Instead of trying to keep up with Threads, P92, X, or whatever new version of the social web large companies are trying to foist upon us... how about some lovely audio fiction to take you away from that whole mess?
It's a shorter issue this week (hello, 4th of July), which just means you'll have even more time to spend contemplating the shows featured, highlighted, and coming soon this week, right? Right.
Dramatized fictional spinoff from Atypical Artists & Netflix
October, 1983. There’s a monster lurking in Hawkins, Indiana. Chewing people up, spitting them out, changing them in terrible ways. Yet for some reason, everyone is acting like it’s all perfectly normal. Except for Robin Buckley. She alone knows exactly what this monster’s name is: Hawkins High School.
Starring Maya Hawke as Robin and Sean Maher as her favorite teacher, Mr. Hauser, Surviving Hawkins is the podcast companion to the YA novel, Stranger Things: Rebel Robin, by A.R. Capetta. Written and Directed by Lauren Shippen.
Series complete as of 3 Aug 2021
Listening time: 2h 06m
Evo's notes: If you loved Stranger Things because you loved the characters, you'll love this quick hit!
Something strange is going on in Spire. Following the death of one of the city’s most important figures, it’s clear that change is in the air. But when two inhabitants of the city, Malachi and Cosima, find themselves curiously swapping places back and forth, they begin to realise just how curious Spire is. And exactly how deep down the rabbit hole goes.
Season 1 finale released 7 Apr 2023
Listening time: 9h 16m
Season 2 starts Dec 2023
Evo's notes: If you need your reality questioned, dive into this one!
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Juvie highlights the injustices and multiple challenges of juvenile incarceration through an idealistic psychology grad who discovers her purpose working in a juvenile prison. Thrown into a world of systematic corruption and rampant chaos, she soon realizes that the classroom was much easier than the real world.
A local band fights to play their first, and possibly last, show in their hometown as the world faces impending doom the night of the concert.
Series complete as of 4 May 2022
Listening time: 1h 06m
New Seasons Coming Soon
Presented by Radio Drama Revival,
one of the internet’s longest-running anthology audio drama shows, with
the goal of showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio
Returning on 17 Jul 2023:
Tower 4, a dramatized mystery thriller from 7 Lamb Productions, returns for Season 3.
Strange interference blasts over a newly appointed fire watcher's radio at night, and he starts seeing and hearing creepy noises in the woods. But are these odd occurrences actually happening or is he just going stir crazy?