Audio Drama Recommendations : Ongoing Shows

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Creation Date October 8th, 2018
Updated Date Updated March 17th, 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 are still ongoing. This list is continually updated. For my other list of completed shows, see https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Audio-Drama-Recommendations-Completed-Shows-2916

Shows that I love

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. Listen to season four (and season one) now exclusively on Stitcher Premium.

Wooden Overcoats

Award Winning Sitcom - Start with Season 1 Episode 1 || 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 Diarist ~ an audio drama

The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters.   After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hayes' bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Things are not always as they seem in this neo-noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.     The Diarist was written by Donna Barrow-Green.   Credits   Donna Barrow-Green, Writer, Co-Producer, Co-Director   Beth Ricketson (Andrea), Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director   Ryan Bowen (Richard), Actor, Co-Producer   Corinne Elena, (Margaret Hayes, Lucy), Actor    Darlene Sorensen, Actor (Mother, Ellen)   Eric Schniewind,, Actor (Father, Steven Morris)   Nikki Flinn, Actor (Velvet Maud)    Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth) Pierson Rintz, Actor (Doctor, various) Emerson McRaven, Actor (Various)   Ben Green, Sound Engineering Consultant Chad Thumann, Creative Consultant

The Monster Hunters

London, 1971. The forces of evil, so long lying dormant, are about to emerge to bring chaos and fear to the swinging streets of the Big Smoke. Who can stand in their way? Roy Steel, professional alcoholic, unprofessional womaniser & ex-big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, Professor of occult studies at London's London University and owner of the 2nd largest brain in Britain. Mix one part ‘Dracula: AD 1972’, one part ‘The Beast Must Die’ with a dash of ‘The Persuaders!’ The result: The Monster Hunters! "Crazy and hilarious" - Geek Syndicate

The Once And Future Nerd

When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizards and elves. THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD updates on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. For more, including series news, information about the cast and crew, and bonus content, visit onceandfuturenerd.com, and follow the show on Twitter (@_toafn).

Edict Zero - FIS

The science fiction audio drama series produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment.

Project STELLAR

Siblings Mike and Marie King are fresh out of school, ready for their usual run-of-the-mill summer vacation. However, close encounters of the freaky kind throw a wrench in their plans. Looks like they're not as alone in the universe as they thought.

The Far Meridian

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.

Gone

There’s no way to plan for being alone. There’s no way to plan for what comes next. This is a story about what happens when the world goes dark, and everyone else is gone. - New episodes every other Wednesday

Lesser Gods, An Audio Drama

Lesser Gods is a soundscaped, shifting perspective podcast. In a future where men and women are no longer able to reproduce, the five youngest people on Earth live a life of government subsidized excess. Rhea and the other Final Five only worry about drinking, sex, and partying as the object of everyone's obsession... Until they become someone's target. New Episodes Every Other Thursday Created by Colleen Scriven

Immunities

Immunities is an original audio drama about the survivors of an alien invasion, who have to decide what kind of life to lead surrounded by those who look like, and in some ways are, the people they used to know. It's science fiction, thriller, drama, and the rest of life all mixed together.

Too Old To Date

So you're single. You've tried Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, OKCupid, JSwipe, Christian Mingle, Farmers Only, Purrsonals. Shut up, we know you have. So we wrote a show about using them to find dates. Not an advice show, a scripted show. Like on TV, but you can't watch it. You can listen to it though, and imagine that we're more attractive than we really are. You can feel comfort in knowing that you're not alone. Well, technically we're all alone. We all die alone anyway. But this show is funny! Way funnier than dying alone. What's that, you're not single? You can listen too. But don't be smug about the fact that you're not enduring the torture that is dating apps. You probably fall asleep lonely while you're next to your spouse. You don't have to admit it, we know it's happening. It's fine, we're here for you.

The New Century Multiverse

Alternate history science-fiction adventure beginning just after the Civil War and spanning many worlds with many heroes. This is epic storytelling with action, romance, heartbreak and thrilling danger.

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!

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.

Story

Every season is a different fictional tale. A mini-series for the ears. Every season will introduce a new genre, a new plot, and new characters.

Roommate From Hell

Bea is an ancient demon who fought in the epic war against the tyrant god Yahweh. Claire works in...business. They're roommates in a fourth-floor walkup in Slope Hill, Brooklyn. And they have adventures!

Academicasaurus Podcast

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.

Superstition Podcast

Superstition is a southwestern gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona. Created by Sarah Kolb.

Shows that I really like

Fall of the House of Sunshine

The seralized comedy musical podcast adventure

L.I.V.E. Radio Theater

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment presents original radio plays and songs recorded before a LIVE audience at Stage773 in Chicago, IL.

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

Sage and Savant

Dr. Sage & Prof. Savant travel through time in an intense Steampunk adventure. After a laboratory accident, Dr Petronella Sage discovers she can rip her conscious mind from her body, flinging it uncontrollably through time and space to adventures she could only dream of back in her Victorian life at King’s College. Her friend, Professor Erasmus Savant joins her to provide the anthropological knowledge to quickly discern their time and destination. Reanimating dead bodies—a living body can only support one conscious mind—our heroes discover that death is no barrier to science, and only the beginning of their exploits.

