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February 2021 Audio Drama, Fiction and RPG 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?

(This post has been simplified, due to page load time. There's also a page with all the first episodes embedded in it, but beware, it might take ages to load.)

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2/1: Eldritch Cast
(RPG - Fantasy)
The Eldritch Cast is an actual play DnD podcast set in the fading empire of Syndra. Join six adventurers as they journey through a world full of dark secrets, horrible monsters, and corrupt nobles. Welcome to the end of an empire. Welcome to Syndra.
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2/1: Ghost of Me
(Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Every week, I'll read a chapter from my novel Ghost of Me, a paranormal thriller about a woman trying to solve her own murder.
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2/1: Good Noise Radio
(Dramatised - Anthology)
An anthology series presenting questions and stories of faith in a nuanced and creative medium.
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2/1: Murray Mysteries
(Dramatised - Adaptation)
A gothic-comedy audio retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
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2/1: The Family Dragon Slayer
(RPG - Children)
The Family Dragon Slayer is an actual play Roleplaying podcast where the main crew are all family living under one household. We use our "family day" together to roleplay and have fun, and upload it all for your enjoyment.
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2/3: Broken Apocalpyse Podcast
(Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
On July 30th 2028 the world erupted into a ball of fire and electricity. For 70 years Storyteller has walked the earth wondering why he has yet to die. Follow his journey from zero hour to present day in a jumbled mess of memories as we try to uncover the secrets of the Broken Apocalypse.
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2/3: Channel Stupidity
(RPG - Fantasy)
Four stupid adventurers and their dumb dumb DM explore a world of fantasy humanoids, spider queens, ice, hot chip, and try not to completely fuck up along the way.
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2/3: Let's Break History
(RPG - Historical)
Let's Break History is an actual play podcast where the cast members take on the roles of real historical figures and do their best to change the course of history. Game Master Peter Quinn-Jacobs corrals a creative cast into an improvisational story based on important, but often poorly understood, periods of history.
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2/3: One Million Years PC
(Dramatised - Comedy)
For the very first time in history, One Million Years PC gives us incontrovertible Darwinian evidence that our Homosapien ancestors -and all other species, were just as obsessed with PC culture as we are today! Set against the cataclysmic backdrop of the tectonic plate shift -we follow the truly astounding life and death journey of a brother and sister -selflessly cast off by their parents - to give them any chance of survival. It’s an incredible story, but also an extraordinary insight into what life was actually like back then. And the realisation that there’s nothing new under the sun. Some may dismiss the show’s themes as amusingly irrelevant. However, taking some time out of your busy day-to listen-will surely convince you otherwise. And of course, you can Cancel at any time!
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2/3: The Shower Principle: A New Parenting Podcast Play
(Fiction - Slice of life)
Inspired by people who quarantined before it was "cool," "The Shower Principle" is a theatrical podcast performance that tells the story of two people's confrontation with new found isolation. The reason? A newborn.
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2/3: Tiger Style! An Audio Play
(Dramatised - Comedy)
The Huntington’s hit 2016 production of Mike Lew’s Tiger Style! has been newly recorded as an audio play, to be released weekly as a series of four podcast episodes with a companion podcast series "Exploring Tiger Style!" full of insightful conversations with artists, community members, and more! Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they’re epic failures: he’s just been passed up for promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious comedy examines race, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor.
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2/4: Eclipse: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast
(RPG - Science fiction)
Eclipse is 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons sci-fi fantasy thriller. Join the crew of the Eclipse as they struggle to keep the galaxy safe in this biweekly actual-play podcast.
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2/4: Wet Sock on a Sore Foot: An Audio Play
(Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Ali is on a pilgrimage. As she walks through the wilderness of Maine, she meets some pretty interesting people. This is a cockeyed fable about faith, guilt, anxiety, obsession, and dads, very loosely adapted from the tale of Alibech and Rustico (from Boccaccio's Decameron).
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2/5: Missing Annie Lee
(RPG - Horror)
A Fear Itself Actual Play Podcast. Produced by Salty Sweet Games & Off the Table.
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2/5: Novafleet 86
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
For decades, the PAZ corps has kept peace in the solar system through their peacekeeping teams called novafleets. Join Mackie, Zinn, 4r-G0, and Donnelley, the members of novafleet 86, as they discover the secrets their home system has to offer.
