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August 2019 Audio Drama/Fiction Podcast Debut Releases

Every month, there are a large number of audio drama and fiction podcasts released. These monthly lists collate everything I can find that has released an Ep1 in its RSS feed (or youtube page, depending) for the relevant month. Feel free to shout in the comments if you've got more information or corrections and I'll update with anything I'm missing.

And tell me which ones I should be listening to. What have you enjoyed this month?

8/1: Timestorm (Drama - Science fiction)
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.
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8/3: Magus Elgar (Drama - Fantasy)
In the magical world of Hearth, learning magic is as dangerous as it is exciting. You’ll be pleased to know that Magus Elgar is one of the finest Casters out there. With luck, he might finally have a student that lives through the lessons. Join Magus Elgar and the Magical Anomaly Inter-dimensional Locators (M.A.I.L) as they search the world for Scientific Tools Augmented with Magical Power (S.T.A.M.P.s), Encountering animated chicken nuggets, crazy wizards, giant goo monsters, and a cornucopia of puns along the way. With luck, they'll find a way to diffuse these dangerous artifacts before all of reality is ripped apart, or at least be there with a bag of popcorn when it happens!
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Listen to "Magus Elgar S01 Ep 01: The Mirror Cauldron" on Spreaker.


8/3: The Brothers Crim (Drama - Comedy)
A police investigation in suburban Melbourne uncovers a series of strange podcast recordings describing petty scams, thievery and unlicensed liquor distribution. Is it true crime or comedy? Listen and decide for yourself.
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8/4: MTG Lore Seekers (Fiction - Fanfiction)
Dramatic readings of the Magic: The Gathering world's lore.
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8/5: Project Leap (Drama - Science fiction)
It's 3am and the phone finally rings. After years of anticipation, Jackson must now make the choice. Stay to be the man his family needs or answer that call and walk out of their lives forever...all for the "greater good." Would you answer the call?
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8/5: Someone Stole Something (Drama - Comedy)
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.
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8/6: I Know An Old Lady (Drama - Science fiction)
Nessie, 88, participates in a service called F.L.Y. (Finding Love Yesterday), which provides “memory encounters” that allow a person to go back in their memories and access “unexplored potential relationships”.
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8/7: The Hearth Podcast (Drama - Anthology)
Oral history is how we have some of our most engaging and long-lived legends. It's what kept the dark bound at the edge of the fire and helped explain our ancestors' world. It's also an art form we seek to reclaim in our own small way. Even today, stories can drive us to be better, to rethink our worldview, and help us laugh when we'd rather not. Together, we work to help transport listeners to other worlds with scripted versions of classic stories and original content, all in the style of 1920s radio. Travel on!
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8/8: Animal Girl Safari (Drama - Fanfiction)
Audio drama based on a fanfiction crossover between the SCP Foundation and Kemono Friends universes.
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8/8: No Space for Heroes (Drama - Science fiction)
Freelance investigator Rebecca Stone has fallen on hard times. Without enough money to fuel her ship, she has found herself marooned on a dystopian, crime-ridden, garbage-infested alien world. In hope of changing her fortunes, Rebecca reluctantly accepts a dubious job from a shady character.
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8/8: Tales by Tabletop (Drama - Actual play)
A game played on the table, turned into a radio play.
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8/9: Space Cadets Radio (Drama - Science fiction)
Space Cadets and the Legend of the Goliathon — Captain Walter Stanik has been chosen by the Interplanetary Space Federation (ISF) to lead the first crew of the Space Cadets Initiative. Their mission: explore the uncharted territories of outer space. But when they discover a stowaway on board, Stanik plunges his crew into a perilous race for revenge against an infamous band of pirates. Together, they unearth the mystery behind a fabled relic: the Goliathon.
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8/10: Liminal Apocalypse (Drama - Post-apocalypse)
A show about the end of times.
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8/11: Stillicide (Drama - Science fiction)
Cynan Jones' electrifying series set in the very near future - a future a little, but not quite, like our own.
