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Best Drama podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Drama podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Radio Drama Revival is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction. Now in our 12th year!
 
Contemporary drama in a rural setting
 
Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. Releases every other week during season. Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.
 
Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, "The Cradle" is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
 
A detective comedy drama || Even Greater London, 1887. In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions.
 
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It's an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you'll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.
 
Five years ago, Molly Weaver, Bryan Anderson, and Nathan Howell started a podcast focused on the local legend of a monster called The Blackwood Bugman. Quickly, the investigation grows out of their control, as they discover that, not only are the legends seemingly true, many people in Blackwood have turned up dead or disappeared without a trace. Worse, there may be a reason why no one has ever uncovered the truth before. Someone is watching them, willing to do whatever it takes to keep the s ...
 
The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.
 
Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences.
 
A high action, serial audio drama adventure following the wild lives of those living in the cyberpunk-deco city of Neo-Atlantis, 2112.
 
Palimpsest is a (mostly) single-voiced audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Each ten-episode season is a unique and self-contained story, exploring the spaces between horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. #embracewhathauntsyou
 
The week's events in Ambridge
 
Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content. Created by Lauren Shippen
 
Part Twilight Zone but wholly unique, The Lift is an ongoing audio drama featuring a mysterious girl who guides visitors to their transformations. A dark place whose original luster is now lost to time, the unlikely, old Victorian building sits overlooked by most on the edge of Pittsburgh. Originally built as a luxury residence for some of the city’s most well to do residents, it now serves a different purpose. Within its dilapidated walls sits The Lift. Step inside and ride it to the floor ...
 
Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
 
RTÉ Radio Drama's audio theatre department has for decades proudly brought audiences the very best dramatic writing and performances for radio from Ireland. Listen every Sunday night at 8pm at RTÉ Radio 1, visit rte.ie/dramaonone for more.
 
A supernatural audio drama about the fallout from the disappearance of Dmitri Ivanovic.
 
An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.
 
A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.
 
Someone is changing all the streetlights in Pepper Heights, Cleveland. The color of nighttime is shifting. Everyone thinks they know what happened at the Pepper Heights Zoo… But do they, really? Dane, a spun-out musician spending the winter in Cleveland, Ohio, has two main goals: keeping his job at the Pepper Heights Zoo and trying not to waste all his time on Grindr. What he doesn’t expect is to get swept into a story about dreams, about forevers, about flickering lights, about unexplained ...
 
One day, Wren wakes up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. SPINES is a production of ZoomDoom Stories. The first two seasons are complete. Season 3 is in progress.
 
Bad Things Will Happen. A horror comedy audio drama podcast from Tin Can Audio.
 
A deeply entertaining, R-rated, darkly satirical, sex-positive comedy audio drama with elements of horror. Congratulations! You are now a shareholder in Kakos Industries, a megacorporation that specializes in helping its clients to Do Evil Better. You are now entitled to listen to the shareholder announcements that keep you up to date on all of the advancements made in Evil and the bizarre occurrences inside of Kakos Industries itself. For fans of Welcome to Night Vale, Douglas Adams, Better ...
 
Secure. Contain. Protect. There are things that go bump in the night. Fantastic things. Horrible things. Redacted things. The SCP Foundation was built to keep humanity safe from a world of beings it doesn’t want to know exists. Things of wonder. Things of destruction. And these things have files. A LOT of files. New episodes weekly. * * * Content related to the SCP Foundation, including these podcasts, are licensed under Creative Commons Sharealike 3.0. Concepts originate from works on the S ...
 
Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.
 
An audio drama told week after week. We will bring you stories about crime, love, mystery and conspiracy. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. All will make you wonder... What's your secret?
 
The Amelia Project is a secret agency that fakes its clients' deaths, then lets them reappear with a brand new identity! A black comedy full of secrets, twists... and cocoa. Start with episode 1.
 
Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
A creepy modern fantasy that begins as a murder mystery and slowly pulls back the curtain on a hidden world of dark action and adventure. Filled with shocking surprises and a mid-season twist that will leave you breathless.
 
The story of the world's most secret agents...the backups. For the first time in his career, Special Agent Chet Phillips has discovered that he can choose NOT to accept a mission! That means there's no choice but to send in the "B Team": A nervous pencil pusher promoted to the field, a computer hacker working off her sentence, a fading former sitcom star and a recently reassigned White House intern. A full cast comedy audio adventure with a new episode debuting each month!
 
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 just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
 
Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world. From the award-winning creators of The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and The Ghost of Jessica Majors, comes Six Minutes, a new mystery adventure for the whole family. Starting on March 1st, new six minute episodes ...
 
