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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

does your podcast launch matter

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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Finding & Rewarding Talent | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #4

Once your story has been written in script form, it’s still only words on paper (or screen). We still have a few things to do before we can start recording and production.  We’re going to need voices for your characters. That means we need to find actors. So where’s the best place to find actors…

The Behemoth | Fiction Podcast of the Week

The Behemoth emerges from the Atlantic ocean and makes its way across the United States.  What does this mean for the existing sentient inhabitants? They’re really not sure, seeing as all the strange creature seems to do is walk.  A lumbering paradox the size of a house. This story is as much about human reaction to the…

Writing for Audio | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #3

In the last two chapters we looked at fiction podcast formats and story structures. If you’ve settled on both of these then you’re ready to begin writing your script. There’s a few things to consider when writing scripts for audio as opposed to a visual medium, and that’s what we’re going to talk about in…

Witch Hunter | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Just like the world of literature, audio drama is blessed to have a good few storytellers who are absolute masters of their chosen genre. One such master is writer and producer Domien De Groot of Audio Epics , an award-winning audio fiction troupe from Antwerp, Belgium. I first came across Audio Epics’ work about five years…

Story Structure | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #2

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Radio Plays or Audio Fiction? What’s in a Name?

Storytelling is as old as mankind itself. But podcasting has brought us the opportunity to hear new stories where we want and when we want. Fiction podcasts grow in popularity with each week that passes. But here’s a question for you – how do you actually find them? What do you search for? Radio plays? Radio drama? Audio…

Story Format | How to Make a Fiction Podcast #1

If you’ve got a great idea for a story then, arguably, the best thing you can do with it nowadays is to turn it into a fiction podcast. Why? Well, you could write a novel and try to get it published. Maybe some time in the far future it’ll see the light of day. You can…

It’s About Time | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Okay time for something a little more light-hearted this week. It’s About Time is an entertaining comedy series which ran for two seasons between October 2014 and November 2015. It was created by Steve Cardinal and Charlie James, who also play the roles of the main characters (also called Charlie and Steve). What’s It About?…

The Cleansed | Fiction Podcast of the Week

I found out about The Cleansed back in 2012, as creator Fred Greenhalgh was also the host of Radio Drama Revival, a podcast I was listening to religiously. As a big fan of We’re Alive I only needed to hear the words “post-apocalyptic audio drama” and I was all in. I certainly enjoyed the first two seasons, and…

Fire on the Mound | Fiction Podcast of the Week

Fire on the Mound has been on my radar for around a year. I had listened to the opening episodes a while back but recently made a decision to revisit the show. I’m glad I did. It’s a fantasy story written and produced by William J. Meyer and ran from August 2012 through to May…

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