Fiction podcasts are one of the best mediums for content, especially for those who don’t have the time or energy to sit and read a book. With a push of a button, you are instantly sent to new worlds across time, space and dimensions. There are many different genres within fiction, but thriller and ominous podcasts are among the most exciting, especially when they have a comedic aspect to them.
Today, we’ve selected five fiction podcasts that give off eerie vibes. Whether you’re watching it on your work commute or just looking for something new to explore, these podcasts are sure to keep you in suspense.
Wanna fall off the face of the Earth and start a new life? The Amelia Project is the podcast for you! This secret agency convincingly fakes their client’s death and gives them an entirely new identity! What starts as client interviews, the podcast unravels a larger story that you have to listen to believe. This ongoing dark comedy podcast has won multiple awards, including Best Performance, Best Original Composition, and many more.
If the future of AI interests you, you will want to listen carefully to SAYER. In this narrative fiction podcast, we are placed on Earth’s artificial second moon, Typhon. SAYER is a self-aware AI that assists new residents of Typhon in adjusting to their new lives. As of this article’s publication date, SAYER is on its sixth season. Although it has been a year since the last episode, SAYER creator and voice actor Adam Bash has confirmed that there are “[five] more episodes coming (sometime).” We can’t wait!
In this supernatural fictional podcast, Tessa Thompson voices a novice journalist following a group of paranormal explorers who are fixated on the Left/Right Game. As they enter deeper into unknown territory, there is a less likely chance the group will make it out alive. The Left Right Game series has one season that includes ten episodes and has many nominations and awards under its belt.
On the island of St. Gaff’s, a young man named Howie becomes a milkman. What he is unaware of is that the milkmen of the island are hiding a deep and dark secret. The Milkman of St. Gaff’s is a fantasy/horror podcast that started in 2020 and is currently on its thirty-fifth episode, which was released this past month. To follow along with Howie’s story, start with episode one. If you’re feeling more bookish, pick up the adaptation!
If you were on Tumblr in 2015, you know precisely what this pod is and its supportive fandom. Welcome to Night Vale episodes are released twice a month and follow community updates in the small town of Night Vale, where all conspiracy theories are true. The series has been consistently running for seven years and has even been adapted into a novel. With two hundred and ten episodes under their belt, this creepy podcast is worth binging!
Happy listening! We hope our list has helped you find a few new podcasts to add to your daily rotation. Looking for something a bit more educational? Check out these 7 podcasts to help with your vocabulary!