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Credit for most of this list, including character identities and content warnings, goes to (the sadly now inactive) http://fakeradioshows.tumblr.com/lgbt.

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Actual Play


The Adventure Zone (Killian and Carey: Married lesbian couple, Hurley and Sloane: f/f couple, Taako and Kravitz: m/m couple, Roswell: Non-Binary, Lup: Transgender Woman, Aubrey: bisexual, Hollis: Non-Binary) WARNING: features self harm in episode 3. This podcast is sexually explicit. Child abuse is used as a joke and involves other bigoted jokes in the beginning

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... The Adventure Zone.

TAGS: queer main character, lesbian, f/f relationship, gay man, m/m relationship, nonbinary or genderqueer, trans, trans woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, queer man, queer woman,

Campaign (The One Shot Podcast) (Tryst Valentine: Pansexual, Lyntel'luroon: Bisexual) Episode descriptions include content warnings. 

The CAMPAIGN podcast is an actual play podcast where a small, consistent group of Chicago nerds get together to record role-playing games.It is hosted by Kat Kuhl. CAMPAIGN focuses on long-form or “campaign” gaming.

TAGS: bisexual or pansexual,

Carpe DM*** (Lliana: Non-Binary and Lesbian, also had two moms, Sheriff Emika: Non-Binary, Dee: Two spirit and had 2 dads, Vigil: Transgender Male and Pansexual, Marley: Non-Binary, Denny: Gay and trans, Amelia and Nina are married, Gideon Loew and Eli Fisher are dating, Namfoodle: Non-Binary, Veronica: Lesbian and trans, Marco Jacobs: Gay and trans, Felix: Gay)

CARPE DM is a Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition podcast based around friendship, found family, and awful off topic tangents. It’s a blend of classic fantasy and more modern sci-fi elements. Our three heroes, Vigil, Dee, and Lliana, must triumph over aliens, monsters, plagues, and unfriendly dice with nothing but their space RV and unbridled wits. (This is a trans-friendly podcast, run by trans people!)

TAGS: queer man, queer woman, lesbian, gay man, nonbinary or genderqueer, two-spirit, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, trans, trans man, f/f relationship, m/m relationship, enby, queer enby,

Dames & Dragons 

Dames & Dragons is a comedy D&D actual play podcast with a detailed original setting, lots of stupid jokes, a mystery or two, and some fumbling attempts at heroism. Join our cast of teen Guardians as they protect their Goddess from monsters, traps, social awkwardness, bread mold, and murderous ancient deities—among other things.

Dice Funk 

Tabletop radio drama meets gaming comedy with an anthology series that is equal parts goofy jokes and sweet sword duels.

The Dungeon Rats 

The Dungeon Rats is an interactive Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast and live stream. With every adventure we incorporate audience participation to create a vibrant game world and an open community of friends. Come play with us!

Dungeons and Lesbians***  

MJ, Fallon, Roy, Bec and Audrey have three things in common: they're lesbians, they frequently get intensely emotional about stupid fictional characters, and they just damn love tabletop RPGs. Join us as they battle the twin demons of a fictional fantasy universe, and the mere notion of recording a podcast for the first time in any of their lives, wow, they'll just let anyone do this, huh?

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian,

Friends At The Table (Hieron (Lem King: mlm and dating Emmanuel, Hella Varal: Wlw, Emmanuel Aracia La Salle: mlm, Fero Feritas: aromantic, Samot and Samothese are a married gay couple, samantine: nb, all the other gods are also queer) Counterweight (AuDy: Agender, Cassander “Cass” Timaeus Berenice Pelagios: Non-Binary (alien), Aria Joie: Bisexual/Pansexual and dating Jacqui, Mako Trig: Gay, Jacqui Green: Lesbian, Gyllian Red: Lesbian, Jace Rethal: Bisexual/Pansexual, Addax Dawn: Bisexual/Pansexual, Peace: Non-Binary (robot), Kobus: Non-Binary, Tower Chalet: Queer) (Lazer Ted: Bisexual/Pansexual, Paisley Moon: Bisexual/Pansexual, Cene Sixheart: Non-binary, Blake Bromley: Non-binary, Castille: Bisexual/Pansexual, Blake: Non-Binary, Clipper: Non-Binary, Hella: Wlw, Adaire: Wlw Samot and Samothes are a gay couple, All the Gods are also queer, Samantine: Non-Binary) WARNING: Forced child labor in Marielda, as well as body horror in later seasons

Friends at the Table is an actual play podcast about critical worldbuilding, smart characterization, and fun interaction between good friends. Find us (and a listener guide) @Friends_Table on Twitter.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, queer woman, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man, nonbinary or genderqueer, lesbian, m/m relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, bisexual or pansexual man, 

Godsfall (Xion Praeten, Pera Rivers: Gay and played by actual gay men, Phryane Tinueth: Queer, Queen Sirenna: Lesbian, Death: Mlm, the creator is also Gay, Rina Falava: Bisexual) WARNING: Involves child abuse

Godsfall is an original fantasy story told through the lens of a 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons game in a world of lost magic and dead gods known as Khalgun.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man, queer woman, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman

Join the Party (Inata: wlw, Prince Alonzo and Greg are a married gay couple)

We are a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast. That means friends creating a story together, chapter by chapter, that everyone from seasoned players to true beginners can enjoy. Where else can you get adventure, intrigue, magic, drama, and lots of high fives all in one place? Right here.

