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“4AM”

…Sometimes insomnia is a gift.

4AM is an “unedited,” 60 second erotic audio series trapped inside the mind of an insomniac. Series exclusively on Instagram (Reels) and TikTok. Full series coming soon.

TIKTOK: @xperiencejay

Instagram: @xperiencejay

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“Absolutely No Adventures”

“Absolutely No Adventures is a fantasy (un)adventure podcast that follows Sig, the owner of Signature Eats bakery, as he aggressively avoids becoming embroiled in any daring quests or chosen one shenanigans even though the universe really seems to want him to do just that. Follow Sig as he chills with his friends and stays far, far away from the slightest whiff of adventure. And bakes. He also bakes.”

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“AAU Murders”

“Virginia Collins’s perfect life is disrupted when she falls for a handsome coach who promises to take her son's basketball skills to the next level.

But as Virginia falls deeper in love, her family disapproves and they get entangled in a complex web of love, denial, abduction and ultimately death.”

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“Address: House of Corrections”

Unfolding against the backdrop of ugly southern tradition, the great Migration North and Detroit’s former glory, "Address: House of Corrections" seamlessly weaves between the time periods of 1947 to 1968 and follows the journey of MERRY, an ex-con and recovering addict, from a rarely seen Black woman’s point of view.

The podcast, which reimagines the traditional audio book genre, stars the impressive cast of Joy DeMichelle (For The People), Tangie Ambrose (Station 19), Cheryl Francis Harrington (Dolemite Is My Name), Toby Smith (American Gun), Scott Peat (Criminal Minds), Carl Gilliard (Giants), Taji Coleman (I’m Dying Up Here) and the Emmy nominated producer, Quincy Lenear Gossfield (Delivering Milo).

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AkooBooks Audio

AkooBooks Audio is Ghana’s first publisher and digital distributor of Black/African audiobooks. AkooBooks Audio offers a wide range of audio services. Their library of African audio includes, audiobooks, historic and contemporary speeches, spoken word poetry, academic lectures, motivational programs and is available anytime, and accessible anywhere at flexible subscription plans and low retail cost in English and various Ghanaian and African languages.

AkooBooks Audio fosters online discovery of new African voices and African literature for enthusiasts of all ages through their Playlists.

The BBC broadcast winning plays from the African Performance Competition for five decades from 1960 to 2011. Set up by the late BBC producer John Stockbridge, it nurtured creative talents from Ama Ata Aidoo to Biyi Bandele. BBC African Theatre encompasses a range of themes but sexual and gender conflicts often feature and many plays are deeply political, highlighting the connections between personal anguish and political struggle.

The African Audio Theatre series includes:

Ghana: The Prison Graduates by Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, 2009 – Directed by Marion Nancarrow, Efo Kodjo Mawugbe’s imaginative and amusing play sees four men trying to make their way in the world after being released from prison in Ghana. They explore their many options, only to choose the one that might have surprised them all. This is where Woza Albert meets Samuel Beckett – a surreal, post-colonial fable, starring Daniel Francis, Richard Pepple, David Gyasi, Mo Sesay and Wale Ojo.

Nigeria: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. Lola Shoneyin’s novel tells of the struggles, rivalries, intricate family politics, and interplay of personalities amongst the four wives of Baba Segi, the pompous patriarch of a well-to-do polygamous Nigerian household. A universal story about women, men and power, dramatised by Rotimi Babatunde, and directed by Femi Elufowoju, Jr. with Patrice Naiambana, Ayo-Dele Edwards, Golda John, Mofetoluwa Akande, Yasmin Mwanza, Kemi Durosinmi, Jude Akuwudike, Sule Rimi

USA: Their Eyes Were Watching God–Directed by Patrica Cumper Zora Neale Hurston’s ground-breaking 1937 novel was the first publication of an African-American female author. It is dramatised here by the award-winning writer Patrica Cumper. When Nanny catches her 16-year-old grand-daughter Janie kissing Johnny Taylor, she wastes no time in speedily marrying her off to an old, wealthy landowner. It will take Janie three marriages and many years to find the love and freedom she craves.

