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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.

The Magnus Archives Rusty Quill

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 31 Ratings

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 169 - Fire Escape

    MAG 169 - Fire Escape

    Case ########-9


    Considerations on the sanctity of home. 


    Recorded by the Archivist in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Swearing
    - Loud/sudden noise
    - Fire / Burning buildings (inc SFX)
    - Mass suffering
    - Housing insecurity/anxiety
    - Landlord neglect & tenant abuse
    - Death of a parent
    - Health & safety violations
    - Bedbugs/infestation
    - Domestic toxicity (mentions)
    - Coughing/smoke inhalation (inc SFX)
    - Character death


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Gabi Marler, Sammy Winchester, Cinna_The_Poet, Laurence, Mara K, Mary Stanfield, Elliot Burnette, Eva LaDow, Gadzooks, David Paul, kinoartistov, Witch, Levin Garbisch, Joe Rich, scaredy cat, Stark, cattywampus, Empatik, Platonicallyinlovewithtrees, Daria Hoey, Graham Patrick Gallagher, Megan Beattie, Michaela Kinnear, Jaime!, Brooklyn Haight, Mikaela B, Ivy Wong, Saudith Sanchez, Sibo Wang, Francesca, Marianna Terzakis, Meghan Shearer, Poison Quills, Ex_Astra, Maggie Bostic, Rey, Robin, Ariel Allen, Rebecca Seaby, Meriam and Brenton, 


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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 
    - "Jude Perry" - Hannah Walker


    Sound effects this week by aglinder, bottles, BurghRecords, IEDlabs, kingsrow, Aegersum, Diegolar, LudwigMueller, CastIronCarousel, ceich93, dobroide, ienba, samueljustice00, dheming, dansotak, gladkiy, templeofhades, The_Sean_, tim.kahn, ToxicFilmzSRsounds, JoelAudio, kragdigital, kyles, nebulousflynn, malexmedia, pauliep83, reznik_Krkovicka, Rudmer_Rotteveel, sofi.om, Soundkrampf, utsuru, Wdomino, YleArkisto, zimbot, JoelAudio, kyles, reznik Krovicka & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 24 min
    MAG 168 - Roots

    MAG 168 - Roots

    Case ########-8


    A Post-Mortem report for reality.


    Recorded by the Archivist, in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Death & mortality
    - Hypochondria
    - Potential medical neglect
    - Cancer
    - Convulsions
    - Stabbing
    - Falling




    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Alex Alowersson, Sam Lydiatt, Jessica Conrad, Amanda Whitehouse, Smruthi Maganti, grayson, Selena Yu, K. C. Millheiser, Destiny Katherine, Meg Tumney, Sara L Maupin, Nicolas Glover, Kayleigh Prusak, alex "1000 beetles in a trench coat" bletz, Isabel Wilson, treafrog, Shannon Clarke, Caitlyn Borgmann, Ripley King, Patreonoid Android, Emma Leiser, Sally Milson, HM, Kittylace Cosplay, Jacqueline Shekell, Kim Void., Choptail, Jessica Reddy, Eleanor Cory, Elle Olson, Lilmouse, Lewis frampton, Joe Allington, Kaitlyn Cassity, Kristen Walker, Sarah Millman, Saediga, Holly Robinson, kingcael


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


    Sound effects this week by XxBirdoxX, dheming, cclaretc, jacksonacademyashmore, thenudo, klankbeeld, patobottos, FunWithSound, dimbark1, SophieMezaM & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 24 min
    MAG 167 - Curiosity

    MAG 167 - Curiosity

    Case ########-7.


    An examination of Gertrude Robinson.


    Audio recording by the Archivist.


    Content warnings:
    - Manipulation
    - Reported violence
    - Immolation / Death by fire


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Donovan Planet, Terra Minuit, Jeminac, Draac, Lizette Hernandez, catboy, lucmond, Alexandra Koslowska, James Napier, Josefin Berntsson, Kris Haas, Coffeehatter, Henry Murdy, Ian Sabo, PutTheKettleOn, Alex Merry, Michael Dash, Lux, Taylor Anderson, Maria Paleologo, Jamie Martinelli, Kate, Gabrielle Brereton, Aiden Grahame, Marcus Bolton, Elentori, JebKenobi, Feliks, Jamie Levine, Omer Fidler, Ria, artie, Davis Doherty, Annie Spencer, Manon, Jai Aldiar, Stephanie Leacock, Lydia Campbell, Erinn, Mars J 


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


    Sound effects this week by Anthousai, yeopot, SilentStrikeZ, soundmary, Diegolar, rkeato, j1987, theshuggie, youandbiscuitme & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


    Special Thanks to this week's sponsor "Crypto-Z" for more information visit www.euphonie.media


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    • 24 min
    MAG 166 - The Worms

    MAG 166 - The Worms

    Case ########-6.


    Lamentation of those left below. 


    Audio recording by the Archivist, in situ.


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Darria Leigh Dennison, Grace Anne, Alex Surname, Teaghan McCreary, Kairon Coates, Shuu, T. A., Fitzlet, Chrys Sterling, Evan Cody, Mandy Huynh, smallmediumproblems, Big Carl, Babet Halberstadt, Azaana, Nick Oliverio, Annemarie Windhorst, Say, Claire Martin, Brooke Griffith, Angela DeFrancis, Rebecca, Emrys, stef, Emory L, leah addison, Brianna Craveiro, Rym SAOUD, Taran Winnie, James Cunningham, Kaiya Lewis-Marlow, Bex, James Furber, Sami Yuhas, Creatrixanimi, Hannah Francis, Anna Sparlin, Vasya, Hilliard, Ashley Andersen 


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    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.


