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November 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?

11/1: Listen Hear (Drama - Comedy)
A comedy podcast with original sketches, satire and sound effects performed by actors who don't get paid.
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11/1: Pause for Dramatic Effect (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Pause for Dramatic Effect is a narrative audio drama about modern day man's challenge to survive dark forces and ancient magic.
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11/1: The Shadow Dispatch (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Salem's best source for late-night news, discussion, and information on all things magical, political, and supernatural.
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11/1: With Caulk and Candles (Drama - Urban fantasy)
With Caulk and Candles is a supernatural dramedy about Garrett Lochlan after he receives a fake spell book as a gag gift. He soon finds out that any spell he tries (whether it be from the fake book, silly websites, or even from tv shows) work for him even when they shouldn't. This catches the attention of the local coven and they start the process of seeing what strange powers are at play.
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11/2: #theStoryline (Drama - Anthology)
#theStoryline is a podcast designed to showcase new and exciting voices within the entertainment industry. Each month we will be releasing a new episode of current 'Storylines' as well as a completely new and adjacent Storyline.
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11/2: Zero Mana (Drama - Actual play)
Zero Mana is a bunch of Geeks getting together to play some Dungeon & Dragons. We play 5e, homebrew and custom campaigns we find.
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11/3: Circe (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Kind of Lord of the Rings, except with an awesome gay sorceress on the planet of Albion.
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Listen to "00 - Book One - Toll - Foreword" on Spreaker.


11/5: Chats with Chums (Drama - Comedy)
A scripted comedy podcast. Each episode, host Rolo Moose interviews an interesting person, inviting them to his house in London for a cup of tea and a natter. So pour yourself a brew, settle down in a comfy chair, and come and enjoy the chat!
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11/5: Fashion Assassin Podcast (Fiction - Thriller)
Fashion Assassin Podcast is an audio-drama podcast based upon the Alexa Silven Trilogy, by C.B. Hoffmann, about a fashion designer who is blackmailed into being an assassin, only to ultimately seek revenge.
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11/5: The Tale of Hunter's Bay (Drama - Fantasy)
Welcome to the The Tale of Hunter's Bay, an original audio drama podcast set inspired by the folklore fantasy roleplaying game, Errant Deeds: Tall Tales in the Blackwood. Hear the tale of how bold and cunning errants helped a desperate village reclaim its bygone dignity. Revel in their triumphs and mourn their sorrows alongside us in this limited series audio drama produced by the Mythic Gazetteer: your guide to bright new worlds!
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11/6: If You're Listening, It's Too Late (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Thalia and Alice are cryptid hunters and have begun recording their jobs.
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11/6: Projectile Dysfunction (Drama - Actual play)
Four friends embark on an epic adventure of almost insurmountable odds- playing Dungeons and Dragons on a regular, weekly basis as adults. Travis Peaslee DMs in this homebrew, actual play, 5th Edition podcast, featuring the exploits of Taylor Stanfield, Llewyn Markel, and Jacoby John as they attempt to navigate through the realms, slaying monsters and fiends, despite their apparent Projectile Dysfunction.
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11/6: Turbulence (Drama - Science fiction)
A serial cyberpunk audio drama taking place in The Remnants, the re-constructed remains of 2045 North America.
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11/7: Arena (Drama - Thriller)
Nicole dreams of becoming a successful vlogger, but when her attempts at live streaming unleash a flurry of dark web activity on her computer, not only is her privacy destroyed but her life is at risk.
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11/7: Rebel Network Frequency (Drama - Science fiction)
Turn on, Tune In, Fight back. In a not-so-distant-and-very-dystopic future, a secret rebel radio show takes to the airwaves to tell the American people what's really going on. Debuting the first week of November (just one year prior to Election Day 2020 - and that's no accident), the Rebel Network Frequency asks "what could American life be like 8 years from now?" and "what are you going to do about it?"
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11/8: Solve This Murder (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
Play along with Bill as he collects clues and interviews suspects to solve original whodunit murder mysteries.
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11/8: Tiny Men (Drama - Actual play)
An actual play, D&D 5E podcast were stupidity and insanity thrive. Follow a party of misfits ; Tot the fighter, Cliff the Sorcerer, Vorrick the wizard, and Viliaris the barbarian, as they go to hell hell and back... and maybe find the true meaning of love.
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11/9: If Not Us, Then Who? (Drama - Actual play)
If Not Us, Then Who is a Power Rangers inspired actual play podcast running Riley Hopkins' new TTRPG of the same name. Each podcast episode is an episode of a fictional sentai show and these four players walk through and describe each story beat of episode using the game's card system.
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11/9: Mountain Mysteries (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
Mountain Mysteries is a fictional audio drama that follows an amazing cast of characters as they solve the the mysteries of city in the mountains!
