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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.

35 Episodes
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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 Corey Hawkins, Toni Collette, Chris Diamantopoulos, Eric Satterberg, and 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.
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 matters if it can’t recreate its army before the enemy pinpoints its location... This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf and Amy Argyle. 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.
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 conflict. This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins and Lance Reddick. 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.
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 him almost everything. 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.
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 never could have anticipated the destructive power of their secret weapon. This episode is performed by Matthew Wolf and Eric Satterberg. 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.
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. However, that might change if Daoket cannot stop the Council from using their secret weapon... This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Dominic Rains, Amy Argyle, and Jen Christopher. 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.
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… This episode is performed by Corey Hawkins, Matthew Wolf, and Amy Argyle. 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.
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 and Macklen Makhloghi, and executive produced by Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 information.
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 Corey Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 Hawkins.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.
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 privacy and opt-out information.
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.
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.
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.
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/listenFor weekly short films, Subscribe to DUST on YouTube.com/WatchDUST  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.
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.
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.
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Aaron Britton

This episode was a tear jerker.

Oct 23rd
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Parikshit Tomer

loved it

Oct 21st
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Tony Zac

@17:22 aaaaaahahaha. I felt the chill for him too.

Oct 21st
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Oscar Obians

This is insane!! Can't wait to.hear the next episode

Oct 16th
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Tiffanie Roe

one of my absolute favorite audio fiction podcasts!

Oct 15th
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Tony Zac

15:17 - 15:32 ddaaaaaaaaayum. That sinked deep.

Oct 14th
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Coltain Ward

This cliff hanger! I can't wait for more! I'm already on my fourth listen thru on the current episodes!

Oct 14th
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Tony Zac

"Detonate" 😳😳😳😳😳☠️☠️☠️ Aka, 'Checkmate'

Oct 12th
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Curtis Miles

This episode, this season and this entire show is SO FUCKING GOOD!!!

Oct 12th
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Tony Valle

OMG that episode was so amazing I just want to give my applause to the amazing voice actor and the crew thank you

Oct 12th
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slygirlswagg -

wow i finally get it ...point of veiw is interesting huh?

Oct 10th
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Aaron Britton

This Podcast has a great variety of immersive episodes with great writing and some nice twists as well.

Oct 10th
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Lydia Barlow

I hope he survives.

Oct 10th
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Curtis Miles

Nooooooooo!!! 😟

Oct 7th
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tank man

dammmmm. my brother zavalla telling this tale like a true Titan

Oct 6th
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tank man

honestly I'm not surprised everything turns out shitty for the fucking straight people and then whenever it comes for a story that strictly LGBT no disrespect but everything turns out fucking awesome yeah not surprised Good job a-cast fucking stupid Good story and everything but it just always the same narrative gets kind of old

Oct 4th
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Raj Blueheart

My heart was pounding so hard and I was holding my breath all through this episode! I'm surprised I didn't pass out! Brilliant, simply brilliant! Beautifully narrated and superb sound effects! ❤️💕😎

Oct 3rd
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slygirlswagg -

Yessss!! Dust is back with this one! ♡♡♡ Let's go!!!!

Oct 1st
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Bqueasy

Just doing a real listen to all the series awaiting new content. I forgot how absolutely devastating this story was.. first time I walked through the woods crying like an inconsolable widow.

Sep 30th
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Tony Zac

@17:29-17:33 *thhummm!* "The advantage was mine". 😂😂😂 ooooooooooh! Yes! let's do this..... loving this season. Awesome job guys!

Sep 29th
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