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8/11: The Easiest of All the Hard Things (Drama - Fantasy)
Trapped on a deserted island, Kelsey finds a cell phone washed ashore — shrink wrapped & powerless — but is it a message?
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8/11: Unjust (Drama - Thriller)
A noir detective story with a twist! Follow the dark tale of a detective and the mad bomber he is determined to capture!
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8/12: Chrome City Chronicles (Drama - Actual play)
This is Chrome City Chronicles, an Indianapolis set and based Shadowrun Actual Play and Audio drama podcast! Our actual play takes place in a futuristic, augment-driven Indianapolis in the year 2077, as our six lead runners attempt to overcome their life-threatening debts while under the watchful eye of an omniscient force known only as Janus. Meanwhile, our audio drama tells the story two years prior with P.I. Keith Kincaid following the trail of a devastating Seattle massacre, only to find himself in the middle of a huge conspiracy.
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8/12: Tales of She (Fiction - Real life)
Tales of She is a biweekly fiction series by blogger J.DeBoyià . The show follows a nameless African American woman ("She") in her everyday life.
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8/14: The Gray Line (Fiction - Thriller)
Short fiction from the back roads of the beyond: Each fully voice-acted and scored episode is a journey into the unsettling and unexplained. Hold on tight: there are no seatbelts on this bus.
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8/14: The Influx (Drama - Science fiction)
The Influx is a story about the aftermath of human's next phase of evolution. Special abilities that give the individuals a heavy influence on certain aspects of the world, but with all genetic mutations there is always a middle period. A shift in the power dynamic where members of the previous generations struggle to remain the dominant strand. In this new world, classical humans are losing the fight against The Influx. We follow a small group of human and Influx alike as they experience all sides of the war: The human survivors, the rising Influx rulers, and the middlemen stuck as pawns in other people's games. In a world of ever present supernatural threat, the degradation of societal norms, and the beginnings of a new world. You have to ask ourselves one thing: What is your Influence?
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8/15: All My Hexes (Drama - Actual play)
All My Hexes is a Monster of the Week actual play podcast that follows four amateur paranormal investigators as they thwart the sinister conspiracies and unearthly horrors of a Texas oil boom town.
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8/16: The Inky Water (Drama - Science fiction)
Join a lone teenager aboard the underwater station The Nerites as they witness things they cannot explain and learn more about why they were left alone. A sci fi horror mystery.
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8/17: Ellie and The Wave (Drama - Comedy)
When a global computer virus begins deleting all digital records, 30-something Ellie (Natalie Morales, Parks & Rec) buys an old tape recorder and begins narrating an “analog” retrospective of her life before all of her photos, videos, and correspondence are wiped out forever.
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8/17: Murphy's Roll (Drama - Actual play)
Storytelling of various D&D campaigns.
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8/17: Republic of Camberville (Fiction - Anthology)
An 8-part limited series fiction podcast dedicated to the dancers, drug addicts and dreamers who call Camberville home.
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8/18: Sonoio (Drama - Science fiction)
As the crew of the space station IOA are set to head back home. Their final day is filled with questions that lead to the faith of the earth at stake.
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8/19: Dead Sirius: Memoirs of an Undead Loser (Drama - Post-apocalypse)
Follow the story of Sirius, a man who took matters into his own hands when the zombie apocalypse began, and joined the ranks of the dead before they could force him to. Now a walking, talking, thinking corpse, how will Sirius handle the later stages of the zombie invasion?
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8/19: Slaughterhouse Road (Drama - Musical)
An australiana romantic horror musical podcast about two young lovers trying to chase their dreams against the backdrop of an abattoir in a jaded small Aussie town.
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8/19: The Grand Sophy (Drama - Romance)
A sparkling Regency romantic comedy by Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy is a story of love, intrigue, and high spirits.
