About The End

The End highlights an overlooked segment of audio fiction: completed stories.

Fiction podcasters are often quite good at making noise for their fiction podcasts—audiodramas, radio plays, audio fiction, or, sure, even audiobooks released in podcast form—when they launch the show. It seems the entirety of podcast marketing is obsessed with the launch, building momentum, and getting people hooked on the idea of waiting with breathless anticipation for the next episode in a podcast to drop.

Yet that misses a large segment of the population, and one I'm a member of. A portion of fans of fiction who, for whatever reason, don't like to wait. Like me, they're happy (or at least prefer) to wait until a story—or season—is complete until they listen, allowing them to listen at their discretion and on their timeline.

So that's what we focus on here at The End. Each issue highlights a combination of outstanding audio fiction—mostly in podcast form. Some shows that have recently been completed, and some serialized audio fiction programming that is soon to start a new season or series of episodes. It could be the entire story has been told. Or a season end has been reached. Whichever, those who prefer to control their own listening will know what's ready for their own personal all-they-can-eat buffet by subscribing to The End.

Learn how The End came to be
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Evo's History With Audio Fiction

I've long been fascinated with audio. I learned to produce audio with 1/4" 4 track reel-to-reel machines back in the '80s. So when I say I've cut tape, I mean it literally.

In the early '00s, I was co-hosting a talk radio radio show where our guests were science fiction authors. That now-defunct show became a podcast in October of 2004, and I started evangelizing podcasting to every author I spoke with during our interview.

In 2005, after I'd co-authored the first edition of Podcasting for Dummies, I started Podiobooks.com, an early "directory," if you will, populated by early fiction podcasts, which at the time typically meant self-recorded audiobooks distributed in podcast form. We helped several hundred authors reach brand new audiences with this edge-cast application of podcasting.

But a lot has changed since those early days, and fiction podcasts now number in the tens of thousands, and fictoin podcasts can now take their place among other forms of audio fiction, audiobooks, radio plays, audiodramas, and more.

Today I curate The End and work closely with several creators and production houses to ensure their shows are discoverable and provide an excellent listener experience.

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How The End Works With Audio Fiction Creators

While The End's primary audience is and always will be listeners of audio fiction, we work hand-in-hand with audio fiction creators in a few ways.

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Free Listing

If you create an audio fiction show and have reached the end of at least a season or the entire series, we'll list your show and share with with our readers. This form takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

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Packaging Help

I've helped over 1,000 creators package their fiction podcasts in a way that maximizes the listener experience. Before you spend any money on marketing, make sure you're show is ready for it!

Thanks to our current supporters: 

Ben Paddon
Ben Paddon
Charlotte Underwood
Charlotte Underwood
Alex C Telander
Alex C Telander
Ellen Keating
Ellen Keating
Jaz Garewal
Craig McKinnon
Jeff Gutierrez
Flloyd Kennedy
Meegan May
Joanne Phillips
Brad Hudson
Gavin Gaddis
Philip Thorne
Colin Kelly Rodriguez
Joseph Stephen Leonardo
Sarah Pace
Tom Bridges
Frederick Miller
Kier Zhou