The Penumbra Podcast

An Audio DramaArts and Performing Arts podcast
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Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play.

The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we find along the tracks.

And what will we find, you ask? Well… see for yourself.

The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

Recent Episodes

2.34: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 1)
2.34: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 1)
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
New Year's Special: Second Citadel -- The Frozen King of Flame
New Year's Special: Second Citadel -- The Frozen King of Flame
A blow of the hunting-horn. A battlecry. Boots that crash through snow and ice, the crackling of open flame, the bellow of an ancient, timeless beast of the frozen tundra. They call him Old Cinder, the Frozen King of Flame. And this is just another New Year's celebration in the Southern Frosts. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your journey. (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 Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode “Running, Snow, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/421022/ “Coins_Single_54.wav” by LittleRobotSoundFactory https://freesound.org/people/LittleRobotSoundFactory/sounds/276101/ “distant horns” by DANMITCH3LL https://freesound.org/people/DANMITCH3LL/sounds/218488/ “Angry_Mob” by unchaz https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150954/ “Jump, landing in snow01” by mallement https://freesound.org/people/mallement/sounds/160603/ “Short male snorts and giggles” by pfranzen https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/418368/ “Giggle closed mouth young lady teenage girl” by AderuMoro https://freesound.org/people/AderuMoro/sounds/213291/ “Cambridge_pub_beergarden_rowdy_short_atmos.wav” by alex@vsi.tv https://freesound.org/people/alex@vsi.tv/sounds/294425/ Trigger Warnings: Sudden loud noises Open flame Violence and threats of violence Hunting Death of (monster) animals Implied killing of people and animals Deception and gaslighting
CHECK OUT: Mind's Eye
CHECK OUT: Mind's Eye
Sophie scares the heck out of Kevin and then tells him about a new podcast from Parcast called Mind's Eye! Eep! You can go subscribe to the first four episodes of Mind's Eye now on any podcatcher, or you can go to parcast.com/mindseye to start listening now. (Content paid for by Parcast.) Trigger Warning: Mind's Eye is not our podcast, and so we cannot vouch for its content. Listeners should be warned that sexual themes and coarse language appear throughout this sample episode.
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Started
Mar 5th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 15th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
80
Avg. Episode Length
33 minutes

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