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11/9: This Planet Needs a Name (Drama - Science fiction)
Imagine a handful of scientists and engineers setting out to terraform a planet - a world - for the frozen people they've got in tow. Just a few people, carefully chosen, who will live out their lives building something they'll never see. That's us. We're building a future.
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11/11: Alleyways (Fiction - Anthology)
Alleyways presents a selection of experiential audio adventures. Dive deep.
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11/11: Terror in the Library (Fiction - Anthology)
Take a listen to selected full story readings of fantastic horror and speculative fiction.
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11/12: Adventure Champs (Drama - Actual play)
A ttrpg podcast that’s just trying to do its best to tell a good story.
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11/12: Hunted (Drama - Thriller)
From Legendary producer Dick Wolf comes a new audio fiction series starring Parker Posey about the U.S. Marshals dedicated to capturing the country's most dangerous fugitives. When four convicts escape from a maximum security prison, Deputy Marshal Emily Barnes (Posey) is called in to pursue the criminals in one of the most treacherous and violent manhunts in United States history. Directed by Shawn Christensen (“Blackout”) and produced by Jenny Radelet Mast (Marvel’s “Wolverine”), HUNTED is the first in a slate of audio fiction series to be produced by Wolf Entertainment in partnership with Endeavor Audio.
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11/12: Treasure Island 2020 (Drama - Children)
We’re bringing you a new, dramatized retelling of the classic story, Treasure Island. Treasure Island 2020 is a 10-part series for you and your family.
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Listen to "Treasure Island 2020, part 1: Billy Bones" on Spreaker.


11/12: The Gods We Belong To (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
An urban fantasy noir podcast following the adventures of Alex Cassander, a seldom-sober P.I. who stumbles headlong into the hidden world of gods and angels.
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11/12: University of Coruscant (Drama - Science fiction)
Welcome to the University of Coruscant. This is series of lectures by Dr. Sunny Ravencourt for the class Galactic History 101. In semester 1, Dr. Ravencourt discusses Galactic Weaponry. University of Coruscant is a Star Wars Podcast.
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11/13: Motherhacker (Drama - Thriller)
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.
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11/13: The Land of Gulungulun (Fiction - Real life)
Fiction podcast by Feyisayo Anjorin about new castration laws following a rape crisis.
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11/13: Vera (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Vera is a Gothic serial audio drama about a girl named Vera, her faceless mother, her aunt who never existed, and her girlfriend who buries and raises the dead. It is a story of hope and survival, of connections and curses, of magic and darkness.
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11/14: Odd Fiction (Fiction - Anthology)
A selection of stories from the genre Weird Fiction. They range from cosmic horror to animal romance. The voice actor we got is a little chubby, but that's okay, that makes him unique.
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11/14: Tales from a Hollow World (Drama - Actual play)
A dark fantasy audio-drama powered by the savage worlds adventure edition RPG system set in an original fantasy world.
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11/15: Lungs Of Lysterra: A D&D Story (Fiction - Fantasy)
The Lungs of Lysterra gasp for breath... will our six heroes be able to save them? We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e podcast - but instead of recordings of our sessions, you will hear the dramatic recordings of vignettes written specifically for our campaign.
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11/15: Nightdrive (Drama - Comedy)
Nightdrive is a late night radio call in show that airs at 1am around the swamps surrounding Fakahatchee, Florida. If you think Florida on it's own is ridiculous- wait until you hear who calls in from this small town in the dead of night and what they're mad about.
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11/15: Paradigm Academy (RPG - Actual play)
Welcome to Paradigm Academy! Located on it's own private island in the heart of scenic Zenith Bay, Paradigm Academy is the premier school for young heroes looking to learn the ropes. Our staff is comprised of experts in all fields of heroics and our facilities are state of the art. So enroll your young hero today! Paradigm Academy is an actual play podcast that uses the Masks: A New Generation system! Listen to new episodes of our teen heroes' escapades every other Wednesday.
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11/15: Room (Drama - Science fiction)
Room is a place where people come and go and storys unfold. Join us now.
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11/15: The Dragon Punch Squad Podcast (RPG - Actual play)
Actual play podcast of the Pathfinder, Age of Ashes adventure path produced by Paizo. Five nerds who love beer, whiskey, and playing make-believe.
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11/16: Dungeon Damsels (RPG - Actual play)
We're a group of friends who did theater together and decided to take a crack at a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign. Join Ellendriel, Tarina, Adlanna, Keyanthi and Luna on their adventures across the sea and magical continent of Lyenier. All the ladies have questions of their own: Is this the right path for me? What forces are guiding me and what will become of my family? Despite these churning questions the world continues to spin on. The Sun Elves have set foot on the continent for the first time in a millennia. The Dwarves and Drow are at a tentative armistice and the Arcanic Empire has a new mysterious emperor. The campaign starts out at the open sea. Just where do the damsels go next?
