The Cambridge Geek

December 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?

12/1: Binary Saga (Drama - Science fiction)
In 2016, Earth detected a signal from an unknown region of space with no observable stars. The contents of this signal appears to be a series of data packets and a decryption key. Once decrypted, the data contained a number of logged entries from two planets in a Binary system. Using the translation matrix sent in the data packet, researchers have translated the entries into English. The following transmissions were declassified and given to us to present. A system with 2 stars, one in orbit around the other. Each star has a planetary system that contains an inhabited world. Technology has advanced enough to allow communication between the two planets. While the planetary scientists are using these systems to discover more about each others civilization, other communication is also occurring that allows us to see a more relatable side of each planet’s lives. The Scientists have been communicating for a number of years now, but a program has been instituted to allow youth transmissions. The first stories are from two young people, one from each planet, and their discoveries of each others world. These are those stories.
RSS Feed



12/1: Group Game (RPG - Actual play)
Deep underground in 4 separate bunkers, we meet 4 strangers from different backgrounds that must come together to discover the mysteries of a world they now know nothing about.
RSS Feed



12/1: Radio Skyline (Drama - Comedy)
Welcome to Radio Skyline! A fictional radio station doing entertaining the fictional masses of a Cities Skylines population. Why? Because it's more stimulating for me than the average let's play! Hopefully it's as fun for our real audiences.
RSS Feed



12/1: Space Knights (Drama - Science fiction)
Space Knights Podcasts is a weekly comedy podcast following the fictional adventures of the knights in space.
RSS Feed



12/1: Unsolved Death Murder Crimes (Drama - Comedy)
Two true crime podcasters try to solve the grizzliest, most tweetable murders on the internet.
RSS Feed



12/1: Voice of a Generation (Drama - Science fiction)
Audrey has returned from her vacation, and she’s back doing what she loves most; broadcasting her message to her loyal subjects. Today, she has Randall in the booth, and she’s interested to see what her biggest fan thinks of her.
RSS Feed



12/2: Attempted Adventure (RPG - Actual play)
A podcast where 4 beginners play DnD DM'd by their friend who is....also a beginner. Antics and adventure ensue.
RSS Feed



12/2: Riveting Reads (Fiction - Thriller)
Riveting Reads takes one audiobook every season from some of your favorite authors and highlights the story by delivering it in a serialized podcast format. Each season features bonus content never before available and an Author Insights section at the end of each episode where you hear about that chapter directly from the book's author. Season 1 features Insomnia by J.R. Johansson - "It's been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me." Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp spends each night trapped in the dream of the last person he's made eye contact with.
RSS Feed



12/2: Tales of the Night Sky (Drama - Anthology)
Rediscover the stars and constellations of the night sky through these dramatic myths, brought to life by Bibi Jacob’s vivid storytelling. We start off with Greco-Roman constellation myths. They’re juicy, funny, disturbing and moving. The next time you gaze up at those glittery stars and galaxies on a clear night, let these stories carry you away.
RSS Feed



12/2: The Whisperer in Darkness (Drama - Horror)
An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.
RSS Feed



12/3: Dungeon Dads (RPG - Actual play)
An actual-play podcast with real dads and made up dungeons.
RSS Feed



12/3: Fuck Hut Music School for Teens (Drama - Musical)
"F*** Hut Music School for Teens / It's Better than Your Wildest Dreams!" Enroll in Mitra Jouhari's five episode psycho drama about hot, hot sexy teens trying to break into the music industry.
RSS Feed



12/3: Storybound (Fiction - Anthology)
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments.
RSS Feed



12/4: Demon Sword Chronicles (Fiction - Fantasy)
This is a fantasy storytelling podcast. It follows the story of a group of heroes as they form together and fight a greater evil as it rises in the land - demons. They must collect ancient artifacts in order to have any hope of doing so, all the while the war rages on around them.
RSS Feed



12/6: Crystal's Imagination (Fiction - Science fiction)
For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki have hidden in plain sight among us. For centuries they have lied, sacrificed man by the thousands, and manipulated humanity into their service. As the world inches closer to the Winter Solstice a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical, and the tenuous link holding together the one family that can save humankind, shatters.
RSS Feed



