Australian Fiction Podcasts

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Creation Date November 10th, 2019
Updated Date Updated February 28th, 2021
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Fiction Podcasts from Down Under! Come listen to some great yarns from the Sunburnt Country, made in or by Australians!
  1. Scripted Longform Audio Fiction

  2. 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.
  3. 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!”
  4. A sceptic. A paranoiac. A criminal. A migrant. A hostage. Minola Theatre presents BEGOTTEN, a five-part audio drama by award-winning playwright Bianca Butler Reynolds. Join us each week as we meet five generations of women: Alice, Eileen, Clea, Hazel and Laoise. Hear a century of their stories, encompassing grief, war, sanity, loss and revenge. Listen as they grapple with powerful questions about heredity, and what is passed down family lines. Are we doomed to make the same mistakes our parents did? Can we heal a wound that is generations old? How much do the secrets of the past haunt us in the present? Stage Whispers calls BEGOTTEN “a fascinating tapestry” with “superb sound design” and “visual images that sing”. Audiences praise it as “emotional”, “raw”, “powerful”, “spellbinding” and “heart touching”. Listen each week wherever you get your podcasts, or download the full drama on demand from minolatheatre.com.au/begotten. Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds Directed by Kat Dekker Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
  5. A welcome return to the world created by Damian Callinan in his award winning feature film & one man show 'The Merger.' The 'Bodgy Creek Community Podcast' brings back to life the characters, rural life minutiae & absurd landscapes from the Bodgy Creek Football Club Podcast with a broader brush across the whole community. Segments like 'Stans Buy, Swap & Sell.' 'What's Not On In Bodgy Creek' & 'Troy Carrington's Roosters Footy Club Wrap' will see you want to take a detour to the Bottom Pub on top of the hill every week.
  6. In 2036 a new nation is born: Borderland. It’s a wild and dangerous new frontier where what’s mine is yours, if you can take it. These songs and stories chronicle three generations of its inhabitants struggling to love and live in a land designed to divide. Written, performed and produced by Mark Alan Elliott For more: mark-elliott.net/borderland
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Twin brother and sister Josh and Joan Burns formed CrossBread, the hugely successful Christian Rap duo from Boronia in Melbourne's outer suburbs back in 2015. The band briefly lit up GodTube in Australia and became Christian hip-hop superstars, with hits such as "It’s Just Jesus" and "A Christian on a Mission (ain’t a Christian to be dissin’)".  Over six episodes, their former social media manager, Ken Lim, will dig into the archives to trace their origins working in a donut shop, why it all fell apart so quickly, and their biggest regrets — like why a brother and sister would name their band "CrossBread". The Bible might be the greatest story ever told. But this could easily be the second or third best.
  10. 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.
  11. Three part mini series, modern interpretation of Greek Mythology - Medea. Each episode illustrates a different aspect of Medea's mindset and why she is the way she is.
  12. “A sonic cinematic masterpiece - an amazing listening journey for ears of all ages!" - Australian Podcast Awards
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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.
  14. The Warriors of New Dreaming are a paramilitary Aboriginal group who are planning to decolonise Australia in the very near future, using force if necessary. Famous podcaster and successful Aboriginal, Travis De Vries has recently visited their compound and is interviewing members of the group as they move closer to their goals. Fear of a Blak Planet follows the rise of The Warriors of New Dreaming through a series of interviews.
  15. 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.
  16. '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.  
  17. “Incredible soundscape.” “Immersive.” “Brilliant story.” The action packed thriller that has audiences addicted to the hunt for tech billionaire, Karl-Axel Mattiasson. Framed for murder and fraud, he seeks revenge against the epic forces who destroyed his global empire. Within the first minute you’ll discover what makes Forever Has Fallen a unique entertainment experience…
  18. From the medium-sized town that reinvented print journalism comes Generation Betoota, a weekly youth news podcast featuring stories young people care about using the hip language they're fluent in.
  19. 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.
  20. A fiction podcast that explores life, death, and existence, with a healthy dose of necromancy, and sarcasm. (fortnightly)
  21. It Came From The Deep is a narrative podcast series based on the novel by best-selling author Maria Lewis. Chapters arrive each week, read by Sophie Parr, with bonus episodes breaking down the themes, inspiration and process with Blake Howard and Maria Lewis.