TAGS: queer woman, queer man, m/m relationship

Ladies of Darkness 

A tabletop rpg podcast starring ladies. Featuring: comedy? Updates every other week!

Legends From Astyr*** (Characters needed)

Legends from Astyr is an actual play D&D podcast, set in a custom world. It follows a modified version of the plot of Hoard of the Dragon Queen - a D&D 5e supplement book.

Tabletop Potluck (Quinn Bailey: bisexual, Besa Muerte: gay) WARNING: depictions of violence, sometimes explicit

Welcome to Tabletop Potluck, an actual play podcast showcasing and discussing the wide world of pen and paper roleplaying games. Whether you're an experienced player or a newbie, you’re welcome to sit at our table and see what we’ve brought to the potluck! 

TAGS: queer main character, bisexual or pansexual

Venture Maidens 

Venture Maidens is a real play fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast crafted by four life time gamers. Tune in as our bold heroes: Arrnodel, Kara, and Sawyeh, do battle with the forces of evil, financial destitution, and seek answers about a mysterious organization who seems to have taken a deadly interest in the Maidens.



Anthology


Glittership (Jonathon: Gay and dating Bernardo, Telsa: Asexual, Malinda and Kimberly are married. The podcast is a collection of queer sci fi short stories with a focus on representing people with complicated/less often represented identities) WARNING: Involves self harm and suicide

GlitterShip is a science fiction and fantasy podcast devoted to publishing audio versions of LGBTQ stories from authors of all backgrounds. Episodes are published twice a month.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, m/m relationship, queer woman, f/f relationship, asexual or aromantic

L.E.A.P Audio (Brice and Timmy are dating, Wyatt: Gay, Jesse: Gay, Tim: Mlm, Aaron: Gay, Tyler: Gay, Tommy: Mlm, Danny: Mlm, Mark: Gay, Titan: Gay) WARNING: Uses a racist trope. Involves homophobic parental abuse/abandonment, implied CSA and hate crimes.

Audio Books and Audio Dramas Where Gay characters are normal.

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship, gay man

The Lesbian Romantic (Alexandra Sanders: Lesbian and dating 2B, 2B: Lesbian, Lea: Lesbian and dating Emily, Samantha: Lesbian, Rebecca: Wlw, Emily Harris: Lesbian, Hannah: lesbian, Millie: lesbian, Susanne: lesbian) WARNING: There is abuse and attempted rape in the blogger story, as well as ableism. This podcast is sexually explicit.

The Lesbian Romantic is an independent podcast with lesbian romance stories. It’s basically like listening to an audiobook, but more immersive.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship

Palimpsest 

Palimpsest is a (mostly) single-voiced audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Each ten-episode season is a unique and self-contained story, exploring the spades between horror, fantasy, and psychological realism.

Smash/Cut*? (Pat and Polly are a lesbian couple, Alphonzo: Mlm, Eric: Gay)

The name Smash/Cut references a playwriting term for cutting between characters and timelines while maintaining some overarching idea. Also in film, a smash cut is an unexpected cut from one narrative or aesthetic to another. Pulling from these narrative devices, we will produce radio drama and explore new ways to create it with each episode.

TAGS: queer woman, queer man, lesbian, gay man, f/f relationship

SubverCity Transmit*** (A.N. Onymous: Wlw, Megan and Crystal are a gay couple, Ruth: Lesbian and dating Angeline, Nameless Woman: Married to another woman, Zef: Genderfluid, Chitra: Genderfluid and dating Zef, Ray Thomas: Gay, Benji: Gay) WARNING: Includes forced institutionalization in episode 3, homophobia, abuse, and suicide in Episode 5. Along with a bury your gays trope.

Three hundred and twenty feet below the city, untaxed and to the left lies an abandoned subway station where only freaks, geeks, and other misfits travel by all means of transportation, passing through on their way to parts unknown where they must work, eat, sleep and love with the 9-to-5ers from mainstream society. This is SubverCity Transmit, announcing the arrivals and  departures of what are spectacles to the commonfolk, but just your average transient residents to SubverCity—men as tall as skyscrapers who are invisible to the human eye, he who drinks from and drowns in the fountain of eternal youth, she who loves her in dark alleyways, he who become she with the click of a button, an array of beings in a variety of colours, genders, life crises, and positions. Follow us down to Platform 23, and see if the light at the end of the tunnel is really just a train speeding down the tracks.

TAGS: queer woman, queer man, lesbian, gay man, genderfluid, f/f relationship, nb relationship

Synesthesia Theatre*?  

We will be providing consistent professionally produced audio entertainment. Synesthesia Theatre will present multi-part mini serials broken up into 20-30 minute episodes, perfect for listening to during a commute, and will cover a wide span of genres. Each serial will consist of six to eight episodes, making it easy to catch up if you come into a story in the middle.



Comedy


Arden 

On December 25th, 2007, movie star and heiress Julie Capsom crashed her car into a tree in Northern California, walked into a nearby clearing, and vanished, leaving behind a male torso in her trunk. 10 years later, reporter Bea Casely and private detective Brenda Bentley are going to reopen the case. Each has a personal tie to the story. Each thinks they know what happened. And each knows the other is going to screw this whole thing up. Join Bea, Brenda, and the rest of the Good People at Wheyface Radio as they attempt to answer once and for all: what happened to Julie Capsom?