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8/21: Derelict (Drama - Science fiction)
DERELICT is a narrative podcast experience from award winning science fiction author J. Barton Mitchell, that follows a host of unlikely characters trying to unlock the frightening mysteries of an abandoned spaceship in the far reaches of space.
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8/23: Voyage of the Oeverwal (Drama - Comedy)
The year: 1530. The Earth: Flat. The Captain: An idiot. In an effort to prove the new round earth theory wrong and maintain the status quo, Philip the Handsome, Lord of the Netherlands, sends his illegitimate son Polder Van Dijk on a journey to discover the edge of the Earth. With his loyal crew, and a hopeless misunderstanding of how carrier pigeons work, Polder navigates cannibals, a kraken, the Turkish armada, the french fleet, the halls of science, Dutch baked treats, and a giant angry quokka before finding himself face to face with a grim truth about himself and his world.
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8/24: Beta9 (Drama - Science fiction)
The world has ended - or so it seems. Dr William Altior describes the events which led up to the near extinction of humanity, and mankind's final sanctuary: Neo-Alexandria. Will humanity be able to survive in the new world?
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8/24: Stories from Reddit: A True Horror Podcast (Fiction - Anthology)
A podcast that narrates stories from r/letsnotmeet, and fiction stories.
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8/24: The Dead Letters Podcast (Drama - Thriller)
The Dead Letters Podcast is an audio drama focusing on the lives of five women who, over the course of history, have received mysterious letters that warn of death and destruction if they don't do exactly as the sender says.
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8/25: Fuck Humans (Drama - Romance)
In order to live in harmony, Humans and monsters are forbidden from having relations with one another. Will this peace last?
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8/26: Staying Weird (Drama - Actual play)
Follow the misadventures of two dysfunctional groups of normal-adjacents as they discover the mysteries and monsters of a world unseen in this actualplay.
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8/27: Knight Falls, CA (Drama - Mystery)
On April 10th, 2009, 16 year old Charley Cooper disappeared without a trace. 10 years later, freelance journalist Scott Sinclair journeys to the town of Knight Falls, CA to uncover the truth.
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8/28: Mythofiction (Fiction - Anthology)
Tales of wonder and imagination set in a fictional universe inspired by Indian mythology and folklore.
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8/28: Soulborn City (Fiction - Fantasy)
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.
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8/29: A Voice from Darkness (Drama - Horror)
A Voice From Darkness is a horror audio drama in the form of a call-in radio show. Join parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder as he helps those who witness and suffer the supernatural and the strange.
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8/29: The Veiled West (Drama - Urban fantasy)
During a time when the American frontier was still young, a prosperous silver strike in the Arizona territory brought about the city of Tombstone. Everyone knows the stories and the history of the "Old West". What they do not know is the entire story. The non Human communities were not friendly back then. The term "The Wild West" was coined because of the constant conflict between Werewolf, Druid and Vampire. The poor Humans were simply caught up in the crossfire of the times.
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8/30: Magic Quest Boys of Dragontown (Drama - Actual play)
An actual-play Dungeons and Dragons comedy adventure. Four heroes embark on what will surely be the greatest story ever told.
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8/31: (The Sound of) Casual Violence (Drama - Comedy)
Bite-sized comedy tales of menace, melancholy and mayhem -- from the multi award winning comedy team behind "Hector Vs The Future", and one of the writers of "Wooden Overcoats". Join Casual Violence as they spin uniquely grotesque - and immensely stupid - sketch comedy stories for your delight and entertainment.
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8/31: Codename: Blank (Drama - Comedy)
In a world filled with talking animals, cartoon-y villains, and crime, two detectives must solve the crimes no one else can. Detective Howard Blank, an amnesiac, is trying to solve the mystery of his past, and his partner, dinosaur Johnny Taco, is the only one who can put up with him long enough to save the day.
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8/31: Manifestations (Drama - Science fiction)
A person from 2019 is out of place, and out of time. They discover how the Earth has changed. How can so much destruction become something good and hopeful? Join our narrator as they discover where they are, when they are, and the mystery surrounding how they got there.
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