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The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.
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Alba Salix, Royal Physician Fable and Folly

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    • 4.8 • 83 Ratings

The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.
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    Presenting: The Land Whale Murders

    Presenting: The Land Whale Murders

    This week we're bringing you a preview of a brand new show from Roi Gold Productions, and one of the latest additions to the Fable and Folly Network: The Land Whale Murders!
    Billed as "A Gilded Age Satire of Birders, Murders and a Missing Whale", the series is set in 1896 in New York, where a band of scientists called the Four Elementals find themselves battling evil and organized crime, in the form of Pirate Penny and the Blow Hole Gang – but things get strange fast, and then get even stranger even faster.
    If you like your comedy fast, witty and totally absurd, with a side order of alternate-history romp, check out The Land Whale Murders anywhere you listen to podcasts – or visit landwhalepod.com.

    THE LAND WHALE MURDERS
    Chapter 1: Eel That Heaven Allows
    The Four Elementals are drawn into the conspiracy and murder surrounding a force much bigger than themselves! -- a comedy!

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    • 29 min
    May 2021 Alba Update and Behind The Scenes minisode!

    May 2021 Alba Update and Behind The Scenes minisode!

    Hi everyone!
    What's been going on behind the scenes at Alba HQ? Sean and Eli sit down to talk about Alba Season 3, the complexities of recording in Covid times, mental health, communicating with our audience, and plans for the next Fable and Folly show!
    This behind-the-scenes update is brought to you by AWeber.
    Get started with Email for free and support Alba by telling them we sent you. Just visit: aweber.com/alba


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    • 23 min
    Presenting: The Wanderer

    Presenting: The Wanderer

    This week, we're bringing you another new podcast we think you'll enjoy: The Wanderer.

    If you take the roads through the forest, your soul will slowly wither.
    If you cut through the forest, the forest will cut you back.
    But to wander is to move through the natural pathways of the forest, to travel through its veins and follow its breathing.

    The Wanderer is a queer fairy-folk tale audio drama, about being separated from the people we love to keep them safe.
    Out now from award winning audio fiction producers T.H. Ponders (Accession, Open World) and Jordan Stillman (The Ordinary Epic). Visit CallOfTheWander.com.

    Prelude – Three Paths
    While sitting around a fire, The Wanderer tells of the three ways of traversing the forest – taking the cuts, or the roads and paths, bushwacking, and the oldest way – Wandering.
    Credits
    Written and performed by T.H. Ponders.
    Produced by T.H. Ponders and Jordan Stillman.
    Episode Transcript


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    • 14 min
    Presenting: Of Fae & Fiends

    Presenting: Of Fae & Fiends

    We'd like to introduce you to a wonderful new fantasy audio fiction series: Of Fae & Fiends.
    Lizzie (10) returns to her ancestral home in Maine to make an amazing discovery: the woods behind the farmhouse contain a doorway to the mystical realm of Faerie. But a dark storm looms over the horizon of Fae: Lizzie’s Great-Uncle Carlow has enlisted a goblin army to conquer the World Tree, and has set his sights set on our world after… All that stands in Carlow’s way is Lizzie and her unlikely friends: a talking goat, and a swordfighting weasel.
    Written and produced by audio drama pioneer Fred Greenhalgh (The Dark Tome, The Cleansed), Of Fae & Fiends is a Faerie Tale with teeth – a place where monsters sometimes eat children, but the courageous can fight back. A listening experience for the entire family (recommended ages 7+).
    New episodes are dropping weekly! Look for "Fae and Fiends" wherever you get your podcasts, or visit faefiends.com.

    Of Fae & Fiends, Episode 1 – Tapes in the Attic
    Lizzie returns to her family’s ancestral farmhouse in rural Maine and discovers tapes in the attic that reveal an amazing family secret.


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    • 37 min
    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Enter the Brain Castle" and "It'll All End In Tears"

    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Enter the Brain Castle" and "It'll All End In Tears"

    Time for the last of this run of mini-episodes – huge thank yous to all our guest writers!
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    Enter the Brain Castle by Mac Rogers
    With mere minutes to live, Magnus must think his way out of danger.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus

    It'll All End In Tears by Eli Hamada McIlveen
    Magnus and Holly are sent on a dangerous mission to collect dragon tears – at the only place where dragons are guaranteed to cry.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus, Olivia Jon as Holly, Barbara Clifford as Alba and special guest Kristi Boulton
    Music by Hedley Knights of Battle Bird Productions

    Sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen
    Directed and produced by Sean Howard

    Content warning: near-death experiences, violence, speciesism, bodily harm, avant-garde music and sad dragons.
    Help us make Season 3! Find out how at albasalix.com/support.
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    • 18 min
    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Holly and the Pigeon" and "The Perfect Crime"

    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Holly and the Pigeon" and "The Perfect Crime"

    Time for two more mini-episodes by our amazing guest writers!
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    Holly and the Pigeon by Beth Crane
    Holly suspects something's amiss with the mysterious pigeon who's been following her.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus, Olivia Jon as Holly, and Beth Crane as Armaund the pigeon and Gerda.

    The Perfect Crime by Maxamillian John
    Magnus is on the hunt… for cake.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus and Olivia Jon as Holly.

    Sound design by Eli Hamada McIlveen
    Directed and produced by Sean Howard

    Help us make Season 3! Find out how at albasalix.com/support.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

kellyhady ,

Please continue the Alba Salix series!

Season 3 perhaps?? It's just so good

Daxthebaussie ,

Love it!

Smart, hilarious, great voice acting! Well done, guys!!

kteelee ,

Fantastic

Alba Salix is such a wonderful show. It blends elements of fantasy, comedy, and occasional political satire. Every aspect of the production - writing, acting, sound design, music, etc. - is amazingly done. Alba Salix is a delight to listen to and I highly recommend it!

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