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#1  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Here are some other sources containing audiobooks in the form of dramatized radio productions and podcasts. BBC Radio and Podiobooks are fantastic sources for these. Let me know if you find other sites. Thanks.

Note: this thread is meant to be a master index for these sources. By no means do I expect all discussions to be confined here. Separate threads are preferred.

Note 2: my intention is to get threads started for each of the major providers. Once done, I'll collapse that entry to a single line. Further discussions will then be conducted in those threads.

The Drama of Radio Dramas


Master Index

Ancient Faith PodcastsBaen PodcastsiTunes Podcasts -- iTunes UOld Time Radio TheaterRadio Archives AudiobooksMisc Podcasts.
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#2  meeera 08-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Welcome to Night Vale!
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#3  Catlady 08-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Internet Archive is a fantastic source of old radio programs.
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#4  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Quote meeera
Welcome to Night Vale!
Quote Catlady
Internet Archive is a fantastic source of old radio programs.
Thanks - I'll add both to the OP.

I can't believe I forgot Internet Archive. I love OTR.
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#5  Catlady 08-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Quote tubemonkey
Thanks - I'll add both to the OP.

I can't believe I forgot Internet Archive. I love OTR.
I couldn't believe it either! Maybe you need a banana pick-me-up.
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#6  tubemonkey 08-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Quote Catlady
I couldn't believe it either! Maybe you need a banana pick-me-up.
A lot of pick-me-ups; banana and otherwise
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#7  crich70 10-18-2014, 07:25 PM
THE MASK OF INANNA
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In the early 1950s, Leonard Allen was the producer and host of After Dark, a very popular, independently-produced suspense-horror radio show. His on-air persona, Dr. Damien Crask, was practically a household name. But when his best friend and business partner, Robert Stroud, stole the scripts and decamped for Hollywood to produce his own show, After Dark lost its biggest sponsor and Allen, feeling betrayed, gave up. After Dark died, unfinished.

Fifty years later, Allen is dying in a state-run nursing home, when he is approached by the mysterious David Lewis, a smooth-talking businessman who gives him a strange offer: the role of caretaker and tour guide for an historic lighthouse off the New England coast. Allen is unable to resist the lure of a mystery and, when invigorated by a sudden and unexplained improvement in his health, he accepts the job.

But for Allen, settling into his new home, overlooking the stormy sea below, it all seems too perfect. Just who are the people of Sea Robin Island and why do so many of them seem familiar? Why go through so much effort to get one, very specific, old man for such a mundane job? Why does a very useful, technically-minded teenage girl show up on his doorstep just before he discovers a disused radio transmission facility behind a door locked from the inside? And why is it so important for Dr. Damien Crask to return to the airwaves long after America has left the Golden Age of Radio behind?

Leonard Allen is determined to get answers, but shortly after he discovers the bizarre truth, he learns that the plan is destined to go horribly, horribly wrong. Sea Robin Island will become a wasteland and face demons far greater than any mortal enemy if something isn’t done. But how can one old man and one rebellious teenage girl prevent the ongoing wave of destruction?

The Mask of Inanna is a bi-monthly podcast, consisting of two seasons of, respectively, five and four episodes each. Each episode is over an hour long.
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It's free to download though they do accept donations as well.
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#8  WT Sharpe 10-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Sounds very interesting. I'll have to check it out.
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#9  pidgeon92 10-27-2014, 05:26 PM
Those of you who enjoy a good murder mystery might be interested in a [free] podcast by NPR called Serial:

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Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial will follow one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. We'll follow the plot and characters wherever they take us and we won’t know what happens at the end of the story until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in order, starting with Episode 1
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On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t.

Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, first learned about this case more than a year ago. In the months since, she's been sorting through box after box (after box) of legal documents and investigators' notes, listening to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talking to everyone she can find who remembers what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee fifteen years ago. What she realized is that the trial covered up a far more complicated story, which neither the jury nor the public got to hear. The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence - all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? How can you tell what they’re capable of? In Season One of Serial, she looks for answers.
They're up to episode 6 at this date. I started listening to episode 1 today, and I think it's quite good.

Here's a link for iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/serial/id917918570?mt=2
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#10  wawasteele 10-28-2014, 03:04 PM
Quote pidgeon92
Those of you who enjoy a good murder mystery might be interested in a [free] podcast by NPR called Serial:





They're up to episode 6 at this date. I started listening to episode 1 today, and I think it's quite good.

Here's a link for iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/serial/id917918570?mt=2
Here's a link where it can be downloaded in mp3 format. There are also several accompanying documents.
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