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Fiction Podcasting

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

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A primer for Fiction Podcasts

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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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4 ways to grow your audience

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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You Are Here | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Have you ever noticed how often an audio drama is set in the realm of Science Fiction? At first, I thought was a strange thing. “Sci-fi in a medium without pictures?” But then I remembered the beauty of audio – it lets you paint the pictures in your mind. You Are Here takes full advantage of that…

The Truth | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Occasionally, instead of following up on one of the many recommendations I get for fiction podcasts, I like to search the various internet dials and see what pops up. One such result was The Truth. The Truth is a series of short stories, directed and produced by Jonathan Mitchell, an audio veteran whose C.V. includes…

5 Great Movie Podcasts You Need in Your Life

Podcasts are a great resource for movie fans. Up to the minute movie information, new releases and movie-related comedy. There’s a movie podcast to fit all needs and desires – here’s a few of my favourites. These aren’t necessarily the most popular or well-known examples, but they are the ones I love the most. That’s…

Monetising Your Show | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #8

In the final chapter of this series we’re going to take a look at some options for building income streams around your fiction podcast. Whether you’d simply like to cover your hosting costs, or earn a full time wage from your show, it can be done. There are a few things to be aware of…

Fiction Podcast of the Week Listings

Fiction podcasts.  Otherwise known as audio dramas, radio plays and `the Theatre of Your Mind.’ I love them.  I started listening to them after my colleague Matthew introduced me to We’re Alive, a post-apocalyptic survival story set in LA, California.  Here at The Podcast Host, we listen to wide range of programs, including audio fiction,…

Launching & Growing Your Show | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #7

In the penultimate chapter of this series we’re going to move away from actually making your fiction podcast, towards getting it out into the world for people to hear. How do you distribute it? How should you promote it? And what other things can you do to help grow your audience? Distribution A podcast needs…

We’re Alive: Lockdown | Fiction Podcast of the Week

I’ve been excited about this one for a while. Rewind to 2011 when I was introduced to a “zombie podcast.”  It was the first audio fiction piece I’d heard which was produced specifically for the internet. Back then, radio was still The King in my eyes.  I knew what podcasts were but had no idea of…

Producing Your Show | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #6

Once your character’s voices have been brought to life by your cast, it’s time to start building your episode. This process has a few different names, most commonly ‘mixing’, ‘editing’, and ‘post-production’. Regardless of what you call it, the task remains the same – you’ll be using the wonders of digital audio editing to build…

Recording Your Show | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #5

So you’ve come up with a story idea, turned it into a script, and found some actors to bring your characters to life. Great work so far, but some new challenges await us now. There are many pitfalls in the recording phase of creating a fiction podcast, but fear not – we’ve made all these…

Greater Boston | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Sasquatch.  Rollercoasters.  Subway Preachers. Just three of the curious topics you’ll hear about in this series from the New England area.  But how are they related?  After three episodes, I’m still not sure if they are, or if they’re even meant to be. Greater Boston is an audio drama series that defies categorisation.  It’s wonderfully eclectic,…

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