  22. A queer, slice of life love story audio drama.
  23. In the quiet Australian country town of Mackaroy, something really strange is happening. The School's principal has disappeared, the whole town's internet keeps crashing every night, and people are being watched. Someone, or something, is keeping tabs on everyone who lives there, and best friends Tang and Mitch are on the case. The 14-year-olds have an online show investigating conspiracies, but what they don't realise is that someone really doesn't want them to find out the truth. This will be their toughest investigation yet, and they'll soon learn that what's at stake is much more than uploading their next show. Join them over eight episodes as they try to uncover the secret of what's really going on in Mackaroy.
  24. A fictional sci-fi/comedy about a girl named Margaret, who after a bad break-up moves to the Australian colony on Mars hoping for a fresh start. Upon arrival she quickly realises that Mars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The air’s a bit thin, the water’s a bit dry and the only food is potato. But with no desire to head home, Margaret makes the most of a bad situation gaining a job as the Chief Advisor for the highly inept Mayor of Mars. Written and Created by Michelle Brasier and Sam Lingham. Starring Michelle Brasier, Tim Lancaster, Vince Milesi, Ben Russell and Mish Wittrup. Edited by Sam Lingham. Music and Mixing by Tom Armstrong and Tom Backhaus. Artwork by Anneliese Nappa
  25. There's no such thing as true evil in this world. Evil is only defined by which side of the line one stands. Follow the tales of The Mistress, one of the most feared criminal masterminds the world has ever known, and ask yourself: Which side are you on? The Mistress Files is a six-episode miniseries releasing bi-monthly once a year. Brought to you by Dramatically Dapper, featuring the writing talents of Alexander Liddel. For news and updates, follow us on Twitter at @DramaticDapper
  26. Lost in The Other Realm, past and future secrets unravel for a red knight and her feline sidekick.
  27. 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.
  28. A podcast soap opera following the Drummond family and the Bannister clan as they try to work together to build a theatre company.
  29. A romantic-dramedy fiction podcast inspired by true events. Veronica (Vee), a recent Melbourne transplant, unexpectedly finds herself in a situation with a charming Aussie doctor and has to quickly learn how to keep her wig on when things get sexy, as well as navigate other complexities of an intercultural relationship. Told over 6 episodes with new episodes every week. Private Affairs was created and written by Christine ‘DJ Kix’ Mwaturura and stars: Ratidzo Mambo (CGA 2020 Rising Star), Ronn Kurtz (Rostered On), Tsungirai Wachenuka (Verite) and Taff; with original music and sound design by Jerry Agbinya. Cover art by Maanya Dhar. Learn more and support at: privateaffairspod.com
  30. REM Waking World, created by Joshua Combes in ISO, is a fantasy fiction podcast following the quest of Jacob Thorne who, while in pandemic social isolation, sleeps too much, dreams too much and then finds himself further isolated in a vast dream world, unable to escape. Will Jacob’s escape earn him some level of control over his story? Will he find hope to lead him through this crisis? Or will he fade into time like a forgotten story? Visit www.remwakingworld.com for more information. Time to listen and dream!
  31. Seaside Radio ...it is the best 15 minute episode of comedy, radio, mystery, adventure, documentary, drama you will hear! We will take you on a phonic tour of the strangest island peninsula in the world... Seaside. Visit great businesses like Roller Bowling, Searles Bait, Tackle and Upholstery Shop, Noats Bed and Beer and Tan, Tone and Loan. Meet popular residents like Jeff, DJ Ronnie Keith, Karen Bags, Aunty Pat and some other people. Hear fine musical acts like The Seats, Sydney Gold and The Convicts, The Palmwood Singers, Stoufinger, Holly Hammond and more! Plus...each episode has a chapter from the hit radio serials - Sue and The Seacow: about two little girls who become mates with a Seacow Underwater Pensioner: about a man who lives mysteriously underwater. Seaside Radio is not sponsored by 'Irakangee Seafarms makers of the famous Seacow Burger and Jellyfish Mints.
  32. 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.
  33. An australiana romantic horror musical podcast
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. TailJar Radio proudly presents TERROR FORMING, a serialized science fiction/horror survival experience written, produced and performed by Jasper St Aubyn West. Set in the city of Adelaide - South Australia. TERROR FORMING is a first person account of a cataclysmic meteor shower which in an instant, transforms the “City of Churches” into hell on earth. For more information please visit: http://www.tailjar.com/terrorforming
  37. A six-part short story podcast about the little things in life. No pages to turn. Just hit play. Created, written and produced by Lisa Marie Corso.
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    Check yourself into The Tokyo Hotel. An eight-part comedy radio series.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. A fictional podcast based in Omen City, a place where murder is legal during curfew and the supernatural coexist with the human population (and devour them).
