Deadly Manners – The Paragon CollectiveListen
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 at least how to stay alive — lest they be next.
Deadly Manners was created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea.
Deadly Manners stars Kristen Bell, Denis O’Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Michelle Visage, Alona Tal, David Cummings and is narrated by LeVar Burton.
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked – Snap Judgment and WNYC StudiosListen
Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, and many others.
The Moth – The MothListen
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.
The Black Tapes – Pacific Northwest StoriesListen
The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris. 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. It’s an innovative, immersive audio experience — a psychological thriller unfolding across the six episodes of Season One.
Snap Judgment – Snap Judgment and WNYC StudiosListen
Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.
Creepy – Jon GrilzListen
A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised.
LeVar Burton Reads – LeVar Burton and StitcherListen
Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
Limetown – Two-Up ProductionsListen
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?”
TANIS – Pacific Northwest StoriesListen
Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…
Origins with James Andrew Miller – DGital MediaListen
Origins, narrated, researched and interviewed by award-winning and best-selling author of the oral history books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, James Andrew Miller, will explore beginnings — whether from the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, business, or even human relationships — to explain how greatness starts and how critical happenings come to be. Listeners will hear firsthand from those who were “there at the start,” who hatched The Great Ideas, or who arrived in time to turn those great ideas into formidable realities.
Origins will strive to reveal the unexpected, the unpredicted, and those moments of luck and fate that no one sees, or saw, coming. These will include pivotal junctures, trapped doors and level jumps. This podcast series will chart the pedigree of success, celebrating entrepreneurship and examining the frustrations and nightmares that, suddenly or inevitably, occur along the way.
Origins will be based on individual topics, played out in chapters — a historic album, a groundbreaking television show, a company that altered the way we consume media, or even a couple whose romantic relationship garnered widespread curiosity.
All of these compelling and entertaining subjects will in some way, have helped create the world we live in today.
Alice Isn’t Dead – Night Vale PresentsListen
A new fiction serial from the creator of Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead follows a truck driver in her search 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. New episodes every other Tuesday through July 12. Performed by Jasika Nicole. Written by Joseph Fink. Produced by Disparition. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
RABBITS – Public Radio AllianceListen
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.
Darkest Night – The Paragon CollectiveListen
Darkest Night is a binaurally recorded audio drama centering around the Roth Lobdow Center for Advanced Research. Each chapter follows two scientists working for the center on top secret ‘Project Cyclops’. Through Project Cyclops, we are able to relive a person’s last waking moments and uncover the secrets of the dead. The Darkest Night is narrated by Lee Pace (The Hobbit Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pushing Daisies. Halt & Catch Fire, etc). The Darkest Night features acting performances from Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Missi Pyle (The Artist & Dodgeball), RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Ricky Dillon, KC Wayland (We’re Alive), Johnny Ferro, Callie Schuttera, Miguel Lopez, and more. Darkest Night is written by Chris Bloodworth. Additional writing done by Jimmy Juliano. Darkest Night is produced by The Paragon Collective & NoSleep.
Epic Fail with Jenna Ushkowitz – At WillListen
Actress Jenna Ushkowitz talks to performers about the time they failed on stage, on scene, and on set.
Steal the Stars – Tor Labs / Gideon MediaListen
The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted – scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
The Bright Sessions – Lauren ShippenListen
Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content.
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you’ve heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
We’re Alive – A “Zombie” Story of Survival – Wayland ProductionsListen
For Army Reserve Soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knew it ended in an instant. One minute, he’s in college, and in the next, rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars, and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.
We’re Alive is an ongoing series, packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discovers that zombies are far from the worst thing in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where the rules of human decency no longer apply.
We premiere 3 New episodes a month, with a week off between chapters.
Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say “We’re Alive?”
The Truth – Jonathan MitchellListen
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They’re short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you’re new, some good starting places are: Silvia’s Blood, That’s Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever’s most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged!
We’re a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
The White Vault – Fool and Scholar ProductionsListen
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 Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar Production is intended for mature audiences.
Two-Up – Two-UpListen
This is Two-Up, a new podcast channel, from the creators of Limetown.
Our first show is 36 Questions, a three-part podcast musical starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton.
Two-Up will explore the possibilities of audio storytelling, and subscribing to the channel means going along with us for that exploration.
Two-Up isn’t beholden to any genre, theme, or even form. We just want to tell great stories, in whatever way they are best told, and that’s it. That’s the channel.
Subscribe now for 36 Questions, coming in July, and stay for everything else we have cooking up. We promise it will be fun.
Thank you for listening.
The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast – The HamilcastListen
In this American podcast about an American musical about a bastard orphan, we (your hosts Gillian Pensavalle and Bianca Soto) talk all things Hamilton including how it brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. We’ll also have special guests along the way ranging from people actually involved in the production (cast members and the creative team), to the minds behind some of the best social media accounts inspired by the show, to teachers who use the music to get their students excited about history, and everything in between.
