Sci-fi Serial

A curated podcast list by
BCBartels
Creation Date July 5th, 2019
Updated Date Updated August 21st, 2019
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Science Fiction stories that follow a series
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When a supernatural threat drives mankind to the point of extinction, survivors around the globe struggle to endure in a world with just three rules: Do not look outside. Do not look at the sky. Do not make noise.
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A+ quality. Like listening to a movie. Although Post Apoc, story is entwined and interesting.
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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.
Earthkiller, Episode 1: "The Messiah Awakes." HEL3N wakes up on a space station under attack, and doesn't know which side she's on.
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A+ Production. "Aliens" like story. Episodes are quite short.
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Project Nova is an original science fiction audio drama podcast 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 awaken to find themselves as the subjects of the mysterious Project Nova.
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Keeps your interest to see what's going to happen next. I wonder if they'll have any more seasons.
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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.
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Mild and slow story, mostly narration. I really liked it because you become emotionally involved with the protagonist.
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Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
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Journal Narrative - Audio Drama. Starts out slow, builds to an interesting story. Acting is theatrical. I respect the actor/write, Sarah Rhey Werner, because of her other podcast, Write Now.
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Nolira is an agronomist tasked with establishing agriculture in a new solar system, but when she wakes up on a now- empty colony ship, the whole of her plan disappears. The ship has been set adrift, with numerous mission-critical problems requiring immediate attendance outside of her area of expertise. Nolira is aided by the ship’s malfunctioning AI, which acts as her confidant and companion during the fight for survival.
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Journal. Enough foley, flashbacks, etc, to make it an AD.
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From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, The Message and its sequel, LifeAfter, take listeners on journeys to the limits of technology. In The Message, an alien transmission from decades ago becomes an urgent puzzle with life or death consequences. In LifeAfter, Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, 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. Winner of the Cannes Gold Lion.
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BCBartels

A+. Great production and story.
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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.
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The Earth has been destroyed. For the crew of the Exodus, the planet Sumeria may be their last hope. This action-packed serial podcast is presented in 3-D, binaural sound. This is Sumeria.
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The Adventures of the Family Brass are detailed in this exciting 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.
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Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected. Directed by Sebastian Silva; written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby; executive produced by Mimi O'Donnell; produced by April Lamb, Katie Pastore and Matthew Boll; associate produced by MR Daniel; sound design and editing by Ryan Billia; mixed by Matthew Boll; score by Daniel Brunelle; Special thanks to Mary-Kim Arnold, Eli Horowitz, Corinna Vallianatos and Alex Blumberg. Sandra is a production of Gimlet Media.
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A+ quality and story.
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The Tales of Sage and Savant is a monthly audio-drama podcast where Dr Petronella Sage strives to understand the power of Transmigration–the ability to transport her conscious mind through time and space into the bodies of dead people. With her friend, Professor Erasmus Savant, Sage explores past, present, and future, in a wild journey to prove Death is no barrier to Science.
When it comes to hacking code Anica couldn’t be happier. It’s when things start to glitch in the real world that she starts to worry. Anica finds that the road to discovery is not what it seems.
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A+ quality. Interesting story even though the theme isn't that unique.
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Deadly conspiracies in the pitch black alleys of occupied europe. Ancient horrors stalking the mist shrouded jungles of the south Pacific. Axis superweapons unleashed on the beaches of Normandy. Get in the fight.
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Great audio acting and foley. Story seems "classic" WW2 action mixed with fantasy elements.
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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
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Journal Narrative. A+ Production from BBC. This is a different concept than your typical "sci-fi". More of rain forest sound journey of discovery. Clever additions to each episode is a discussion about rain forests and a nature soundtrack to enjoy. I'm not big into nature, but the story is compelling enough to keep me listening.
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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!

Cyberpunk

Under the Electric Stars is a cyberpunk adventure about Metropolis West, one of the last cities standing after a nuclear war. Caine Reyes, the fastest driver in the Metropolis, has been trying to pay back the debt their family fell into years ago. After their bot gets broken, Caine runs into the rebel group Zero Zero and gets caught up in the rising revolution.
After the death of her father, Isabel Barton becomes the President of BartWorks, which manufactures Androids and hyper-realistic prosthetics. When her estranged brother returns home to destroy the family business, she uncovers dark secrets that could change the course of human history. Safeguards is an Audio Drama Series written and produced by Ashley Briggs and starring Victoria Juan. Edited by Sam Ashley from Nightcall Sound and "Team Briggs Productions"

Comedy

A darkly comic sci-fi audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend.
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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.

On the Bottom Shelf...