South Africa: The Good Doctor, by Damon Galgut. Idealistic medical graduate Laurence Waters arrives to take up a year’s community service in an isolated South African hospital, in Damon Galgut’s internationally acclaimed novel, which examines post-apartheid South Africa in all its complexity. Recorded on location in Cape Town, it stars Graham Weir, Andrew Laubscher, Faniswa Yisa, Chi Mhende, Cindy Mkaza, Mdu Kweyama, Erica Wessels, Wiseman Sithole and Deon Lotz.

Uganda: Sunflowers Behind A Dirty Fence by Angella Emurwon– Directed by Rosayln Ward. Angella Emurwon’s story about two friends who discover why sometimes the best things can be hidden behind an unwelcome exterior. Young Yakobo has never been in trouble before – but now he’s lost his grandfather’s favourite photo and, in his desperation to make things right, he decides to take an ill-advised trip to the big city of Kampala. Starring Arnold Oceng as Yakobo, Vanessa Babirye as Tonnie, Jude Akuwudike as Boss, Cyril Nri as Grandpa, Chike Okonkwo as Askari and Angela Wynter as Mamma and the Cook.

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“All Things Undone”

“All Things Undone is the story of an ancient prophecy that comes to fruition in the form of a solar eclipse that alters the DNA of all humans on the planet in the 1850’s. The supernatural effect on Blacks makes them “unkillable”.

Mirabelle, a 25 yr old African American slave, finds herself on a mission to deliver the oppressed into a world of justice and peace. What powers will be revealed and will all those formerly oppressed rise up together and unite or will all things come undone?”

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“Apollyon”

In the early 22nd century, the Apollyon virus wiped out 75% of the world’s population, and now most of the world is governed by the International Conglomerate of Research Scientists. Dr. Theo Ramsey is an ICRS research scientist who may have just discovered an effective vaccine for Apollyon, but the stakes to get the vaccine to the public are higher than she ever imagined.

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“Boom: A Serial Drama”

“Porter is a 30 something Nashville native that takes his best friend, Genevieve out on a date...finally. What happens the next day changes his life forever.

We follow him as he struggles physically and emotionally over the trauma of what happened and the regression that comes with finding out who’s responsible.”

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“Blackbirds: Volume 1”

A Haunting Tale of Loss

Blackbirds is an audio book series that follows a family struggling with race, justice, loss and the pain of growing up during Jim Crow in the Deep South.

You can also listen to Blackbirds on your favorite podcast service.

Listen to “Blackbirds: Volume 1”

“Black Friday”

“𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯, 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥, & 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘮𝘢𝘯.”⁣

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“Black Widow”

“Black Widow is a scripted podcast which investigates the mindset of dating as a millennial. It is a show which promotes positivity around sexual experiences, especially the experiences of women, whatever end of the sexual spectrum they might be on.”

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“Bronzeville”

“Starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter, and written by Academy Award® and BAFTA nominee Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”), BRONZEVILLE chronicles the lives of players in the lottery games while illuminating the self-sustainability of the community’s African American residents.”

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“Cashmere & Friends”

“Cashmere is known to put you to sleep when Insomnia gets the best of you. In this world, she invites some friends to help tell the stories of your wildest dreams. Explore the realm of romance and pleasure in this immersive audio experience.”

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“Cassie & Corey”

“The Story: It’s the night before his gastric-band operation and Corey is terrified. He’s 16 years old, weighs 300 pounds and has a BMI of 60*. However, if Corey doesn’t have the operation, his hypertension will literally make him blind. None of this stops him from stealing, in the dead of night, an electric motor-scooter from the hospital. He picks up his best friend Cassie, a recovering anorexic. Like Corey, Cassie has found solace in the jungle beats and liquid rhythms of D’n’B and they toast together all. the. time.

Thing is, Corey has a plan.Eight miles away is the Brit School and the next morning, they’re holding auditions. Corey and Cassie are going to apply, get in — and change their lives forever. What happens next is a musical journey through the night and the streets of south London. A night where they kidnap a Metro Express security guard, destroy an anti-teenage loitering device, have a mystical experience in an allotment and finally understand the true meaning of food.

Will they get in to the Brit school and get to live their dreams? You’ll have to follow them to find out.

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“Centered”

“𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥 𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 (𝘑𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘬𝘢 𝘏𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘯) 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦-𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵, 𝘴𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.⁣

𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘨𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘵.”⁣

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“Childish: The Podcast Musical”

“Dante, a college student in NYC, becomes an RA in order to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Childish Gambino. While he hopes this will be the next step toward becoming a famous rapper, his delusions of grandeur are shattered when he realizes his dweebish co-workers are hellbent on making his life miserable.”

