Australian Fiction Podcasts

A curated podcast list by Passer Vulpes Productions
Creation Date November 10th, 2019
Updated Date Updated March 26th, 2020
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Fiction Podcasts from Down Under! Come listen to some great yarns from the Sunburnt Country, made in or by Australians!

Scripted Longform Audio Fiction

A team of xenoarchaeologists travel to distant worlds searching for traces of a now-vanished alien race. Each season brings a new site, new secrets and new dangers.
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SAG fm plays soft adult grooves and it also plays host to endless behind the scenes disasters. Can radio announcer and argument enthusiast Ray Easton get his station to number one in a workplace where the only thing more toxic than the staff’s attitude is the coffee? A seven part sitcom podcast by writer/producer Ben Ryan that will have you saying “I wake up with SAG!”
B.S Cryptid is a fictional audio drama. Listen in as two Australians, Bea and Sarina, traverse the United States and encounter weird cats, eerie forests and the quaintest of tea parties in pursuit of elusive cryptids and legends. B.S Cryptid is a SYN Media Podcast. It was made possible with support from Creative Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
CountryLine is Australia's premier fake rural news podcast, bringing you insights into bush characters, coverage of bush issues and stories from the bush about people living in the bush with hearts for the bush.
Danson is a fictional audio drama series based in Alabama. The story follows Detective Sharon Howl as she uncovers the truth behind the law and people of Creek County. During season 1, a group of high school friends get into an altercation with bully while defending his latest victim. The results of that day set things in motion that will forever change Sharon, the boys and the community.
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Exit Plan is the story or rather collected journals of a nameless man who lives in Australia and has to deal with some threat or confrontation left unsaid so far. He has released his audio journals to provide information and context around what he has to do and to explain his situation. Is this for real or it is just an urban fantasy delivered in character? I don’t know. I was contacted anonymously to edit and post this podcast. I’ve called it Exit Plan. My instructions were to download individual audio files and stitch them together. I added some theme music to the front because that’s the way serialised fiction podcasts are presented I guess. I wasn’t given any particular instructions except to stress that this is real and not fiction. But I find that hard to believe. Still I do as I am paid to do.
Award-winning audio fiction series from the ABC. Walk the streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne, shaped by gangsters, migrants, Aboriginal activists, the working poor. Now, it’s fancy shops and hipster bars. Until you really look.
'The Glam Gizmo' is a fictional Sci-Fi / Supernatural / Fantasy audio drama adventure made in Melbourne, Australia, featuring a host of intriguing characters, bizarre monsters and terrifying truths.  
The Graduate's Cup follows students from East Keilor High School as they react to a controversial new trial allowing girls to participate in the top male soccer league. Full of drama and conflict, the podcast examines the relationship men and women have with the world of soccer. The Graduate's Cup is a SYN Media Podcast. It was made possible with support from Creative Victoria and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
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.
Lost in The Other Realm, past and future secrets unravel for a red knight and her feline sidekick.
Nym's Nebulous Notions is a science fiction podcast in which we follow our intrepid conspiracy investigator Nym as she seeks The Truth about a mysterious signal that she's intercepted. NNN will take you to a mysterious ship abandoned in the dead of space, and then ask you what exactly you expected to find there.
A podcast soap opera following the Drummond family and the Bannister clan as they try to work together to build a theatre company.
Six Cold Feet is a fiction podcast about musicians in trouble written by J.M. Donellan and starring Melanie Zanetti, Jessica McGaw and Tom Yaxley.
An australiana romantic horror musical podcast about two young lovers trying to chase their dreams against the backdrop of an abattoir in a jaded small Aussie town. Music by Tennessee Ham (listen on Spotify/iTunes).
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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Buried in the forests of Oregon and built thoughtlessly atop a fault line, the small community of Spasming Hill is home to friendly people, good clean living, and a mayor and her monstrous doppelganger that prowl the streets at night.
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Check yourself into The Tokyo Hotel. An eight-part comedy radio series.
A fictional radio program that tells the story of two young employees of a fantasy supermarket called Troll Foods. The story follows the two girls, Milly and Florence, on their adventures together in store – whether it's dealing with spells going wrong, difficult customers or the ever elusive but very alarming store ‘management’. The focus is on the two girls’ friendship and the way they overcome problems (both physical and emotional) together, usually joined by some wacky side characters along the way. Troll Foods is a Radio Drama (Comedy), airing on SYN 90.7FM @ 4PM on Sundays. Catch up with podcasted episodes on iTunes or Omny! Show Creators: Gill Langford, Merryn McDonnell and Evrim Sen.
Sam Crowe has always had the worst of luck, but in his ever optimistic view of the world, heads to Boston to pursue a life-long dream. Aaron Bazil has been pretty lucky with his career, but with it came a cynical view of the world. Together, they change each other for the better and for worse.
Justintertainment presents a story of desperation and suspense. A 5-chapter auditory thrill-ride of intrigue and mystery that unravels fact from fiction in the exploration of truth amid a world of monsters and men. A desperate man's fight to prove his innocence in the wake of his family's mysterious disappearance in the Grampians National Park. A punishing search for truth and identity amid an unending tangle of twists, turns and lies. 'Yowie' is an emotionally escalating podcast mini-series with an authentic Australian voice. A nod to the radio serials of the past, infused with the sounds and technology of today. TV for the ears; a fictional, storytelling series to inspire a new standard in the creative landscape of Australian podcasting.

