40 episodes

The Program audio series is a fiction sci-fi anthology set in a future in which Money, State, and God became fused into a single entity called the Program. Each episode is a self-contained story focusing on ordinary people inhabiting this extraordinary world. Best rated episodes include "My Turing-complete life" (comedy), "Planned obsolescence" (drama), "White Algorithm's burden" (true crime), and "Killer app" (thriller).
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The Program audio series The Program audio series

    • Fiction
    • 4.3 • 174 Ratings

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The Program audio series is a fiction sci-fi anthology set in a future in which Money, State, and God became fused into a single entity called the Program. Each episode is a self-contained story focusing on ordinary people inhabiting this extraordinary world. Best rated episodes include "My Turing-complete life" (comedy), "Planned obsolescence" (drama), "White Algorithm's burden" (true crime), and "Killer app" (thriller).
Visit www.programaudioseries.com to learn more and get bonus episodes.
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    All unsaved progress will be lost

    All unsaved progress will be lost

    Rock is the best friend of man.
    Visit programaudioseries.com/32-all-unsaved-progress-will-be-lost/ for full transcript, credits, and list of references.
    Support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/programaudioseries or subscribe in Apple Podcasts. Find more ways to support the show at programaudioseries.com/support/
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Not safe for work

    Not safe for work

    The good news is that God exists. The bad news is that He's a libertarian.
    Visit programaudioseries.com/31-not-safe-for-work/ for full transcript, credits, and list of references.
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    • 28 min
    The Program Shows of Accolade: Modes of Thought in Anterran Literature, Wireland Ranch & Gospels of the Flood

    The Program Shows of Accolade: Modes of Thought in Anterran Literature, Wireland Ranch & Gospels of the Flood

    Sample three other fiction podcasts recommended by the Program. Search them by their title in your podcasting app afterwards, or check out their websites:
    Modes of Thought in Anterran Literature
    Wireland Ranch
    Gospels of the Flood
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    • 26 min
    You don't have sufficient privileges to make changes

    You don't have sufficient privileges to make changes

    Superman exists... And he's been through Guantanamo.
    Visit programaudioseries.com/30-you-dont-have-sufficient-privileges-to-make-changes/ for full transcript, credits, and list of references. Make a donation to keep the show running at programaudioseries.com/support/ or buy some merch at store.programaudioseries.com
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    • 40 min
    Infinite loop

    Infinite loop

    “The ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.” - John Allen, former president of Philadelphia Toboggan Company
    Visit programaudioseries.com/29-infinite-loop/ for full transcript, credits, and list of references. Make a donation to keep the show running at programaudioseries.com/support/ or buy some merch at store.programaudioseries.com
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    • 21 min
    Memory leak

    Memory leak

    Being admitted to a Memory Bank is a great privilege.
    Visit programaudioseries.com/28-memory-leak for full transcript, credits, and list of references. Make a donation to keep the show running at programaudioseries.com/support/ or buy some merch at store.programaudioseries.com
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Queentit ,

Ingenious concept, incredible writing; needs better acting

I often find that the actors sound like they’re reading which takes me out of the story a bit but otherwise this show is refreshing and gripping. The only fictional podcast I listen to.

Bored overlord ,

Show is amazing but I wish they’d do more episodes

The very random schedule that they come out on really sucks. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it but knowing it’s gunna be months for the next episode? That’s tough to keep me hooked.

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In decline

Initially, this was a very compelling podcast.

The basic premise gave an opportunity to create and flesh out a dystopian future with a utopian wrapper…it was very in tune with the trajectory of the modern world.

However, it seems the creators/writers have run out of ideas and have abandoned that narrative.

It’s become disjointed and seems to fall back on leftist tropes instead of strong storytelling and engaging narrative.

I’ll give it a couple more episodes to see if it can find its way back to what made it great. If not, then it’s another ‘great idea, terrible execution’ exercise.

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