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Issue #51 | 24 Aug 2023

I wasn't the best student in elementary school, but I do remember that there are 52 weeks in a year. That means next week is the one year anniversary of The End! 🥳 Lots of things will be changing next week. Assuming I get all the work done. Working on it!

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Let's get into it, shall we?

- 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 - Wolf 359


Wolf 359

Dramatized scifi comedy from Kinda Evil Genius Productions, LLC

Life’s not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He’s stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station’s sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn’t have much to do for his job other than monitoring static and intercepting the occasional decades-old radio broadcast from Earth, so he spends most of his time creating extensive audio logs about the ordinary, day-to-day happenings within the station. 

But the Hephaestus is an odd place, and life in extremely isolated, zero gravity conditions has a way of doing funny things to people’s minds. Even the simplest of tasks can turn into a gargantuan struggle, and the most ordinary-seeming things have a way of turning into anything but that. 

Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Take one part space-faring adventure, add one part character drama, and mix in one part absurdist sitcom, and you get Wolf 359.

  • Series complete as of 25 Dec 2017
  • 4 seasons, 61 episodes
  • Listening time: 34h 07m
  • 🪐🧑‍🚀📡

Evo's notes: It takes a few episodes to find its way, but when it does—hold on for the ride! This classic fiction podcast is required listening.

Cover art - Zoinks!



Dramatized comedy mystery from Queen City Flash

Meet Nolan Blackwell, Teen Sleuth - Girl Detective, and her dog Casper. Nolan has a love of all things Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown. Casper has a penchant for mischief. But not all mysteries are hardbound and soon Nolan Blackwell will have to uncover clues and stare down dangers that threaten to reveal more about her past than she may be ready to confront. 

Fans of Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo will delight in this hilarious, opioid-fueled dive into the world of latch-key children and the haunted, dangerous places that meddling leads.

  • Season 1 finale released 21 Jul 2023
  • 8 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 37m
  • Season 2 slated for Jan 2024
  • 🔎 🐶 💊

Evo's notes: This one is just goofy fun, with a cast also having a lot of fun. Listen with fun in your heart and you'll probably enjoy it!

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Season Finales & Finished Series

Look at all these recent finales and finishes! If you can't find something to occupy your time here... well, I don't know what I'll do. But seriously—if these look like something you might be a fan of, give 'em a listen!

Cover art - Desert Skies

Dramatized fantasy/comedy from Jared Carter

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Desert Skies

On a lonely highway between life and the next life there’s one last stop that we all have to make. Desert Skies Astral Plane Fuel and Service Station serves travelers as they embark on their journey through the celestial spheres. Meet the Attendant, the Mechanic, and C.A.S.H. Register. Together, they’ll make sure you’re prepared for the ride.

  • Season 1 finale released 21 Aug 2023
  • 13 episodes
  • Listening time: 6h 37m
  • Season 2 slated for Feb 2024
  • 🌵⚰️⛽
Cover art - A Happy Bureaucracy

Narrated post-apocalyptic parody from M.P. Fitzgerald


A Happy Bureaucracy

Dark humor abounds as a tax agent tries to tame a post-apocalyptic hellscape in this audiobook podcast. Music by Dust Mice.

  • Season 2 finale released 21 Aug 2023
  • 37 episodes
  • Listening time: 11h 33m
  • Season 3 is planned
  • ☢️🤪🥫
Cover art - Apollyon

Dramatized scifi from Faith McQuinn & Observer Pictures | Realm



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. An ICRS research scientist 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.

Black woman creator with a cast of many races and ethnicities

  • Season 2 finale released 18 Aug 2023
  • 20 episodes
  • Listening time: 10h 25m
  • Season 3 slated for Apr 2024
  • 🦠💉🌐
Cover art - Classic Stories - The Secret Garden

Dramatized radio theater from Radio Theater Project

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Classic Stories - The Secret Garden

The classic story of young orphan Mary Lennox, whose parents died in India during a cholera epidemic. From there, she goes to England to live with her hunchbacked uncle. This is a story of change, where both adults and children learn to become better people.

