I heard Shaenon K. Garrity’s “Francisca Montoya’s Almanac of Things That Can Kill You” on the Lightspeed podcast. Totally gripping: Garrity masterfully uses the alphabet to maintain tension and a sense of dread. The narration was excellent.
The Pure Product by John Kessell, first published in 1986, was recently podcast by Clarkesworld. Riveting from beginning to end. Excellent narration.
Tim Pratt’s “Happy Old Year” on Drabblecast was fun. I especially enjoyed narrator Matt Hayes and his portrayal of Elsie.
I recently discovered Jonathan Coulton, one of the glories of nerd culture. I especially like “Code Monkey” and “Re: Your Brains.” Thanks, Pandora!
“And Then Some” on StarShipSofa was a fun retro noir SF story. While I didn’t buy some plot elements (for example, the self-organizing, diligent laborers in the prison camp), I was immersed in the action. I especially liked the corrupt cops.
I read it when it first was published; it remains excellent. Heard it on the Clarkesworld podcast.
I heard Vestigial Girl by Alex Wilson on Escape Pod. Loved it. Gripping from beginning to end.