the aftermath of World War I, four strangers find themselves caught in a web of evil beyond their reckoning. To survive, they must band together despite their differences and unravel the grisly mysteries that entangle them. Written and games mastered by veteran roleplayer Giorgio Mariani, The Infinite Bad is a weekly descent into horror and silliness. The nightmare begins with The Secret of Drakelow Hall.
The British Are Coming!
Events in a small Irish village after the arrival of English refugees, post-Brexit. A 12-part scripted comedy podcast. Starring Kelly Campbell, Jessica Carroll, Clint Dyer, David Ganly, Gary Lilburn, Deirdra Morris, Elizabeth Moynihan, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Saskia Reeves, Justin Salinger, Barry Ward, Jade Yourell. Written, directed and produced by Síofra Campbell. Recorded, mixed, designed by Dominic Rippel at Shelter Studio, London. www.thebritisharecoming.ie
Tink & Jupiter
When Tink discovers she can talk to machines, she brings to life Jupiter, a retro game console. Now she has to find him and put him back to sleep before he wreaks havoc in the neighborhood.
Forest 404
Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. #Forest404
Earth Break
After everyone she's ever known was killed in an alien invasion, Lynn Gellert (Jenny Slate) might be the last person left on Earth. Her constant and only companion is the voice recorder she managed to salvage from her mother's house. As symptoms of a strange illness seem to set in, Lynn comes to terms with her mortality, only to realize that she's not sick, she's pregnant. Lynn is not a survivalist, or even good at camping, but somehow she has to find what it takes to confront a dangerous and uncertain future. Earth Break is written by Morgan Ormond. Starring Jenny Slate. Directed by Aaron Katz. Produced by April Lamb. Earth Break is presented by Skylark Media
The Two Princes
When Prince Rupert sets out to break the mysterious curse that’s destroying his kingdom, he’s ready to face whatever dastardly villain or vile monster stands in his way. What he isn’t prepared for are the bewildering new emotions he feels when he meets the handsome Amir, a rival prince on a quest to save his own realm. Forced to team up, the two princes soon discover that the only thing more difficult than saving their kingdoms is following their hearts. The Two Princes stars Noah Galvin (Booksmart, Dear Evan Hansen), Ari’el Stachel (The Band’s Visit), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, The Good Fight), Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog, The Expanse), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale). The Two Princes was written by Kevin Christopher Snipes and directed by Mimi O’Donnell.
MOONFACE
A fiction show about a Korean American son (Joel Kim Booster) who wants to come out to his mom (Esther Moon), but can't because they don't speak the same language.
Cosmic Love with Madam Xandra
It began like any other day on Pleasure Sphere 64, the hottest vacation spot in the galaxy.Madam Xandra, sex-positive host of the popular advice show Cosmic Love, is right in the middle of answering a relationship question when she's rudely interrupted by a terrorist invasion. Armed only with a laser dildo and her best leather boots, Xandra is hardly the ideal choice to defeat an army of terrorists. Worse still, the only person who can help her is alien gladiator Dok Bloodnikov, who has some serious hangups about sex.Can Dok and Xandra defeat the terrorists and save the station? Can Xandra get Dok to open up about his sex life? What mystery lies between the docking bays?Tune in to Season 1 of Cosmic Love to find out!

Shows that I really liked

1865
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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.***1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.
Hoofbeats in My Heart
The adventures of Ruby Buckaroo, Bandit Queen of the Cowboys
The Pocket Radio Theater
The Pocket Radio Theater is a Rochester, NY based radio theater troupe. Writing, voice acting, and editing stories about a variety of characters and places, the PRT keeps the art of storytelling alive via podcasting. New episodes on the 15th of every month!