The year is 2172 and the world is dying. A small fraction of the Earth's former biosphere remains. The world is running out of food. During these hard times part of the human population has gone sterile. There has been massive inbreeding and genetic distortions. However, teams of scientists and military personnel tasked with finding a way to save humanity from extinction are confronted with a possible opportunity: an exoplanet near the Proxima Centauri system is discovered. Over the course of 73 years, this discovery of the exoplanet sparks a series of probe and AI missions--all leading to the realization that a new branch of humanity has arisen on Arca-45672. Now, as the Earth's biosphere collapses, governments and military organizations scramble as they see potential salvation for their dying species in this exoplanet. But should humanity be content to merely survive?
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I really lost interest in the show after several episodes. Plot is kinda slow.
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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”.
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BCBartels

The story (although good) is heavy on the politics which made me lose interest. Not even Ms. Agutter could keep me on track. Otherwise, sound and production is top notch.
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A team of time travelers discover a terrible truth. The chronicles we’ve known may not be our past, it could have been altered, our memories changed and history itself set on a different path. They investigate these anomalies, traveling to different periods of our ancient history to stop the malevolent enemy trying to write a new chapter in humanity’s story. They are our only defense, heroes of ages ago, today, and the Future. They are…the Continuum Force. (Audio Fiction | Science Fiction | Ancient Aliens)
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BCBartels

B quality. Good story writing. I'll keep listening.
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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 Part 2 Coming Soon
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BCBartels

Journal narrative. The premise seems too unrealistic, even for a sci-fi universe.
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Into the Garbage...

New episodes every Wednesday. A fully-cast murder mystery podcast following forensic Pathologist, Jon Spacer, as he solves crimes by talking to the ghost of the victim during the autopsy. With a skeptical sheriff always looking over Jon's shoulder, a potential serial killer on the loose, and victims who don't always want to tell the truth, moving to Springfield might be the worst decision Jon's ever made. This little town not only boasts an unusually high mortality rate in the US, it also has some of the strangest ways to die.
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B quality. Explicit Language. LGBT References. This is an audio version of the TV show "Medium".
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A science fiction audio drama/audio fiction podcast about AI and evil corporations, and the terrible things that happen when those things begin to mix.
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I couldn't finish the first episode. Bad sound quality, poor acting, no foley, and too much unnecessary explicit language.
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The Network makes sure Profiles eat right & stay focused but No. 24 - thanks to the sudden appearance of a mysterious bird - is finding that difficult.
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Narration...almost an audiobook. Short 8 minute episodes. Didn't keep my interest.
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A paranoid ex-reporter, a wealthy trust fund kid, a Norwegian gamer, and a party girl, aided by their handler, a sarcastic researcher, participate in a scientific study monitoring their physical and mental reactions to a series of virtual reality simulations with a significant monetary reward.
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B quality. I didn't go beyond the first episode.
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Join Sherriff Erasmus Dagger as he defends the city of New Chicago in the year 2999! Complete with a femme fatale love interest, an evil villain, and an annoying landlady, Erasmus Dagger tells a comedic tale that simultaneously parodies and pays homage to the sci-fi and western radio plays of the 1940s and 50s.
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Unnecessary Explicit Language. I didn't laugh much nor did I realize that it was supposed to be Sci-Fi.
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A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end.
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Journal Narrative. Unfortunately the "story" is not in chronological order making it hard to follow.
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Haven't Listened Yet...

Set in the year 2149, the human race has ventured out into the stars where they have encountered The Sovereign; a galactic kingdom encompassing thousands of planets and hundreds of species. However they did not find it a warm welcome. Due to their violent and greedy history, humanity is mistrusted and looked upon with disdain, and so survive on the lowest fringes of society. On the distant slum world of Orienna Four, a human girl named Kora is looking for a way to get out of this moon sized purgatory, an escape…an adventure! And so she signs up to join the crew of a small mercenary ship called The Renegade. With a disconcerting amount of gunfire directed towards her, a new arch-enemy by proxy, an heirloom with more importance than anyone realises, and some strange new crewmates, Kora discovers she is stronger than she ever imagined, and a universe of trouble awaiting her.
The tale of Taylor Hebert, a girl with an unusual superpower in a world where heroes and villains are a cornerstone of society but who never reveal their entire hand.
A radio frequency playing from another universe.
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.
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Marsfall follows some of the earliest colonists to settle on Mars in the year 2047, and each episode continues the story from a different character’s perspective. Led by their fearless commander Jacki O’Rania, and assisted by the colonial artificial intelligence unit ANDI, they strive to make a home on the Red Planet while exploring its deeper mysteries. Balancing tension and humor, this sci-fi audio drama reinvents the radio play for the twenty-first century.
In 2057, the international space exploration conglomerate MECTI (Mars Exploration, Colonization and Terraformation Initiative) sends the first two manned missions to Mars, in an attempt to not only land the crew safely on the surface, but to have this small collection of humans establish the first permanent foothold on another planet. Transmissions From Colony One tells the story of these first humans, who volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars, and constantly struggle with their decision to give up everything about their past lives for a harsh existence in the most unforgiving environment imaginable.
A Space Horror series in the vein of Dead Space and Event Horizon, The Vessel features a large cast of characters aboard a massive spacecraft. The ship begins to experience strange attacks shortly after one inhabitant is woken from cryosleep. Written by Brian Martinez and performed by Jason Hill. http://thevesselishere.com
On a deserted stretch of highway, Greg and Stacy Carlson stumble on a faint radio broadcast at the end of the AM dial. What sounds like your average radio sermon reveals itself to be something far more sinister. Strangely fascinated, Greg becomes obsessed with investigating the source of the broadcast. His subsequent disappearance leaves Stacy alone, bewildered, terrified . . . and on a quest for the truth.
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I cannot file reference to where to download the episodes.
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Imagine getting a distress call and going to investigate it. Only when you get there, it’s quiet, and no one is around. What happened? Where is everyone? What the hell is going on? Listen to The Haven Chronicles to find out.
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I cannot file reference to where to download the episodes.
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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.