Best Audio Theater podcasts — Drama series and plays in audio form (Updated August 2018; image)
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Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
Alice Isn't Dead
A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.
The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze. Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations.
A classic style radio drama, updated for today with a full sound design and a large cast of actors. This audio drama focuses on a group of survivors in a world on the brink of collapse.
Within the Wires
Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season three, “Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary. Narrated by Lee LeBreton. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
LifeAfter/The Message
From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. New episodes every Sunday.
Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 11th year!
The Bright Sessions
Therapy for the strange and unusual.
Darkest Night
Darkest Night is a binaural audio drama that places you, the listener, at the center of a recovered memory that sounds as though it’s happening around you in real time. Each chapter delves into the last memories of the recently deceased, slowly revealing a horrifying master plan. Who is weaving this master conspiracy, and what is their ultimate goal? Subscribe now to find out, and wear headphones for the best, most terrifying results. Darkest Night is narrated by Lee Pace (The Hobbit Films, ...
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
Equal parts "Mad Max" and "The Stand," this post apocalyptic saga is set in a world 15 years after the collapse of the world as we know it. A brother and sister grow up in rural Maine and unwittingly embark on a adventure to save the City from the religious zealots and ruthless military fight for control over the fallen world. An epic serialized audio drama adventure with 30+ actors, cinematic sound design and original music. Winner of Mark Time Award for sci-fi audio and finalist in Romania ...
The hall is dark and the overhead light flickers. Sounds echo, and there’s a creaking and clanging which gets louder as you stand there in the semi-dark.The elevator opens and you’re offered a ride. A dark place whose original luster is now lost to time. The unlikely, old Victorian building sits overlooked by most on the edge of Pittsburgh. Originally built as a luxury residence for some of the city’s most well to do residents, it now serves a different purpose. Within its dilapidated walls ...
Radio Drama at its best every Sunday evening.
The Archers
Contemporary drama in a rural setting
The fictional history of this mysterious Oklahoma town.
The week's events in Ambridge
An audio drama told week after week. We will bring you stories about crime, love, mystery and conspiracy. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. All will make you wonder... What's your secret?
The Leviathan Chronicles is a full production audio drama about a clandestine war between two powerful groups of immortals that live in secret among mankind. One woman holds the key to uniting the immortals, but a rogue government agency may destroy her first!
Return Home
Return Home is a serialized comedy/horror story that follows Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they unravel the mysteries of Melancholy Falls. Isn't time for you to return home?
Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected.Directed by Sebastian Silva; written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby; executive produced by Mimi O'Donnell; produced by April Lamb, Katie Pastore and Matthew Boll; associate produced by MR Daniel; sound design and editing by Ryan Billi ...
Deadly Manners
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or ...
X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. Explore the unknown realm of science fiction and journey into the future. Board our ship and let your imagination into X Minus One, Blast Off.
Home Front
Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.
A classic style radio drama, updated for today with a full sound design and a large cast of actors. This audio drama focuses on a group of survivors in a world on the brink of collapse.
Our Fair City
Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audiodrama. Founded in 2011 with the help of some incredibly generous Kickstarter donors, Our Fair City has quickly become a notable entry in the audiodrama world. Produced by a staff of Chicago storefront theatre veterans, experienced sound designers, and science educators, Our Fair City has won awards and critical acclaim for its dynamic acting, incisive writing, and high level of production. Led by creator Clayton Faits and executive producer Jef ...
Kakos Industries
A deeply entertaining, R-rated, darkly satirical, sex-positive comedy audio drama with elements of horror. Congratulations! You are now a shareholder in Kakos Industries, a megacorporation that specializes in helping its clients to Do Evil Better. You are now entitled to listen to the shareholder announcements that keep you up to date on all of the advancements made in Evil and the bizarre occurrences inside of Kakos Industries itself. For fans of Welcome to Night Vale, Douglas Adams, Better ...
What is line between reality and fantasy? What keeps us forever on the edge of sanity and insanity? If gods exist, do they care about us, or do they only wish to see our destruction? Sable is a single narrative horror podcast that asks these questions. Within this podcast, we will the death and rebirth of an endless amount of worlds, and the single, horrific thread that ties them all together. Curl up nice and tight, turn the lights low, and allow the Narrator to take you to a world where go ...
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Dopple Avenue Hurt
A comedic fictional podcast that follows private investigator James Keyes through the city of Brentwood Heights. It's a new case each season!