Take a trip back to swinging London in the early 1970s and meet Roy Steel, ex - big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, a brain in the shape of a man. Together they are The Monster Hunters. Their mission: to protect the country from vampires, werewolves and a whole pantheon of unmentionable terrors! Taking its cue from the classic period of British horror and adventure, the 1960s and 70s, The Monster Hunters is a comedy adventure series written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woo ...
 
The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
 
Desperate to find meaning in his life, troubled Matthew Leads takes a job as the caretaker of an Antarctic Research Facility. An atmospheric isolation horror following his struggles with mental illness, a broken heart and the suffocating presence of Station Blue.
 
Spooky Old Time Radio shows, inspired by "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" and featuring great audio Drama like "Suspense".
 
Now a Prime Original TV series. From Gimlet, 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. Starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze.
 
Amanda Houston is a beautiful, popular High School student. An amateur surfing champion and model she has the world at her feet until she loses her sight in a tragic car accident. As she tries to cope with this drastic change in her life, she experiences unexpected psychic powers and a mysterious visitor comes to be her guide on the journey through her new world.
 
A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every full moon she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die. ​
 
A writer’s meta-narrative quest to reckon with her Dad Character after his untimely death, find a meaningful resolution, and finally tell her own story. Co-hosted by creator Janielle Kastner and director Carson McCain. Untitled Dad Project is a Spoke Media original.
 
All In My Head is an audio drama that follows Nova, a young woman who is suffering from extreme sleep paralysis. As she attempts to solve her problem, she discovers that there might be more to the monsters in her nightmares than she thinks. Join us on our website at www.allinmyheadpod.com or on social media at @allinmyheadpod
 
An interactive fiction anthology podcast, where you vote between episodes to direct our stories. Learn more at WitcheverPath.com
 
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton. Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation. Co ...
 
When podcast producer Dave Pickering is approached by his dad with a mystery from the life of a long-forgotten friend, he decides to investigate it in the only way he knows how: by having conversations. Mark Sullivan, who went missing 15 years ago, has been found dead. His body still has the arm he should have lost in a car accident and seems to have died eight years before he disappeared. In a series of 12 episodes, Dave tries to uncover this mystery through conversations with Mark’s family ...
 
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Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law.Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislati…
 
What makes a good DM? What makes for good improv? And what makes for some really good goofs? Well, the delightful pairing of host David Rheinstrom and our guest Jordan Adika of ARCS! Enjoy this goofy, but still enlightening, conversation. About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website Find David Rheins…
 
In the year of his 20th anniversary, Drama On One presents a tribute to a giant of Irish theatre, Donal McCann.By RTÉ Radio 1
 
It’s time for The Lift’s annual Christmas Ride! 1943, 2 days before Chanukah and 5 days before Christmas, Fredric von Millhausen is granted leave to spend Christmas with his wife at his home in Bonn, Germany. When he arrives, he finds his wife troubled by the recent appearances of the ghostly apparitions of two young girls. When he too meets the gi…
 
Modern tech is accused of interfering with our sleep, keeping us up late anxiously staring at our phone screens. But could a phone app provide the cure?Roughly one in three people in most developed countries typically tell surveys that the suffer from insomnia. The BBC's Laurence Knight is one of them. He seeks the advice of sleep physician Dr Guy …
 
Lights Out - Until Dead
 
“It's so frustrating to be born into the wrong millennium.” Episode 23, Season 2. A special crossover episode with We Fix Space Junk recorded live at London Podcast Festival 2019. The episode will also be released on We Fix Space Junk’s feed. Check out We Fix Space Junk: https://battlebird.productions/ Check out London Podcast Festival: https://twi…
 
Freddie arrives early for the team-building day at Spiritual Home. Kate is less than thrilled to see him, but he persuades her to let him help set up. Lynda arrives, bemoaning the pub’s name change. Kate concludes that they definitely have a problem with negativity in the workplace at Grey Gables. Tracy reckons the negativity began when they starte…
 
How the rise of 'microwork' is helping develop artificial intelligence. Ed Butler speaks to New York Times reporter Andy Newman about his experience on Mechanical Turk - the Amazon-owned platform that offers tiny jobs for tiny wages. Microworker Michelle Munoz explains how she makes a good living from online microwork in Venezuela. Ronald Schmelzer…
 
The shadow threatens Nova’s friends. Josiah gets a visit from Maria. Episode 7 returns Thursday, January 30th. For exclusive updates and bonus content, visit our website. For your 30 Day Free Audible Trial, click here. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Support the show.By Tandon Productions
 
Ruth’s on an emergency biscuit run; a punter from yesterday’s wedding fayre has called to say she’d like to come round and look at the barn. The bride, Stephanie, arrives early. She’s really taken by the cows and the crumbling farm buildings, they’re perfect for her rustic theme. Stephanie promises to send her Dad over to talk prices – he’s confide…
 
