Audio Drama Recommendations: Completed Shows Jan 2020-

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Creation Date January 4th, 2020
Updated Date Updated April 24th, 2021
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This is a continuation of my previous list of recommendations for completed audio drama podcasts, starting with shows that end in Jan 2020. For the previous list, see https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Audio-Drama-Recommendations-Completed-Shows-2011-2019-107ZzlOvV0
  1. Shows that I loved

  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. *New episodes every Tuesday!* If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it? Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.
  4. 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!
  5. When a laboratory accident leads to electrocution and the accidental discovery of time travel, Doctor Petronella Sage, alongside her faithful friend and companion, Erasmus Savant, seizes the opportunity to make her mark in the annuls of history.
  6. What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.
  7. 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.
  8. Twenty years after Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, a man and a woman who were quarantined together as kids question the validity of their current romantic relationship. They salvage audio recordings left by their parents during the pandemic, our present, to come to terms with their trauma. This is a fictional audio drama that points out the humanity of our fateful present and examines the future we are helping to create for our children.
  9. 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.
  10. A darkly comic sci-fi audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend. Warning: adult language, portrays suicide and depression.
  11. An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.
  12. Two women, each marked by loss and linked together by a strange twist of fate, journey to an ancient city—a storied city without borders—in search of answers and escape. But what they discover there will change their lives in ways neither of them could expect. Two actors (Eboni Booth and Mary Cavett) play more than thirty characters on this wild ride through a city of doubles, monastic cheese, octogenarian vocalists, dizzying bureaucracy, ancient graves, and lives more expansive and singular and wondrous than found even in myths and legends.
  13. 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.
  14. Madame Magenta, psychic, medium, and inventor of the 'drink-along' audiobook, reads chapters from her best-seller*, 'Magenta is the Warmest Colour.' Meet Magenta, a woman with flexible morality, an array of tasteful turbans, and a case of fast-growing mystical powers. She also has two husbands, darling Bernard and less-than-darling Derrick. Fortunately, Derrick has been dead for some time. Less fortunately, death isn't much of an obstacle when you're a gifted medium, and Derrick has decided it's time to pay Magenta a visit from the Other Side. Because Derrick wants something, and he's willing to haunt Magenta for the rest of her life to get it. Magenta has three days to return husband no.1 to the Other Side, or she's stuck with him for good. Only dubious doings, dark magic and dealings with the criminal underworld can help her now! WARNING: Adults Only. Drink Responsibly. Don't Blame Us. *dependent on definition of 'best-seller'. www.longcatmedia.com
  15. 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. Pay us a visit in June 2018. Created by Sarah Kolb.
  16. A scripted, comedy podcast about modern dating. Follow Mike and Brad as they stumble through Tinder, Bumble, JSwipe, OKCupid, and other dating apps in their fruitless pursuit of love.
  1. Shows that I really liked

  2. 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.
  3. Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who'll help you win your bar fight. #audiofiction from @justinmclachlan and PlanetM.
  4. These recordings were emailed to us without explanation. The sender has not responded to any questions. We cannot confirm the veracity of the information contained within, but believe that the creator of these recordings is acting in good faith. The woman, who calls herself NORA, is investigating a strange series of events that wander between the boundaries of perception and reality. There is some suggestion of organized crime, paranormal influence, or perhaps simple madness. We will continue to make these available as they are sent to us. They present no danger to the listener and seem to provide a source of support for the creator.
  5. A High Fantasy Workplace Comedy Audio Drama Podcast
  6. Guided meditations and musings from your digital assistant.
  7. The Violet Hour presents - BETWEEN THE DEVIL. Craving adventure, a young girl in 18th century Europe stows away aboard her father’s newly-christened merchant ship. Instead of adventure she finds terror on the high seas, as rampant paranoia grips the crew, and unseen malevolent forces commandeer the vessel for their own purposes. Learn more at www.VioletHourMedia.com
  8. Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez it stars Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Adam Buxton, Kyle Kinane and Stephen Mangan. The cast also includes Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst.Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.
