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February 2019 Audio Drama Debut Releases

Thought I'd try compiling one of these lists of new audio fiction + drama podcast debut releases, so here you go. Feel free to shout in the comments if you've got more information or corrections and I'll update with anything I'm missing.

2/2: The Star Collector (Fiction - Science fiction)
Follow Joe Corbit as he traverses the galaxy in search of the greatest collector’s item of all time! When a distress call leads space-sheriff Joe Corbit to the ruins of a lost, alien civilization, he finds an illegal archaeological dig underway. The Chinese Galactic Empire is working alongside the Martian mob in order to smuggle an ancient artifact across state lines. One deadly shoot-out later and Joe finds himself the sole custodian of the curious relic. His plan is to auction off the artifact to the highest bidder, that is, until he finds out why the Chinese were after it in the first place. They believe it to be an ancient super-weapon. What’s worse, they think it’s already been activated and is targeting every human being in the galaxy. All Joe has to do is stave off the most powerful space fleet in galaxy, long enough to prove that this whole “ancient super-weapon” thing is being blown way out of proportion. You see, Joe is hellbent on selling this artifact. Even if it kills him.
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2/3: Starhopper (Drama - Science fiction)
A short-form science fiction anthology podcast created by Doug ”Spyglass” Marshall, featuring audio snapshots of life at various places and times in known space.
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2/4: Dice Will Roll (Drama - Actual play)
Welcome to Dice Will Roll, the gayest Pathfinder Podcast on the Planet, where we ask the hard questions, like... Is it cannibalism to eat an awakened polymorphed chicken? Or is it morally okay to kiss a Goblin? What's the worst thing that could happen if we split the party?
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2/4: The City Within The Walls (Drama - Science fiction)
350 years ago, a great cataclysm nearly wiped out all life on earth. The descendants of the survivors are now ruled by a dystopian council. The Theosin provide opposition, but the council have a fierce weapon...the Enforcer. However like all good stories, there's a twist. The Enforcer (Saris) has been kidnapped by the opposition (the Theosin). Follow Tharin in this full cast serial dystopian, as he desperately tries to find Saris, in a story that has no real good guys.
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2/6: Clock Watcher (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Clock Watcher is an audio play centered around main character, Darren Kamble. He is a recent high school graduate suffering from the tragic loss of his mother. Thomas Keeble, a powerful, concerned stranger becomes aware of Darren potential path to destruction and goes to very unorthodox methods to guide him away from it.
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2/6: Damien Anto, Master Thief (Drama - Comedy)
Join Damien and his sarcastic valet Sganarelle in their thrilling adventures across 16th or 17th or maybe 18th century Europe. Crime! Boldness! Revelry! And of course, the wooing of young maidens.
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2/8: The Midnight Case Files (Drama - Mystery)
The Midnight Case Files is an original weekly audio drama podcast produced by Sarain Diamond. The show is a supernatural procedural mystery show following the likes of CSI and Law & Order.
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2/9: PartTimeFM's Audio Drama (Drama - Storytelling)
This is an unscripted story about Dave who begins a daunting football management journey. Based on Football Manager 2019 and containing a sprinkling of comedy to bring characters to life, find out what happens as Dave navigates the world of football management from unemployment using his own Mother as an agent.
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2/12: Dashing Onions (Drama - Thriller)
Dashing Onions Audio creates original audio drama miniseries and one-off plays, focusing on stories with elements of oddness, mythology and the supernatural.
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2/12: Earthkiller (Drama - Science fiction)
Sci-fi fiction podcast. Trapped on a space station orbiting Earth, a small army of human survivors prepares to battle the undead in space.
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2/12: Voyage to the Stars (Drama - Science fiction)
Space: It’s big. Like, really big. These are the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole, trying not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to make the long journey home. Join us on a voyage to the stars with the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). The universe will never be the same.
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2/13: Duper (Drama - Urban fantasy)
After receiving a strange call from his father, Jack Matthews decides to investigate the mysterious town of Swastika, Ontario.
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2/13: The Haunted hour (Drama - Comedy)
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.
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2/13: Verity Weaver (Drama - Science fiction)
If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it? Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.
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2/14: Calling Darkness (Drama - Horror)
Six women. One book. And a demon from hell.
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2/14: Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back (Drama - Romance)
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.
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2/15: It was never just about the revolution (Drama - Science fiction)
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.
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2/15: ShadowBytes (Drama - Science fiction)
A Shadowrun podcast.
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2/15: Stellar Firma (Drama - Science fiction)
Stellar Firma is a weekly Science Fiction, Comedy podcast following the misadventures of Stellar Firma Ltd.'s highest born but lowest achieving planetary designer Trexel Geistman and his bewildered clone assistant David 7. Join them each episode as they attempt to take listener submissions and craft them into the galaxy's most luxurious, most expensive and most questionably designed bespoke planets. However, with Trexel's corporate shark of a line manager Hartro Piltz breathing down their necks and I.M.O.G.E.N., the station's omnipresent and omniinvasive stationwide A.I. monitoring those necks to within 3 decimal places, they'll be lucky to make it a week before being slurried and recycled into raw human resources.
