Podcasts for Readers #18: Death By Dying

Oh it has been quite a while hasn’t it? I kinda forgot these past few months, about this series 😅

Death by Dying

Episodes: 5 (~30 min each) + 3 bonus episodes
Status: on hiatus
Genres: urban fantasy, comedy
Is it gay? no
Ships? no romance
Short take? The Obituary Writer of Crestfall, Idaho 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.
Warnings: content and trigger warnings listed in episode description

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It is set in the fictional town of Crestfall, Ohio, where an obituary writer narrates all this. There are supernatural elements in the town like the Angel of Death making an appearance, a sentinent bicycle, and is in turns sweet, humorous and also heartbreaking. It is like Pushing Daisies in Night Vale, if you want a comparison


The Obituary writer is narrating it as he writes about the life of the person but it is not a single person narration; dialogues are spoken by other characters’ voice actors. There are gothic noir tones in his story, but his voice tone is more like cheerful so, yeah, it is an interesting experience.

Voice acting/Sound effects

It is fantastically produced, and while it is mostly a narration, it has plentiful sound effects in the background to suggest the scene and stuff. So it is like a voiceover over a dramatization sort of narration?

Extra content

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