  9. An edgy scripted podcast that is equal part sit-com, rom-com, and hangout comedy.
  10. "Masala Jones" is an original narrative podcast created by Venk Potula and Leland Frankel.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. They say the new millennium began the day Progress was finished. A domed metropolis of the world's greatest minds, a permanent showcase of American ingenuity, built on the swamplands of Central Florida. In this self-styled city of the future, fifty thousand temporary residents, live, work, and occasionally, die.
  14. Adaptation of an old chestnut, Chekhov’s The Seagull
  15. In a world where it's too dangerous to go outside, a starry-eyed teen cellist risks leaving her apartment to win the love of the rebel punk next door. A twisted musical with a good, pure heart.Starring Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Marc Kudisch, Sarah Stiles, Taylor Trensch, Tony VincentBook by Jason Schafer, Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Lyrics by Harris DoranBased on a story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde’s fairytale “The Nightingale and the Rose”Directed and Edited by Harris DoranAudio Drama produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, in association with Kent Nicholson, Katie Rosin, Steve SaporitoOrchestrated by Bruce CoughlinAdditional production and orchestration by Arthur Lafrentz BaconRe-Recording Mixing by Ric Schnupp Sound Editing José VillamanSound Engineer Alan SealesSong recordings produced by Tim Andreasen with Søren Møller, Creative Producer, of the Fredericia Teater   Martin Konge, musical director and keyboardsSteffen Schackinger on guitarFlorian Navarro on reedsJakob Rosendahl Povisen on violinTobias Lautrup on celloAllan Nagel on bassLars Mollenberg on drums Song recordings Engineered by Brian MontgomeryVocals recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC, and the actors’ apartments during self isolationSongs in Episode 1The Prologue (And the Sun Didn't Rise Again)..... CompanyTwilight..... BronwynBleeding Love..... PuppyPlastic Rose..... BronwynSongs in Episode 2Up There..... Sweet William, The SuperUp There (reprise)..... The SuperThe Cello Lesson..... Madame FloyMaybe I Met A Girl..... Sweet WilliamIt's Just A Street..... BronwynSongs in Episode 3Lolli Pops..... LolliLolli's Popoff..... LolliIs This Summer?..... Puppy, BronwynIntruders..... Madame Floy, Sweet William, The Super, LolliThe Finale..... Company
  16. A clever teenage journalist comically recounts the events that lead to a beloved member of her community tragically dying in a freak, plague-related accident the week before Passover. Think Sliding Doors in a modern orthodox North Jersey community.
  17. A full cast audio drama adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. A patient awakes in a hospital. She is unable to remember who she is or how she got there, but she does know that she has to get out. She is urged to do something, something that is of vital importance....Four research scientists are freezing, terrified and together in the basement of the Institute of Plant Industry, forced to make impossible choices to protect life-saving seed samples against an invading army, a starving population and each other. Listen to these two worlds entwine in Seeds (Podcast pick of the week - The Guardian & The Sunday Times) a thrilling critically acclaimed podcast series inspired by the incredible true story of the world’s first seed bank. Starring Nina Sosanya, Graeme Rose, Jordon Kemp, Katy Stephens and Kirsty Rider Directed by Nicholas Pitt, Text by Nick Walker, music and sound design by Jon Ouin and produced by Johanna Taylor Artwork credit: Gemma Hattersley Supported by Arts Council England
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    The Huntington’s hit 2016 production of Mike Lew’s Tiger Style! has been newly recorded as an audio play, to be released weekly as a series of four podcast episodes with a companion podcast series "Exploring Tiger Style!" full of insightful conversations with artists, community members, and more! Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they’re epic failures: he’s just been passed up for promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious comedy examines race, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor.
  22. A podcast about a dragon epidemic recorded in the middle of a pandemic. The story takes place in the not so distant future, wherein there is an epidemic of women turning into dragons. It's fictional, don't worry, even if right at this moment a strange epidemic feels a little weirdly possible. * If you would like to be a part of making this show, we could use all the help we can get. Contribute to our Ko-Fi account here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany The Dragoning is produced by Messenger Theatre Company, a 501c3.
