209 episodes

Make your statement, face your fear.



A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…



New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

The Magnus Archives Rusty Quill

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Make your statement, face your fear.



A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…



New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

    MAG 175 - Epoch

    MAG 175 - Epoch

    Case ########-15


    An inventory of what comes after. 


    Audio recorded by the Archivist, in situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Body horror (inc animals)
    - Description of human remains
    - Self-mutilation 
    - Futility / Inconsequence
    - Environmental disaster / Eco-horror
    - Pollution
    - Water insecurity
    - Existential & Theological dread
    - Unpleasant SFX - insects, squelching, sirens 


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Alaina Royse, Shane Kelly, Grackles, anonymous sky, Lainy J, JZimD, OatmealAddiction, Deidre Pitts, Andreas Evans, Disaster, Lovro, Saadia, Megan Linger, Billie, Rowen De Lacy, Gil, Zetallis, Woodspurge, Redd, Erin Sellars, James Curry, TJ Hoffer, KP Wilson, Zoe Schroeder, charliewarl, Shannon McHugh, Taylor Ashmore, lu, Mitch Pavao, sageybug, Josephine Hoare, Azaria Serpens, Bonnie Phillips, DwarvenBeardSpores, Bex quollish, Jax Wells, Twisted Sight, Elizabeth LeGant, Agnieszka Szołucha, Benn Ends, Libby Broome, Elyse Walker, Faith Gillispie, Kathleen Parham, PansyThoughts, e.herself, Tartha Jedril 


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    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 


    Sound effects this week by josephsardin, 16G_Panska_Sand_Nikolas, StephenSaldanha, lolamadeus, audiojacked, nooly, PhreaKsAccount, vckhaze, PhreaKsAccount, usernamemoe, Tomlija, tim.kahn, jchiledred, dheming, jorickhoofd, Fission9, Rvgerxini, TreasureBoxFilms, kantouth, jorickhoofd, launemax, Alexir, msantoro11, Inspector J, secondbody, Kinoton, supersound23, Peacewaves, Spoxe, Relenzo2, 7h3_lark, kMoon, Dariachic, tatianafeudal, potok_potoczny, jorickhoofd & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 22 min
    MAG 174 - The Great Beast

    MAG 174 - The Great Beast

    Case ########-14


    An examination of scale


    Recorded by The Archivist in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Insignificance / Diminuition 
    - Arguments
    - Body horror 
    - Falling
    - Dissociative amnesia 
    - SFX of deep impacts, destruction and 'pressure wave' distortions


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Teo Qvillberg, cussbunny, Emilia Lee, Cora Larson, Rapsodia, Hannah McNutt, I Think Spirals Should Vote, Amaya, Stacy Bright, Matt Freeman, Black Dog, Karin Hammarsten, Heather Biggs, cinnabi, Maria Tickerhoof, Kathryn Nye, Jackie Tolomeo, Mary S., Laura, Miranda B., Kiera Gittins, tjesje, Jeffrey De Koning, Luis Narro, Ian A., Cristina Stubbe, Hayley Phoenix, kototyph, Katie Glasson, Arcturus, Jennie Styan, Abigail Eileen, Kris L, Danny Colgan, Jude, Jennifer Dyas, Cadence Yungwirth, Megan Batchelor, Moomin Family, Samantha Leigh, Anita Mathisen, Stephanie Shinkle, Alienea, Hannah Sanner, Joan the Deer, C. E. McGill, Tamara Steeves, Nadia Bracegirdle, stitch, Esme Weil 


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Simon Fairchild" - Karim Kronfli 
    - "Helen" - Imogen Harris 


    Sound effects this week by jamesrodavidson, LiamG_SFX & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 24 min
    MAG 173 - Night Night

    MAG 173 - Night Night

    Case ########-13


    Considerations of youth


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ.


    Content warnings:


    - Children in peril
    - Screams (inc SFX)
    - Bullying
    - Emotional abuse / neglect
    - Darkness
    - Isolation / Helplessness
    - Fear of bodily harm
    - Perceived parental negligence




    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Kenna Malone, Meg Simmons, James, MEGAN GREEN, Talbot Elfgrunge, Julia Mejbaum, Chuck Lambing, Sarah Burke, eicas, Serena Jensen, veevox, Brinnanza, Darth Nexus, Tiny Demon Dragon, Avery Breakell, Philip Kelley, Darcy M, Maria Blowers, Kellen, Cats 2019 Was A Pretty Good Movie, Allegra Rosenberg, Rachel Berger, Eleanor Mae Langston, Wren Valadin, Sarah Poiani, Ashley Crutchfield, Space Arbys, Annie Nate Schindler, Lana Elise, Emily Rose, Rebecca B, Piper, trinity, Evan Lukas, elwids, June W, Kayleigh T, sarenraesbesthope, Erin Yost, corbett, Erebus Odora, Senna_Redtail, Φ, Lorelei Millund, mathias elliot, Natazha Thomsen, Dr. Teatime, Mariana Bittermann, Sara Norris, Rachel Gould


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Maddy Searle, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Callum Brodie" - Will Harvey 


    Sound effects this week by Carlvus, Yuval, Brokenphono, klangkonserve, nebyoolae, ivolipa,  Bpianoholic, Iamgiorgio, jwheeler91, Hoerspielwerkstatt, j-zazvurek, djphizz, namikiri & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 17 min
    MAG 172 - Strung Out

    MAG 172 - Strung Out

    Case ########-12


    The Tragedy of Francis, a comic puppet show in all acts. 


