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Tumanbay

Rank #95 in Performing Arts category

Performing Arts
History
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A story of slaves, spies, armies, betrayals, assassinations, deserts and plagues set in set in a civilisation that might be from the distant past or the unknowable future. Each season is a continuous unfolding story.

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A story of slaves, spies, armies, betrayals, assassinations, deserts and plagues set in set in a civilisation that might be from the distant past or the unknowable future. Each season is a continuous unfolding story.

iTunes Ratings

838 Ratings
Average Ratings
770
43
10
7
8

Top Notch Audio Drama

By Vaultdweller-13 - Jan 28 2019
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Sets the bar with its writing, superb acting, effects, sound production.

Well-done

By Organa57 - Jul 08 2018
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Super intense, drew me in immediately. I love the sound effects.

iTunes Ratings

838 Ratings
Average Ratings
770
43
10
7
8

Top Notch Audio Drama

By Vaultdweller-13 - Jan 28 2019
Read more

Sets the bar with its writing, superb acting, effects, sound production.

Well-done

By Organa57 - Jul 08 2018
Read more

Super intense, drew me in immediately. I love the sound effects.

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Tumanbay

Rank #95 in Performing Arts category

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A story of slaves, spies, armies, betrayals, assassinations, deserts and plagues set in set in a civilisation that might be from the distant past or the unknowable future. Each season is a continuous unfolding story.

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!

Top Episodes

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Rank #1: 1.03 - Coming of Age

Sep 12 2017
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Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.

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Rank #2: 1.04 - Hidden Knowledge

Sep 19 2017
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Shajar, the Sultan’s chief wife, has taken something of value from the Hafiz, a drunk, self-pitying religious figure-head. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, is determined to find out what it is and what mischief she is planning. Marching with the army out to the provinces, reluctant soldier Madu, finds solace in an unlikely companion.  

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Rank #3: 1.05 - Strangle Hold

Sep 21 2017
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Whilst General Qulan gathers the armies of the empire to help defeat the rebels forces led by the mysterious, self-proclaimed "queen" Maya, Gregor is under increasing pressure to find the spies within the city. But his investigations keep leading him back to Shajar the Sultan's chief wife and a precious reliquary she has secreted away. 

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Rank #4: 2.01 - The Last Boat

Oct 12 2017
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Tumanbay has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor, previously the Sultan’s spymaster, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive and even prosper as the regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

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Rank #5: 1.06 - In The Beginning

Sep 26 2017
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There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.

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Rank #6: 2.06 - Holy Father

Oct 31 2017
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Following a series of highly-placed murders, the Inquisitor Barakat’s hold over Tumanbay is appears to be complete. Rebel fighter Manel seeks refuge with a co-conspirator, Doctor Dorin. But can Dorin be trusted and what are the secret experiments he is carrying out at the medical institute?

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Rank #7: 1.10 - Sword of Faith

Oct 10 2017
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The final chapter in season one of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan’s great victory, the brilliant and ruthless spymaster, Gregor discovers he has been deceived.

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Rank #8: 2.02 - The Kill

Oct 17 2017
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Under the brutal rule of the fanatical followers of Maya, the once beautiful and wealthy city of Tumanbay is being laid to waste. Whilst Gregor attempts to survive by collaborating, his niece Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. But treachery lurks at every corner and both are playing a deadly game.

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Rank #9: 1.09 - The Jaws of Victory

Oct 05 2017
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A trade delegation from across the ocean, brings to Tumanbay the very latest in war machinery. Convinced of victory by the prophesies of a child, the Sultan prepares to march out and destroy the rebellious provincial leader, Maya. His nephew Madu has only one desire – to escape the city with his lover Daniel. 

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Rank #10: 2.05 - Kiss My Fingers

Oct 26 2017
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How to deal with the threat of plague brings the Inquisitor Barakat into conflict with the ailing regent Effendi Red. Meanwhile, Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

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Rank #11: 2.03 - Rats

Oct 19 2017
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Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with Tumanbay’s brutal new rulers. Meanwhile, Madu, the hostage Sultan to the regime, becomes increasingly reckless in his quest to satisfy his drug habit. 

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Rank #12: 1.07 - A Tale of Two Cities

Sep 28 2017
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Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

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Rank #13: 2.04 - Healing the Sick

Oct 24 2017
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Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics.  He chooses Gregor to assist him.

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Rank #14: 1.08 - The Purge

Oct 03 2017
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Increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, the Sultan begins a purge of the palace. Slave trader Ibn is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with the man who stole his kingdom.

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Rank #15: Introducing - The Walk

Jan 18 2018
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Introducing The Walk, a new immersive fiction podcast from Panoply, created by award-winning author Naomi Alderman

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Rank #16: Coming Soon - a new immersive fiction podcast

Jan 12 2018
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The Walk - a new immersive fiction podcast from Panoply, created by award-winning author Naomi Alderman. Releases 18 January. Subscribe in itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-walk/id1334736440?mt=2

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Rank #17: Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer

Nov 20 2017
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We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars.In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers.Learn more about all our shows at https://www.panoply.fm

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Rank #18: 2.08 - We Are Three

Nov 07 2017
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The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past. 

