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Audio fiction is to podcasts as broadcast dramas are to live radio. As audio has gone on-demand, so has its own brand of storytelling.
At the beginning, fiction podcasts seemed to be the refuge of sci-fi nerds and horror enthusiasts. Shows like “Welcome to Night Vale” and “Hello From the Magic Tavern” spooked and delighted listeners.
You might even be able to find a series of stories produced by someone working on your (cough) favorite public radio show.
Who’s writing audio fiction? How difficult is it to produce? And where’s it headed next?
Produced by Morgan Givens.
- Elena Fernández Collins Podcast critic and journalist; @ShoMarq
- James Kim Creator and producer, "Moonface" podcast; @TooManyJames_s
- Lisette Alvarez Writer and producer, "Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services"; @lisettewalking
- David Rheinstrom Host, "Radio Drama Revival" podcast; @IcarusFloats
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