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At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with. These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.") The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast). You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert


    • Apr 1, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 145 EPISODES

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    "Holiday" Special: Juno Steel and the April Fool

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2023 23:33


    You can find tickets for our May 27th live show, "Juno Steel and the Things We Buried," at  https://www.crystalballroomboston.com/events/the-penumbra-podcast-live/(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of OperationsMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attributions:South Texas Cowboy Blues by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/texasradiofish/52030 Ft: unreal_dm, ElRon XChilePorque by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/29028 Ft: C. Dala, Nego Elias--------Trigger warnings:-War and battlefield-Military-Guns-Sudden loud noises-Violence and threats of violence-Deception-Unreality/hallucination

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Tickets for our 5/27/23 performance of "Juno Steel and the Things We Buried" now on sale!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2023 0:54


    You can find tickets for "Juno Steel and the Things We Buried" at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01005E5C11687C47

    Season 4 Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2023


    This is the audio of our Season 4 Q&A, streamed live on YouTube for Patreon supporters in February of 2023. Jason Mellin (Sir Talfryn and producer of the Lord Arum Fancast) hosts, and questions come directly from the live audience. Thank you, as always, for your generous support!

    4.29: Juno Steel and the Next Page (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 41:58


    Nureyev reveals the final pages of his past; Juno is forced to ask hard questions about his future.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharingTranscripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkabaEnter a World of Suspense with “Darkest Thursday”, A Cinematic Electronic Track by kjartan_abel https://freesound.org/people/kjartan_abel/sounds/558271/“Droooone.wav” by digifishmusic https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/66960/“Horror Scary Swirling Wind Digital Demonic #01” by N0IZ https://freesound.org/people/N0IZ/sounds/642205/Bluenotation by Ezra Skull (c) copyright 2022 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Haskel/64588 Ft: airtonebluenotes by airtone (c) copyright 2021 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/64427---------Trigger warnings:- Depictions of death and physical harm- Depictions of drug use, abuse, and overdose- Gaslighting and manipulation- Hallucination/fear of unreality- Sudden loud noises- Alcohol use- Coercion and misuse of authority- Violence and threats of violence- Body horror

    4.28: Juno Steel and the Next Page (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 29:21


    As a new page in Juno's life turns, he turns the pages of a very special journal... one which has filled itself with new words overnight.Welcome to the Penumbra, Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharingTranscripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Small Clap” by kellieskitchen https://freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209989/“Omenous_4.wav” by decembered https://freesound.org/people/decembered/sounds/42767/---------Trigger warnings:- Depictions of death and physical harm- Depictions of drug abuse and overdose- Gaslighting and manipulation- Sudden loud noises- Alcohol use- Coercion and misuse of authority- Violence and threats of violence

    4.27: Second Citadel--The Shattered Spirit (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 32:56


    The end begins. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharingTranscripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba---------Trigger warnings:- Racism and xenophobia- Violence and threats of violence (towards people, animals, "monsters")- Body horror- Terrorist attack/mass military destruction- Depiction and discussion of illness and injury- Depictions of forced drugging- Deception and betrayal- Sudden loud noises- Death and serious bodily harm- Bombings and explosions

    4.26: Second Citadel--The Shattered Spirit (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 30:22


    At the Eastern edge of the world, an invading army prepares to attack.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharingTranscripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Small Clap” by kellieskitchen https://freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209989/“Omenous_4.wav” by decembered https://freesound.org/people/decembered/sounds/42767/---------Trigger warnings:- Racism and xenophobia- Violence and threats of violence (towards people, animals, "monsters")- Body horror- Terrorist attack/mass military destruction- Depiction and discussion of illness and injury- Depictions of forced drugging- Deception and betrayal- Sudden loud noises- Death and serious bodily harm- Bombings and explosions

    4.25: Juno Steel and the Blank Slate (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 40:47


    The Aurinkos are ready for their last stand. Are you?Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharingTranscripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Ambience_Monitor_Static_Loop_00.wav” by LittleRobotSoundFactory https://freesound.org/people/LittleRobotSoundFactory/sounds/274166/“Control Room Alarms (It's all kicking off!)” by Jeff.Sergeant https://freesound.org/people/Jeff.Sergeant/sounds/647575/“Ship damaged explosions sparks.wav” by Jace https://freesound.org/people/Jace/sounds/19105/“Ship damaged explosions sparks 2.wav” by Jace https://freesound.org/people/Jace/sounds/19104/“spaceship explosion7.WAV” by phantastonia https://freesound.org/people/phantastonia/sounds/270615/---------Trigger warnings:- Physical and mental illness- Enclosed spaces- Sudden loud noises- Violence and threats of violence- Threats of self-harm/self-destruction- Depictions of addiction

    4.24: Juno Steel and the Blank Slate (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 32:55


    Here's a question: let's say you get a couple friends together and really piss off Dark Matters, the biggest and most powerful law enforcement operation in human history. Where can you go where they'll never find you? Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) -------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkabaUI, Mechanical, Text-Scroll, 03, FX, 01, LOOP.wav by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/458587/“Microphone feedback.wav” by tosha73 https://freesound.org/people/tosha73/sounds/638527/“Boiling Water, Large, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/412843/---------Trigger warnings:- Physical and mental illness- Enclosed spaces- Sudden loud noises- Violence and threats of violence- Threats of self-harm/self-destruction- Depictions of addiction