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a high-quality serial mystery story for middle graders, performed by actual kids. Think Goonies, meets Spy Kids, meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year-olds. Listen along as eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on a audacious adventure in search of two missing friends. The mysterious tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a thing-or-two to say about their quest, because as he likes to say, To the stars! In ...
***Help get MarsCorp season 2 made at*** From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070. You can support MarsCorp and Definitely Human by becoming a patron of the show. Your donations will go towards the production of new special episodes, other extra content and hopefully Season 2 ...
Mystery Old Time Radio comes alive in those chilling tales of mystery as told by early radio. Each show takes you to the world of mystery storytelling that comes alive in the imagination of the mind.
The White Vault
Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of the Arctic Circle and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar Production is intended for mature audiences.
Lesser Gods is a soundscaped, shifting perspective podcast.In a future where men and women are no longer able to reproduce, the five youngest people on Earth live a life of government subsidized excess. Rhea and the other Final Five only worry about drinking, sex, and partying as the object of everyone's obsession... Until they become someone's target. New Episodes Every Other ThursdayCreated by Colleen Scriven
The Far Meridian
The Far Meridian tells the story of Peri, an agoraphobic young woman whose home starts to show up in a new location every day, as she searches for her missing brother. A new podcast from the hivemind responsible for ars Paradoxica.
The Walk
A thriller in which you, the listener, are the hero. The Walk begins in Inverness station, Scotland. Through a case of mistaken identity, you, "the walker," are given a vital package that must be couriered to Edinburgh. But as you're about to board the train, terrorists blow it up and set off an electromagnetic pulse! None of the cars or trains are working - you'll have to walk - but now the terrorists are on your trail because they want the device you're carrying, and the police are after y ...
It Makes A Sound
Deirdre Gardner finds a lost cassette tape from 1992 in an attic and embarks on a quest to revive the sound of a generation. A new serial fiction show from Night Vale Presents.
Uncanny County
Mystical truck drivers. Robots gone haywire. Killer clown demons. And pie. So. Much. Pie. This quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored anthology brings you a new paranormal audio play every month. Sit back, open your ears, and hold on tight. Because you're about to take a quick detour...through Uncanny County.
Dave is just a regular guy who does regular things until all of a sudden he dies and is damned to hell for all of eternity. With Dave’s caseworker from hell (literally), he takes a trip down Memory Lane to relive the five biggest and worst moments from his life that directly influenced the big decision. The 5 People You Meet In Hell is a 6-episode series.
The Box Podcast
When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project. But as she shares those stories and digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem... and she's in over her head.
The award-winning fairy-tale medical sitcom! Overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the tiny kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly.
SPINES Podcast
One day, Wren wakes up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. SPINES is a production of ZoomDoom Stories. The first two seasons are complete. Season 3 is in progress.
On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.
This fictional podcast follows David, a chronic sufferer of sleep paralysis on his annual camping trip with friends. But something evil from his dreams awaits.
Join host Ms. Ali Silva, along with her amazing company of actors and musicians, for an evening of thrilling and chilling tales!Fireside Mystery Theatre is original audio drama performed live. We're like an old-fashioned radio show with a modern macabre sensibility! We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in NYC with a full cast, a live, improvised score along with musical acts to complement our anthology of stories.Also from Fireside Mystery Productions: The Midnight Reading, a special ...
Jim Robbie and the Wanderers is a bi-monthly radio drama podcast.A troupe of musicians is traveling a surreal post-apocalyptic America with their robot companion Jim Robbie, entertaining and sticking their noses where they don’t belong. The United States that the Wanderers inhabit is full of all sorts of strange and wonderful surprises, from zombies, cactus people, underwater kingdoms to vampires, messed up physics and mad scientists.
'A Scottish Podcast' is a serialised modern audio drama. It chronicles the story of Lee, a washed up former radio DJ who launches a paranormal investigation podcast. Lee wants to see his show The Terror Files mentioned up there alongside podcasts like The Black Tapes, Limetown, and The Message. And he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it. Aided by his jaded musician pal Dougie, the pair travel the length and breadth of the country in search of Medieval Demon Kings and Lovecraftian Gods of the Se ...
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Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at or text THERAPY to 500
The Far Meridian returns Monday, August 27th.
In this mini episode, we hear the tale of when Dead Eye Dowling went to the train station to meet his brother, the heralded leader, Earthadamus Natureson
Reality bites for Fallon, and Lynda is determined to get to the truth.