Big Data** (Abby and June are dating, Milo: Ace, Mic: Asexual and Polyromantic) (Mic’s sexuality will be confirmed in season 2) WARNING: Involves physical attacks

What if someone stole the internet? This comedy crime caper takes 100% real concepts, like the seven keys to the internet, cyber police, relay calls, photocopier black boxes, 419 scams, and more, and turn it into an anthology of nerdy crime stories tied together by a global plan to end the internet. it's a series of heists, taking place all over the world... ranging from hijacking top secret military satellites, to stealing a dude's pants. It's a story about how hacking affects our world... but without a single actual hacker anywhere to be found. Big Data is rated R for language.

TAGS: queer woman, queer man, f/f relationship, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man

The Girl Who Set Out To Seek a Living Wage* (Rachel: Lesbian, Kayla: Transgender Lesbian and married to Rachel)

Presenting, a shiny, new podcast, drawing on an older oral tradition! The Girl Who Set Out to Seek A Living Wage is a two-part fairy tale about a young woman forced to quest through retail to seek her fortune, only to find it's being hoarded by truly terrible beasts - corporate executives!

TAGS: queer woman, lesbian, trans, trans woman, f/f relationship

Junction* (Emily: Pansexual, Eve: Lesbian and in an on-off relationship with Morgan, Morgan: Queer, Abby: Questioning)

“Junction” is an LGBTQA audio webseries/audio drama (with a healthy dose of comedy) about four girls and a mystery in the desert… Disclaimer: “Junction” contains strong language and sexual references. It is not suitable for younger audiences.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, f/f relationship

Swings and Roundabouts*** (autobiographical podcast about a transgender woman that uses voice actors to reenact her experiences)

Avery Edison (the person writing this right now) is pretending that she's written software that turns her computer into a therapist. Obviously, that's not possible with today's technology, but it's a great way to have another voice on her podcast without having to surrender control to an actual human being. With the conceit that these episodes collect recordings of therapy sessions, readings of emails, and tappings of phone calls, Avery (again, that's me) is attempting to do something new and different. Hopefully along the way she (I) also makes it entertaining.

TAGS: trans, trans woman

Wooden Overcoats** (Mayor Desmond Desmond and Reverend Nigel Wavering are a gay couple) (minor characters) (Georgie: Queer) The creator of the show considers most of the characters Bisexual

Award Winning Sitcom - Start with Season 1 Episode 1 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! With their dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, the Funns are taking drastic steps to stay in the business…

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship


Drama


Crime City!***  

Thrills! Chills! A serialized monthly detective show, performed LIVE in the style of a 1950s radio drama!

Crossing Wires (The Blogger: lesbian, the con: nb, the archivist: nb)

Crossing Wires is a new podcast, told entirely through radio transmissions and broadcasts. This story is about survival, hope, and connection after the end of the world, told through the eyes of people that most apocalyptic stories leave for dead.

TAGS: queer woman, lesbian, nonbinary or genderqueer

Freed*** (Raimi is Asexual Panromantic. Ezra is Agender and Ace, Claire: Non-Binary and Lesbian, Sera: Lesbian, Erin: Transgender Woman and Lesbian, Mikhail: Pansexual) WARNING: Sera is abusive so trigger warning for abuse as well as physical attacks and drug addiction

Freed is a radio-drama podcast detailing the ramifications a worldwide pandemic has on people and the world as a whole, told through bi-weekly updates from the cozy yet abandoned mountain town of Freed. Learn more about the town's history, the fall of humanity, and how to help rebuild society. In the meantime, be safe. Be strong. Be alive.

TAGS: queer main character, asexual or aromantic, bisexual or pansexual, nonbinary or genderqueer, queer woman, lesbian, queer enby, gay enby, trans, trans woman, bisexual or pansexual man

FRUIT* (X: Questioning, Gerard: Gay, Luke: Gay, Hugo: Gay) WARNING: This podcast contains sexually explicit content, suicide and homophobic slurs

From Issa Rae, creator of Insecure on HBO, FRUIT tells the story of X as he figures out his sexuality in the alpha male world of professional football.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, gay man

The Lavender Ladies (Ruby: wlw, Hari: nb)

Welcome to The Lavender Ladies Podcast! Trying to fight against the costs of a competitive job market, Ruby Zagata moves back to her hometown to room with her childhood friend, Hari. When a party introduces her to one of the most powerful women in town, Ruby finds herself in a world of mobs, drugs, and maybe even romance.

TAGS: queer woman, nonbinary or genderqueer

Unwritten* (Elaine: aro ace, Chelsea: lesbian, Maggie: lesbian) WARNING: suicide, rape, csa/victim blaming, gaslighting, abuse apologism, forced institutionalization. Talks about resources to help with these things at the end of the episodes

Follow protagonist Elaine and her peculiar visions as she wrangles mature social issues, works to uncover a mystery, and tackles her inner demons.

TAGS: asexual or aromantic, queer woman, lesbian


Fantasy/Sci-Fi


The 12:37 

After she accidentally ends up on a time-travelling train, scientist Nora must find a way to return home.

Adventures of Mechabetty***

Just a small town girl turned giant cyborg to fight off an alien invasion.

Alba Sax, Royal Physician*?  

