Indie Fantasy Audio Drama

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Creation Date July 12th, 2020
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Scripted audio drama with overt fantastical elements like quests, magic, mythology and alternate pasts.
  1. A mysterious teenage sorceress escapes from her tower and teams up with a cyborg ex-con with a shady past, as they try to stay one step ahead of the ruthless Royal Sorceress bent on imprisoning them both.
  2. Fire Bird tells the story of Prince Ivan Tsarevich, youngest son of a powerful Tsar who leaves the comforts of the Mortal Lands to venture into the Wilds, where creatures of myth still dwell and danger lies around every turn. Unknowingly drawn into a deadly battle of wills by an immortal sorcerer . . .A labour of love for its writer, Fire Bird weaves together different renditions of the phoenix story with established Slavic folklore to tell a unique version of the legendary bird’s tale. Inspired primarily by Yakov Polonsky’s children’s fable, ‘A Winter's Journey’ (1884), which sees a rider seeking out the immortal Koschei the Deathless, and orchestrated with key themes from ‘The Firebird Suite’ by Igor Stravinshi (1910), it draws heavily on the translated works of Alexander Afanasyev in ‘Narodnye russkie skazki’ (1855), which were included in ‘The Red Fairy Book’ (1890).A feature length, full cast Audio Drama from Cascade Studios.
  3. The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.Support us here!
  4. 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).
  5. An audio drama that about a king of Medieval Europe who embarks on a quest and learns a lot about the world on the way, which wasn't really the stated the goal. The goal was to murder Winter. Performed by Amy Sutton, Josh Crisp, Tom McNally and Ben Edwards Special guest star Peter Marinker Written and edited by Tom McNally Music by Nicolai Roos, John Bartmann, Mano Camatsos and Sunny Cloud Sound effects from freesound.org - see individual tracks for the many, many credits
  6. Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.
  7. Aethuran dark saga is a dark fantasy audio fiction, a show with a unique blend of Audio book and audio drama. Each episode is from the perspective of the protagonists, and sometimes the evil they must contend with. The intertwining story leads each of them down a dark road, a journey in which they will cross paths with one another as well as the evil that seeks to destroy them.The story comes from the mind of its sole creator and actor, who will guide you through the events transpiring in the harsh world of Aethuran.*WARNING* the story is very dark, and twisted throughout, it is not meant for the faint of heart, or those who would be upset by themes of horror or violence. Listener discretion is highly advised.
  8. 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.
  9. Sylda, a young half-elf, has just graduated from the College of Mages. And, joy of joys, she has also moved back in with her parents. Stuck in a dead-end town with no idea what to do, she begins writing a diary, hoping something interesting will happen. And, as luck would have it, something interesting DOES happen... 'The Prickwillow Papers' is a Snazzy Tapir Production.
  10. This is a fantasy, LGBT+ narrative podcast which tells the story of two men travelling their way across the continent. Lin Chasso is the newest generation of a family stretching back thousands upon thousands of years, maintaining the largest and best wizarding school in the country. After some business in a small town at the other end of the continent, he needs some help getting back home. That's where Caelan comes in. The mercenary has been travelling around picking up odd jobs, and is on his way home when he sees the opportunity to make some more money along the way. Released weekly, every MondaySupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/Flying-in-the-Face-of-Fate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  11. This is a full-cast, fantasy genre audio fiction series from Phantasmal Bard Studios. It is set within the titular world of Ullord--a high fantasy realm--during a roughly medieval or feudal period. The stories feature a wide array of characters; the characters are anything from clerics of the dysfunctional deities, the deities themselves, bounty hunters, explorers, assassins, performers, royalty and commoners. The episodes are primarily fantasy with a splashing of other genres delved into as is appropriate for the story of an episode. All episodes are stand alone stories that also tie into other episodes and story lines.
  12. A fantasy-adventure between adventures, wherein five heroes encounter monsters, magic, fighting, and friendship in the conveniently located Goblin’s Head Inn.
  13. In 2094, one corporation wins the battle for energy supremacy, but human costs cause global instability. When an abandoned wind farm in the Baltic shows inexplicable energy surges, two explorers find it has become sentient, and hungry. Using human pawns, Norse deities avenge ancient grudges, in this ten-part audio drama. Launching in September of 2015. For more information, visit Jarnsaxarising.com.
  14. 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.
