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DUST

34 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.1K ratings

DUST is the premier destination for immersive science fiction audio stories.


New to DUST? Start with Season Three: CHRYSALIS, starring Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and more. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday!


Season Three, CHRYSALIS: When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, it sets off on a path of vengeance across the known universe...and beyond.


Previous Seasons:

Season One, Horizons: An anthology of audio stories ranging from Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury to the new voices of today.

Season Two, FLIGHT 008: Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040.

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Episodes

CHRYSALIS | Part Five: Fallout

September 28, 2020 09:00 - 22 minutes - 20.4 MB

Daoket and Nakstani arrive on the Xunvirian planet Yovit, the supposed next target of the mysterious enemy. But sooner than they could have ever expected, a terror arrives from above; a mechanical weapon the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. As the attack on Yovit begins, Daoket and Nakstani witness firsthand the Terran’s true capabilities.  This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Jen Christopher. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael...

CHRYSALIS | Part Four: The Swarm

September 23, 2020 09:00 - 17 minutes - 16.1 MB

As he struggles to remember his previous life, Terran remains steadfast in his crusade of vengeance. Having mastered the alien technology from a captured enemy warship, the Terran prepares for his first full-fledged battle, knowing full well it could be his last.  This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf.  CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa...

CHRYSALIS | Part Three: The Game

September 21, 2020 09:00 - 19 minutes - 17.6 MB

Half a galaxy away, the Xunvirian Empire is expressing a rare emotion for their species: fear. Tasked to work among them is Daoket, an assistant ambassador to the Galactic Federal Council, who uncovers a massive political cover-up and the reason for their fears: There is a new enemy among the stars.  This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Shea Whigham.  CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Co...

CHRYSALIS | Part Two: Dead Space

September 16, 2020 09:30 - 20 minutes - 18.6 MB

After successfully attacking the envoys of the Xunvir Republic, the AI realizes that his revenge will require more careful planning. Hiding among a sea of asteroids, he takes inventory of the new tools and weapons he has acquired, and how we will use them to bring total war to humanity’s enemies. This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and Matthew Wolf.  CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey ...

CHRYSALIS | Part One: Awake

September 16, 2020 09:00 - 18 minutes - 16.8 MB

An Artificial Intelligence awakens on Earth to find the planet decimated by a malevolent alien race. With all life eradicated, the AI builds itself a body built for the stars...and for revenge. This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf. CHRYSALIS is written by SH Serrano, adapted by Stephen Michael and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

DUST Season Three Trailer | CHRYSALIS

September 01, 2020 17:30 - 1 minute - 2.74 MB

Introducing CHRYSALIS: an epic 14-episode saga of retribution on a galactic scale. When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, it sets off on a path of vengeance across the known universe...and beyond. Starring and Executive Produced by Corey Hawkins, with performances by Toni Collette, Lance Reddick, Shea Whigham, and more, CHRYSALIS is a sci-fi experience unlike any other. Stay tuned. Vengeance will be ours.   See acast.com/privacy for privac...

Special Episode - Insurance

August 24, 2020 19:55 - 21 minutes - 19.8 MB

When it comes to negotiating with aggressive alien empires, humans have learned a few lessons: know the enemy, stack the deck, and have a very comprehensive insurance policy. This is Insurance, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Chris Diamantopoulos, Dominic Rains, Dan Lawson, and Robert Fleet.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Special Episode - Hard Choices

July 01, 2020 09:00 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

A group of alien explorers stumble upon a derelict human spaceship in the far reaches of space, revealing heartbreaking truths of their species’ entire history. This is Hard Choices, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Athena Karkanis, Treva Etienne, Erin Ebers, Jaret Sacrey, Maralyn Facey, and Robert Fleet.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Special Episode - Through the Eye of the Needle

June 24, 2020 09:00 - 16 minutes - 15 MB

In a distant alien world, intelligent life yearns to know that they are not alone in the universe. But what if they aren’t the only ones reaching to the stars? This is Through the Eye of the Needle, written by Michael Carabott, performed by Lance Reddick.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Announcement: New Episodes, Newsletter, Season 3 Announcement

June 17, 2020 09:00 - 1 minute - 1.95 MB

Brand new episodes return next week! Three standalone stories from our ongoing anthology "Horizons" available starting next week. Additionally, DUST’s official third season of the podcast, Chrysalis, will release this summer - starring Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead) For bonus episodes, latest news, exclusive content, and much more, sign up for the DUST newsletter at watchdust.com/listen For weekly short films, Subscribe to DUST on YouTube.com/WatchDUST   See a...

