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Creation Date July 15th, 2018
Updated Date Updated May 4th, 2021
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Yes, yes, yes! Give me a great thriller any day! A sort of relisten list too.
  1. Explosive techno-thriller from Resonance 104.4FM. A’isha is just about holding down her job at the tech giant Meta before her old friend bursts in and accuses her boss of murder. She has to face up to what she has become, the lies that are woven in her past and the terrifying truth of what Meta are doing.
  2. A young man must face the cult that disabled and excommunicated him if he is to discover the truth about the bodies that are piling up around him.
  3. 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.
  4. In the early 1960s, a doctor at a mental ward sheds his ethical restraints in an effort to pioneer a new form of "mental cleansing" at the behest of a private research group. The Control Group is a chilling, 10-part historical fiction for mature audiences. Listener discretion is advised due to realistic depictions of violence and graphic sexuality. Binge the entire season now with headphones for a fully immersive experience.
  5. 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.
  6. Three individuals (Alex, Brian & Claire) are invited for a job interview that will change their lives. Driven by different motives, each candidate must prove that they are best qualified for the job however, things quickly take a turn for the worst when they realize that this interview is unlike anything they've done before.
  7. Science fiction podcast. Featuring the best new writers in the science, speculative, horror, and fantasy fiction.
  8. 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.
  9. The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds... Plagued by nightmares, homicide detective Kate McClay enlists her radio-journalist husband get to the bottom of her horrifying dreams. In the process, Kate fights against psychology, unsolved crimes, her own family, and even a serial killer. Will Kate's dreams ever end? Or is her nightmare just beginning? Mind's Eye is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
  10. Podcast by Peach Productions
  11. The Insomnia Project is a horror-comedy audio fiction podcast. Gonsanto Industries is recruiting test subjects for human trials of several compounds designed to counteract the effects of sleep deprivation. Over the course of the experiment, several test subjects begin to experience unexpected results.
  12. Coast Guard Petty Officer Alex Devereaux responded to a medical emergency on a small island in Boston Harbor. What he finds on that island is going take him on a journey into depths he never imagined...
  13. An audio drama that guides listeners on how to go from being a Gold Gigger to a Kept Woman. Daisy sits down and recalls the time she and her boyfriend participated in a couple's retreat that took a deadly turn.
  14. 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.
  15. A veteran detective (Jeanne Tripplehorn) must face the errors of a past case when the woman she convicted of murder is exonerated after 10 years in prison. Our heroine struggles to keep the trust of her department as a series of grisly murders rock her decaying South Carolina town, which puts her at odds with her ambitious partner (Ray McKinnon) and the department at large. Exeter was created by Ronnie Gunter, written by Ronnie Gunter and George Ducker, and stars Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray McKinnon.
  16. Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth. Passenger List is a mystery thriller podcast from PRX’s Radiotopia.
  17. When a night watchman finishes his shift at work, he is terrified to discover that everyone in the world who went to sleep the previous night has died. Now he and a band of survivors must stay awake and uncover the secret of this global epidemic, before they fall asleep. Starring and produced by Markiplier. Created by Jake Emanuel & Willie Block.
  18. A multi-award-winning conspiracy thriller, written by Matthew Broughton.
  19. 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.
  20. Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore and Michael Richland lose their parents unexpectedly in a small plane crash, they must choose between honoring their father’s legacy as a world-renowned cardiologist and health care magnate — or risk it all to tell the truth. In the second season, they must grapple with the consequences of their decisions, as well as stumble upon disturbing new revelations about the family business. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Josh Gad (Frozen, Avenue 5), Amy Landecker (Transparent), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Wayne Knight. New episodes of the second season release every Wednesday.
  21. Bridget’s life is a series of dropped calls. With a gift for gab, an ex-husband in rehab, and down to her last dollar, Bridget’s life takes a desperate turn when she starts vishing over the phone for a shady identity theft ring in order to support her family. Motherhacker is written by Sandi Farkas and executive produced and directed by Amanda Lipitz. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson, Rupert Friend, Alex Goldman and more.
  22. Disaster at sea: a massive research vessel lost to a rogue wave, though the sinking did not make the news, and the families of her crew were left without answers. Follow one young woman on her journey to unravel the dangerous mysteries surrounding the Triton incident, even if the truth may reopen old wounds. As she may soon learn: some depths are better left unexplored. Join our Discord for early access to new episodes and community discussion: discord.gg/H5Dgrk5
  23. Dr Kennedy is a guilt-ridden psychiatrist, who is reviewing old recordings of his former patient Alisha, in the hopes of solving the mystery of Ravenscourt. At the time he easily dismissed Alisha's assertion that Ravenscourt was bound to evil. However, many years later his singular faith in that assertion and even reality itself, is starting to crumble. Because somehow the deserted asylum has now started calling to him in his dreams... "Ravenscourt" is a gothic horror influenced #audiodrama #audiofiction ghost story about a psychiatrist who is haunted by past mistakes, the patient he failed and the place he now believes may have played a role in all of it. The story is inspired by St Anne's Asylum in Cork City. The now derelict building was built in the 1850s and the "corridor asylum" is said to be one of the longest buildings in Europe. This Lovecraftian tale, written by David Horgan, is brought to life by thespian actor Mark D'Aughton and Irene Kelleher (Game of Thrones). With special thanks to Sean MacGearailt for the introduction and credits. Produced and edited by Epic Productions and proudly distributed by Cornucopia Radio.
