Rootin’ Tootin’ Freshly Finished Audio Fiction!

Featuring Feedback & The Madness of Chartrulean + 3 complete series, 8 season finales, and 3 new seasons coming soon!

Evo Terra
5 min readNov 10, 2023

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Collage of cover images in this issue.
Collage of cover images in this issue.

In case you missed the news, The End has acquired Podvibes, a podcast-centric Mastodon instance that over-indexes on audio fiction fans and creators. The original maintainer, Nathan Lunsford — himself an audio fiction creator, deserves all the credit for launching the instance as Twitter was becoming Xitter (pronounce the X as “sh”) and a wave of people where looking for alternatives. Now that it’s in our hands, we’ll continue his good work and re-double our efforts to make our small section of the Fediverse a welcome, inviting, and vibrant space for audio fiction creators and fans alike. So go ahead and create your personal account on Podvibes. It’s free!

But this acquisition means more costs for me and us here at The End. I’m personally committed to delivering as much free stuff as I can to fans of audio fiction, but that means we need your support to do all of these things-with much more coming! So if you look forward to each issue of The End, please consider becoming an Individual Supporter. Just like Wayne J Parker did this week. Thanks, Wayne!

Or, if you’re a fiction podcast producer and want to keep this valuable resource going, you can become a Supporting Creative Shop, just like Dumb Dragons Productions did this week. Thanks, Russ! They make their debut appearance in this week’s issue.

So color me excited. And busy! Now-let’s get into it, shall we?

Featured Shows

These are my personal recommendations for great audio fiction. As with all things in life, YMMV.

📞🕵️‍♂️😍 • Feedback: A Comedy of Impeccable Customer Service — Dramatized romcom from Cue6 Theatre. Evo’s take: This show blew me away. Which, for a slice-of-life show presented as a comedy, is saying something. I hesitate to call anything “perfect”, but this one might warrant the moniker. Exceptionally well acted. Outstanding production. Add this to your queue. (Complete with 1 season, 9 episodes for a listening time of 3h 02m.)

🚀💥🤪 • The Madness of Chartrulean — Dramatized scifi fantasy from Packhowl Media. Evo’s take: Listen to this for the sound design alone, as it’s outstanding. But it’s also deep, brooding, and that fun blend of scifi mixed with fantasy that works very well. (Finale with 1 season, 14 episodes for a listening time of 7h 52m.)

Complete Series

These shows have reached the end of the entire story so that you can enjoy the whole tale all at once!

🌕✨☢️ • RED ODYSSEY — Dramatized literary cosmic horror sci-fi from Denouncer Media. Notes from creator: Denouncer Media has won the Silver Davey Award for Best Writing for this show, Red Odyssey. (Completed on 3 Nov 2023, for a listening time of 3h 17m across 8 episodes in 1 season.)

😱😥💀 • The Trees Swallow People — Narrated horror series with music from Conor Matthews. (Completed on 31 Oct 2023, for a listening time of 6h 35m across 24 episodes in 1 season.)

👻🍂🔮 • Hollow’s Bend — Dramatized paranormal thriller from Rachael Quinn, Abigail Reed, Moonwake, and Rat Dance Party. Notes from creator: Hollow’s Bend features James Marsters (Buffy), George Sear (Love, Victor), Paul Johannsson (One Tree Hill) and Jan Luis Castellanos (13 Reasons Why). (Completed on 31 Oct 2023, for a listening time of 1h 00m across 3 episodes in 1 season.)

Season Finales

These shows have reached the end of a season, but more seasons are in the works:

👽🌏🐵 • ENKI: Tales from the Past — Narrated/Dramatized scifi history of the world from Mario Portela. (Season 2 finale posted on 9 Nov 2023. Listen to the 53 current episodes in 11h 44m.)

👻🔍📖 • The Wyrd Side — Dramatized paranormal mystery from Alexandra M. Barrow and Finn Cresswell. (Season 1 finale posted on 8 Nov 2023. Listen to the 11 current episodes in 6h 45m.)

🚀👨‍🚀😱 • Transmissions From Colony One — Dramatized hard scifi series from John Richter & John Richter Creative. (Season 5 finale posted on 8 Nov 2023. Listen to the 51 current episodes in 19h 58m.)

🎒🔪🤣 • Good Morning Murderer — Narrated mystery comedy from Carmen Norris. Notes from creator: Created and voiced by a female POC (Season 1 finale posted on 7 Nov 2023. Listen to the 10 current episodes in 1h 04m.)

⛪🐷🍩 • Forgive Me! — Dramatized slice of life comedy from Rogue Dialogue Productions & Fable & Folly. Notes from creator: Award Nominated for Audio Verse Awards, NJ Web Fest, and Baltimore Next Media Web Fest (Season 3 finale posted on 5 Nov 2023. Listen to the 29 current episodes in 13h 14m.)

🌟👧🐉 • Warlock — Dramatized anime inspired D&D fantasy from Zachary Burrell and Pact & Boon. (Season 2 finale posted on 5 Nov 2023. Listen to the 22 current episodes in 9h 32m.)

🐉🧟⏳ • Dumbgeons and Dragons — Dramatized comedy/adventure, with a bit of horror from Dumb Dragons Productions and Fable & Folly. (Season 2 finale posted on 23 Oct 2023. Listen to the 240 current episodes in 255h 07m.)

😴👩‍⚕️💉 • Patient 33 — Dramatized hospital scifi comedy from Courtney Archerd and Eve Gershon. Notes from creator: Finalist for three Audio Verse Awards (Season 1 finale posted on 26 Mar 2022. Listen to the 14 current episodes in 4h 34m.)

New Seasons Coming Soon

Get caught up on the prior finished seasons of these shows before they start up again soon!

  • Season 2 of The Crossing Guard Tapes, a blended narrated/dramatized 80s adventure from Jim Waters, starts on 16 Nov 2023. (Catch up with the current 6 episodes in 1h 22m.)
  • Season 3 of Vivika Widow’s Knock Knock, a Narrated thriller series from Vivika Widow & Torrance Media, starts on 25 Nov 2023. (Catch up with the current 40 episodes in 13h 00m.)
  • Season 2 of The Dex Legacy, a dramatized political military sci-fi series from Emily Inkpen & Alternative Stories, starts on 27 Nov 2023. (Catch up with the current 13 episodes in 5h 06m.)

Check out the 62nd issue for links to listen, descriptions, artwork, and more at https://www.theend.fyi/newsletter/rootin-tootin-freshly-finished-audio-fiction

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!

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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