Best Audio Theater podcasts — Drama series and plays in audio form (Updated June 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.
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.
Within the Wires
Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season two, “Museum Audio Tours,” tells its story in the guise of ten audio museum guides. Over the course of a decade of worldwide exhibitions, these walkthroughs unravel the complex story of a mysterious disappearance of an artist’s mentor. Narrated by Rima Te Wiata. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 11th year!
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?
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 ...
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 ...
X Minus One Podcast
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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!
Your Portal To The Best In Modern Audio Drama Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Drama, Comedy, Halloween, Christmas And Special Features. The Best Podcast Provider of Modern Full Cast Audio Theatre / Radio Drama.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
'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 ...
An audio drama investigating the mysterious tunnels underneath a small town in Georgia, the things that roam them, and the people who want to control it.
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Rex makes a confession, and Lilian declares war.
MONSTER’S GAME (HORROR) A young man battling schizophrenic demons from his past, hears a sinister new voice in his ear buds with murderous intentions. Will a blossoming romance with a mysterious neighbor be his salvation or lead down a darker path? CAMPFIRE RADIO THEATER
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Midsummer Scream 2018 Live Show, The Meet-Up, and More! - Announcement June 2018 Come see our live show at Midsummer Scream on Saturday, July 28th at 4:30PM! Also at Midsummer Scream is THE MEET-UP, a short, hilarious immersive experience set in the world of Return Home. Get your tickets today at Also in this announcemen ...…
Midsummer Scream 2018 Live Show, The Meet-Up, and More! - Announcement June 2018 Come see our live show at Midsummer Scream on Saturday, July 28th at 4:30PM! Also at Midsummer Scream is THE MEET-UP, a short, hilarious immersive experience set in the world of Return Home. Get your tickets today at Also in this announcemen ...…
On this day in 1918, the soft fruit harvest was reported at a quarter the yield of 1917, and in Devon, Adeline Lumley arrives hoping for a better return. Written by Lucy CatherineDirected by Jessica Dromgoole.
The bad is as human as the good. Pre-order the Alice Isn’t Dead novel today. On sale October 30, 2018. Signed editions now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada. Don’t forget to check out our 17 city book tour this fall. New on the store: an Alice Isn’t Dead road map, featuring roadside attractions from all three seasons. Available in ...…
We at Fool & Scholar Productions have some announcements about The White Vault as well as a trailer for our new Supporter-Exclusive show - Artifact. Meet Marion Sutton, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. She has been assigned to begin the research on an artifact given to the university by an anonymous donor. You can find the rest o ...…
Neil's looking ahead to 'Ringing Remembers' on Armistice Day, and butters Chris up with flattery and drinks to get him to recruit some younger members to ringing. Chris offers to put Harrison up on the night before his wedding. In return he asks if Harrison would have a go at bell ringing. Sure, agrees Harrison. How hard can it be?Will's stress ...…
The Silent Void is coming.
A mysterious menace lurks on the carnival grounds of the Sunken Harbor Strawberry Festival. Will Mr. Sheldon and Rabbi Berman be able to stop a potential disaster? "The Scrambler" is the thrilling finale to our four-part saga that is Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival. Featured in this episode: James Rieser as Mr. Sheldon Kacie Laforest as ...…
On this day in 1918, the Times published plans for Alexandra Day, a project to sell pink roses to raise £1m, while in Ashburton, Cora Gidley sees her roses differently.Written by Lucy CatherineDirected by Jessica DromgooleNotesThe Home Front story returns to Devon, a county central to the country's desperate hopes for a good harvest, in which t ...…
It's the day of Ruth's birthday party and she's excited. She loves her new scarf from David. Jill thinks Josh and Ben's gift of a 'Fear by Four' activity experience sounds daunting, but David and Ruth are sure it will be fine. Jennifer's outdone herself with floral displays and a jazz quintet in the party marquee. Ruth's delighted to see an old ...…
Brian struggles to keep his temper, and Jill comes to the rescue.