Farloria’s Royal Physician has her work cut out for her. As head witch and the only regular staff member at the new House of Healing, Alba’s got an endless lineup of patients and a bickering King and Queen to please. Fortunately, help is on the way. Unfortunately, that help is from Magnus, a troublesome young ex‐monk and aspiring surgeon, and Holly, an accident‐prone fairy herbalist.

Ars Paradoxica* (Sally: Asexual/Aromantic. Esther is a lesbian and is also Bridget’s ex girlfriend, Nikhil Sharma and Mateo Morales are a gay couple (minor)) WARNING: Existential talk, this podcast contains explicit depictions of violence, death, racism, and homophobia

When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.

TAGS: asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic woman, queer woman, lesbian, queer man, m/m couple

Audio Diary of a Superhero*** (Adira Collins: Lesbian/Gray-Ace, Von: Non-Binary) WARNING: mentions of rape

In the face of a smear campaign by the International Department of Superhuman Oversight, Adira Collins, aka Forge, releases her audio journal in a bimonthly podcast.

TAGS: queer woman, asexual or aromantic woman, lesbian, nonbinary or genderqueer

BCRS - Late Nights with Sonya Romain***  

A fantasy/science fiction podcast about the weirdest private college in America, hosted by one Sonya Romain, general hot mess and snarky sophomore.

The Bridge** (Etta, Bertie, and Kate: Queer) WARNING: Involves physical attacks

It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it. The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.

TAGS: queer woman

The Bright Sessions (Adam Hayes: Gay, Caleb Michaels: Questioning and dating Adam, Mark: Bisexual, Chloe: Panromantic Asexual and Polyamorous, Rose: Gay) WARNING: This podcast contains emotional abuse, manipulation, as well as explicit descriptions of dying

Therapy for the strange and unusual.

TAGS: queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, bisexual or pansexual woman, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic woman, queer woman, polyamory 

Cyber**   

A BDSM Cyberpunk Audio Drama

Diana’s Monster*? (Martin Cruise: Queer and dating Alexander, Garth Allen Gibson: Queer, Tobias: Bisexual and dating Robert, Lisa: Wlw, Alexander Carter: Gay) WARNING: Religious homophobia which takes place as parental abuse and Serophobia (fear of folks with HIV), CSA and rape, mentions of suicide and infanticide (killing an infant), cannibalism, gore, violence and graphic description of injury, body horror, existential talk, mentions of slavery, as well as an LGBT character who died in the past. contains abuse apologism

Martin Cruise investigates the disappearance of Diana Edith Harris.

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, queer woman, gay man

Eos10 (Akmazian: Gay, Osolong: Gay) WARNING: This show contains references to child slavery and drug addiction

Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who’ll help you win your bar fight.

TAGS: queer man, gay man

Epiphany: The Story of a Heartbeat* (Salus/Nitani: Wlw/Lesbian, Karatau: Culturally specific gender called Jomela and Pansexual, Kitesrati: Wlw, Aneti/Sehutani: Pansexual. Written in gender neutral pronouns. Has violence that runs from bias-induced to political, profanity in several languages, some sex, descriptions of overcoming depression/suicidal ideation

Epiphany is set in a science fiction, far-post-Earth world. It’s an epistolary work written entirely with gender-neutral pronouns (why GNP? click here), and most characters are LGBTQIA++. Thematically, Epiphany explores the cognitive ghosts that loss leaves behind and the things we do to escape them.

TAGS: queer woman, lesbian, nonbinary or genderqueer, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual enby

Extraordinary Terrestrials** (Jack Caron: Gay, Granny Joy: Lesbian, Mattie: bi/pan) WARNING: A disabled woman commits suicide, there’s spousal abuse against a disabled woman, there’s an antisemitic hate crime committed by the KKK, as well as drowning and detailed descriptions of dying/near death experiences

Extraordinary Terrestrials is a serialized fiction podcast created by Miriam Rimkunas about a supernatural bog and the creatures existing within and around it.

TAGS: queer man, queer woman, gay man, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual

The Falcon Banner* (Darien Taine is in a relationship with Elias.) WARNING: This podcast features a big age gap

Two hundred years after the fall of the Terran Empire, humans find themselves the subject race, Stagnating on their own world unable to evolve either technologically or otherwise. It is into this oppressive world, that the most unlikely of men are thrust into the roles of heroes.

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship

Don’t Worry; It’s Only The End Of The World* (Andrew: Gay and dating Henry)

A post-apocalyptic British sitcom podcast, inspired by shows like 'The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy' and the 'Fallout' games. A small band of survivors take their lives into their hands to cross a dangerous wasteland, all to complain that one woman's recycling hasn't been taken away. On the way, they'll meet everyone from the Roman gods to men in giant robotic exo-suits – and Toffee the rabbit.

TAGS: queer man, gay man, m/m relationship

The Far Meridian (Peri: wlw, Ruth: wlw, Ollie: Non-Binary and dating Lena) Content warnings provided in episode descriptions.

The Far Meridian is a piece of audio fiction, wandering the genre of magical realism. The show often deals with mental illness as well as existentialist themes.

TAGS: queer woman, nonbinary or genderqueer, nb relationship

The ghost radio project*** (Jimi Rage: aroace trans boy, Ziggy: nb aromantic pansexual and polyam, Cat: lesbian, Gremlin:bi, Bee: bi, Bobby: gay trans man, jay: gay, Glory: questioning)

Folks call them the Ghosts. And theirs are the voices of the people, of the forgotten, of the Outlands.

