153 episodes

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

You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

The Penumbra Podcast Harley Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 353 Ratings

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

You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

    5.07: Second Citadel--The Witches' Bargain (Part 1)

    5.07: Second Citadel--The Witches' Bargain (Part 1)

    In the frozen wastes, three travelers seek a prophecy; in the Citadel skies, a terrible machine looms.
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    “Ambience, Airbus Plane, Interior, Loop, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/321169/
    “Landmass / Earth Rumble” by el-bee https://freesound.org/people/el-bee/sounds/363122/
    “Roar.wav” by CGEffex https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/98337/
    “Big monster grown” by soundmast123 https://freesound.org/people/soundmast123/sounds/571971/
    “Monster pain” by soundmast123 https://freesound.org/people/soundmast123/sounds/571974/
    “Sword Out of Flesh - 06.wav” by SoundFlakes https://freesound.org/people/SoundFlakes/sounds/492234/
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Imprisonment
    - Death
    - Military force


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    • 26 min
    5.06: Juno Steel and the Birds-Eye View (Part 2)

    5.06: Juno Steel and the Birds-Eye View (Part 2)

    As Juno Steel tries to solve a murder that occurred twenty-seven years ago, he finds that not everyone is willing to discuss the mistakes of their past.
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    “Waves and seagulls.wav” by justkiddink https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/149488/
    "Drone Scifi hollow airy.wav" by ztitches https://freesound.org/people/ztitchez/sounds/370316/
    0450am by airtone (c) copyright 2022 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/65028
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Abusive relationship
    -Alcohol
    -Animal death
    -Emotional abuse


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    • 35 min
    5.05: Juno Steel and the Birds-Eye View (Part 1)

    5.05: Juno Steel and the Birds-Eye View (Part 1)

    Juno Steel has worked some cold cases before... but to find a lead in his search for Nureyev, he's going to have to solve his coldest case yet. Twenty-seven years cold, to be precise.
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    “Waves and seagulls.wav” by justkiddink https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/149488/
    "Drone Scifi hollow airy.wav" by ztitches https://freesound.org/people/ztitchez/sounds/370316/
    0450am by airtone (c) copyright 2022 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/65028
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Abusive relationship
    -Alcohol
    -Animal death
    -Emotional abuse


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    • 44 min
    5.04: Second Citadel--The End Begins (Part 2)

    5.04: Second Citadel--The End Begins (Part 2)

    As fire rains from the sky, a group of survivors interrogates a soldier from parts unknown... only to find that far more than their lives are at stake.
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Warfare and mass destruction
    - Xenophobia/racism
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Deception
    - Choking/strangulation
    - Death


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    • 30 min
    5.03: Second Citadel--The End Begins (Part 1)

    5.03: Second Citadel--The End Begins (Part 1)

    A few moments before the end of the world, two brothers engage in an argument that could be the end of something much more personal.
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    Loop_Jungle_War_Drums_03.wav by LittleRobotSoundFactory https://freesound.org/people/LittleRobotSoundFactory/sounds/321033/
    “Snapping-chain” by CosmicEmbers https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/
    “Ambience, Large Crowd, A.wav” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/403180/
    “Crowd people slow street 150427_02.flac” by klankbeeld https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/273052/
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Warfare and mass destruction
    - Xenophobia/racism
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Deception
    - Choking/strangulation
    - Death


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    • 26 min
    5.02: Juno Steel and the Vanishing Act (Part 2)

    5.02: Juno Steel and the Vanishing Act (Part 2)

    A very dramatic thief has struck this production of Freedom in Chains with a very peculiar called shot: a calling card claiming that the Prismacrystal Chimes will be stolen at the climax of the play. Can Juno stop the thief before the Chimes vanish... and more importantly, is the dramatic thief in question the man he's been looking for?
    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.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLddnnYamZuglgZc8pM2gqToPOwEBccM?usp=sharing
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Ginny D'Angelo -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Harley Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Joelle Kross -- Transcriptionist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Jeff Wright -- Graphic designer
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    Attribution: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    “Istanbul Dervish Cafe music” by tagirov https://freesound.org/people/tagirov/sounds/165192/
    “Cash Register” by kiddpark https://freesound.org/people/kiddpark/sounds/201159/
    Words of gratitude by magmavander (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/magmavander/42035 Ft: SackJo22
    Number 5 (B) by DeMeriden (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. https://dig.ccmixter.org/files/DeMeriden/35023 Ft: Peter Harp
    “Welding a piece of metal with sparks flying all over the place.aif” by Tomlija https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/103333/
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    Trigger warnings:
    Sudden loud noisesDeception and gaslightingUse of firearmsDepiction of imprisonmentEnclosed dark spacesViolence and threats of violence

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

UnshodPuddle ,

THE podcast

I’ve really struggled to find a podcast that I enjoy, but the Penumbra Podcast has given me exactly that. Both story’s are incredible, even the bonuses have so much detail. You can just feel the time and passion put into them. There’s a wonderful story, well written characters, comedy that always lands, and beautiful queer representation. Please listen and support this amazing podcast, you won’t regret it.

Podcast Peruser ,

Just Wonderful!!

This podcast is so insightful and well written, with wonderful representation, incredible characters and delightful world building. I cannot recommend it enough!!!

jazz dishes ,

Five star show

This podcast is a tv show for the ears. Love the characters love the setting. My only complaint and is “second citadel” being peppered thru out. I will be going back to listen to them too but it is slightly annoying

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