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October 2019 Audio Drama/Fiction Podcast Debut Releases

Every month, there are a large number of new 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?

10/1: Scared Shirtless (Drama - Urban fantasy)
A full cast suspense/mystery podcast featuring The Steward and his shop, The Chain. Who could have known that shopping local would end the world?
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10/1: Tales from Beyond the Pale (Drama - Horror)
Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, filmmakers Larry Fessenden (Depraved, The Last Winter, Habit) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead, V/H/S) created the acclaimed TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE audio dramas inspired by the vintage radio shows of yesteryear with a decidedly modern twist. Written and directed by auteurs of today’s horror genre, these lavishly produced half-hour tales range from the gently atmospheric to the genuinely gruesome.
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10/1: The Culling (Drama - Horror)
On a remote planet, a team of researchers creates a long-range transmitter. It works, but what else listens to the signal that calls into the darkness of deep space?
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10/3: Bear and a Banjo (Drama - Musical)
Bear and a Banjo is a new musical podcast that tells the incredibly tall tale of a band that time forgot. Although history may have left them behind, Bear and Banjo rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest musical icons in history—from Leadbelly and Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Little Richard and Bob Dylan— unwittingly influencing the course of 20th century Americana. All their adventures are meticulously archived and presented by Dr. Q, played by Dennis Quaid.
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10/3: Confessions from the Nocturne Nebula (Drama - Science fiction)
An original, science fiction, space-noir podcast. Starring a 25 member cast, the story centers around Nolan Stone, owner of a popular nightclub on Aldfar Station. When one of the women working for Nolan decides to head back to her home planet, the station gives her a send off, but she’s back at the bar only hours after her departure, injured and in trouble. And so begins our tale of misadventure through the seedier side of humanity’s future...
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10/3: Madrigal: An Age of Sigmar Story (Drama - Fanfiction)
A group of fans of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar lore and tabletop have gathered together to produce an audio drama that pits mortals of the Realms against undead, cultists, Chaos gods, and their own fears.
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10/3: The Creeping Hour (Drama - Horror)
Beware, these scary stories will transform you!The Creeping Hour is a horror anthology series hosted by the Creeps, three friends who listened to so many scary stories that they turned into monsters themselves. Gather your whole family to shiver with fright as you listen to the terrifying tales of The Creeping Hour. Listen if you dare. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
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10/5: Catholic Family Stories (Fiction - Anthology)
New fiction for families inspired in the style of the classics meditating on the Sacraments, the Gospel, and Catholic Family Life.
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10/6: A Strange Museum (Drama - Comedy)
Please visit the museum. And don't forget to avoid the gift shop.
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10/6: Paperless Pulp (Drama - Anthology)
Flying V dives into the world of narrative podcasts with our Anthology Series “Paperless Pulp”! Inspired by the traditions of old time radio and pulp magazines, this anthology series presents original, fully produced audio plays exploring intimate aspects of the human condition set in worlds of high genre – horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and more!
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10/7: Alabaster Flats (Drama - Western)
Welcome to Alabaster Flats: The Self-Aware Western. Somethin' strange has settled in to Alabaster Flats. 17 sheriffs in 30 days? Peculiar happenings in the mine? Noises from the boneyard? New Sheriff Patrick Henley is running out of time before he's next. It'll take a whole host of curious characters including Miss Sofia who runs the Short Stick Saloon, Winthrop Morgan of Morgan's Mercantile (wanna be crime syndicate boss), and the gambler Laconic Jack. Alabaster Flats is a unique, comic approach to the classic western.
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10/7: Marutech University (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Aaron Armstead is a professional student that has been studying at Marutech University for more than a decade. Although he has always refused to take a teaching job at the University, Aaron has always found steady employment with his long-time mentor Professor Magnus Croworth. However, the old Professor has detected a dark awakening across the world and wants more data to use in his research. Soon after, Aaron is sent to investigate bizarre incidents all over the world and uncover an impossible conspiracy. As if it were not enough to worry about forgotten gods, dark rituals, and terrifying monsters, Aaron also has to contend with modern issues. He'll have to navigate a world where scientists create new technologies that can't be controlled, learn to deal with a sentient AI that lives in his phone, and work alongside his ex-girlfriends. As Aaron struggles to hold on to his sanity, he'll need your help to find the truth.
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10/9: Heavy Pencil (Drama - Comedy)
Character sitcom by Anna Crilly and Tony Gardiner. The actor Michael Cork talks to Sarah Tiptree, his agent's assistant's assistant.