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“Come On In, The Water’s Fine”

“It's a yearly anthology series dedicated to the mythological creature known as mermaids!”

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“Covid39”

“𝟸𝟶 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-𝟷𝟿, 𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘷𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤, 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢.

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘸𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘦. 𝘈 𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭-𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.”⁣⁣

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“Chained: An Audio Drama”

“𝘈 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬. 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯, 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.

𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴, 𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢, 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘴, 𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘭. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨.

𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺: 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘦 “𝘋𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘓𝘶𝘷" 𝘗𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘵”⁣⁣

Listen to Chained: An Audio Drama

“Dana is Her Name”

“𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯-𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭, 𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘢, 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘥 𝘉𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘐𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭. 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘫𝘢𝘺𝘪.” ⁣

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“Deadbeats, Inc.”

“𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘒𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘺 𝘑𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴, 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥:

𝘋𝘌𝘈𝘋𝘉𝘌𝘈𝘛𝘚 𝘐𝘕𝘊, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘕𝘠𝘊 𝘕𝘰 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥...”⁣⁣
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“Dem Times”

“A trouble maker in high school, Samuel finds himself on a plane heading to Ghana; a different country, needless to say, a different life. His formative years have begun. These are ‘DEM TIMES‘.

The show is in the broader sense, a serialised teen odyssey, set within the closed-off microcosm of Ghanaian boarding school life. At its core, this is a cultural migration; a fish-out-of-water story stemming from an outsider’s identity crisis inside the Ghana educational ethos – where the school day begins before sunrise and ends after 9pm, and only after students have finished their homework (assuming chores have been completed too).”

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“Destination Freedom Black Radio Days”

A live audio drama that picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. The show walked a daring line between reform and revolution, and was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting.

As well as drawing on the archive of Destination Freedom (now branded Destination Freedom Black Radio Days, this program illuminates a largely unknown, but important chapter in the history of human rights and tells how radio played its part from the very beginning. That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American and other people of color past and present, continues in its spirit with all-new scripts. This series honors and expands on that theme. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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“Dispatch from the Desert Planet”

“Broadcasting to listeners in 268 planets, 126 fixed location space stations, and 12 recently terraformed meteors the 89.x1 team works diligently to bring the best in non-news information while complying with Coalition mandates. Stay safe, stay informed, and stay tuned.

Black written. Afrofuturism. BIPOC Podcast.”

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“District Queen”

“𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧” 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘰, 𝘢 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯.

𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥/𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘈𝘬𝘪𝘺𝘢 𝘔𝘤𝘒𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯/𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘡𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘎𝘢𝘺𝘮𝘰𝘯.

Starring:

@MikiaJeter
@PhoenixWashington
@KhalimahG
@ToyaMNelson ⁣

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“Domesticated”

“When they came, they took over Earth without saying a word. A race of highly advanced extraterrestrials have made human beings powerless on their own planet. Aramintha survived the takeover and now she has one goal: escape from a society where humans are pets. She’s thrown together with three other traumatized strangers, Jonah, Winsome and Ephraim, and together they try to navigate their new, unbelievable reality. Soon Aramintha discovers that a select group of humans possess something that the aliens need. And then she realizes that she and her found family are a part of that group. But when the chance to escape comes, none of them are prepared for how they respond.”

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“Edge”

Guided Masturbation in immersive audio.

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“Fan Wars: The Empire Claps Back”

“Two passionate Star Wars fans on opposite sides of the Last Jedi debate argue via Skype after their favorite forum closes down. If you love Star Wars (or call yourself a proud member of any fandom), you’ll love this romantic comedy told via conversations.”

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“Flyest Fables”

“Flyest Fables brings you anthology style and critically acclaimed hopepunk fables for the 21st century. Created by Morgan Givens.”

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“Forties AF Podcast”

“Forties AF is a sexy, sassy, and funny fiction drama podcast about three forty-something single friends who laugh, love and cry together; as they pick up the pieces their thirties left behind.

Hope, a newly-forty entertainment magazine reporter by night and aspiring writer by day, finally has to let go of her on and off again boyfriend.

