Indie Fiction Podcast Sampler

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Creation Date November 9th, 2019
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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A variety of audio fiction shows! Pick a section that you're interested in, then pick a show that grabs your attention. And repeat!
  1. Fantasy

  2. A fantasy-adventure between adventures, wherein five heroes encounter monsters, magic, fighting, and friendship in the conveniently located Goblin’s Head Inn.
  3. Sidequesting is a fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot and doing sidequests instead. It follows Rion, an adventurer who’s willing to help out just about anyone - as long as they’re not being asked to deal with the scary wizard everyone keeps talking about.
  4. A hole has been torn into the weave that creates magic, allowing spirits that threaten the wellbeing of mortals to manifest. Counterbalance is about the journey of three people attempting to fix the hole, while trying to find out who caused it to rip in the first place.
  5. 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.
  6. 100 years after L. Frank Baum's saga that began with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Gale Family Farm sits abandoned in what's left of the great Kansas prairies. After her parents' messy divorce, Jessi Hugson and her mother move to Dorothy's old neighborhood for a new beginning. Things were already off to a shaky start, but when Jessi and her cousin Wallace find a jewel-studded bracelet in Dorothy's front yard...things get twisted. Twister'd, even.
  7. Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.
  1. Modern Fantasy

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Jacq is recording a D&D advice show, and when she plays it back, she realizes she was getting weird interference. Where is it coming from?
  5. Witches of the City is a podcast about magic and the power that comes with it. 15-year-old Lia Rowse is the youngest member of her coven and is completing her application to the Witchcraft Guild of North America. In Lia’s application tapes, she is required to answer a series of questions in order to prove why she should be accepted to the guild. But in answering these questions, Lia seems to have something to hide. But, then again, so does the Guild.
  1. Super Powered Pods

  2. Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content. Created by Lauren Shippen
  3. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a monster, Bee discovers she has the magical ability to control fire. Confused and with no heroic aspirations, she reaches out online to try and find others with impossible powers like hers - but finding them is only half the battle. Getting along and learning to protect everything important to them is another challenge altogether.
  4. Kids gifted with strange powers have grown up under the thumb of the vicious and intelligent driver of the van Novia-Scotia. Seventeen year old Cola’s life in the van is shaken up when her older “sister” Rosaline has disappeared and she realizes Nova will stop at nothing to find her. What will happen when she does? And what will happen to Cola as she nears adulthood, the age when kids in the van seem to slip away?
  5. Blessed with the divine power of enhanced empathy, Sefriya Parzol can feel the emotions of everyone surrounding her, including her new classmates in a unique program who represent the 11 other blessings of the patrons Runal. For Sef, feeling is easy, but understanding what she feels is harder, and separating others' emotions from her own can feel impossible at times. Soulborn City features Sef's story of self-discovery through her journey to understand her rambunctious and divinely powerful classmates - and the rest of the world that helped to shape them all.
  6. In the city of New Candler, magic is scarce by design. A tech mogul wants to keep it that way. And a magic user wants freedom. Welcome to New Candler, cultural epicenter of the United States. | VALENCE is a serial fiction podcast meant for adult audiences. See our website for transcripts and content warnings for each episode.
  1. Time Travel

  2. When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
  3. The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, Alexa and Beni navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret. When a natural disaster devastates islands across the Caribbean, the twins understand what’s at stake for their ancestral homeland. As Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future, the twins do all they can to witness, find, and remember its past. Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program. Series creator / writer / producer: Dania Ramos. Audio engineer / sound designer / producer: Michael Aquino. | Podsite: TimestormSeries.com | Members of KidsListen.org | Support Timestorm at ko-fi.com/K3K0HZPU
  4. After she accidentally ends up on a time-travelling train, scientist Nora must find a way to return home.
  1. Science Fiction

