Indian Audio Fiction Podcasts

A curated podcast list by Vijayendra Mohanty
Creation Date October 1st, 2019
Updated Date Updated October 2nd, 2019
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Audio fiction, audio drama, radio drama, and serialised audio books from Indian creators.
Indian Noir is a critically acclaimed, chart-topping podcast featuring thrilling crime, horror and fantasy audio stories set in India, featuring Indian characters. Indian Noir has been featured in the CBC, The Hindu newspaper, 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 Castbox, HubHopper, 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.
Tales of wonder and imagination set in a fictional universe inspired by Indian mythology and folklore. Written and produced by Vijayendra Mohanty.
Welcome to Baalgatha, the audio show that brings to you amazing bedtime stories for kids. The name Baalgatha means Children's stories, and you can listen to hundreds of tales from India. We bring to you hundreds of stories with morals from Pachatantra, Jataka and Hitopadesha stories, and more. These are stories that not only entertain, but educate your child! Baalgatha is available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada languages. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can listen to Baalgatha podcast on several awesome podcast apps and websites. These include Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, Radio Public, and Storiyoh. You can also subscribe to our shows for free on these apps. Receive Classic Bedtime Stories over WhatsApp Would you like to be notified on WhatsApp whenever a new story has been published? Simply send a message via WhatsApp on +91-9850800464, or visit our website to learn more.
Anand Sivakumaran (a.ka. THE CROC), writer, author and live storyteller spins tales using prompts from the audience. One story broken into four parts. But each story begins with a new prompt - a word or line - given by the audience. And yet all the parts need to tie in. That's the fun. Words aap ke, kahani aap ke liye

Hindi Audio Fiction Shows

Welcome to the great world of greatest stories. Narrated by Sameer Goswami
Original, immersive audio short films in Hindi. Every episode of Tiny Tales features a brand new story. TinyTales is an audio fiction anthology podcast, created by Pratik Arora. Part of Radiofly Podcast Network India, for more visit
सिंहासन बत्तीसी (संस्कृत:सिंहासन द्वात्रिंशिका, विक्रमचरित) एक लोककथा संग्रह है। प्रजा से प्रेम करने वाले,न्याय प्रिय, जननायक, प्रयोगवादी एवं दूरदर्शी महाराजा विक्रमादित्य भारतीय लोककथाओं के एक बहुत ही चर्चित पात्र रहे हैं। उनके इन अद्भुत गुणों का बखान करती अनेक कथाएं हम बचपन से ही पढ़ते आए हैं। सिंहासन बत्तीसी भी ऐसी ही ३२ कथाओं का संग्रह है जिसमें ३२ पुतलियाँ विक्रमादित्य के विभिन्न गुणों का कहानी के रूप में वर्णन करती हैं।

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