TAGS: trans, trans man, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man, nonbinary or genderqueer, queer enby, polyamory, queer woman, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual, gay man

Greater Boston (Gemma and Charlotte are a gay couple. Tyrell: Gay, Chuck Octagon: Gay and dating Andy, Melissa: Asexual, Dipshit Poletti: Queer and Polyamorous (minor characters)

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.

TAGS: queer woman, f/f relationship, queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic woman, polyamory

Hello From The Magic Tavern (Chunt: Bisexual, Clax: Gay, Princess Tracgea-aurelia belaroth: Lesbian, Princess Phillipa: Queer) (WARNING: contains an ableist trope as well as anti semitic jokes. Involves jokes about child death.)

Hello! I’m Arnie. I fell through a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago and found myself in a strange magical land called “Foon.” I’m still somehow getting a weak wi-fi signal from the Burger King so I host a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers. There are worlds other than our own!

TAGS: bisexual or pansexual, queer man, gay man, queer woman, lesbian

Inkwyrm** (Mella: Lesbian, Robert: Aroace, Moris: Agender, Citrine: Pansexual, Annie: Bisexual and Transgender Female, Tinashe: Wlw, Fae:nb)

Inkwyrm Magazine is an intergalactic fashion publication, bringing readers the newest looks from all over the universe. At the head of it all is Annie Inkwyrm, and directly behind her is Mella Sonder, AI caretaker and Annie’s PA. Along for the ride is an overzealous PR director, a perpetually unimpressed physician, and an AI that really needs to learn some ethics. Putting up with her boss is hard enough, but with the cutthroat fashion industry, and whatever is trying to kill everyone today, Mella and the gang have their hands full. One part sit-com, one part space opera, Inkwyrm is an audio drama for the truly fabulous.

TAGS: queer woman, lesbian, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man, nonbinary or genderqueer, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, trans, trans woman

Jarnsaxa Rising*  

In 2094, one corporation wins the battle for energy supremacy, but human costs cause global instability. When an abandoned wind farm in the Baltic shows inexplicable energy surges, two explorers find it has become sentient, and hungry. Using human pawns, Norse deities avenge ancient grudges, in this ten-part audio drama. Copyright 2015 6630 Productions.

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers (Jim Robbie: Queer, Tango: Pansexual. Charlie: Asexual. Kinghorn: Bisexual. Nico: Transgender Male and Demisexual Panromantic. Matilda and Lily are married. Rian: Non-binary and dating Pica, Falcon: Mlm, Fand: Wlw, Stop: Non-Binary, Bruce and Kinghorn used to date. Marley: Aromantic and Pansexual, Harold: Transgender Male, Vincent: Transgender Male, Daniels from Beexton: Bigender, All the scarecrows are Agender, Harley the roborobber: Non-Binary, El from the Sun cult: Genderfluid, Ginx the alien: Agender, Stuart and Leon are dating, Frey: Lesbian, martinez: married to another man) (everyone listed besides Jim, Tango, Charlie, Frey, Nico, and kinghorn are minor characters.) (The show is also ran by a queer femme person, and two of the main actors (Nico and Jim Robbie) are transmen. The writers are full of lgbt folk and so is the composer and sound editor) Note: Creators put trigger warnings before shows

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers is a bi-monthly radio drama podcast. A troupe of musicians is traveling a surreal post-apocalyptic America with their robot companion Jim Robbie, entertaining and sticking their noses where they don’t belong. The United States that the Wanderers inhabit is full of all sorts of strange and wonderful surprises, from zombies, cactus people, underwater kingdoms to vampires, messed up physics and mad scientists.

TAGS: queer main character, queer man, bisexual or pansexual, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man, trans, trans man, queer woman, f/f relationship, nonbinary or genderqueer, nb relationship, genderfluid, m/m relationship, lesbian

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services 

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Servies is an on-going fantasy audio drama about a witch’s documentation of her clients and how she deals with a mysterious saboteur who is trying to destroy her magick business. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.

Learn Podcast*** (Robert: pansexual demiromantic and a nb trans woman, Colin: nb and gay, Tiff: nb ace lesbian, Sine: nb and bi, Maggie: lesbian)

A seven year, deep space mission leads a crew of five robots on a seemingly pointless journey. But when an unexpected visitor crashes into their ship, the Mary Jane- it’s up to the crew to return their unexpected guest home. Will they be able to survive the challenges deep space provides? Even more so- each other? Follow Robert, Colin, Tiff, Sine and Maggie as they learn what their purpose truly is to the universe and to each other.

TAGS: queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, trans, trans woman, nonbinary or genderqueer, queer enby, gay enby, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic enby, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual enby, lesbian

Lifeafter* (Dr. Octavia Roth: Wlw, Orpheus: Mlm, Roth has a wife however she’s dead before the start of the show)

From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world.

TAGS: queer woman, queer man

Lost In Williamsburg*** (Caleb: Gay and dating Josh, Josh: Gay, Richard Holcombe: Gay, Olivia Bryson: Gay, John Dunhill: Gay and closeted, Thomas Jefferson: Mlm, Casey: Wlw) WARNING: This podcast takes place in colonial times and important characters talk about owning slaves, there’s also suicide in the show. This podcast is sexually explicit.