    Content warnings:
    - Screams 
    - Claustrophobia 
    - Reported violence
    - Dehumanisation 
    - Anxiety
    - Suffocation 
    - Worms (including SFX)
    - Explicit language


    Sound effects this week by khenshom, cameronmusic, crcavol, elvish_paisley, tomattka, visions68, Pep_Molina, tvilgiat, AlineAudio, drotzruhn, giddster, jorickhoofd, jacobmathiassen, AderuMoro, purplereptar, silversatyr, FreqMan, tosha73, DigestContent, xtrgamr, UncleSigmund, Triad330670, thanvannispen, tim.kahn, FreqMan, Paul Sinnett, GiovanniProvenzale, lzmraul, sandufi, dav0r, Anthousai, rkeato, theshuggie, youandbiscuitme, khenshom, DanielsonIII, el-bee, viznoman, kyles, TimPryor, spookymodem, ohmypro, SilentStrikeZ, aUREa & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Helen Richardson" - Imogen Harris 
    - "Annabelle Cane" - Chioma Nwalioba


    Special Thanks to this week's sponsor "Crypto-Z" for more information visit www.euphonie.media


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    • 25 min
    MAG 165 - Revolutions

    MAG 165 - Revolutions

    Case ########-5.


    Ruminations on identity and the lack thereof.


    Audio recording by the Archivist, in situ.


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Anna Stachia, SimonFeliks, Monica Quirk, doopliss, Tori, SelfAware, Mollie, AirmidCelt, Dian Syafeeqah, Ivy Piper, lilikoi, Maja Flink, Mei Parsons, Eddie Currant, Eli Lassiaille, Diana Read, Kieran, Harry Thompson, Erin Biddle, Becky N., Malraza, Jasper 'is The End looking for any sexy new avatars' Graham, Ley, Gene, Sharon V., DisasterNick, Amanda Nengel, Kiore Hernandez, Shannon O'Leary, Anika DuMont Arvanitis, Reagan Mellan, Jacob, Keelin Lawlor, Felix Nicoll, Jasmine Bloom, Brendan Abolivier, Lysimache, AaronBurrSir, Mandy, Zach Davis 


    If you would like to join them, be sure to 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.


    Content warnings:
    - Loud / Discordant SFX
    - Mass Pain
    - Character Death
    - Body horror
    - Impostors
    - Dissociation


    Performances:
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall
    - "Not-Sasha" - Evelyn Hewitt


    Sound effects this week by youandbiscuitme, theshuggie, khenshom, Hupguy, hello_flowers, ThefitzyG, lzmraul, GiovanniProvenzale, soundmary, SilentStrikeZ, mrsorbias, f_ilippo, morgantj, kyles, soundscalpel.com, rkeato, jacobmathiassen, Anthousai, RutgerMuller, tvilgiat, ceberation, Yoyodaman234, digifishmusic, j1987, dster777, Vurca, tomattka, yeopot, tosha73, batman6661, minituffy, Suburbanwizard, AderuMoro, purplereptar, Pep_Molina, AlineAudio, visions68, morgothFLOW, FreqMan, DigestContent, Ohrwurm, burbujafilms & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


    Thanks to this episode's sponsor: Maeltopia.
    Find Maeltopia: A New World of Horror Fiction on your favourite podcast platform or visit maeltopia.com for more information.


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    • 21 min
    MAG 164 - The Sick Village

    MAG 164 - The Sick Village

    Case ########-4


    Statement of an outbreak.


    Audio recording by the Archivist, in situ.


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: caroline yepsen, Salsa, Prince Hess, Anne Schindler, gwain, Rebecca McElfish, Piper Cooke, Estrid Nielsen, lairn, Mari, Lucy Bresgal-Waters, steph Leddington, Honeybee, Abigail Trevor, Jenniferr Fleming, Emily Deutsch, annie wold, Charlotte Shih, Dave Palmer, stephanie santos, Jam-Jamz, Anna Ivanyos, Kellan B, Sarah S, Gabriella Cigarroa, Ashley DesertWillow' Wilson, Ashura Sumeragi, Kenzie JP, Catherine Evans, Jess Riley, Elodie_L, Anna Walker, Eri Martinez, AJNR, isabella bestfriend, Tracy T, Beaujester Real, Jake Cazden, Vinetabris, Quatermoose


    If you would like to join them, be sure to 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.


    Content warnings:
    - Plague
    - Rot / Putrefaction
    - Pandemic
    - Quarantine
    - Xenophobia / Racism
    - Bigotry / Mob justics
    - Maggots & flying insects (inc SFX)
    - Self-harm
    - Human sacrifice
    - Immolation


    Performances:
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall
    - "Helen Richardson" - Imogen Harris


    Sound effects this week by Anthousai, Daniela-Santos, deleted_user_7146007, saturdaysoundguy, johanwestling, yeopot, digifishmusic, szalonegacie, Benboncan, MarekWojtaszek, Keith Selmes, aruncbose1, EpicWizard, dav0r, theshuggie, youandbiscuitme & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

eightpercent ,

One of the best

I follow over 80 podcasts on my iPad which I follow whenever I have time. Very few of them I listen to as soon as they drop and this is one of them.
There is nothing about this podcast. The stories are creepy, the story arc is enthralling, Jonathan Sims has one of the best voices in podcasts and it is easy to believe different statements are from different people.
If you are lucky enough to have stumbled across this podcast I am jealous. You have over 90 episodes to enjoy (as of early March 2018) while I have to wait sooo long for those two words that announce another journey into the shadows. “Statement begins...”

Cole1332 ,

Simply amazing and creepy

Story's told are so creepy each episode is written in such a odd and horrifying, great work and great listen for any horror fans.

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