This is the last in the recommended podcasts series. Previously we have had;
- Top 10 Podcasts for Writers
- Top 7 Podcasts for Readers
- Top 10 True-crime Podcasts
- Top 7 Productivity Podcasts
Today we have fiction podcasts. Similar to audiobooks but more like a play, an audio drama. There are some great ones on this list. Not all of them will suit you but you will find some among the list that you’ll love.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”
The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted – scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.
The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze. Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations.
5. The Message
The Message is a science fiction podcast co-produced by Panoply and GE Podcast Theater following the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago.
The Message and Lif-e Af/ter are created by the same people are are now on the same link (The Lif-e af/ter link) but they are two separate podcasts.
From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world.
A multi-award-winning conspiracy thriller, written by Matthew Broughton.
Let me know any fiction podcasts you listen to and enjoy and it could be featured in future listings. Do you think you’ll give any of these a try?