Indie Audio Fantasy

A curated podcast list by Tal Minear
Creation Date November 9th, 2019
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Indie audio fiction shows in the Fantasy genre. Updated as I listen.

Modern Day Setting

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services
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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.
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Tal Minear

This show blew me away several times. It will probably make you cry at some point.
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Interference
2
Jacq is recording a D&D advice show, and when she plays it back, she realizes she was getting weird interference. Where is it coming from?
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Tal Minear

Queer rep! Trans rep! Romance! Mystery!
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Witches of the City
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Witches of the City is a podcast about magic and the power that comes with it. 15-year-old Lia Rowse is the youngest member of her coven and is completing her application to the Witchcraft Guild of North America. In Lia’s application tapes, she is required to answer a series of questions in order to prove why she should be accepted to the guild, But in answering these questions, Lia seems to have something to hide. But, then again, so does the Guild.
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Tal Minear

Witchcraft! Intrigue! What's going on with this guild? I want to know!
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The Viridian Wild
Mythozoologist Sebastian Verwood travels the world studying magical creatures.
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Tal Minear

The absolute excitement in Sebastian's voice as he describes the magical creatures he encounters will make you smile.
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Supernatural Sexuality with Dr Seabrooke
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Supernatural Sexuality with Dr Seabrooke is a fictional sex and romance advice radio show set in a world where monsters are real. Monsters and humans alike call in to noted folklorist, sexologist and relationship therapist Dr Olivia Seabrooke for help in finding ways forward on the issues that spring up in relationships where people’s needs, cultures and bodies are radically different. The world can seem hard and hopeless, but on this show, there is always a way forward, even if it’s hard to see at first.
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Tal Minear

Monsters are real... and they need relationship advice! This show is adorable.
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The Beacon
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.
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Tal Minear

Starts off leaning towards super heroes and super powers, but goes somewhere else... no spoilers.
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Mount Olympus University
3
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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Tal Minear

A school for mythological heroes? Sign me up!
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Love and Luck
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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Tal Minear

I'm not sure if this is fantasy but it has just a touch of magic so I put it on the list.
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"Classic" Fantasy Setting

Alba Salix, Royal Physician / The Axe & Crown
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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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Tal Minear

This show is really funny and stuffed full of shenanigans. Poor Alba needs a nap.
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Inn Between
A fantasy-adventure between adventures, wherein five heroes encounter monsters, magic, fighting, and friendship in the conveniently located Goblin’s Head Inn.
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Tal Minear

Cute adorable wonderful love these heroes love this show
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Sidequesting
Sidequesting is a fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot and doing sidequests instead. It follows Rion, an adventurer who’s willing to help out just about anyone - as long as they’re not being asked to deal with the scary wizard everyone keeps talking about.
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Tal Minear

This is my own show! :)
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The Prickwillow Papers
Sylda, a young half-elf, has just graduated from the College of Mages. And, joy of joys, she has also moved back in with her parents. Stuck in a dead-end town with no idea what to do, she begins writing a diary, hoping something interesting will happen. And, as luck would have it, something interesting DOES happen... 'The Prickwillow Papers' is a Snazzy Tapir Production.
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Tal Minear

Cute, adorable, and funny!
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??? Setting

Flyest Fables
Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.
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Tal Minear

This show switches from a modern day setting to a storybook fantasy world. The narration is beautiful and the transitions between worlds is seamless.
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CARAVAN
15
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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Tal Minear

It's set in the modern day but most of it takes place in a Canyon that I wouldn't say is a modern setting. It's also not classic fantasy. It's the wild west babey!
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Saffron and Peri
Saffron and Peri is a fantasy comedy that blends modern day life with classic fairytale elements. It follows the adventures of the loquacious Saffron, professional fairy godmother extraordinaire, and her best friend Peri, a djinnia who runs the Magic Support Department. Our story starts when they meet Tristan, an aspiring godparent in need of guidance.
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Tal Minear

It's not strictly "modern day" but it's not strictly "classic" either. It's kind of both! They fit together well in this show.
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