The trap is set at WhittierCorp, but just who is trapping whom? Join the conversation and meet other fans over on the Six Minutes Facebook fan page! https://www.facebook.com/sixminutespodcast/ Six Minutes is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com or follow us on Twitter and Faceboo…
 
Soil degradation is reducing crop yields and adding to climate change. It's a big headache not just for farmers, but for all of us.But fear not, as Ed Butler heads to a wheat field in eastern England where farmer Simon Cowell thinks he has a simple, counter-intuitive solution to the problem: Cut back on fertilisers and pesticides, and plough less. …
 
Ruth and David’s journey to the wedding fayre is brought to an abrupt halt when they discover their sheep have escaped into the road. They arrive late at the fayre and realise they’ve left their smart clothes back at Brookfield. But even after brushing the mud off their jeans they don’t seem to be attracting any punters. Ruth decides to take a diff…
 
The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. This season, they look at the story of a football star who pulled off bizarre bank robbery that included a decoys, disguises, and an escape plan that has to be heard to be believed. Subscribe to The Sneak today: wondery.fm/TheSneak_SU…
 
Why our growing use of technology is a threat to the planet. Ed Butler speaks to Ian Bitterlin, a visiting professor at the University of Leeds in the UK and an expert in the data centres that underpin the internet and use vast amounts of energy. Ruiqi Ye, a climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace in Beijing, explains why data centres are addi…
 
After defeating the vicious monster Grendel, Beowulf and the Danes celebrate their first night of peace in many years. But little do they know, another vicious beast lurks in the darkness—Grendel's terrible mother, a creature who will stop at nothing for revenge.By Parcast Network
 
The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at wondery.fm/blackwoodTS
 
Outside the playground, Tom is introducing himself to Gavin when he’s interrupted by a phone call. It’s Natasha, she completely missed their van test drive after she left her phone and handbag in a coffee shop. Tom’s just relieved to hear that she’s safe. Later, Natasha explains that what she wants most of all is some time to prune her fruit trees.…
 
Brynleigh races to make Cyrus believe the unbelievable Join the conversation and meet other fans over on the Six Minutes Facebook fan page! https://www.facebook.com/sixminutespodcast/ Six Minutes is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Ins…
 
In which Carson humble brags about a brand new project she's been working on with Netflix. Check out Because I Watched wherever you listen to podcasts! Untitled Dad Project is a Spoke Media production.By Spoke Media
 
How easy is it to predict where tech will take us in the next decade, and have we hit a plateau in the pace of innovation?Manuela Saragosa speaks to author and artist Douglas Coupland, who retells how a mind-bending run-in with a Google research team left him convinced that the next huge development hurtling towards us like a meteor is what he call…
 
“You’re in the future listening to me in the past announcing something that’s about to happen… which is a little bit odd.” Philip is on his way to the very first Amelia Project live show in the UK, and he’s got exciting news! Website: ameliapodcast.com Twitter: @amelia_podcast Patreon: patreon.com/ameliapodcast Check out We Fix Space Junk: https://…
 
Jazzer and Roy break the news of Kirsty and Philip’s engagement to Tom. Though taken aback, he’s pleased for them both. Natasha’s thrilled to hear the news; she can’t wait for wedding bells in Ambridge. Tom goes over to congratulate Kirsty in person, and finds her house full of cards and flowers; news certainly spreads fast. He apologises to her fo…
 
A new audio drama anthology from BBC Sounds featuring some of the best new talent in podcasting, some of whom you might recognise ;) Featuring the voices of Ella Watts, David Devereux and Tom Crowley Listen here: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07w07fyBy David Devereux
 
Writer, Simon FrithDirector, Kim GreengrassEditor, Jeremy HoweRuth Archer ….. Felicity Finch Pip Archer ….. Daisy BadgerJosh Archer ….. Angus ImrieKenton Archer ….. Richard AttleeJolene Archer ….. Buffy DavisLilian Bellamy ….. Sunny OrmondeNeil Carter ….. Brian Hewlett Susan Carter ….. Charlotte MartinJustin Elliott ….. Simon WilliamsRex Fairbrothe…
 
The adventures of The Saint came to radio seventy-five years ago this month, and we're tipping our hats (and halos) to Simon Templar with a pair of his old time radio adventures. Vincent Price stars as "the Robin Hood of modern crime" in "The Frightened Author" (originally aired on NBC on July 23, 1950) and "Simon Carries the Ivy" (originally aired…
 
