Season finales and series completions, featuring Dirty Diana & Old Gods of Appalachia, +7 more recently completed works of audio fiction & 1 with a new season coming soon! 🎧☺️
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Featured Audio Fiction
These are my personal recommendations for great-sounding audio fiction. As with all things in life, YMMV. As with all stories I include, these have either posted a series finale or the final episode of the series.
Dramatized drama from QCODE
As an escape from her carefully curated life and dying marriage, Diana (Demi Moore) secretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies.
Starring and executive produced by Demi Moore.
This six-part adult drama is created & directed by Shana Feste and produced by QCODE Media, an award-winning storytelling company specializing in immersive scripted fiction.
- Series complete as of 17 Aug 2020
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 4h 22m
Old Gods of Appalachia
Narrated horror from DeepNerd Media
In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the darkest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness?
Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.
- Season 3 finale released 12 Jan 2023
- 50 episodes
- Listening time: 27h 15m
- Season 4 starts Jul 2023
Recently Complete Audio Fiction
Most of this week’s roundup of audio fiction shows that recently wrapped are short enough to get through in just a few dedicated listening sessions. That’s nice!
Dramatized scifi from Pale Matter
Join Astrophysicist Wayne Robertson at the bottom of the world as he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime (and possibly his last).
- Season 1 finale released 14 Feb 2023
- 11 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 45m
- Season 2 starts Jun 2023
And Worms Do Not Destroy
Dramatized fantasy from William J. Meyer
Somewhere and somewhen on the perilous island of Naosaleyn, a mythic odyssey challenges a pair of barbarian brothers as they set off on an arduous pilgrimage to beseech The Blessed Immortal King.
- Series complete as of 12 Feb 2023
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 03m
Subsister: A Real Podcast
Dramatized scifi mystery from Zephyrum Studios
What is the secret behind Subsister? Where did the podcasts come from? What is real?
- Season 1 finale released 10 Feb 2023
- 7 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 47m
- Season 2 starts Jan 2024
Dramatized romance from Chetan Bhagat
Rags (Angad Bedi), a successful entrepreneur, leadership coach, father and husband, finds himself in the crosshairs of a romantic affair with his colleague, Anaya (Garima Yagnik), just as the world is going into lockdown in the wake of COVID-19.
- Series complete as of 9 Feb 2023
- 12 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 43m
He Hears You
Narrated horror from Luke Ganje
There are things that live in the darkness, there are those that stand by our side, and the greatest horror in life and death is the simple truth that we will never be alone.
- Season 1 finale released 5 Feb 2023
- 16 episodes
- Listening time: 9h 51m
- Season x starts Oct 2023
Anamnesis: An Audio Drama
Dramatized experimental from David Devereux | Tin Can Audio
An experimental microfiction audio drama adapted from a playthrough of solo journaling game Anamnesis by Sam Leigh.
- Series complete as of 30 Jan 2023
- 5 episodes
- Listening time: 0h 36m
Dramatized thriller from Matt McCarty; Charlie Hopkins; Justin Miklas | Realm
Inspired by the likes of David Fincher and Homecoming, The Heron is a character-driven mystery about a young woman who seeks the light at the end of the tunnel, but instead might find it’s a train headed right for her.
- Series complete as of 7 Dec 2022
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 1h 49m
New Seasons Coming Soon
Presented by Radio Drama Revival, one of the internet’s longest-running anthology audio drama shows, with the goal of showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction.
Returning on 1 Mar 2023
Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery, a dramatized mystery from HartLife NFP, returns for Season 5.
- 48 current episodes
- Listening time: 26h 00m
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