The discussion of Ron Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton” starts in episode three. If you’re interested, please feel free to read along with us; we’ll be going chapter-by-chapter. But there’s no pressure! There’s plenty to talk about and we’re not treating this like a super serious history class. We’re just here to have fun with people who also love Hamilton.
When we started this podcast, only Bianca had seen Hamilton. Thanks to an incredibly generous listener, Gillian and Bianca were lucky enough to see Hamilton together the same day Lin-Manuel Miranda won the Pulitzer Prize. How lucky we are to be alive right now FOR REAL.
If you have any great Ham stories or funny references you’ve come across, please let us know! We love hearing about things like that. Email us at TheHamilcast [at] gmail [dot] com, or find us on social media @TheHamilcast.
We have the honor to be your obedient servants,
G.Pen & B.So
The Death of Dr. John Parker – Dan ZappullaListen
On July 3, 2015, psychiatrist and local celebrity Dr. John Parker was found dead in his Mashpee, MA office. His death was ruled an apparent suicide, but his son-in-law, Dan Zappulla, doesn’t buy it.
Dan thinks he was murdered, and he’s out to prove it.
Join us on this journey through Cape Cod as we search for the ultimate truth behind The Death of Dr. John Parker.
Dark Tome – FinalRune / Mind’s Eye / WonderyListen
What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?
Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil’s staircase in a remote Italian village.
The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.
It Makes A Sound – Night Vale PresentsListen
Deirdre Gardner finds a lost cassette tape from 1992 in the attic of a townhouse in an abandoned golf-course community and embarks on a mission to remind us all of the forgotten musical genius, Wim Faros. It Makes A Sound follows Deirdre’s nostalgic journey into Wim’s legacy: a quest to restore what is missing and to revive the sound of a generation.
Created by Jacquelyn Landgraf (actor, writer, director, and downtown theater curio; a longtime member of the New York Neo-Futurists), with original music by Nate Weida. Co-directed by Anya Saffir. Sound design and engineering by Vincent Cacchione. Featuring the voices of Jacquelyn Landgraf, Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black, Hair), Nate Weida, Melissa Mahoney, Siobhan Fallon (Saturday Night Live, Wayward Pines), and other special guests.
Produced by Night Vale Presents, the network that brought you Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn’t Dead, Within the Wires, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), Conversations with People Who Hate Me, and I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats.
Season One premieres on September 24, 2017.
More info: www.nightvalepresents.com
LifeAfter – GE Podcast Theater / Panoply / The MessageListen
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.
Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape – WonderyListen
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?
Selected Shorts – Selected Shorts / PanoplyListen
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
Within the Wires – Night Vale PresentsListen
Introducing a new podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. Set within an alternate reality, Within the Wires tells stories in the guise of instructional audio programs. Each season guides the listener through a different audio experience from this other universe, ushering listeners through a curriculum which unravels to reveal a much deeper and more personal story. Season one, “Relaxation Cassettes”, premieres June 21, 2016. New episodes every other Tuesday through October 25. Created by Jeffrey Cranor. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth. Performed by Janina Matthewson. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too) – PanoplyListen
Dexter Guff is a life strategist, thought-leader, global authority on entrepreneurship as well as 17 other credible things. Dexter has often referred to himself as “one of the world’s most important thinkers” and voted himself a “top personal development mentor” even rewarding himself with “genius status.” In this podcast, Dexter shares his proven strategies and tactics so you too can grow your business and better your relationships, monetize your pet, avoid your health, exaggerate your finances and generally explode your life. Dex has changed millions of lives, some for the better, and he wants to change your life too. Subscribe now to get your ears on Dexter’s mouth, and as Dex says, “Begin living and thinking smarter not harder.”
Small Town Horror – Jon GrilzListen
Small Town Horror is a bi-weekly serialized docudrama about one man’s search for answers in his hometown, the site of his own mysterious kidnapping 18 years ago. Are the answers he seeks worth the cost of returning to the place known as Crazytown?
Season 3 pending…
Together Live Presents: Do it on Purpose – Cadence13Listen
Do It On Purpose features our favorite talks, interviews and conversations from the Together Live Tour – a national event that brings an array of thought leaders, local artists, athletes and celebrity guests to cities across the country. You’ll hear from some of the most badass ladies around on authentic storytelling, finding your purpose, overcoming fear, choosing love, effectuating change and taking social action. Listeners will have the opportunity for self-reflective work focused on where you come from, why you’re here and where you’re going.
We’re Alive: Lockdown – Wayland ProductionsListen
An Audio Theater for the Mind.
“Life on the inside” takes on a whole new meaning.
A riot has broken out at Twin Towers Jail. Simeon, five of his fellow inmates, and the prison guards assigned to them have found themselves trapped in the inescapable confines of T-block during the lockdown. Boundaries of trust are pushed to the limit as the survivors must learn to work together if they have any hope of escaping the horde of infected and the deadly secret that lies within Twin Tower’s walls.