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2/15: The Hidden People (Drama - Thriller)
Mystery. Action. Comedy. Filled with shocking surprises and a midseason twist that will leave you breathless. You may think you have it figured out, but nothing in the world of the Hidden People is as it seems. Join us.
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2/16: Nadec (Fiction - Fantasy)
"Lost in The Other Realm, past and future unravel for a red knight, her feline sidekick, and their rescuee."
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2/16: Path of the Miriam (Drama - Science fiction)
Path of the Miriam is a fictional podcast set in space, a few hundreds years in the future. Featuring a completely queer cast, and several POC voices, PotM follows the crew of the Science Vessel Miriam, led by their abrassive captain Reni. Amongst a crew of aliens, it's the new crew member Nym, a human, who stands out, for on her back is an active star chart, something that should be impossible.
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2/16: The Demon of Florence (Fiction - Fanfiction)
Demona works as an assassin in Renaissance Italy while seeking an ancient Arabian artifact.
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2/18: The Adventures of June Bug (Drama - Superhero)
The stunning and brilliant adventures of June Bug, the hero her city needs, and deserves.
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2/20: Hater-Aid 21 (Drama - Science fiction)
In the future, the fate of humanity is secured only by a treaty, the Treaty of Desperation, against a malicious alien - or perhaps, supernatural - culture of greatly superior force.
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2/20: Stephanie Conti's "The Gathering" (Drama - Horror)
"In 1982, a simple poltergeist inspired seance turns into a downward spiral of terror and betrayal as it is revealed that someone in the party is out for blood".
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2/20: Unwell (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.
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2/22: Under the Electric Stars (Drama - Science fiction)
Under the Electric Stars is a cyberpunk adventure about Metropolis West, one of the last cities standing after a nuclear war. Caine Reyes, the fastest driver in the Metropolis, has been trying to pay back the debt their family fell into years ago. After their bot gets broken, Caine runs into the rebel group Zero Zero and gets caught up in the rising revolution.
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2/23: And 195 (Drama - Urban fantasy)
A nonbinary magical runner with a passion for marathons who ends up crossing inter-dimensional portals when their terrible sense of direction leads them on unplanned detours. Literally. It’s such a nuisance when that happens during a race! But no worries: if they complete running those 42,195 km, they’ll come home. Of course, things are never quite as easy.
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2/23: The Adventures of Wonder (Drama - Superhero)
The years of perilous derring-do have finally added up for Richard Martino –– AKA, The Wonder. After seeing the comic adaptation of his life for sale at his local deli, Richard reminisces about old times and ponder his place in the world now, as an aging, retired super hero…
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2/24: Harlem Queen (Drama - Thriller)
Harlem Queen tells the story of Madame Stephanie St. Clair, top gangster in Harlem during the 1920s. 1920s Harlem was the era of prohibition, the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance.
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2/24: Inspector Virlo Morton Lee (Drama - Thriller)
A Congresswoman’s meeting of eccentric VIPs at her secluded estate is interrupted by a deadly shooting. The unpredictable detective, Inspector Virlo Morton Lee, is coaxed out of a self-imposed early retirement in a desperate ploy to save the day. They survived the murder, but will they survive him?
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2/26: parasitecology (Drama - Comedy)
A darkly comic sci-fi audiodrama about a suicidal nerd and his alien parasite best friend.
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2/27: Russian for Cats (Drama - Thriller)
This is the story of Nadia, a bilingual cat who escapes from a secret lab, and Brian, the Minnesotan who helps her hide from the spies chasing her. It's a tale of friendship and adventure... that also teaches you Russian!
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2/27: Safeguards (Drama - Science fiction)
After the death of her father, Isabel Barton becomes the President of BartWorks, which manufactures Androids and hyper-realistic prosthetics. When her estranged brother returns home to destroy the family business, she uncovers dark secrets that could change the course of human history.
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2/27: Windfall (Drama - Science fiction)
Ever since the castle first appeared in the sky above the city of Windfall, its residents have been building upward. Now the city consists of towers where the wealthiest residents live at the top while the poor eke out a living on the ground. Our podcast follows Cas, Shaima, and Argus, three brothers who live with their Uncle Vern after being orphaned during the grounder rebellion twenty years earlier.
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2/28: Awoke (Drama - Horror)
A man. A woman. Awake to a world different from the one they remember. Both are separated by different sleep patterns. They desperately search for each other but each time they awaken the world makes even less sense.
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2/28: The Weeksville Project (Drama - Real life)
The Weeksville Project’s first, 3 episode installment follows the fictional Harrison family through slice of life storytelling beginning with their patriarch, Cumberland’s arrival to Weeksville, Brooklyn after escaping slavery.
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