Yoda says, “Audio fiction in your life, you need!” Ghost Tape & Dark Woods + 4 series completions, 2 season finales, and 3 new seasons coming soon! 🎧🤩

Evo Terra
6 min readMay 5

Happy Star Wars Day to all who celebrate! And just May 4th for everyone else. (I know this is publishing on the 5th here on Medium, so you get a day old joke. Sorry.)

But it’s also strike time, and we at The End stand with the WGA community. ✊ Strikes are supposed to cause inconveniences, and it’s possible that your favorite audio fiction show may be impacted. Did I mention ✊?

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- Evo

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Evo’s Picks — Featured Audio Fiction

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

Dramatized horror from QCODE — Ghost Tape

We follow Tessa Dixon at a remote army base in Texas as she deals with the psychological and physical trauma of basic training. When she finds a tape of her grandfather’s labeled ‘Ghost Tape’ and plays the haunting audio, she unknowingly unleashes a deadly manifestation of her own family’s horrible misdeeds.

Co-created by Nia DaCosta and Aron Eli Coleite. Starring and executive produced by Kiersey Clemons. Written by Alexandra E Hartman and directed by Malakai.

  • Series complete as of 14 Dec 2020
  • 8 episodes
  • Listening time: 3h 11m
  • 👻🔈😱

Dramatized mystery thriller from Endeavor Content — Dark Woods

From Legendary Producer Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment comes a new fiction series starring Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Ant-Man), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), and Reid Scott (Veep).

When the body of a young volunteer is discovered in the middle of the California redwoods, two estranged ex-spouses, game warden Mark Ellis (Stoll) and city councilwoman (Raymund), must put their differences aside to learn the terrifying truth about what is happening in their state park.

Executive Produced by Elliot Wolf (Hunted), directed by Takashi Doscher (Only), and written by David Pergolini.

  • Season 1 finale released 13 Dec 2021
  • 8 episodes
  • Listening time: 4h 06m
  • 🏞️👮‍♀️🫢

Season Finales & Finished Series

The fact that most of the titles in this section this week are FULLY COMPLETE should make many of you happy.

Dramatized horror from Harlan Guthrie — Deviser

Son wakes up aboard a spaceship bound for Earth in an effort to recolonize. What he discovers, however, will change everything he knows about his world and himself.

  • Series complete as of 1 May 2023
  • 7 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 42m
  • 🏃‍♂️🚀👹

Narrated horror from In The Works x Tin Can Audio — Folxlore

Folxlore tells the stories of queer people living literally and figuratively between two worlds and is rooted in everyday Glasgow, where monsters are always on the edge of your periphery.

  • Series complete as of 30 Apr 2023
  • 3 seasons, 29 episodes
  • Listening time: 7h 31m
  • 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😱

Dramatized horror thriller from Heart Starts Pounding — The Timekeeper

Follow 17-year-old Charlie and his best friends, Gama and Zoe, as they’re pulled into a life-and-death version of a video game called 13 Keys.

  • Series complete as of 27 Apr 2023
  • 4 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 03m
  • 👁⏱🏃🏼

Dramatized satire from Christian Espinal & Poopy Rubin — The Schweekly

Hosted by Michael Marlboro, The Schweekly brings you the news every day on a schweekly basis.

  • Season 1 finale released 24 Apr 2023
  • 10 episodes
  • Listening time: 3h 07m
  • Season 2 starts Jul 2025
  • 🤪🤭🤣

Dramatized fiction from J Hazen Productions — Queen of Battle

This veteran-created series follows six women who take on Army basic infantry training, then face a combat deployment as the first all-female grunt squad in U.S. history.

  • Series complete as of 20 Apr 2023
  • 2 seasons, 11 episodes
  • Listening time: 3h 44m
  • 🪖♀️👁️‍🗨️

Dramatized mystery comedy from Rambling Absurdities Productions — Fawx & Stallion

London, 1889. When the residents of 221B Baker Street leave town for the weekend to solve one of their most famous cases, no one is left to clear a poor housekeeper’s name of a crime she didn’t commit. Well, no one except for their neighbors at 224B…

  • Season 1 finale released 17 Mar 2023
  • 10 episodes
  • Listening time: 5h 33m
  • Season 2 starts in late 2023
  • 🔎🥂🎩

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 7 May 2023

Wake Of Corrosion, a dramatized scifi series from Shadow & Static, returns for Season 3.

• 21 current episodes
• Listening time: 9h 45m
• 😱🔥🪖

Returning on 15 May 2023

Residents of Proserpina Park, a dramatized urban fantasy comedy from Angela Yih, returns for Season 3.

• 20 current episodes
• Listening time: 4h 23m
• 🏞️🧚🐶

Returning on 22 May 2023

Morland P.I., a dramatized romantic comedy from Knoves Storytelling Collective, returns for Season 2.

  • 14 current episodes
    • Listening time: 1h 36m
    • 🔎🌹📖

Are you an audio fiction creator? Submit your show, and we’ll add it to a future issue!

And that’s it for the audio fiction shows in the most recent issue of The End, the newsletter that shines a light back on audio fiction shows after they’ve reached the finale of a season or the conclusion of the series.

More information, including how you can get your audiobook, audiodrama or fiction podcast highlighted in a future issue, visit TheEnd.fyi.

Evo Terra

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