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Emotional manipulation & abuse (including familial)
    - Body horror & wounding
    - Supernatural manipulation
    - Explicit language
    - Addiction (including smoking & drinking)
    - Substance abuse (including syringes)
    - Spiders (including SFX)
    - Implied queerphobia / transphobia
    - Humiliation
    - Schadenfreude and forced laughter
    - Maladaptive coping mechanisms & relapse 


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Elizaveta, roswyrm, mirsa, eet, Amy Prehm, Christian Otholm, Toni, Ellis Beale, Jaderz, A.Ninja, a New name, Sharon Grafton, Eloise Sherrid, Leslie Safran, Mars, Stewart Smith, CirrusGrey, Emma Sandgren, Nicole Stevenson, Meg Taylor, Carine Lee, Liz, Fushi, Iain Bradley, Fire in Dark Woods, Dave (the good china, now pls), Cher Carlisle, Rashika Rao, Mithy Carlan, Ruth Anderson, Michelle M, Roo Jones, kailajay, Clara Edmonds, Marimo, DapperCyborg, DT, Samantha Minnette, Gail, Ashley Dovahkitten, Sieben, Amnesiac Stowaway, Fish, Lisa F, Ya Boi Vince, Kali Moogle, Kristine, Cyncit, Kiera Mortensen, meaty thwack


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 


    Sound effects this week by mlsulli, Podcapocalipsis, Raulitoto, checholio, khenshom, 6polnic, J.Zazvurek, MDRivet, Processaurus, Kinoton, lonemonk, J.Zazvurek, YleArkisto, Kinoton, Kyster, jayfrosting, Jedo, Mirko Horstmann, kyles, nervousneal, temawas, tom_woysky, JohnsonBrandEditing, harleto, gchase, 13GPanska_Markova_Lucie, abbahoot, hachiman935, dav0r, craigsmith, Aiwha, spanrucker, alirabiei, InspectorJ, FunWithSound, klankbeeld, TheWah, thaihaudio, Sandermotions, Glaneur de sons, taure, tangotango1, MrAuralization& previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 23 min
    MAG 171 - The Gardener

    MAG 171 - The Gardener

    Case ########-11


    Considerations of the Flesh. 


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Major/graphic body horror
    - Character death
    - Vocalised suffering & screams/pain (SFX)
    - Dysmorphia
    - Anorexia
    - Toxic beauty standards
    - Unhealthy bodybuilding
    - Plastic surgery addiction
    - Body modification
    - Mortality / Existential dread
    - Physical disorders / Chronic illness
    - Paralysis
    - Self-harm / Suicidal ideation
    - Loud noises 


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: M.A.B., Bri Raymond, Olivia Peachley, GameStressor, Lucy Hall, Brittany Guy, H.D, Elfy Ibenbob, Maryam Trabelsi, LainieBarbarian, Steven Chlebek, Robert Espy, Full Featuritis, Silphius, gaminette, Nic Duhamel, Thor, Chris Halliday, ArcticMetal, Bob Hundertmark, FXKTN, sarahmeh, Alexis Arendt, Mickey, Greg Meyer, tracey van haaften, Beccameriel, Victoriano Vello, Imogen, BooksAndCats, Churlington Beesecoat, John Albert, Victorious Prime, ELooking, Overflight, Matthew Taylor, Bremen J. Savage, Lydia Kats, Cher Silver, Quill & Scale Designs, Teresa Wu, Scorna Lott, Rikki D, Ren, harmonybat, Cole Weber, andrew, GreyT, Tomas Nieboer, Rob Beckmann, Katie, Shaz, howdoyouwrite, Zoë Mortensen, Monsters' Advocate, Enzy  


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall.


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall.


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Jared Hopworth" - Alexander J. Newall


    Sound effects this week by julius_galla, InspectorJ, Aurelon, davebassguy, Andy_Gardner, carlito62, minituffy, silversatyr, kentspublicdomain, SpliceSound, scottemoil, qubodup, Archeos, milnersouza, WavJunction.com, Fabrizio84, gmni, Reitanna, 000600, Motion_S, WilliamJMeyer, stomachache, indirect, bolkmar, FractalStudios, conleec, SilentStrikeZ, milnersouza, Iceofdoom, tosha73, EverHeat, JoelAudio, EricSoundsmiede, jeremy123, PereBarry, MaxDemianAGL, MisterLockbridge12, aabbccddee123 & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 25 min
    MAG 170 - Recollection

    MAG 170 - Recollection

    Case ########-10


    The recollections of Martin Blackwood. 


    Recorded in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Isolation
    - Depression
    - Anxiety
    - Depersonalisation & self-disorder
    - Self-hatred
    - Financial distress
    - Elderly neglect
    - Emotional / Caregiver abuse (mentioned)
    - Neurological impairment / Mental deterioration
    - Instances of memory loss
    - Funerals (mentioned)
    - Perceived abandonment
    - Persistent droning (SFX)


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: MacKenzie Cummings, Elizabeth Boyer, cordsycords, Ace of Artemis, Amanda Dalton, Becky S Chapin, Lorec, Jessica Snyder, YungBrood, Sandra Vucenovic, Kimberly, John Biegel, Nemo Nemiroff, Paula Salkeld, Sophia Anderson, Rheine, William Wold, Milana Tatarenko, Haley Morris, elliot, Katie Barrowman, Bob Charlton, RinM, TeaReesa, Madison Mason, Charly Nygaard, Jurgen Leitner, crxcrvs, Andy Juell, Henry Tschudy, Eboni Daniels, Ms Natalie Catchpole, A_Wild_Sonne, Malediction, Alex, Dante Rowe, Katia, Eric Patterson and Lynn Coy, Harmony Mills, Ronnie Stewart 


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 


    Sound effects this week by lwdickens, Sheyvan, altfuture, Anthousai, 13GPanska_Markova_Lucie, 190175, EricsSoundschmiede, mistorcaveman, Joljo, giddster, E0las, offthesky, lartti & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 27 min

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