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Issue #44 | 06 Jul 2023

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.

Let's get into it!

- Evo

Featured Audio Fiction

I've listened to every episode of these two shows, and proudly recommend them to you. As with all things in life, YMMV.

Cover art - Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins

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Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins

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
  • 6 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 06m
  • 📚🥐🏳️‍🌈

Evo's notes: If you loved Stranger Things because you loved the characters, you'll love this quick hit!

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Dramatized scifi from Matt Wilson

Who are you? Why are you here?'

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
  • 13 episodes
  • 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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Ad-free listening, bonus content & support for your favorite creators!

Get premium access to 49 fiction shows, enjoy ad-free episodes, and help creators thrive. On Apollo: the home of fiction podcasts.

Season Finales & Finished Series

Most of the selections this week are pretty short, so try something a little outside of your comfort zone. You may find a new favorite!

Cover art - Pat Novak 4 Hire 2023

Dramatized noir from Vin Montello

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Pat Novak 4 Hire 2023

Original episodes of 1940's crime/comedy radio show Pat Novak For Hire rewritten and re-recorded  with modern updates to story, jokes, and references.

Today's Novak is a sexually fluid boss lady, and the show lives in a netherworld between the 1940s and today.

  • Season 1 finale released 2 Jul 2023
  • 5 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 40m
  • Season 2 starts Sep 2023
  • 🕵️‍♂️🚬🌃

Cover art - The Boar Knight

Dramatized fantasy from Fool & Scholar Productions

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The Boar Knight

Join Nathaniel the Boar Knight as he journeys across a fantasy world in search of adventure and friendship!

The Boar Knight is a story suitable for All Ages.

  • Series complete as of 30 Jun 2023
  • 15 episodes
  • Listening time: 5h 35m
  • 🐗❤️🎵

Cover art - Juvie

Suspense drama from Dahsheen Amin

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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.

  • Season 1 finale released 28 May 2023
  • 4 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 36m
  • Season 2 starts Jan 2024
  • 😮😊😢

Cover art - The Becoming: An audio short story

Narrated modern fantasy from Anne M. Belen

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The Becoming

The note is stuck to her apartment door. “Your sister needs you.” But no one is supposed to know where she is, and no one is supposed to know she has a sister.

  • Series complete as of 25 May 2023
  • 12 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 55m
  • 💫👻👩‍❤️‍👨

Cover art - One Last Show Before the End of the World

Dramatized scifi comedy from Riffage Media

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One Last Show Before the End of the 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
  • 4 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 06m
  • 🎸😂😭

New Seasons Coming Soon

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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 fiction.

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?

• 20 current episodes
• Listening time: 9h 58m
• 🌲🔥📻

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