“We’re Alive: Lockdown” serves as both a standalone and continuation of the “We’re Alive: A Story of Survival” series. It answers questions, asks new ones, and keeps the listener guessing right up until the bitter end.
What is “Audio Theater for the Mind”? Think of it a type of show that you can play in your head, guided by the narrative but carried by your imagination. Unlike film or television, an audio drama has the power to strike a deeper emotional connection with the audience.
The Leviathan Chronicles – Christof LaputkaListen
The Leviathan Chronicles is a sci-fi podcast that tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool’s fantasy, but rather a reality for a several factions of powerful immortals living among us. The Leviathan Chronicles is the ultimate science fiction and fantasy audio drama podcast.
How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black – Michael Ian BlackListen
In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Brought to you by PRX.
The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) – Night Vale PresentsListen
Atop the Eiffel Tower, a lonely janitor stumbles into a series of alternately surreal and comic adventures as he becomes part of a mystery: what is the secret behind the wildly popular, bizarrely impossible live radio variety show being broadcast from the tower’s top? John Cameron Mitchell, Tim Robbins, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Drew Callendar, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin & Meg Bashwiner, Susannah Flood, and many more star in this immersive, cinematic universe from the imagination of Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel). Season One premieres on October 12. New episodes every other Wednesday through February 1, 2017. Co-directed by Ellie Heyman. Part of the Night Vale Presents network.
Wolf 359 – Kinda Evil Genius ProductionsListen
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. New episodes are released every two weeks.
Bronzeville – AudioHQListen
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award(r) and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”), BRONZEVILLE will chronicle the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African American residents.
The Simply Scary Podcast – The Simply Scary PodcastListen
The Simply Scary Podcast is a 60+ minute-long horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, hosted by voice actor G.M. Danielson, spun off from the Simply Scary series as featured on its predecessor Chilling Tales for Dark Nights‘ and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features a myriad of talented vocal performers and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
The Penumbra Podcast – Sophie Kaner and Kevin VibertListen
Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest hotel this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play.
The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we keep locked behind our doors.
And what’s behind those doors, you ask? Well… see for yourself.
The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on twitter at @thepenumbrapod.
The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga – FinalRune Productions / WonderyListen
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’s Grand Prix Nova award.
Girl In Space | A Sci-Fi Mystery Audio Drama – Sarah Rhea WernerListen
Nothing fancy here — just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen biweekly for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
Broadway Backstory – TodayTix and Theater PeopleListen
Broadway Backstory is a documentary style podcast from TodayTix and Theater People that explores how a show develops from an idea to a full Broadway production. We get the behind the scenes story directly from the people who lived it – the conceivers, actors, directors, and producers. Season one will feature stories from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Fun Home, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Secret Garden, Legally Blonde, and the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening. Some shows are gone too soon, others seem like they’ll last forever — either way, it all started with an idea.
Fireside Mystery Theatre – Fireside Mystery TheatreListen
Join the mysterious Ms. Ali Silva, along with her amazing company of actors and musicians, for an evening of thrilling and chilling tales!
Fireside Mystery Theatre is an old-fashioned, live radio show with a modern horror twist! We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in Manhattan with a full cast, a live, improvised score and live musical acts to complement the stories.
For upcoming live shows go to www.firesidemysterytheatre.com
Old Time Radio Mystery Theater – Old Time Radio Mystery TheaterListen
Enjoy the fun and excitement of listening to thrilling Old Time Radio mystery shows. Experience a professional cast of actors, great scripts and thrilling suspense. Please visit our website (MysteryShows.com) for more great shows like these. If you like this podcast, you’ll love our Old Time Radio file sharing club. 48,000 shows in .mp3 format currently available for download. All genres available. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate it on iTunes. Thanks!
Issa Rae Presents…FRUIT – Issa Rae Productions and StitcherListen
A professional football player X, recounts his journey of self-discovery and sexual exploration both on and off the field, in this first-person narrative. FRUIT chronicles X’s relationship with his friends, teammates and family as they impose their own perceptions of his role in an alpha-male dominated industry of professional sports. Amidst questioning for a larger league-related scandal, X must ultimately decide how he wants his story to be told, for himself, and for others like him.
The Horror! (Old Time Radio) – RelicRadio.comListen
Be afraid! Be very afraid. Old Time Radio is filled with ghost stories, monsters, creatures who walk the earth, and other tales of the unexplained. Join me as we explore these stories born from the depths of hell itself. But leave those lights on!
Podcast – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio – Adam GrahamListen
This show features five great detectives of Old Time Radio and follows from their first available case to their final bow. Along the way, Host Adam Graham provides insight and humor with his commentary. Our line-up features Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Frank Race, Sherlock Holmes, and the Line Up.
Campfire Radio Theater – A Haunted Air Audio DramaListen
Horror radio rises from the dead! Thrill to the chills of a fully dramatized modern horror anthology in the tradition of radio drama classics such as Nightfall and Lights Out! Hear the fear!