This crazy experiment focusing on finished audio fiction started 52 weeks ago—and we're still here and going strong!
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The featured titles this week are blasts from the past. Not a lot of people were reading in the early days of this newsletter, so I'm giving some extra love to the shows I've been most drawn to over the years. If they passed you by, enjoy them now!
Also, there are a lot of entries in the New Seasons Coming Soon section. And it looks like there will be for a few weeks. You'll see what I mean.
Narrated trippy scifi fantasy from Third Person & Critical Role
Three mischievous narrators spin a surreal, reality-bending, sci-fantasy space western about a crotchety outlaw, a struggling cultist, and a diabolical bastard making awful decisions in a world on the edge of disaster.
Engage your imagination in this highly original setting using a unique storytelling style, distinctive audio, and lightly animated visual accompaniments to help ground you in this bizarre, space-western world.
Midst was acquired by Critical Role in early 2023. Episodes have been remastered, and additional assets are available on the show's website.
Season 1 finale re-released 2 Aug 2023
Listening time: 7h 10m
Season 2 now re-releasing
Evo's notes: This is the kind of show I can listen to over and over again. It's very trippy, nearly impossible to categorize, and a serious departure from "normal" audio fiction.
Narrated scifi series from W. Keith Tims & Alien Ghost Robot
A down-to-Earth sci-fi road trip, The Book of Constellations is a story about Rael, who claims to be the sole survivor of an alien race, as told by Simon, the man who went with him. On a quest to save humanity from the same malevolent force that destroyed his own people, Rael believes this “Darkness” resides in the Governor of the state. Rael makes his way west to the Capitol armed with nothing but his uncanny perception and empathy. He gathers allies along the way from the forgotten and lost of America. Rael’s obsession won’t allow him to mourn another world, but how far is he willing to go to save us?
Season 1 finale released 29 Nov 2021
Listening time: 8h 18m
Season 2 is planned
Evo's notes: Cozy. That's a quick way to summarize how I felt listening to this show. A surprising feeling given the topic, for sure. Listen and see what you think.
The First Episode Of
Celebrating two years of conversations about audio drama and the creative process!
Meet the creators of your favorite audiodramas and learn about their methods, strugglers, and successes.
Listen each week to discover your next favorite audio fiction creator.
Dead Inside is an audio drama that follows Detective Sarah Elsher on a mind-bending thrill ride. Follow Sarah as she uncovers dark secrets of corruption and crime within her city and police department. Can Sarah track down the suspects before it's too late?
Follow the owner of a bakery as he aggressively avoids becoming embroiled in any daring quests or chosen one shenanigans even though the universe really seems to want him to do just that. Or as he chills with friends, staying far away from the slightest whiff of adventure. And bakes. He also bakes.
In a corner of the galaxy where Earth is no longer known, humans and a dozen other sentient races have forged a civilization. Spacers brave the oceans of void between hundreds of worlds for power, glory, and simply to survive. This is the tale of one band of spacers and their ship: the Tyger.
Award-winning, broadcast-friendly cliffhanger space opera that we understand many families listen to together.
Season 2 finale released 8 Aug 2019
Listening time: 5h 53m
Season 3 slated for Feb 2024
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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 31 Aug 2023:
Hell Gate City, a dramatized scifi comedy from Kevin Berrey & Screaming Panda, returns for Season 2.