Lost in Williamsburg is a multi-generational supernatural audio podcast drama set in Williamsburg, Virginia. The story shifts between the 18th century and present day, and follows the lives of several local Williamsburgers and W&M College students as they navigate the strange and unexplained happenings that occur so frequently in our quaint little town. A bit of suspense, a bit of horror, and a bit of soap opera. Sort of like a cross between old CBS Mystery Radio Theater shows and those low-budget dramas you sometimes hear on religious radio stations.

TAGS: queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, queer woman

Love and Luck (Kane and Jason are a gay couple, kane: trans, pat: nb)

A queer, slice of life love story audio drama.

TAGS: queer man, m/m, trans, nonbinary or genderqueer

Mabel (Mabel: Lesbian, Anna: Lesbian, Lily: Bisexual, Juniper: Wlw, Sally: Wlw) WARNING: This podcast contains unreality, existential talk, suicide, and body horror

A podcast about ghosts, family secrets, strange houses, and missed connections.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman

Marscorp** (Hob: Bisexual/Pansexual, David: Bisexual/Pansexual, John Smith: Bisexual/Pansexual, Bonnie: Bisexual/Pansexual, Angelica: Bisexual/Pansexual, Dawn: Bisexual/Pansexual, Paul: Bisexual/Pansexual, Chip: Transgender woman, Tom: Asexual/Aromantic, Bernard Egg: Gay and married) (There’s more focus on the heterosexual relationships than the lgbt ones though) WARNING: Includes a predatory age gap relationship between two men, as well as minor character deaths

From the creators of The Bunker podcast - MarsCorp is a 12-part scripted comedy podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp, a terraforming colony established on the red planet in 2070.

TAGS: queer man, queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, bisexual or pansexual woman, trans, trans woman, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic man, gay man, m/m relationship

Mentally Healthy***  

Mentally Healthy ranges from fighting off actual creatures of the night to baking brownies with your boyfriend and pretty much everything inbetween. If you like mystery, slight horror, and gay content, this is a podcast for you.

New World Sonata***  

Nearly a thousand years of peace have graced life in the singularity. In the days which are lit by the Empyrean Sun, four childhood friends journey through the strata; layers of human civilization dividing the endowed and the despondent. Carrying their own secrets, quandaries, and uncertainties as they venture through the foreign and the familiar, they begin to unravel the difficult history of their society and must confront the mysteries of their precarious future - a world on the precipice.

The Nuclear Solution 

A post-apocalyptic radio show set in an underground nuclear bomb shelter.

Oakpodcast* (Holly: Graysexual and Biromantic, Oak: Pansexual, Camellia: Wlw, Holly: Agender) WARNING: discussions of suicide as well as sexual assault, tokophobia, and abusive relationships

In this alternate reality game, listeners can contribute funds and advice to help Agent Holly not only survive the streets, but also learn the truth about the deadly bioweapon she was exposed to during active duty. A Crossroad Stations production.

TAGS: queer woman, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, nonbinary or genderqueer

The Once and Future Nerd (Sir Brennen Wilemson: Gay, Arlene Redmoor and Gwen are a lesbian couple, Aerona Regan: Bisexual, Angie Fallon: Bisexual, Bowen Briarhelm: Mlm, Janice and Elsa are a married lesbian couple) WARNING: contains domestic/child abuse and rape. This podcast is also sexually explicit.

THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD is a serialized audiodrama podcast about three teenagers from modern-day Pennsylvania who find themselves trapped in a High Fantasy world full of powerful magic and feudal intrigue. Will they survive their new surroundings long enough to get back home? Will their genre-awareness be an asset or a liability? And what is it like to be a rabbit?

TAGS: queer man, gay man, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman

The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air) (Julian the Janitor: Mlm) WARNING: Involves abuse, cannibalism, and attempted suicide

Discover a wondrously surreal world of magic, music, and mystery. This immersive, cinematic audio spectacle follows the adventures of a lonely, stage-struck janitor who is drawn into the larger-than-life universe of the Orbiting Human Circus, a fantastical, wildly popular radio show broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. WNYC Studios presents a special director’s cut of this joyous, moving break from reality.

TAGS: queer man

Overkill 

After 19-year-old Aya Velasquez died mysteriously in Harding Park, no one seemed to care. At least not until a preteen medium accidentally summoned Aya herself to solve the mystery. With no memory of her death and no shortage of questions, Aya must make friends with her fellow ghosts and discover the truth behind the nation's most haunted park. Based on EVP audio recorded by M.A.A.G. (Mothers Against Aliens and Ghosts), Overkill is a comedy podcast, a murder mystery, and a love story all wrapped in one vaguely supernatural package.

The Penumbra Podcast (Juno Steel: Bisexual and Non-Binary. Peter Nureyev (Queer), Cecil Canegawa (Non-Binary) Rita: Pansexual, Julian DiMaggio: Gay and married, Valles Vicky: Lesbian and married and also Genderfluid, Ingrid Lake: Lesbian, Todd: Bisexual, Yasmin: wlw, Pilot: nonbinary, Sir Damien: Bi/Pan, Sir Caroline: Lesbian, Alessandra Strong: bi/pan and married to another woman ; In stand alone episode 6 (Chance Sequoyah: Lesbian and Non-Binary, Mary Anne Watkins: Lesbian, The creators of the show are also LGBT) WARNING: This podcast features talk of abuse and family death as well as body horror

Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play. The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we find along the tracks. And what will we find, you ask? Well… see for yourself.

