Fiction – New Zealand – 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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  • When a night watchman finishes his shift at work, he is terrified to discover that everyone in the world who went to sleep the previous night has died. Now he and a band of survivors must stay awake and uncover the secret of this global epidemic, before they fall asleep.The Edge of Sleep Premieres September 24th, 2019! New Episodes Every Tuesday through November 5th. Starring and produced by Markiplier. Created by Jake Emanuel & Willie Block.Subscribe Today.

  • A Tale from the future...Dystopian NYC. As a story unfolds, so do incredible creatures, secrets, magic and a message...humanity must hear before it is too late.

    As The World Falls Down is written by Zina Gladiadis- Originally from NZ, she currently is hiding in a Brooklyn NYC basement with a casio and a cat.
    All written ideas, works and original scores are : All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2020 Zina Gladiadis.

  • COPPERHEART is an Audio Drama set in an alternate reality during a Nuclear Winter. Over 2,000 people (civilians, scientists, and military personnel) live underground in a multi-leveled USRB (United States Reconstruction Bunker) in Groom Lake, Nevada. They're all just waiting out the clock, preparing future generations to re-claim the surface of the earth...until a visitor arrives.

  • Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.

  • Red Scare Theatre Company presents a five part audio drama experience.

    Apocalypse Songs follows a local radio station reporter Amy Louise Chen investigating the tapes of Clara Wilson, an obscure 1960s musician whose cryptic lyrics seem to have predicted the future. Amy joins forces with Clara’s great-nephew Josh to investigate the mystery of Clara’s “Apocalypse Songs”.

    Cover art by Cosmo Bones.

  • Discussing all things Middle Earth with a focus on interesting topics not often spoken about.

  • The story of GreenCom, a corporate monopoly in the not-so-distant future, and the people trying to stop them. When GreenCom employee Alex finds themselves thrown into a resistance group, how much are they willing to pay for a taste of freedom?

  • Ancient Rome is interesting, inspiring and full of dramatic events. In this podcast we will follow Marcus Optimus, leader of one of Rome's largest trading houses. During the reign of the Emperor Trajan, the Roman empire expanded to its greatest extent. It stretched from Iran in the east to Scotland in the west, from Germany and Belgium in the north to Algeria and Egypt in the south. Find the ebook on Google Books. Author: Roger Belusa.

  • Standby for Crime, as the title suggests, was a radio show about crimes and mysteries. It started on the early 1950s and became known for its "true story delivery" of crime stories. Like Dragnet, Gangbusters, and Mr District Attorney, Standby for Crime was also one of the most popular crime radio shows during the time it was aired.

    The show's lead character was Chuck Morgan (portrayed by actor Glen Langen), an extremely convincing news anchor that works at KOP, a radio station based in Los Angeles. His friend, Police Lieutenant Bill Miggs, gave tips about hot crimes. Another important character in the series was Carol Curtis, whom Chuck referred to as "Gal Friday." Adele Jurgens, Glen Langens wife, was cast as Carol.

  • A Short comedy drama surrounding demand exceeding supply of a product loved by generations since 1835

    Written by Christine Marshall

    Queenie played by Christine Marshall
    Kelly played by Emily Hunter

    Produced and Directed by Carys Kaiser for Kaiser Media

  • Heroes For Sale is all about Comics and Pop Culture. Stu Colson (owner of Heroes For Sale and ComicHub} and Riccardo Ball (Wrecking Ball Media) talk every Wednesday and cover new release Graphic Novels and Comic lines, what's currently spinning their wheels and the latest news from the Comic world.

  • Dear Writer is a monthly podcast about the experiences of two aspiring authors, from setbacks to successes, and all that goes on in-between.

    In her other life, show host Ashley Lindsay is a researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. And her co-host Sarah Anderson is on the cusp of acquiring her nursing registration in Calgary, Canada. But on evenings and weekends, we're bloggers at Linderson Creations. Podcasters on Dear Writer. And first and foremost, aspiring authors.

  • Having gained a fairly useless philosophy degree, Ian takes a job delivering the mail in a disaster of an ex-mining town. Vital life lessons are learned by our sort of hero as he struggles to fit in with the oddball locals and desperately tries to figure out where it all went wrong.

  • In this real play D&D podcast our heroes make their way through the world solving mysteries, saving royal families, and awkwardly forcing strangers to hold their hand.
    New episodes the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

  • AMI-42, the command AI for the damaged secret research vessel, New Dawn, finds itself alone with an escaped experimental subject that has killed all the human crew and now wants to kill AMI. Support this podcast:

  • There’s a crack in reality and something’s breaking through. Ten mind-altering tales from some of the best new drama podcast writers.

  • Long-time horror fan Pearce Duncan takes you through the various incarnations of Dracula in media over the last 100+ years.