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Best Fiction Podcasts


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There’s nothing like getting lost in a story to relax and unwind – and being able to listen to those stories while on the go is icing on the cake. 🎂 

If you’re into fiction, here are the top 10 podcasts to check out. 

Best Fiction Podcasts for 2021

1. Soft Voice

Soft Voice is a dark comedy about a 25-year-old estate agent called Lydia. When she was four, Lydia started to hear a voice inside her head. The voice was called Soft Voice. Soft Voice told Lydia exactly what to do, perfecting every aspect of her life. But one day, Soft Voice left …


full body chills podcast

2. Full Body Chills

The Full Body Chills podcast will remind you of the spooky campfire stories you heard growing up. Produced by the same company that produces the Crime Junkie Podcast, this horror anthology will give you well … chills.


the adventure zone podcast

3. The Adventure Zone

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of… you know, kobolds or whatever in … The Adventure Zone.


phobe reads a mystery podcast

4. Phoebe Reads a Mystery

Just like it sounds, in every episode of this podcast, Phoebe reads a mystery novel. Interestingly enough, several books are in the public domain, making them a perfect podcasting opportunity. Two of the books Phoebe has read in the podcast are Agatha Christie’s first published novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.


welcome to night vale podcast

5. Welcome to Night Vale

This podcast features twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It’s an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you’ll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.


scared to death podcast

6. Scared to Death

True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! The host dares you to listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare.


the no sleep podcast

7. The NoSleep Podcast

The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.


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8. Six Minutes

Produced by Gen-Z Media, this fiction podcast is the tale of eleven-year-old Holiday who was pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world. Find out in the twice weekly episodes.


alice isn't dead podcast

9. Alice Isn’t Dead

In this top fiction podcast produced by the same folks that created Night Vale, you’ll hear the tale of a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.


bronzeville podcast

10. Bronzeville

Starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award(r) and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”), Bronzeville chronicles the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African American residents.


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make you shiver podcast

Did I Make You Shiver?

In this podcast, host Lyssy Sho promised that all your wildest nightmares will come true.


crime pop podcast

Crime Pop Podcast

Crime Pop is a fictional-crime podcast. It showcases one crime that took place in a fictional piece of media per episode, and discusses motive, criminals, and real world consequences.


knight reader podcast

Knight Reader

Dive into classic and modern literature in a fun and accessible way featuring original and live performed music, voice acting, reading, story telling, in depth descriptions and insights into the mind of the author with the Knight Reader


Eldritch Girl: Weird Gothic Stuff & Nonsense podcast

Eldritch Girl: Weird Gothic Stuff & Nonsense

This is a gothic horror and weird fiction podcast featuring short stories and serialised Weird Gothic novels and novellas by C. M. Rosens, the Undead Hour with Clem Wells and Friends and more! Guest authors also occasionally make an appearance with their own work, and some episodes feature discussions on hot topics affecting the undead communities today.


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