Amidst our hurried lives, it can be time-consuming to cozy up with a good book and lose ourselves in an immersive world of the story. That’s where podcasts could come to play! Consumption of podcasts escalated in the past couple of years due to its ease of listening. If you’re trying to find fictional stories to listen to or want to delve into the audio-drama world of podcasts, here is a list of story-rich and riveting podcast recommendations!
1) The Burned Photo
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“The Burned Photo” is a thriller, suspense-filled tale based on the lives of two women, Felicia and Kira. Adapted from the popular Reddit /nosleep subreddit, the story follows Felicia and Kira unearthing a generational curse that wreaked havoc, misfortune, and death upon their families.
This hair-raising podcast is produced by QCODE and is written by Nicole Exposito.
Listen to ‘The Burned Photo’: HERE
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Starring Rhett and Link from Good Mythical Morning, one of the OG creators of YouTube, RONSTADT is a scripted supernatural noir comedy podcast. ‘Set on the mean streets of LA about a 9-1-1 phone jockey whose night job, along with a self-described “Craydar,” leads him deep into Side B – a world filled with magic, monsters, and all things Mythical.’
Listen to ‘RONSTADT’: HERE
3) 36 Questions: The Podcast Musical
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The first-ever original musical podcast, ‘36 Questions: The Podcast Musical‘ stars Hamilton actor/singer Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton playing a married couple. The two-part podcast follows the lives of the couple attempting to salvage their failing marriage with the popular game “36 Questions” – designed for strangers to fall in love.
Listen to ’36 Questions: The Podcast Musical’ on Spotify: HERE
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4) Alice Isn’t Dead
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‘Alice Isn’t Dead’ is an adaption of Joseph Fink’s novel of the same name. With over 50 episodes (including bonus contents), the plot revolves around Keisha’s turbulent journey to find her wife Alice, who was presumed to be dead. The thought-provoking podcast features confrontations with ‘not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.’
Listen to ‘Alice Isn’t Dead’: HERE
5) The Strange Case of Starship Iris
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‘The Strange Case of Starship Iris‘ is an award-winning sci-fi podcast currently in its second season. ‘In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials, but at a tremendous price.’ Shortly after, a mysterious accident claimed the lives of the entire science vessel Starship Iris crew except biologist Violet Liu. Violet and her newfound allies unravel the truth, secrets, and information about outer space. The podcast is a funny and exciting concept featuring characters of diverse races, genders, and sexualities.
Listen to ‘The Strange Case of Starship Iris’ on Spotify: HERE
6) The Two Princes
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‘The Two Princes’ is a fantasy/action story about two rival kingdoms and their Princes, Rupert and Amir, who reluctantly joined forces to save their realms. The praised LGBTQ+ podcast is currently under talks for a 60-minutes animated adaption after receiving positive critique from reviewers.
Listen to ‘The Two Princes’: HERE
7) Whistling Through The Shamrocks
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Co-written and produced by the hit Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ star Nichola Coughlan, ‘Whistling Through The Shamrocks’ is a ridiculous and funny story about the O’Flanerhyn family and the perils of their home and business.
The all-star cast of the podcast includes Jamie Beamish (Bridgerton, Derry Girls), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Ben Miller (Bridgerton), Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones), Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99) and Andrew Scott (Fleabag)… hopefully.
Listen to ‘Whistling Through The Shamrocks’: HERE
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