TAGS: bisexual or pansexual, nonbinary or genderqueer, bisexual or pansexual enby, queer enby, queer man, bisexual or pansexual woman, queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship, genderfluid, nb relationship, bisexual or pansexual man

PleasureTown* (Dr. Josephine’s gender is described as “fluid” and eventually enters a relationship with a woman named Angie, Clayton: Lesbian) WARNING: Features the bury your gays trope, abuse, and slavery

PleasureTown is an audio drama on the WBEZ podcast network. The show explores the history of a turn-of-the-century Oklahoma town that set out to be an oasis for artists, outlaws and outcasts. Founders Claudius ‘Claude’ LeDue and Cyrus G. Hobbes envisioned a hedonistic utopia that allowed people to chase after their own happiness without judgement or shame. But, as is often the case, the pursuit of pleasure comes at a price. We are brought the story from beyond the grave by the ghosts of the town members, led by the the ornery Claudius ‘Claude’ LeDue and the intellectual Cyrus G. Hobbes, the founding members of PleasureTown. We join them as they reflect back upon the fantastic events which ultimately led to the town’s demise.

TAGS: queer woman, lesbian, genderfluid

Raising the Dead Again*** (Quincy: nonbinary and demipansexual, Rueben: transmasculine and polysexual, Keldi: gay trans boy, Heidi: questioning, Aliexo: nonbinary and demiromantic) WARNING: child abuse is a big theme

Raising the Dead Again follows a young, modern-day necromancer - a young man by the name of Quincy Bejanaro - before, during, and after making the biggest mistake of his life: resurrecting long-dead adventurers.

TAGS: nonbinary or genderqueer, queer enby, asexual or aromantic, asexual or aromantic enby, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual enby, trans, trans man, queer man, gay man

Ray Gunn & Starburst*  

A science fiction/comedy audio drama sending up the tropes and tribulations of classic Science Fiction.

Solutions to Problems 

Solutions to Problems is a fictional, Dear-Abby-style advice podcast set on a space station in some version of the future hovering over some version of Earth. Join us every other Friday for advice on work, relationships, time travel paradoxes, and the occasional brain parasite.

The Strange Case of Starship Iris (Violet Ilu: Wlw, Arkady: Wlw, Krejjh: Non-Binary and engaged to Brian, Brian: Transgender Male) WARNING: Involves existential talk, near death experiences, and gaslighting

The Strange Case of Starship Iris is a show about outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there's jokes.)

TAGS: queer woman, nonbinary or genderqueer, nb relationship, trans, trans man

Supervillian Corner* (Professor Brainfever and Time Raveller are both dating/living together. Dr. Mercury: Lesbian. Chaomancer: Gay

A short podcast covering supervillains...their lives and methods.

TAGS: queer man, gay man, queer woman, lesbian, m/m relationship

Violet Beach** (Teresa: bi, Charlotte: wlw, Sky: wlw and dating Charlotte, Benji: mlm, AJ: trans boy, Robin and Elaine are a lesbian couple)

On New Year's Day, 2018, the lives of seven friends in the town of Violet Beach, Maryland, change forever. As weird sci-fi happenings become less "fi" and more reality every day, they begin keeping record of their experiences. These are those records.

TAGS: queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, f/f relationship, trans, trans man, lesbian, f/f relationship

Welcome To Night Vale (Cecil Palmer and Carlos The Scientist are a married gay couple. Sam The Sherrif is Non-Binary. Maureen: wlw, is in some sort of relationship with Michelle but they don’t like labels. Alicia: Non-Binary who is also dating Doug, Kevin: Mlm, Basmia Bashara: Lesbian, Joahnna: wlw, Josh Crayton: Bisexual) WARNING: Unreality, existential talk, and body horror

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. 

TAGS: queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, nonbinary or genderqueer, f/f relationship, nb relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man

Wolf 359* (Fisher: dating another man, Daniel Jacobi: mlm) WARNING: violent misogynoir at the end of season three

WOLF 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Set on board the U.S.S. Hephaestus space station, the dysfunctional crew deals with daily life-or-death emergencies, while searching for signs of alien life and discovering there might be more to their mission than they thought. Tune into your home away from home... seven and a half light years away from Earth... 

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship


Horror


Alice Isn’t Dead* (Keisha: Lesbian, Alice: Lesbian, Keisha and Alice are married to each other, Laurel: Wlw) WARNING: Involves gore and unreality as well as physical attacks

A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

TAGS: queer main character, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship

The Blood Crow Stories (Max: Bisexual and Polyamorous. Is dating Chris and Amelia, Dara: Bisexual, Barry: Bisexual, Mary: Lesbian, Cindy: Lesbian and dating Mary, Leo: Asexual) WARNING: This podcast contains domestic abuse and gory violence, explicit discussions of child abuse, drowning, animal abuse/death, everyone in the first season dies horribly and brutally, says that ppl who listen to the podcast will die too

The Blood Crow Stories is an anthology series of horror stories. Our first season highlights the story of the S.S. Utopia, a cruise ship in the early 1900's. Modern-day college student, Max, begins to do his thesis on the audio diaries of the passengers on the ship. What he didn't know were the horrors that were waiting for him among the tapes, and why the ship sank so mysteriously almost 100 years ago.

