Short Audio Dramas

A curated podcast list by Skiatis
Creation Date February 20th, 2020
Updated Date Updated March 2nd, 2020
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Times are estimated, and do not include episodes that are not directly part of the story (such as bonus episodes, etc) I have not listened to many of these just yet, so these are recommended on length alone. Length may change for any on going audio dramas, I tried to keep them out the list but I know I accidentally put some in.

≤ One Hour

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?
A science fiction audio drama/audio fiction podcast about AI and evil corporations, and the terrible things that happen when those things begin to mix.
After learning about experimental trials for cryogenic stasis, a young woman throws herself 200 years into the future in an attempt to escape her past.
This is a gentle story exploring the intricacies of a father-son relationship in a remote village in southern India. The play reveals the strength of their bonding as they work through the most unexpected of events. The story unfolds as the Son returns to his native village after a long time away. He is a stranger in his own village. He begins to reestablish the bond with his native place through the little snippets of memories that gets revealed to him through his father's eyes. He begins making plans for establishing a co-operative society in the village, when an unexpected turn of events makes him confront the question of "what is truly important?". This play is intended to be a soothing cultural audio experience. It is designed to be a rich binaural 3D audio experience. Please visit www.mind-theatre.com to listen to the high quality version.
We've all heard stories of people who made deals with the Devil, but did you ever wonder how the bargain was struck? In The Details you'll meet Malcolm, an ambitious office worker who believes he's interviewing for a promotion. Instead, Malcolm will be forced into the most important negotiation of his life...and beyond.
Created, written, recorded, produced, and released in just one week, Time:Bombs is a new audio drama podcast about the hilarious world of bomb disposal. From the team behind the Webby Award nominated sci-fi audio drama Wolf 359, ride along with EOD technician Simon Teller on the busiest night of the year for him and his team - when business is, quite literally, booming. Learn more at http://timebombs.show & more about this and other creative experiments at http://fearofpublicshame.com

≤ Three Hours

1994 is a road-trip comedy set in the spring of, you guessed it, 1994. It follows the adventures of High School junior Scott Sweet and his friends as they attempt to escape the boredom of their dead-end, small-town Arizona suburb by skipping school to go to Disneyland, deliver 20lbs of marijuana to L.A., team up with a bank robber on the lam, escape from angry unpaid mechanics, make a side trip to Las Vegas, accidently take peyote with a traveling band of hippies, avoid the cops, get laid, convince their parents not to ground them when they get home and maybe, just maybe, score enough money to take his high school crush to the prom. Hey, it beats 2nd period algebra!
The Network makes sure Profiles eat right & stay focused — but Profile 24 — thanks to a mysterious bird — is finding that difficult.
Juan and Tracy answer 36 questions that lead to love.
Season 2 is now available! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. In Season 1, A Very Fatal Murder sends Onion Public Radio (OPR) correspondent David Pascall from New York City to the sleepy town of Bluff Springs, Nebraska to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-year-old girl, Hayley Price. Hayley was a popular, smart animal lover, with a bright future ahead of her. Everyone in town knew her name, and now everyone in town is a suspect. Join David as he works to understand why the initial investigation of Hayley’s death failed, and how a very inquisitive and Pulitzer-hungry podcast host might shed new light on the case.
An ancient artifact of unfathomable power. An unseen enemy who knows how to wield it. A hero who can manifest his special ability three nights a month. A recipe for action and suspense or an open invention to a butt kicking? Find out in "Beware the Moon Wraith: The Orb of Phoebe", a ten part serial that pits the Moon Wraith, a vengeful ghost for justice, against cosmic forces contained within a sphere fashioned by the gods. Actually, a god. Okay, not a god but a titan, which is not quite a god but still pretty impressive. And the Moon Wraith is not really a ghost but a .... Tell you what, just download it and find out for yourself.