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Rank #19: 2.07 - Take My Hand

Nov 02 2017
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Manel goes to the swamps in search of her father, General Qulan, who had been sent there as a prisoner to work on the great dam.  Back in Tumanbay, the young sultan Madu comes out of hiding for a secret rendezvous with a long-lost lover.

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Rank #20: 1.02 - Ship of the Dead

Sep 12 2017
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With rebellion in a far-off province, Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, has been given the task of rooting out the spies within. But there is another threat making its way by sea. As slave merchant, Ibn awaits the arrival of his family, sickness has broken out on the ship carrying them.

Play Now

Rank #1: 1.03 - Coming of Age

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Read more

Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.

Sep 12 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: 1.04 - Hidden Knowledge

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Shajar, the Sultan’s chief wife, has taken something of value from the Hafiz, a drunk, self-pitying religious figure-head. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, is determined to find out what it is and what mischief she is planning. Marching with the army out to the provinces, reluctant soldier Madu, finds solace in an unlikely companion.  

Sep 19 2017
50 mins
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Rank #3: 1.05 - Strangle Hold

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Whilst General Qulan gathers the armies of the empire to help defeat the rebels forces led by the mysterious, self-proclaimed "queen" Maya, Gregor is under increasing pressure to find the spies within the city. But his investigations keep leading him back to Shajar the Sultan's chief wife and a precious reliquary she has secreted away. 

Sep 21 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: 2.01 - The Last Boat

Podcast cover
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Tumanbay has been conquered by a brutal religious regime, the followers of Maya. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor, previously the Sultan’s spymaster, has sworn an oath to the new rulers and struggles to survive and even prosper as the regime sets about dismantling the city of everything of value.

Oct 12 2017
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: 1.06 - In The Beginning

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There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.

Sep 26 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: 2.06 - Holy Father

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Following a series of highly-placed murders, the Inquisitor Barakat’s hold over Tumanbay is appears to be complete. Rebel fighter Manel seeks refuge with a co-conspirator, Doctor Dorin. But can Dorin be trusted and what are the secret experiments he is carrying out at the medical institute?

Oct 31 2017
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: 1.10 - Sword of Faith

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The final chapter in season one of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan’s great victory, the brilliant and ruthless spymaster, Gregor discovers he has been deceived.

Oct 10 2017
52 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: 2.02 - The Kill

Podcast cover
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Under the brutal rule of the fanatical followers of Maya, the once beautiful and wealthy city of Tumanbay is being laid to waste. Whilst Gregor attempts to survive by collaborating, his niece Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. But treachery lurks at every corner and both are playing a deadly game.

Oct 17 2017
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: 1.09 - The Jaws of Victory

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A trade delegation from across the ocean, brings to Tumanbay the very latest in war machinery. Convinced of victory by the prophesies of a child, the Sultan prepares to march out and destroy the rebellious provincial leader, Maya. His nephew Madu has only one desire – to escape the city with his lover Daniel. 

Oct 05 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: 2.05 - Kiss My Fingers

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How to deal with the threat of plague brings the Inquisitor Barakat into conflict with the ailing regent Effendi Red. Meanwhile, Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

Oct 26 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: 2.03 - Rats

Podcast cover
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Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with Tumanbay’s brutal new rulers. Meanwhile, Madu, the hostage Sultan to the regime, becomes increasingly reckless in his quest to satisfy his drug habit. 

Oct 19 2017
52 mins
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Rank #12: 1.07 - A Tale of Two Cities

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Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

Sep 28 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: 2.04 - Healing the Sick

Podcast cover
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Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics.  He chooses Gregor to assist him.

Oct 24 2017
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: 1.08 - The Purge

Podcast cover
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Increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, the Sultan begins a purge of the palace. Slave trader Ibn is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with the man who stole his kingdom.

Oct 03 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: Introducing - The Walk

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Introducing The Walk, a new immersive fiction podcast from Panoply, created by award-winning author Naomi Alderman

Jan 18 2018
21 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: Coming Soon - a new immersive fiction podcast

Podcast cover
Read more

The Walk - a new immersive fiction podcast from Panoply, created by award-winning author Naomi Alderman. Releases 18 January. Subscribe in itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-walk/id1334736440?mt=2

Jan 12 2018
2 mins
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Rank #17: Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer

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We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars.In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers.Learn more about all our shows at https://www.panoply.fm

Nov 20 2017
3 mins
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Rank #18: 2.08 - We Are Three

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The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past. 

Nov 07 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: 2.07 - Take My Hand

Podcast cover
Read more

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her father, General Qulan, who had been sent there as a prisoner to work on the great dam.  Back in Tumanbay, the young sultan Madu comes out of hiding for a secret rendezvous with a long-lost lover.

Nov 02 2017
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: 1.02 - Ship of the Dead

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With rebellion in a far-off province, Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, has been given the task of rooting out the spies within. But there is another threat making its way by sea. As slave merchant, Ibn awaits the arrival of his family, sickness has broken out on the ship carrying them.

Sep 12 2017
50 mins
Play Now