We've learned the name of the figure from legend. But now what? How does the legend of Jack the Ripper relate to what's happening in Memphis? Who is behind the murders and is Branson right? Who else does this effect and who could be impacted? Who could be behind it all? For Patrons, there will be a decision to make at the end of the episode. Do ...…
STARRING: The Legendary Stan Freberg & a special surprise cameo appearance by another super secret legend! In This Episode... Dr. Floyd, posing as Dr. Watson, accompanies Sherlock Holmes to the top of Reichenbach Falls where, it turns out, Dr. Steve, posing as Professor Moriarty is lying in wait! And talk about a cliffhanger ending!…
At the Borchester show Ed's worst fears are realised when the officials laugh at the fact that his ram lamb is called Peppa Pig. Emma tries to cheer him up - Peppa's still young, and doing the show will have been great experience. Peppa comes in fourth, and, even better, a breeder offers Ed £4000 for him. The breeder's wife was very moved when ...…
What would happen if the UK broke apart? In this everyday story of British folk, David and Ruth Fletcher face our next civil war.Episode 1: Making Other Plans. Head to BBC iPlayer to download the whole series.
This is a story about us, said the man on the radio, and we were pleased, because we always wanted to hear about ourselves on the radio. Weather: “Space and Time” by Joseph Fink Just announced: Welcome to Night Vale World Tour 2018 / 2019. Our brand new live show is coming to over 40 cities across North America, ...…
Season 6, Episode 6: "The Casebook of Prudence Pearly, Girl Reporter of the Old West: 'Trouble at the Bar-None Ranch!'" A Comedic Western Adventure of Written and Directed by Ryan Cassavaugh! Prudence Pearly is a go-getting, no-nonsese reporter with a nose for news -- but she's forced to write human interest fluff pieces instead of substantive ...…
Lynda's keen to make sure that Fallon is on top of preparations for the fete. She's taking a back seat on the committee now, but she impresses upon Fallon the importance of a unifying theme. Fallon's priority for today is sorting out her bridesmaids. At the fete committee meeting Fallon introduces her big idea; Pets' Party Pieces, a pet talent ...…
A preview of Home Front's penultimate season which is set in Devon. Its lead writer, Sebastian Baczkiewicz, gives an idea of what to expect.
David talks story evolution, social commentary and unreliable narrators with Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat from Wolf 359.
Jennifer brings Adam some lunch and asks if he's heard from Kate. At least she's told Alice where she's staying. Jennifer's worried Kate won't be back to welcome Phoebe home. Adam thinks Phoebe must be used to Kate by now. Later, Jennifer updates David on Ruth's party. She enjoying having something other than the contamination to think about. D ...…
When everything is replaceable, what makes a man?
Episode 56: Dr. Bright packs up her office. Go to and use the code therapy30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.
Ruth's asked Josh to help weigh Brookfield's lambs, but Pip insists they can manage without him. Ruth isn't convinced - Pip looks exhausted. She admits that she's having trouble sleeping. Ruth advises her to grab all the rest she can before the baby's born. Josh arrives with the news that The Echo will be running a double page feature about Bro ...…
The Haunted Corpse
STARRING: The Legendary Stan Freberg In This Episode... We are there when the World's Most Brilliant Scientist comes face to face with Literature's Most Brilliant Detective!
Lilian joins Shula for a ride. Shula's preparing for mediation sessions with Alistair. They're supposed to be completely transparent, and Shula wonders if she should tell Alistair about Philip. Being attracted to him showed her what was missing in her marriage. Lilian advises against it - nothing happened, and it would hurt Philip and Alistair' ...…
this mini episode takes place during episode 4 of season 2, in which the Carbon Foot Princes think they have "kidnapped" young Hatchet. When in reality, he just went with them because their stupidity was entertaining.