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11/16: The Voyage Forevermore (Drama - Actual play)
The Voyage Forevermore is an actual play RPG podcast playing focused on collaborative storytelling, meaningful character development, fun times with fun friends, and the inherently exploratory nature of RPGs. In our current campaign, we're playing Tavern Tales, and following the story of a bugbear big game hunter, a retired admiral/bipedal toad man, and a dashing young dwarf exploring the furthest reaches of the world they know.
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11/17: Rachel Emma Shaw's Podcast (Fiction - Science fiction)
Stories written and narrated by Rachel Emma Shaw.
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11/18: Gaslight (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
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.
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11/18: Onyx Sea: An Uncharted Worlds Podcast (RPG - Actual play)
A story driven real play tabletop rpg using the Uncharted Worlds System.
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11/18: The Thursday Night Club (Drama - Musical)
Four college best friends, inspired by a fifth, embark on a “contest” to perform the best good deed in the spirit of Christmas. In the process, their lives change in ways they never could have anticipated. Is it possible to live the Christmas spirit all year long?
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Listen to "Episode 1: The Contest Begins" on Spreaker.


11/19: Bookmarked (Fiction - Anthology)
In this podcast, your favorite fictional stories both old and new are brought to life through the voice acting talents of a longtime actor and improviser. Fantastic as a read-along option for your hard copy books, whether as bedtime stories for children or an entertaining read on the road.
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11/19: The Marvellous Mystery of More (Drama - Children)
Christmas wishlists are getting bigger and bigger, and the elves can’t keep up! Join Holly and Tinsel as they travel far and meet interesting characters, all while they investigate the mystery of ‘MORE’. Told in bite-sized episodes, this Christmas podcast will captivate children and their families alike as we explore the difference between what we want and what we need.
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11/20: A Man of the Mountain (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
A Man of the Mountain is an audio drama telling the story of Jonas, a man hell bent on maintaining the Bigfoot legend, and Shirley, the intrepid tabloid reporter trying to stop him. Things escalate when real monster hunters are called in to deal with the problem and the chase begins!
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11/20: Previously On: Previously On (Drama - Anthology)
Previously on: Previously On is a short form audio drama podcast that explores a brief fictional moment in time. They usually run about 5 minutes. Some episodes are dramatic, some are comedic, and many fall somewhere in between. More often than not they don't relate to each other. They exist in their own "bubble universe" and the author chooses where they pick up, where they happen and where they tease the next episode.
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11/20: The Program (Drama - Science fiction)
The Program is a historical podcast set in a future in which Money, State, and God became fused into a single entity called the Program. Each episode is a self-contained story focusing on ordinary people inhabiting this extraordinary world. And for them it is not this future that is terrifying - it is our present.
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11/21: Tales from the DMs (RPG - Actual play)
A short form, narrative RPG podcast from friends with short attention spans.
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11/21: The Perfectly Circular Rock (Drama - Comedy)
A gigantic, perfectly circular rock suddenly appears in a small city. What's it doing there? What should be done with it?
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11/22: Feats & Fantasies: Cataclysm Rising (RPG - Actual play)
Double Take's D&D, 5th Edition podcast from Feats & Fantasies brings the tale of Cataclysm Rising. A journey following an unlikely group of heroes across Caledonia finding betrayal, mystery and confusion around every corner... but like, not in a bad way or anything...
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11/22: Remnants (Drama - Science fiction)
An ongoing Antholgy series set in the vein of the old time radio dramas but with a modern twist. Sci-fi, Adventure, Romance, Etc. Join us here for earbending tales of REMNANTS!!
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Listen to "Episode 1: "Space Walk"" on Spreaker.


11/23: Thanksgiving: The Audio Play (Drama - Comedy)
THANKSGIVING (a not all-the-way true, but sometimes painfully so, dysfunctional family comedy) by Tiffany Cascio.
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11/24: Darkness & Dragons: A D&D Livestream for Mature Audiences (RPG - Actual play)
Darkness and Dragons is a D&D livestream for mature audiences featuring an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot. Our sessions may include: coarse language, descriptions violent acts, sexual and emotional intimacy, sexism, racism, homophobia, slavery, gaslighting, trauma, and torture. Thank you and play safe!
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11/24: Genius (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
Genius' is a 21st-century gothic romance / black comedy / thriller in 13 episodes. London, 2005: Sabine Moriarty, a brilliant but reclusive mathematician, gets a call from her estranged brother Jim- also a genius, but of manipulation and blackmail rather than maths. Sabine agrees to meet him, hoping that he's turned over a new leaf. He hasn't. He has a new plan, and he wants Sabine's help: to be the undoing of the only one who might be smarter than the Moriartys- Sherlock Holmes.
