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DUST

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New to DUST? Start with Season Three: CHRYSALIS, starring Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, and more!DUST is the premier destination for immersive science fiction audio stories.Previous Seasons:Season Three, CHRYSALIS: When an AI awakens after the genocide of the human race by an unknown alien species, … read more

43 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Special Episode - Music Played on the Strings of Time

November 24th, 2021

32:48

In the near future, a self-proclaimed “music bounty hunter” travels through alternate universes in hopes of finding new, unheard albums to bring back and sell in his own timeline. But today is going to be different. …

Special Episode - Behind the Hatch

November 17th, 2021

17:17

A test subject in an unconventional experiment begins to question if there is something more nefarious in the research at hand when her work begins to haunt her life outside of the lab. This is Behind the Hatch, written …

Special Episode - Beyond the Tattered Veil of the Stars

November 10th, 2021

36:45

A reporter profiling a bio-tech bigwig learns the secret project she’s been working on holds the key to ending all human suffering - sickness, …

Announcing New Episodes!

November 1st, 2021

1:00

Three brand new episodes begin next week! With original stories from some of sci-fi's most prolific writers - brought to life by Hollywood's biggest …

CHRYSALIS | Part Fourteen: Dawn

October 28th, 2020

13:47

Years have passed. The war is over. Peace has struck a tenuous balance amid the Galaxy. However, there are still questions that linger - and perhaps …

CHRYSALIS | Part Thirteen: Contact

October 26th, 2020

22:58

This is where it ends. The event horizon; the final battle. The Terran is fueled by the fading memories that drive him to wipe his enemies from the cosmos. With the codes in his memory banks and his weapons powering up, …

CHRYSALIS | Part Twelve: The Blade's Edge

October 21st, 2020

17:39

The Xunvirian Empire has fallen. The Terran’s new army arrives at the doorstep of the Republic, threatening to end the lives of hundreds of millions. The only one who can stop it? Daoket.


This episode is performed by …

CHRYSALIS | Part Eleven: Genesis

October 19th, 2020

23:03

Enraged by its losses, the Terran rebuilds, but this time without any of the safeguards he had put in place. Will he maintain his humanity? Or will he cross the line to a remorseless machine? A question that hardly …

CHRYSALIS | Part Ten: Revelation

October 14th, 2020

17:29

In the aftermath of the deadly battle, Daoket investigates the Terran’s claims that humanity was victim of genocide at the hands of the Xunvir Republic. What he discovers just may have the power to reshape the entire …

CHRYSALIS | Part Nine: Control

October 12th, 2020

20:16

Hull torn to shreds, system overloading, the Terran frantically grasps for some sort of escape plan. However, the only one he can think of will cost …

CHRYSALIS | Part Eight: Momentum

October 7th, 2020

29:52

The battle to end all battles. The only problem? The Terran never could have predicted the unification of the entire Republic. And even worse, he …

CHRYSALIS | Part Seven: Time Dilation

October 5th, 2020

17:59

After the Grand Minister of the Galactic Federal Council promotes him, Daoket turns to uncovering the mystery of the mechanical monster that spared him. Perhaps the Terran isn’t a mindless killing machine after all. …

CHRYSALIS | Part Six: Overture

September 30th, 2020

25:35

After a resounding victory on the planet Yovit, the Terran finds himself in a moral quandary. Shall he choose between the safety of self-preservation, or something entirely more dangerous…

CHRYSALIS | Part Five: Fallout

September 28th, 2020

22:19

Daoket and Nakstani arrive on the Xunvirian planet Yovit, the supposed next target of the mysterious enemy. But sooner than they could have ever …

CHRYSALIS | Part Four: The Swarm

September 23rd, 2020

17:33

As he struggles to remember his previous life, Terran remains steadfast in his crusade of vengeance. Having mastered the alien technology from a …

CHRYSALIS | Part Three: The Game

September 21st, 2020

19:10

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 …

CHRYSALIS | Part Two: Dead Space

September 16th, 2020

20:21

After successfully attacking the envoys of the Xunvir Republic, the AI realizes that his revenge will require more careful planning. Hiding among a …

CHRYSALIS | Part One: Awake

September 16th, 2020

18:21

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 …

DUST Season Three Trailer | CHRYSALIS

September 1st, 2020

1:02

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 …

Special Episode - Insurance

August 24th, 2020

21:38

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 …

Special Episode - Hard Choices

July 1st, 2020

43:22

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, …

Special Episode - Through the Eye of the Needle

June 24th, 2020

16:22

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 …

Announcement: New Episodes, Newsletter, Season 3 Announcement

June 17th, 2020

1:24

Brand new episodes return next week! Three standalone stories from our ongoing anthology "Horizons" available starting next week.

Additionally, DUST’s …

FLIGHT 008 | Terminal: Seat 35K

May 27th, 2020

24:53

Enjoy this second special release of season two's FLIGHT 008, written by Kevin J. Anderson.

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FLIGHT 008 | The Dream of a Common Language: Seat 2K

May 20th, 2020

31:55

Enjoy this special release of season two's FLIGHT 008, written by Kathleen Ann Goonan,. This never-released episode examines the future through global literacy and is performed by the incredible Rosalind Ayres.

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FLIGHT 008 | Last: Seat 42E

May 13th, 2020

23:51

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 …

FLIGHT 008 | Homecoming: Seat 29F

May 6th, 2020

22:07

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 …

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

April 29th, 2020

22:33

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 …

FLIGHT 008 | Collapse: Seat 12C

April 22nd, 2020

28:12

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. …

FLIGHT 008 | Gap Year: Seat 28K

April 15th, 2020

40:31

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.

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FLIGHT 008 | Morning Glory: Seat 42A

April 8th, 2020

16:53

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 …

FLIGHT 008 | Dido's Lament: Seat 14C

April 1st, 2020

24:35

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 …

FLIGHT 008 | Iterations: Seat 13F

March 25th, 2020

23:51

After disappearing for twenty years, Malcolm returns home and quickly discovers his life has changed in ways he could have never expected. Iterations …

FLIGHT 008 | Treatment Option: Seat 39J

March 25th, 2020

20:51

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 …

DUST Season Two Trailer | FLIGHT 008

March 18th, 2020

1:24

DUST is proud to announce a special second season, FLIGHT 008, made in partnership with XPRIZE.

Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, …

HORIZONS | Entry Seven: Just One Ship

December 31st, 2019

15:54

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry Six: A Ghost in the Machine

December 24th, 2019

15:48

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry Five: The Motivation Cure

November 13th, 2019

28:03

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry Four: Beyond Lies the Wub

November 6th, 2019

23:22

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry Three: Sanctity & Targeted Adverts

October 30th, 2019

14:48

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry Two: Pendulum

October 23rd, 2019

14:35

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 …

HORIZONS | Entry One: Genborn

October 16th, 2019

42:32

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, …

DUST Season One Trailer | Horizons

October 7th, 2019

0:58

Welcome to DUST: Horizons, an anthology of immersive science fiction audio dramas ranging from classic tales by pioneers of the genre to …

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