12/7: Deviant: A Space Pirate Story (Drama - Science fiction)
DEVIANT is a sci-fi audio fiction show all about Dane Armstrong, one of the descendants of Neil Armstrong himself! After Neil discovered a race of alien creatures on the moon, the world banded together to fight back! Dane just... isn't the best at it. After getting kicked out of the Space Marines, Dane is left to discover life away from the family business and discover what his place is in this world truly is. It's probably as a space pirate, let's be honest. Join Dane and his crew as they adventure through the galaxy on DEVIANT!
RSS Feed



12/8: Friends of the Friend (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Friends of the Friend is an intelligent and entertaining, supernatural, fictional podcast. It circles around a mysterious Silicon Valley cult that worships what they believe is a deity that lives inside our internet. They refer to it as “The Friend”, and refer to themselves as “The Friends of the Friend”. Each episode will feature wild stories related to the group.
RSS Feed



12/9: MonkeyTales (Drama - Anthology)
MonkeyTales is a hopepunk audio fiction anthology series.
RSS Feed



12/9: Tales of Ordica (Drama - Urban fantasy)
For centuries Earth's most important secret has been guarded from falling into the wrong hands. Gateways to other worlds and dimensions have been protected from those who would dare to exploit their power for the purpose of evil. But when young Everic Ashford visits his aunt's lake house and discovers a magical pond, he's thrust into an adventure beyond all understanding. There he meets a talking raven, a grumpy troll, and other strange and peculiar characters while fighting to save a world from the universe's most dangerous threat.
RSS Feed



12/10: The Pasithea Powder (Drama - Science fiction)
On a faraway world, Captain Sophie Green is recovering from a war that ripped her planet apart and left her personal relationships for dead. Among the many atrocities committed on both sides was the invention of Pasithea Powder, a drug with memory altering properties. Thankfully, the drug has been eradicated and only a handful of scientists—now political prisoners—know how to recreate it. When Sophie sees one of those scientists walking free, she has no choice but to turn to an estranged friend for help.
RSS Feed



12/11: Unlabelled AP (RPG - Actual play)
High school's tough enough without having to grapple with identity issues, a criminal past, or living in a whole new country. Add superpowers to the mix, and things are going to get weird this year at Phoenix Academy. Unlabelled AP is an actual play podcast of Masks: A New Generation by Magpie Games focusing on gender identity, friendship, responsibility, and what it means to be a hero.
RSS Feed



12/12: Childish: The Podcast Musical (Drama - Musical)
Dante, a college student in NYC, becomes an RA in order to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Childish Gambino. While he hopes this will be the next step toward becoming a famous rapper, his delusions of grandeur are shattered when he realizes his dweebish co-workers are hellbent on making his life miserable.
RSS Feed



12/12: Squad Car 22 (Drama - Comedy)
I love my squad car. Squad Car 22 that is. Back in the 90s my partner Mumford and me saved the universe a couple of times. And if it wasn’t for our squad car we never would have come through. Recently, I found a couple of tapes we recorded while fighting crime, and aliens, and guys named Frank. I thought I’d play them all for you. Squad Car 22 is a fictional podcast with elements of sci-fi and buddy comedy. The subversive social commentary is meant to create discussion about timely topics.
RSS Feed



12/12: When We Last Left Our Heroes (RPG - Actual play)
Join 7 friends in their misadventures in this actual play podcast. Follow along from where we last left our heroes…
RSS Feed



12/13: Bullet Born (Drama - Post-apocalypse)
Society is no more as the world has become a wasteland. Jack Gates finds himself woken from his cryogenic slumber into a world of nightmares. The collapse of humanity has come and gone, and Jack must find ways to survive the hellish landscape as the life of his violent past continues to chase him.
RSS Feed



12/13: Rock Hoppers (RPG - Actual play)
Actual play podcast of The Expanse RPG by Green Ronin Publishing, based on the Novels by James S. A. Corey. Join the crew of the BellaDonna; Jaeger, Randy, Stefan, Oliver and Gary as they make their way across the void. We are a group of friends sitting around a table and having a good time. This is semi-canon, semi-beyond canon, semi-parallel, semi-freelance, semi-protomolecule story arc. We are not rules lawyers and tend to lean towards having fun and not worrying about being precise about every little detail. so keep that in mind and please have fun!
RSS Feed

Listen to "Rock-Hoppers Arc 1: Prologue" on Spreaker.