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10/9: In This Economy? (Drama - Anthology)
In This Economy? is a set of six short, self-contained radio plays that rely on the agility and diversity of the gig economy to reimagine the process of creating scripted drama. The gig economy promises freelancers the freedom to choose the jobs they take on and the hours they work, and promises employers a vast pool of talent they can choose from on an as-needed basis. If this model expedites everything from web design to house cleaning, then why not use the same set of tools to make a lot of art, very quickly? From casting talent on Fiverr to crowdsourcing script elements, In This Economy? reinvents theater production for the modern workforce.
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10/9: Moonface (Drama - Real life)
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.
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10/9: Past Due (Drama - Real life)
Underwhelmed by life and overwhelmed by disappointments, a 30-year-old writer and entrepreneur takes an introspective look at her life, and its shortcomings. Has her time come and gone, or is she simply a late bloomer?
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10/13: Bastard Fur (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Bastard Fur is a Werewolf Urban Fantasy Podcast about finding your pack no matter what dangers meet you on the Journey.
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10/14: American Fantastic Theatre (Fiction - Anthology)
Audio Stories & Poems Written and Performed by John Beechem & Guests.
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10/14: Me, My Demon and I (Drama - Comedy)
Me, My Demon, and I is an original horror-comedy. We join Johnny, a down on his luck guy who, one morning, finds out he's been possessed by a demon.
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10/14: Occupy Me (Drama - Science fiction)
OCCUPY ME is a science fiction thriller/comedy about Earth's first contact with two alien entities. The story follows a trio of “average” Earthlings who cross paths with the extraterrestrial visitors and learn of their parallel missions: one seeking discovery, the other scheming towards galactic domination.
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10/15: Apocalypse (Fiction - Horror)
A daily serial about the zombie apocalypse.
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10/15: Wellspring (Drama - Science fiction)
Twenty years after the incident at Wellspring, questions remain unanswered. A young journalist seeks to uncover the truth, but she may end up revealing more than she bargained for.
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10/16: After Death: D&D (Drama - Fantasy)
After a horrific car accident four students wake up in what appears to be a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. This is a scripted Dungeons and Dragons adventure produced by Heroes of Greenrest.
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10/16: Dust: Horizons (Drama - Anthology)
Welcome to DUST: Horizons, an anthology of immersive science fiction audio dramas ranging from classic tales by pioneers of the genre to thought-provoking stories from the emerging voices of today. Open your mind. Listen carefully. The future awaits.
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10/16: Lady Starr, Space Ranger (Drama - Science fiction)
Lady Starr, Space Ranger, is the star of a pulp-esque series of audio plays.
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10/17: Supernatural Sexuality with Dr Seabrooke (Drama - Urban fantasy)
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.
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10/17: The Subjective Truth (Drama - Science fiction)
While searching for the legendary Fenn Treasure, podcaster Buddha Kline, disappeared from the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. From alien abductions to haunted hotels to reincarnation robots, everyone has their own theory for what happened… Join our host, Graham Anderson, as she unearths all the answers to the question of… What happened to Buddha Kline? This is The Subjective Truth.
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10/18: Adventures in Altrea (Fiction - Fantasy)
It's D&D, plain and simple. Adventures in Altrea is the recap and background guide to all of the shenanigans of the unlikely heroes that star in this story. I hope you enjoy a glimpse into our world, and hopefully, you too can become a hero. This podcast is marked as explicit as adult themes and the nature of D&D will create complex and unique story moments, we hope you understand.
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10/19: Harbor (Drama - Urban fantasy)
The Greer siblings have a lot on their plate- stressful jobs, southern heat, small town politics AND Cryptids with personal problems. Remember, normal is what you get used to.
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10/19: Spooky Stories for Modern Minds (Drama - Horror)
Sure, demons and darkness can be scary, but what about the horrors we face on a daily basis? Spooky Stories for Modern Minds tells thirteen terrifying tales of the mundane macabre.
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10/20: Audible Visions Drama (Drama - Science fiction)
New Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Dramas.
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10/20: Zero Hours (Drama - Anthology)
Zero Hours is an anthology series from Long Story Short Productions, where every story is a different take on the end of the world - or at least something that feels like the end of the world. Each episode is organized around a kind of apocalypse, whether the cataclysm is planetary or personal, and each episode is also set in succeeding centuries, with 99-year intervals separating them. Zero Hours begins in the past, catches up to the present, and eventually overtakes it. Some installments are darkly comedic, others grimly contemplative, and others still thrillingly contentious. But they all explore the same question: how do we keep going when the world is crashing down around us? Stories From The End(s) of the World...
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10/21: Curious Matter (Drama - Anthology)
Curious Matter is an audio drama anthology based on short stories from the world’s best Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror writers. Let your ears take you on grand adventures into the worlds created by the most imaginative minds in the literary universe.
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10/22: Fellowship of the Drinks (Drama - Actual play)
A Dungeons & Dragon Play Drama Podcast!
