Best Fiction Podcasts

Best Fiction Podcasts: Top 15: Updated 2020

Podcast has risen in popularity to a great extent. The COVID-19 lockdown has also been a reason why more and more people have started switching to listening podcasts.

The variety in the genres makes it a great option for people as it has got something for everyone.

Right from kids to adults, from comedy to fiction podcasts and also horror. You can listen to whatever you like whenever you like.  

Fiction is one of the most popular categories when it comes to podcasting. There are thousands of fiction / storytelling type of podcasts and its is hard to come up with a best fiction podcasts list.

Listeners may find some more entertaining than others, but all are certainly worth listening. Some are from independent podcasters and some are from big budget studios offering a more immersive and cinematic experience.

Here is a list of some best fiction podcasts you may like.

Here is also a link to our article on 16 Podcasts to listen to during lock-down which you may like. WTF from Marc Maron is also a great podcast , you can read more about it here.

If you are new to podcasting then read all about it here , Podcasts Basics.

Best Fiction Podcasts / Storytelling Podcasts Updated 2020 list

My India life

Best Storytelling Podcasts

It is a podcast produced by BBC World service and presented by Kalki Koechlin. It is a show with real stories mostly very relevant and uplifting. It stalks about life for young people in India and issues that affect us. The topic of discussion are not limited.


Best Fiction Podcasts

It’s is a psychological thriller scripted by Gimlet Media. It has been presented in a very different format. It has been presented as a collation of various phone calls.

The Truth Podcast

A podcast by Jonathan Mitchell which consist of original stories of various genres. It’s like a movie but for your ears not your eyes. A new story is released every 2 weeks.

Bollywood is for lovers

It’s a wonderful podcast about Indian cinema but from the point of view of two Canadians. If you are looking for mockery of Indian cinema keep searching because these guys truly love Indian cinema. The hosts Matt Bowes and Erin Fraser explore Hindi movies likes never before. This is a part of Alberta Podcast Network

The seen and the unseen

This is a podcast which analyses effects of certain actions from two different perspectives. The podcast is hosted by award winning journalist Amit Varma. The host invites panelist from various disciplines who voice their opinions about the matter at hand.


Anyone who is interested in Design and Arts should listen to this. Kedar Nimkar does this podcast once a week. This podcast has great conversations with creative people who are devoted to Art and Design.

Six Minutes

As the name suggests it is a 6 minute episode that’s telecasts twice every week. The podcast is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. PRX is the nonprofit web-based platform for digital distribution, review, and licensing of radio programs. It is a story about a girl who Is rescued from ice cold waters of Alaska who has no memory of anything.

The Musafir Stories

It’s a great travel podcast that talks about travels across our beautiful exotic country INDIA. In every episode travelers share their stories about their experiences. It inspires us to travel.

Passenger list

It’s a thriller podcast about a plane gone missing. It keeps searching for the truth is each episode. Every passenger is a suspect. Anyone who likes mystery is going to love this series by PRX’s Radiotopia.

Cyrus says

An entertaining and informative podcast hosted by Cyrus Broacha. Cyrus is a very famous TV and theatre personality. His quirky style of satire has got him his own audience. The podcast encompasses politics, food and all possible things that matter.

The Tower

A young woman leaves behind her isolated, suffocating existence to climb The Tower, an abandoned relic of a forgotten age, built by a proud king who wanted to rule the sky as well as the land. It stretches up into the sky, through the smog.

The Orphans

The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama about survival in a harsh universe: castaways on a hostile world, A.I.s with unprecedented emotions, strangers who share faces, love and loss in a far-flung future. Each season explores a new vantage point in an ever-expanding and inter-connected galaxy.

Wooden overcoats

Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family’s failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time.

But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman.

It’s the Funn siblings versus handsome newcomer, Eric Chapman, as they fight to keep their businesses and maintain public opinion.


Marsfall is an emotional and immersive experience. The story belongs to the first colonists on Mars. Different episodes are told from perspective of different characters. As you go along listening to it, you get to learn about the crew and Mars itself.

The podcast asks questions about the objective truth and what it means to be human, about what happens when we try to start anew when our planet falls apart. It’s got one of best audio action scenes and great soundtracks.

Wolf 359

Wolf 359 is one of the most popular audio fiction podcasts and there is a reason to it. It’s the story of a small crew on a massive space station. While the podcast especially early episodes start off silly, it becomes something absolutely heartbreaking and stunningly beautiful.

Wolf 359 has everything a science fiction podcast needs with plenty of twists and turns to the story, powerful suspense, and character development.

It’s a true space opera with great writing and phenomenal cast.

Links to few more fiction podcast lists

List from Vulture


Happy Listening !

Welcome to your podcasting journey with quickstartpodcast team.

Below paragraphs have links to all our posts in a logical manner starting from being a podcast listener to being a podcast creator.

The podcast Listener phase :

The podcasting journey generally begins with various questions such as what is a podcast , what a podcast is used for ? how to listen to a podcast , what are the best android and iOS apps to listen to podcast .

Depending upon the things that you like you will search for fiction podcasts , educational podcasts etc. Most of the people restrict their journey in podcasting to this level. They just end up being listeners to podcasts. Some of then take the next leap of faith and decide to start their own podcast.

Podcast creator Phase :

How to start your podcast ? is the main question they are faced with . Once that you have decided to start a podcast , what should be the name of the podcast , what should be the podcast format , which podcasting niche should you chose , what should be episode titles , what are popular podcast formats and what should be mine and so on ..

What is the right equipment for creating a podcast , what are the best XLR , USB , Condenser and dynamic microphones available. Can I record my podcast in an iPHONE , What should be the polar pattern , should I use an audio interface or a mixer , do I need a POP filter . There are so many question . How much podcasting will cost me , what are different setups based on my budget.

Once you in the journey of podcasting you will need to decide how should be a great podcast intro , how to record the podcast , how to record podcast online , how to test the mic , what should be length and frequency of my podcast , how to make great sounding podcasts and finally how to make money from podcasting ? ..

Whats is a podcast host and do I need one ?? , Uploading podcasts to google podcast and Apple podcasts are also crucial steps.

The journey starts from being a podcast listener going all the way to being a great podcast creator and quickstartpodcast is there with you in all this journey.

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