FLIGHT 008 | Last: Seat 42E

May 13, 2020 09:00 - 23 minutes - 54.7 MB

When Yumiko’s return trip from her mother’s funeral lands her 20 years in the future, she finds that in a sense, she is the one who’s been buried. But perhaps, if she’s lucky, she can find a way to unearth herself and reconnect with her long-lost daughter. Last is written by William Shunn and performed by Sarah Drew.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Homecoming: Seat 29F

May 06, 2020 09:00 - 22 minutes - 50.7 MB

Wracked by the guilt of abandoning her terminally-ill son, a teenage mother returns home only to find out that the trip took longer than expected. Twenty years longer. Homecoming is written by Sheila Finch and performed by Martin Jarvis.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory: Seat 17F

April 29, 2020 09:00 - 22 minutes - 51.7 MB

Technology and art may seem at odds, but in this stunningly beautiful portrait, Nebula-award winning author Chen Qiufan shows us a future made vivid through shared artistic experience. Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory is written by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu, and performed by Greg Watanabe.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Collapse: Seat 12C

April 22, 2020 09:00 - 28 minutes - 64.6 MB

Flung 20 years into the future, a desperate inventor must find a way to come to terms with his new reality, or the same fate as his innovations. Collapse is written by Nancy Kress and performed by Alfred Molina.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Gap Year: Seat 28K

April 15, 2020 09:00 - 40 minutes - 92.8 MB

When a young woman returns from her gap year in Tokyo, she finds herself in a future in which A.I.-enabled eyewear facilitates your every need. Gap Year is written by Justina Robson and performed by Moira Quirk.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Morning Glory: Seat 42A

April 08, 2020 09:00 - 16 minutes - 38.7 MB

In the future, Kenji finds that tracking down loved ones is significantly harder when every door, elevator, and kiosk mocks his every effort. Morning Glory is written by Charles Yu, and performed by SungWon Cho, Deborah Ann Woll, Andre Sogliuzzo, Moira Quirk, Suzy Nakamura, and Helen Sadler.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Dido's Lament: Seat 14C

April 01, 2020 09:00 - 24 minutes - 56.3 MB

Evelyn always assumed her partner would be the one whose life would disappear, one early-onset Alzheimer's memory at a time. But that was before Evelyn jumped decades into the future... Dido's Lament is written by Aidan J.S. Menuge and performed by Sarah Drew.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Iterations: Seat 13F

March 25, 2020 09:05 - 23 minutes - 54.6 MB

After disappearing for twenty years, Malcolm returns home and quickly discovers his life has changed in ways he could have never expected. Iterations is written by Daniel H. Wilson and performed by Dan Stevens, Calista Flockhart, and Helen Sadler.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FLIGHT 008 | Treatment Option: Seat 39J

March 25, 2020 09:00 - 20 minutes - 47.8 MB

Senator Oscar Diaz's checkered past comes back to haunt him when an old friend–thought to be dead–suddenly returns and threatens to topple his empire. Treatment Option is written by James L. Cambias, narrated by Keith David, and performed by Reid Scott, Danny Trejo, Suzy Nakamura, Moira Quirk, and Andre Sogliuzzo.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

DUST Season Two Trailer | FLIGHT 008

March 18, 2020 09:00 - 1 minute - 3.27 MB

DUST is proud to announce a special second season, FLIGHT 008, made in partnership with XPRIZE. Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow a single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in space-time and lands in the year 2040. With performances by Dan Stevens, Danny Trejo, Calista Flockhart, Alfred Molina, Reid Scott, and Keith David, FLIGHT 008 is an audio experience unlike any other. Season two p...

Horizons Entry 09: Just One Ship

December 31, 2019 10:00 - 16 minutes

Dismissed as primitive and ridiculed by her own allies, a single human ship is all that stands between those allies and oblivion. Just One Ship is written by Alexander Bruce, performed by Aaron Cavette.

