Audio Drama Recommendations : Ongoing Shows

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Creation Date October 8th, 2018
Updated Date Updated July 9th, 2020
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I've listened to about 1100 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-2011-2019-107ZzlOvV0
  1. Shows that I love

  2. Award Winning Sitcom || 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…
  3. The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.
  4. Take a trip back to swinging London in the early 1970s and meet Roy Steel, ex - big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, a brain in the shape of a man. Together they are The Monster Hunters. Their mission: to protect the country from vampires, werewolves and a whole pantheon of unmentionable terrors! Taking its cue from the classic period of British horror and adventure, the 1960s and 70s, The Monster Hunters is a comedy adventure series written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock.
  5. 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).
  6. The science fiction audio drama series produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. RELATIVITY is a science-fiction serial about a man marooned in space and the woman on Earth who struggles to keep him alive. Find out more at www.relativitypodcast.com!
  10. 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! For fans of The Good Place, Rick & Morty, Buffy, Mission to Zyxx, and Welcome to Night Vale.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Guided meditations and musings from your digital assistant.
  14. EXOPLANETARY is a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat. A science-fiction podrama ("podcast drama") featuring serialized space opera, adventure, and a healthy sense of humor. © 2014-2016, C. Christopher Hart, All Rights Reserved.
  1. Shows that I really like

  2. An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.
  3. Sabine Moriarty, a brilliant but reclusive mathematician, is caught between her criminal brother Jim and his rival- Sherlock Holmes.
  4. The Cryptid Cases tells the story of Mia Miller and Lucas Campbell. Old college friends who reunite after the disappearance of Mia's grandfather, Mia and Lucas set off to explore the world of monsters and myth in America.
  5. Moonbase Theta, Out – a sci-fi serial podcast by D.J. Sylvis
  6. Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment presents original radio plays and songs recorded before a LIVE audience at Stage773 in Chicago, IL.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Obituary Writer of Crestfall, Idaho 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. Releases every other week during season. 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.
  14. 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."
  15. The story of the world's most secret agents...the backups. For the first time in his career, Special Agent Chet Phillips has discovered that he can choose NOT to accept a mission! That means there's no choice but to send in the "B Team": A nervous pencil pusher promoted to the field, a computer hacker working off her sentence, a fading former sitcom star and a recently reassigned White House intern. A full cast comedy audio adventure with a new episode debuting each month!
  16. 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.
  17. Comedy sci-fi fiction || Start with 'Incoming' Commander Falconer is missing the war... Following years in front line combat, a decorated hero is posted to the remote ice plains of Pluto on her toughest mission yet: to oversee a small, dysfunctional research team. Oblivity is a comedy science fiction audiodrama about family, isolation and meteorites. “Oblivity is a fiercely good show. The cast are all top notch, the scripts crackle with absurdity, humor and action and the show has a unique energy that's just deeply, profoundly likable.” - The Full Lid newsletter. Visit www.oblivitypodcast.com and say hi on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! @oblivitypodcast
  18. Alyssa and Arnie, two podcast hosts who despise each other, find they have more in common than the same podcast title, Meet/Cute. This edgy, scripted podcast is equal part sit-com, rom-com, and hangout comedy.
  19. The Greer siblings have a lot on their plate- stressful jobs, southern heat, small town politics AND Cryptids with personal problems. Remember, normal is what you get used to. Harbor is an audio drama intended for mature audiences with instances of language, violence and implied sexual situations. Listener discretion is advised.
  20. What do you do when the sh*t has already hit the fan? A former comic book artist out to re-invent himself. His estranged sister who isn't ready to forgive. The mild-mannered accountant who loved them both. And the ever-expanding world around them all. Join Tommy Hanson and friends as they become the best versions of themselves by "Putting 2&2 Together."
  21. Three women. Three centuries. One haunting. Mirrors is a sci-fi ghost story from ZoomDoom Stories. Find out more at https://www.mirrorspodcast.com/ Our cover image is courtesy of the Wellcome Library and has been made available under Creative Commons License 4.0.
  22. Everyone thought Danny had gone missing. Towards the end of senior year she vanished, leaving everyone confused and devastated including her closest friend in the world, Becca. GASLIGHT picks up years later when Becca and her new husband receive a visitor during breakfast. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Kelsey Asbille, Taran Killam, John Gallagher Jr., Penelope Ann Miller, Chris Ellis and Amandla Stenberg. Written and directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. New episodes out DAILY through Thanksgiving! Visit qcodemedia.com for updates.
  23. I'm Robert Mueller and this is my report. / WARNING: Contains explicit language. A lot of it. // muellerpodcast.com // Twitter: @muellerpodcast // A Mad Realies podcast
  24. During their final performance, four stage magicians known as Smoke & Mirrors are cast into a world where an evil wizard has brought on a reign of terror. When deception is their only power, can they trick him into standing down or will he see through the facade and destroy them all?
  25. Starcalled is a science-fiction, action-adventure audio drama. Set in the galactic frontier, Starcalled follows the dangerous lives of Lieutenant Saranus Kron and Dr. Elona Zoren, two young officers in the 443rd Colonial Fleet Infantry, as they race to uncover a conspiracy under the ever looming specter of war. This narrative fiction podcast features a full cast, an original cinematic score, and immersive sound design. Intended for a mature audience. Listener discretion is advised.
  26. "Supernatural? We're not super anything. Just a little extra."Cab drivers have tall tales to share, even the vanillas. What if goblins, nationalists, and worse monsters stalked the night? Hapless half-demon Corin Black taxis creatures of the night through Baltimore's sin-soaked streets.
  27. There are very few moments in your life where you can do something radical for someone you love. Meet Riley and Render. Roommates. Best friends. There's just one small hitch. Riley is a young career-focused woman with a little bit of burnout and Render... well, he's a monster. When Render admits feelings of sadness over not knowing who he is or where he comes from, Riley makes a bold choice: find his family, whatever the cost. Have Monster, Will Travel: they're just two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime.
  28. The All-Arcadians is a fantasy radio play following a team of misfits attempting to find their way in the magical land of Arcadia. Through their series of dungeons and dragons inspired misadventures and conversations- chock full of pop culture and meta-references- the Arcadians learn who they are and what they mean to each other.
  29. Blood magic, Voodoo magic, old gods, new gods: We've got it all! Follow the story of misfits from all over the world, as they try to survive and protect their heritage from modern-day crusaders.
  30. Cruises are the murder capital of the sea and the sea is the murder capital of the world. One human has jurisdiction over international waters and she's here to tame the seas and water the skis.
  31. The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw is a fiction podcast about four queer and trans friends dating, crying, and waiting for the subway in New York City. Created by and starring Grace Joshua Byron, Anna Feldmann, Myrrh Crow, and Alana Ruiz.
  32. My name is Katherine Routledge. In 1914, I sailed from England to Easter Island, in the distant South Pacific, famous for its huge, stone statues. This is the story of a journey, and it is the story of a place. One that feels as near to me now as ever, even though I could hardly be farther away. This is The Mystery of Easter Island. Audio drama from Footsteps Media LLC.
  1. Shows that I like

  2. The world’s favorite new time podcast in the style of old-time radio. Here you can enjoy a sampling of classic live Thrilling Adventure Hour episodes, plus the complete Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury, the triumphant return of Sparks Nevada, Frank and Sadie Doyle, Colonel Tick-Tock, and all your favorite Thrilling characters, complete with a bold new cinematic sound. You'll also find some From the Vault episodes, never-before-heard live episodes from years past. Find the complete Thrilling Adventure back catalog plus libraries of classic segments and bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/thrillingadventurehour Produced 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.