Chanise, a postal carrier in her late forties, is a new empty nester and is adjusting to her new-found freedom.

Brianna a hopeless romantic in her mid-forties, is a hairstylist at a popular and hip salon and is seeking out her complete happiness. These ladies find out that life truly begins at forty.”

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“Fruit”

“A professional football player X, recounts his journey of self-discovery and sexual exploration both on and off the field, in this first-person narrative.

FRUIT chronicles X's relationship with his friends, teammates and family as they impose their own perceptions of his role in an alpha-male dominated industry of professional sports.

Amidst questioning for a larger league-related scandal, X must ultimately decide how he wants his story to be told, for himself, and for others like him.”

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“Harlem Queen”

"Harlem Queen" an audio drama based on the life and times of "Numbers Queen" Madame Stephanie St. Clair during the Harlem Renaissance.”

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“Have You Heard George’s Podcast?”

“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥-𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺-𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘰𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘹 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.”

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“Highway Chile”

*stand alone audio drama*

It’s 1970 in Southern California. Pamela, trying to get to a concert in Berkley, thumbs a ride with Janice, a mysterious woman who might hold more secrets than Pamela can handle. Fun fact: “Highway Chile” is the title of a Jimi Hendrix track from the album War Heroes (1972)

Highway Chile was a collaborative project with Observer Pictures, Shhh Jus’ Listen Media, and Mermaid-Lion Entertainment

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“Him & I”

“𝘏𝘪𝘮 & 𝘐 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘺. 𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺.”⁣

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“His Royal Fakin’ Highness”

“What if Ophelia helped Hamlet get his throne back? This modern day, romantic comedy re-imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet asks just that. As they stage an engagement in the wake of the king's death, these childhood frenemies must decide between duty and love.”

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“InCo”

A Sci-Fi story about a disgruntled information seller, a mysterious space boy, and an android doing her best.

REMINDER: InCo is explicit and contains depictions of violence, anxiety, depression, arguing, drinking, smoking and grief.

Find sfx list, scripts, and music info at incopodcast.com or show some love at ko-fi.com/itme9612

Cover provided by @refhoarder (twitter)

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“Janus Descending”

“A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place.

Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as one character describes the nightmare from end to beginning, and the other, from beginning to the end.”

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“Kiss: The Audio Series”

“Some believe that a kiss is one of the most intimate connections that two people can share, but when it comes to Washington, D.C.'s Lipstick Serial Killer; a mere kiss could easily equate to death.”

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“Lady Lucy”

“Lady Lucy is an audio drama inspired by Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" Sonnets, 127-154.

Between running her brothel, fighting the Church, murdering her friends' abusive husbands, and pretending to be a poet, the last thing Lucy needed back in 1586 was a surprise visit from her former flame... Will Shakespeare.”

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“Majoring in Me”

“𝘐𝘯 𝟸𝟶𝟶𝟼, 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩, 𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴.” ⁣

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“Margaritas & Donuts”

“Josephine, a pediatrician, is pretty unlucky romantically. With a little coaxing from her best friend Katrina, Josephine starts a relationship with Malik, an ophthalmologist that works in the office across the hall from hers.

Malik is exactly what Josephine needs, but she doesn't quite realize it...yet.”

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“Nightlight: A Horror Fiction Podcast”

“Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.”

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“Null/Void”

“Null /Void is a science fiction audio drama about a young woman, Piper Lee, whose life is saved by a mysterious voice named Adelaide. Piper soon uncovers a malicious plot by a monopoly of a tech company and must work with her friends and an unusual ally to help foil their deadly plot.”

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“Obsidian”

“𝐎𝐁𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐍 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘮. 𝘋𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘺 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱, 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴.

𝐎𝐁𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐍 𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨.”⁣

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“Out of the Ashes”

“What if everything you thought about the world was turned upside down? Monsters are real. The shadows can hurt you. Magic is everywhere. Out of the Ashes explores this world through the experiences of a group that must learn to navigate this new world or be lost to it.”

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“Past Due Audio Series”

“Underwhelmed by life and overwhelmed by disappointments, a 30-year-old writer and entrepreneur takes an introspective look at her life, and its shortcomings. Has her time come and gone, or is she simply a late bloomer?”

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“Played.”

