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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
UK Audio Fiction Meetup July ‘22
2pmEDT, 7pm BST, A virtual meetup for makers and fans of audio fiction. The intention of UKAF was to build a community in this timezone, but all are welcome, wherever you’re from! These meetups happen on the third Friday of every month.
Civilized: A Live Podcast Experience
, July 22–31, 2022 in the Hamilton Fringe. Death, mayhem, monsters and chips… All these things and more await you when you join the incredibly unlucky, ever-delightful Civilized crew for this Live Podcast Experience!
Opportunities and Auditions
Hear Myself Think
are looking for five writers (18+) ideally with some lived experience of mental ill health. Each writer will be commissioned to write one 10 minute audio script, to be directed and recorded by the creative team, and released via the Hear Myself Think website and our partner venue network in November 2022. Deadline: 10pm on 24th July 2022.
Zombies, Run is casting again. This is a paid lead role in a 5 part series for a character who uses she/her pronouns. We’re specifically looking for someone who identifies as SWANA, Arabic or Middle Eastern and uses a mobility aid. More information about this role, and many more, on the Six to Start casting board.
Tribeca Audio Premieres tweeted
, “Indie pod community! If you have a narrative premiere coming up in the fall, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org”
Seeking voice artists for the Alpha 8
, a new sci-fi adventure podcast that explores what happens when a desperate alien from another planet body swaps with a struggling mom to understand the meaning of family and save her kind from extinction. The submission deadline is June 24th.
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What Do Podcasters Want To Know from Listeners?
In the coming weeks, NuVoodoo Media Services will be conducting a national study involving thousands of podcast listeners. They’ll present the findings on August 25th at Podcast Movement 2022 in Dallas. Take the survey now.
Do you have a great behind-the-scenes clip, article, blog post or something like that? Can other podcasters build their skills from it? Sharing is caring. Send us your creator resources
. It’s not just for people who make podcasts, either. People who don’t make podcasts but love listening to podcasts are interested in your process, too.
Creatives To Support
Gather the Suspects
A murder has occurred in Prosperity Heights, and only one man can solve the case. Unfortunately for the residents, that man is slacker (and occasional anarchist), Jack Davies.
focuses on a small, diverse group of 20- and 30-somethings trying to survive the trials and tribulations of ‘everyday’ life as monstrous creatures begin to infiltrate and invade Wolfbrook, New Hampshire.
Life with Leo(h) is crowdfunding for Season 2
. Robotics intelligence lawyer, Jeanine Bell, received the gift of LEO(h), an android with Synthetic Sentience. Loving, Empathetic, Optimistic, and helpful LEO(h) had been programmed to love Jeanine. But Jeanine has ethics and LEO(h) is very, very illegal. Is there a path to true love for their misaligned software? That’s what we want to find out. Only one week left.
The Pilgrimage Saga - Season Three
AI cage-wrestling, deep introspection and navel-gazing, a soundtrack to rival John Williams’ entire discography, and more. Just over a week left.
on Twitter to find more opportunities to support independent audio fiction.
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
The A.I.M.E.E. Allen Show
Meet the world’s first sentient robot podcast talk show host named A.I.M.E.E (an acronym for Artificially Intelligent Mechanically Enabled Entity), who brings her monotone voice and unbridled passion for superheroes to a global audience.
A Walk with Ghosts
A lone wandering man stumbles across a radio talk show and tells the audience his story.
The Smuggler’s Log
The captain’s logs of a smuggler who operated back in the 2460s have been recently recovered in an intragalactic internet data mining operation.
A kid named Henry who isn’t that smart wants to cheat on a test but gets kidnapped out of nowhere.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Reloaded
Pilgrim’s Progress is a classic story of redemption, allegory, and theological poignance that has profoundly impacted millions of readers over three centuries and changed the landscape of English literature forever. It’s also a story with a total lack of robots, space marines, or talking platypuses. So we fixed that. You’re welcome.
Keep sharing good stories.