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2/5: Short Stories Made for You
(Fiction - Anthology)
This podcast is a compilation of short stories filed with drama, horror, gossip and maybe even... cliff hangers?
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2/6: Coma Girl
(Fiction - Crime/Mystery)
In this riveting romantic comedy mystery, a victim of a tragic event lies in a hospital bed at the mercy of dysfunctional family, friends, and caretakers who think she can't hear them!
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2/6: The New Normal RPG
(RPG - Fantasy)
The New Normal RPG is the D&D lets play podcast from the dragons and flagons podcast.
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2/7: Nerv Pod
(Fiction - Horror)
Welcome to the Nerv Pod, where we fill your mind with only the most frightening, nerve tingling horror stories. Be sure to follow and subscribe for more unsettling tales…
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2/8: The Washies
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
In the not so distant future of 2025, amid a backdrop of significant political unrest, a TV producer finds and promotes five millennials who happen to be direct descendants of George Washington. The three women and two men participate in a reality TV show that catapults them to both fame and infamy. As they struggle to slay their own person demons, they also represent the paradox of George Washington—hero/slave owner. Through all this, they learn to love each other and truly become family… just as the country needs them most.
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2/9: Speak of the Devil
(Fiction - Anthology)
Our debut series, Speak of the Devil, comprises six short plays written by four emerging female writers. Each piece is unique and tells a powerful story from the female voice. It explores themes of anxiety, male-dominated industries, friendship, food, careers and bodies – things which are not exclusive to women but that can have dramatic differences depending on your gender. Speak of the Devil is independently produced by Baker Street Productions Ltd.
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2/9: Tomorrow's Monsters
(Dramatised - Thriller)
In this scripted sci-fi thriller, John Boyega (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) stars as Jack Locke, a mysterious conman with a vendetta who infiltrates NextCorp, a Silicon Valley body hacking startup run by enigmatic CEO Max Fuller, played by Emmy winner Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE). Nextcorp has secretly been developing a revolutionary new mind app that promises to amplify the human brain in incredible ways. "Shut-Eye," promises to change the world by eliminating its users’ need to sleep, but when participants of the human trials begin dying off, the program is shut down. Max starts testing the product on himself, unleashing a dormant and dangerous alter ego. As Jack goes toe to toe with Max and his fractured psyche, he finds himself on the run for his life in a race to stop a dark plot seeking to radically advance humankind to its next stage of evolution.
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2/10: Iron Frontier Podcast
(RPG - Western)
The gods have fallen. The heavens and the hells are gone. All that remains of that time long before, is man, beast and the world of Æmia. Welcome to the Iron Frontier!
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2/10: Pace
(RPG - Science fiction)
Pace is an actual play podcast set in a theoretical future Otherverse.
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2/10: Tales from Sable Rock Forest
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
An anthology series of fantasy short stories that all take place in and around the fabled Sable Rock Forest.
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2/10: The Candyman
(Dramatised - Fanfiction)
In 1971, five children were given a tour of a chocolate factory in upper Munich. Four left the factory maimed, and one never left at all. Listen to the investigation, told in six parts, week by week.
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2/11: 2 Die Four
(RPG - Fantasy)
The 2 Die Four podcast is a group of semi-sane individuals who come together to play tabletop RPGs. This group then decided to record their sessions and put them online for other people to enjoy, whether that is by watching a session or listening on their drive home. Thus the 2 Die Four podcast was born. We hope you enjoy our roleplaying shenanigans!
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2/11: Crap Noir
(Dramatised - Comedy)
We are CRAP NOIR – a podcast team dedicated to bringing you some subpar jokes along with a moderately funny twist on the classic noir genre and detective radio shows of years past. Beth is a downtrodden twenty-something – completely SHOCKED that no one wants to hire her with her oddly specific and definitely legitimate Master’s degree in Detective Literature. She spends her time searching Craiglist for jobs that require her highly-sought-after expertise, thanks to the free WiFi at local New Jersey coffee shop, The Big Steam. She bugs her favorite mediocre barista, Jim Jam, for hours on end so her mother believes she isn’t an unemployable failure. Luckily for Beth, her first case finally emerges when friendly farm chicken, Esmeralda, disappears. Time to see if Beth’s degree holds up in the real-world!