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10/22: Iredescence (Fiction - Science fiction)
A daily science fiction serial set in the universe of Iridescence where humanity and other sentient races live at peace, and sometimes at war.
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10/22: Little Women: A Modern Audio Drama (Drama - Real life)
Little Women: A Modern Audio Drama” is written by Shannon Campe, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.
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10/22: Men With Ven - Driving From Barking To Deptford (Drama - Musical)
The story of three men and their van driving from Barking to Deptford. They meet their Nemesis in the Blackwall Tunnel and find enlightenment as they cross The Greenwich Meridian.
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10/22: Multiclass Theater (Drama - Actual play)
A trip inside the minds of four obsessive role-playing storytellers as they create collaborative, and mostly improvised, fantasy adventures using Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition rules. Join Rohtan, Silwe, and Mist as they explore an original world in search of justice, adventure, and oh, yeah, treasure.
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10/23: CJS Anouncement Archive (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Recorded and archived morning announcements from a French-immersion high school in the Canadian prairies. As with all French-immersion schools, none of the students ever actually speak French. Plus, news about typical high school stuff like clubs, sports, special events, supernatural occurrences, cults, musicals, the Council of the Sun Temple, did I mention supernatural occurrences, and complaints about pre-cal class.
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10/23: It Takes Two to Roll (Drama - Actual play)
A husband and wife, Ian and Alexis Veenendaal, sit down and play an ongoing one-on-one Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The campaign is set in a world of fantasy, mystery, and horror, and follows the adventures of a naive human wizard named Norah Wingray.
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10/23: Mage & Machine (Drama - Science fiction)
A mysterious teenage sorceress escapes from her tower and teams up with a cyborg ex-con with a shady past, as they try to stay one step ahead of the ruthless Royal Sorceress bent on imprisoning them both.
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10/23: Public Domain Players (Drama - Anthology)
Bringing public domain works to life, in full audio!
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10/24: Poplar Kids (Drama - Actual play)
Poplar Kids is a Kids On Bikes actual play podcast that takes place in the fictional Eastern Kentucky town of Poplar.
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10/25: Margaritas & Donuts (Drama - Romance)
Josephine, a pediatrician, is pretty unlucky romantically. With a little coaxing from her best friend Katrina, Josephine starts a relationship with Malik, an ophthalmologist that works in the office across the hall from hers. Malik is exactly what Josephine needs, but she doesn't quite realize it...yet.
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Listen to "Episode 1: Sideways" on Spreaker.


10/25: Raytown Roundup (Fiction - Storytelling)
Welcome to Raytown, MO, where we never let the truth get in the way of a good story. These tall tales take place in the middle part of America. The characters are fictional but hopefully they remind you of people in your neighborhood. This is humor of the mundane at its best, good fun for the whole family.
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10/25: Roll for Friendship! (Drama - Actual play)
Roll for Friendship is a podcast about friendship and sometimes dragons. Five friends invite you to join them for an actual play RPG podcast where together they hope to weave a story, make you laugh and eventually learn the true meaning of friendship.
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10/25: The Fina Mendoza Mysteries (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
It's "The West Wing" meets "Nancy Drew" - a podcast for little girls and political junkies. Legend says whoever sees the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill is cursed. Fina Mendoza, the 10-year old daughter of a congressman, just saw it. Can she save her family from “cat”astrophe? These are the Fina Mendoza Mysteries.
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10/25: The Organist's Son (Drama - Thriller)
The Organist´s son is a podcast with a focus on mystery, exploring imaginative worlds and survival despite horrible odds.
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10/25: The Supernatural Housewives of Ballystrange (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
The Supernatural Housewives of Ballystrange tells the tale of a small town in Ireland that was cursed hundreds of years ago, a curse that condemned each generation of men folk to marry supernatural brides until the end of time. Or until such time as a righteous stranger arrived to lift the dastardly curse.The curse was at first a source of great shame for the God fearing and stalwart men of the small coastal town. But as the centuries rolled by, some men discovered that being wed to a supernatural woman had both its pleasures and its privileges. And it eventually came to be that the men of Ballystrange lived in constant fear of that righteous stranger arriving on their shores… The Supernatural Housewives of Ballystrange is the story of that stranger's arrival... a sexy demon slayer called Deirdra whose sole mission is to eradicate each supernatural housewife and lift the curse forever.
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10/26: Clemency (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
In 1987, Ronald Keys was sentenced to life in prison, found guilty of murdering 14 people in the town of Kodiak, Oklahoma, over the span of a three-year period. But as a former prosecutor and investigative journalist, Michael Murray isn't convinced. Not just because Ronald insists he didn't do it, but also because of those 14 bodies, not a single one was ever found. Until now.
