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

Season Three arrives this summer: the epic full story of CHRYSALIS.

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.

23 Episodes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 premieres March 25th. The future has arrived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comments (154)


Is this "Dust" the same topic that appears in Phillip Pullman novels??

Aug 3rd

Lydia Barlow


Jul 30th

Lydia Barlow

I hope they do more of the Flight 008 stories

Jul 30th
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Didn't finish it. Why is Christianity continually used to portray negative points. Been flogged to death previously. 😴

Jul 23rd

Tony Valle

beautiful can't stop re-listening to this one

Jul 19th
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Tony Valle

there's no words to describe how amazing that story was you had me speechless

Jul 19th
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Just wow. What a powerful story and great storytelling. I was really emotional while listening to it. Thanks for such an exemplary podcast. Hard Choices is perhaps the best story I ever listened on the podcast

Jul 18th
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Chris Palmer

Not only is this a beautiful story, but the captain has the most gorgeous and emotive voice. My favourite story so far.

Jul 10th

Angel Benjamin


Jul 9th

Bunker Weiss

Man this Carabott guy has come up with straight gold. I loved Flight 008, but these three have taken the mantle for me.

Jul 8th
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Iain Crawford

Absolutely compelling story - On so many levels - Emotionally gripping with serious themes

Jul 8th

Thomas Blackburn

How is it that YouTube channel can have so many bad, or so so stories uploaded over and over; but but one episode away from starting season 3, and I cannot think of one single bad performance in the podcast? please, keep 'em coming.

Jul 6th
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Scott Shake


Jul 4th

Keanu Maui Gevero

I give this 2 full chef's kisses mwuah. What a fantastic piece of work.

Jul 3rd
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Matthew Lee

I've been listening to podcasts for over 4 years now but nothing has been so gripping, powerful, and deeply emotional as this story. thank you so much for this beautiful masterpiece.

Jul 2nd
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Luis Albornoz

This is the best one yet!

Jul 1st
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Freeman Fields

this is bay far ONE of the BEST stories I've heard here

Jul 1st
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Raj Blueheart

This is so beautiful and moving! ❤️❤️❤️

Jun 24th
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slygirlswagg -

Yes im not enjoying this at all. And I loved Dust last season. This story itself is silly no customs coming from Japan??? She didn't realize at all she was in the future lol 😂

Jun 15th
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Dan Baker

Flight 008 series is not very compelling. Nothing I could recommend to anyone.

Jun 13th
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