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April 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 dedicated fiction RSS feed 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?

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4/1: Beatrix Greene
(Fiction - Horror)
Written by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, this historical horror story traps a group of sleuths in a haunted house desperate to escape the wrath of a vengeful ghost. Beatrix Greene makes her living by playing pretend. She knows the seances she conducts are fake, but financial freedom for a single woman in Victorian England is hard to come by. So when notorious scientist James Walker makes her a proposition—prove that ghosts are real, once and for all, for a hefty price—she can’t resist the temptation. But the ghosts of Ashbury Manor are very real, indeed, and when Beatrix summons one by accident, she and the other guests of the evening are terrified but find the doors of the manor won’t allow escape. Only unraveling secrets from the Manor’s past will banish the ghost for good. As time runs out and death stalks the halls, Beatrix and James must work together or risk being the haunting’s next victims.
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4/1: Clusterf**k
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
Violet is a psychologist-in-training struggling to navigate young adulthood and a challenging master’s program at a prestigious university. People are the most interesting thing in the world to her, and she wants nothing more than to understand them. If she helps someone along the way, cool. The catch? Violet might be a sociopath. When Violet’s professor diagnoses her with Cluster B Antisocial Personality Disorder and the news spreads throughout campus, the world that she used to sail through with ease and grace turns hostile. Her emotionally stunted, sleep deprived lab partner Penelope and high-strung roommate Keira are the only people who don’t believe that Violet is a monster.
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4/1: Ctrl-Alt-Destroy
(Fiction - Science fiction)
Starring Firefly’s Summer Glau as a video game designer who discovers that the game she created has been stolen as part of a top secret project—and might be the only thing keeping the world from plunging into war. While battling monsters and exploring dungeons in the world of Alternis, nations compete for real-world resources, and losing has catastrophic consequences. Desperate for help, Team USA hopes that bringing in the game’s actual designer—in secret—will give them the upper hand they need. But in a futuristic world where losing has catastrophic consequences, is the game itself playing fair?
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4/1: Dark Air with Terry Carnation
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Rainn Wilson stars in this fictional darkly comedic podcast that explores the on and off-air life of Terry Carnation – a late-night talk-radio show host who deals with bizarre topics, outrageous callers... and gets caught up in a mystery of his own.
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4/1: Far Beyond the Stars
(RPG - Science fiction)
Live life the Edge Corp way: punch the clock, keep your head down, collect your pay. This is the day-to-day reality of working stiffs in a rough galaxy. But when the crew of the cargo freighter Calamity fails to catch break after break, their lives are turned upside down. Bad cargo, spiraling debt, and a woman’s life on the line: all with the Golden League crime syndicate breathing down their necks: it’s no surprise that these blue-collar folks get desperate enough to take ANY job. Can’t let danger, or moral compromises, get in the way of their bonus checks. So goes life - FAR BEYOND THE STARS.
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4/1: Gods & Lies
(Fiction - Urban fantasy)
An investigator with a damaged reputation reluctantly teams up with a disgraced son of a Goddess to solve the murder of a mortal. To crack the case, they venture into the underbelly of immortal society, make deals with demigods, and risk the wrath of the powerful to expose the truth. But the pursuit of justice is rife with danger, and if they aren’t careful, they could be next on the murderer’s list. In this contemporary fantasy where humans live at the whims of Gods and Goddesses, accusing one of murder has disastrous consequences.
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4/1: June's Journey: The Lost Diaries
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
Autumn Driver is living an unremarkable existence as a 30-something in the 21st century. Trapped in a job she hates and a lackluster love life, she finds solace, wisdom, and a little rebellion in an old, dusty diary from her great-grandmother, June Parker. She discovers that things weren’t so different in the 1930s, and that a woman from another era can help us navigate the problems of the modern age.
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4/1: Machina
(Fiction - Science fiction)
Two rival tech companies compete for the chance to bring AI to Mars in this workplace drama full of corporate espionage, high-stakes science, and, yes, robot dogs. Ever since two DevLok employees left the company to start Watchover, the companies have been bitter enemies. So when a government competition to bring AI to Mars is announced, both teams begin vying for the honor. Perilous workplace romances, corporate espionage, and shady ethics mean even blowing off steam at the local bar is rife with conflict. Alliances will be forged and bridges burned in the race to space.
