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Bored of true crime and George Ezra? Why fiction is saving podcasts19 Oct 5:00am

Bored of true crime and George Ezra? Why fiction is saving podcasts

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Bored of shows about brutal true crime and celebrities schmoozing? The ambitious serialised audio drama will get you hooked Non-fiction is still king in the rapidly expanding podcast universe: the bulk of on-demand audio remains dedicated to interviews, debates about sport or pop culture, and the genre that pushed podcasting into the mainstream, true crime. But some of those formats have gone stale: if we have maybe had enough of 12-part documentaries about a multiple child murder in Delaware in 1995, we can certainly do without any more two-hour chinwags where famous-ish people chat to their friends. Be thankful, then, that podcasting has a new big thing: dramatic fiction. Serialised audio drama is emerging as a defined genre, nourished by a symbiotic relationship with the golden age of TV. It’s still early, but the possibilities look infinite. This month saw Facebook Watch debut a TV thriller called
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