Celestial Blood
Celestial Blood is a bilingual radionovela about love and secrets in the family of twins Sol and Mundo Lucero. It’s narrated by Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
Calais 2037
New Time presents a groundbreaking “First Person Immersive” (FPI) audio drama for our times. “Calais 2037” centres on Marsha Everlyn (Tanya Fear), top advisor to Joan Harrison (Jenny Agutter), the leader of His Majesty’s Official Opposition, currently living in exile with the rest of her party on the shores of Europe State. With more and more English political refugees arriving off the ferry every day, and with the arrival in Calais of Felix Harrison (Harry Lloyd), Joan Harrison’s demagogic son, both Marsha and the party at large find themselves caught between country and conscience in a high stakes game of love, loyalty, deception and betrayal. Cast: Tanya Fear (Kick Ass 2, Spotless, A Moving Image), Jenny Agutter (Call the Midwife, The Railway Children), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything), Alexander Cobb (Indian Summers, Mr. Selfridge), Samuel West (Darkest Hour, Notting Hill), Fiona button (Lip Service, Grantchester), Angus Wright (The Iron Lady, Flowers), Shane Taylor (Band of Brothers), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), William Hope (Aliens). IMPORTANT: First Person Immersive (FPI) audio utilises binaural technology and requires the listener to use a pair of stereo headphones/earphones. ℗ & © MMXVIII New Time Productions Ltd. All copyright notices refer to “Calais 2037” as a complete work and all original sound recorded by New Time Productions Ltd. Copyright notices do not refer to those individual sounds used in the work licensed under Creative Commons 0 & 1.0. For a full list of licenses & all other legal notices see “Liner Notes”.
The Black Tapes
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
dwm presents Unwritten
Dayton Writers Movement presents Unwritten, a new audio drama podcast series. Unwritten is dramatic and funny, happy and sad, entertaining and powerful. Unwritten is presented with a full cast and narrator.
The Horror of Dolores Roach
12
With blood on her hands, the infamous Dolores Roach has fled the recent shocking destruction in Washington Heights and gone into hiding deep under New York City in an abandoned subway tunnel. But she’s not alone underground, and her dark night of the soul is interrupted by an extremist faction of similarly self-exiled tunnel-dwellers whose space she's invaded. Facing re-incarceration back above ground, but pushed to the limits of shame, paranoia, lust, hunger, and depraved entrepreneurialism below it, Dolores is the outcast of the outcasts again - until she takes her survival in the tunnels into her own Magic Hands. Season 2 of The Horror of Dolores Roach is written and directed by Aaron Mark and stars Daphne Rubin-Vega, Donnell Rawlings, and Amy Ryan.
Murder We Wrote
In October of 2015, 22 year-old Susie Sievers vanished from the town of Moonpark, Arizona. A week later, two wrists and a leg were found in a dumpster behind the Circle K. For two years, the murder has remained unsolved. Lawrence Davies, an almost-award-winning journalist, and his producer, Casey Palmer, have stumbled on a cold-case in one of the hottest places on earth.
Space Casey
Space Casey is an award-winning science-fiction audiodrama from Christiana Ellis. Season 1 tells the story of a fast-talking con-artist, 200 years in the future, who steals the wrong spaceship and finds herself thousands of light years from home. It'll take all her smarts and more than a little luck to weasel her way out of this one. Now, Season 2 continues her thrilling tale of adventure, fraud, and time travel!
Action Science Theatre
The world’s greatest podcast combining action, science and, undeniably, theatre
Second Shift: An original fantasy Podplay (high-quality audio version)
Second Shift follows an ambitious, character-centric story arc about three college students from Boston who find themselves "shifted" against their will to another world. They must find their place in that world while trying to return to theirs. If you've just found Second Shift, please be sure to start with episode one: "Everything to Everyone, Part 1"!
We're Alive
For Army Reserve Soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knew it ended in an instant. One minute, he's in college, and in the next, rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars, and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We're Alive. We’re Alive is an ongoing series, packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discovers that zombies are far from the worst thing in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where the rules of human decency no longer apply. We premiere 3 New episodes a month, with a week off between chapters. Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say "We're Alive?"
The Behemoth
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15 year old Madyson tells the story of the Behemoth. A large, lumbering beast that has emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod. As the Behemoth begins to walk across the country Madyson sees a chance to change her life.
Big Data
What if someone stole the internet? This comedy caper takes 100% real concepts, like the seven keys to the internet, cyber police, relay calls, photocopier black boxes, 419 scams, and more, and turn it into an anthology of nerdy crime stories tied together by a global plan to end the internet. it's a series of heists ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude's pants. Features 73 actors from all over the world, including Paul F. Tompkins, Felicia Day, Jemaine Clement, Samm Levine, Amy Stoch and more!
