If you’re desperate for a new genre podcasts for the new year, look further than BBC Sounds’ Murmurs. Presented as fragments of found sound (think voice notes, answer phone messages and phone calls), each episode of this anthology series is immersive and mysterious, and treads the lines between magical realism, sci-fi, fantasy and occasionally horror.
Following the success of last year’s The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 is back for more H.P. Lovecraft and true-crime-inspired podcast goodness with The Whisperer In Darkness. The new horror-thriller podcast is inspired by the Lovecraft novella of the same name, and is written and directed by Julian Simpson. It is available to stream on