Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction "Audio fiction is a form of performance for fiction. You have a story that you want to tell and sometimes you do that with one voice or many voices with sound design or music," podcast critic Elena Fernández Collins told us.

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Lost In The World Of Audio Fiction

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Audio fiction is experiencing something of a revolution here in the U.S.

It's an art form that goes back to the very start of radio — and it's back, with major companies pouring big money into audio dramas.

But what's driving this resurgence? And what caused audio dramas to fall out of favor until smartphones and podcasts brought them back?

To answer these questions, we spoke with David Rheinstrom, the host of the "Radio Drama Revival" podcast; Elena Fernández Collins, a podcast critic and journalist; James Kim, the creator and producer of the audio drama podcast "Moonface;" and Lisette Alvarez, the creator and producer of the audio fiction podcast "Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services."

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