The End #27 | Petrified & Impact Winter + 5 season finales or season completions of audio fiction shows! 🎧☺️
Greetings, fabulous fan of audio fiction!
I’m freshly back home from Vegas (baby!). No, I didn’t win any money. Or lose any money. Well, not at the tables, at least.
I did, however, have some excellent conversations about the state of fiction podcasts. More on that in the coming weeks and as plans develop.
For now, let’s get started!
Featured Audio Fiction
These are my personal recommendations for great-sounding audio fiction. As with all things in life, YMMV.
Petrified — Dramatized horror from Liam Geraghty and Peter Dunne
- Season 3 finale released 8 Mar 2023
- 23 episodes
- Listening time: 12h 30m
- Season 4 starts Nov 2023
Petrified — a horror fiction anthology podcast from a darker Ireland.
Petrified tells the chilling tales of ordinary people encountering the supernatural, and their terrifying fates.
Written and directed by Peter Dunne. Produced by Liam Geraghty.
Impact Winter — Dramatized scifi horror from Travis Beacham
- Series complete as of 7 Mar 2022
- 12 episodes
- Listening time: 5h 00m
“They came after the impact and the firestorms. When the sun went dark. Like they’d been there all along. Just waiting.”
From executive producers of The Walking Dead and Travis Beacham, the writer of Pacific Rim, comes a heart-stopping Audible Original featuring a brilliant British cast. It’s the near future and seven years since a comet hit the earth and blotted out the sun. The world is a dark, frozen landscape. And then, beastly creatures emerge and take over. Can they really be vampires?
In the British countryside, a band of survivors forms a resistance in the fallout shelter of a medieval castle. Darcy is a battle-tested vampire hunter who is at the front line leading the charge to save humanity. Meanwhile, her younger sister Hope wants life to return normal so she can go above ground and know what it’s like to live again. And she just might be willing to risk it all.
A story of apocalypse, horror, and adventure, Impact Winter is a wholly original new saga created just for Audible with immersive 3D audio that dares you to pop in your earbuds and listen in the dark. Venture into an eternally sunless world of swords and crossbows; primal hunters and shape-shifters; leaders and lovers. Hear how a brave few fight to survive the impact winter.
Season Finales & Finished Series
Only five shows with endings to announce this week, and they are quite the mix!
Screen Lock — Narrated scifi from Sapienship
- Season 1 finale released 9 Mar 2023
- 8 episodes
- Listening time: 1h 31m
- Season 2 starts Jun 2023
From AI chatbots that resurrect the dead to plant communication, Screen Lock is a sci-fi series that brings you a collection of short stories about the weird future that looms around the corner. Dare to take a peek?
Two Foreskins Walk into a Bar — Narrated comedy from Chris Thompson
- Season 1 finale released 3 Mar 2023
- 9 episodes
- Listening time: 1h 58m
- Season 2 starts Jun 2023
An unflinching and hilarious account of starting your life again when you’re a bottom who has hit rock bottom.
The Infinite Imagination of Lucas Lazuli — Narrated children’s from Matt Antis | Inkjot Kingdom
- Season 1 finale released 10 Feb 2023
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 4h 44m
- Season 2 starts Oct 2023
Join Laz and his tight-knit group of friends as they forge their friendship in the trials of everyday life with one invisible, yet highly disruptive problem: The Infinite Imagination of Lucas Lazuli!
Wolfwhistle — Dramatized scifi thriller from 104 WPR Metro
- Series complete as of 11 Feb 2022
- 10 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 55m
In 1934 New York City, two idealistic radio hosts battle shadowy forces for the soul of America.
The One Stars — Dramatized scfi comedy from Jeremy Ellett
- Season 1 finale released 18 Dec 2020
- 8 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 31m
The One Stars is an award-winning and critically acclaimed absurd comedy fiction podcast featuring fake “One Star Reviews from All Across the Multiverse.”
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.
No shows (that I know of) have new seasons starting next week. Boo.
That’s it for this week! See you next Friday, Medium!
Originally published on The End, the newsletter that shines a light back on audio fiction shows when they’ve reached the finale of a season or the conclusion of the series.