Anthology Series

By the Billabong is a nine part radio drama. Come join the swagman by the billabong as he takes you on a journey across space and time, far far away and just next door.
Short stories and skits of varying lengths and writing styles are narrated, performed and dramatized by skilled actors. Either choose them at random, or select your favorite literary genre according to your mood. Crime Without Grime may be lighthearted or murder most foul; The Spouse Trap covers marital discord which may be funny or may be dark; Life In The Slow Lane offers anecdotal stories from suburbia that may make you laugh - or cry, while Wannarbee Bond is a pulp fiction spoof with overtones of Mickey Spillane. There are also stories that you may find Makes You Think and will provide a conversation thread with friends who are fellow listeners. But at all times we hope you will find stories to interest, intrigue and enjoy.
Indian Noir is a critically acclaimed, chart-topping podcast featuring thrilling crime and horror audio stories set in India, featuring Indian characters. Indian Noir has been featured in the CBC, The Hindu, Times of India, ABC National Radio, Mashable, Reader's Digest India, Men's World, Your Story and other media outlets. It has won rave reviews on major podcasting platforms from critics and listeners alike and is a chart-topper on the global Apple & Spotify Podcast Fiction and Drama charts. It also has blockbuster ratings on JioSaavn, Gaana and other major Indian audio streaming apps. Indian Noir is voiced by Nikesh Murali, a professional voice actor and an Amazon bestselling, Commonwealth Short Story Prize and DWL Story Prize-winning writer. Nikesh has also received honourable mentions for the Katha Short Story Prize twice. Nikesh was among the top creative talents from India (including Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Tabu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui) selected to create original shows for Audible Suno. Nikesh is the author of a multi-award winning, Amazon bestselling short story collection 'The Killing fields'. His novel 'His Night Begins', which was praised by Crime Fiction Lover magazine for its 'terse action scenes and brutal energy', was released to critical acclaim and earned him the tag of the 'most hardboiled of Indian crime writers' from World Literature Today Journal. Nikesh is also an internationally acclaimed spoken poetry artist. His readings of some of the greatest poets of this generation on Twitter & Instagram (@_nikeshmurali) are viral sensations, which have been viewed over a million times. His work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry in 2007. Rating: This podcast is rated R 18+. It may contain classifiable elements such as violence, sex scenes and drug use that are high in impact. Trigger Warning: This podcast may contain information which may be triggering to survivors of sexual assault, violence, drug abuse or mental health issues.
Modern Myths & Legends presents bite sized stories in a modern setting. Modern Myths & Legends: where the tools of this world give you the tools for your world.
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling tales of dread. Join him and the horrifying inhabitants of the fevered imaginations of our selected writers each fortnight for your regular dose of unease on NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS: short stories and mutterings from the wrong side of midnight.
The ABC's place for creative audio fiction from Australia's best writers and emerging creators. Thought-provoking writing and sumptuous sound design.
Fiction from Sydney, and beyond. Hosted and produced by Zacha Rosen, for FBi Radio.
Passer Vulpes Presents is a collection of assorted short or one-off audio pieces produced by Passer Vulpes Productions outside of our longform shows. Soundscaped poetry, audio drama vignettes, short stories and more can be found in Passer Vulpes Presents.
Samsara's Dramas is a fiction podcast featuring scripts from the pen of Samsara. Crossing all genre, the scripts may be for film or stage, or specifically for podcasting, and the stories are acted out by an amazing ensemble of actors for your listening pleasure.
A random prompt; a random script; a random writer; every episode. The Script Roulette Podcast offers a space for up and coming story tellers to write, have their work produced and for listeners to hear the behind the scenes production of the making of an audio drama. From the writing process, the actors cold read to the final product of finished work. We’re here to expose new stories, new writers and the creative process of making a play!
Join with Hail and Well Met as they showcase author submitted stories in a fully soundscaped audio drama podcast. From horror to fantasy, sci-fi to romance and everything in between, each episode provides a unique story for your listening pleasure.
Dedicated to providing narration and audio drama fiction, and non-fiction stories from all around the world. With 450+ episodes and three episodes a week, you'll never run out of stories to listen to. See below for more on the show! What stories do I share? Nosleep Creepypasta Folk Stories Remastered Old Time Radio Episodes Listener Stories Learning about other cultures Paranormal and Ghost Stories Reddit tales like Let's Not Meet Listener Submitted stories and more - NO ADS ever! This Podcast is supported by listeners, 100% no advertisements, and with over 450+ episode strong, with a huge variety just for you. Reach out to me at any time, binge listen the episodes, and as always, till next, we meet… -The Tale Teller
Original stories from the mind of Tim Carroll and original music and sound design by Eric Camilleri. Be inspired.