    4.23: Second Citadel--ECHIDNACHT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 46:43


    Echidnacht is the holiest day for monsterkind, the day when monsters ply each other with spooks and sweets and a monster's favorite pastime of all: competition. It is also a day for tales of terror, like Caroline is telling the head of WEP security on this particular Echidnacht evening -- a tale of three great monsters of Silvershore and the only creatures fearsome enough to defeat them.Happy Halloween, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Horror Music” by Migfus https://freesound.org/people/Migfus20/sounds/646483/“Haunting Knock with Knocker Squeak” by bone666138 https://freesound.org/people/bone666138/sounds/207554/“Giant4-fe-fi-Steps_0dB_0m20s.wav” by strangely_gnarled https://freesound.org/people/strangely_gnarled/sounds/449981/“Horror Sting 1” by SilverIllusionist https://freesound.org/people/SilverIllusionist/sounds/653378/---------Trigger warnings:- Sudden loud noises- Violence and threats of violence- Desecration of graves/bodies- Depiction of drinking and drunkenness- Depictions resembling xenophobia/racismNote: Given the current (October 2022) climate of antisemitism, it is worth acknowledging that this episode uses the word "golem" very loosely and was not meant to hurt Jewish people or disrespect Jewish tradition. If you are interested in supporting the fight against antisemitism, please visit https://www.adl.org/

    4.22: Second Citadel--The Ocean Oracle (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 38:35


    Deep in the waters of Silvershore lies the City Beneath, home to the city's water-breathing denizens... and an ancient and mysterious monster named Enoch.Enoch, it is said, was present when Silvershore was first built, and so knows every secret the city holds. Sir Tristan the Cold is in search of one secret in particular -- and neither Enoch nor the city they built will survive if Tristan gets his hands on it.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“music elevator” by Jay_You https://freesound.org/people/Jay_You/sounds/460432/---------Trigger warnings:- Violence and threats of violence- Deception- Deep water and drowning- Enclosed spaces- Depictions of being hunted or chased- Depictions of xenophobia- Death and discussion of death

    4.21: Second Citadel--The Ocean Oracle (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 26:21


    Sir Lamorak of the Piercing Eye, so named for his ability to see through any situation, is not used to house calls. He moved to Silvershore, in part, to get away from house calls -- and yet today his home is full of enemies, new and old, and none of them are willing to leave until they get what they want from him.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba---------Trigger warnings: - Violence and threats of violence- Deception- Deep water and drowning- Enclosed spaces- Depictions of being hunted or chased- Depictions of xenophobia- Death and discussion of death

    4.20: Juno Steel and the Clean Break (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:54


    In which a new era of peace leaves bloody footprints in its wake.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Roller blind circuit breaker x3(Eq,rvrb,MSEq,lmtr).wav” by newlocknew https://freesound.org/people/newlocknew/sounds/583451/ “Big circuit breaker_2-3.With reverb of a large hallway(mltprcssng).wav” by newlocknew https://freesound.org/people/newlocknew/sounds/555767/---------Trigger warnings:- Drug use- Addiction- Violence and threats of violence- Incarceration- Medical abuse- Depiction of execution- Self-harm- Abuse of authority

    4.19: Juno Steel and the Clean Break (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 41:41


    Doctor Palomine Aurinko made a career out of changing people. A behaviorist, in his mind, should be a sculptor of the soul: a set of firm hands to grasp and pinch and mold a person into anyone -- or anything -- he desired.Palomine is long dead now, but his ideas live on without him. The sculptor's hands continue to mold... and Juno Steel is about to find out what happens when those hands start changing someone very close to him.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“horror ambience 76 einde bosch parade” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/241329/“LETTUCE_SNAP_CRUNCH_XTRALONG_001.wav” by JoelAudio https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135468/“SciFi Alarm x3.wav” by Cell31_Sound_Productions https://freesound.org/people/Cell31_Sound_Productions/sounds/388824/---------Trigger warnings:- Drug use- Addiction- Violence and threats of violence- Incarceration- Medical abuse- Depiction of execution- Self-harm- Abuse of authority

    4.18: Second Citadel--The Silvered Secrets (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 44:20


    Silvershore's clock tower breaks out from the skyline of beehive apartments and exploding tree-monsters, a constant declaration to the most fundamental truth of Silvershore itself: advertising.Because the clock tower isn't just a historically important building; it is also the headquarters of Wayward East Press, the largest entertainment business in an entertainment city. The offices are near-impossible to break into... unless you happen to know a lot of secret information about how the WEP runs their business.Enter the mysterious Lam, a book thief who seems to know a lot of secret information about a lot of secret things. His bag of tricks opens the door for he and Olala to enter these offices and rob them blind... but does he know enough to get them back out again?Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.Check out our new Tik Tok @thepenumbrapodcast for details of our merch giveaway!(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba20200603-042117-Bird_Song_Garden_-_Early_Morning_In_Suburbs.WAV by beninu https://freesound.org/people/beninu/sounds/522343/Horse-drawn carriage - Approach and stop.wav by Sirderf https://freesound.org/people/Sirderf/sounds/333680/Calm city-park 8am Den Bosch NL 200503_0168.flac by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/534711/“Cyclope Chase (Action Drums)” by NightWolfCFM https://freesound.org/people/NightWolfCFM/sounds/439380/“ZDrone1” by be-steele https://freesound.org/people/be-steele/sounds/134807/---------Trigger warnings:- Racism and xenophobia- Depictions of chase/pursuit- Violence and threats of violence (towards humans and animal-like creatures)- Deep bodies of water- Claustrophobic/enclosed spaces- Home invasion- Explosions and sudden loud noises