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4/1: Occult Cold Case: The Moon Child Murders
(Dramatised - Thriller)
In the 1980s a silly comedy was made called Night Beach Nurses. It was a medium budget summer movie project intended for mass release and to hopefully find a cult following because of it’s raucous humor. At the last minute it’s theatre release was cancelled and it was shelved. It’s only mass release was on USA’s UP ALL NIGHT comedy program. A late night b-movie program featuring comedians riffing on bad, low budget comedies. Night Beach Nurses was just another silly comedy that fit this slot. The night it aired a spike in murder cases occurred across the country. Defying explanation and far beyond any statistical anomaly. Damien Fitzmaurice is the detective assigned to one of the murders and is seemingly the first to make a connection between the airing of a movie and a spree of deaths. He gathered that conclusion from repeated similarities from interviews of victims and perpetrators. As the interviews progress the investigation shifts to discovering why a fairly generic teen comedy was seemingly the trigger for violence and other unexplainable events. Viewers of the movies report a wide range of effects. From odd, vivid dreams of another world, to visions of a woman and a man speaking to them but they can’t understand the words. To creatures speaking to them. Doors opening. Closing. A majestic room full of beautiful objects but they can’t describe any details.
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4/1: Orphan Black: The Next Chapter
(Fiction - Science fiction)
Realm presents the official continuation of the hit TV series Orphan Black. Since their victory against Project Leda eight years ago, the original sestras—Sarah, Alison, Cosima, and those they love—have been free to live quiet, anonymous lives. But that anonymity comes at a cost: Cosima is unable to pursue the cutting-edge science that saved her life; Sarah’s daughter Kira is suffocated by her mother’s insistence on secrecy; and Charlotte, the youngest Leda clone, questions why her family gets to survive while other, unaware clones get sick and die. Everything changes when Vivi Valdez, a CIA Agent, discovers she, too, is a clone—and goes rogue. Vivi’s pursuit of the truth brings chaos to the original Clone Club when one of them is accused of murder. To prove their innocence, they must step out of the shadows and publicly claim the secret they’ve sacrificed everything to protect. Family ties will be tested, long-lasting alliances betrayed, and the future of all clones hangs in the balance.
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4/1: Short Story Hunters
(Fiction - Anthology)
Flash fiction.
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4/1: The AARPG Podcast
(RPG - Science fiction)
The Advanced Age Roleplaying Gamers Podcast is a bunch of nerds who've been gaming together for over 30 years hoping to capture the fun and comradery of the weekly game we started when the pandemic hit.
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4/1: The Attic Monologues
(Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
The Attic Monologues is a new queer urban fantasy podcast in association with Exeter University Podcast Society. The show follows Nyx Ryland, a nonbinary university student who decides to record themself practicing monologues using a collection they found in their attic. Using their flatmate and life long crush, Bella Crowe, as their audience, they begin reading them. But these monologues are strange, and dreamlike, and the more Nyx reads, the more it becomes evident that things are not as they seem. These monologues are not just paper and ink, the world is not what they knew, and the people they love just might be in danger - or the danger itself.
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4/1: The Easter Hare
(Dramatised - Comedy)
A horror drama set in San Francisco. A killer Easter Bunny returns to finish what he started an Easter 30 years ago. A detective is on his bunny tail and a shady Leprechaun may know more than hes letting on.
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4/1: The Strings of Fate Podcast
(RPG - Western)
Daring swordfights suspended over the Astral Sea, vulnerable exchanges illuminated by candlelight, heated shootouts in ghost town saloons: If you've come for a story, chances are, we've got a tale that will whet your appetite! We are the Strings of Fate, a DnD 5th Edition, Actual Play podcast! We are dedicated to telling inclusive stories and weaving character narratives that defy the traditions of the game.
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4/1: The Triangle
(Fiction - Thriller)
The mysticism and intrigue of the Bermuda Triangle has just turned personal for Admiral David Segarra: his former ship, the USS Wasp, has gone missing in the area without a trace. But this is only one of a few strange occurrences in the area: storms, disappearances, and other phenomena have convinced Admiral Segarra that the only way to learn the truth is to investigate it for himself. After getting shipwrecked on a nearby island not visible on any of their maps, his team begins to explore— only to discover they are not alone. As the secrets of the island reveal themselves, finding a way home becomes a matter of life or death.
