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THE LESSER DEAD is an immersive audio drama about a disparate group of vampires living in the wild-and-wooly world of 1978 New York City.
Our narrator Joey Peacock (Jack Kilmer) — an irreverent, eternally-young 19-year-old — introduces us to his unconventional family and its formidable leader, Margaret McMannis (Minnie Driver), who has built a home for all of them under the subways of the city. Margaret’s strict rules have kept them safe and secure for decades… Until one night when Joey’s discovery of three little kid vampires turns their world upside-down forever.
Series complete as of 6 Jun 2023
Listening time: 3h 53m
Evo's notes: The talent on this show knocks it out of the park. No sparkly vampires here. Just some funky ones. And wow... what an ending!
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Star Wars meets Platoon. Solomon Kwai is one of countless youths from across the galaxy who find themselves in the Imperial Army four years after the Clone Wars and before the rise of The Empire, because the battle is not over.
Features a diverse cast, and all advertising dollars earned by Fred Kennedy goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Series complete as of 17 Aug 2023
Listening time: 8h 58m
Dramatized mystery mockumentary from El Extraordinario
An Art History student disappears while working on her thesis about Ursula Blum, a avant-garde painter from the 20th century. Five years later, a journalist decides to travel to Switzerland to continue the investigation and narrate in a podcast what she discovers about the mystery surrounding both women.
This is a Spanish-to-English release with backing from Switzerland Tourism.
When a mysterious guest is found dead during the grand opening of a new lunar resort, two detectives are sent to investigate. What they find is a rich assortment of potential suspects, and the emergence of a mystery that goes deeper than they imagined.
One of the lead characters is a detective with Dwarfism, and is played by a actor with Dwarfism.
Series complete as of 11 Aug 2023
Listening time: 3h 5m
Dramatized slice-of-life anthology from James Kim & Overtones Media
A fiction podcast mixtape about love, the people who make up Los Angeles County, and how the heartbreak, the yearning, and the need for connection is something everyone is searching for. These are the stories that define the people of Los Angeles.
The majority of the cast, crew, writers and performers are all PoC, identify as LGBTQ+, or are women.
Series complete as of 28 Jun 2023
Listening time: 4h 01m
Dramatized scifi comedy from Amy Thorstenson & Littlest Viking Productions