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2/11: Cupid's Crossing
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Cupid is in Los Angeles and trying to matchmake everyone and spread true LOVE, but it doesn't always go as planned...
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2/11: Every Year on My Half Birthday
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Starting at age 15 ½, an unusual young woman records at least one private minute of her life every year... no matter what.
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2/12: Fenrir
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
A New Fantasy Audio Drama / Storytelling Podcast Fenrir is set in the world of Dovus, a sprawling and mystical realm filled with species seen nowhere else. The power of these fauna and flora brought about generations of research and study in Dovus which finally bore fruit with the first Jomir, a human who could bond with another organism and through time and understanding, learn to use its power as they grow to become one. This knowledge has since been lost for centuries, but the power to bind to another organism remains innate in some bloodlines. Fenrir follows the path of a seasoned Jomir (commonly referred to as a binder) named Fenrir, and his Ahmir (the binded organism) Rowan. Together, through their deep bond and inescapable past, they find themselves faced with endless trials and unforgettable creatures as they travel through the Averian Jungle.
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2/12: Just Roll With It AP
(RPG - Anthology)
Just Roll With It is an Actual Play podcast where we spotlight and play a new TTRPG every month.
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2/12: Late to the Theater - Virago
(Fiction - Fantasy)
A high fantasy adventure.
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2/12: Tied In Knots
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
Tied In Knots offers new audio plays embracing the challenges of marriage, original stories that are at turns funny, gritty and inspiring. Make a donation at burntthicket.com. Listen together with your beloved and make a date out of it! A suggested listening experience will accompany each audio drama. From walking to your local coffee shop to watching the sunset, enhance your experience by listening simultaneously with a loved one. Burnt Thicket Theatre is an independent company producing live theatre that brings awareness to real issues in our community, planting seeds for positive social change. We tell stories that change people's lives. Special thanks go to our season sponsor Shercom Industries and to SK Arts for supporting this project. Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory, Treaty 7 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. Support our work with a donation and see artist bios at burntthicket.com.
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2/13: Letters to Humanity
(Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
Letters to Humanity is a fictional post-apocalyptic podcast written as radio transmissions. Sam, the survivor, tries to make contact with humanity through radio waves during his stay inside an abandoned bunker - but some mysteries are better left buried underground...
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2/13: War and Piece
(RPG - Science fiction)
Actual Play RPG Podcast, and Wargame Battle Reports.
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2/14: Affinities
(Dramatised - Romance)
The story follows Chantal, a shy soul with magical affinities, when a magically possessed book arrives on her doorstep the same week a former crush, Skye, moves into the apartment upstairs. Calling on her quirky, magically trained college friend Morgan for help, Chantal attempts to unravel the mystery of the book, which reconnects her to her magical abilities but draws her further in than she intended, forcing her to reckon with the unresolved romance from her past.
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2/14: Surreal Love
(Dramatised - Romance)
Nehemiah & Naunet are going through a rough-patch - in a world that’s impossible to understand - when suddenly, they’re thrown into a strange & nostalgic journey to save their son.
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2/14: Tales of Stattendor
(Fiction - Fantasy)
In a world where magic and adventure is as commonplace as elves and dwarves, the world of Stattendor is a vast world. Filled danger and opportunity. Follow the Tales of Stattendor, written and narrated by James David, as we listen to the deeds of both adventurers and the everyday folk of the people who live there.
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2/14: The 'A Monkey With Cymbals' Podcast
(Dramatised - Historical)
Theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals are proud to announce their first ever audio play, 'The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith' by Arthur Wing Pinero, adapted by Claire Louise Amias and directed by Pradeep Jeyaratnam-Joyner. The project is sponsored by the brilliant Aspire Leadership, will help to raise funds for the charity Refuge which you can donate to here: http://bit.ly/Ebbsmith The year is 1895. Agnes Ebbsmith, a socialist and proto-feminist, and Lucas Cleeve, a defecting young Tory whom she has nursed back to health after a breakdown, are staying in Venice, planning a new kind of partnership. But how long will their relationship last when Lucas' uncle tries to tempt him back to his wife and his old life of luxury? CAST: AGNES - Claire Louise Amias DUKE OF ST. OLPHERTS - Dan March LUCAS and ANTONIO - Joseph Clowser GERTRUDE THORPE - Faye Maughan REV. AMOS WINTERFIELD - David Morley Hale SIR SANDFORD CLEEVE and SIR GEORGE BRODRICK - Jonathan Rigby DR. KIRKE - Pradeep Jey FORTUNE, SYBIL, NELLA and HEPHZIBAH - Rachel Fletcher-Hudson Sound Producer - David Morley Hale To find out more about A Monkey With Cymals past award winning productions, please visit: www.amonkeywithcymbals.co.uk.
