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.
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.
Act Like a DJ – LPRmusic : DJ | Producer | Podcaster | From Liverpool (UK) living in Bali (Indonesia)Listen
DJ/Producer Interview Podcast hosted by LPR (UK) – Wanna hear your favourite DJ’s talk about their lives on the road and share some Studio secrets??
Tumanbay – BBC / PanoplyListen
Tumanbay, the beating heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. An epic medieval thriller inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt, set in the most powerful city on earth. A story of slaves, spies, armies, betrayals, assassinations, deserts and plagues. Releases 12th September.
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?
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.
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.
Congeria – Atticus Jackson & Henry GalleyListen
Congeria is a genre-bending audio drama that tells a new, original story every season. In season one we join private detective Jenny Walker as she searches for a missing girl named Claire. Her
search puts her in the crosshairs of a mysterious scientist, a ruthless hitman, and a charismatic cult leader. With an ensemble cast and original score, Congeria will pull you into a world of the weird and unnerving.
Congeria was created by Henry Galley and Atticus Jackson.
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?”
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.
Weird Darkness – Darren MarlarListen
Host Darren Marlar brings you creepypastas, ghosts, demons, cryptids, unsolved mysteries, aliens, and all things weirdly dark! Stories submitted by published authors and fans of the show. Follow the show online at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com.
George Ezra & Friends – George EzraListen
Had it not been for the introduction of podcasts into my life, my second album could well have been ready six months sooner. Who knows, maybe even seven. The world of podcasts has been an extremely welcome and comforting distraction from reality. Listening to interesting people talk to other interesting people about interesting things. New ideas, old ideas, thinkers and dreamers.
A lot of the shows I enjoy are comedians talking to other comedians, candid accounts of their experiences in the industry they work in. I find them inspiring and often relieving. To hear entertainers, talk so openly about the highs and the lows of performance feels like something that hasn’t really happened before and, personally, as a performer, it’s something that really helps me.
I began looking for musical equivalents: honest, long form conversations between two musicians, the unquestionable highs of creating and performing, alongside honesty regarding things they have struggled with along the way. At the time of digging, nothing jumped out at me. I sat on the idea for some time before finally plucking up the courage to try and do it myself and went out and purchased the gear necessary for me to travel and record at the drop of a hat.
So far it has been better than I could have ever imagined. I travel to my guests wherever they may be and it is just the two of us in the room. After the initial ten minutes of chat we both loosen up and start to share stories and experiences from our time on the road.
What started as a labour of love and somewhat of a passion project is shaping up to be one of the best and fulfilling projects I’ve ever been a part of. I hope you find it as interesting and fun to listen to, as it was to make.
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.
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…
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
Creepy – Jon GrilzListen
A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised.
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.
Scary Stories Told in the Dark – Chilling Entertainment, LLCListen
A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, often whimsically referred to by his fans as “The White Morgan Freeman,” and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
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.
Strange Tales (Old Time Radio) – RelicRadio.comListen
RelicRadio.com presents tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Join us for Strange Tales, featuring radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio!
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.
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.
ars PARADOXICA – ars PARADOXICAListen
When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there’s no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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
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.
SPINES Podcast – ZoomDoom StoriesListen
Two months ago, Wren woke 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 episode will be released on October 21st, 2016. The first season consists of 8 episodes, which will be released every Friday.
Planeta R – RapetónListen
Disfruta de “Planeta R” el Podcast de Rapetón donde se hablará de todos los temas más importantes del género urbano.
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.
1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales – Jon HagadornListen
A hand-picked collection of narrated short stories from classic authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Leo Tolstoy, and many others which will inspire, enlighten, and entertain.
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!