Actual Play Podcasts

Four bonza mates on a ripper roleplaying adventure through Fantasy Australia where every creature wants to kill your face! It's Dungeons and Dragons down under with dunnies, dropbears, dingledongers and dropkicks! Starring Luke, Paris, Suzanne and Zach from Fruitless Pursuits.
A mix of table top roleplaying, and escape room puzzles. Each episode, our contestants find themselves locked in a room that exists solely in the mind of our Puzzlemaster. Using their wits, their imagination and with a lot of fun on the way, they will have to find a way out of their dire circumstances if they hope to stay alive.
Three adventurers travel the world of Kalanthus, uncovering hidden mysteries lost to the ravages of time in this story-driven, D&D based podcast.
[insert quest here] is a Queer Australian podcast that focuses on Role Playing Games. We love telling diverse stories, and so we do our best to lift up the voices of our community by showing off new and innovative games, from a bunch of designers. We have a lot of Actual Plays, and interviews, and sometime host other content that is harder to define.
An actual-play Dungeon World podcast about being who you are by being someone different.
An actual play podcast where escapism means having the same dumb problems as every other day of your life, but now your fate is decided by the roll of dice. New episodes every Thursday.
An Australian RPG Actual Play Podcast
RPG roleplaying in the world of Star-Fall. Written and gamemastered by Kevin C Mason. The story is told with the use of short stories, audio dramas, and actual Roleplaying sessions. Starfall is one thousand years in the future where faster than light travel is commonplace, however, freedom is not. Sometimes serious... Many times downright silly. This podcast is everything that you might expect at a game table

Improv Shows

An unscripted podcast where we recap movies which aren't real.
A collective Worldbuilding podcast about dynamic, fantastical, and concise storytelling!

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