New Time presents a groundbreaking “First Person Immersive” (FPI) audio drama for our times. “Calais 2037” centres on Marsha Everlyn (Tanya Fear), top advisor to Joan Harrison (Jenny Agutter), the leader of His Majesty’s Official Opposition, currently living in exile with the rest of her party on the shores of Europe State. With more and more English political refugees arriving off the ferry every day, and with the arrival in Calais of Felix Harrison (Harry Lloyd), Joan Harrison’s demagogic son, both Marsha and the party at large find themselves caught between country and conscience in a high stakes game of love, loyalty, deception and betrayal. Cast: Tanya Fear (Kick Ass 2, Spotless, A Moving Image), Jenny Agutter (Call the Midwife, The Railway Children), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything), Alexander Cobb (Indian Summers, Mr. Selfridge), Samuel West (Darkest Hour, Notting Hill), Fiona button (Lip Service, Grantchester), Angus Wright (The Iron Lady, Flowers), Shane Taylor (Band of Brothers), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), William Hope (Aliens). IMPORTANT: First Person Immersive (FPI) audio utilises binaural technology and requires the listener to use a pair of stereo headphones/earphones. ℗ & © MMXVIII New Time Productions Ltd. All copyright notices refer to “Calais 2037” as a complete work and all original sound recorded by New Time Productions Ltd. Copyright notices do not refer to those individual sounds used in the work licensed under Creative Commons 0 & 1.0. For a full list of licenses & all other legal notices see “Liner Notes”.
What happens when a truck driver picks up a loaded trailer, but has no idea what’s really inside? Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winner Cynthia Erivo journeys down a dark and lonely highway in this original scripted thriller from QCODE and creator Dan Blank. With immersive audio techniques that create a dimensional listening experience, the audience is strongly advised to use caution, wear headphones if possible, and listen... carefully. Written and Directed by Dan Blank. Carrier is a QCODE production. New episodes every Tuesday through August 20th!
When love is your business, you have no business falling in love. Join the gang at Regal Bride as they battle birds and brides in this zany holiday romantic comedy! Starring Paula Deming and Keiko Agena as Emma and Jackie, the best friends in the wedding business. With Kyle Payne as Stu, Ian McQuown as Trip, and Jessica Payne as Katie. Featuring Kacie Rogers and Jesse Abbott Chin in approximately six thousand roles, and introducing Martin Thompson as Junior!
1959: Newly-graduated secret agent Eglantine Whitechapel is valedictorian of her year. But when her beloved mentor Ira Nudeman mysteriously vanishes along with his cursed, occult book the Necronomicon, Whitechapel’s world is turned upside down. Time to get that book, stop the Commies and save the world!
A sitcom about an urban fox trying to escape the tyranny of the countryside.
Everyone thought Danny had gone missing. Towards the end of senior year she vanished, leaving everyone confused and devastated including her closest friend in the world, Becca. GASLIGHT picks up years later when Becca and her new husband receive a visitor during breakfast. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Kelsey Asbille, Taran Killam, John Gallagher Jr., Penelope Ann Miller, Chris Ellis and Amandla Stenberg. Written and directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. New episodes out DAILY through Thanksgiving! Visit qcodemedia.com for updates.
In an isolated society, teenage Erith has been chosen for Polishing, a ritualistic surgery that erases one's irises so the individual may see the Volucris—strange and enigmatic creatures that live in an alternate realm only visible to the Polished. She discovers a new, haunting reality after her procedure that warps light into darkness and reveals hidden secrets about the world. As she progresses, she and her companion, Calyx, discover frightening truths about the Polished and realize they are in danger of losing themselves to the changes Polishing inflicts on the mind.
In a museum in the far distant future in a far distant galaxy, visitors learn about a roadtrip across the stars of forgiveness, loss, apathy, and of course, revolution It Was Never Just About the Revolution is a production of the Multiversal Podcasting Network.
Congratulations! You’re officially a human! Welcome to Earth. Explore tropical beaches, your rigid alien limbs, and the twists and turns of the human psyche that refuse to let you sleep. Jisko Archival Records is a story about identity, companionship, purpose, and warm crusty donuts. New episodes every other Tuesday.