When a disaster occurs at sea, it brings out the best in some, the absolute worst in others... "The Open Boat" was recorded live at The Slipper Room in NYC on January 28th, 2018. It's the first part of our great nautical nightmare, Lost at Sea. Cast: James Rieser as Yardley Betters David Linton as Horace Kacie Laforest as Lilah Gustavo Rodrigue ...…
Pressure mounts for Elizabeth, and the wedding day dawns for Harrison and Fallon.
Chelsea wants to escape her abusive boyfriend and her drug-hazed life. But what price is she willing to pay? Content warning: This is an explicit episode that deals with adult language, themes, and contains violence. Want to be informed as soon as the book is available? Sign up for the newsletter, become a Patron, or join my Author Paul Sating ...…
STARRING:Moira Quirkand Alison Mork! In This Episode... In the season seven finale, Dr. Floyd and Dr. Steve find themselves in another work of Classic Literature and discover a problem that may prevent them from ever returning! Episode also includes another installment of Learning More After The Episode!with part two of Dr. Steve's interview wi ...…
Drew Has a discussion with clean steven and Dead eye from Wynabego Warrior about the upcoming professional wrestling event while at a backyard BBQ/pool party. – Bonus Episode Direct Link – If you are an animator, concept artist, or 3D modeler, please get in touch. (more…)
The wedding day dawns for Harrison and Fallon, and Susan comes to the rescue.
Dark doings in the War Rooms as a suspicious death leaves the gals from personnel with no options other than to investigate. Comic adventures in Ed Harris' witty and quirky wartime comedy.Head over to iPlayer radio to catch up with other episodes in the series.
Chris is still preparing for Fallon and Harrison's wedding. He's making them a garden ornament like he made for Jennifer. Susan's more interested in making sure he looks presentable, and discovers a loose button on his best shirt. Even Chris is worried when he finds out that Jazzer's planning to wear trainers - with the orange bits coloured in ...…
Mirrors is an upcoming new science fiction ghost story from ZoomDoom Stories. Subscribe now or visit to find out more. NOTE: Due to unforeseen technical problems, we have been unable to submit Mirrors to iTunes for review. We hope to have this issue resolved soon, but until that time all Mirrors content will also go o ...…
Jazzer apologises to Alistair for encouraging his gambling - Jim's already given him an ear-bashing. Alistair isn't looking forward to moving back to the box room with the piano. Alistair's called out to Brookfield, where he runs into Jill. Jill's furious that he hid the truth - and to think, she begged Shula to give their marriage another go! ...…
Here we are with our final blooper reel for Our Fair City- we very much hope you've enjoyed these! If you’d like to support HartLife NFP, Our Fair City, and our upcoming production Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, you can join the amazing community on our Patreon page at You can also help spread the word ...…
This week we received a mysterious submission from a mysterious stranger who only identified themselves as Icewater. Was it a dead-drop? Are we spies now? ARE YOU?! Who knows, and who cares! Utopia is a fascinating new project that takes place in an alternate timeline that diverged from ours shortly after the first World War; the entire planet ...…
There once was a boy who wanted to know everything. Weather: “Bad Friend” by Cheese On Bread ALL HAIL recording available now on iTunes and Bandcamp! Over an hour of brand new material, never-before-heard on the podcast. Join our Patreon for exclusive bonus tracks featuring Earl Harlan, Dana Cardinal, Melony Pennington ...…
Kenton has a brainwave, and Lynda discovers the truth.
BONUS! Alternate Episode 24 Choice AND Song Scratch Track This brief bonus episode showcases what the OTHER choice from the Episode 24 live show would have been. You know, the one where the panel goes on as planned... Also, a scratch track of the song, where Jeff sings ALL the parts!
BONUS! Alternate Episode 24 Choice AND Song Scratch Track This brief bonus episode showcases what the OTHER choice from the Episode 24 live show would have been. You know, the one where the panel goes on as planned... Also, a scratch track of the song, where Jeff sings ALL the parts!
