Issue #80: Pi Day Is A Perfect Day To Listen To Finished Audio Fiction!

Featuring THE BOX, MAX & IVAN: FUGITIVES, + 10 completed series, 5 season finales, and 6 new seasons coming soon!

Evo Terra
5 min readMar 15, 2024

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Happy 3/14! Unrelated to pie, I totally overhauled what was the companion podcast. You know, the one you werenโ€™t listening to? Yeah. ๐Ÿ˜” But maybe you will the new one? Itโ€™s called Binge-Listen: Finished Fiction Podcast Trailers and is a stand-alone show that publishes on Sunday. Whatโ€™s in it is exactly what it says: all the trailers for fiction podcasts that finished in the last week. Follow it on all the places and see if you dig it.

Today, I want to spotlight another Collection: A.I. Is Going Great! It contains 17-for now-stories where some form of artificial intelligence goes-predictably-off the rails. Yeah, LLMs are coming for us all, but these cautionary tales are a counter to the hype-machines trying to convince it that itโ€™ll all be fine.

Finally,I once again ask for your support. Itโ€™s less than $25 per year, which is hella cheap. On purpose. I made it that low to encourage people of all sorts of means to be able to support The End. So if you can, please do.

Letโ€™s get into it, shall we?

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Featured Recommendations

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

๐Ÿค–๐Ÿšช๐Ÿคฏ โ€ข The Box โ€” Dramatized sci-fi mystery series from Joey Scarillo, Tetra Stories & Burning Lake Productions. Iโ€™m a sucker for end-of-the-world stories. This one is an easy and engaging listen, even if you typically donโ€™t go in for post-apocalyptic tales. Try it! Series complete as of 4 Jan 2024. Listen to all 4 episodes in 2h 13m.

๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŒ โ€ข Max & Ivan: Fugitives โ€” Dramatized comedy thriller from Storyglass. Laugh-out-loud funny! The voice actors are great, and the production is top-notch. And itโ€™s a short show you can turn to any time you need a pick-me-up! Series complete as of 2 Jan 2020. Listen to all 8 episodes in 3h 35m.

Recent Series Completions

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

๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ“– โ€ข Influence โ€” Dramatized romantic comedy from Meet Cute. Series complete as of 8 Mar 2024. Listen to all 6 episodes in 1h 30m.

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿฐ โ€ข Gold, Bones, and Leather โ€” Narrated fantasy series from Ben Kushner & Benโ€™s Book Shack. All 8 episodes of this limited series are available as of 27 Feb 2024 for a listening time of 4h 09m.

Recent Season Finales

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

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ โ€ข Audio Mystery Theatre: The Ornamental Hermit โ€” Dramatized noir mystery from Olivier Bosman. Season 6 finale posted on 10 Mar 2024. Listen to the 34 current episodes in 13h 16m.

โฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿคฏ โ€ข Close Your Eyes โ€” Dramatized mystery thriller from Jon Rolfe & Cryptic Radio. Season 1 cliffhanger posted on 7 Mar 2024. Listen to the 9 current episodes in 3h 50m.

๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ โ€ข Out of the Ashes โ€” Dramatized dark modern fantasy from Vincent C. Davis & Unknown Squared. Season 1 cliffhanger posted on 6 Mar 2024. Listen to the 13 current episodes in 5h 32m.

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 Reformation Abroad, a dramatized scifi series from Stove Leg Media, starts on 25 Mar 2024. Catch up with the current 5 episodes in 1h 26m.

Season 2 of Rogue Life, a dramatized comedy scifi mystery from Brady Flanagan, starts on 25 Mar 2024. Catch up with the current 11 episodes in 4h 14m. ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘พ

Season 5 of Malevolent, a dramatized Lovecraftian horror series from Harlan Guthrie & Rusty Quill, starts on 1 Apr 2024. Catch up with the current 41 episodes in 33h 12m. ๐ŸŒ‘๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ”

Season 2 of Gertrude Stunt Girl Zombie Killer, a dramatized apocalyptic comedy from Laura West Hall, starts on 1 Apr 2024. Catch up with the current 8 episodes in 2h 08m. ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Season 2 of Your Horror Show, a dramatized horror anthology from Ryan Joseph Murphy, starts on 2 Apr 2024. Catch up with the current 10 episodes in 3h 50m.

Season 2 of Josieโ€™s Lonely Hearts Club, a dramatized semi-improvised romcom from Maximilian Clark and Rachel Music & Good Story Guild, starts on 3 Apr 2024. Catch up with the current 8 episodes in 3h 51m. ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ

ICYMI

Some not-so-recently completed or finaleโ€™d shows weโ€™ve just added to our database.

๐Ÿงฉ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ๏ธ๐Ÿ“– โ€ข Dear Old Blood: Notes on a Wittgenstein Noir โ€” Narrated literary hoax mystery from Neil Fitzgerald. Series complete as of 16 Jan 2024. Listen to all 10 episodes in 2h 44m.

๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿงฉ โ€ข Baker Street 2033: The Glass Cryptographer โ€” Narrated sci-fi Sherlock Holmes mystery from Neil Fitzgerald. All 17 episodes of this limited series are available as of 1 Jan 2024 for a listening time of 3h 59m.

๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŒŸ โ€ข Spirit Box Radio โ€” Dramatized horror series from Pippin Eira Major, Hanging Sloth, and Rusty Quill. Series complete as of 13 Jul 2023. Listen to all 93 episodes in 37h 36m.

๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ฅ โ€ข Smartr โ€” Tech satire comedy from Sam West, Matt Klinman, Chris Sartinsky & Team Coco. Created by former writers for The Onion News Network. All 10 episodes of this limited series are available as of 6 Jun 2023 for a listening time of 5h 01m.

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ“– โ€ข The Mantawauk Caves โ€” Dramatized horror mystery series from Blumhouse, iHeart, and Psychopia Pictures. 2024 iHeartPodcast Award for Best Fiction Podcast Series complete as of 31 May 2023. Listen to all 13 episodes in 9h 20m.

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ€ข The Nightโ€™s End โ€” Narrated horror anthology from James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors & Dissonance Media. Season 3 cliffhanger posted on 16 Dec 2022. Listen to the 85 current episodes in 33h 49m.

๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๏ธ โ€ข Roommate From Hell โ€” Dramatized cozy-horror comedy from Tim Mucci, Nick Douglas, Levi Sharpe, and Serena Berman. Series complete as of 22 Jun 2021. Listen to all 28 episodes in 5h 16m.

๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉป โ€ข Clockwork Bird โ€” Dramatized philosophical sci-fi horror from Eira Major & Hanging Sloth, Rusty Quill Network. All 30 episodes of this limited series are available as of 12 Jan 2021 for a listening time of 9h 49m.

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“œ โ€ข Whatโ€™s The Story? โ€” Dramatized satire from Bryan Farrell, Brian McCarthy, Gerry Tobin, Ren Peir, and David Tatasciore. A work of fiction about truth, and the sometimes extreme measures we take to find or avoid it. Our love letter to public radio storytelling, as well as a satire of โ€œpost-truthโ€ America. All 4 episodes of this limited series are available as of 17 Aug 2020 for a listening time of 3h 25m.

Check out the80th issue for links to listen, descriptions, artwork, and more at https://www.theend.fyi/newsletter/marching-toward-more-completed-audio-fiction

Want to listen to trailers for shows like these? Check out Binge-Listen: Finished Fiction Podcast Trailers, available wherever you get your podcasts.

Thatโ€™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. เธ„เธธเธ“ | https://theend.fyi | https://home.social/@evoterra