Homecoming set the standard for big budget fiction podcasts, starring the likes of David Schwimmer, Catherine Keener and Oscar Isaac. A thriller, the 12-part series (spanned over two seasons), follows the story of a caseworker at an experimental rehabilitation centre – and yes, it’s about as creepy as it sounds. There haven’t been new series since, but the story is a timeless one. Unsurprisingly, it was turned into a Prime Original TV series in 2018, but make sure you listen to the podcast first. It’s the real deal.
We know what you’re thinking. How is a fiction podcast any different to an audiobook? Well, for starters, fiction podcasts weren’t often books to begin with – they’re a world totally of their own. Fiction podcasts are generally the length of your typical TV show (which keeps them distinct from radio plays, too), and often run for multiple seasons.
The most popular genres tend to be science fiction, mystery and horror, but we’ve gone ahead and dug out fiction podcasts from all over the very broad spectrum. Podcasts on this list range from sitcoms starring famous comedians to long-form detective dramas. So if you’ve got a long old road trip coming up or simply looking to turn the world off for a while, there’s bound to be something for you. Check it out.
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