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10/26: Dana Is Her Name (Drama - Superhero)
Dana is a Berlin based episodic audio comic following our girl, Dana, in her transition from girlhood into womanhood.
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10/27: A Paige in the Book (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
This is a tale told in 14 parts, by 14 different people. Some are telling the truth, some are telling lies, and one is dead. Pay attention to what is being said, and who is loyal to the family, versus those loyal only to the power they seek.
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10/27: Please Send Help! (Drama - Comedy)
Comedians Andrew Mercado and Justin Marquez experiment with the podcast form by recording in unconventional places, but their tinkering soon goes awry when every single attempt at an episode is foiled as they are thrust into a near-death situation that threatens their livelihoods. Don’t worry, though. It’s not real. This is actually a narrative podcast. There’s discussions about religion, psychedelics, and the paranormal, among other philosophical and weird topics, and every single conversation is punctuated with a dire threat looming in the background. In other words, this podcast flies off the rails at every turn. It’s goofy, it’s completely insane, and you might learn something in the midst of the chaos.
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10/28: Conference Call (Drama - Comedy)
Welcome to Cursed Management, Hollywood's worst talent management company! Sit in with the managers of Cursed on their chaotic, company-wide conference calls as they frantically try to sign new talent, close big deals, and keep their company from imploding.
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10/28: Manor House (Drama - Horror)
Manor House is a horror anthology presented in audiobook, audio drama, and Cinematic Audio formats. Won’t you stay the night?
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10/28: Obsidian (Drama - Science fiction)
A speculative fiction podcast based in Afrofuturism.
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Listen to "60 Minutes Through Space" on Spreaker.


10/29: 14 Days with Felicity (Drama - Comedy)
Actress Felicity Huffman has been sent to prison for her role in the 2019 College Admissions Scandal that rocked a nation. Luckily, she snuck her cell phone in with her! Join Felicity for fourteen days behind bars as she reconnects with friends, family, agents, managers, old rivals, and personal demons -- all while writing a new memoir destined to save her career.
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10/30: 5 Week Countdown (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
Countdown is an augmented reality & interactive podcast where the audience determines the outcome in real time. Whitney has been kidnapped and locked in an escape room by a mysterious person known only as K. With 50,400 minutes (exactly 5 weeks) to escape, Whitney needs your help to solve a series of puzzles and determine why she was targeted. Help her escape by asking questions, leaving suggestions or solving the puzzle.
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10/30: Cast A Circle Deadly (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Beltane is about to start, and as Meg Dunkirk and her coven prepare to celebrate the Sabbat, one of the witches turns up missing. Something is wrong. Meg knows it. No one wants to listen to her, telling her she’s worrying too much, so when the girl’s body is later discovered, everyone but Meg is surprised. As the murder investigation gets underway, Meg turns to her solitary practice to track down her friend’s killer and awakens the power of Sight within her. Not even magic can prepare her for what she sees. Meg has to hurry to find who is targeting her coven before another witch gets killed.
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10/30: Coexistence (Drama - Science fiction)
Earth's shattered future. Humanity's natural resources have been exhausted. A young drone delivery pilot receives a mysterious package from her estranged father and is catapulted on a journey of cosmic self-discovery.
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10/30: Cryptic (Drama - Science fiction)
Cryptic is an audio drama. Cole and Julie Kurtz, a brother-sister team investigate cryptid sightings in their home state of Ohio. Oh, by the way, all of these legends are true!
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10/31: Jane the Ripper (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
Jane The Ripper is a 10-episode audio drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat and take you on a roller coaster of suspense as you discover a true heart of darkness.
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10/31: Mandible Judy (Drama - Horror)
Mandible Judy is a weekly horror serial podcast.
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10/31: Mockery Manor (Drama - Thriller)
Summer 1989. Mockery Manor amusement park is gearing up to its 1989 grand re-opening. New manager Victor of Wizzzard Entertainment is determined to make the park the UK's answer to Disneyland, burying its disturbing history once and for all. Joining the raft of new employees are twin sisters Bette and JJ. Bette just wants to have a good time, but JJ sees it as an opportunity to leave the old her behind and transform into a brand new version of herself. But the past doesn't go away just because you want it to, and the dead don't always stay buried...
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10/31: The Godshead Incidental (Drama - Urban fantasy)
An audio drama about a city full of gods and the people who want nothing to do with them.
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10/31: The Second Oil Age (Drama - Science fiction)
When an oil executive goes missing aboard the deep-sea Atlas Station, the company sends agent Synøve Pan down for answers — and she’s just the woman to get them. Welcome to the Second Oil Age: a sci-fi podcast that transports listeners to a post–energy-crisis world in which humanity’s thirst for oil is satisfied through a bargain with a mysterious deep-sea species.
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