  24. Tessa Thompson stars as an idealistic young journalist trying to make a name for herself by following a group of paranormal explorers, obsessed with a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right Game. The journey takes her into a supernatural world that she and the other members of the expedition can neither handle nor survive.
  25. San Francisco 1999. The city is changing forever. When a new patient seeks treatment from San Francisco Psychiatrist Dr. Lisa Beaumont mysterious crimes start to surface in the city. Puzzling deliveries, disturbing phone-calls and the eerie storms of El Niño haunt the doctor relentlessly. When a criminal investigation begins the suspense is unbearable for Doctor Beaumont as police begin to narrow down their suspects.
  26. In the midst of a global pandemic, four students disappear in Shenandoah National Park in search of the mysterious White House of the Woods. Investigative journalist Jessica Matthews battles a conspiracy to uncover the truth. Rockfish Gap is an independently produced fiction podcast, created by students. New episodes every Wednesday, www.rockfishgapshow.com
  27. From the coldest spot in the nation comes a collection of chilling tales rendered in beautiful dramatized audio! Frozen Frights: the very best horror and suspense from the Icebox Radio Theater.
  28. Created by author Alex Dolan. Haven Otomo spends her spare time saving people from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. She also owns a private suicide hotline. Possessed with unnatural powers of persuasion, she’s always been good at talking people in and out of things. When a rash of suicides hits the city, a detective reaches out for her help on the investigation, and her insight into why people kill themselves. When the crime becomes more complicated, she must question the people she trusts most, and whether they are involved.
  29. What happens when the power system we’re hooked up to fails? A new thriller about power and protest on a dying planet. Starring Vinnie Heaven and written by Sarah Woods.
  30. 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
  31. A patient awakes in a hospital. She is unable to remember who she is or how she got there, but she does know that she has to get out. She is urged to do something, something that is of vital importance....Four research scientists are freezing, terrified and together in the basement of the Institute of Plant Industry, forced to make impossible choices to protect life-saving seed samples against an invading army, a starving population and each other. Listen to these two worlds entwine in Seeds (Podcast pick of the week - The Guardian & The Sunday Times) a thrilling critically acclaimed podcast series inspired by the incredible true story of the world’s first seed bank. Starring Nina Sosanya, Graeme Rose, Jordon Kemp, Katy Stephens and Kirsty Rider Directed by Nicholas Pitt, Text by Nick Walker, music and sound design by Jon Ouin and produced by Johanna Taylor Artwork credit: Gemma Hattersley Supported by Arts Council England
  32. A strange letter. An impossible sender. Secrets hidden in the ground. From STUDIO5705, a new scripted fiction podcast set in present-day Washington State about a man’s journey to unlock a family mystery—and find things long ago buried. Season One now available. Season Two coming in 2021.
  33. Join me, Barry Orsen, a journalist with Nice Guise Media, as I investigate the Gaia Miracles more than a year after the catastrophic ending in Chicago and the disappearance of Elisa Garvey, my friend and the first reporter to witness one of the Miracles. With each interview, the established story unravels. Who is to blame? The industrial giant at the center of the Miracles, The Hydell Corporation, or the mysterious group who made them a target, Gaia Prime. SUBSCRIBE NOW Follow our investigation on IG @thegaiamiracles & Twitter @BarryOrsen thegaiamiracles.com
  34. When Angels Visit Armadillo uncovers a mystery shrouded in conspiracy, tucked away behind the moss in the rural town of Armadillo, Florida. Through interview recordings and phone calls, WAVA delves into the story of Magnolia Waters-- an unapologetic southern lesbian woman who witnesses a strange disappearance back in 1988. A Southern mystery with a touch of Sci-Fi, WAVA is a limited-series audio drama brought to life in eight chapters.
  35. A once-in-a-century storm hits the remote Scottish island of Toll Mòr. As the isolated community take shelter, a barbaric crime sets off a chain of events which heralds the rise of an ancient evil and threatens to change the course of history.Starring Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt as Police Sergeant Jackie O'Hara, this 8-part supernatural thriller is created by acclaimed writer and director Mark Healy and produced by Storyglass. New episodes on Thursdays.

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