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4/2: Audio Art
(Dramatised - Anthology)
Audio Art is the Artists Repertory Theatre productions, both onstage and off, including audio dramas, storytelling, and serials.
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4/3: Vacant Arcadia (A Podcast Musical)
(Dramatised - Musical)
Vacant Arcadia is a futuristic musical based in a decaying orbital city. As things fall apart, six people are placing their hope in an illegal augmented reality game. Will winning lead them from the dark gutters of society to a place of rebirth or cast them even farther from their goal? And most importantly... is a new life worth dying for?
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4/4: I STAND CORRECTED
(Fiction - Slice of life)
The Audio Series is an abridged version of the novel, “I stand Corrected” by Patricia Asedegbega. Warning! This is not a tale for the faint-hearted and due to the subject matter of the series, it is not suitable for children or teenagers. A story recounted from two very different points of view, that will not leave you indifferent. Rosario and Balou need each other for hugely different reasons… But for one of them, it is a matter of life and death. Balou is taken away from his mother at a very tender age and sold to a pet shop where he waits impatiently for someone to claim him and take home a black and as he considers himself, an attractive British Shorthair cat. Just when he thinks this is going to be impossible and his bags are almost packed to go to the local animal shelter, he meets young and troubled Rosario who is not looking for a pet. It does not take him very long to realize that something is horribly wrong in her household and he takes it upon himself to protect the human he has come to love almost as much as he loves his food, his siestas and of course the time he spends outside chasing everything and anything that moves. A Strange and endearing alliance is forged between them, but he soon discovers that something is horribly wrong in Rosario’s household. Will he be able to save her?
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4/4: Life With LEO(h)
(Dramatised - Romance)
A sci-fi(ish) romantic comedy podcast starring a repressed lawyer, a criminal client, a pesky sister and her fiance, an infuriatingly sexy coworker, and an android in the mood for love. Jeanine Bell​ is a robotics intelligence lawyer whose laser focus on her career has come at the expense of her romantic and social lives. After successfully keeping AI genius Penelope Lane out of prison, Jeanine receives the gift of LEO(h),​ an android with Synthetic Sentience. LEO(h) is Loving, Empathetic, Optimistic, and (only sorta) helpful. He's programmed to love Jeanine. He’s also very, very illegal.
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4/4: Putney Theatre Company
(Dramatised - Adaptation)
Putney Theatre Company is a leading amateur theatre company based in South West London. We produce bold, adventurous, challenging, classic, new and sometimes more than a little bit silly productions. Above all, our work always strives to be of the highest standard. We are driven by a community of active members that includes local Putney residents, people from the borough of Wandsworth and from further afield throughout London.
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4/5: Devils, Elves and Dice
(RPG - Fantasy)
This is an actual play podcast of Paizo Publishing’s tabletop RPG, Pathfinder 2nd Edition - we’re playing through their recently released adventure path, The Abomination Vaults. Another take on the classic RPG dungeon crawl. We’re starting with their first book of 3. I expect a lot of hallways, corridors, and doors… With this style of adventure it can be hard to get any kind of RP out of it, just due to its nature. Jump into the dungeon, jump out, sell stuff, rest, jump back in, but I’m hoping we can squeeze as much roleplaying juice out of it as we can.
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4/5: The Last Voice
(Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
Gabriel Blythe survived the end of the world. Armed with only his wits and his makeshift radio he's trying to survive and bring people together in the state of Utah. Being alone is a taxing experience. Can he survive? Listen every week as this strange world unfolds.
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4/6: Beyond the Tone
(Dramatised - Comedy)
COMEDY FICTION - A collection of made-up voicemails. When the beep stops beeping, odd things can happen. These peculiar, miniature monologues are unrelated, but they all exist... beyond the tone.
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4/7: JK, We're Rolling!
(RPG - Fanfiction)
It's time to enter a world of fantasy, wonder, and mystery as three students attend the most prestigious wizarding school in all of Germany! Three German improv actors will attempt to survive the gauntlet created by one American game master. While the cast explores the obstacles and rewards of being multicultural, their characters will have to explore obstacles and find rewards of their own. Listen as they have to delve deep into the world at Neudrachenberg Castle to uncover secrets, defeat every variety of magical threat, and manage a passing grade. This original world takes place in an all-new game system specifically designed to mirror magical societies from other popular media.
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4/7: Notes from the Field Desk
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
Fictional Anthropologist, doing a fictional PhD at a fictional University.