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11/24: Goodnight Stories with Michele Lepe (Fiction - Children)
Goodnight Stories is a children's storytelling series hosted by Michele Lepe, best known for her role as Nina on The Good Night Show which aired on the Sprout Network.
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11/25: From Our Tabletop to Yours (RPG - Actual play)
Welcome to the World Spire, a realm unlike our own! Those who call this world home live in societies built into the side of a seemingly endless pillar, stretching up and up into the sky. This Dungeons and Dragons adventure features equal parts mystery, intrigue and goofing off like the dorks that we are, starring Annie Clarke as Phaerille, the half-elf druid, Nancy Chea as Tintsie, the forest gnome paladin, Tessa Lamer as Zealous, a mysterious stranger, and Clément Todd, the Dungeon Master!
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11/25: Tales of a Paperboy - A Christmas Story (Fiction - Real life)
Daniel Morgan is forced to move in with his Grandmother the year after his mother dies. He struggles to find the spirit of Christmas without her. His father has to leave for work and forces Daniel to start a paper route. The retired couples on the paper route hold the key to feeling the Christmas Spirit.
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11/26: Deep in the Dark Forest (Fiction - Anthology)
Tales old and new, fairy tales and stories, some familiar, some not. All told by an old Storyteller.
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11/26: Respect the Crit (RPG - Actual play)
An inclusive actual play, table top rpg podcast about exploring new worlds, characters, and game systems through campaign style story telling. Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!
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11/26: Supernatural Skeptic's Guide to New Orleans: The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Podcast (Fiction - Post-apocalypse)
The Walking Dead have overrun New Orleans, and the safest place to hide is a haunted house. Supernatural Skeptics Guide to New Orleans is a brand-new story in the Walking Dead universe. Voiced by acclaimed actress Mara Junot and sound designed in immersive and chilling detail, this ten-part horror odyssey is a companion to The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR game from Skydance Interactive and Skybound Games, releasing on January 23rd, 2020. When the dead walk… when the world falls… what will you have to become to survive? Go to vrwalkingdead.com for more info.
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11/26: The Frightmare Theatre Podcast (Drama - Horror)
The Frightmare Theatre Podcast is a horror radio drama anthology series from ARCANE. Broadcasting from a decrepit radio studio across the astral plane, the Frightmare Theatre team strives to make your nightmares a reality. Each eerie episode brings new terrifying (and at times hilarious) horror radio dramas to life. We invite you to join host, Doctor Necropolis, and the rest of the Frightmare Theatre team as they introduce a variety of suspenseful stories that are sure to send shivers down your spine!
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11/28: Christmas Buffet Roulette (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
The Owen family changes forever as they all gather for Lord Owen’s final Christmas, but will his imminent death change the family dynamic forever?
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11/28: Max and Ivan: Fugitives (Drama - Comedy)
Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.
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11/28: The Stolen Shore (Drama - Fantasy)
The Stolen Shore is about a storybook-reading pirate from a cancelled kid’s show, lost in a paper mâché sea of unfinished fables and half-remembered tales, with a Stowaway Sloth on his shoulder, where a parrot ought to be. Fearing for the children (who have had to fend for themselves without his guidance) he finds a way to broadcast his voice into the mortal world. To do it he has to read the strongest storybooks he can find — mighty classics like Madam Bovary, Moby Dick, Anna Karenina… Finnegans Wake for Tots, etc..
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11/29: Black Friday (Drama - Science fiction)
BLACK FRIDAY is a strange phenomenon that turns white people into black people.
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11/29: Minus One Two Five (Drama - Science fiction)
Set in a dystopian future on Mars after earth becomes uninhabitable, humanity is left to fend for itself. To try and survive they build cybernetic enhanced humans to help them, but after people fear the worst and become scared of these new humans. The project is shut down by the government, or so the public thought, a company continues their experiments in secret until an accident happens and some of the experimental cyber humans escape. Thus a young girl who remembers nothing of her past is found in the desert by slavers and sold to a young boy called Atlas, he explain his plan of saving people from slavers as a way to ease his guilt from his past. He gives her the name PeeBee and the 2 set of for the refugee town where he knows it will be safe for her but that plan quickly goes awry when both their past come back to find them.
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11/30: Elaine's Cooking for the Soul (Drama - Post-apocalypse)
ELAINE'S COOKING FOR THE SOUL is a post-apocalyptic cooking podcast. This sci-fi comedy series is hosted by Elaine Martínez, DDS, in her dental clinic. Each week she brings on a guest to cook up a shelf-stable, nutrient-dense recipe to share with the survivors of the recent nuclear event. The recipes are real, the world is fictional...for now. Written by Allison Schleisman and featuring Rosa Delgado as Elaine.
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11/30: Savage Bites (Fiction - Horror)
Original horror stories.
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