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2/14: The Lavender Tavern
(Fiction - Fantasy)
Come join us in the Lavender Tavern for original gay fairytales. Each story is about 30 minutes long. You're always welcome to sit by the tavern fire. There are many nights, and many stories. Join us, won't you? We'll keep a light on in the window.
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2/14: The Ravages: A Love Story
(Dramatised - Romance)
A stranger convinces an actor to travel to a far-off destination. Will they remember their past in order to change the future, or will history repeat itself once again?
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2/15: Phonic Phoenix
(Dramatised - Superhero)
No Conversation, No Advertising, Not even a host, just pure entertainment. The Phonic Phoenix is a fully produced sketch comedy and audio entertainment program. Providing full cast, graphic audio sketch comedy and audio drama.
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2/15: The Courtship of Mona Mae
(Dramatised - Historical)
In the 1870s, pioneers Mona Mae Christophe and Zekial Montgomery search the American West for her mother, Clara, who she was sold away from during slavery. Mona must recall a past long forgotten in order to survive, so that she can find her mother, love and create a way of life for herself.
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2/17: Dirty Detectives
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Dirty Detectives is a scripted, investigative (not-so) true crime podcast. On a cold spring evening, Lincoln Bracegirdle’s “girlfriend” and love of his life Abigail was kidnapped. Join “filmmakers” Alex and Peter as they try to solve the case, re-unite the lovers and seek fame and fortune as podcasters.
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2/17: Princess Theatre Podcasts
(Dramatised - Anthology)
If all the world's a stage - then we want to find ways to keep it so! Showcasing the best of new talent behind closed doors; from audio plays to interviews. The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, Burnham on Sea.
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2/18: Blank City, Nowhere
(RPG - Anthology)
"Blank City, Nowhere" is an actual play anthology series about exploring the dark and storied past of an entire city, one RPG at a time. From paranormal high schoolers to pirate sailing the high seas, from haunted hotels to larger-than-life wrestlers, we'll create and explore a city with rich and engrossing history. Every day is a strange new day in Blank City, and who knows what the citizens will discover next!
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2/19: Magic Island Storytelling Theatre
(Fiction - Fantasy)
Storyteller & audio dramatist Marty Ross (BBC, Audible, Wireless Theatre, Big Finish, Kisses In The Dark podcast) presents and performs a series of magical, mysterious and sometimes creepy tales from the Scottish Isle of Arran, where he lives, in a series of shows that started life as presentations for his weekly show Winter’s Tales on ArranSound radio. Listeners have requested the chance to listen to the stories over and above their twice weekly broadcasts. So here they are!
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2/19: Private Affairs
(Dramatised - Romance)
A romantic-dramedy fiction podcast inspired by true events. Veronica (Vee), a recent Melbourne transplant, unexpectedly finds herself in a situation with a charming Aussie doctor and has to quickly learn how to keep her wig on when things get sexy, as well as navigate other complexities of an intercultural relationship. Private Affairs was created and written by Christine ‘DJ Kix’ Mwaturura and stars: Ratidzo Mambo (CGA 2020 Rising Star), Ronn Kurtz (Rostered On), Tsungirai Wachenuka (Verite) and Taff; with original music and sound design by Jerry Agbinya. Cover art by Maanya Dhar.
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2/20: Gold Pictures
(Fiction - Anthology)
Audio drama from Gold Pictures.
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2/20: Second Star to the Left
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Scout-explorer Gwen Hartley has five years to explore and prepare her planet for settlement. With no aid but her robots and the anxious voice of her long-distance scout-minder Bell Summers in her ear, she's hoping to be ready for anything. Starring Ishani Kanetkar and Jorin Baas. Created by Aysha Farah and E. Jade Lomax. Directed by Rachel Kellum.
