Best Fiction Podcasts

Society & Culture
Page 1 of 53 podcasts · updated 18 days ago
The Story tells the unknown backstories of people who changed the world. Each episode is a mini-historical biography, and includes life lessons and actionable insights from the most courageous and successful people in history. You’ll get to walk a...
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"A Tale of Two Cities" was first published in 1859. Charles Dickens tells a gripping story about the nature of torture, power and love. This audiobook is performed by Jane Aker and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems. Each episode has 1 ...
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Southern ghost stories, folktales, myths, legends and other strange tales from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. Original short stories and classic campfire tales.
Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
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Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories...
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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are...
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not...
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Chapter 10

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Lesser Gods is a soundscaped, shifting perspective podcast. In a future where men and women are no longer able to reproduce, the five youngest people on Earth live a life of government subsidized excess. Rhea and the other Final Five only worry a...
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The Walk

By Panoply / Naomi Alderman / Six To Start
A thriller in which you, the listener, are the hero. The Walk begins in Inverness station, Scotland. Through a case of mistaken identity, you, "the walker," are given a vital package that must be couriered to Edinburgh. But as you're about to boar...
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Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen twice a month for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, trut...
Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light ...
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Arnie Niekamp fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the fantastical land of Foon. He's still getting a slight wifi signal, so he uploads a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur where he interviews wizards, mon...
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Short story series by Jon McGregor set in the Peak District.
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Joe's Story

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This collection of short stories distills the sweat and tears of the daily commute, along with the occasional magic of a Tube journey: where lives intersect and overlap, small kindnesses are exchanged, flirtatious eyes are caught, and journeys som...
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Darkest Night is a binaural audio drama that places you, the listener, at the center of a recovered memory that sounds as though it’s happening around you in real time. Each chapter delves into the last memories of the recently deceased, slowly re...
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The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than...
Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Hele...
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The Big Loop is a biweekly anthology series from the co-creator of The Black Tapes. Hosted by Michael Kim, each episode is a self-contained narrative exploring the strange, the wonderful, the terrifying, and the heartbreaking. Stories of finite be...
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Surfacing

A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
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Dr. Doolittle

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