Audio Drama Recommendations : Completed Shows

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Creation Date October 5th, 2018
Updated Date Updated April 18th, 2019
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I've listened to about 700 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.

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Added Mar 5 19 Crime City! Firehouse Radio Players Added Mar 26 19 Seriocity Echo
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The Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury

A NEW new time podcast in the style of OLD old-time radio, the Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury marks the triumphant return of Sparks Nevada, Beyond Belief, and all your favorite Thrilling personas to podcast airwaves. Plus brand new Thrilling tales, new guest stars, new writers, and a bold new sound. The Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury is recorded at Forever Dog studios in Los Angeles and produced/engineered by the Forever Dog Podcast Network. Created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Featuring the WorkJuice Players and your favorite stars from the worlds of television, film, comedy, animation, sketch, and the stage. The original Thrilling Adventure Hour was performed live monthly at M Bar and Largo at the Coronet in Hollywood from March 2005 to April 2015. You'll find several of those original episodes here and you can find the Complete Thrilling Adventure back catalog (plus segment libraries, bonus content, and more) on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/thrillingadventurehour

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.

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.

Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)

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

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.

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

***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

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.

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

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. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com

The Infinite Bad

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.

Shows that I really liked

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

A macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands Dolores” is driven to extremes to survive. A new scripted fiction podcast, The Horror of Dolores Roach stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale. Written by Aaron Mark.

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

Answering Machine Podcast

Answering Machine is an audio podcast that follows the voice mails on Lila Rose's answering machine. Listen to her wacky friends and family touch base as Lila tries to navigate the real world post college. If you're new to the podcast please start with episode one!

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

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

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

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

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.

The Magical History of Knox County

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.

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

From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.

Directive

A Sci Fi series about a man stuck alone for 20 years, taking care of sleeping passengers on a ship to colonize a new planet. Created by David Magadan

Seriocity Podcast

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

Shows that I liked

UN/RESOLVED

UN/RESOLVED is a unique, two-sided crime fiction podcast for fans of murder investigations like Serial; gripping audiobooks; and deep, intertwining mysteries... 1. UNRESOLVED (Episodes 1-6): Join host Zoe Drew as she unravels one of the strangest murder cases in modern British history, in all six episodes of FNR Digital Radio’s twisting "true crime" podcast series, ‘UNRESOLVED’. 2. RESOLVED (Episodes 7-12): Looking for answers? Gather more insight, discover dark family secrets, and uncover what really happened on October 3rd, 2005, in 'RESOLVED' – a free, six-part audiobook novella. More info: http://www.unresolvedshow.co.uk Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedshow

Cosmic Love with Madam Xandra

Imagine if the Savage Lovecast and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy had a love child. This show is a retro sci-fi radio drama with a dedication to LGBT and sex positivity. Also, Die Hard in space.

ZMEdia Entertainment

Welcome to ZMEdia Entertainment! We're a collaboration channel producing audio plays by Zac Elliott, Sean Basinger and Connan Bell. We hope you enjoy!

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Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery

Tragedy forced Doctor Xander Crowe down the dark pathways of the occult, and the man was forever transformed. Now, chasing the vision of a drowned woman, Crowe finds himself in the haunted town of Wormwood, where evils lurks in the shadows and stains the souls of its inhabitants. Welcome to Wormwood.

Mars 2060: The Colony Files

In 2060, a team of 50 astronauts were sent to colonize Mars. Two years into the mission, a devastating illness plagued the colony. In this 9-part podcast, we hear from the survivors.

The Takeover

If you've ever worked with corporate zombies, then you've experienced The Takeover. Web designer Maureen and her friends struggle to adapt to their new work environment as coworkers from Zombinc, the zombie staffing company, come to work with them. Language barriers, arguments over the contents of the work fridge, and what a "promotion" really means are all addressed in this "Shaun of the Dead" meets "The Office" audiodrama.

Songonauts

Doc, Penny, and Jojo had a band that was going nowhere. Until they found a magical drum machine that transports them into their songs. From songwriter Jonathan Mann (Song-a-day) and producer Jonathan Mitchell (The Truth) comes a podcast inspired by 80’s cartoons about life as a struggling musician in the age of the internet.

Radiation World

An all original post-apocalyptic comedy audio series. In other words, everything you ever wanted. Three thousand years since nuclear devastation has razed society to nothing, humans have moved underground to eke out a meager survival while outside the wild has taken over, mutating beyond anything anyone can remember or imagine. When a group of mysterious visitors arrive on a ship, our heroes must make a quest across the wild, encountering an abundance of adventures along the way.

LifeAfter/The Message

From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series 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.

The Lovecraft Covenant

A serial killer stalks the shadows of New England. There is a shocking, impossible connection between his victims and the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. In this six-episode audio thriller podcast, FBI Agent Dolores Nayle and her team pursue a demented murderer into the heart of a macabre conspiracy.

Getting On with James Urbaniak

A monthly radio drama wherein the actor James Urbaniak navigates the darkly comedic recesses of his troubled yet charming mind. Different writer each episode. Contradictions abound!

The Legend of Nic and Joe

For centuries man has been fascinated by stories and once in a while, when the stars align, out of the rich tapestry of yarns comes a legend. This is The Legend of 'Nic and Joe' Nic Bowden and Joe Lister-Streep play Nic Bowden and Joe Lister-Streep; two struggling sitcom writers with a deadline to meet, but a severe case of writer's block. This is hardly surprising though as most of their time is spent becoming embroiled in a series of hair-brained schemes, meeting a plethora of colourful characters and indulging in a spot of casual violence.

Blood Culture

Explosive techno-thriller from Resonance 104.4FM. A’isha is just about holding down her job at the tech giant Meta before her old friend bursts in and accuses her boss of murder. She has to face up to what she has become, the lies that are woven in her past and the terrifying truth of what Meta are doing.

Tin Can

'Tin Can' is the story of Gene Reynolds, a pilot who becomes stranded alone in space after an accident aboard his ship.

Ray Gunn & Starburst

A science fiction/comedy audio drama sending up the tropes and tribulations of classic Science Fiction.

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.

66B Podcast

66B follows the adventures of Reagan and Annabelle as they move into a haunted flat.

Beware The Moon Wraith: The Orb of Phoebe

An ancient artifact of unfathomable power. An unseen enemy who knows how to wield it. A hero who can manifest his special ability three nights a month. A recipe for action and suspense or an open invention to a butt kicking? Find out in "Beware the Moon Wraith: The Orb of Phoebe", a ten part serial that pits the Moon Wraith, a vengeful ghost for justice, against cosmic forces contained within a sphere fashioned by the gods. Actually, a god. Okay, not a god but a titan, which is not quite a god but still pretty impressive. And the Moon Wraith is not really a ghost but a .... Tell you what, just download it and find out for yourself.