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2/21: The Isolation Chamber
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
The Isolation Chamber is an intense, aural experience - a hallucinatory audio drama that follows Brendan as he fights for his mind, and his life, within... The Isolation Chamber.
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2/22: From An Island
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
From an island is a podcast drama built from ‘found’ audio files, ranging from voice notes to news reports. It’s a micro drama formed of short episodes to be enjoyed when you have a spare moment.
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2/23: Game Knight Heroes
(RPG - Fantasy)
The Game Knight Heroes are 5 friends playing tabletop roleplaying games utilizing strong, immersive roleplaying and storytelling. They are currently adventuring in Green Ronin's Freeport: The City of Adventure.
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2/23: Hashtag Twist It
(RPG - Fantasy)
A Dungeons & Dragons actual play about four adventurers trying to save the world, and sometimes when things go wrong...you just gotta #twistit. #TwistIt is Evin, Justin, Katelyn, Luke, & Zakk.
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2/23: The All Night Society
(RPG - Horror)
The All Night Society is a Vampire the Masquerade Camarilla chronicle following four neonate Kindred as they navigate the murky waters of Chicago politics. Prince Kevin Jackson has big plans for the Windy City, but Anarch agitators, rogue Lycans, and Sabbat terrorists threaten to undermine him at every step. Can the coterie help the young Prince build an empire to rival those of the Old World? Or will they join his broken regime in the ashes of vampire history?
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2/23: Unwanted
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Two slackers, Ben (Lamorne Morris) and Grant (Billy Magnussen) attempt to catch an escaped convicted murderer, Shelly O'Keith (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) who is allegedly hiding in their town to cash in on the million-dollar reward the police are offering.
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2/24: Cold Case Crime Cuts
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Cold Case Crime Cuts delves into some of the coldest, truest crimes ever committed, using a brand new, unique investigative technique known as a ‘podcast’. From 'who shot who?' at the Copacabana to ‘was the Deputy, in fact, asking for it?’ in ‘I Shot The Sheriff', American journalist (and also podcaster) Mason Lane unravels the mysteries both behind and inside the enigmas.
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2/24: Ritualistic Podcast
(Dramatised - Horror)
Ritualistic is a biweekly horror and psychological thriller podcast following the recordings of anthropology student Jamie Locke, who is studying human sacrifices while stationed on the dig site of an abandoned church.
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2/24: The Hunt for The Flying Dutchman
(Dramatised - Historical)
A rumor finds it's way to the two adventurous treasure hunters, Solomon Calloway and Eli Winters.. A ghostly ship called "The Flying Dutchman" that stalks the seas, with supposed treasures and riches beyond imagination on board. The catch? It is a ghost ship. Unshaken, the two hunters will venture together across the Caribbean and search for clues that will lead them to the rumored treasure of The Flying Dutchman. Along the way they will meet famous figures, create allies and enemies, and will be successful and fin the ghastly ship, or be taken victim by the endless depths of the sea...
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2/25: Heidelberg
(Dramatised - Comedy)
The untold story of how two Allied Spies infiltrated a theater, drama, and entertainment based prisoner of war camp and took down the Nazi Party.
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2/25: Makers Misfits
(RPG - Fantasy)
We're a group of POC TTRPG friends, who finally decided to make a podcast. Join us on our adventure as we start Pathfinder 2.0 AP The Extinction Curse.
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2/25: Payton Players Presents Star Wars: The Radio Drama
(Dramatised - Fanfiction)
Payton Players presents a 10-episode radio drama adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back.
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2/25: Redgate and Wolf
(RPG - Urban fantasy)
What happens when a sassy thief meets a Scottish werewolf? Supernatural shenanigans ensue in this actual play Monster of the Week podcast. Listen as this shifty duo hunt monsters, roll dice and cause magical mayhem in the fictional American town of Hendrix.
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2/25: The Dungeon Chronicles
(RPG - Fantasy)
Welcome to the deepest, darkest archives, wherein lies The Dungeon Chronicles. An actual-play Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition podcast where four moderately qualified humans crawl their way through official Dungeons and Dragons content, and various "intricate" or "entertaining" homebrew campaigns.
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