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4/7: River Walk Tales of Terror
(Fiction - Horror)
Episodic short stories narrated by Author and Actor Josh Diaz.
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4/8: Six Things God Hates
(Dramatised - Anthology)
A New Podcast featuring 6 original radio plays. According to Proverbs 6:16-19, “There are six things the Lord hates… haughty eyes, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift to rush into evil, one who sows discord among brethren and a false witness who speaks lies”. We asked 6 Bay Area writers to create an original radio play based on one of those things and this is what happened...
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4/9: Animam Agere
(RPG - Supernatural)
A group of teenagers find themselves drawn into strange happenings around a small college in the Pacific Northwest. We are a City of Mist actual play podcast that uploads every other Friday!
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4/9: Nightride
(Fiction - Anthology)
Nightride is a new audio storytelling experience designed to calm you and take you on an adventure into a dream world of epic proportions. This podcast, narrated by Darius himself, features original sleep stories and serial audio fiction laced with immersive sound scapes to help you sleep. Tune in and come along for the ride.
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4/9: Second Star to the Right
(RPG - Fanfiction)
Five unlikely heroes from this world and beyond, are drawn to the mystical island of Neverland in a race against time to recover a fallen star. Join us for this brand new D&D 5E actual-play set in the fantastic world of Peter Pan's Neverland!
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4/9: Town of Little Sagas
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
One day I was thinking about the unemployment lines, food lines, people dying. Then I was thinking, where do we go from here? Then I was thinking, would it not be fantastic to have a town to go to? A pretty Native town. Owned by Natives, run by Natives, with a café, a Community Hall and a place to have a Pow wow. Where people listen to each other, work out problems and like each other, or maybe not, it’s up to them. That is Town of Little Sagas. Enjoy!

4/11: The Sonic Corridor
(Dramatised - Anthology)
Welcome to The Sonic Corridor, where you will find doorways to confounding, twisted and stupefying stories...shall we take a walk?
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4/12: Clearfield
(Dramatised - Interactive)
Clearfield is an interactive mystery and horror podcast, where the audience decides what clues to follow.
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4/12: Dark Crevice
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Misguided reporter Simone Treat (Emma Rogers) and her cousin Joyce (Ally Weinhold) get to the bottom of the darkest stories of our time.
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4/12: The Rez
(Dramatised - Children)
The Rez is set in a distant future in which an AI called JEF orchestrates and caters for all human wants, fulfilment is gained through conspicuous consumption, and personal worth is measured by social media attention and the latest instant ‘body mods’. Our two main characters Preen (a shallow influencer grappling with a knock to his status) and Sav (a nerdy outcast who misses her Gran and struggles to communicate her feelings), stumble upon an ancient phone that has been hacked to allow communication with young people in the past (‘Pastlings’, the kids of the 2020s). Similar to experiences of social distancing during lockdown, Preen and Sav use the phone to ask the Pastlings for help and advice as they struggle to figure out what ‘kindness’ is, how it can help them fix their world, how to escape JEF’s drones, and how to recognise value in things done for their own sake as opposed to things easily counted by algorithms. In each episode they meet a new character, have a new adventure, and subtly engage with a new pro-social/kindness/resiliency message.
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4/12: The Rollers Guild DnD
(RPG - Fantasy)
We are the Rollers Guild, a new Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition actual play show! Our first campaign, the Gilded City, dives into the city of Waterdeep in a reimagined version of the Sword Coast that is deep into its industrial revolution. Join us as our heroes come together and figure out what being a hero even means in this new age.
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4/13: Outlaws and Old Ones
(RPG - Western)
Welcome to Auroraboro—a small town bursting with potential! Are you a gregarious ghoulie getting into government? A naughty necromancer in need of some nasty nightlife? A wayward werewolf wandering the west? Whatever you are, whoever you're looking for, you'll find it down the rural roads of Auroraboro. Outlaws and Old Ones is an entirely-improvised, Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game in the style of the radio dramas of yesteryear.
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4/13: SHADOW/LAND
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
SHADOW/LAND, a harrowing new drama set amid the ongoing devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Ruth coaxes her mother, Magalee, to sell Shadowland, the family business and New Orleans’s first air-conditioned dancehall and hotel for Black people. But as Hurricane Katrina begins her ruin, Ruth is forced to wrestle with all that she’s ready to let go. Directed by Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones, SHADOW/LAND is the first installment of a 10-play cycle traversing the Katrina diaspora in an examination of the ongoing effects of disaster, evacuation, displacement, and urban renewal rippling in and beyond New Orleans.