Beyond Pandora by Robert J. Martin and Two Timer by Frederic Brown
It didn’t feel like fear. It felt like movement. The Alice Isn’t Dead novel is on sale October 30 – pre-order your signed edition today, and check out our 17 city book tour this fall. Over on the Alice Isn’t Dead store: a stunning Alice Isn’t Dead road map and Rob Wilson’s logo on an enamel pin. Support Alice Isn’t Dead, Part 3 on Patreon and g ...…
Within the Wires Season 3 premieres on September 4. Season Three, "Dictation," is a political thriller set in 1950s Chicago told exclusively through dictated letters and notes from a bureaucrat to his secretary. Michael Witten is committed to the building of a New Society, after the global destruction caused by the Great Reckoning. But a politi ...…
Summer, 1975. Russ Matheson’s life is about to change in some very big ways. A county lineman, Russ spends his days - and often his nights - working on telephone lines, keeping other folks connected, while he slowly but surely drifts away from the ones he loves. But a strange encounter will send him off on a new journey – one that flies straigh ...…
At Brookfield Josh is working flat out to make up for the time he spent away from his business covering Pip's maternity leave. Pip's furious to hear that he's cancelled a family meeting to discuss the harvest. The only time that suits him clashes with registering Rosie's birth. Seeing how important the meeting is to Pip, Toby offers to reschedu ...…
A letter. The Far Meridian will return for Season 2 in late August. Please help us get to know our wanderers by visiting
It's the morning after Fallon's hen night, and Fallon urgently summons a hungover Jolene to Woodbine. Jolene arrives to find Fallon and Kirsty also nursing hangovers. They have two questions - how did Lynda's llama Constanza end up in Fallon's garden, and how on earth are they going to get it home? Harrison tries to escape to the cricket, but F ...…
A timid man is persuaded to take a chance and chooses a path quite different from the one he comfortably walks — a path that could lead him into some serious danger... "The Usual" was recorded live on May 27th, 2018. It was part of our show, The Electric Chair. We at Fireside Mystery Theatre present these stories without prejudice or agenda. Ou ...…
Freddie's nightmare continues, and Shula's birthday ends in fireworks.
STARRING:Moira Quirk, Alison Mork and Christina Pazsitzky! In This Episode... Dr. Grant and C.H.I.P.S. return home from their respective adventures to find things are not quite as they have left them! Episode also includes another installment of Learning More After The Episode! where Dr. Steve interviews Julie Fredericksen, Library Director of ...…
Jazzer accuses Jolene of hijacking his plans for Fallon's hen-night. They present their rival ideas to Fallon. She's won over by Jazzer's tasteful plans to go to an indie night, especially when she realises Jolene's night involves lewd plastic straws! Jolene gives in gracefully, but hints to Jazzer that things won't necessarily go to plan. Acco ...…
Two brothers' relationship is tested to the limit when one is accused of a serious crime.
On this day in 1918, a conscientious objector, when sentenced, threw his boot at the magistrate, while in Ashburton, a war hero returns home.Written by Sarah DanielsDirected by Jessica Dromgoole.
The whole village now knows about Alistair's past gambling addiction. The atmosphere at The Stables is once again very tense. Alistair's worried that he'll lose clients, and that he'll never be able to find another business partner. Shula's decided to give up on mediation and hand the divorce to a solicitor - she doesn't trust him after his rel ...…
On this day in 1918, the Ministry of Food announced plans to grade potatoes and fix their prices accordingly, while in Ashburton, Charles wonders whether he's good enough. Written by Sarah DanielsDirected by Jessica Dromgoole.
Robin looks for Toby at The Bull, and finds Rex in a bad mood. Rex wasn't impressed by his father's criticism of the pig business, or his cryptic hints. Unapologetic, Robin explains that he's simply concerned that Rex is infatuated with Pip. The sooner he accepts that she's Toby's now the sooner he can get on with his life. When Robin finds Tob ...…
This week, David interviews Gannon Reedy about the origins of NeoScum, the '80s revival, and how long-form improv informs the show.
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The end has come for one world, what about ours? Sable was written and narrated by Lane Lloyd Our Twitter Our Tumblr Our Facebook Our Patreon!
On this day in 1918, the Allied forces attacked the German army at Amiens, in the third battle of Picardy, and in Devon, Adeline launches a gentle offensive. Written by Sarah DanielsDirected by Jessica Dromgoole.
Ian visits Willow Farm to say goodbye to Lexi before she returns to Bulgaria. She tells him not to worry - she'll be back for the next transfer. But Ian will also miss her as a friend, and they promise to keep in touch. Later, Ian wonders if they need to start thinking of a surrogacy plan B, but Adam thinks they should be patient. Ian wonders i ...…
On this day in 1918, farmers were encouraged to apply for soldiers to help with the harvest, as thousands were given agricultural furlough, and on Halecot Farm, Effie resolves their labour problems. Written by Sarah DanielsDirected by Jessica Dromgoole.
The end of the story of talking to an alien's brain....
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