Pip reports she and Phoebe have finally made up. It took a few drinks to break the ice, but by the end of the evening they were singing in the taxi home. Rex and a hungover Pip go to check out Oakey Bank. They make plans for a ceremonial removal of the fence. It’s the perfect spot, a great bit of land. Pip’s pleased that they’re all working togethe…
 
by Frazer Flintham. A comedic adventure about a 12 year old boy's attempts to recover his dad's clothes. But there's much more to Louie's mission than merely getting out of trouble.Louie ..... Aaron GelkoffJohn ..... Luca EvansMum .... Heather CraneySam ..... Ikky ElyasDad ..... Clive HaywardClodd ..... Gerard McDermottDean ..... Will KirkMary ....…
 
Royal brands and the value of the monarchy. Manuela Saragosa speaks to the BBC's royal correspondent Jonny Dymond about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to move away from the royal family. David Haigh from the consultancy Brand Finance outlines the value of the British monarchy to the economy and discusses what Harry and Meghan might do ne…
 
The Sealed Book - Escape by Death
 
Alphonse leads Vanessa back home. Betty prepares her endgame, and Aunt Juliet finally appears in this, the final chapter of Witchever Path's "Underground." CW: Racism, Murder, Transphobia, Homophobia. You can read the transcript at https://WitcheverPath.com.By Witchever Path LLC
 
Kate gives Oliver a hard sell with her Spiritual Home treatments. She thinks they’re just what he needs to overcome the stress of the card school fallout. After a massage and some breathing exercises, Oliver is feeling much better. Kate suggests one of Spiritual Home’s team building days might help to neutralise the negative energy at Grey Gables.K…
 
Are millennials being given a financial raw deal by their parents' generation? And who do the Baby Boomers expect to pay for their retirement?Manuela Saragosa looks at the intergenerational contract - the promise that the younger generation will see an improvement in their living standards, in return for which they will care for the older generatio…
 
Susan’s worried about Neil. He’s lost a lot of sleep over the tail-biting incident. He can’t wait for their holiday to Lanzarote so that they can get away from it all. She wonders whether the extra money from his Berrow job is worth it if he isn’t happy. Neil meets Rex and tries to assuage his fears about taking his pigs to slaughter. Rex should se…
 
An exciting adventure from Atypical Artists, the studio behind The Bright Sessions, ARCS is a D&D actual play podcast with great characters, immersive sound design, killer music, and blindly quick quips from DM Jordan Adika. About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website Find David Rheinstrom on Twitte…
 
Cyrus invites himself to a sleepover in Holiday’s room, but receives an unwelcome visitor. Join the conversation and meet other fans over on the Six Minutes Facebook fan page! https://www.facebook.com/sixminutespodcast/ Six Minutes is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com or follo…
 
How does North Korea raise foreign currency, and are the toughest economic sanctions in the world actually having any effect?Ed Butler looks at one of the country's major sources of income - migrant workers. According to Artyom Lukin, professor of international relations at Russia's Far Eastern Federal University, the workers who used to frequent h…
 
Some things burn. Some do not. Lily makes a new friend. Content Advisories for this episode can be found here. A Transcript for this episode can be found here. Support Unwell and HartLife NFP on Patreon at www.patreon.com/hartlifenfp Buy Merch at www.unwellpodcast.com This episode features: Shariba Rivers as Lily, Marsha Harman as Dot, Mark Soloff …
 
Neil’s distressed to discover there’s been more tail-biting amongst his pigs. One of the pigs has been so badly bitten he has to put it down. Sensing a lack of support from Hannah, he loses his cool and shouts at her. Hannah reckons Neil needs to rethink his management style.Josh is finally back from his holiday in Bangkok. Rex is thankful he didn’…
 
The last of three ghost stories from Ambridge, read by John Rowe (aka Jim Lloyd)By BBC Radio 4
 
The second of three ghost stories from Ambridge, read by John Rowe (aka Jim Lloyd)By BBC Radio 4
 
The first of three ghost stories from Ambridge, read by John Rowe (aka Jim Lloyd)By BBC Radio 4
 
A new novel from the creator of Spines. Now available for preorder at the following locations: Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ye4kg9we Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/yfvxvkxc Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/yhy2krll Apple Books: https://tinyurl.com/yha6w435 Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/yhbcg6hu To Find Your Local Independent Bookstore: https://ti…
 
A battle is looming over the future of the gig economy. A law classifying Uber and Lyft drivers as employees came into force in California on 1 January, but the ridesharing giants say their drivers are independent contractors, and proposed their own laws. Ed Butler speaks to Edan Alva, a Lyft driver in San Francisco and a member of the advocacy gro…
 
Whether it’s dismissed as little more than an old children’s story or a record of the moment when paganism gave way to Christianity, Beowulf has had a profound impact on the evolution of western storytelling and is one of the most important works of Old English literature.By Parcast Network
 
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