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4/14: By Gods and Kings
(Fiction - Fantasy)
Stories related to By Gods and Kings. Follow along in the audiodramas, chapter by chapter, as the world unravels around our characters and allegiances are formed. Bonds are regularly broken and alliances are never forever.
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4/14: Fulmar's Folly
(Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
Post apocalyptic drama. Two years after civilisation collapsed in the wake of a terrifying pandemic, a family fight extreme pressures aboard small sailboat, confronting trauma, hostile survivors, the infected, and the sea itself. Each episode is told from a different point of view of one of the Cooper family, giving their own unique perspective on events and inner struggle for hope.
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4/15: Grandma Rambo
(Dramatised - Comedy)
This screwball comedy was adapted from the novella by Pauline Hayton and brought to life by voice actors from around the world. Grandma Rambo takes you on a journey from Naples, Florida to the mountains and jungles of Nagaland, India over 12 episodes.
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4/15: The Fated Arrow
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
Konnor is a normal, human flower merchant who accidentally gets roped into an adventure when a ceremony goes wrong due to forces of an ancient evil storming the ceremony. The ceremonial arrow, Which grants the power of an elven god to whoever it strikes, Is accidentally launched, and instead of hitting Netzach, the high lord of the elves, is shot into the distance and strikes Konnor, Who passes out and wakes up in a tent, with a strange, wise looking woman looking after him...
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4/15: The Stench of Adventure
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Stella Thomas had spent her whole life trying (and failing) to be a good daughter, friend, and partner. Then one day none of that matters because it turns out that her entire world was a simulation. Now Stella is thrust into a cold and uncaring universe, armed only with memories of a planet Earth that never existed. Just when it seems there is nothing in the world for her, Stella is whisked away by a fast-talking totally-not-con-woman named Baz, who promises her a life of adventure exploring the galaxy. Well, she wasn’t lying about the adventure, but it’s not entirely what Stella expected.
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4/15: Who's In The Van... A Crootcast
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Found-footage musician Ryan Dean, of Dranyiam, found a box of old audio cassettes at a garage sale. He was surprised to find the recordings of an old radio show run by an eccentric "business" man named Don Croot. Ryan Dean, of Dranyiam, pulls on the threads that lead him down a dark hole of deceit, deception, duplicity, deceitfulness, duping, double-dealing, and crows.
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4/16: The Owl Preservation Society
(RPG - Fantasy)
A podcast of some drunken adults playing Dungeons and Dragons 85% correctly.
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4/16: The Triangle Factory Fire Project
(Dramatised - Historical)
On Saturday, March 25, 1911, just at the close of day, a fire breaks out at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City. Housed on the upper floors of the Ashe Building off Washington Square, it is one of the city's largest garment factories. In a matter of minutes the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, are lost as the fire rips through the building. Based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway play, THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT tells the story of one of New York City's most devastating fires and one of history's most important pivotal moments. Told through first person accounts, period ephemera, and trial transcripts, this special audio version has been designed to bring the play and the event to the listener in vivid and dramatic life.
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4/17: Haze
(Fiction - Thriller)
HAZE Book One is a 6 part audiobook fiction podcast based on Darius Buckley's acclaimed novella. Darkness descends over Winchester Phillips University when a promising freshman loses his life at the hands of a fraternity hazing. A particularly curious journalism student, Max Carter, joins forces with his closest friends Hunter and Hayley, to dig deeper into the incident. After investigating and infiltrating the Omega Psi Beta fraternity, Max and his friends discover a darker truth behind the pledge's death and the organization's ritualistic initiation.
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4/18: Story of the Game
(Fiction - Fantasy)
Love Dungeons and Dragons? Want to hear an epic, fun story in tens of minutes rather than tens of hours? Enter Story of the Game: an oral storytelling D&D podcast. It keeps the same feel of the game we know and love, but it tells the stories in a fraction of the time it took to play. Get ready for epic adventures, amazing characters, and memorable moments.
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4/19: Peculiar Turnips
(Fiction - Children)
Strange, surreal stories for kids and adults alike. These tales spark your imagination and slowly find their way to your heart.
