Fiction – United Kingdom – Recommended podcasts

  • From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as anti-woke scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge. New episodes every Monday - with trailers on his Twitter page: @andrewgold_ok and Instagram page: @andrewgold_ok.

    With an open mind and a wry sense of humour, Andrew alternates the theme of guest. Some weeks it'll be with somebody totally 'on the edge' - whether it be the woman who married a sociopathic bigamist or an ex-Muslim whose family tried to kill her. Other episodes will have interviews with such leading minds as Conservative peer Lord Daniel Finkelstein and feminist Helen Pluckrose.

    It was picked in Apple's prestigious New & Noteworthy category and has been a top Editor Pick for Castbox and Stitcher, who also placed it in their 'What we're listening to'. Get in touch or leave a review - it helps boost it up those charts!

    About Andrew

    Andrew is an award-winning journalist and TV presenter who has been making documentaries about bizarre, unusual and remarkable people around the world for a decade. He's done battle with an exorcist, taken on anti-abortionists and hunted for UFOs - all while living in six different countries and learning to speak five languages. You can find his showreel here:

    In this podcast, he aims to get to the humanity of people living on the fringes, and introduce these diverse figures to the listener.

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  • Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.

  • București. E mai 2021. De un an și ceva pandemia de Covid-19 ține toată lumea paralizată. Măsurile de relaxare luate de autorități au adus după ele un val de noi infectări care au reușit, începând din septembrie 2020, să aducă Terra în situația de a avea spor negativ de populație. Lumea e un amestec dubios de panică, paranoia și obișnuință. Totul pare că s-a schimbat, însă nimeni nu pricepe în ce fel. Ăsta e contextul în care Șarpe, personajul principal, rămâne fără bani de chirie și ajunge să trăiască pe stradă.

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  • The Oxventurers Guild presents a DnD real play podcast! Join Johnny Chiodini, Jane Douglas, Andy Farrant, Mike Channell, Ellen Rose and Luke Westaway for chit-chat and chaotic good times. The Oxventure Podcast brings you new commentary alongside audio versions of classic Oxventure Dungeons and Dragons sessions recorded for live shows, streams and the original video episodes published on YouTube channels Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra.

  • Filthy Henry is Dublin's first and foremost fairy detective. Something of a niche job since most people do not know that fairies are even real, let alone need a detective. But when The King of the Leprechauns has his crock of gold stolen by some humans he requires the services of a detective. Lucky for him Filthy Henry is just the man he needs. The only problem is nobody in the world can stand him. Which does not really bother Filthy Henry as he is not too fond of the world either...

  • Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.

  • Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!

  • Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

  • “Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

  • A series of adventures! A Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying show with a rotating cast of characters.

  • At Washington DC’s most elite prep school, Jaymes Parker – the tech-savvy daughter of the Speaker of The House – and her best friends Peyton, Natalie, and Celia share their deepest secrets on a private app called DODC. When the girls are hacked by a mysterious figure, they’re thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to expose DC’s most influential families. Join the Daughters Of DC in an original scripted teen political thriller podcast by EINHORN'S EPIC PRODUCTIONS & iHEARTRADIO (“Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery”).

  • The rise and fall of Anna Delvey, who conned New York high society into believing that she was a multi-millionaire heiress. Vicky Baker and Chloe Moss dig deeper into the scandal.

  • As an escape from her carefully curated life and dying marriage, Diana secretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies.

    Starring and executive produced by Demi Moore, Dirty Diana premieres July 13th with new episodes available every Monday through August 17th.

    Created by Shana Feste.

    Dirty Diana is Presented by Dipsea:

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  • Learning a language is hard. With Easy Stories in English, you can learn English the natural way, without studying lists of vocabulary or complicated grammar rules. Every week, Ariel Goodbody, author and language teacher, will present a story adapted to your level of English. The stories will be hilarious, dramatic, and entertaining, but never too difficult. If you’re learning English and are tired of boring textbooks, then this is the podcast for you. Go to for full transcripts of every episode, and to see a list of stories categorised by level.

  • Radio broadcaster and parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder helps callers with their supernatural problems. He also delves into the dark and strange history of America. Callers are haunted by mysterious black doors, see ancient beings in their paisley wallpaper, have terrifying creatures appear in their cars on dark and lonely roads. In the history segment of our show, Ryder tells of the pyramid made of flesh in Palta, Arizona that appeared one morning, of how the Mississippi River is a sleeping leviathan, and of the last known sighting of the dark dealmaker, The Traveling Salesman.

    Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder
    Written & Produced by Jac Rhys

  • Farmer to pharmacist podcast is about Stephen Seki and his life journey. He is joined on the podcast by his wife and his sister in law to discuss the difficult topics in detail to give you a deep understanding of his journey.

    Download and share this fantastic podcast. Read along with me:
    Looking back at my life it feels surreal that I am now living a life beyond my wildest dreams. From that statement, you may think that I am a rich millionaire. I’m not. However, I do feel very rich and as I tell you my story perhaps you will understand why.
    My journey begins in a small village in Uganda called Kabaseke. This was the place I spent the first ten years of my life. My mother, a young village girl at the time, gave birth to my sister and I before she was eighteen. Unable to provide for two young babies, she left us with my father. He was a much older man with a family home he shared with my stepmother and my half brothers and sisters.
    My father was a very promiscuous man and in line with local custom, each woman that he got pregnant would bring the child to his marital home for him to look after. Most of the women did not have much and leaving their child with the father was often the best choice. By the time I came along, my stepmother had been through this process of strange women bringing children born out of her husband’s extra-marital affairs several times.

    Six months after giving birth to me, my mother was thrown out by my father from his marital home at the age of eighteen. Without anything to her name and two young babies aged ten months (my older sister) and six months (me);, she was asked to leave. Faced with the lack of financial security and with nowhere to go with two young babies, my mother made the tough decision to leave us with my father. He was rich and had the means to at least provide food and shelter for my sister and I. She made the hard decision to leave in the hope that one day she will return for us. As an adult I can understand why my mother had to leave, all the other women were dismissed in a similar manner. For the longest time I was angry that this happened to me, but had she stayed what kind of life would she have been able to provide for me?

    Growing up as the youngest of such a large family on my stepmother’s terms was very difficult. I still remember the place I grew up very vividly. The family home was situated on a large compound. On this compound was the big house in which my stepmother and my father stayed along with all my siblings from their marriage. Each of my siblings from my stepmother had their own room in the big house. All the other bastard children, me included, were forbidden from entering the big house unless we had permission. Instead we stayed in the small rooms surrounding the big house. These rooms are referred to as boys’ quarters in Uganda and are often reserved for employed workers that stay onsite. The boys’ quarter rooms were not enough to house everybody so I grew up sleeping in the kitchen. Residue heat from the open fire meant it was always warm in the kitchen; which was fortunate for me as I did not have a blanket to cover me so the residue heat protected me from the cold. My bed was the straw in the kitchen which was often used as kindling to start the fire when it was time for cooking. For a pillow, I used a small rock to prop up my head. I was the youngest of all the children, so with my mother absent, my father uninterested and my stepmother hating the very sight of me; my bastard siblings became my stand in parents. Apart from my sister I was significantly younger than the rest of my half siblings and grew up being pushed around by everybody. Our stepmother was not interested in any of us and only spoke to us to set tasks that she wanted us to complete. I remember her being a cold woman who was the only mother figure I had from the day my mother left. She would often beat me unprovoked and send me to bed with no food. Being young and looking for any...

  • The Mythology & Fiction Explained podcast is a weekly show that aims to cover all sorts of Mythological tales and crazy fiction.
    Many of these episodes have come from the popular Youtube channel Mythology & Fiction Explained.

  • Seren is sent away from her home, on a mission to terraform a new planet. An eight part series following her journey across the stars, as she deals with the reasons that led to her departure.

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  • Bamalam Productions: Providing a platform and vehicle for new creative talent.

    Content perfect for those who don't have time to stop. Just press play. Listen and enjoy.

    A collection of audio dramas written by contemporary writers and performed by new acting talent. Connecting new talent across the world with the performing industry.

  • An open platform for original audio drama and comedy from writers and performers across the world

  • Alternative Stories and Fake Realities is a podcast designed to promote new and original audio drama, poetry and writing from across the English speaking world. Working with themes we will produce high quality content aimed at providing new perspectives on existing stories and ideas as we bring fresh and original writing into the world. We will use actors and writers from the United Kingdom and North America to offer a trans-Atlantic feel to our work. Content will be added when ready rather than on a strict week-by-week or month-by-month basis. Please check out our website