In 2019, Apple Podcasts is finally adding a mark to fictional podcasts – meaning the popularity of fictional podcasts can be set and tracked. In the top 20 graphic podcast charts with Chartable, a third-party platform that integrates charts from different platforms like Apple and Spotify, has many common terms: Welcome to Night Vale, Black Candles, again No Sleep all appear regularly. Few can be a little familiar to podcast listeners.
Here are the top fictional podcasts on the chart, what they're talking about and why you might want to get into the hype.
1. Game Left
Produced by QCODE – a podcast studio focused on big-budget podcasts featuring big-name players – Game Left is a supernatural story inspired by the r / nos sleep creepypasta of the same name. After a year of his mysterious disappearance, ambitious journalist Alice Sharman is discovered by an old college friend. While following a group of "explorers," Alice falls into the unknown, supernatural. There are two audience hooks on this podcast: first, Alice Sharman played by Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Sorry to bother you), and second, the podcast has some useful features in the use of sound research, the insightful decisions that turn the series into a dive. If you want a podcast to start with the new season, Game Left
Average episode length: 40 minutes
Number of episodes released: 4
2. Adventure Zone
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Recreation Area is a podcast that is currently being played on its third campaign where a group of people – Griffin, Travis, Justin, and Clint McElroy – "actually play" a role-playing tabletop game. First, "Balance," it was a distinguishing feature because of its humor and memorable characters, but also during its turning point, in emotional storytelling. "Balance" implemented the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition program in a fantastic action / sci-fi hybrid scenario with Griffin McElroy as DM. Powered by the Apocalypse system Monster of the Week, the second campaign, Forgiveness, it was somewhere in between Power Falls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Directed by Griffin McElroy as Guardian (DM in Monster of the Game Game), the story follows a team of investigators trying to uncover the secrets of their Appalachian city. For the current campaign, "Qualifications," it goes back to the D&D 5E program, but this time with Travis McElroy as the DM. The "Graduation" players are students in a magical school divided into four groups: heroes, villains, sidekicks and henchmen. Each campaign can be heard without the knowledge of their previous campaigns.
Average episode length: An hour and a half
Released episodes: 158
3. Six minutes
Six minutes is a young adult fiction podcast produced by Gen-Z Media, a podcast production studio that creates children's podcasts. Six minutes The story of the most talented young person, being told six-minute episodes twice a week. Gen-Z can make podcasts with kids in mind, though Six minutes is one of their products that can be acquired in any year. There are mysterious parents working for the government, kids who want to see what's going on in an adult-dominated world, and music that's totally blistering. It's a great listen if you have kids, if you're after the 90s & # 39; s sci-fi thrills like Animorphs
Average episode length: Six minutes, to hold.
Released episodes: 229
STOP the podcast leg of Gunpowder's content channel with Sky & # 39; s Dust, which focuses on telling science fiction stories across platforms and media. The first season, “Horizons,” was an anthology article with a separate sci-fi story each episode, ranging from Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick Classics to new stories by modern writers. The second season, "FLight 008," is a single story made of a plane that disappears during a break. FLight 008 includes a list of players such as Danny Trejo, Alfred Molina, and Calista Flockhart. If you're looking for fully-featured stories, "Horizons" is nine episodes that can be heard in any order. If you're looking for stories told in multiple episodes, "FLIGHT 008" airs every Wednesday through May 27.
Average episode length: 20 minutes
Released episodes: 13.
Limit is a sci-fi writer, one of the perfumes of indie fiction that has gone on to bring audiences to a false podcast. Limit It follows Lia Haddock, a journalist who investigates the city that once had the world's greatest minds – until everyone lost. Set 10 years after the incident, each episode is an account of one survivor from Limetown, but also the story of Lia Haddock becoming increasingly deeper over her head. What was the purpose of Lim Town? Where have all the people gone, and why have they not left their traces behind? And who is the “Man in attendance” who kept telling Lia?
Since its deduction in 2014, Limit transformed into Facebook Watch star Jessica Biel and had a prequel and novel published by Tor. It is a dark, startling story about the nature of truth, ambition, and the dark sides of empathy.
Average episode length: 30 minutes
Released episodes: 21
7. Edge of Sleep
Other QODE productions, Sleeping Edge is a fictional serial podcast about a night watchman named Dave, played by Mark Fischbach (aka Markiplier), who finishes his shifts and realizes that everyone who sleeps that night is dead. Now, Dave will have to open up about what happened in the global epidemic and find a solution – not to sleep at all.
Sleeping Edge is a terrifying / great thriller that makes use of a lot of the music and the underground music of Fishbach and the discussion of each scene. This podcast is mostly listened to in a place where you can go in and pay attention to everything going on in terms of listening during travel or during work hours. The first season ended on November 5, 2019, making now the best time to be caught.
Average episode length: 25 minutes
Released episodes: 8