Twelve-year old Lauren takes her cat-sitting job seriously, but like a cat, she can be a little too curious for her own good. When she starts snooping around her boss’s laptop she finds out that he’s not just a food inspector, but a special agent for a super-secret government agency called NIAD. Lauren has always suspected magic was real, but now she has a way to prove it!
The Lit Killer is back! Join teen detective Tig Torres as she returns to her small hometown of Hollow Falls, where her aunt was framed as a serial killer ten years earlier. With help from her new friends, Tig investigates the twisted mystery. But as she gets closer to the truth, the killings, each based on murder scenes from classic literature, begin all over again...with her as the final target. An Einhorn’s Epic Productions and iHeartRadio production.
From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, The Message and its sequel, LifeAfter, take listeners on journeys to the limits of technology. In The Message, an alien transmission from decades ago becomes an urgent puzzle with life or death consequences. In LifeAfter, Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. Winner of the Cannes Gold Lion.
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LOVEVILLE HIGH is a 9-part musical podcast series! Each ten-minute episode is a self-contained love story in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio on prom night. New love, old love, romantic love, friend love, gay and straight, cis and genderqueer. FEAT: Kathryn Allison, Harrison Chad, Troy Iwata, Gizel Jiménez, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Hailey Kilgore, Mason Alexander Park, Isaac Powell, Ryann Redmond, Conor Ryan, and Ali Stroker. Music: Eric Svejcar. Book and Lyrics: David Zellnik FOR MORE: www.lovevillehigh.com
Drawing inspiration from 1950s radio serials and ghost stories, Midnight Radio follows two women finding love through an unlikely correspondence about community, leaving your small hometown, our relationship to the past, what it means to be haunted, and what we leave behind when we die. Remember: all ghost stories are love stories.
A fiction show about a Korean American son (Joel Kim Booster) who wants to come out to his mom (Esther Moon), but can't because they don't speak the same language.
Do you miss the days of old time radio? No? Too f&*king bad, buster, that's what you're getting. Decades ago, Detective Mystery Jones was shamed into obscurity after failing to apprehend his greatest enemy. Now, 30 years later, the new playground private eye in town, young Investigator Chrissy, brings him back into the mystery-solving game. Together, they solve the heinous and dangerous crimes that take place each and every week at Brower Elementary. Get ready, because your ears are about to cry.
The Opulence Theater Players Present: The Valiant! A six part radio play that chronicles the adventures of Private Inspector Howard Stoker and Dame Sally Beretta as they crack crime rings, take down thieves, and search tirelessly for the masked vigilante called The Valiant.
Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected. Directed by Sebastian Silva; written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby; executive produced by Mimi O'Donnell; produced by April Lamb, Katie Pastore and Matthew Boll; associate produced by MR Daniel; sound design and editing by Ryan Billia; mixed by Matthew Boll; score by Daniel Brunelle; Special thanks to Mary-Kim Arnold, Eli Horowitz, Corinna Vallianatos and Alex Blumberg. Sandra is a production of Gimlet Media.
A Meta-Murder Mystery coming to earbuds near you! Everything is going perfectly with KFJ's plan to con an old lady out of an obscene amount of money, until his unexpected and brutal murder. Forced to shack up with the Narrator of his murder mystery, KFJ follows his so-called "friends" in order to solve who stabbed him in the back! Seriocity is Directed by Keri Safran Written by Beth Stavros, Katie Elsaesser, and David Crowley Music is composed and designed by Michael Adams Sound Engineering by Victor Mestanza
A 6-part serialized mocu-mystery podcast that parodies the True Crime genre. We follow married couple Ira and Julia Leiser, (Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus) new residents of a fictional Canadian cottage town. When three of their patio chairs go missing, they embark on an investigative journalism quest to uncover the truth about where they went. The couple are compelled to ask their lake neighbours some pretty uncomfortable questions and as accusations fly in every possible direction, it’s not long before they turn on the last possible suspects; each other.