    CHECK OUT: Broken Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 14:17


    From the Fable & Folly network, Broken Road follows a veteran struggling with obsolete military implants who teams up with a defiant farmer and her daughter against a corrupt lawman. It's a story of ingenuity in the face of corporate greed, exploring what it means to be human, the need for personal connection, and the strength of community in the face of insurmountable forces. Broken Road, Episode 1: Some Chips You Don't Cash In Summary: Emmett, a veteran with failing military-issued “enhancements,” finds himself stranded in an inhospitable town.Twitter: @BrokenRoadPodInstagram: @BrokenRoadPodTikTok: @BrokenRoadPodLearn more: recursor.tv/brokenroad

    4.17: Second Citadel--The Silvered Secrets (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 50:11


    Hidden in the Wayward East lies a city lost to time: Silvershore. With silver sands twinkling in the spring sunlight, cool waves of the Wayward sea lapping at its docks, and violet crystal monoliths jutting from the surrounding desert sands, Silvershore is a place of beauty... and of mystery.Every city has its secrets. A secret city has even more. And though Olala wants to learn the secrets of Silvershore, though she wants to make this strange city her home... she may soon find that what happens in secret shadow is more than she bargained for.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Wet_Soggy_Squishy_Footsteps.wav” by bewagne https://freesound.org/people/bewagne/sounds/187617/“Water Swirl, Small, 10.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/398701/---------Trigger warnings:- Racism and xenophobia- Depictions of chase/pursuit- Violence and threats of violence (towards humans and animal-like creatures)- Deep bodies of water- Claustrophobic/enclosed spaces- Home invasion- Explosions and sudden loud noises

    4.16: Juno Steel and the Infernal Grind (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 34:10


    What is the recipe for a prison break? Take one family, tear them apart, tenderize their minds, marinate them in fear and paranoia... then leave them to sit, confident that they aren't going anywhere.And that confidence is key. Because the moment you think you have the Aurinkos beaten, the moment you're certain they've given up on themselves and each other? That's when they show you you're wrong.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkabaFrom Gurd To Nark by Siobhan Dakay (c) copyright 2021 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/SiobhanD/64324 Ft: GurdonarkUI, Mechanical, Text-Scroll, 03, FX, 01, LOOP.wav by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/458587/AMBKtchn_washing dishes splashing water clattering of kitchenware.wav by IraGladoschuk https://freesound.org/people/IraGladoschuk/sounds/632284/“RunningPast.wav” by edwar64896 https://freesound.org/people/edwar64896/sounds/250940/---------Trigger warnings:- Incarceration and prison- Enclosed spaces and sudden loud noises- Torture- Mob violence- Emotional abuse- Threats of violence and death- Manipulation and "brainwashing"- Abuse by mental health professionals- Self-inflicted harm- Starvation and sleep deprivation

    4.15: Juno Steel and the Infernal Grind (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 51:03


    Aurinko Permanent Corrections is not like other prisons. At Aurinko Permanent Corrections, they believe in rehabilitation. They believe that all of us have the ability to be better, do better, and it is with this certainty that the warden might look you in the eyes and ask: "So why aren't you doing better? And what do I have to do to you to make you start?" Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) --------------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkabaFrom Gurd To Nark by Siobhan Dakay (c) copyright 2021 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/SiobhanD/64324 Ft: GurdonarkSeven(New Music Remix) by bwatts (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/bwatts/39793 Ft: alex beroza“Metal Door Knocking” by Blood Pixel Hero https://freesound.org/people/BloodPixelHero/sounds/621230/“Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl” by juskiddink https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/129219/“Horror ambience 15.wav” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/137070/“Space Buzz Tone.wav” by thatjeffcarter https://freesound.org/people/thatjeffcarter/sounds/165437/“Taped Bagpipe Music.wav” by Puniho https://freesound.org/people/Puniho/sounds/172687/---------Trigger warnings:- Incarceration and prison- Enclosed spaces and sudden loud noises- Torture- Mob violence- Emotional abuse- Threats of violence and death- Manipulation and "brainwashing"- Abuse by mental health professionals- Self-inflicted harm- Starvation and sleep deprivation

    4.14: Second Citadel--The Mad Mirages (Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 47:49


    There is very little that the regions of the Universe can agree upon. The Northern Wilds has their monster-hunting furor, the Western Wastes are known for their scholars and scientists, and in the Southern Frosts survival against the elements dominates daily life. But in all three regions of the Universe, children are taught the same lesson: do not enter the Wayward East, for that way lies madness.But every region has its rebels. So here they stand, at the Eastern gates -- two Northerners, two Westerners, and a Southerner -- prepared to venture into madness themselves.The truth is worth a little madness, after all. Unfortunately, it won't be a little madness meeting them out there in the Mirrored Plains; it will be quite a lot.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Electronic Tanpura 6” by sankalp https://freesound.org/people/sankalp/sounds/155494/“Ambience, Wind Chimes, A” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/353501/“Desolated Lands Ambience” by original_sound https://freesound.org/people/original_sound/sounds/365153/“Cinematic Pulsing Atmosphere” by PatrickLieberkind https://freesound.org/people/PatrickLieberkind/sounds/415330/---------Trigger warnings:- Sudden loud noises- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Violence and threats of violence- Threats of warfare and genocide- Religious persecution- Starvation and torture- Sexism and xenophobia- Discussion of illness and death- Deception by authority figures

    4.13: Second Citadel--The Mad Mirages (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 42:50


    In pursuit of their missing poet, Rilla and Lord Arum take a lesser-known route leading directly through the undersea palace of a very regal -- and very hungry -- monster.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Alice Chuang -- Head of DesignGinny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerJoelle Kross -- TranscriptionistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba“Splash, Jumping, C.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352099/“Harp.WAV” by RepDac3 https://freesound.org/people/RepDac3/sounds/348655/“Come Here.wav” by Benboncan https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/66546/“Dragging Kayak” by brunoboselli https://freesound.org/people/brunoboselli/sounds/488335/“Spinifex Wind #1” by kangaroovindaloo https://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/397445/---------Trigger warnings:- Sudden loud noises- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Violence and threats of violence- Threats of warfare and genocide- Religious persecution- Starvation and torture- Sexism and xenophobia- Discussion of illness and death- Deception by authority figures

    4.12: Second Citadel--The Mad Mirages (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 31:40


    Led by Sir Tristan the Cold, Damien the Pious returns to the Citadel he once called home... and finds that "home" is not where he left it six years ago.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) ------- You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra: Alice Chuang -- Head of Design Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist Noah Simes -- Production manager Grahame Turner -- Script editing team Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music Recorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage -------- Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba --------- Trigger warnings: - Sudden loud noises- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Violence and threats of violence- Threats of warfare and genocide- Religious persecution- Starvation and torture- Sexism and xenophobia- Discussion of illness and death- Deception by authority figures

    4.11: Juno Steel and the Stone Unturned (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 58:10


    In an asteroid fortress, Juno reunites with someone lost;On the planet Saraswati, a tragic deal is struck.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba:“Atmos2.wav” by nhaudio https://freesound.org/people/nhaudio/sounds/207735/“Lying on bed” by avakas https://freesound.org/people/avakas/sounds/172365/“Large hydraulic door” by nooly https://freesound.org/people/nooly/sounds/331357/“far festival city 04 160505_00.wav” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/483635/“HeavySkirtMovement.wav” by HerbertBoland https://freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28301/---------Trigger warnings:- Violence and threats of violence- Drug use- Depiction of illness- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Violent pursuit by governments/police- Racism/xenophobia- Deception- Brief references to self harm and suicide.

    4.10: Juno Steel and the Stone Unturned (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 38:16


    Juno Steel would really like to take the past, lock it up in a little box, and throw away the key, thank you very much. It's hard to blame him: with his childhood friend hunting him down and his recent love gone without a trace, the past is really feeling like the place where all of today's problems were born.But Juno is a detective, and even if he's decided he's done with Sasha Wire and putting Peter Nureyev on pause, curiosity will always bring him back. Now, between the journal in his pocket and Sasha's strange secret base all around him, Juno will find that the past never stays locked up for long.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba:“Drone Ambience, A” by Moulaythami https://freesound.org/people/Moulaythami/sounds/546360/“Sci Fi Shield Noise” by azraelecho https://freesound.org/people/azraelecho/sounds/450185/---------Trigger warnings:- Violence and threats of violence- Drug use- Depiction of illness- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Violent pursuit by governments/police- Racism/xenophobia- Deception- Brief references to self harm and suicide.

    The Rita Minute 4: 4Ever Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 24:45


    It's Forever-Love Day and Rita doesn't have a date! Can she, Jet, the Ruby 7, and an uncaring and manipulative dating app prove love is real in twenty-five minutes or less?(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Jimmy Corbett at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/59721 circus man by Jeris (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/37243 Ft: A.M. mews by MommaLuv SKyTower “Hot Spring 2.wav” by Greencouch https://freesound.org/people/Greencouch/sounds/103562/ “Bottle cork in and out 2012-1-4.wav” by Kyster https://freesound.org/people/Kyster/sounds/140615/ “[Remix] hot tub loop” by AnLorenzo https://freesound.org/people/AnLorenzo/sounds/339514/https://freesound.org/people/AnLorenzo/sounds/33951 Bossa Antigua Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/---------Trigger warnings:- Enclosed/claustrophobic spaces- Violence and threats of violence

    #PenumbraParty: We need your help (not $$) to keep the lights on!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 6:38


    #PenumbraPartyTo keep the show running, we need your help!In lieu of our yearly Patreon funds drive, we're excited to launch an initiative so all our fans can support us in making The Penumbra Podcast possible -- even if you can't spend money on Patreon or merch right now. By promoting the show, you'll also unlock awesome prizes for all Penumbra fans. We're challenging fans to spread the word about our show on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Instagram in one of three ways: 1. Leave us a review on iTunes. Make sure to take a screenshot of the review before you submit it (iTunes likes to eat reviews sometimes, but we won't hold that against you!) and post that screenshot to your social media using #PenumbraParty and #ThePenumbraPodcast.2. Make a social media post using #PenumbraParty and #ThePenumbraPodcast about why you love the podcast, your favorite characters or your favorite episode. If we see something super creative, you might get a shout-out in the credits of an upcoming episode!3. Host a listening party (in person or virtually) with at least one person who has never heard the show before. Post a picture/screenshot of the party (a text thread or Discord counts!) to your social media using #PenumbraParty and #ThePenumbraPodcast.It's helpful if you tag us on social media, too—and yes, you can make multiple entries!Post before 11:59 PM EST on February 10 to unlock awesome bonus content and prizes. The more tasks you do, the better chance you'll have at winning THE GRAND PRIZE. What can you win?At 200 entries, EVERYONE gets access to all blooper tracks that we've released on Patreon.At 500 entries, EVERYONE gets the Season 2 Live Q&A video.At 1,000 entries, EVERYONE gets a full Juno Steel Mystery in found texts (aka The Case Files of Juno Steel).These prizes will all become available at patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast, but you will NOT need to be a Patreon supporter to view them. THE GRAND PRIZE: One lucky participant will be selected to receive FREE early access to episodes for the rest of Season 4!We can't wait to see you at #PenumbraParty. Thank you so much to everyone who supports the show!Note: We know that even though we said “this is not a guilt trip,” some of you are probably going to feel like you need to rush to the Patreon. We really appreciate your kindness, but unless you genuinely think you have the funds to continue supporting us for the foreseeable future, we ask that you not do that; though we understand this is very well-intentioned, it actually hurts us when people pledge to the Patreon and then drop their pledges soon after. The Patreon is our only way to plan ahead for our expenses and income, and if it's artificially inflated we could end up in the hole. If you'd like to donate just once, we ask that you please use https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thepenumbrapodcast

    4.09: Second Citadel--The Demonic Dance (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 53:39


    In which Damien the Pious learns a very important lesson: never meet your heroes.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba:http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Mystericus Apparatus Loop” by qubodophttps://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/185717/ “Foliage_Rustling_001.wav” by duckduckpony“enrollar y desenrollar papel.wav” by oscarurbon https://freesound.org/people/oscarurbon/sounds/180858/---------Trigger warnings:- Sexism-Xenophobia-Homophobia-Violence towards people and animals-Death-Pursuit and threats of violence-Abuse of power-Implied domestic abuse-Deception

    4.08: Second Citadel--The Demonic Dance (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 32:31


    A strange and musical rain nears; a titan slumbers beneath the deep; three lovers struggle in secret; and yet, with all those threats on the horizon, it is the old falconer on his pilgrimage through the swamp who could destroy Damien, Rilla, and Lord Arum's peace for good.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Mystericus Apparatus Loop” by qubodop https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/185717/“Foliage_Rustling_001.wav” by duckduckpony https://freesound.org/people/duckduckpony/sounds/204030/“Nasty Knife Stab 2” by Arist621 https://freesound.org/people/Aris621/sounds/478145/“Bamboo Swing, A11.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/394413/---------Trigger warnings: - Sexism-Xenophobia-Homophobia-Violence towards people and animals-Death-Pursuit and threats of violence-Abuse of power-Implied domestic abuse-Deception

    4.07: Juno Steel and the Haunting of the Terrible Trio (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 53:57


    In the basement of superstar writer Mick Mercury's mansion, in which an old friend has risen from the grave.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Creepy sound of the dark crickets” by bolkmar https://freesound.org/people/bolkmar/sounds/412345/ “Abandoned Warehouse Ambience.wav” by Sami_Hiltunen https://freesound.org/people/Sami_Hiltunen/sounds/608662/"Paint The Sky" by Jeris (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/55442 Ft: MissJudged---------Trigger warnings: - Sudden loud noises- Death and descriptions of death- Kidnapping- Deception and gaslighting- Violence- Parental abuse- Depictions of alcoholism- Body horror- Violence towards animals (described)

    4.06: Juno Steel and the Haunting of the Terrible Trio (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 41:04


    Superstar writer Mick Mercury is missing, and he's not the only missing man Juno Steel is looking for. Low on sleep and lower on patience, Juno will need to solve the mystery of this haunted Dollhouse Manor quickly... or else something a little more solid than ghosts might find him soon enough.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Creepy sound of the dark crickets” by bolkmar https://freesound.org/people/bolkmar/sounds/412345/ “Walkie Talkie.wav” by CGEffex https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/97797/ “Abandoned Warehouse Ambience.wav” by Sami_Hiltunen https://freesound.org/people/Sami_Hiltunen/sounds/608662/ “Door falls to floor.wav” by CastIronCarousel https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216749/---------Trigger warnings: - Sudden loud noises- Death and descriptions of death- Kidnapping- Deception and gaslighting- Violence- Parental abuse- Depictions of alcoholism- Body horror- Violence towards animals (described)

    4.05: Second Citadel--The Perils of Pellinore (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:46


    Sir Pellinore is prepared for anything... except, perhaps, the shapeshifting teenage rascal he's just imprisoned in his fortress. She might be a little more than he bargained for.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657“20080303_Venice_churchbells.aif” by thanvannispen https://freesound.org/people/thanvannispen/sounds/49268/“Splash, jumping, H” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352102/“Smashing, wooden fence, C” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352208/“Door Smash 1” by qubodup https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/218890/“On a wooden ship at sea” by LXX.70 https://freesound.org/people/LXX.70/sounds/91071/“Machete_05” by Jagadamba https://freesound.org/people/Jagadamba/sounds/275116/---------Trigger warnings: - Violence and threats of violence- Depictions of sexism and xenophobia- Body horror- Sudden loud noises- Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces- Water/drowning

    4.04: Second Citadel--The Perils of Pellinore (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 35:32


    On a quiet jungle road deep in the Northern Wilds, a band of feared outlaws strikes.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Horse carriage 2_edited.mp3” by j_o_j https://freesound.org/people/j_o_j/sounds/363018/“Wind chimes, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/353194/“Rockfall in mine.wav” by Benboncan https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/60085/“Snapping-chain” by CosmicEmbers https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/“Drone1” by Koen https://freesound.org/people/Koen/sounds/519122/"Mysterious Ambience Drone" by EminYILDIRIM https://freesound.org/people/EminYILDIRIM/sounds/576069/---------Trigger warnings: - Violence and threats of violence - Depictions of sexism and xenophobia - Body horror - Sudden loud noises - Enclosed, claustrophobic spaces

    4.03: Juno Steel and the Embrace of Ice (Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 50:25


    In which Juno Steel, detective wunderkind of the HCPD, becomes Juno Steel, disgraced ex-cop... and his story as we know him really begins.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657---------Trigger warnings:-Isolation-Dark and claustrophobic spaces-Sudden loud noises-Violence; implied torture and death-Discussion and use of firearms-Discussion and use of alcohol and cigarettes-Deception / lying-Reference to persecution and public humiliation-Derogatory language regarding mental health

    4.02: Juno Steel and the Embrace of Ice (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 17:29


    Seventeen years apart, two hot pursuits get hotter.Welcome to the Penumbra, Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657---------Trigger warnings:-Isolation-Dark and claustrophobic spaces-Sudden loud noises-Violence; implied torture and death-Discussion and use of firearms-Discussion and use of alcohol and cigarettes-Deception / lying

    4.01: Juno Steel and the Embrace of Ice (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 59:04


    On the recently-frozen moon Io, Juno meets an old friend and reflects on the worst mistake of his life. It's just as a member of his family once said: "We may look backward only to ensure we have not walked this path before."Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. The Wanderer is a predominantly single-narrator queer fairy tale audio drama about being separated from the ones you love to keep them safe, to bring them home. It will delight fantasy fans and audio fiction fans alike, especially those who enjoy books like Silver in the Woods and podcasts like Old Gods of Appalachia and The Far Meridian. Each episode also features an original folk song and score. Visit callofthewander.com or find The Wanderer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @callofthewander. On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamHarley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerEllison Estephan -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicRecorded by Mertz at The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657travelLight by airtone (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/56883Xena's Kiss / Medea's Kiss by mwic (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mwic/58883“Scanner.Scanning process(7lrs,mltprcssng).wav” by newlocknew https://freesound.org/people/newlocknew/sounds/571123/“Spaceship Engine - noise + heavy beep.wav” by Nexotron https://freesound.org/people/Nexotron/sounds/371283/“UI_Microprocess start glitch(3lrs,mltprcssng).wav by newlocknew https://freesound.org/people/newlocknew/sounds/563403/“UI Futuristic Up Down Scroll” by EminYILDIRIM https://freesound.org/people/EminYILDIRIM/sounds/554428/“Interesting tech 2.wav” by spoonsandlessspoons https://freesound.org/people/spoonsandlessspoons/sounds/378215/“BodyDrag2.aif” by bennychico11 https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44407/“Car over frozen snow ice 002 141228_0475 MS.wav” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/259707/---------Trigger warnings:-Isolation-Dark and claustrophobic spaces-Sudden loud noises-Violence; implied torture and death-Discussion and use of firearms-Discussion and use of alcohol and cigarettes-Deception / lying-Reference to persecution and public humiliation-Derogatory language regarding mental health

    Season 4 premiere: Juno Steel drops TODAY on Patreon!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 16:55


    Harley and Kevin say hello after the hiatus, and remind everyone that the first Juno Steel episode of Season 4 drops TODAY (9/26/21) for $4 Patreon supporters. Plus, if you pledge at any level you will have access to all of the rewards from last season's Bonus Spectacular (with more rewards coming soon!). For everyone else, we'll see you on 9/28/21 for the public release of the episode. 

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital live performance(s) of Juno Steel and the Promised Land!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 1:58


    Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-penumbra-podcasthyperion-city-productions-31122391343Tickets will go live on May 25th, 2021, at 1 PM Eastern! Remember, tickets are LIMITED, so get yours while you can.This is a TWO-PART SHOW, so the performances of Part A will only cover the first half of the plot, while Part B will be the second half. Part A will be performed on June 12th at 7 PM Eastern and June 13th at 1 PM Eastern, so you can choose whichever time works best for you! Part B will be performed only on June 27th at 1 PM Eastern.Note: Because of the ticketing setup, you WILL need to purchase tickets separately for Part A and Part B. The base price per performance is $10, but we know that people's financial situations vary, so we will also be offering the option to purchase a cheaper ticket, or, if you're feeling generous, to purchase a more expensive ticket to offset the cost of someone else's.Stay up to date with us by following our social media:Facebook: The Penumbra PodcastTwitter: @thepenumbrapodTumblr: @thepenumbrapodcastInstagram: @thepenumbrapodcastthepenumbrapodcast.com

    Season 3 Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 95:14


    This is the audio of our Season 3 Q&A, streamed live on YouTube for Patreon supporters in April of 2021. Noah Simes (Peter Nureyev) hosts, and questions come directly from the live audience. Featuring a special guest appearance by Sophie's dog, Pint Slice!

    3.25: Juno Steel and What Lies Beyond (Part 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 60:40


    In which the world gets a little bigger, a little meaner.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerSharon Oh -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657Isolation Swing by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61465 Ft: SmoJos“Chemistry table crash.wav” by CastIronCarousel https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216748/“Lasercutting_steel_plate_6mm.wav” by markpSFX https://freesound.org/people/markpSFX/sounds/262155/“Sizzle (loop).wav” by Everheat https://freesound.org/people/EverHeat/sounds/208748/---------Trigger warnings:-Sudden loud noises-Threats of violence and death-Attempted murder-Forced restraint/hostage situation-Deception, lies-Situations that may resemble cruelty to animals

    3.24: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 38:25


    The hour of judgment is upon the Second Citadel, and its self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner sharpens his blade in wait. It may not be true that might makes right -- but if the mightiest are wrong, who can stop them from saying otherwise?Some people will do anything to protect their home. The trouble arises when others who live there disagree on what they must be protected from.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Mars -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657---------Trigger warnings:-Misogyny-Sudden loud noises-Violence and threats of violence- Racism and xenophobia- Ableism- References to alcoholism, sexual assault, and abuse of power- Death and grievous bodily harm- Violence against children- Violence against animals

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY + Patreon Bonus Spectacular

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 9:54


    Five years of the Penumbra Podcast is coming up on March 18th, 2021! Sophie and Kevin talk exciting announcements for the anniversary and our lead-up to the Season 3 finale, including a TON of potential bonuses for our Patreon supporters. The fun begins TOMORROW (2/18) at 12 PM EST on our Patreon: www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast.

    3.23: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 20:42


    Sunset. The precise moment the Kite promised his assault on the Second Citadel would come. Two women now return to a land that does not want them to save it from itself... but why? We can't choose our families and we can't choose our homes. But we can choose how much of ourselves we give to them. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Mars -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657---------Trigger warnings:-Misogyny-Sudden loud noises-Violence and threats of violence

    3.22: Juno Steel and What Lies Beyond (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 47:49


    SUSPECT NAME: Juno SteelOCCUPATION: Former police detective and private investigatorINCIDENT DETAILS: Found in possession of Class X radical (see form DM10-894-91)SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION:  ERROR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION:  DIRECTOR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerSharon Oh -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657---------Trigger warnings:-Guns-Sudden loud noises-Violence and threats of violence-Mention of torture and fatal illness

    Holiday Special: The Miracle of Eight

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 38:34


    In the days following the fall of the First Citadel, humanity's last survivors looked to their Saints for guidance through drought, exhaustion, and famine. And many, many years later, four humans and a lizard-bug-man-thing found themselves with a daunting task of their own: to make it through a family dinner without driving each other completely insane.Which had it harder?  It's a toss-up, honestly.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Mars -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Trigger warnings:-Mention of armed conflict-Mention of death-Mention of starvation-Sudden loud noises

    3.21: Juno Steel and What Lies Beyond (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 61:24


    Juno Steel has been feeling a little out-of-body, lately. Kind of like... well, it's been so busy he hasn't even had time to listen to his own thoughts. But the day of a wedding demands reflection: on where we came from, and where we are going.And at the end of a good thing, is there any question scarier than "where are we going?"Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerSharon Oh -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657Lights by Donnie Drost (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/donniedrost/33582 Ft: Fireproof BabiesPlucked Contemporary Boom by Kara Square (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mindmapthat/43975 Ft: Doxent ZsigmondNanyang Journey (Instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/33455“Spaceship rumble bg.wav” by Hoerspielwerkstatt_HEF https://freesound.org/people/Hoerspielwerkstatt_HEF/sounds/270598/“Mechanical.flac” by Halleck https://freesound.org/people/Halleck/sounds/19336/“Droooone.wav” by digifishmusic https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/66960/“Weird_scifi_computer_sound3.wav” by JarAxe https://freesound.org/people/JarAxe/sounds/85193/---------Trigger warnings:-Death/dying-Guns-Sudden loud noises-Violence

    3.20: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 51:59


    You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerMilo Ellersick -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657"Giggles - teenage girl young lady.wav" by AderuMoro https://freesound.org/people/AderuMoro/sounds/213290/“Steps on a wood branch - actions” by julius_ galla https://freesound.org/people/julius_galla/sounds/434893/“Sword Drop Medium” by eminyildirim https://freesound.org/people/eminyildirim/sounds/536102/“Greve feu.wav” by bogus https://freesound.org/people/bogus/sounds/104632/“LandslideSeriousExtraCred.wav” by tayingalive https://freesound.org/people/tayingalive/sounds/442552/---------Trigger warnings:-Injury-Discussions of death-Xenophobia-Sudden loud noises-Violence-Violence towards children

    3.19: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 34:54


    On the eve of the Kite's assault: a story of two awakenings.Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) ------- You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra: Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach Alice Chuang -- Head of Design Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist Noah Simes -- Production manager Grahame Turner -- Script editing team Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage -------- Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 “Drone airy satan screech eery.wav” by ztitchez https://freesound.org/people/ztitchez/sounds/370302/ “Calm Synthesizer, C” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/361529/ --------- Trigger warnings:-Gaslighting-Blood-Injury-Discussions of death-Xenophobia-Sudden loud noises-Violence-Violence towards children

    3.18: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 53:07


    A legend can only die when the stories surrounding it stop being told. But a life, even one that generates legends in its time... a life is very, very fragile.  Which is worth saving, then? A legend that will go on for ages... or a life, fleeting and delicate and precious?Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)-------You can find all of our transcripts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerSharon Oh -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657"Future City ambience" by bolkmar https://freesound.org/people/bolkmar/sounds/502896/“Dumping Soup into Toilet” by fordps3 https://freesound.org/people/fordps3/sounds/222029/ “Soundbed.wav” by justkiddink https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/87022/ “Laser Charge” by GeronimoGeronimo https://freesound.org/people/GeronimoGeronimo/sounds/338067/ “Pour3 - PERFECT COCKTAIL.wav” by davethetech https://freesound.org/people/davethetech/sounds/360438/ “Pouring tea” by MrAuralization https://freesound.org/people/MrAuralization/sounds/324937/---------Trigger warnings:-Alcoholism-Addiction reference-Body horror-Chronic illness-Depictions of violence-Sudden loud noises-Vomit

    3.17: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 38:37


    It's showtime -- and what a show lies ahead of us. Tonight we steal a legend, darlings, and no one in this galaxy is more prepared for the task than we. Why, nothing could stop any one of us, I should think, which does raise an interesting question: if none of us can be stopped, what happens if one of us attempts to do the stopping?Welcome to the Penumbra, darlings. I do hope you enjoy your stay.(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and the bottom of the transcript.) You can find all of our transcripts here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra:Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and OutreachAlice Chuang -- Head of DesignMelissa DeJesus -- Script editing teamSophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designerSharon Oh -- Promotional artistNoah Simes -- Production managerGrahame Turner -- Script editing teamKevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writerRyan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original musicHome recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage--------Attribution:Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode  “Compactor1.ogg” by PhreaKsAccount https://freesound.org/people/PhreaKsAccount/sounds/46486/---------Trigger warnings:-Alcoholism-Addiction reference-Body horror-Chronic illness-Depictions of violence-Sudden loud noises

    ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our first Second Citadel remote live show! New episode coming soon! Big news from Kevin!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 6:40


    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcastBy pledging or increasing your current Patreon pledge, you can gain access to the special rewards Kevin will be adding, and if we hit $7000/episode by or before September 29th, Kevin will be writing a short story featuring characters that ALL Patrons can vote on! Even if you can only pledge one dollar, it makes a huge difference to us.Tickets for The Penumbra Podcast LIVE! (Online!): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-penumbra-podcast-live-online-lady-of-the-lake-tickets-119931013891Tickets go on sale on September 17th at 1 PM Eastern! Remember, tickets are LIMITED, so get yours while you can. The show itself will be performed on September 25th at 8 PM Eastern. We hope to be able to record the show so those in different time zones can see it as well, but we can't yet guarantee it because of, well, Technology.Stay up to date with us by following our social media:Facebook: The Penumbra PodcastTwitter: @thepenumbrapodTumblr: @thepenumbrapodcastInstagram: @thepenumbrapodcastthepenumbrapodcast.com

    3.16: Second Citadel--The Strong Arm of Justice (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 38:17


    Love is, of course, the most heroic emotion -- but only if you're a hero while you're feeling it. If you're evil it's just... icky? Has anyone checked if evil people can feel love? Regardless: love and justice are exactly what's in store for the Vigilant He tonight, as he attempts to save Milltown from its masked captor once and for all! Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra: Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach Alice Chuang -- Head of Design Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist Noah Simes -- Production manager Grahame Turner -- Script editing team Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657 Trigger Warnings: Violence and threats of violence Threats of violence against children References to death and dying Xenophobia Misgendering that could be construed as transphobic Ableism Hostages/captives Sudden loud noises

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