  42. The year is 2002. Steven Bradbury has just won Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medal, George Bush Junior and John Howard are still international leaders, and five young men head to Victoria’s Mt Buller ski resort for a 21st birthday. Part black comedy, part low-stakes thriller, and partly an ode to early 2000’s pop culture, The Web of Truth is a three-part audio mini-series streaming now
  43. 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.
  1. Anthology Series

  2. AntipodeanSF Radio Show is devoted to the regular weekly presentation of fabulous and original science-fiction, fantasy, or horror mini-stories of about 500 words each.
  3. 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. A weekly audio drama.
  4. Dark Fiction from The Dirty Rabbit Hole. Let's reveal the difficult truths about love, life, sex, marriage, relationships and then set it into some quality dark fiction.
  5. 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.
  6. Indian Noir (@indiannoir on Instagram & Twitter) 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 (@indiannoir) 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.
  7. *Recently named as a finalist for the 2020 Google Podcasts Creator Program.* Jones & Woolf is a monthly audio fiction podcast pairing literary noir and sci-fi with original music. Anthony Jones and Joel Woolf are a music + lit duo from Oakland, CA and Sydney, AUS. Learn more about Anthony at www.anthony-jones.com and Joel at www.joelwoolf.com
  8. Short Australian stories read by actors.
  9. Hello, and welcome to the Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality. This Audio Tour Guide is aware that this is your first visit to the museum! On behalf of the Museum: Welcome! It’s a pleasure to have you with us here today. The Audio Tour Guide will be your window into the history of the museum and its exhibits today. Please note, that if you notice your version of the Audio Tour Guide behaving oddly, kindly ensure that you dispose of your Audio Device in the nearest incinerator at the earliest convenience. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-mistholme-museum-of-mystery-morbidity-and-mortality.
  10. 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.
  11. Introducing delightfully titillating adult adventures that seek to pay homage and celebrate the literary titans of erotic fiction. Reading alone certainly has its place, but some activities are rather more pleasant when shared...
  12. The Night's End Podcast is a short story podcast. With a focus on dark fiction, it will leave you screaming for the night's end before each story is through.
  13. NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring inspired performances of short horror stories, both old and new, by voice artist Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and Saki as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Watch the skies, fear the dark, and don't trust anyone... especially yourself.
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    Presenting original audio-drama in the form of radio plays, prose fiction and general discourse on a range of topics, particularly the off-beat, otherworldly, and downright eerie. Join Pete Bird and his occasional sidekick, Hugh Ness as they bring to you, in their own slightly offbeat way, selections of mysterious and thrilling stories for your enjoyment! We are particularly focusing on creating quality audio recordings from the Nighthag Productions catalogue. Most items from the catalogue are available for purchase through Amazon.com
  15. Fiction from Sydney, and beyond. Hosted and produced by Zacha Rosen, for FBi Radio.
  16. 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.
  17. Audio plays for a new age. Pulp Fury Radio is a podcast anthology series featuring a range of genres such as Sci-fi, Noir, Mystery & Fantasy. Giving our audience something new, by bringing back something old.
  18. Radio National Fictions is the ABC's place for creative audio fiction from Australia's best writers and emerging creators. We deal in the hilarious, the gritty and sometimes the dystopian. Think of it as movies for your ears.
  19. The collaborative fiction podcast with each chapter written by an entirely different person. You won’t have any idea what to expect next – and neither will we.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 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!
  22. Your Tale Teller brings you horror, mystery, intrigue, and all in all Storytelling fun! Join me, your Aussie Tale Teller narrating a HUGE variety of stories from an almost endless set of genre's. There is literally a story for everyone on this Podcast and I can't wait to bring them to your lovely ears. What stories do I share? Nosleep Creepypasta Classic Horror Fiction Folk Stories Remastered Old Time Radio Episodes Culturally specific Folk Tales and Research Pieces 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 600+ episodes strong, at you finger tips. Also, feel free to reach out to me at any time, and have a fun listening. As always mates, till next, we....meet! -The Tale Teller
  23. 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.
  24. Stories - and a little about me too
  25. Three Corners is just your average small town. But like all small towns, scratch the surface, and you’ll be surprised at what you find underneath. In that sense Three Corners is really no different to any other small town I know, except perhaps, for some of the characters you might meet.
  26. Original stories from the mind of Tim Carroll and original music and sound design by Eric Camilleri. Be inspired. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tall-tales-and-short-yarns.