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More goosebump worthy audio pieces/ podcasts like the one below?
June 15, 2013 9:13 AM   Subscribe

I recently heard this obscure piece and was blown away. What other similar audio work can you recommend? Poetry/short story read well with tight ambient sound effects? Are there any websites that aggregate those types of work?

I know that This American Life/Radiolab often have similar audio experiences but they are often much shorter and get lost in the whole episode. I would love me some more 20 minute+ (an hour perhaps?) of artsy/ serious fiction audio creations.
posted by Sentus to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
My best recommendation is grey-level in terms of legality, but I've found dozens of the pieces you describe by hanging out at this place. Like all such communities, it binds you to a certain level of reciprocity in seeding/uploading as much as you download, but it's a near-constant supply of these sorts of things. I particularly recommend the Drama: Horror and Supernatural category.
posted by mykescipark at 10:04 AM on June 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


You might appreciate the work of Joe Frank.
posted by werkzeuger at 10:52 AM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


You Are Listening To comes to mind, most especially the Deep Thought mix. Not poetry, but certainly engaging readings over and under ambient work. I should also mention that the site now offers a "build your own" mix, although one stream is limited to police scanner inputs.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 12:54 PM on June 15, 2013


The full story readings at The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast are rather lovely.
posted by Artw at 3:19 PM on June 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Welcome to Night Vale (previously discussed on MeFi) is a twice-monthly podcast presented as a community radio show from a small town where sinister government conspiracies and supernatural horrors are mundane facts of life. It's more funny than serious, but it's often legitimately spooky and sometimes even quite moving. And it has an excellent ambient soundtrack.
posted by Zozo at 12:49 PM on June 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


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