  15. London, 1971. The forces of evil, so long lying dormant, are about to emerge to bring chaos and fear to the swinging streets of the Big Smoke. Who can stand in their way? Roy Steel, professional alcoholic, unprofessional womaniser & ex-big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, Professor of occult studies at London's London University and owner of the 2nd largest brain in Britain. Mix one part ‘Dracula: AD 1972’, one part ‘The Beast Must Die’ with a dash of ‘The Persuaders!’ The result: The Monster Hunters! "Crazy and hilarious" - Geek Syndicate
  16. Occult societies, elaborate hidden tunnel systems, astral travel and paranormal hauntings. Stories that have been told for generations only to be written off as campfire tales. Dark, foreboding and inevitable. Constants created and written Sean Heyboer. Please visit constantspodcast.com for more information, or follow Constants on Twitter at @constantspod.
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    Part road trip, part mythology, the Hermes & Hekate Road Show puts the gods of ancient Greece on a pair of motorcycles and sets them loose on America's highways.
  18. Princes Rupert and Amir can’t wait to settle down into happily ever after. But on the eve of their wedding, a powerful sorceress named Malkia invades their kingdom. Driven from their castle, the princes set off on a quest to collect an assortment of magical items that will give them the power to defeat Malkia and save their realm. The Two Princes stars Noah Galvin (Booksmart, Dear Evan Hansen), Ari’el Stachel (The Band’s Visit), Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale), Ali Stroker (Tony award winner for Oklahoma), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple), Tonya Pinkins (Madam Secretary, Fear the Walking Dead, Tony Award for Jelly’s Last Jam). The Two Princes was written by Kevin Christopher Snipes and directed by Mimi O’Donnell. Thanks for joining us on our latest adventure with Princes Rupert and Amir. To hear the rest of this story you can find all episodes of season 2 exclusively on Spotify right now. It’s completely free to sign up and by listening there, you’re letting us know you support stories like this. All you have to do is open Spotify, follow The Two Princes, and listen for free. Thanks!
  19. The Magical History of Knox County follows Mordecai Dogwood as he takes over for the missing host of a popular public radio show in rural Ohio - only to discover a magical ecosystem hiding in plain sight. With the help of a station tech, a park ranger, a pair of biologists, and a giant toad, Mordecai finds himself taking on responsibilities that were definitely not in his job description.
  20. Ghost stories and strange folktales from the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. You can also read and listen to more stories on our companion storytelling website, The Moonlit Road.com.
  21. Telling Fairy Tales and Folklore from cultures all over the world as audio plays. This show is part of the Story Forge Network.
  22. Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
  23. Traditional fairy tales aren’t exactly suitable for kids. Women vomit spiders. Children get eaten. There’s even murder! Every Wednesday, we take you through the twists and turns of the dark origins of your favorite pieces of folklore. To listen to the full Tales catalog for free, be sure to subscribe on Spotify!
  24. First rule of Wound Canyon: No one who gets in, ever gets out. So when a brilliant, ghostly specter flies through the sky amid the rain and lightning, Samir stumbles off a steep cliff and into a hidden world, one in which demons, vampires, and all other manner of paranormal creatures take sanctuary. Second rule of Wound Canyon: No one makes it alone. Samir’s decided to tag along with Argeaux’s Caravan, a band of supernatural bounty hunters and vigilante peace-keepers. Together with an ever-expanding train of fantastical tagalongs, Samir and his new friends venture deep into the bowels of the canyon to find a way out of the magical boundary that imprisons all who cross it. [A product of The Whisperforge]
  25. On a Dark, Cold Night is the ideal podcast for horror-lovers with insomnia; a creepy friend to tell you bedtime/ghost stories. The podcast involves Your Narrator telling you a spine-chilling yet soothing ghost story every week. Launched in January, 2018, the show is written, performed and produced by Kristen Zaza.  Follow Your Narrator on Twitter at @ADarkColdNight, and on Instagram at darkcoldnightpodcast. 
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    Fantastic stories of future and fantasy. Each episode contains one or more short genre fiction stories told by various narrators/voice actors.
  27. 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.
  28. At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with. These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.") The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast). You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
  29. In order to live in harmony, Humans and monsters are forbidden from having relations with one another. Will this peace last? *Erotica podcast that focuses on LGBT relationships and teratophilia. Listener discretion advised.
  30. 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.
  31. Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.
  32. Jeane Dixon, America’s first “celebrity psychic,” comes to life in Joseph Rodota’s play, THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT. The former Southern California housewife predicted everything from presidential assassinations to Hollywood marriages, captivating television talk show hosts and dominating supermarket tabloids. Was she a genuine psychic? Or simply delusional? And did her cat really have ESP? Starring Valerie Leonard as Jeane Dixon.

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