Lightearted Audio Fiction!

A curated podcast list by Tal Minear
Creation Date November 9th, 2019
Updated Date Updated November 12th, 2019
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These are my feel good shows! Sometimes things go wrong, but you still have a feeling it'll be okay in the end.
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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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Alba is just trying to run a respectable house of healing but people's shenanigans keep getting in the way - mostly those of her assistants. Good thing they're so endearing. This show is wonderful and hilarious.
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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.
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This is made by Gimlet, so the production quality is stunning. The story is what I'm here for though, and it is CUTE. The ending left my squee-ing in my seat at work.
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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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It's the story of a reluctant adventuring group turned found family. Every single one of these heroes must be protected at all costs. I love them all so much.
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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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This is my own show, so I get every say in how lighthearted it is. We're ignoring the main plot here, so things are pretty chill.
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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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A human and an orc meet by interrupting each other’s broadcasts and then work together to find out what’s going on. Oh, and they start falling for each other. ADORABLE!
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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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Pandora, host of the show and lovely anxious bean, is so relatable. She forms new connections with her peers and grows in confidence on her radio show and you can't help but cheer her on.
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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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Sylda is both ever suffering and ever helpful, somehow. She runs into lots of very unique characters (or rather, they run into her), and it makes for a really cute show.
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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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Peri is an absolute cinnamon roll, to good for this world. She's just trying her best to help folks out, and she calls in favors from lots of friends to solve very bizarre situations. It's a cute show.
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Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.
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The fables sure are the flyest. Morgan's narration is beautiful and the stories he tells are incredibly immersive. Both fantasy world and modern world play a part, and the flow back and forth is amazing.
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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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Twins travel through time to preserve true history! They're tasked with retrieving artifacts from throughout time, while keeping their adventures a secret in their own dimension. You know they're gonna succeed, the only question is how.
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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.
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Feston is the most optimistic space tourist the universe has ever encountered. His friendliness and absolute excitement with everything will get him out of any sticky situation he might encounter.
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The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients' deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists... and cocoa. Start with episode 1.
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This show is absolutely hilarious. The agency helps people fake their death in the most absurd situations, and pull it off!
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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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People (including monsters, ghosts, cryptids, etc...) call in to Dr Seabrooke for relationship help, and she has great advice!
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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
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This is a really cute, romantic show!
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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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It's a space sitcom full of wacky hi-jinks and shenanigans.
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Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
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?
Sam always wanted to explore space. And she is in space. Unfortunately she isn't exploring. She's archiving. Yep. Things can only get better, right? Join Sam as she navigates the pitfalls of space legislature, narrowly avoids 'detention', repeatedly fixes her broken down space-ship and glitching A.I. companion and... oh yes... discovers stuff.
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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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