TAGS: bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, polyamory, queer woman, lesbian, f/f relationship, asexual or aromantic

Death by Dying 

Death by Dying is a dark comedy audio drama that serves as the obituary column for the charming town of Crestfall, Idaho. The Obituary Writer finds himself deeply in over his head as he investigates a series of strange and mysterious deaths... when he is supposed to simply be writing obituaries. Along the way he encounters murderous farmers, man-eating cats, haunted bicycles, and a healthy dose of ominous shadows.

The Line*  

A troubled girl is caught in the war between Heaven and Hell, and learns she is humanity’s only chance at survival. A serialized, full-cast fantasy audio drama. We have voluntarily self-rated this production as R. Mature subject matter. Listener discretion is advised.

The Magnus Archives (Tim: Bisexual, Antonio is dating Gram) WARNING: lots of unsettling horror themes, a big reocurring one is body horror involving bugs

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join new head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team. Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

TAGS: queer man, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, m/m relationship

Misadventure By Death*? (Neil: pansexual, Finn: nonbinary and polyamorous, Sam: mlm, Gabe: mlm)

Armed with nothing but his trusty recorder and a few dozen flashlights, Neil Hastbury-Rue takes up the mantle of groundskeeper at the definitely haunted, recently opened Harrison Shaw Manor Museum in the middle of the Virginian Appalachian mountains. Easy-peasy…right? Perhaps not. As Neil attempts to settle into his new home, he finds himself having to combat with supernatural shenanigans, a few less than savory fellow staff members, and good old Southern charm. What could possibly go wrong?

TAGS: queer man, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man, nonbinary or genderqueer, polyamory

The Polybius Conspiracy* (Ruebin: gay, Mark: gay)

The Polybius Conspiracy is a seven-part series, originally heard on Showcase, which tells the complex story of two men united by a decades-old urban legend. Polybius, a mysterious arcade game from the '80s whose alleged existence in the Pacific Northwest is fueled by myth and an obsessive online fan base, and which may have factored in the abduction of two teenage boys. Told as a hybrid documentary/fictional story, the series is an artful meditation on how urban legends take hold and spread, and an exploration into how we consume and perpetuate information in the internet age.

TAGS: queer man, gay man

Return Home (Buddy Nutters: Mlm and dating DW, DW: Bisexual/Pansexual)

Return Home is a serialized comedy/horror story that follows Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they unravel the mysteries of Melancholy Falls. Isn't time for you to return home?

TAGS: queer man, m/m relationship, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual man

Sable* (Null: Pansexual, Sable: Bisexual/Pansexual, Esmeralda: Bisexual/Pansexual and is in a polyamorous relationship with Joe and Sable, Bruno Decklin: Gay and married, Serena: Lesbian and married, Rebecca: Lesbian and married, Samuel O'hare: Gay, the writer is also Pansexual. ) WARNING: Sable is a horror podcast, people get hurt or die, but not for the Bury your Gays trope. Contains existential talk.

Vengeful gods, gigantic, terrifying crows, and an infinite amount of worlds all veering towards destruction. All of this and more awaits you in the tale of Sable. A singular narrative tale written and performed by Lane Lloyd, Sable takes you through a universe where everything is falling to pieces, and only a few unfortunate souls can truly try and piece the shattered pieces together. Sable contains copious amounts of gore, violence, and suggestive language. It is intended for mature audiences only.

TAGS: queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, polyamory, queer man, gay man, m/m relationship, lesbian, f/f relationship

Spines** (Wren: Bisexual/Pansexual, Jose: Genderfluid, Shan: Non-Binary and dating Wren, Aisha: Wlw and was dating someone who Wren gave the fake name Valentine, Winrey: Bisexual/Pansexual and used to date Tasha,) WARNING: Horror/body horror and descriptions of violence, an lgbt character does die but not for the trope

One day, Wren wakes up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. SPINES is a production of ZoomDoom Stories.

TAGS: bisexual or pansexual, genderfluid, nonbinary or genderqueer, nb relationship, queer woman, bisexual or pansexual woman

Superstition  

Superstition is a southwestern gothic mystery audio drama about a private eye, a bartender, a cop, a missing girl, an old mystery and one very spooky town in Arizona.

Under Pressure* (Sidney Peterson: Non-Binary, Jaimie: lesbian, Mona: lesbian, Phaedra:Bisexual/Pansexual)

In the wake of personal tragedy, Dr Jamie MacMillan-Barrie forgoes a future in academia is favor of an uncertain future in the form of an humanities residency aboard the Amphitrite, a deep-sea stationary research facility. On the Amphitrite, Dr MacMillan-Barrie tries to come to terms with her circumstance while facing her antipathetic hard-sciences colleagues, an unending series of minor crises both the personal and professional realm, and an increasingly hostile ocean above.

TAGS: nonbinary or genderqueer, queer woman, lesbian, bisexual or pansexual

Within The Wires (Hester: Wlw, Oleta: Wlw, Roimata: bi/pan and polyam, Claudia: bi/pan and polyam and used to date roimata and pavel, Pavel: bi/pan) WARNING: there is medical abuse/forced institutionalization as well as body horror. As well as unreality and dissociation.

Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Each season is its own story, with different narrators and timelines, but they do overlap.

TAGS: queer woman, bisexual or pansexual, bisexual or pansexual woman, polyamory



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***Dropped

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