Normally Ordinary

A fantasy podcast about a girl, superheroes and villains

Victoriocity

A detective comedy drama || Even Greater London, 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions.

Unplaced | an audio drama

Unplaced tells the story of a woman who wakes up one day to find that no one can see or hear her, and everyone she knows is slowly forgetting about her. That would be weird enough…but after a few weeks of being invisible, she finds she’s not the only being other people can’t see.

The Amelia Project

The Amelia Project offers a very special service: Faking its clients' deaths! Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, politicians and celebrities, all desperate to disappear and start over... But how long can the secrecy last? For credits, release schedule and more information see ameliapodcast.com. Start with episode 1.

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.

Dark Ages

High fantasy. High culture. Low attendance. For the staff of the Rivercliffe Museum of Mostly Natural Histories, the only thing harder than attracting patrons is suffering each other.

Tides

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. . .

Joseph: Season 1 - The Revenge of Opus

Joseph - The Audio Drama Series. Season 1: The Revenge of Opus. Joseph is an Ear Epic Production where we make movies for your mind.

Project Nova

Project Nova is an original Science Fiction audio drama created by Aaron Sarka and produced by Evil Kitten Productions. This fully produced audio drama follows the four subjects of a secret scientific experiment as they attempt to figure out the goal of the mysterious Project Nova.Learn more atprojectnovapod.wixsite.com/nova

Inn Between

A fantasy-adventure between adventures, wherein five heroes encounter monsters, magic, fighting, and friendship in the conveniently located Goblin’s Head Inn.

Red Rhino

WES WHITTAKER is a high school boy who gets superpowers... that are really lame. Despite his undesirable circumstances, Wes and the mysterious Timeline Keeper, EVANGELINE, must learn how to use his annoying powers to save his family... and his timeline. Through lies, conspiracies, and high school trauma, Red Rhino is a story about family, growing up, choices, and responsibility.

Pinot Noir

Private eye (and public nuisance) Spotty Johnson is known for piercing deductions and questionable decision making. Pinot Noir is a scripted mystery podcast . . . performed very, very drunk. Glug glug glug glug. @pinotpodcast

Monday Matinee

New snarky meta-natural speculative fiction delivered every Monday!

Death by Dying

'Death by Dying' is a dark comedy audio drama that serves as the obituary column for the charming town of Crestfall, Idaho. The Obituary Writer finds himself deeply in over his head as he investigates a series of strange and mysterious deaths… when he is supposed to simply be writing obituaries. Along the way he encounters murderous farmers, man-eating cats, haunted bicycles, and a healthy dose of ominous shadows.

BS de Résistance - A Fever Dream of the Trump Years

A fast-paced, deliciously irreverent and deliriously immersive political satire, BS de Résistance follows the adventures of a Texas mom and her precocious four-year-old son as they are unwittingly drawn into the shadowy struggle between the Deep State and its enemies. And there's a song in every episode! New episodes drop on the 5th, 15th and 25th of each month. Listeners can email us at bsderesistance@gmail.com or at our toll-free comment line: 1-8-666-CALL-BS (1-866-622-5527).

Mount Olympus University

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.

The Van

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?

The Call of the Flame

An epic fantasy, in Audio Drama format. The journey of Bri, and her travels along with her Orc, Elvan, Dwarven, and Halfin companions as she seeks to redeem her father, for murdering the Chieftan of Gods, and restore the balance of magic in the world.

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.

Timestorm

Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media. When twelve-year-old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura are sucked into an inter-dimensional portal, they meet a distant cousin who presents them with an incredible mission: travel through time to uncover hidden moments from their culture’s past. Witness. Find. Remember. Timestorm Produced by Cocotazo Media Created and written by Dania Ramos Audio design and engineering by Michael Aquino CocotazoMedia.com/timestorm

Fracture

Field Officer 60302 Gwen Ortiz is a glass-mender in charge of investigating the shattering incident, an event where every piece of glass within a five mile radius was blown to smithereens. During her investigation, she becomes entangled in an old friendship, one that drags her into the underbelly of [Redacted] City.

Station Blue

Desperate to find meaning in his life, troubled Matthew Leads takes a job as the caretaker of an Antarctic Research Facility. An atmospheric isolation horror following his struggles with mental illness, a broken heart and the suffocating presence of Station Blue.

ImagiNate Series

An audiobook adventure series for kids! Imaginative middle schooler, Nate Spelling, refuses to trade his favorite past time of playing pretend for the boring life of texting and tweeting that is becoming the social status quo. But when the crazy inventions of his mind start appearing in real life, his pathetic popularity becomes the least of his worries. Nate's powers make him the target of a secret society with plans of global domination and he'll discover that his new abilities are part of an unseen world filled with creativity, danger, and adventure beyond even his wildest imagination. Season one is titled "The Man with the Red Umbrella."

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.

Jabberwocky Audio Theater

Jabberwocky Audio Theater (aka JAT) is a group of storytellers writing, recording, and podcasting out of Deepest Springfield. Inspired by the classic shows of Radio’s Golden Age, JAT aims to create well-crafted tales to entertain and engross modern audiences. Learn more about us at www.jabberaudio.com. We hope you join us on the journey.

