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Here you'll find a huge range of Fiction Podcasts - from Horror to Sci-Fi. Find your next obsession here!

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Does Your Podcast “Launch” Even Matter?

For many aspiring podcasters, the podcast launch is the be-all and end-all. But this is one area of podcasting that gets way more attention and work put into it than it often needs. Firstly though, what do I mean by “the podcast launch”? There’s some really important parts to launching a podcast. The planning stages…

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Promote Your Podcast: 4 Great Ways to Grow Your Audience

Some say that the only way to truly promote your podcast, and grow your audience, is to make a fantastic show. Most know that it’s not quite that simple. You can make a phenomenal podcast, but there’s no denying it: it’s a saturated market. Sometimes, no matter the quality of your podcast, it takes some…

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Should I Make a Video Podcast?

When people think podcasts, they think audio. Podcatchers do have video capabilities though. A few podcasters have asked me whether they should do a video podcast. My answer? Probably not. Let’s dig into why. Why video? When thinking about why you might want to make a video podcast, think first about why you want to make…

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Blue Yeti Review: The Most Popular Starter Microphone for Podcasters?

In this Blue Yeti review, I want to find out why it’s one of the most popular starter microphones on the market for podcasters. At a cost getting close to £100/$125 it certainly isn’t the cheapest beginner microphone on the market, after all. You definitely don’t need to spend that much to start podcasting (check out…

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The Centropic Oracle | Fiction Podcast of the Week

  “Read lots and lots of short fiction, and listen to audio fiction whenever you can, taking notes of performance styles you like and why you like them. Get to know actors in your community – even if it’s only online – so that you have a wide pool to draw from for matching voices…

Wooden Overcoats | Putting the Funn in Funding

“It’s fair to say that any competent method of fund-raising will have a dual function of raising both money and profile.” David K Barnes It’s the biggest question in independent audio drama – “how do you make it pay?” There’s lots of different models: pay-per-listen, paid subscription, crowd-funding, advertisements and donations. The key for producers…

A Night of Horror | Fiction Podcast of the Week

“Make sure every character is necessary. It can be difficult to tell characters apart on the radio, and hard to get actors in, so make sure ‘Waitress 3’ really needs her story told.” We’re big fans of audio drama and fiction podcasts here at The Podcast Host. As listeners we’re always looking for new shows…

Advice for Others | Women of Fiction Podcasting #4

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’ve enlisted the help of Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions – one of the best fiction podcasts on the planet right now! Lauren has organised a roundtable conversation with fellow audio dramatists from The Elysium Project, The Blood Crow Stories, The Alexandria Archives, Lesser Gods, Radiation World, Jim Robbie & The Wanderers, The Bridge, The Penumbra Podcast, and Deck…

What are your Biggest Challenges? | Women of Fiction Podcasting #3

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’ve enlisted the help of Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions – one of the best fiction podcasts on the planet right now! Lauren has organised a roundtable conversation with fellow audio dramatists from The Elysium Project, The Blood Crow Stories, The Alexandria Archives, Lesser Gods, Radiation World, Jim Robbie & The Wanderers, The Bridge, The Penumbra Podcast, and Deck…

The Best Audio Drama on Audible

Have you burned through all your favourite audio drama and fiction podcasts faster than you would’ve liked? Maybe your playlist has grown increasingly sparse, and you’ve started to panic about what you’re going to listen to next. Making audio drama is a complicated and lengthy process, so once you reach this stage your favourite creators…

Why do you Podcast? | Women of Fiction Podcasting #2

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’ve enlisted the help of Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions – one of the best fiction podcasts on the planet right now! Lauren has organised a roundtable conversation alongside fellow audio dramatists from The Elysium Project, The Blood Crow Stories, The Alexandria Archives, Lesser Gods, Radiation World, Jim Robbie & The Wanderers, The Bridge, The Penumbra Podcast, and Deck…

Introduction | Women of Fiction Podcasting #1

Wednesday 8th of March is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’ve enlisted the help of Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions – one of the best fiction podcasts on the planet right now! Lauren has organised a roundtable conversation alongside fellow audio dramatists from The Elysium Project, The Blood Crow Stories, The Alexandria Archives, Lesser Gods, Radiation World,…

My Top Five Books for Audio Drama & Fiction Podcast Production

A couple of years ago, during my Creative Sound Production degree, I wrote my dissertation on audio drama recording methods. It was a great excuse to search out the best books on audio drama and fiction podcast production. I ended up with a pile of books centered around the whole genre. While it’s true that the…

The Other Stories | Fiction Podcast of the Week

“We wanted to develop our skills as writers and write outside our comfort zones, and, the show forces us to do that.” We’re big fans of audio drama and fiction podcasts here at The Podcast Host. As listeners we’re always looking for new shows to subscribe to, and as podcasters we’re always looking to help…

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