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4/19: Spider King
(Fiction - Horror)
After taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, Darnell makes a dangerous bargain to earn his freedom. But when he agrees to an experimental procedure, he has no idea of the horrific consequences: mutant spiders, escaping from his flesh. Between juggling a new job and rebuilding relationships with his family, Darnell doesn’t have much energy leftover to control the spiders. After his secret is exposed, Darnell will do anything—even risk becoming a monster—to stay free.
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4/19: The History Singer
(Fiction - Science fiction)
The History Singer is an audio adventure story that begins in Earth’s pre-history. Interstellar travelers, the Cetai, were mapping the Great Resonance, a region of harmonic activity where spacetime fluctuates, enabling faster-than-light travel. Following a strand of sublime resonance, the Cetai made their way to Earth, for their ability to travel the stars was tied to the harmonics of music. And nowhere in the known universe was the music as rich and varied as it was on Earth. Hundreds of thousands of years later, the Cetai gods with their sacred tek, rescued the remnants of humanity and delivered them to New Earth. Nerth. The Known Lands, a patchwork of city states, petty fiefdoms and feudal lords, are governed by the Learned Council from the great city of Renatus. This is the world of Arianthe Grace, apprentice history singer and performer with the Lady’s Players, a troupe of musicians and misfits who travel the Known Lands, entertaining at high courts and humble holdings. Entrusted with a mysterious book of songs whose music only she can hear, Arianthe discovers untold histories, songs and epic tales that reveal a very different story of the past. For unknown reasons, Decomps, survivors of a deadly virus that has left their bodies rotten and their minds destroyed, are attracted to Arianthe and the songs she sings. Though they keep to the shadows, their presence is undeniable and their purpose unknown. Arianthe’s journey from apprentice to singer of the true histories is played out against the backdrop of a ruined civilization poised for rebirth or its ultimate destruction. Possession of the book thrusts Aria, the Lady’s Players, and the mysterious Xanderin Bacanyi into a dangerous game of intrigue, a quest for power that extends beyond Nerth to a contest whose winner will command the stars.
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4/20: Adequately Advanced Magic
(RPG - Fantasy)
Adequately Advanced Magic is a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) actual play podcast featuring collaborative storytelling and an investigation into the relationships between technology, heroes, and power. Set in the city of Falcon's Reach, three unlikely strangers — Jack, Hyrkir, and Niklaus — explore an industrialized world in which magic is mass produced and sold for profit.
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4/20: Illuminati Interns
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Lola wants nothing more than to find her long lost father, whom she believes to be a member of the Illuminati. However, the only way into the secret society is through their extremely competitive internship program... On her journey, Lola must contend with her conspiracy theorist sister, a mysterious boy with a mannequin hand, and the nefarious members of the Illuminati themselves.
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4/20: Manchester Avenue
(Dramatised - Comedy)
From the Creators of Fairview Heights comes a spinoff series. We follow the life of one of the cousins of a character in Fairview Heights as she moves into her new place on Manchester Avenue in Inglewood, CA. It's a Comedy and a drama!
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4/20: The Handmaid's Tale
(Dramatised - Adaptation)
Award-winning audio producer John Scott Dryden brings you into a dystopian future, in which the birth rate has plummeted and the United States has become a theocracy called Gilead. Women who are capable of childbirth are pulled out of society and trained as handmaids, then assigned to men for the sole purpose of procreation. From the same source material as the critically acclaimed Hulu series, this six part series of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is audio fiction at its finest.
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4/21: Apollyon
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
In the early 22nd century, the Apollyon virus wiped out 75% of the world’s population, and now most of the world is governed by the International Conglomerate of Research Scientists. Dr. Theo Ramsey is an ICRS research scientist who may have just discovered an effective vaccine for Apollyon, but the stakes to get the vaccine to the public are higher than she ever imagined.
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4/21: Blood of the Summoned
(Fiction - Fantasy)
A paranormal historical thriller that puts the "evil" in medieval. Before the Battle of Hastings, at the end of the Anglo-Saxon age, a different sort of battle rages across England—one between the forces of darkness and light. With the King on his deathbed, rebellion brewing in the north, and the Normans preparing to invade from the south, an ancient evil has awakened that rules the night and plots a conquest of its own. Caught in the middle is Edwyn, the son a peasant farmer, who finds himself entangled in a deadly power struggle that is turning loved ones into mortal enemies and humans into blood-thirsty beasts. As dark forces close in, Edwyn's courage is tested and events unfold that will decide the fate of kings, nobles, and common folk alike and set the course of English history for the next thousand years.