VRMP: The 5 People You Meet in Hell
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Dave is just a regular guy who does regular things until all of a sudden he dies and is damned to hell for all of eternity. With Dave’s caseworker from hell (literally), he takes a trip down Memory Lane to relive the five biggest and worst moments from his life that directly influenced the big decision. The 5 People You Meet In Hell is a 6-episode series.
Radio Room
Mystery, adventure, comedy, thrills: this is Radio Room, three audio dramas from top NYC performers! Episodes broadcast on the 1st and 15th of every month, and production freebies detailing our process available once a week! Stay tuned for even more radio awesomeness!
Bellingham Terror
Tales of Suspense and Mystery
KWUR Theater of the Air
1
KWUR Theater of the Air is a weekly radio show on St. Louis' own 90.3 FM, featuring classic radio theater from the 20th century as well as new, original sketches by our talented radio theater team.
The Mayan Crystal
1
Do you want to hear a story? It's the story of an 11-year-old girl who uses a magic crystal to summon the legendary Mayan gods. But her plan backfires, and instead she awakens an ancient evil! With the help of her sister and a 20-foot talking snake, she’ll go on a thrilling journey to save her village and discover her true destiny. For more great Gen-Z shows, visithttp://BestRobotEver.com
Sci-Fi Presents
The podcast of SCI-FI.COM, presenting original science fiction programming. Adventure, exploration and discovery on frontiers of human understanding, in audio drama and audiobook forms.
The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 1 Embers
An honorable prince. A jaded assassin. Can they work together to catch a pirate? The querulous island kingdoms of Wefrivain are unified only by religion - a wyvern cult ruled by an eccentric and cruel High Priestess. The wyverns are under attack by a gang of pirates known only as the Guild of the Cowry Catchers. Now Gerard, the honorable and naïve new Captain of the Temple Police, is about to learn more than he ever wanted to know about the pirates...and the Priestess.
The Control Group
In the early 1960s, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of "mental cleansing" at the behest of a private research group. The Control Group is a chilling, 10-part historical fiction for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised due to realistic depictions of violence and graphic sexuality. Binge the entire season now with headphones for a fully immersive experience.
Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery
The Lit Killer is back! Join teen detective Tig Torres as she returns to her small hometown of Hollow Falls, where her aunt was framed as a serial killer ten years earlier. With help from her new friends, Tig investigates the twisted mystery. But as she gets closer to the truth, the killings, each based on murder scenes from classic literature, begin all over again...with her as the final target. An Einhorn’s Epic Productions and iHeartRadio production.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
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From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.
Seriocity Podcast
2
A Meta-Murder Mystery coming to earbuds near you! Everything is going perfectly with KFJ's plan to con an old lady out of an obscene amount of money, until his unexpected and brutal murder. Forced to shack up with the Narrator of his murder mystery, KFJ follows his so-called "friends" in order to solve who stabbed him in the back! Seriocity is Directed by Keri Safran Written by Beth Stavros, Katie Elsaesser, and David Crowley Music is composed and designed by Michael Adams Sound Engineering by Victor Mestanza
Congeria
Congeria is a genre-bending audio drama that tells a new, original story every season. In season one we join private detective Jenny Walker as she searches for a missing girl named Claire. Her search puts her in the crosshairs of a mysterious scientist, a ruthless hitman, and a charismatic cult leader. With an ensemble cast and original score, Congeria will pull you into a world of the weird and unnerving. Congeria was created by Henry Galley and Atticus Jackson.
Loveville High
2
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
The Details
We've all heard stories of people who made deals with the Devil, but did you ever wonder how the bargain was struck? In The Details you'll meet Malcolm, an ambitious office worker who believes he's interviewing for a promotion. Instead, Malcolm will be forced into the most important negotiation of his life...and beyond.
The Henry Rios Mysteries Podcast
This podcast adapts in classic radio drama form the Henry Rios mysteries, a series of crime fiction, featuring a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer named Henry Rios. Season 1 presents Lay Your Sleeping Heading, the first novel in the series, set in 1982 in a fiction university town south of San Francisco, where Rios becomes romantically involved with a young man named Hugh Paris who entangles him in the murderous secrets behind a legendary California fortune. This podcast includes gay characters, strong language, and adult situations.