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.

Mission To Zyxx

An improvised science fiction sitcom following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant… better known as the "ass end of space."

Shows that I like

District Queen

"District Queen" is a sexy crime drama series about Margo, a young flight attendant, who has grown tired of her mundane life but soon finds adventure in a exciting mysterious man. District Queen was created/executive produced by Akiya McKnight and written/direct by Zell Gaymon. Starring @MikiaJeter @PhoenixWashington @KhalimahG @ToyaMNelson Follow @visionarherProductions for all updates. #DistrictQueen

Fireside Radio Theatre

Fireside Radio Theatre presents original stories as well as adaptations of classic works of literature as digital broadcasts for podcast listeners. With a collection of Fireside Archive recordings spanning five previous seasons and an exciting lineup of future broadcasts, Fireside Radio Theatre's mission is to translate the drama and imagination of the Golden Age of Radio to a modern listener's experience. ​ ​

The Hawk Chronicles

Detective Kate Hawk goes from fighting crime in the streets of Baltimore, to crimes in the Galaxy as an Inter-Galactic Defense Force Agent. It is a hard science based sci-fi adventure.

Eleanor Amplified

Eleanor Amplified is an adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as the world-famous radio reporter Eleanor foils devious plots and outwits crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story… Like all the public media shows you love, Eleanor Amplified is entertaining and informative. Eleanor will spark laughter and conversation the whole family will enjoy, while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future. Eleanor Amplified is a production of WHYY in Philadelphia. It was created by John Sheehan, Manager of On-Demand Audio & Podcasts at WHYY, and formerly a producer of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. It is appropriate for kids of all ages and recommended for kids ages 8-12.

The Truth

THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

The Lesbian Romantic

Lesbian romance stories brought to you as an immersive podcast. Created to make you smile, blush or keep you on the edge of your seat. Listen with headphones to immerse yourself fully! New chapter every Tuesday.

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.

The London Necropolis Railway

The London Necropolis Railway is a brand new, full cast audio drama podcast premiering fall 2018. The story takes place in London’s underground system where an organisation called The London Necropolis Railway moves the souls of the dead out of London to avoid the city getting overrun with hauntings. Barney works at the LNR, he’s one of the ghouls whose job it is to ensure that the souls end up on the trains that take them to the hereafter. He is bored with his job and tired of his endless existens when one day a soul refuses get on the train. The soul, a private investigator named Agnes, convinces Barney to help her catch the demon she was hunting when she died. Together they have to confront his boss, the demon that wants them dead, and even death itself. The show is is inspired by the real London Necropolis Railway which was active from the middle of the 1800s to the middle of the 1900s. It was a train line that moved dead bodies out of London to a cemetery 40 minutes outside of the city. The BBC has called it ‘the spookiest, strangest train line in British history.’ The podcast is part of denandrasidan.se - a project based in Sweden that uses fiction to tackle difficult themes such as death, suicide, and existential questions in a way that makes them approachable for young people.The goal is to create platforms online that can both encourage young people to share their thoughts and emotions around the subject, and to show them that they are not alone in their experiences. CAST Alex Lawther as Barney Olga Amelia Silkina as Agnes Charlie Vero-Martin as Siobhan Connor Jones as the Head Collector Patrik Karlson as Peter CREW Writer and Director: Hillevi Gustafson Sound designer: Mathias Schlegel Producer: Amanda Romare First Assistant Director: Adina Romare Production Assistant: Maja Lindberg LNR is made possible by the support of Allmänna Arvsfonden, Region Skånes Sociala Investeringsfond, and BoostHbg.

Paralyzed

This fictional podcast follows David, a chronic sufferer of sleep paralysis on his annual camping trip with friends. But something evil from his dreams awaits.

Starlight Radio Dreams

Starlight Radio Dreams is a smorgasbord of auditory entertainment, combining classic radio drama-style serials with comedic sketches and improv. Join up-and-coming Internet celebrity Devin Showtime and her uncle, former Hollywood great Burlington Showtime, as they host a series of hilarious antics, fabulous guests, and amazing stories.

BRASS

The Adventures of the Family Brass are detailed in this exciting Steampunk adventure serial. A clan of Victorian science geniuses (Lord Brass an inventor and tactician, Lady Brass a Sherlock-level detective, son Cyril a martial artist savant and daughter Gwendolyn an acrobat and mistress of disguise) take on a mysterious Crime Minister for control of a London very different from the one in our history books.

Seat of Our Pants Players' Podcast

Audio Dramas to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Okay, mostly the tickling part. Life's too short to be taken seriously. It's also too short for a lot of rehearsals when you have day jobs, thus the name.

Theatre of Tomorrow

This is an anthology science-fiction audio drama. But this isn't a standard 'speak into the mic in a closet' pod cast. We spend hours developing and editing each episode for a rich and polished radio experience. Highly recommended for listeners looking for well written, well acted, and the best production value available. A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! Hear an interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow! Full seasons and stand alone episodes with more coming every month! ALL EYES FORWARD

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.