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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 f ...
 
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Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-penumbra-podcasthyperion-city-productions-31122391343 Tickets will go live on May 25th, 2021, at 1 PM Eastern! Remember, tickets are LIMITED, so get yours while you can. This is a TWO-PART SHOW, so the performances of Part A will only cover the first half of the plot, while Part B will be the second hal…
 
In which the world gets a little bigger, a little meaner. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) ------- You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEi…
 
The hour of judgment is upon the Second Citadel, and its self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner sharpens his blade in wait. It may not be true that might makes right -- but if the mightiest are wrong, who can stop them from saying otherwise? Some people will do anything to protect their home. The trouble arises when others who live there disag…
 
Five years of the Penumbra Podcast is coming up on March 18th, 2021! Sophie and Kevin talk exciting announcements for the anniversary and our lead-up to the Season 3 finale, including a TON of potential bonuses for our Patreon supporters. The fun begins TOMORROW (2/18) at 12 PM EST on our Patreon: www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast.…
 
Sunset. The precise moment the Kite promised his assault on the Second Citadel would come. Two women now return to a land that does not want them to save it from itself... but why? We can't choose our families and we can't choose our homes. But we can choose how much of ourselves we give to them. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you …
 
SUSPECT NAME: Juno Steel OCCUPATION: Former police detective and private investigator INCIDENT DETAILS: Found in possession of Class X radical (see form DM10-894-91) SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: ERROR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION: DIRECTOR. PLEASE ENTER SUGGESTED COURSE OF ACTION. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this epis…
 
In the days following the fall of the First Citadel, humanity's last survivors looked to their Saints for guidance through drought, exhaustion, and famine. And many, many years later, four humans and a lizard-bug-man-thing found themselves with a daunting task of their own: to make it through a family dinner without driving each other completely in…
 
Juno Steel has been feeling a little out-of-body, lately. Kind of like... well, it's been so busy he hasn't even had time to listen to his own thoughts. But the day of a wedding demands reflection: on where we came from, and where we are going. And at the end of a good thing, is there any question scarier than "where are we going?" Welcome to the P…
 
You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode. On staff at the Penumbra: Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach Alice Chuang -- Head of Design Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team Sophie Takag…
 
On the eve of the Kite's assault: a story of two awakenings. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.) ------- You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOM…
 
A legend can only die when the stories surrounding it stop being told. But a life, even one that generates legends in its time... a life is very, very fragile. Which is worth saving, then? A legend that will go on for ages... or a life, fleeting and delicate and precious? Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigge…
 
It's showtime -- and what a show lies ahead of us. Tonight we steal a legend, darlings, and no one in this galaxy is more prepared for the task than we. Why, nothing could stop any one of us, I should think, which does raise an interesting question: if none of us can be stopped, what happens if one of us attempts to do the stopping? Welcome to the …
 
Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast By pledging or increasing your current Patreon pledge, you can gain access to the special rewards Kevin will be adding, and if we hit $7000/episode by or before September 29th, Kevin will be writing a short story featuring characters that ALL Patrons can vote on! Even if you can only pledge on…
 
Love is, of course, the most heroic emotion -- but only if you're a hero while you're feeling it. If you're evil it's just... icky? Has anyone checked if evil people can feel love? Regardless: love and justice are exactly what's in store for the Vigilant He tonight, as he attempts to save Milltown from its masked captor once and for all! Welcome to…
 
Milltown. The darkest night, when villains walk freely to spread their evil in the cover of shadow. In this cursed land, at this cursed time, is there no one who will take a stand for Truth, Justice, and the Citadel way? Put on your masks. Tonight, justice hides his face. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigge…
 
LAST TIME ON "RITA AND THE MEGA-ULTRABOTS OF CYBERJUSTICE": when the nefarious agents of DARK MATTERS assault a facility for housing INNOCENT CRIMINAL ROBOTS, it's up to BEAUTIFUL HEROINE RITA and TWO OTHER PEOPLE I GUESS to save the day! Will our plucky heroine save the day? Will her compatriots forgive her for doing that thing she definitely wasn…
 
Hi, Travelers. We are postponing this week’s episode for a few reasons, but one of them is that we’d like to take a moment to focus on this historical moment and to say that Black Lives Matter. The Black community’s fight for human rights is not by any means a new one, but we do find ourselves in a time when many more non-Black people are waking up…
 
WANTED: Six members of newly-established Aurinko Crime Family. Though we are unclear on their capabilities, suspects should be treated as if they are ARMED and DANGEROUS. Current location unknown. Those with information leading to the capture of the suspects should immediately contact [REDACTED] Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you e…
 
A whisper from the darkness: "One good turn deserves another, and so I'll give you two; Allow me this one favor and I'll do its twin for you." Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.…
 
Every city has its secrets that it keeps under lock and key -- and that's why Quanyii, Witch of the Wastes, has no interest in those. If every city has them, they're not exactly special, are they? The big secrets though -- those are a little more hidden. Like... two locks and two keys. And Quanyii has one secret of the Second Citadel just like that…
 
Sometimes seeing the truth is enough to make you miss the blissful blindness that is ignorance. Welcome to the Penumbra, Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXH…
 
Vespa Ilkay's best days are behind her. It doesn't matter if this statement is actually true; she has convinced herself that it is. Whenever Vespa looks at herself today all she can see is the woman she used to be: a galaxy-class doctor and assassin. A legend. It doesn't matter if Vespa ever was a legend, or if she really has fallen as far as she t…
 