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4/21: Ignite Climate Shorts
(Dramatised - Anthology)
Six audio dramas written by young creatives across the UK in response to the climate crisis. Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry and recorded at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a cast of their members.
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4/21: Memory Lane
(Dramatised - Thriller)
From the writer behind the hit series Pretty Little Liars comes a psychological thriller about mothers, daughters, and the dangers of memory. Alex Bryant has questions only her mother, Cassie, can answer. So when Cassie suggests they both participate in a study on implanted memories and help heal their estranged relationship, Alex believes her chance has finally come. Maybe after a lifetime of wondering, she’ll finally learn who her father is, and why her mother insists on keeping his identity a secret. After the study, the memories Alex receives seem...tainted. Flashes of people that are missing from Cassie’s memories. Places she claims to have never visited. Violent events she swears never happened. As the women retrace Cassie’s steps from a fateful road trip years ago, their relationship is pushed to its breaking point. When Alex is on the brink of discovering the truth a threat from Cassie’s past resurfaces, determined to stop the women in their tracks. Forced on the run from their own minds, Alex and Cassie must trust one another like they never have before, if they have any hope of survival.
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4/21: The Moirai Project
(Dramatised - Interactive)
An Interactive Podcast. 5C student-led. Welcome to the Facility, where every day is a new mission! Entity #B333 is assigned to the Moirai Project, working directly for you, the Creative. Their fate is in your hands -- where should they go next?
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4/21: The Parting of the Shoe
(Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
When Greeneville basketball prodigy, Bryan Bae, goes down from a freak shoe accident during a high school playoff game, it is up to wannabe PI Maxine Phillips to solve the mystery. From high-strung suburban moms to disgruntled band teachers, Max must sift through an idiosyncratic and problematic group of suspects to uncover the truth behind Bryan's injury and the town of Greeneville. The Parting of the Shoe is a nine chapter whodunnit mystery created by Two Steps to the Left Productions.
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4/22: Mattress Garden: 01-WMaxwell-00000
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Learn about your jobs and duties as the new manager of the odd company, "Mattress Garden" in this one-shot story.
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4/22: The Fabricating Fiction Podcast
(Dramatised - Anthology)
Fabricating Fiction is a story focused podcast. We specialize in Noir Fiction and Noir Science Fiction. We also write and perform original horror science fiction. Come here for original stories, original music, comedy skits, excellent voice acting, and science fiction series.
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4/23: The Quest Coast
(RPG - Fantasy)
Experiments in fantasy role playing with Brian Fukushima.
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4/23: We Survive
(Fiction - Science fiction)
When our world is rocked, and our reality crumbles... We are Human, We Push, We Fight, We Adapt, We Survive.
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4/24: Francis Forever
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
On August 13th, 2020, Francis Webb decided they’d live forever. Francis Forever is a mystery and adventure podcast following Francis Webb and their relationship with death, immortality, humanity, and themself. Listen to their musings, and join them on their journey to find eternal life—and their many, many stops along the way.
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4/26: DUADS' The Three Musketeers
(Dramatised - Adaptation)
All for one, one for all! D'Artagnan has always wanted to be a Musketeer. When he travels to Paris on his quest, he befriends three of the most formidable swordsmen of the age, meets the love of his life, and is caught up in a web of intrigue that may bring France to its knees. Adapted from perhaps the most famous historical novel of all time comes a swashbuckling and endlessly entertaining story of chivalry, honor and sexual tension, with a plot full of stolen diamonds, masked balls, loud threesomes, and of course, great bouts of swordplay.
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4/26: Greenborne
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
A new UK radio soap opera. In what is the first UK radio soap to be broadcast nationwide since Waggoners’ Walk, which ended in 1980, John Altman (Eastender's Nasty Nick Cotton) plays Alan Godwin, the landlord of The Fox and Dragon. An ex-detective inspector and a real rough diamond, he is a tough, streetwise, but honest man with a copper’s nose for trouble. His village, Greenborne, is slowly waking from the long nightmare of Covid-19. Set six months in the future, it starts in the summer of 2021, when the entire country (and world) is adjusting to the new ‘normal’. The majority of the UK population has been vaccinated and for now, the virus is considered to be under control. The story begins as a major figure in the community, Evie, [Louise Jameson, Doctor Who, Bergerac, EastEnders] makes her return from a long Covid-19 imposed exile, threatening to ruffle feathers...