  • Series complete as of 17 Aug 2023
  • 3 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 15m
  • 🧒🇮🇳🎙️
Cover art - No Return: The Nymphaeum

Dramatized comedy fantasy from Kier Zhou & The No Returniverse


No Return: The Nymphaeum

A fantasy fiction, comedy adventure, in which two magical researchers are transported to another plane of existence, with only ancient spirits, in the grips of ennui for comfort.

POC representation among the cast.

  • Season 1 finale released 15 Aug 2023
  • 8 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 48m
  • Season 2 slated for Aug 2024
  • 🪄👻🍆
Cover art - Shorthand Missile

Narrated mystery anthology from Matthew C. McLean

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Shorthand Missile - The American

An American expatriate in France finds himself caught between competing criminals, U.S. intelligence services, and a Corsican who just wants to find his girl.

  • Season 1 finale released 9 Aug 2023
  • 7 episodes
  • Listening time: 0h 55m
  • Season 2 is planned
  • 🇺🇸🕵️‍♂️🇫🇷
Cover art - A Quaint English Murder

Dramtized detective story from Jamie A Marsh


A Quaint English Murder

A retired detective breaks his village’s community when he is encouraged onto the case of a respected member’s murder.

  • Series complete as of 11 Jun 2023
  • 4 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 39m
  • 🔪🫖✉️

Dramatized YA adventure comedy from Sterling Sulieman



After a mission to steal a relic from the far ends of Myracula Galaxy doesn’t go as planned… our three sisters, The Trinity Squad, find themselves thrown into their ultimate destiny…To save Myracula.

A POC podcast, with songs!

  • Season 1 finale released 31 May 2023
  • 5 episodes
  • Listening time: 1h 28m
  • Season 2 slated for Nov 2023
  • 🦹🏽‍♀️👩🏾‍🎤🦸🏽‍♀️

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 28 Aug 2023:

The Royals of Malibu , a dramatized fiction from Diversion Audio & Pod People, returns for Season 2.

• 13 current episodes
• Listening time: 6h 21m
• 🌆💵💦

Cover art - The Royals of Malibu

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Returning on 31 Aug 2023:

Hell Gate City, a dramatized scifi comedy from Kevin Berrey & Screaming Panda, returns for Season 2.

• 11 current episodes
• Listening time: 3h 30m
• 🌉🦾🤣

Cover art - Hell Gate City

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Returning on 1 Sep 2023:

Murphy's Inc., a dramatized scifi time-traveling heist from Mark Helton & 97toNow Productions, returns for Season 2.

• 6 current episodes
• Listening time: 2h 58m
• 😱🤑🤯

Cover art - Murphy's Inc.

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Returning on 4 Sep 2023:

Digital Folklore, a dramatized modern folklore from Perry Carpenter, Mason Amadeus & Realm, returns for Season 2.

• 10 current episodes
• Listening time: 7h 55m
• 🦝🔎👻

Cover art - Digital Folklore

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Returning on 15 Sep 2023:

Mansfield Mysteries, a dramatized comedy mystery from The QuaranTeam Group, returns for Season 2.

• 9 current episodes
• Listening time: 3h 29m
• 🍸🔪🔎

Cover art - Mansfield Mysteries


Project Pulse, a dramatized cyberpunk from Eyes Shut Studio, returns for Season 2.

• 8 current episodes
• Listening time: 2h 01m
• ⚔️🎮♿️

Cover art - Project Pulse


Returning on 22 Sep 2023:

Curdle Holler, a dramatized horror comedy from Rebekah Burchfield and Will Malone, returns for Season 5.

• 24 current episodes
• Listening time: 17h 39m
• 👻🎃🎸

Cover art - Curdle Holler

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