Pod Mirror

BY SHYNO PAUL

in 2021

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BEST

FICTION PODCAST DEBUTS

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Iris

A ballet is often visualized as an epitome of femininity and beauty, but something terrifying lurks behind this facade in the podcast Iris. In this 5-part horror story, you follow Isabella, a teenage ballerina who gets into an exclusive dance academy that has more secrets waiting to be told. This podcast showcases teen drama in the midst of horror.

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The Junket Podcast

The Junket Podcast has everything you could ask for . Laced with captivating sound design and intricate settings, this fiction podcast introduces interesting characters during the course of its adventure. The cast are well placed and enjoy an interesting chemistry, making The Junket Podcast an entertaining listen.

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The Peculiar: Odd Tales for Odd People

Stephen wakes up alone in his car in the middle of a forest with no idea how he got there , but then for you , podcast listener, it is a great start to a story. The Peculiar: Odd Tales is about a cautious individual who has to try to find his friends and a way to escape this less than ideal situation. Stephen uses a voice recorder to feel less alone .

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No other way

This is a podcast about 4 strangers whose darkest secrets are live-streamed by an anonymous terrorist. A clear narrative style that is aided by subtle sound design and in-depth descriptions of the characters.

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Rough Magic’s House of Sueños

House of Sueños brings a human heart to a story. It offers a fantastic use of sound design, and a natural flow between Spanish and English that feels like home

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Pulpalachi‪a

An audio comedy anthology set in Bowen County, Kentucky throughout its storied history. A mix of pulp schlock and absurdism inspired by the likes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Ed Wood and Silver Age comic books.

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JumpPoint

JumpPoint is a limited scripted series following the decaying marriage of Emily and Hudson Hayes at the hands of a mysterious enigma. The podcast is directed by Leah Vicencio, with sound design by James Dennis

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The Paracelsus Effect

Jack is thrust into a world of magic and learns more than a few family secrets when she saves her half-sibling’s life in The Paracelsus Effect, a queer urban fantasy podcast about saving the world.

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Solo

When Dierdre gets stranded after her space ship is taken over by pirates, she has to learn how to survive alone on a ship that's flying through space with no clear destination. Will she make it in time?

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The Graveyard Tapes

Finn Valentine, private investigator and part-time magician. He’ll take care of the thing going bump in the night… for a price. Or maybe just a pint. It’s a tale you may never tire of. This urban fantasy boasts excellent world building, with a plethora of magical individuals living in modern society

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One Hundred Words

One Hundred Words is a micro fiction anthology podcast that offers a poetic take on storytelling, with each story only 100 words long. Despite the short form, One Hundred Words manages to capture the essence of each character with elegance and ease. If you are an artist in a rut, I recommend l using these stories like art prompts to inspire a new piece.

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Could’ve Been Heroes

Could’ve Been Heroes is an actual play podcast where six old friends adventure as six total strangers who, after missing their shots at destiny, now get a second chance to make a mess of everything.

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The Dread Familiar

The Dread Familiar Podcast features a rotating cast of authors and readers covering all things horrifying and terrible. This anthology series starts strong with “Demeter,” a chilling story of a small village blindly following a prophet who promises a better life. It draws inspiration from The Twilight Zone, The Dread Familiar

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Darkened Hallways

Darkened Hallways is an audio drama mystery with elements of horror. Strange occurrences in the Sycamore Crossing apartment complex bring four queer young adults together to solve the mystery. Season 1 expected release: Fall 2020. Written by Asa van der Lecq. Directed by Kimberly Dauber and Kris Kim.

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