From the Black Widow Podcast’s world of sound, we introduce "Played" an interactive audio experience where you decide what’s next! We have a ton of black widow diaries just sitting and collecting dust. I thought it would be a great idea to give the male perspective to some of your favorite episodes while creating a whole new storyline. So I asked the lovely patrons on the Black Widow Patreon page what were their favorite episodes and after tallying all of the votes, we have the first three episodes of the new series: Played.

These episodes are based on the dairies Oops Oh My, Krave, and a brand new episode called “Imaginary Friend”. When Tevin meets Krave at a coffee shop, a planned sneaky link gets derailed by a text from Zaida. After a night of intense sex and unraveling emotions, Zaida is unclear on what she wants to happen between her and Tevin.What happens next, is completely up to you all!

You, the fans, get to vote each week to determine how things play out with Tevin via a link shared on patreon. You pick from a list of diaries and the writers, Mahogany and Eric Dizzy, will work them into the storyline.

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“Positively African”

We create content and curate events that celebrate African stories and heritage.

Using different mediums, from audio stories to theatre productions, we work with writers, storytellers, actors, publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, sound designers and musicians from across the continent on a range of projects with long-lasting social impact in the literary and performance space.

The Devil is in the Detail

Jacinda, a feisty domestic worker and entrepreneur, re-counts how her husband’s philandering ways land her in Counsellor Rose’s anger management class.

Maize and Beans

New to Nairobi, the city forces Diana to face her biggest fears. Meanwhile, Jacinda pushes Louis, the former spokesman for the Nairobi City Council, to take a good look at his privilege.

This City Will Swallow Us Up

As tensions between Jacinda and Louis threaten to spill into a full-blown fight, Sarah Obama, the youngest member in the class, shares her sobering perspective.

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“Project LEAP”

“On his first birthday, an infant was abandoned by the man he was named after. Now, 17 years later, he is a high school senior navigating life as he struggles with knowing something, or someone, is missing in his life.

This is his truth until a surprising revelation by his mother changes everything for his yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

This sci-fi, family drama, chronicles Junior’s journey to overcome fear, anxiety, and even time itself, all in an effort to reconnect with a stranger in a strange land and finally start to discover what it really means to be Junior.

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“Project STELLAR”

“𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘳𝘶𝘯-𝘰𝘧-𝘵𝘩𝘦-𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘏𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘺 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘢 𝘸𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘴. 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺'𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵.”⁣

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“Purple Panties”

“On the outside Maddox, Loren and Stephanie go against the grain when it comes to sex. But as relationships shift and physical needs change, can they keep up with the facade?

Follow these women on their journey as they navigate their personal and professional lives in Atlanta, where the sun isn’t the only thing that’s hot!”

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“Red Wing”

“RedWing is a superhero audio drama. By day, Jordan Redfield-Wade is a billionaire philanthropist and private investigator, but by night, he protects the people of New Ark City as RedWing, the masked vigilante. There is evil and darkness on the horizon. It's time to Unite the Guardians. RedWing is an Earth-317 Production.”

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“Safeguards”

After the death of her father, Isabel Barton becomes the President of BartWorks, which manufactures Androids and hyper-realistic prosthetics. When her estranged brother returns home to destroy the family business, she uncovers dark secrets that could change the course of human history.

Written and Produced by Ashley Briggs

Website: StanningWhileBlack.com

Listen to “Safeguards”

“Santa Baby”

*stand alone audio drama*

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but not everyone is feeling so festive. Instead of spreading holiday cheer, The Santa Serial killer has everyone in mass hysteria. Including Maya, who already has a demanding job, an emotionally unavailable husband and a needy lover begging her to start a new life together. Now this?

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“Script Out Loud”

Script Out Loud™ brings a Brooke B Productions script to life with the power of our voice. So, get ready to hear romance, drama, twists and turns as our talented cast bring these characters and scenes to life before your very ears!

NEW AUDIO DRAMA SERIES, DIRTY LAUNDRY, OUT NOW!

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“Shark Audio Drama”

“Rebuilddabox Audio Drama Presents....Shark”

Listen to Shark

“Sisterhood Sit-In the Podcast”

This is Sisterhood Sit-In: Podcast featuring Jeannine A. Cook and Minista Jazz.

Take a literary journey through time and space with The Cook Sisters as they attempt to perform the ultimate social exorcism. A true crime mystery meets magical realism experience where literature is the source code.