In thirty minutes, the Bridge at the end of the world will be destroyed. It will go like this: there will be one explosion; then there will be two explosions; then there will be a terrible whistling, a shriek from beyond the stars; and then... silence. And thirty minutes after that the Bridge will fall again. And again. And again. And unless Olala,…
 
Untold years ago, a monster woman and a human man witnessed the end of the world. It went like this: one explosion; then two explosions; then a great rumbling; and then, darkness. And that should have been the end of it, and them, and everything. But today, one-and-a-half monsters and two-and-a-half humans will witness that end again -- and if they…
 
All dressed in evergreen Ah yes, the birth of Spring What will your garden bring? Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) To listen to more of Anjimile's work, you can find them on Spotify and Bandcamp. Their latest album, "Maker Mixtape" (from …
 
Strong hands to work the dust Long days -- in body I trust My tools have turned to rust... (Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay. Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) If you are interested in supporting Australian wildfire relief efforts, you can donate to: Fire Relief Fund for Fi…
 
A 100% canon adventure involving three best friends just as their adult lives are about to begin. "The Oldtown Trio," they call themselves, and they've been close for so long it seems like nothing could ever get in the way of them being friends forever. But something's been rubbing the Leader of the Gang, Mick Mercury, the wrong way for a few month…
 
There is no Fate, where the Universe is considered; there is only Intention. Things may have their proper place, of course, but once they get there... what they do is anyone's guess, including the Universe that brought them there in the first place. Today's Intention: The Four of Wastes, smelling blood and running, running; the Ax of Wilds, blade s…
 
In a quiet breeze amidst red leaves, Fate deals a new hand. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_ Transcripts will come out a…
 
Reduce all to what is most essential. A debutante's ball. A Gilded Globe. A ballroom floor, approximately 3000 square feet. An auction gone awry, An ex-detective shouting his cover at the top of his lungs, spitting it on the floor for all to see, an ingrate, an immature... And my debts, mounting. Even now, with every second. File it away. Reduce al…
 
A family is formed. A journey begins. A new era dawns. And out here, past the boundaries of City or government or law? Nothing stays guaranteed for long. Everything can change -- so you'd better hope you can keep up, or you might just get left behind. It's crime time, baby. Let's go. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode desc…
 
Announcing Sophie Kaner's brand-new podcast, Edges, a nonfiction interview show where Sophie asks nine real people to tell her stories about love that changed their lives. You can subscribe to the show at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edges/id1473694508 and listen to the trailer. The first episode, an interview with The Penumbra Podcast's o…
 
Sophie and Kevin have some exciting news to share with you all! For more upcoming information, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast), and Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast). Check us out on Patreon at patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast, where $4 supporters can access new episodes two days early--plus, there are …
 
This is the audio of our first live Q&A, streamed on Youtube in May of 2019! Join Kevin, Sophie, Noah, and a bunch of fans as we answer questions and repeatedly realize that, like... holy cow, this season was long. It was really long, y'all! What were we thinking?! (A transcript of this Q&A can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WBsIR0…
 
And so they fell straight down to Hell, And battled ‘til the end. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) We are currently in the process of creating and supplying transcripts for all of our episodes. You can find the transcripts that have been completed so far here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bnWLw5dTW4l9A…
 
The Cliffside yawned behind them, yet No mercy did they lend. For even where no life would dare, they battled at World’s End. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) We are currently in the process of creating and supplying transcripts for all of our episodes. You can find the transcripts that have been completed …
 
So to the West, the lifeless West, The troubadour did trot; Through boughs of burning red and gold ‘Twas solitude she sought. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.) We are currently in the process of creating and supplying transcripts for all of our episodes. You can find the transcripts that have been completed …
 
Old Silver-Eyes stopped dead and spoke: “But this cannot be true; For I know nothing of my past Save this, our endless duel.” (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 th…
 
When, “Clash!” the iron thundered, lo, “Have at thee!” the reply; and ‘neath the leaves, the forest’s eaves, she heard their battle-cry. (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 independ…
 
Two giants bearing broken swords Stood by a river’s bend Whose water fell straight down to Hell: They battled at World’s End. 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…
 
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 So…
 
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…
 
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 e…
 
The creatures which thrive at the end of the world are enough to make even the bravest knight's skin crawl. Massive slugs of sentient slime and nightmare-guards to a fortress beneath a sea where nothing survives walk the halls that lead to Fort Terminus, and passing them will be no small feat. Yet our heroes trudge on. On separate paths they draw c…
 
Two paths wind beneath Judge Helicoid's monstrous courtroom: two paths containing different players in this game, different tricks and traps and treacheries. All they share is this: A destination. Fort Terminus, the prison at the end of the world. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your journey. (Trigger warnings can be foun…
 
Give up control. That's what the thing that looks like Mick says to do. And in a year like the one Juno Steel has had, with the past, present, and city of the future all out to get him... why not? In a world where control can be torn from you so easily, so constantly... why not just give in, let that thing plug you in to its monstrous chip, and giv…
 
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 ne…
 
Legends say that far north of the Second Citadel, close to the Northern edge of the world itself, lives the Spiral Sage. They say he is a powerful being, a sacred warrior for human good who controls time and the wilderness itself. They say he is a great hero. And he'd better be, because the number of creatures who need saving keeps on rising. First…
 
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