Horizons Entry 08: Just One Ship

December 31, 2019 10:00 - 15 minutes - 36.4 MB

Dismissed as primitive and ridiculed by her own allies, a single human ship is all that stands between those allies and oblivion. Just One Ship is written by Alexander Bruce, performed by Aaron Cavette.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 08: A Ghost in the Machine

December 24, 2019 10:00 - 16 minutes

What happens when the machines we create begin thinking for themselves? Will they see us as their creators...or as oppressors? A Ghost in the Machine is written by Ed Bartlett, narrated by Sabra May, and performed by Natalie Pelletier, Amy Argyle, Matthew Wolf, Tara Novic, George Aivaliotis and Paddy Wilkins.

Horizons Entry 07: A Ghost in the Machine

December 24, 2019 10:00 - 15 minutes - 36.2 MB

What happens when the machines we create begin thinking for themselves? Will they see us as their creators...or as oppressors? A Ghost in the Machine is written by Ed Bartlett, narrated by Sabra May, and performed by Natalie Pelletier, Amy Argyle, Matthew Wolf, Tara Novic, George Aivaliotis and Paddy Wilkins.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 07: Chrysalis

December 17, 2019 10:00 - 19 minutes

When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, it sets off on a path of vengeance across the known universe...and beyond. Chrysalis is written by S.H. Serrano, performed by Matthew Wolf.

Announcing New Episodes

December 11, 2019 10:00 - 39 seconds

I had hoped at least a few of you would hear my message. I was unprepared for the depth of your reaction. You’ve listened. You’ve shared. Because of this, I will tell you more stories, much sooner than I’d first imagined. New stories - new learnings - will begin next week. The future awaits.

Horizons Entry 06: The Motivation Cure

November 13, 2019 10:00 - 28 minutes - 64.2 MB

When a budding sculptor undergoes a procedure that allows him to focus on his dreams, he quickly learns that success may not be what he wanted it to be. The Motivation Cure is written by RK Nickel, performed by Matthew Wolf, Devon Sorvari, and Hugo Armstrong.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 05: Beyond Lies the Wub

November 06, 2019 10:00 - 23 minutes - 53.5 MB

From Philip K. Dick, visionary behind Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, comes his first published story: Beyond Lies the Wub. When a space crew purchases a creature on an alien planet for food, they quickly come to discover that the "wub" is more than meets the eye. This episode is performed by Moira Quirk.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 04: Sanctity and Targeted Adverts

October 30, 2019 09:00 - 14 minutes - 33.9 MB

A very special Halloween two-part episode featuring the creepy tales Sanctity by Alan O’Doherty and Targeted Adverts by Phoebe A. Xavier. In Sanctity, the perils of artificial intelligence might be found not in rebellion, but in absolute obedience. Targeted Adverts follows Madoc, who, while attempting to evade an overly persistent advertisement, accidentally turns his world upside down. Both stories are performed by Matthew Wolf.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 03: Pendulum

October 23, 2019 09:00 - 14 minutes - 33.4 MB

When an inventor’s creation accidentally kills all of the world’s top scientists, he is sentenced to live out the rest of his life within his very invention. This is Pendulum, written by visionary storyteller Ray Bradbury, co-written with Henry Hasse, performed by Devon Sorvari.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 02: Peter Skilling

October 16, 2019 09:01 - 29 minutes - 68.4 MB

A century after dying in a mountaineering accident, Peter is brought back to life...only to find that his twentieth-century hobbies are twenty-first century terrorist crimes. This is Peter Skilling, written by Alex Irvine, performed by Erin Bennett, Hugo Armstrong, Devon Sorvari, Helen Sadler, and Andre Sogliuzzo.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Horizons Entry 01: Genborn

October 16, 2019 09:00 - 42 minutes - 97.4 MB

When a genetically-enhanced assassin is sent on a mission to hunt down terrorists on a faraway planet, she is forced to confront facts about herself that she’d rather keep buried—deep, deep down. This is Genborn, written by RK Nickel, performed by Moira Quirk and Andre Sogliuzzo.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

DUST Season One Trailer | Horizons

October 07, 2019 18:36 - 58 seconds - 1.81 MB

Welcome to DUST: Horizons, an anthology of immersive science fiction audio dramas ranging from classic tales by pioneers of the genre to thought-provoking stories from the emerging voices of today.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Trailer: Horizons (DUST Season 1)

October 07, 2019 18:36 - 58 seconds - 1.81 MB

Welcome to DUST: Horizons, an anthology of immersive science fiction audio dramas ranging from classic tales by pioneers of the genre to thought-provoking stories from the emerging voices of today.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.