Reimagine your favorite stories from authors such as Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, and Octavia E. Butler in a Sisterhood SIt-In.

Listen to “Sisterhood Sit-In the Podcast”

“Small Victories”

A recently recovered drug addict tries to start her new lease on life, too bad life has it out for her. This dramatic comedy follows Marisol through the ups and downs of a week in her life.

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“Stoopkid Stories”

“Stoopkid Stories is a compilation of fun and exciting stories written by Melissa Victor. Each episode, a new character will face a new adventure and will have to overcome different obstacles dealing with their friends, family, school, and community.

These stories are perfect for children in grades 3rd and up. I hope that you will enjoy these stories and that they will be a great way for you to start conversations with the children in your life.”

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“Sumeria”

“The Earth has been destroyed. For the crew of the Exodus, the planet Sumeria may be their last hope. This action-packed serial podcast is presented in 3-D, binaural sound. This is Sumeria.”

Listen to Sumeria

“Super Ordinary”

“We all know the story of the charming underdog who gets blessed with powers beyond their control after a freak accident and spends the rest of their life fighting for the greater good of mankind. But what if those abilities came from inside you, from the very worst part of you, and there was nothing you could do to control them? What if every time you tried to help someone, things spiraled out of control, and all you did was cause more damage?

Recognized by the Austin Film Festival, Super Ordinary is the story of a girl who finds out she has super powers, only to find out that they’re connected to her debilitating panic attacks, and therefore nearly uncontrollable. This narrative podcast serves as Anika’s attempt to tell her side of the story after having already been cast as a villain in her world.”

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“Tales of the Text Podcast”

“Tales Of The Text~ "headphone drama, secrets, & plot twists" is a fun unfiltered audio fiction podcast of stories written by and for young black magic 15 - 24 years old.

Listen until the end for our "After The Text" conversation. WARNING! - contains some explicit content.”

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Listen to Tales of the Text

“The Courtship of Mona Mae”

In the 1870s, pioneers Mona Mae Christophe and Zekial Montgomery search the American West for her mother, Clara, who she was sold away from during slavery. Mona must recall a past long forgotten in order to survive, so that she can find her mother, love and create a way of life for herself.

Listen to “The Courtship of Mona Mae”

“The Declaration of Love: An Audio Drama Anthology”

“The Declaration of Love Project is an anthology of 11 short audio pieces written by North Carolina playwrights all inspired by the same writing prompt — “declaration of love.”

Co-producers Aurelia Belfield and Tamara Kissane of Artist Soapbox commissioned eleven NC playwrights to craft short audio scenes

based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.” Though the resulting original pieces span the gamut in style, setting, and content, they all spark our emotions and unleash our imagination through story and sound. Recorded remotely by local actors, the finished scenes have been lightly sound designed by David Hill, and were released to the public on Oct 27-30, 2020.”

Listen to The Declaration of Love

“The Forgiven Podcast”

“Prepare yourself for a FORGIVENESS EXPERIENCE.

The Forgiven Podcast retells Bible Scandals in a more modern setting focusing on forgiveness in a cancel culture.

This series will touch on forgiveness by dramatizing some of the most scandalous stories in the Bible accompanied by Scripture Readings, Sermonettes, Affirmations, Gospel Music, and Personal Stories of Forgiveness. Join us on the journey to remind everyone that we too can be forgiven.”

Listen to “The Forgiven Podcast”

“The Icarus Complex Podcast”

Ever wondered what goes through the mind of ‘some’ men and why we sometimes do the things we do?

Described as ‘Adrian Mole’ meets ‘Bridget Jones’, ‘The Icarus Complex’ is a love, sorry and goodbye letter to that ‘one, or those who got away’ but equally a coming of age, candid, reflective, humorous, but undoubtedly honest, heartbreaking and never before told account about the pitfalls of relationships and pride and navigating life growing up as a black male and it’s stigmas as well as bringing to light what can happen when even the most once innocent and carefree person decides to bite off more than they can chew and the devastating consequences thereafter.

Listen to “The Icarus Complex Podcast”

“The Mermaid and The Lion”

“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘦’𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺; 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘵.

𝘛𝘶𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘢𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘢𝘻𝘻𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘋𝘰 𝘜𝘴 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵.”⁣

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“The New Colossus”

“A fresh take on Anton Chekov's The Seagull. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.”

