Audio Drama

The best podcasts for audio drama include life stories, the re-telling of gruesome murders, mysteries, and unsolved cases. As well as dramatic book reviews, erotic reads, literature, and true crime.

// List of 12 of the best audio drama podcasts
Son of a Hitman

Ever heard that actor Woody Harrelson’s father was a hitman? In this podcast, journalist Jason Cavanagh investigates the crimes, and conspiracies surrounding the man. And during his efforts to separate gossip from the truth, some new evidence is uncovered.

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    Tom Brown’s Body

    Skip Hollandsworth digs into what really happened in a small town in Texas in 2016, when Tom Brown, a high school senior, went missing. Back then, nearly everyone in town became a suspect, including the sheriff and a private investigator. Tune in to find out more.

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      The Orange Tree

      Two university journalism students delve into the 2005 Texas murder of 21-year-old student Jennifer Cave in this podcast. When the body was found at The Orange Tree apartment complex the story took a turn that will have you hanging on every word.

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        Black Chick Lit

        Listen in to Black Chick Lit as hosts Mollie & Danielle crack open a bottle of wine, discuss books, and laugh at each other’s jokes. Twice a month they discuss books written by, about, and for black women. This podcast is well worth a listen. And these women are fabulously funny & entertaining.

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          The Legendarium

          A podcast for sci-fi and fantasy book lovers, where a host of panelists from varying backgrounds discuss both the classics and new releases. You can listen to archived podcasts about your favorite author and classic reads, or just follow the episodes and go with the flow.

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            Root of Evil

            Root of Evil is a podcast about sisters Rasha & Yvette’s investigation into their great grandfather, George Hodel, who is believed to be The Black Dahlia murderer. The case, which remains unsolved, is horrific enough, but the Hodel family secrets will have the hair standing on the back of your neck.

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              Bear Brook

              Bear Brook is a true-crime podcast, hosted by Jason moon, about the Bear Brook Murders. And it is gripping. Centered around two barrels, four victims, and a perplexing serial killer, the story managed to change the way murders will forever be investigated.

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                Criminal

                Criminal is an award-winning true-crime podcast centered around telling stories that are gathered from all over the US. Crimes vary between more recent cases or historical ones. And new episodes air every other Friday.

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                  Escape Pod

                  Founded by Serah Eley and co-edited by Mur Lafferty and Divya Breed, Escape Pod is considered one of the best science fiction podcasts around. Listen to a new episode each week, as they deliver new short stories from today’s best Sci-Fi authors.

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                    Drabblecast

                    This narrated podcast covers science fiction stories, as well as horror, and fantasy featuring multiple voice actors, music, and sounds effects. There are 100-word stories called, “Drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “Twabbles,” as well as songs based on story themes called Bbardles.

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