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4/26: Shipworm
(Dramatised - Thriller)
Wallace Conway wakes up to find he’s been implanted with an untraceable earpiece while sleeping. So long as he does everything the voice on the other end tells him, he and his family will live.
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4/26: Someone Dies In This Elevator
(Dramatised - Anthology)
A spoiler driven anthology series, where there is always an elevator and someone always dies in it - but everything else is different.
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4/27: Dream Breachers
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Hear the Pinna Original podcast, Dream Breachers! When a tween boy discovers that he has the ability to move freely between the world of dreams and reality, he quickly finds himself living a nightmare. Evan Rickert has always had vivid dreams but the one he has on the eve of his 12th birthday—in which his parents give him a dog named Luna—feels especially real. So when he wakes up and realizes it was just a dream, disappointment sets in. But not for long. Because, wait…what’s that barking? Luna’s in his room! So, it wasn’t a dream? With the help of his friends, a reappearing stranger and a mysterious organization called the Dream Academy, Evan must confront his greatest fears to discover what it means to be a Dream Breacher.
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4/27: Elevator Pitch
(Dramatised - Anthology)
Elevator Pitch Podcast is a genre-hopping anthology podcast that is guaranteed to keep the listener on their toes! With satirized noir, lesbian pirates, capitalist horror, and everything in between, Elevator Pitch has an episode or two for everybody. Each episode will be released monthly, with all serial episodes being released within their posting month. Within the next year, you all can look forward to all sorts of genres, including swashbucklers, absurdist horror parodies, crime dramas, fantasies that don’t pass the Reverse Bechdel Test, superheroes, and much more! Thanks for riding with us!
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4/27: The Four Woods
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
A fantasy audio drama that finds a teenager discovering the magical world for the first time. Ross Hansen is taken by his parents who have returned after a 13 year absence from his life to a magical high school known as Oceans High for Weavers so that he can learn to hone his magical abilities. While there, he encounters all of the things that high school offers while also fighting off a power-hungry Weaver known as Jordan Kasenine notorious for his mastery of his Weaver craft.
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4/27: The Trial of Memory Fairchild
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
An anxious medical student in a modern-magical world discovers she can do necromancy when she accidentally kills a patient and brings them back to life. There's just one problem: necromancy is illegal.
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4/28: Awfully Queer Heroes
(RPG - Fantasy)
We're a group of Queer creatives who love playing TTRPG. This is where we share everything we play from oneshots to a long campaign.
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4/29: Shadows and Daylight
(Dramatised - Thriller)
Winter O'Brien, amateur sleuth, is about to have her life changed. When an old friend from Winter's shadowy past shows up in her home town of New Dublin, Winter finds herself in the middle of uncovering secrets that no one else dared bring to the daylight.
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4/29: The Ballad of Anne & Mary
(Dramatised - Musical)
It's 1721, and London is abuzz with news of notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, currently languishing in Newgate Prison. It’s the perfect time for debt-ridden journalist Nathaniel Mist to exploit the public appetite and ghost-write a sensational (and hopefully best-selling) history of pirates. But as the balladeers and gossips on the streets of London build myths around the blood-thirsty, perverse lady pirates, Mist is forced to reckon with the real Bonny & Read...
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4/30: All The Wrong Magic
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
Rowan Green is the new apprentice to Corin Thorne, the witch who's just arrived in their village. Corin begins sending Rowan on trips in order to teach them magic, but the more Rowan sees, the more they start to wonder about what Corin isn't telling them.
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4/30: Sunken Dream
(Dramatised - Horror)
Something isn't right in this perfect world, as it never has been right in times before. Join Alfred Mort with his strange visions of the past and his equally strange group of friends(?) as they tackle love, hate, and a few bad dreams.
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4/30: The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
A Weird Western / science fiction radio drama, based on Steven S. Drachman's acclaimed series of novels. Watt O'Hugh the Third is a self-made man, Civil War vet, Time Roamer, former orphan of the New York slums and dime novel hero of the lost, magical West of the 1870s, and his story is one of the most original, riotous literary adventures in recent memory.
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