It's Open Farm Sunday, and Pip enjoys showing off Brookfield and Bridge Farm's cows to the crowds. Helen persuades her to take a break, and they discuss baby names. Pip's getting enormous, but she and Toby still haven't made any decisions. Josh arrives late - he's been chatting with potential customers, and tries to persuade Pip to cover for hi ...…
Mr. Sheldon and Rabbi Berman go snooping around an off-limits area of town only to find something most sinister... "Sheldon's Glove" is the third of a four-part saga that is Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival. Be sure to check out the fantastic new audio drama mini-series by the makers of the Breaking Walls podcast: A Man Named Marlowe. You ...…
with Barry McGovern as a poor unfortunate fellow who finds he's astray in himself. Produced by Aidan Mathews
Brian prepares for the fallout, and Lily finds herself trapped.
In this episode, Robert, Greg, and Erica finally have George Locke where they can ask him some much needed questions, and surprisingly, he gives them some answers. As Peter and Cade continue to plan how to take care of the rakes, they are visited by an unexpected guest. Plus Dr. Barton has another chat with Ezekiel. For more information, visit ...…
Finally finishing off the missing two episodes of the unfinished story... Here's links to 1-5: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: ...…
Rex puts the finishing touches to Josh's Open Farm Sunday machinery trail. Tom runs into Philip, who isn't impressed that Tom told Kirsty he thought Philip was unsuitable. Tom warns Philip that Kirsty's more vulnerable than she seems. Philip coolly observes that this isn't surprising, given that Tom jilted her. Philip agrees that Kirsty needs s ...…
DCI Matthews and DS Armitage are at a loss to find anyone with a motive for a brutal attack. Starring Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun.
Christine points out that she saw Lily with a man at an exhibition she went to with Jim. But Lily lies and denying being there, and Elizabeth corrects Christine that Lily was with her friend Meredith. Harrison has a word with Peggy about Christine. Peggy reminds him that Christine is still upset about Matt's scam, but promises to keep an eye on ...…
A brand new podcast from Night Vale Presents: Good Morning Night Vale, the official Welcome to Night Vale recap show, hosted by cast members Meg Bashwiner, Symphony Sanders, and Hal Lublin. Each week, our hosts will do a deep dive into one episode of Welcome to Night Vale, starting with the very first episode! Episodes will also feature listene ...…
From the Accused podcast team, Aftermath is an episodic look at survivors of gun violence. Listen to the first 2 episodes today by searching and subscribing to Aftermath on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening to this.
Elizabeth and Jennifer discuss arrangements for Ruth's party. Elizabeth volunteers herself, Shula and Kenton for the clean-up. Elizabeth also wants to know when Jennifer realised that Adam was gay. Jennifer reflects that when Adam was a teenager it wasn't something people talked about. In hindsight she wishes there was a way Adam could've known ...…
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This is one of my favorite episodes of any audio drama. It encompasses everything I love about Wolf 359: its pacing, its plotting, its deep humanism, and its fantastic writing, music, and performances. Like all great science fiction, it is about more than just its text—and I think that's what attracted me to this episode. I'll be talking to Gab ...…
Preparations continue for Bridge Farm and Brookfield's joint Open Farm Sunday. Tom's concerned that it might be too much for Pip, who is eight weeks from her due date, but she knows her limits. Rex shows them that Josh has put his phone number in massive writing on all the signs for the machinery trail. Tom thinks it's a perfectly sensible busi ...…
Double Dare
In the Series Finale, Pixie and Waine find themselves face to face with her father Louie with the exit to Hel only a few feet away. Cast Information: Starring Nichole Goodnight & Owen McCuen Visit for cast information, merchandise, and more! Credits: Written and Produced by Rick Coste. Past projects include Inhale, The Behemoth, B ...…
Watch out for the locals. Pre-order the Alice Isn’t Dead novel today. On sale October 30, 2018. Signed editions now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada. We’re excited to announce that Jasika Nicole will be narrating the Alice Isn’t Dead audiobook! Find out more information about that and our 17 city book tour on our website. Support ...…
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