Tag: fiction podcasts

My Current Podcast Subscriptions (Updated 5/31/2018)

After years and years of listening to podcasts, I've finally hit 100 subscriptions on the Pocket Casts app. According to the app, at the time I am writing this (October 25th, 2017), I have listened to 51 days, 17 hours worth of audio since August 2016 when I originally got the app. According to the ...

“Six Cold Feet” A Testament to Contemplative Storytelling in Audio Drama

While I love the high-concept ideas that audio dramas often bring to listeners, I sometimes find myself wanting a smaller-scale story to relax into. In the midst of stories set in space, a post-apocalyptic future, a magical realm, or a shockingly well-conceived world of teeth and puppets, a smaller-scope story is something I've been pining ...

First Impressions: “The Amelia Project” the Perfect Blend of Quality and Comedy

When most people think about comedy podcasts, there's a good chance they think the sort of conversational back-and-forth that shows like My Brother, My Brother and Me have more or less perfected and so many other shows have tried, in vain, to replicate--the type of shows that established the stereotype of "people sitting around a mic, ...

“The Pack” Soars as a Hilarious Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

The Pack is a comedic, post-apocalyptic audio drama about civilization after a nearly world-ending calamity: Created by J. Gordon Ross and Ash Catherwood, THE PACK is a post-apocalyptic radio broadcast brought to you by the Jet Pack Cops, as they patrol and protect the wastes. The Pack is staged like a radio broadcast, switching between ...

“Wolf 359” Closes with a Beautiful, Suspenseful Two-Hour Finale

Please note that Wolf 359 is a serialized audio drama. This review will contain small spoilers for its final episode, but much bigger spoilers for the series as a whole. To listen to Wolf 359 from the beginning, you can go to the show's website or any major podcast platform. Wolf 359, a preeminent audio drama podcast ...

2017’s Best in Podcasts: Audio Dramas

Because audio dramas are (usually) serial in their storytelling, make sure to start from the beginning if you plan on listening to any of these podcasts. The only exception on this list is The Big Loop, which is episodic. 1. The Adventure Zone When I think of podcasts in 2017, the first show that comes to ...

You Should Be Listening To: “Greater Boston”

You Should Be Listening To is a series where I talk up one of my favorite podcasts and explain why you should be listening, too. Each post gives an explanation of the show using the same five questions, including how best to listen and comparisons to other pieces of media. You can find all of ...

First Impressions: “Marsfall” Adds Exciting Structure to the Space Opera Genre

Marsfall is a new seralized audio drama by Amity Bros., a "Tricostal Production Company." Marsfall falls into the Space Opera genre and features the story of the first crew to live on Mars. Here is the show's abridged description, taken from the Marsfall website: In an era of environmental and geopolitical uncertainty, Sequoia Industries International stands as a ...

“What’s the Frequency”‘s James Oliva Has Won the Trust Game of Audio Drama

On November 6th, 2017, I had a conversation with What's the Frequency's creator, James Oliva. What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir" audio drama that currently has three episodes out. You can find What's the Frequency on any major podcast streaming platform, or on their website. I've talked about how much I'm enjoying What's the Frequency so far, ...

Classic Audio Drama and Flash Fiction Shine in “Earbud Theater”

Earbud Theater is a flash fiction radio theater podcast that has been around since 2012, a venerable veteran of the podcasting community. The show debuted just around when Radiotopia's The Truth started. While I'd heard of The Truth plenty, I hadn't heard about Earbud Theater until recently, and I'm so disappointed in myself for not having found it sooner. While The ...