The Beacon Jar is a supernatural horror anthology podcast written and produced by Doryen Chin. Each episode contains a brand-new thrilling short story written specifically for the show, presented with minimal sound design and thoughtfully chosen music.
Events in a small Irish village after the arrival of English refugees, post-Brexit. A 12-part scripted comedy podcast. Starring Kelly Campbell, Jessica Carroll, Clint Dyer, David Ganly, Gary Lilburn, Deirdra Morris, Elizabeth Moynihan, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Saskia Reeves, Justin Salinger, Barry Ward, Jade Yourell. Written, directed and produced by Síofra Campbell. Recorded, mixed, designed by Dominic Rippel at Shelter Studio, London. www.thebritisharecoming.ie
The 200 Year Old is a future-facing podcast, set in 2218. Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. Everything you hear in this podcast is based on current science and future forecasts, by leading experts on longevity and the future world.This podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.
15 year old Madyson tells the story of the Behemoth. A large, lumbering beast that has emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod. As the Behemoth begins to walk across the country Madyson sees a chance to change her life.
Comedy fiction podcast that follows the adventures of a wanna-be actress as she navigates the treacherous waters of Hollywood in her quest to become the Next Big Thing.
John Blade is the world's greatest secret agent! When Doctor Professor Tantamount threatens the world, only one man can take him down: John Blade! The Continuing Adventures of John Blade: Super Spy is an audio drama written by Kyle Encinas and produced by Evil Kitten Productions. This show was written with Asian-American representation as one of it's primary goals, as we believe that representation matters across all mediums.
The Hotel is a weekly horror show. The guests check in with The Manager and The Lobby Boy shows them to their rooms. No one ever checks out. Not even the employees... Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-hotel/support
A serial killer stalks the shadows of New England. There is a shocking, impossible connection between his victims and the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. In this six-episode audio thriller podcast, FBI Agent Dolores Nayle and her team pursue a demented murderer into the heart of a macabre conspiracy.
The Music Box is currently recording Season 2 and will be back soon. Dwell in this fantastical world and follow the adventures of a Lore Master and his storytelling trinket. Where Wondrous Stories are Told, Marvellous Adventures Begin to Unfold.
Do you want to hear a story? It's the story of an 11-year-old girl who uses a magic crystal to summon the legendary Mayan gods. But her plan backfires, and instead she awakens an ancient evil! With the help of her sister and a 20-foot talking snake, she’ll go on a thrilling journey to save her village and discover her true destiny. For more great Gen-Z shows, visithttp://BestRobotEver.com
A serialized fantasy tabletop audio drama about the real and imagined lives of five friends and the challenges they face together. Content warnings: The Ordinary Epic contains depictions of fantasy violence, including combat, mortal harm, and bodily injury as well as some cursing and adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.
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.
What happens when rival pets have dueling podcasts? Find out as Jones (Jay Pharoah), a slick cat with a taste for auto tune, faces off with Waffles (Emily Lynne), a dog who can’t help chewing her microphone. Also starring Benny the gerbil (Eugene Mirman) and Mr. Glub the goldfish (Alec Baldwin). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money and many others. © WNYC Studios
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
When Tink discovers she can talk to machines, she brings to life Jupiter, a retro game console. Now she has to find him and put him back to sleep before he wreaks havoc in the neighborhood.
After making a wish on the Christmas Star, Holly finds herself popping in and out of Tinsel Town, a magical place where it’s Christmas everyday. But after getting stuck there, her friends - a giant candy cane, a mysterious ornament, and a polar bear Queen - need to band together to help her get home. As things start to fall apart in Tinsel Town, the curmudgeonly Conductor accuses Holly of ruining Christmas and does everything in his power to try to ban her from celebrating ever again. Will Holly and her friends figure out where her wish went wrong in time to get her home for the holidays? "Welcome to Tinsel Town" is a Christmas podcast audio drama, suitable for all ages. All episodes are available now!
A new audio fiction podcast anthology series, acted and written by indie artists. By all of us, for all of us