  23. The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester, New York in the 1840s, they were full of hope and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. Follow these brilliant, flawed, and rebellious activists with host Ashley C. Ford. Their message still matters. This six-part podcast is based on the play The Agitators; playwright Mat Smart used historical documents to imagine Susan and Frederick’s conversations. The Agitators is brought to listeners by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX.
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    Since childhood, Nicoletta Nowell and Sarah Locke were inseparable. But the start of eighth grade marked Nicoletta’s sudden transformation from best friend to relentless bully with seemingly no cause. Come December, Sarah is resigned to the new state of affairs until she is swept up in a plot to straighten her bully out by Colzsákos—a Christmas faerie of the Holly Court, specializing in reforming naughty children. It seems like a dream come true, but is Col as ‘good’ as he seems, and can his reformation methods be trusted? A little Mean Girls, a little A Christmas Carol, and a little Labyrinth, Nicked is a holiday faerie tale about good kids, bad kids, and best friendship gone cold.
  25. The world is changing. Will you change with it? “If Anyone Should Find This” is a new audio drama that follows two security guards as their lives are forever transformed. Season 1 now streaming. Connect with us on social media @findthispodcast
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    When young doctor, Izzy Casey, returns home to snowy Wisconsin for the Holidays, she falls head over heels for a hunky local shopkeeper. In the tone of Hallmark Christmas movies, this limited series scripted podcast is a stocking stuffed to the brim with romance, comedy, and embarrassing family members. It's comfort food for your ears this Holiday season. New Episodes each Tuesday in December.
  27. Iris blends cosmic horror and teen drama, telling the bone chilling journey of seventeen-year-old ballerina Isabella, who finds herself in a remote dance academy in the woods, unveiling a dark secret that could change her life forever.  Finding her place with an elite group of friends, Isabella agrees to partake in a ritual rumored to bestow upon them a chance at fame and notoriety. When the halfheartedly-believed ritual becomes wholly realized, Isabella must reckon with her ambition and its consequences.
  1. Shows that I liked

  2. A COVID-quarantined suburban dad starts listening to a 1940s radio show that shouldn’t exist. Then the show starts listening back. Comedy/HorrorAll episodes drop Halloween 2020.
  3. When Kate “ACunningPlan” Cunningham sparks up an online friendship with a fellow fanfiction writer it seems like the perfect distraction from a summer stuck in her hometown of Kamloops, B.C., not to mention the coming terrors of her final year of university and the Real Adult Future beyond. (Seriously, please don’t mention them.) After all, Hella--Enchanted is funny, smart and writes canon-divergent werewolf fic like no one else. She’s everything a fandom could ask for. But... what if she’s everything Kate could ask for, too?
  4. IMPORTANT! Start this story from Episode 1. Shark-Man is a 9 part series. It tells the story of Dewey Dorsalfine and his journey into shark magic and discovering his true shark nature on the Oregon Coast. This is a still fantasy story meant for the whole family. It involves silly language and magical thinking.
  5. On the outside Maddox, Loren and Stephanie go against the grain when it comes to sex. But as relationships shift and physical needs change, can they keep up with the facade? Follow these women on their journey as they navigate their personal and professional lives in Atlanta, where the sun isn’t the only thing that’s hot!
  6. A new sci-fi fiction podcast in the style of old radio adventure serials! Equipped with only her communicator ring, robotic arm and quick wit, Connie Cosmos fights all manner of fearsome foes. Join Connie and all her equally compelling friends as they tangle with the great galactic evil of Zander Zar. Can our heroes stop evil and still find their way back home to Earth? Find out on the exciting first season of Connie Cosmos!
  7. 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
  8. Sci-fi fiction podcast. Trapped on a space station orbiting Earth, a small army of human survivors prepares to battle the undead in space.
  9. A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.