12/13: Storytime with T. L. Routledge (Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Like an audiobook, except the author is the narrator! Listen to hear The Archangel Chronicles by Timothy Lawrence.
RSS Feed



12/13: Wastespace (Drama - Comedy)
WasteSpace is a fictional scripted comedy podcast set in a post-apocalyptic world, much like that of Mad Max. The podcast follows the lives of the unfortunate and fortunate living in an unruly and dystopian world through the eyes of its host, George, and his robotic audio engineer, ...'gineer.
RSS Feed



12/16: Chambers of Horror (Fiction - Horror)
A bi-weekly podcast where Grimsby invites you into his dark chamber, where he has countless books of horror ready to be told. Be warned that these stories aren’t for the faint of heart.
RSS Feed



12/16: Dark Days in Brighton (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Three teens use their newfound psychic abilities to solve paranormal and unusual mysteries in a small Texas town.
RSS Feed

Listen to "Episode 1: Rocky's Horror Picture Adventure" on Spreaker.


12/17: Blood Ties (Drama - Crime/Mystery)
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 two very different paths: honor their father’s legacy as a world-renowned cardiologist -- or risk everything for the truth.
RSS Feed



12/17: The Last Nuns (Drama - Science fiction)
It's 2068. King George is on the throne, the NHS is a distant memory, and religious orders have closed down due to dwindling numbers. But in one decaying English convent, three nuns have been left behind ...
RSS Feed



12/18: Planet Rx 2035 (Fiction - Post-apocalypse)
Fiction Action Adventure Post Apocalyptic storytelling.
RSS Feed



12/18: Warp Lords Podcast (RPG - Actual play)
An actual play podcast featuring the innovative Warp Lords table top role playing game. Follow stories from the Fractured World, Shanghai Station, the Nine Realms, and Misin....
RSS Feed



12/19: Brimstone Valley Mall (Drama - Comedy)
The year is 1999. Lurking somewhere between Hot Topic and the food court, five misfit demons from Hell kill time inciting sin in a suburban shopping mall. When the lead singer of their band goes mysteriously missing, the demons only have two weeks to find him before they play the biggest gig of the millennium - or face the wrath of Satan herself.
RSS Feed



12/19: National Lampoon Radio Hour: The Podcast (Drama - Comedy)
A new age of National Lampoon is born with this twisted collection of comedy sketches, characters, music, and more.
RSS Feed



12/20: Expert Witness (Drama - Comedy)
When Spencer, a fledgling lawyer, gets in over his head at work, he hires his best friend Diane and her tribe of broke oddball actors to play expert witnesses in court. This blend of grounded friendship and broad comedy takes twists and turns as our band of misfits try to avoid getting caught for crimes they commit fighting an unjust system... for cash, that is.
RSS Feed



12/21: Samsara's Dramas (Drama - Anthology)
Samsara's Dramas is a fiction podcast featuring scripts from the pen of Samsara. Crossing all genre, the scripts may be for film or stage, or specifically for podcasting, and the stories are acted out by an amazing ensemble of actors for your listening pleasure.
RSS Feed



12/23: Tales from Mugglesby Town (Fiction - Children)
A collection of children's stories set in Mugglesby Town, written and performed by the Reeve family.
RSS Feed



12/25: HBBTAT (Drama - Science fiction)
In the not so distant future, Arie Synge discovers a secret that is larger than life.
RSS Feed



12/25: The Dimension Door Podcast (RPG - Actual play)
The Dimension Door Podcast is an actual-play RPG of Paizo's Reign of Winter adventure path. The Game Master (James Schwarz) guides a marvelous group of adventurers as they investigate a mysterious pocket of winter that has cropped up in the nearby forest during the middle of summer. Join the traveling mercenary Valdeen (David Miller), the retired medical profesionals Marge and Norm Gunderson (Zac and Amanda Kreitler), and the village wisewoman Vasilisa Morozova (Elizabeth Wilcox) as they work together using dice and rules to... save the world?!?
RSS Feed



12/25: To Have and To Hold (Drama - Urban fantasy)
Henry has been an exorcist for years now. She's always been a natural, exceptionally skilled at what she does. She has a talent, a real knack for it. She could have been something amazing. She really could have. She isn't quite the shining star she used to be. Time and experiences have taken their toll, and every day just seems to get harder to get through. Something has to change. She knows this. Maybe that's why she ignored all the warning signs. Perhaps a dance with the devil is better than being alone. Henry knows she shouldn't trust this woman. But she knows she's going to.
RSS Feed



(Found this useful/interesting? Feel free to swing by my Patreon or Ko-fi.)

Tagged: Releases Audio fiction