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“The Sword & The Stoner”

“The Sword & The Stoner is a modern day, stoner comedy adaptation of the King Arthur legends. Instead of a legendary King and his Court Sorcerer, 2019 ended up with an average-at-best stoner and an over-the-top reality TV magician.

Join Arthur and Merlin as they try to get stoned enough to forget their destiny, even as it comes for them with a vengeance.”

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“The Young & The Thirsty”

A semi-improvised daily comedic soap opera.

Listen to “The Young & The Thirsty”

“Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure Podcast”

“In a fantasy futuristic world, Vega Rex is employed by her government to kill off the world's worst criminals. She's never met a criminal she couldn't catch...until now.

Join Vega as she journeys through a world of bumbling apprentices, powerful technogods, and her biggest challenge yet. Hosted by Ivuoma Okoro.”

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“Visionaries Audio Drama”

“In the year 2185, the world is distinguished by two races – the Visionaries and the Dead-eye slaves. The Visionary race is the next step in human evolution. They have unique eyes which endows them with special abilities.

Humans unable to evolve are slaves to the Visionaries because of their powerless eyes. These Dead-eye slaves open rebellion against the Visionaries.”

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“Warden of the Fort Podcast”

“Show Info:

A dedicated urban park ranger going through daily life while working at several parks in NYC.”

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“Whiskey Neat Theater”

Whiskey Neat Theater. A one woman, one bottle comedy shot.

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“White Privilege Radio”

“After Black networks reject hiring light-skinned Black and Jewish reporter, Ashley Allen, ultra-conservative / ultra-racist news network, Sly News, can't tell Ashley is a woman of color. Instead of revealing the truth, Ashley decides to pass as white.”

Listen to “White Privilege Radio”

“Witchever Path”

“An interactive fiction anthology podcast, where you vote between episodes to direct our stories. Learn more at WitcheverPath.com”

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Opportunities in Audio Drama

If you have an opportunity you’d like to have posted, reach out to us!


Black Audio Drama Challenge!

Hey Fam!

Hope all is well! It's been a long time coming, but we're officially launching our Black Audio Dramas Exist Podcast in 2022!

To commemorate this awesome occasion, we've decided to host a Black Audio Dramas Exist Challenge for the month of February!

You'll have a little less than a month to complete this challenge (creating an audio drama piece) with the Black Audio Drama Creators of your choice!!

Theme: Black Love

Since both Black History Month and Valentine's Day take place in February, we thought it would be cool to do a Black Love theme. All genres welcome!!!

This theme can get as unconventionally creative as you'd like! Literally any genre!!! (Imagine a Black Love themed Sci-Fi Thriller bruuuhh lol)

Criteria:

Your submission/collaboration must include Black Creators.

Your submission cannot exceed 15 minutes.

Your submission should include a Black Love theme and/or somehow features Black Love within the storyline.

What we need from you:

submission wav file (or professional sounding mp3)

show notes

transcripts (if applicable)

cover art

We'll be sharing a Google Drive folder in early February for all submissions!

All entries must be turned in no later than Sunday, February 20th, 2022.

Episodes will be released on Monday, February 28th, 2022 via our Anchor podcast page (distribution includes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.)

Please feel free to share this challenge on your social media platforms. We'd love to make this a big thing! See attached graphix.

Please use the tags:

#blackaudiodramachallenge #blackaudiodramasexist whenever posting about the challenge!

So, who's in?!

We are so excited to share this with you and even MORE excited to hear all the amazing projects that will be created!!! Let's show up and show out!!!

Follow us on social media @blkaudiodrama on Twitter and @blackaudiodramasexist

Submit Your Submissions Here

Metaphysical Thriller Audio Drama Auditions

⭐ AUDIO DRAMA CASTING CALL⭐

Seeking amazing voice talent for a metaphysical thriller audio drama pilot.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 [7pm EST]

Send auditions to
[email protected]

Put character's name in subject of the email. Ex: Karon's Sides (Audio Drama Audition)

Link to character sides on website

🔴 Must have professional/quality recording capabilities

🔴 Must be open to explicit/adult content and themes

🔴 Must be familiar with AAVE

Pay: Deferred Payment ( It's a volunteer gig for now)

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