Completed Audio Fiction Calms My Pre-Surgery Nerves — The End #72

Featuring THE TREES SWALLOW PEOPLE & RESTART, + 5 complete series, 5 season finales, and 4 new seasons coming soon!

Evo Terra
5 min readJan 19, 2024

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I’m having surgery tomorrow to remove yet another f$%&ing kidney stone. Ugh. Luckily, I’ll be asleep for it. And as a bonus, the $7,200 I’ve paid maxes out both my deductible and out-of-pocket expenses for the year, so any other medical charges for the rest of 2024 should be covered. (To my international friends-US health care is every bit as f$%&ing broken as you’ve heard.)

Related, I need to give a big shout of thanks to Marc Langston for signing up his production company, Nocturn Hall, as a Supporting Creative Shop. You’ll hear more about them and their show, Dupont Investigations, in the coming weeks. Another huge shout out is due to Jon Rolfe, because he also signed up his production company, Cryptic Radio, as a Supporting Creative Shop. More is coming from them quite soon as well.

Seriously, Mark and Jon, thank you for your support. It means the world to me. Apropos of my opening paragraph. Yikes!

You, too, can help offset some of those costs and the other very real costs it takes to run The End, either by signing up as a Supporting Creative Shop, an Individual Supporter, or becoming a Sponsor of The End. All the details are at https://theend.fyi/support, and I appreciate your support.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

- Evo

Featured Recommendations

I’ve listened to every episode of these shows, and proudly recommend them to you. As with all things in life, YMMV.

😱😥💀 • The Trees Swallow People — Narrated horror series with music from Conor Matthews. Yes, it’s narrated. But it’s also soundscaped, with some subtle — and some not-so-subtle — sound effects to enhance the experience. Caution: The narrator’s voice is extremely soothing. I’m not saying you’ll fall asleep listening if you’re stoned, but it can happen. The story is complete with a single season of 24 episodes. Get it all in a listening time of 6h 35m.

🎮🚔🫢 • Restart — Dramatized thriller from BBC Sounds. From the makers of The Cipher and starring Armin Karima (Sex Education). I find conversion therapy abhorrent, and this fictional account drives that home even more. And this show sounds great, with exceptional actors and production. It’s a winner! There’s just one season with a satisfying ending (says me). Listen to all 8 episodes in 4h 42m.

Recently Completed Series

These shows have recently reached the end of the entire story.

🧙🔫📺 • Gun and Wand: The Official Companion Podcast — Comedy spoof interview podcast (about a TV show that doesn’t exist) from Alfie Packham & Caroline McEvoy. Created by award-winning comedians Alfie Packham and Caroline McEvoy, based in London. The cast includes Paddy Young (Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee 2023) & Josh Weller (as seen on The Witcher). Season 1 finale posted on 1 Jan 2024. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 1h 37m.

Recent Season Finales

These shows reached the end of a season recently, but more seasons are coming.

😯😭☠️ • Atwood Manor — Dramatized murder mystery from HellRose Productions. Created and performed by majority queer artists. Season 1 finale posted on 15 Jan 2024. Listen to the 10 current episodes in 3h 09m.

🛒📼🦃 • Supermarket — Dramatized comedy/sitcom from Adam Murciano, Antonio Cordero, Alexandria Benoit, Adam Blanford & Joe Diaco & 911 Podcasts. We have a range of ethnic and LGBT cast and crew members! Season 1 finale posted on 12 Jan 2024. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 3h 31m.

🛰️❤️🌍 • Lost Terminal — Dramatized hopepunk scifi from Tristram Oaten & Namtao Productions. A mental health podcast hidden inside a cute hopepunk sci-fi story produced by a single person as a labour of love! Season 14 finale posted on 8 Jan 2024. Listen to the 140 current episodes in 36h 02m.

🗝🦌🏳️‍🌈 • Jar of Rebuke — Dramatized queer horror from Casper Oliver & Thesperience Productions. We won an award with TwiPods 2020, and we were nominated for the recent People’s Choice Podcast Awards for the LGBTQ+ category. We are an LGBTQ+ and disabled-led project which prioritizes marginalized artists and crew members. Season 2 finale posted on 31 Dec 2023. Listen to the 27 current episodes in 6h 56m.

New Seasons Coming Soon

Get caught up on the prior seasons of these shows before they return for a new season in a few days or weeks.

Season 2 of Sci-Ops Nova, a narrated scifi series from Jedi Reach & Antoni Media Productions, starts on 20 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 12 episodes in 2h 37m.

Season 3 of Warlock, a dramatized anime-inspired D&D fantasy from Zachary Burrell and Pact & Boon, starts on 29 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 22 episodes in 9h 32m.

Season 2 of Love Notes, a narrated romance series from Rachel Rondon, starts on 13 Feb 2024. Catch up with the current 37 episodes in 3h 23m.

Season 2 of Among the Stars and Bones, a dramatized sci-fi mystery horror series from Chris Magilton & Ungodly Hour Productions, starts on 14 Feb 2024. Catch up with the current 10 episodes in 6h 48m.

ICYMI

Some not-so-recently completed or finale’d shows we’ve just added to our database.

😲🎮🕹️ • FIT4BIP — Narrated scifi thriller series from Luca Monaco & BIP. Season 1 finale posted on 30 Oct 2023. Listen to the 5 current episodes in 0h 39m.

😶😍😢 • The Moth Collection — Narrated weird scifi from Vincent Lauzon & PodCavern. Season 1 finale posted on 27 Feb 2023. Listen to the 14 current episodes in 12h 39m.

🏴‍☠️🌊☕ • South, A Nautical Musical — Dramatized audio musical from Carmen Borgia & Worthy Sound Works. Full-length, two act musical with dialogue and sound design Season 1 finale posted on 15 Jul 2022. Listen to the 1 current episodes in 1h 27m.

🕵🏽👨🏼‍💻🚀 • The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel — Dramatized interstellar mystery from Gen-Z Media . Won a Peabody Award in 2016. Completed on 23 Jul 2021, for a listening time of 11h 17m across 30 episodes in 3 seasons.

⚰️😱👻 • Ghost Story — Narrated murder mystery told in the second person from Michele Wilson. Season 1 finale posted on 8 May 2021. Listen to the 7 current episodes in 1h 30m.

Check out the 72nd issue for links to listen, descriptions, artwork, and more at https://www.theend.fyi/newsletter/completed-audio-fiction-calms-my-pre-surgery-nerves

And have you listened to the companion podcast? It includes trailers, a bit of commentary, and is always short and sweet. Follow along at https://theend.fyi/podcast

That’s it from The End for this week. See you next Friday!

Originally published at https://www.theend.fyi.

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Evo Terra

Professional contrarian. On a mission to make fiction podcasting better. he/him. คุณ | https://theend.fyi | https://home.social/@evoterra