  2. 'We Fix Space Junk' follows seasoned smuggler Kilner and reluctant fugitive Samantha as they travel the galaxy, dodging bullets and meeting strange and wonderful beings as they carry out odd jobs on the fringes of the law.A female-led sci-fi comedy sitcom set in the far future, in a high-tech, dystopian world, We Fix Space Junk draws on the sci-fi of the past, following in the footsteps of Harry Harrison and of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.Equal parts love-letter to sci-fi and satire of the present-day, Space Junk is lovingly produced by Beth Crane and Hedley Knights of Battle Bird Productions.To support the show visit patreon.com/BattleBirdProd or visit Battlebird.productions
  3. Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
  4. Join Feston Pyxis on a road-trip through the cosmos, as he leaves behind his old life in search of the best and wildest experiences the galaxy has to offer! New episodes every other Saturday starting June 2nd, 2018.
  5. Inkwyrm Magazine is an intergalactic fashion publication, bringing readers the newest looks from all over the universe. At the head of it all is Annie Inkwyrm, and directly behind her is Mella Sonder, AI caretaker and Annie’s PA. Along for the ride is an overzealous PR director, a perpetually unimpressed physician, and an AI that really needs to learn some ethics. Putting up with her boss is hard enough, but with the cutthroat fashion industry, and whatever is trying to kill everyone today, Mella and the gang have their hands full. One part sit-com, one part space opera, Inkwyrm is an audio drama for the truly fabulous.
  6. The story of GreenCom, a corporate monopoly in the not-so-distant future, and the people trying to stop them. When GreenCom employee Alex finds themselves thrown into a resistance group, how much are they willing to pay for a taste of freedom?
  7. Imagine a handful of scientists and engineers setting out to terraform a planet - a world - for the frozen people they've got in tow. Just a few people, carefully chosen, who will live out their lives building something they'll never see. That's us. We're building a future.A science fiction audio drama suitable for our times.
  8. Seren is sent away from her home, on a mission to terraform a new planet. An eight part series following her journey across the stars, as she deals with the reasons that led to her departure. To support the show visit https://www.patreon.com/serenpod
  9. Welcome to Pseudopolis, a space station filled with people just trying to get through the work day without breaking anything important. Join an ensemble cast of characters as they overcome such classic sci-fi sitcom problems like forgetting one's keys on a spacewalk, cooking food with a rocket, and tracking down a missed connection in virtual reality! Transcripts of every episode and minisode can be found on our website.
  1. Slice of Life

  2. Dante, a college student in NYC, becomes an RA in order to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Childish Gambino. While he hopes this will be the next step toward becoming a famous rapper, his delusions of grandeur are shattered when he realizes his dweebish co-workers are hellbent on making his life miserable.
  3. Lyra inherits an old house from her father. While everything seems normal, there are secrets hidden inside this old home she will slowly discover.
  4. Running a business is hard. Running a business alone in an old, haunted building is even harder. Janine didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she opened Prism - but with the help of Ryan (an astronomy professor with a useful knack) and Kale (an artist with a mind for marketing), she manages to stay aloft. Light Hearts follows the daily shenanigans of serving Prism’s customers, solving strange problems, and wrangling the occasional unexpected patron.
  5. Y2K tells a story of love, identity and long-distance friendship. It is set in both 2000 and 2020, through old voicemails between two friends and the present-day student who turns them into a podcast.
  1. Cryptids or Cryptic

  2. The Haunted Hour broadcasts from the town of Lantern, North Carolina. Explore abandoned pools, convenience stores that move, and things that go bump in the night in this audio horror comedy from Emerson College.
  3. Traveling across America you may see a hand-painted sign featuring one word. If you are lucky, you will continue on wondering if something that old can refer to a thing that still exists. Unfortunately it does. You are following a sign that reads "Zoo"
  4. On March 20th, 2014, Ella McCray disappeared. There were six witnesses to her disappearance. Six conflicting accounts of what happened to her. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? And what really happened to Ella? You can support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/sixdisappearancespod or by subscribing and leaving a review at your favorite podcatcher. For episode content warnings and other information, visit https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/ For episode-specific content warnings, visit https://www.sixdisappearancespodcast.com/about This show is written by Jamie Killen. Sound design and original music by Jon Erik DeGuzman and Dog and Pony Studios.
  5. 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.
  1. Crime and Comedy

  2. The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients' deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists... and cocoa. Start with episode 1.
  3. On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?
  4. Set in an alternate Tallahassee, FL where monsters, ghouls, and ghosts are the norm, our hosts Riley and Evelyn attempt to record and produce a podcast, often interrupted by everything from Blackbeard's ghost to an irritating tech bro with a God complex.
  1. Micro-Fiction

  2. Trapped on a deserted island, Kelsey finds a cell phone washed ashore — shrink wrapped & powerless — but is it a message?
  3. Unplaced tells the story of a woman who wakes up one day to find that no one can see or hear her, and everyone she knows is slowly forgetting about her. That would be weird enough...but after a few weeks of being invisible, she finds she's not the only being other people can't see.
  4. After a tragedy tears her life apart, Jenny now works long hours for Dart, a food delivery app. But when a fellow driver turns up dead and a sticky darkness starts to seep into Boston, Jenny might be reluctantly pulled back into the world she left behind.
  5. Two passionate Star Wars fans on opposite sides of the Last Jedi debate argue via Skype after their favorite forum closes down. If you love Star Wars (or call yourself a proud member of any fandom), you’ll love this romantic comedy told via conversations. www.twitter.com/fanwarsromcom www.fanwarsromcom.com
  1. Scary

  2. Monsters Out of the Closet is a horror fiction podcast dedicated to proudly featuring spooky, suspenseful, and strange stories, poetry, songs, and other creative content from diverse LGBTQ+ voices.
  3. Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences.