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The Penumbra Podcast

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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 "UPDATED 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 Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

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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 "UPDATED 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 Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

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oh my god it’s just so Good!!!

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it’s a fantastic podcast, the characters are so well-developed and the twists are really good!

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iTunes Ratings

1375 Ratings
Average Ratings
1306
34
13
9
13

oh my god it’s just so Good!!!

By KittenUnicorn6789 - May 20 2019
Read more
it’s a fantastic podcast, the characters are so well-developed and the twists are really good!

Wow

By aarong12345 - May 11 2019
Read more
This podcast makes me feel a lot
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The Penumbra Podcast

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #85 in Performing Arts category

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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 "UPDATED 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 Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 2.34: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 1)

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Welcome home, Juno Steel.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

This episode also makes use of 2 Mello's track "BIG BEAST" off the album Memories of Tokyo-To. You can buy that track and check out the rest of his music at https://2mellomakes.bandcamp.com/

Attribution:

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

“Complete Chime” by FoolBoyMedia https://freesound.org/people/FoolBoyMedia/sounds/352661/
“suspense.mp3” by mtthwmntnz https://freesound.org/people/mtthwmntnz/sounds/178197/
“snapping-chain” by CosmicEmbers https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/
“Door falls to floor” by CastIronCarousel https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216749/
“Oidz Magnet, A (H1)” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/411164/
“whats happening” by 11linda https://freesound.org/people/11linda/sounds/253458/
“RapidTriggerPull.aif” by bennychico11 https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44421/
“Empty Sewer” by Xanco123 https://freesound.org/people/Xanco123/sounds/347302/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Pursuit

  • Forced incarceration

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Implied killing of people and animals

  • Deception, gaslighting, brainwashing, propaganda

Jan 15 2019
43 mins
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Rank #2: 2.01: Juno Steel and the Kitty-Cat Caper (Part 1)

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Detective Steel is in a slump, and Maia King might have just the case to bring him out of it. One problem: half the case is going to be figuring out what the case even is, because if Ms. King is to be believed, the culprit would have to be… well, something that doesn’t exist. The stakes are life-or-death here… so hopefully Juno can figure out whose life or death before time runs out.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Note: Trigger warnings for all episodes will now be posted at the bottom of the episode description. In this way, we hope to accommodate those of our fans for whom emotional triggers are a significant concern without causing inconvenience for any listeners worried about spoilers. If this is a concern for you, please scroll down to the bottom of this description now.)

We’d like to thank our Patreon supporters: Jaimie Gunter, Eliza Gray, The Princess and the Scrivener, mcf, Elizabeth Miller, Angel Acevedo, Hannah Tsim, Molly Donaldson, nicole yim, Angalee Marano, Daisy Hines, Naomi Snelson, Ashley R HAynie, Katelyn Diekhaus, Maayan Priel, spaghettoni, Bobbie R, Michelle Ma, Emma Rose, Katelyn Davis, sally martin, Nadine, Julia Rosen, Marilene Desrosiers, Ari, M Moon, Elisabeth Hartmark, Emily Moore, Leslie Calderon, Abby Goodlaxson, Rachel Reeves, Sarah W, Jennifer Troemner, Sue Stewart, Kinsey Pena, Alyssa Kruft, syncytio, Ness Bivins, Savannah Patterson, Sarah, Rachel McLean, Jason Mellin, Alice Card, Kai Blake, Alice Chuang, Shannon, Wilhelm Engelbrecht, Laura, Carla Langa, Clarissa Tokash, Hailey Reed, Jennifer Xiang, Sarah Kolb, Hayley Wan, Joseph Marques, Sarah Cowwan, Briana W, Autumn B, Leo Mahler, Kaitlin Medlin, Allison Stanek, Robyn Jefferson, Asgket Wright, Lynne +M, S. Staton, Robyn, elesteria, Julia M, Emily Hull, Laura Wagner, Kristen Koopman, Madison Lindsley, Rose Saia, Anna Meehan, Emily Marazzo, Peter Staley, Sienna Warecki, Phoebe Joy, Amanda McMains, M, Alex Fingerguns, Han Taub, Tales of THATTOWN, Abby, Kelli Glazebrook, caitlyn, Gabi Gonzalez, Alli Salwen, Jo, Lottie, Liv, Brittany Flanagan, Emma Johnson, Kaitlyn Steele, Katie Laffoon, Riley Clarke, Olivia Vogt, Sam Jam, Ashleigh Ford, Kelly Quinn, Aslee Graves, Timothy LaGrone, Kes L. Radford, Mandy Grady, Delaney Messer, Damian Salizar, Allison K, Veronica Borders, Nic Duhamel, Sean Toland, Janet Robinson, David Rheinstrom, Elizabeth, Brigitte Lefebvre, Celia Meredith, Amanda Kilbane, McKenna Waddill, Chan Aleksandra Melbye, Arcadiy Vournelis, Abbey James, A. Gannon and S. Conley, Mary Murphy, Hayley Cole, Sydney Bell, Tarot, Emily Broude, ABS, Maddie Alzamora, Zoe, Carmen, Ashten Sykes, Julia Adams, Katarina Schwartz, Alexandra Theodotou, Vi Nguyen, Demilade Adefope, Jennifer Ellison, Kate Mraz, Emily Jones, Scott Galica, Melissa Mosley, Toby MGK, Adrienne Diehl, Sarah Brink, Allen Grevey, M R Clay, Alex Stan, Ben Stanfield, Emily Olivieri, BeatButton, Sara Spookystitch, Annie Mosity, Sierra Netz, Jeremy Holstein, earlgreytea68, Emma Baker, Spencer Hubbard, Mossthewolf, Kirstyn Grout, Fiona Parker, Jamie G., Tristen A. H., Allison Stanek, Dashiell Mecoy, Charlie Lewins, Cerys Jones, Caitlin Collins, qwerty067, Sanja Seibold, Laura M, Esaema, sam lang, Rachel Peri, Galen M., hellian, Jenna Danoy, Caleb Melchior, Kirsten Colligan, Megan Woods, Xarse Myunes, September Brogan, Annclaire Livoti, Jake Thompson, Marialilia Ruiz, and MJ Redmond!

With Patreon, you can support us by scheduling a small donation for each episode we release. If you’d like to show the artists behind the Penumbra that you appreciate their work, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

Attribution:

"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
“train_breaking_outside.wav” by Anton http://www.freesound.org/people/Anton/sounds/23641/

“Traffic along apartments 131212_00.flac” by klankbeeld http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/210750/
“tommygoogle_smash_tv.wav ” by tommygoogle http://www.freesound.org/people/tommygoogle/sounds/118393/
“sfx-plug-1.wav” by davilca http://www.freesound.org/people/davilca/sounds/157903/
“Static R us.ogg” by jobro http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/38484/
“cat meow.wav” by cameronmusic http://www.freesound.org/people/cameronmusic/sounds/138404/
“Busy Traffic lights suburban 161003_1006.flac” by klankbeeld http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/361640/
“AE0090 Volvo 740 GLE handbrake turn 01.flac” by audible-edge http://www.freesound.org/people/audible-edge/sounds/76804/
“down town street ambience 01.wav” by klankbeeld http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/127590/
“Car Breaking Skid 01.wav” by Iberian_Runa http://www.freesound.org/people/Iberian_Runa/sounds/217542/
“Smashing, Wooden Fence, B.wav” by InspectorJ http://www.freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352204/
“MetalCabinetSlidingOverLinoleum.flac” by qubodup http://www.freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/192063/
“Day 12 12th July Robinhood76 Enhanced Flyby” by kwahmah_02 http://www.freesound.org/people/kwahmah_02/sounds/316658/

Trigger warnings:

Please be advised that this episode includes the following potential triggers:

Animal abuse

Some gore/"body horror"

Sudden loud noises

Depictions of being chased

Mar 28 2017
35 mins
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Rank #3: 2.35: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 2)

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ERROR. ERROR.

IF TOWER.DAMAGE == CRITICAL THEN

THEN

THEN

ERROR: NO PROTOCOL FOUND.

SCANNING USER.JUNOSTEEL.MEMORIES() FOR SUGGESTED PROTOCOL

SCANNING...

SCANNING...

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

This episode also makes use of 2 Mello's track "BIG BEAST" off the album Memories of Tokyo-To. You can buy that track and check out the rest of his music at https://2mellomakes.bandcamp.com/

Attribution:

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

“Complete Chime” by FoolBoyMedia https://freesound.org/people/FoolBoyMedia/sounds/352661/
“suspense.mp3” by mtthwmntnz https://freesound.org/people/mtthwmntnz/sounds/178197/
“snapping-chain” by CosmicEmbers https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/
“Door falls to floor” by CastIronCarousel https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216749/
“Oidz Magnet, A (H1)” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/411164/
“whats happening” by 11linda https://freesound.org/people/11linda/sounds/253458/
“RapidTriggerPull.aif” by bennychico11 https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44421/
“Empty Sewer” by Xanco123 https://freesound.org/people/Xanco123/sounds/347302/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Pursuit

  • Forced incarceration

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Implied killing of people and animals

  • Deception, gaslighting, brainwashing, propaganda

Jan 29 2019
43 mins
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Rank #4: 2.14: Juno Steel and the Promised Land (Part 1)

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The story goes that two hundred years ago, when the War was at its most brutal, Erin Marshall D’Arc made the most important discovery in Martian history… and never shared it with anyone.

An election always makes itself about the present, and so Juno Steel never expected that this case would bring him two centuries into the past. Yet here he is, on the trail of Mayor Pilot Pereyra, with a Private Eye at his side and hundreds of years of history to dig through. Down here in the Free Domers’ ruins lie traps and treasure, if the tales are true… and if Juno wants to survive he’ll have to solve two mysteries simultaneously: one about the present… and one about a family more than a century dead.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

We are a small team that currently relies on fan donations to keep food on our plates and buy us time to create this show, and so we mean it literally when we say we could not do this without you. If you'd like to contribute to that Patreon, get some rewards, and keep making the Penumbra a reality, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapo...

Attribution:

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“metalic squeeks and clunks.mp3” by soundmary http://freesound.org/people/soundmary... “20161226_space.oddity.mono.wav” by dobroide http://freesound.org/people/dobroide/... “Alien Spacecraft Type B1.wav” by cydon http://freesound.org/people/cydon/sou... “Kung Fu Cabbage – 10 Raw Punches.wav” by sonictechtonic http://freesound.org/people/sonictech... “horror ambience 15.wav” by klankbeeld http://freesound.org/people/klankbeel... “Ilmakierto_loop.wav” by EverHeat http://freesound.org/people/EverHeat/... “Steam Hiss.wav” by jesabat http://freesound.org/people/jesabat/s... “ui interface positive” by JavierZumer http://freesound.org/people/JavierZum... “Beep Good” by unfa http://freesound.org/people/unfa/soun...

Space Bazooka by Kirkoid (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Kirkoid...

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EZPNWQvQpPOV15Jo8lW1jOKPr6o4HdONnVDHRb1kaCs

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Avi Meehan.)

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Child abuse

  • Deception and gaslighting

  • Gunfire

  • Reference to alcohol use

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Military threats and discussion of military violence

  • Death

  • Claustrophobic spaces

Oct 10 2017
36 mins
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Rank #5: 2.18: Juno Steel and the Time Gone By (Part 2)

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People bury a great deal beneath these Martian sands: bodies and secrets and even entire cities. But some things refuse to stay buried long – like the past. Those we thought lost, hoped lost, but never gone for good.

Buddy Aurinko is learning that lesson the hard way. Her buried past has a face and a name, and though all Buddy wants is to forget, her past does not seem content to be forgotten.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Mikaela Buckley -- Promotional artist, Script editor

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode
Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager, Script editor

Grahame Turner -- Script editor

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead
writer

Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

This episode's cast:
Chloe Cunha (Vespa), Sarah Gazdowicz (Buddy), Joshua Ilon (Juno), William Schuller (Rasbach), Alexander Stravinsky (Jacket)

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

“Sweeping up glass shards.mp3” by CGEffex https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/92651/
“Glass break – Medium jar” by RoganDerrick https://freesound.org/people/RoganDerrick/sounds/260434/ https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/194880/
”Car Engine” by 1histori https://freesound.org/people/1histori/sounds/345925/
“Sirene alarm (Loop)” by xDimebagx https://freesound.org/people/xDimebagx/sounds/198107/
“RKeaton_EMF366_5_Squeaky Leather Boots.aif” by rkeato https://freesound.org/people/rkeato/sounds/118057/
Shiro (Kirkoid Mix) by Kirkoid (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Kirkoid/43938
Reverie (small theme) by _ghost (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 Ft: Pitx
Forgotten Land by Doxent Zsigmond (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/doxent/45486 Ft: Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Depictions of xenophobia and classism

  • Slavery and forced incarceration

  • Gunfire and explosions

  • Alcohol use

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death and mortality

  • Claustrophobic and dark spaces

  • Blood and gore

  • Depictions of extreme illness (both physical and mental)

Apr 10 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: 2.15: Juno Steel and the Promised Land (Part 2)

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This case was supposed to be simple. Go into the Old Subway system, figure out what Mayor Pereyra is trying to get, stop them from getting it, then go home to a parade and a new world order. But now three days have passed, and the election looms, and still Juno, Alessandra, the Piranha, and Pilot Pereyra are down here, waiting for something in the distance.

It seemed like it was going to be simple. But in this line of work, when you’re dealing with mysteries of the present, past, and future… nothing is ever as it seems.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

We are a small team that currently relies on fan donations to keep food on our plates and buy us time to create this show, and so we mean it literally when we say we could not do this without you. If you'd like to contribute to that Patreon, get some rewards, and keep making the Penumbra a reality, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapo...

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EZPNWQvQpPOV15Jo8lW1jOKPr6o4HdONnVDHRb1kaCs

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Avi Meehan.)

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
“match strike 02.wav” by Corsica_S http://freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/193299/ “Backpack Foley” by Slave2theLight http://freesound.org/people/Slave2theLight/sounds/157012/ “RKeaton_EMF366_15_Zippers @ Various speeds.aif” by rkeato http://freesound.org/people/rkeato/sounds/118052/ “awful scraping v18o.WAV” by Setuniman http://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/135569/ “Rumble · loop 10s” by unfa http://freesound.org/people/unfa/sounds/258339/ “Gurgling sound – long, wet, gross” by Hitrison http://freesound.org/people/Hitrison/sounds/238163/ “what do robots dream about?.aif” by Tomlija http://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/110108/ “Chair-Folding_Chair-Metal-Person-Sit-02.wav” by D W http://freesound.org/people/D%20W/sounds/146983/ “Sitting on chair.wav” by renatofarabeuf http://freesound.org/people/renatofarabeuf/sounds/232666/

Space Bazooka by Kirkoid (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Kirkoid/43005 Ianiscus by Javolenus (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Javolenus/41932 Ft: Wired_Ant Ethereal Space by Snowflake (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/33318 Ft: Zep Hurme

Trigger Warnings:
- Sudden loud noises
- Child abuse
- Deception and gaslighting
- Gunfire
- Reference to alcohol use
- Violence and threats of violence
- Military threats and discussion of military violence
- Death
- Claustrophobic spaces
- Needles
- Blood

Oct 24 2017
44 mins
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Rank #7: 2.21: Juno Steel and the Monster's Reflection (Part 1)

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Today we journey within. Within the sands of Mars, to the clinic of Hanataba; within the Theia Spectrum and its labyrinthine connections; within the mind; within the past itself.

Try to throw away the past if you like, Juno Steel, but it lies within. And you can't lose your past without losing yourself... can you, little monster?

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
“Bell Ding” by Natty23 https://freesound.org/people/Natty23/sounds/411749/
“Radio Static” by GowlerMusic https://freesound.org/people/GowlerMusic/sounds/262267/
“handling keys.wav” by Godowan https://freesound.org/people/Godowan/sounds/235263/
“whip crack B.wav” by cetsoundcrew https://freesound.org/people/cetsoundcrew/sounds/397662/
“Thunderclap.wav” by shaka9 https://freesound.org/people/shaka9/sounds/160514/
“Xylophone E1” by DANMITCH3LL https://freesound.org/people/DANMITCH3LL/sounds/232007/
Theatrical Trailer (annabloom vs. Jeris) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33300 Ft: annabloom, Jeris
If the Weeds Ever Win (gurdonark remix) by gurdonark (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/gurdonark/11321 Ft: Fireproof Babies

Trigger Warnings:

  • Child abuse and abusers

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Ableist language

  • Surgery and body horror

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death, mortality, and illness

  • Claustrophobic and dark spaces

  • Deception and gaslighting

May 22 2018
30 mins
Play

Rank #8: 2.17: Juno Steel and the Time Gone By (Part 1)

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I do suggest you reconsider this particular destination, Traveler. Most places on Mars are dangerous, but the desert holds threats no human can survive. Radiation beats down from above, subterranean predators rumble below, and before you lies nothing but sand and heat and time.

And behind you… do you see that growing shadow in the distance, Traveler? It is always there. And depending on how you play your cards it may be your only way out… or the most dire threat of all.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Mikaela Buckley -- Promotional artist, Script editor

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager, Script editor

Grahame Turner -- Script editor

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

This episode's cast:
Chloe Cunha (Vespa), Sarah Gazdowicz (Buddy), Joshua Ilon (Juno), William Schuller (Rasbach), Alexander Stravinsky (Jacket)

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vS4GiNKHRM0CVv-GJvanL4R0-u-Cmr5uG5pw1M2UQsc

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Avi Meehan.)

Attribution:

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
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"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Noisy_Miner_Chick_FeedMe.wav” by digifishmusic https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/83295/
“Male Inhale scream 6” by jorickhoofd https://freesound.org/people/jorickhoofd/sounds/180299/
“rocks dropped tumble 2.wav” by Halleck https://freesound.org/people/Halleck/sounds/121702/
“traditional moroccan live music” by Eelke https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/266645/
“Metal dumpster opening and closing” by VlatkoBlazek https://freesound.org/people/VlatkoBlazek/sounds/319645/
“Berber players in Merzouga” by alfdroid https://freesound.org/people/alfdroid/sounds/146812/
“Glass shatter mix” by qubodup https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/219940/
“Chairscrape10.wav” by sinatra314 https://freesound.org/people/sinatra314/sounds/58448/
“Glass-hit.flac” by Craxic https://freesound.org/people/Craxic/sounds/204118/
“Party then screams.wav” by FreqMan https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/23155/
“Party then screams 2.wav” by FreqMan https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/23154/
“Panic.wav” by Erdie https://freesound.org/people/Erdie/sounds/165613/
“Scared crowd” by unchaz https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150961/
“assorted_crashing.aiff” by nothavama https://freesound.org/people/nothayama/sounds/172498/
“RunningPast.wav” by edwar64896 https://freesound.org/people/edwar64896/sounds/250940/
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Trigger Warnings:
- Sudden loud noises
- Depictions of xenophobia and classism
- Slavery and forced incarceration
- Gunfire and explosions
- Alcohol use
- Violence and threats of violence
- Death
- Claustrophobic spaces
- Blood and gore
- Depictions of extreme illness (both physical and mental)
- Violence towards animal-like monsters

Mar 27 2018
36 mins
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Rank #9: 2.23: Juno Steel and the Monster's Reflection (Part 3)

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He tunes the radio, sorts through static for answers. Only questions, clean and clear: can one child really ruin the lives of his entire family?

A ghost-sound, like a voice; then, gone.

Why did he have to stay with her? Who was that at the door, all those years ago? Did his life, her life, Juno's life... did they all have to end this way?

No port in the static storm. But then, distant, a sound. He's found it, he thinks; tunes closer, and closer, feels the rush of answers, the relief of a mystery solved. It comes closer, a banging sound, like footsteps, echoing... and then he's found it.

And he wishes he hadn't.

Here comes Turbo. The Man of the Future.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

Lord, Have Mercie by Karstenholymoly (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Karstenholymoly/40851 Ft: Dr. Emiliyan Stankov

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“Jar breaking.wav” by cmusounddesign https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/84708/

“Lying on bed” by avakas https://freesound.org/people/avakas/sounds/172365/

“59-Paper Movement.wav” by Leoctiurs https://freesound.org/people/Leoctiurs/sounds/428277/

“Bedroom wooden door close mic-ed mono - Post Squeak no knocks.wav” by stiffman https://freesound.org/people/stiffman/sounds/381964/

“Creaking-chair-uni.wav” by HeraclitoPD https://freesound.org/people/HeraclitoPD/sounds/335012/

“falling on the bed” by pauliperez1999 https://freesound.org/people/pauliperez1999/sounds/428772/

“Breaking a Wall Down (with a hammer)” by scampsie https://freesound.org/people/scampsie/sounds/417091/

“Glass Smash, Bottle, C.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/344266/

“Glass Smash, Bottle, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/344268/

“Glass Smash, Bottle, E.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/344272/

“Glass Smash, Bottle, D.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/344265/

“Handling glass shards 2” by jorickhoofd https://freesound.org/people/jorickhoofd/sounds/179268/

“TV OFF SWITCH.wav” by StevenBrown https://freesound.org/people/StevenBrown/sounds/128436/

“JohnJPowers_Heavy-Dinosaur-Footsteps-Jurassic-Park-Water.wav” by theguitarmanjp https://freesound.org/people/theguitarmanjp/sounds/385013/

“storm door slam 01.wav” by volivieri https://freesound.org/people/volivieri/sounds/161190/

“cooking_02.wav” by aesqe https://freesound.org/people/aesqe/sounds/140453/

“Large Earthquake” by LoafDV https://freesound.org/people/LoafDV/sounds/148002/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Child abuse and abusers

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Ableist language

  • Surgery and body horror

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death, mortality, and illness

  • Claustrophobic and dark spaces

  • Deception and gaslighting

Jun 26 2018
55 mins
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Rank #10: 1.18: Juno Steel and the Final Resting Place

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In all likelihood, this is the end. The only question is: the end of how much?

The end of Juno Steel… that’s pretty likely. Alone in a Martian tomb, Peter Nureyev gone, and Miasma’s experiments drawing to a close. Juno will outlive his usefulness any minute now, and if Miasma has her way he won’t outlive for long.

And if it’s the end of Juno Steel it may well be the end of Mars, too: with Miasma’s hands on the Egg of Purus, a superweapon strong enough to destroy the entire Ancient Martian civilization, this human civilization doesn’t stand much of a chance.

What does Miasma have planned for that Martian wasteland? Where is Peter Nureyev? And just how much will Juno Steel lose? Because surely, this is the end, the final resting place… but how much will end here, today?

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

(Note: Trigger warnings for all episodes will now be posted at the bottom of the episode description. In this way, we hope to accommodate those of our fans for whom emotional triggers are a significant concern without causing inconvenience for any listeners worried about spoilers. If this is a concern for you, please scroll down to the bottom of this description now.)

We’d like to thank our Patreon supporters: Elizabeth Miller, Angel Acevedo, Hannah Tsim, Ivy Keller, Savannah Patterson, Marilene Desrosiers, Sarah, Marina Snowden, Rachel McLean, Jason Mellin, Alice Card, Sarah D, Kai Blake, Maeve Moon, Naomi Snelson, Alice Chuang, Shannon, Christoffel Engelbrecht, Laura, Carla Lange, Lauren, Jennifer Troemner, Laura Wagner, Kristen Koopman, Madison Lindsley, Rose Saia, Sue Stewart, Anna Meehan, Emily Marazzo, Peter Staley, Sienna Warecki, Aslee Graves, Timothy LaGrone, Kes L. Radford, Mandy Grady, Tales of THATTOWN, Delaney Messer, Damian Salizar, Emily Becnel, Arsit Rouke, Genesis Aguirre, Allison K, Veronica Borders, Nic Duhamel, Sean Toland, Kate Mraz, Emily Jones, Scott Galica, Melissa Mosley, Toby MGK, Adrienne Diehl, Sarah Brink, Allen Grevey, M R Clay, Mershon Moore, Tygr, Ben Stanfield, Emily Olivieri, Mitchell Ferree, Sara Spookystitch, Annie Mosity, Sierra Netz, Phoebe Nowak, Jeremy Holstein, Jon Fortune for World Dominator Promotional Campaign, David Spain, Maureen Vibert, Debra Simes, Duncan Whincup, Kian Alvane, Ness Bivins, mcf, Riley Clarke, Kelly Quinn, Jennifer Griffin, Samantha Jamieson, syncytio, Ashleigh Ford, Eliza Gray, Alyssa Kruft, Angie G, Jennifer Ellision, Janet Robinson, Emily Hull, Kinsey Pena, Kina Qiu, Sarah Richardson, Julia M, and Marissa Goodvin!

With Patreon, you can support us by scheduling a small donation for each episode we release. If you’d like to show the artists behind the Penumbra that you appreciate their work, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

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"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“horror ambience 72 12 Xicochi – Capella Ducis Quercus 130525_14.wav” by klankbeeld http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/212045

“Various Scifi Elevator Door Sounds” by Nicistarful http://freesound.org/people/Nicistarful/sounds/344224

“MetalCabinetSlidingOverLinoleum.flac” by qubodup http://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/192063

“box falls (2).wav” by FreqMan
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“Wet_Slaps.mp3” by HerbertBoland
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“splats.wav” by FreqMan
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“Rockslide.wav” by juskiddink
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“Metal Ping.aif” by timgormly
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“Gore slush slime sounds” by
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“SciFi Computer-1.wav” by
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Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1c8hQV2rkIl0e8YV6rqqSPSa3avHbOqS9LD-VaThkrX0

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcription credit to lequeenofmoondoor, with assistance from Dana Stahl, bisclavretsred, lilkittybean, Tara Olivero, and Kevin Vibert.)

TRIGGER WARNINGS:

  • Depictions of self-harm

  • Suicide and death

  • Some gore/"body horror"

  • Sudden loud noises

Nov 08 2016
46 mins
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Rank #11: 2.26: Juno Steel and the Long Way Home (Part 1)

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Where is everybody?

That's the question that dogs Juno Steel now. He has bigger things to handle, he knows. Loose ends to tie up, old betrayals to pay back, and a mysterious mayor to reckon with. But even while city-sized mysteries weigh him down, the one that concerns him most is much closer to home... and while he tries to solve his disappearing act, all he has to keep him company is the tale of another disappearance, thirty years in the past.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Sewer Soundscape, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/342566/

“EMgermanrail.wav” by holger.schwetter https://freesound.org/people/holger.schwetter/sounds/53475/

“cannon.aif” by man https://freesound.org/people/man/sounds/14615/

“Tape Cassette Eject” by Fats Million https://freesound.org/people/Fats%20Million/sounds/187786/

“News Background.wav” by mansardian https://freesound.org/people/mansardian/sounds/61321/

“Audience Cheering” by unchaz https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150957/

“photo press Conference.wav” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/179209/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Claustrophobia

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death and injury

  • Violence towards animals

  • Implied killing of animals

  • Deception and gaslighting

  • Abandonment

Aug 28 2018
36 mins
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Rank #12: 2.19: Second Citadel -- The Moonlit Hermit (Part 1)

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Deep in the Swamp of Titan's Blooms stands a towering plant with no equal in the Second Citadel. It is in parts tree, fern, beanstalk, and a single gigantic flower -- and it is the Keep from which Lord Arum watches over his Swamp.

No human has ever seen the labyrinthine interior of this Keep until today. When Rilla awakens in the Keep she will come face-to-face with things she'd never dreamed she'd see, magical artifacts and creatures and mysteries that tie deep into the workings of the very universe... but unless she can find a way to escape, she may be the only human to ever learn of them.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Mikaela Buckley -- Promotional artist, Script editor

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica, Ph.D. -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager, Script editor

Grahame Turner -- Script editor

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“snap_3.wav” by Snapper4298 https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177494/
“185071oneirophileswamp-gas-bubbling_Cleaned.wav” by dheming https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/198300/
“swamp frogs.wav” by Tomlija https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/99193/
“spring peepers at night” by pfranzen https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/387514/
“Prehistoric Marsh with Birds, Insects, and Reptilian Creatures” flood-mix https://freesound.org/people/flood-mix/sounds/413343/
“Handling a Rubber Mask” by harveyjnz https://freesound.org/people/harveyjnz/sounds/360379/
“inhuman screech.wav” by Wolfsinger https://freesound.org/people/Wolfsinger/sounds/25713/
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“squeaky toy.wav” by nsstudios https://freesound.org/people/nsstudios/sounds/321099/
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“drip2.wav” by PhreaKsAccount https://freesound.org/people/PhreaKsAccount/sounds/46268/
“Traditional Eastern instrument Kaval - improvisation played by Boris Todorovic.aif” by Tomlija https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/110332/
“Key_Chimes_02_Light-Shake.wav” by dheming https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/190134/
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“growing_plant.wav” by MaxDemianAGL https://freesound.org/people/MaxDemianAGL/sounds/131050/
“Rumble loop 10s” by unfa https://freesound.org/people/unfa/sounds/258339/
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“Grass Footstep 2.wav” by morganpurkis https://freesound.org/people/morganpurkis/sounds/384652/
“Grass Footstep 3.wav” by morganpurkis https://freesound.org/people/morganpurkis/sounds/384651/
“Sword Block” by LukeSharples https://freesound.org/people/LukeSharples/sounds/209096/
“Breaking_Ice_01.wav” by dheming https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/268023/
“Bottle & Gulps.wav” by yadronoff https://freesound.org/people/yadronoff/sounds/320381/
“Sword Slash Attack” by qubodup https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/184422/
“Bodyfall (mixed)” by EFlexTheSoundDesigner https://freesound.org/people/EFlexTheSoundDesigner/sounds/372224/
“Foliage_Rustling_001.wav” by duckduckpony https://freesound.org/people/duckduckpony/sounds/204030/
“breaking branches.wav” by Zbyhek https://freesound.org/people/Zbyhek/sounds/167488/
“destruction, wooden, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352513/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Depictions of xenophobia

  • Slavery and forced incarceration

  • Explosions

  • Insects, spiders, lizards

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death, mortality, and illness

  • Claustrophobic and dark spaces

  • Violence towards animals

  • Deception and gaslighting

Apr 24 2018
51 mins
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Rank #13: 1.14: Juno Steel and the Train From Nowhere (Part 1)

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He arrived in the night: Peter Nureyev, the burglar who got away, the thief Juno Steel couldn’t catch.

Until he returned, things had been so simple: solving crimes, chasing a killer with her eye on Ancient Martian artifacts, and not letting personal business get in the way. With Nureyev, though, things always seem to get personal very quickly.

But Juno has no choice. Nureyev’s the only one with a lead on the killer Juno’s after. He knows exactly what she plans to take next, and according to him it’s something very big, and very dangerous.

According to Nureyev, anyway. But the question remains: can Juno trust Peter Nureyev?

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. If you miss us between episodes, remember to follow us on Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast), Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), and our website (thepenumbrapodcast.com) for updates, information about the cast and crew, and irresistible witticisms.

We’d like to thank our Patreon supporters: Angel Acevedo, Hannah Tsim, Naomi Snelson, Alice Chuang, Shannon, Christoffel Engelbrecht, Laura, Carla Lange, Madison Lindsley, Jason Mellin, Rose Saia, Sue Stewart, Anna Meehan, Peter Staley, Sienna Warecki, Emily Becnel, Maeve Moon, Arsit Rouke, Genesis Aguirre, Allison K, Veronica Borders, Nic Duhamel, Sean Toland, M R Clay, Mershon Moore, Tygr, Ben Stanfield, Emily Olivieri, Mandy Grady, Kayla Mullins, Mitchell Ferree, Sara Spookystitch, Annie, Sierra Netz, Phoebe Nowak, Jeremy Holstein, "The Jon Fortune Promotional Campaign," and David Spain! With Patreon, you can support us by scheduling a small donation for each episode we release. If you’d like to show the artists behind the Penumbra that you appreciate their work, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3386677

Attribution:

Music:

"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba:
http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Underwater ambience.WAV” by ben_jamin0 http://freesound.org/people/ben_jamin0/sounds/116657

“I Feel Like Dancing” by Steven M Bryant © 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/stevieb357/35149 Ft: Jeris & Copperhead

“J.S. Bach – Cantante Profane No.205 – 1.Chouer des Vents,” European Archive. Public Domain Mark 1.0

“Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in C major Op. 8 No. 12 – I. Allegro II. Largo III. Allegro,” Europen Archive. Public Domain Mark 1.0

“Organ Concerto in C major, BWV 595 (For Trumpet and Organ – Rondeau,” Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Michel Rondeau. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

“MacBook Pro Feedback” by ejgvibes http://freesound.org/people/ejgvibes/sounds/198459

“Café connection” by morgantj, copyright 2009. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/morgantj/18947 Ft: Morusque

“Growing” by Jeris © copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes_35240 Ft: Mykleanthony

“Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, ‘L’inverno’ (Winter) = Allegro non molto,” Antonio Vivaldi, performed by the US Air Force Band. Public Domain Mark 1.0

“Concerto Gross in B flat major no. 7, HWV 325 – III. Andante,” Georg Friedrich Handel, European Archive. Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yGUMR-aqGQvoTvpPykmLfaAFwFsdgNOUlmgoi15h7Ws/

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

TRIGGER WARNINGS:

  • Violence
  • Gunfire
  • Deception and gaslighting
  • Sudden loud noises
  • Alcohol
  • Threats
Sep 20 2016
41 mins
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Rank #14: UPDATED 1.02: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask UPDATE (Part 2)

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In the hunt for a crime boss's murderer, Detective Juno Steel and Agent Rex Glass have ended up somewhere very peculiar: a game show.

Well, it should be peculiar. But in the house of the Kanagawas, Hyperion City's premier crime-family-slash-entertainment-network, nothing is peculiar so long as it's caught on camera. In the eyes of a camera you can sell anything: a mad genius's horrific game show; an ancient death mask that kills whoever disturbs it; and even, strangest of all, a Detective and Special Agent who really think they have a shot at surviving this mess.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

We’d like to thank our Patreon supporters: Jaimie Gunter, Eliza Gray, The Princess and the Scrivener, mcf, Elizabeth Miller, Angel Acevedo, Hannah Tsim, Molly Donaldson, Kirsten Burns, nicole yim, Angalee Marano, Daisy Hines, Naomi Snelson, Ashley R HAynie, Katelyn Diekhaus, Maayan Priel, spaghettoni, Bobbie R, Michelle Ma, Emma Rose, Katelyn Davis, sally martin, Nadine, Julia Rosen, Marilene Desrosiers, Ari, M Moon, Elisabeth Hartmark, Emily Moore, Leslie Calderon, Abby Goodlaxson, Rachel Reeves, Sarah W, Jennifer Troemner, Sue Stewart, Kinsey Pena, Alyssa Kruft, syncytio, Ness Bivins, Savannah Patterson, Sarah, Rachel McLean, Jason Mellin, Alice Card, Kai Blake, Alice Chuang, Shannon, Wilhelm Engelbrecht, Laura, Carla Langa, Clarissa Tokash, Hailey Reed, Jennifer Xiang, Sarah Kolb, Hayley Wan, Joseph Marques, Sarah Cowwan, Briana W, Autumn B, Leo Mahler, Kaitlin Medlin, Allison Stanek, Robyn Jefferson, Asgket Wright, Lynne M, S. Staton, Robyn, elesteria, Julia M, Emily Hull, Laura Wagner, Kristen Koopman, Madison Lindsley, Rose Saia, Anna Meehan, Emily Marazzo, Peter Staley, Sienna Warecki, Phoebe Joy, Amanda McMains, M, Alex Fingerguns, Han Taub, Tales of THATTOWN, Abby, Kelli Glazebrook, caitlyn, Gabi Gonzalez, Alli Salwen, Jo, Lottie, Liv, Brittany Flanagan, Emma Johnson, Kaitlyn Steele, Katie Laffoon, Riley Clarke, Olivia Vogt, Sam Jam, Ashleigh Ford, Kelly Quinn, Aslee Graves, Timothy LaGrone, Kes L. Radford, Mandy Grady, Delaney Messer, Damian Salizar, Allison K, Veronica Borders, Nic Duhamel, Sean Toland, Janet Robinson, David Rheinstrom, Elizabeth, Brigitte Lefebvre, Celia Meredith, Amanda Kilbane, McKenna Waddill, Chan Aleksandra Melbye, Arcadiy Vournelis, Abbey James, A. Gannon and S. Conley, Mary Murphy, Hayley Cole, Sydney Bell, Tarot, Emily Broude, ABS, Maddie Alzamora, Zoe, Carmen, Ashten Sykes, Julia Adams, Fanni Olah, Katarina Schwartz, Alexandra Theodotou, Vi Nguyen, Demilade Adefope, Jennifer Ellison, Kate Mraz, Emily Jones, Scott Galica, Melissa Mosley, Toby MGK, Adrienne Diehl, Sarah Brink, Allen Grevey, M R Clay, Alex Stan, Ben Stanfield, Emily Olivieri, BeatButton, Sara Spookystitch, Annie Mosity, Sierra Netz, Jeremy Holstein, earlgreytea68, Emma Baker, Spencer Hubbard, Mossthewolf, Kirstyn Grout, Fiona Parker, Jamie G., Tristen A. H., Allison Stanek, Dashiell Mecoy, and Charlie Lewins!

With Patreon, you can support us by scheduling a small donation for each episode we release. If you’d like to show the artists behind the Penumbra that you appreciate their work, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

(Note: Trigger warnings for all episodes will now be posted at the bottom of the episode description. In this way, we hope to accommodate those of our fans for whom emotional triggers are a significant concern without causing inconvenience for any listeners worried about spoilers. If this is a concern for you, please scroll down to the bottom of this description now.)

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"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
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“Audience cheering” by unchaz http://www.freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150957/
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“Monster_screaching.aif” by SunnySideSound http://www.freesound.org/people/SunnySideSound/sounds/67706/

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15faN7fThyWWv7hFUsu5yP2WDOrwEwDQiMu4-i08Q8mk/edit?usp=sharing

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Sarah Baum.)

TRIGGER WARNINGS:

  • Death

  • Some gore/"body horror"

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Depictions of being chased/pursued

Mar 17 2016
50 mins
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Rank #15: 2.27: Juno Steel and the Long Way Home (Part 2)

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Down in the sewers, home seems like a distant memory. It's even more distant for Detective Steel now, because even aboveground home doesn't feel like home anymore. Hyperion City has changed. Even its sewers have changed, and the things that crawl in those sewers.

And at the bottom of it all is Ramses Takano, or should we say Jack O'Flaherty, or should we say any number of names that once belonged to this incredible disappearing and reappearing man. Blink and his face has changed. Blink and your city has changed. Blink and your home has changed -- and once a thing like that has left you, can you ever find it again?

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
Sewer Soundscape, A.wav͟ by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/342566/%CD%9E
PloppyMix.wav͟ by digifishmusic https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/53763/%CD%9E
splash 2.wav͟ by sforsman https://freesound.org/people/sforsman/sounds/384201/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Claustrophobia

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death and injury

  • Violence towards animals

  • Implied killing of animals

  • Deception and gaslighting

  • Abandonment

  • Reference to suicide

Sep 11 2018
37 mins
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Rank #16: 2.16: Juno Steel and the Promised Land (Part 3)

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If you had asked Erin Marshall D’Arc, the Free Dome was supposed to be for everyone. Anyone who wanted a home away from the War, she said, could have it.

If you had asked Marshall Erin D’Arc, the Free Dome was only for the best of the best. Only those who could create paradise, he said, could have it.

If you ask Mayor Pilot Pereyra, the Free Dome belongs to the highest bidder. Whoever finds it, they say, owns it – and they can do with it as they please.

And if you ask Juno Steel, Private Eye, drained of blood and confidence? You can keep your lousy Dome. Because something about this place doesn’t sit right with Detective Steel… and he’s rapidly running out of time to figure out what it is before Pilot decides they’re done with him.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

We are a small team that currently relies on fan donations to keep food on our plates and buy us time to create this show, and so we mean it literally when we say we could not do this without you. If you'd like to contribute to that Patreon, get some rewards, and keep making the Penumbra a reality, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapo...

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1brwwewroN93mc3TfXDpv52sGJsWI-LEjpmlZoEvG3bE

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Avi Meehan.)

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

“Sci-Fi Force Field Impact 15.wav” by StormwaveAudio http://freesound.org/people/StormwaveAudio/sounds/330629/ “Sci-Fi Weapons Deploy” by Hybrid_V http://freesound.org/people/Hybrid_V/sounds/321215/ “Sci-Fi Large Machine Power-Up” by Hybrid_V http://freesound.org/people/Hybrid_V/sounds/321217/ “Laser shooting several rockets” by beman87 http://freesound.org/people/beman87/sounds/169680/ “Terminator slam” by jobro http://freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/157969/ “Wheel Lathe.wav” by Benboncan http://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/137950/ “Flame ignition.wav” by hykenfreak http://freesound.org/people/hykenfreak/sounds/331621/ “Large crash” by CGEffex http://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/99960/ “canon.aif” by man http://freesound.org/people/man/sounds/14615/ “ELEC_DRILL_BURST_001.wav” by JoelAudio http://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135849/v “RMX_UpDownBit6(Loop).wav” by nicStage http://freesound.org/people/nicStage/sounds/1519/ “Dark Energy_build up.wav” by kantouth http://freesound.org/people/kantouth/sounds/104396/ “Sciency Death Weapon of Science” by RICHERlandTV http://freesound.org/people/RICHERlandTV/sounds/249499/ “synth_jet.wav” by vartioh http://freesound.org/people/vartioh/sounds/115555/ “concrete blocks moving.wav” by FreqMan http://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/sounds/25846/ “Stone grind” by Thalamus_Lab http://freesound.org/people/Thalamus_Lab/sounds/232102/ “hugeSlidingDoorSlamECM800.wav” by UATaudio http://freesound.org/people/UATaudio/sounds/31154/ “Cartoon_Punch_02.wav” by Rsilveira_88 http://freesound.org/people/RSilveira_88/sounds/216198/ “body-fall-3.wav” by CosmicEmbers http://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/160739/ “Sci-Fi Explosion 1” by Tazy http://freesound.org/people/Tazy/sounds/369935/

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Child abuse

  • Deception and gaslighting

  • Gunfire and explosions

  • Reference to alcohol use

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Military threats and discussion of military violence

  • Death

  • Claustrophobic spaces

  • Blood and gore

Nov 14 2017
53 mins
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Rank #17: 2.22: Juno Steel and the Monster's Reflection (Part 2)

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"You did it in one day. One choice. When you let him in, when you let the hero rob us blind without taking a thing."

That's how Sarah Steel justified the murder of Benzaiten Steel, twenty-one years ago. But the day she was referring to was even older: fifteen years before that. A motive a long, long time in the making.

But what does that mean? How could one four-year-old child ruin three lives?

Juno remembers. But what he remembers... can't be right. It can't be.

It can't be.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Scott Galica -- Recording engineer

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Board Game Pieces” by discokingmusic https://freesound.org/people/discokingmusic/sounds/271388/

Orc March by basematic (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/basematic/33579 Ft: snowflake, wolf sebastian, spinning merkaba

Trigger Warnings:

  • Child abuse and abusers

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Ableist language

  • Surgery and body horror

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Death, mortality, and illness

  • Claustrophobic and dark spaces

  • Deception and gaslighting

Jun 05 2018
25 mins
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Rank #18: 2.30: Juno Steel and the Man of the Future (Part 1)

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Ramses O'Flaherty has been a busy man in recent days. A brand new way of life doesn't build itself, after all -- and before you can ever build it, you'll have to tear down the old life getting in everyone's way.

As Juno and Rita come up from the sewers they can see, immediately, that Ramses has succeeded in the latter goal. Oldtown is gone. It's never coming back. And in its place stands Newtown, a shining city on a hill, a paradise of Ramses's own design. The only questions, then, are these: what is paradise? And what must one do before they allow one through its gates?

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of the episode description.)

Want Penumbra shirts, posters, and pins? We have a merch store! https://store.dftba.com/collections/the-penumbra-podcast

We're an independent team that needs your help to keep making these stories. Support us on Patreon and you can get episodes early, actor scripts, commentary tracks, behind-the-scenes goodies, and more! https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

On staff at the Penumbra:

Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

Sophie Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

Noah Simes -- Production manager

Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

Ryan 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: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Chime_01.wav” by Andromadax24 https://freesound.org/people/Andromadax24/sounds/186719/

“SMALL GROUP LAUGHTER.wav” by Ch0cchi https://freesound.org/people/Ch0cchi/sounds/15294/

“Hammering Nails, Close, A” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/406048/

“Cloth Rip” by Dpoggioli https://freesound.org/people/Dpoggioli/sounds/263541/

“Chair-Dining_Chair-Wooden-Dragged-04.wav” by D W https://freesound.org/people/D%20W/sounds/145707/

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14YRIBJWI1sOjenHjfzPxC4gtrZNSHSMr

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Sarah Baum.)

Trigger Warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Claustrophobia

  • Violence and threats of violence

  • Manipulation and mind control

  • Death and fatal injury

  • Implied killing of people and animals

  • Deception and gaslighting

Oct 23 2018
43 mins
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Rank #19: 1.15: Juno Steel and the Train From Nowhere (Part 2)

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Somewhere in this desert lies the greatest weapon Mars has ever seen. It’s on board the Utgard Express, a mobile lockbox that shatters the speed of sound at its slowest setting, a train that no one has ever entered… until today.

The plan is set. Juno and Nureyev know exactly what they must do to board that train. If there are no surprises they’ll just wake up, drive to a drone launch site in the desert, hijack a drone, and then ride off into the sunset, Martian Weapon in hand.

If there are no surprises, that is. But someone in this desert doesn’t much like the idea of things going smoothly for Juno and Nureyev, and the first of his surprises should be arriving at their door right about… now.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

We’d like to thank our Patreon supporters: Elizabeth Miller, Angel Acevedo, Jason Mellin, Alice Card, Sarah D, Kai Blake, Maeve Moon, Naomi Snelson, Alice Chuang, Shannon, Christoffel Engelbrecht, Laura, Carla Lange, Kristen Koopman, Madison Lindsley, Rose Saia, Sue Stewart, Anna Meehan, Hannah Tsim, Emily Marazzo, Peter Staley, Sienna Warecki, Mandy Grady, Tales of THATTOWN, Delaney Messer, Damian Salizar, Emily Becnel, Arsit Rouke, Genesis Aguirre, Allison K, Veronica Borders, Nic Duhamel, Sean Toland, Scott Galica, Melissa Mosley, Toby MGK, Adrienne Diehl, Sarah Brink, Allen Grevey, M R Clay, Merson Moore, Tygr, Ben Stanfield, Emily Olivieri, Mitchell Ferree, Sara Spookystitch, Annie Mosity, Sierra Netz, Phoebe Nowak, Jeremy Holstein, Jon Fortune for World Dominator Promotional Campaign, David Spain, Maureen Vibert, Debra Simes, Timothy LaGrone, Duncan Whincup, and Kian Alvane! With Patreon, you can support us by scheduling a small donation for each episode we release. If you’d like to show the artists behind the Penumbra that you appreciate their work, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3386677

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"Kind of Girl" by Jeris, feat. spinningmerkaba http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

“Interior Rally Racing Car.wav” by efksound http://freesound.org/people/efksound/sounds/193679

“Destruction, Wooden, A.wav” by InspectorJ http://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/352513

“Plunk” by OwlStorm http://freesound.org/people/OwlStorm/sounds/209011

“Nuerburgring-Pit-Lane.flac” by Erdie http://freesound.org/people/Erdie/sounds/34526

“Airplane Ambience” by SeanSecret http://freesound.org/people/SeanSecret/sounds/251653

“thing.rocket.02.mp3” by dobroide http://freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/15463

“Key out of the pocket.wav” by BarkersPinhead http://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274669

“Light Metal Gate Close” by qubodup http://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/219587

“Indy Blow Darts Cue 3.wav” by pscsound http://freesound.org/people/pscsound/sounds/71260

“Clothing_ShirtsandPants_Rustling.wav” by duckduckpony http://freesound.org/people/duckduckpony/sounds/204016

“underwater ambience” by akemov http://freesound.org/people/akemov/sounds/255597

“Large Earthquake” by LoafDV http://freesound.org/people/LoafDV/sounds/148002

“metal door close.wav” by Tomlija http://freesound.org/Tomlija/sounds/98946

“kitchen metal.wav” by offthesky http://freesound.org/people/offthesky/sounds/34654

“good kick in the head sound.aif” by mwl500 http://freesound.org/people/mwl500/sounds/54807

TRIGGER WARNINGS:

  • Violence
  • Gunfire
  • Deception and gaslighting
  • Sudden loud noises
  • Alcohol
  • Threats
Oct 04 2016
42 mins
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Rank #20: 2.11: Juno Steel and the Stolen City (Part 1)

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“Look for a woman with one ear outside the First Museum of Colonized History in Hyperion City.”

That’s what the notice said to Yasmin Swift, both culprit and victim of Juno Steel’s last case. And ever since, Juno has been looking for that woman: for a month straight, while the clock ticks down, while the election creeps ever closer. He needs to find her, and quickly, if he hopes to keep Ramses O’Flaherty kicking, if he hopes to give this city a shot at anything better.

Today Juno’s going to find that one-eared gangster, and he’s going to learn something very important about leads along the way: sometimes it’s worth leaving a piranha on the line if it means you might catch a whale.

Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

(Trigger warnings and a link to a full episode transcript can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

We'd like to thank our Patreon supporters, without whom The Penumbra Podcast would not be possible. Thank you so, so much. A list of those heroes can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.thepenumbrapodcast.com/about/

We are a small team that currently relies on fan donations to keep food on our plates and buy us time to create this show, and so we mean it literally when we say we could not do this without you. If you'd like to contribute to that Patreon, get some rewards, and keep making the Penumbra a reality, you can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

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

“High heels marble floor” by avakas http://freesound.org/people/avakas/sounds/172358/ “Human Runs in Boots” by scriotxstudios http://freesound.org/people/scriotxstudios/sounds/348753/ “Bundle falling to ground” by pfranzen http://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/326351/ “Heavy metal door” by Exacom http://freesound.org/people/Exacom/sounds/259301/ “Down the stairs into the basement” by kramsttop http://freesound.org/people/kramsttop/sounds/170903/ “Spacecraft cabin ambient noise 2.aiff” by gnrja http://freesound.org/people/gnrja/sounds/150267/ “Radio beep” by Kijadzel http://freesound.org/people/Kijadzel/sounds/170608/ “Storm wind.aiff” by gnrja http://freesound.org/people/gnrja/sounds/151767/ “beepbeep.wav” by leviclaassen http://freesound.org/people/leviclaassen/sounds/107786/

Transcript:

A transcript of the spoken lines in this episode can be found here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19BX4E9OoSE7V4TKI8VJQJkjlvaqVSrgmrDEbduQt6xE

Production scripts with behind-the-scenes direction, character insights, notes for actors, and ridiculous jokes are available on Patreon at the $7 level.

(Transcript by Avi Meehan and edited by Kevin Vibert.)

Trigger warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises

  • Depictions and descriptions of violence, murder, death

  • Depictions of being trapped

  • Kidnapping

  • Manipulation

  • Threats

  • Depictions of being watched without foreknowledge or permission

Aug 29 2017
39 mins
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