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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

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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 189 - Peers

    MAG 189 - Peers

    Case ########-29


    Considerations of governmental oversight.


    Recorded by The Archivist in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Arguments
    - Scopophobia
    - Mass suffering
    - Poverty & Food insufficiency
    - Guilt   
    - Political expediency
    - Mentions of: Blood, self-inflicted wounds, physical violence, cults. coughing, yelling


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: NicoleK, Micheala Poppell, Rebecca Rutherford, Mira Morning, freesnakepoems, Lind Berget, Erica Eagles, Max, Lucy Jansen, Ray Morello, Amanda F., the war over pineapple on pizza is a distraction from the elder gods, TimonTomato, Aroara N, Morgan, Nadeem Cassander, Fiona Cartwright, Meg Petz, LocalDogMom, Alana Haber, Emily Peterson, Sam Blackman, bluehatted, Sam Toby, man door hand hook car door, Lindsey Johnson, Marg McGinnis, Arthur Stjerne, Sam Vest, Jessi Pitts, Emily Apples, Maria Lund, timkonbart, Shell Stowell, fromgloriousjupiter, indiana elepaio, Cerulean Cheesecake, Eli Davis, Sophie Sloane, Laura, Aiden Parziani, Angela Spatz, Simon Panitpakdi Jones, Ian Doherty, Amy Wain, braxxyn, Feather, Kira S, Stag.


    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


    Sensitivity consultation by Alexander Linde Nielsen


    Performances:
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall
    - "Melanie King" - Lydia Nicholas
    - "Georgie Barker" - Sasha Sienna


    Sound effects this week by 14F_NetusilovaKristyna, aarom, ahur1976, alienistcog, Alivvie, altfuture, Anthousai, BeeProductive, bertiehs, bevibeldesign, BOBtheROSS, bsmacbride, carlito62, CGEffex, Closetwalrus, coltures, conleec, constructabeat, Darsycho, DickBlox, emf26509, FlashTrauma, florianreichelt, Halleck, InspectorJ, Islabonita, joe_anderson22, juanlamillap, julius_galla, JustInvoke, klankbeeld, kyles, meggiepie, meimeibuchikafei, mitchanary, MootMcnoodles, nmarciniegasm, OBCT, OK8, omgbong, patchytherat, Paul368, pfranzen, PickleJones, pushkin, qubodup, Sandermotions, Sauron974, ScreenplayTheater, signtoast, SpliceSound, SteveMannella, sturmankin, Taira Komori, TheDweebMan, tmkappelt, tompallant, Yuval, Jickle, black_trillium, Glitchedtones, Daphne_in_Wonderland, michorvath, vdr3, klangfabrik, Astounded & previously credited artists via freesound.org


    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


    Music 
    - Great One Step by the Victor Dance Orchestra, approx 1906-1910, available from the Free Music Archive:
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Victor_Dance_Orchestra/Antique_Phonograph_Music_Program_01192016/The_Great_One_Step_Victor_Dance_Orchestera


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    • 23 min
    MAG 188 - Centre of Attention

    MAG 188 - Centre of Attention

    Case ########-28


    Observations of surveillance


    Recorded by The Archivist in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Scopophobia
    - Loss of privacy
    - Judgement & Shaming
    - Schadenfreude
    - Bystander apathy
    - Therapeutic malpractice
    - Body horror (inc SFX)
    - Eye trauma
    - Mentions of: Discussion of grief/loss, gaslighting, loss of identity, insomnia, asthma attacks


    Episode Transcript
    MAG 188 (PDF): https://cutt.ly/PhwoAZY
    MAG 188 (DOC): https://cutt.ly/UhwoMm0


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Katie McLean, incorrigible_worksop, Sam Lueke, Delta Psy, Tired Naiad, Yael Zombie, Elizabeth Almasy, Angelika Agbayani, David Niemczyk, Harmoni Kauffman, Layne Woodward, Jacc, N, Rahlly, Michelle Scarcella, connanro, Diego Henriquez, Erica Julie Fricker apthemagician Zacharias Buchanan, Kathryn Sullivan, LYJun, Jordan Patton,Sophia Stasevic, Dominic Moffchiedoytiss, Liz McAnder, Juliana Scherzer, Jojoiter, 104 Tarsiers, Jara257, kendal, Kiwisheep, Renata, Devin Taylor, Emily Tucker, I should be asleep, melekinh, Kaley Bales, Vincent & Amelia, Emma Baker, Emily, here's how Web!Martin can still win, TheFool, Liv Stormborn, Nicole Just Kidding, Marika Rainey, Emily Diaz, Avah Willard, Anabel (latt).


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    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Tessa Vroom, 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 13FPanska_Cerny_Jan, 14F_NetusilovaKristyna, 14GPanskaHonc_Petr, aarom, Adam Wayne Gistarb, adamgryu, altfuture, Ambientsoundapp, avakas, bennstir, bloke09, bmusic92, bormane, Breviceps, bsmacbride, cmusounddesign, DCPoke, Deathscyp, dersuperanton, dheming, dslrguide, Emanuele_Correani, Freeman213SG, geoneo0, harilatron, hz37, ibirdfilm, InspectorJ, Islabonita, jaimage, JasonElrod, JavierZumer, joedeshon, julius_galla, Khanyi_190188, klankbeeld, kwahmah_02, kyles, LamaMakesMusic, launemax, leonelmail, leonsptvx, magedu, mars_98, martian, martinimeniscus, mitchanary, monte32, MrAuralization, nextmaking, nicktermer, nickyg11p, OnlyTheGhosts, OwlStorm, patchytherat, pcaeldries, peridactyloptrix, PeteBarry, pfranzen, phenoxyethanol, qubodup, Reitanna, RHumphries, RossBell, sangtao, semccab, Setuniman, Sheyvan, sirTmoney, smithw027, soundstack, SpliceSound, Splushionsindasky, subtletransmissions, tatianafeudal, ultradust, Uminari, v23, vandale, VlatkoBlazek, Yuval, zimbo, sketchygiot & previously credited artists via freesound.org


    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


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    • 25 min
    MAG 187 - Checking Out

    MAG 187 - Checking Out

    Case ########-27


    An exploration of hospitality.


    Recorded by The Archivist in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Sudden, loud SFX
    - Emotional manipulation
    - Bullying / Taunting
    - Gaslighting
    - Disorientation (Spatial & temporal)
    - Pleading
    - Arguing
    - Second person POV
    - Perceived child neglect (inc SFX)
    - Character death


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Emmie Knobloch, ludmila schmidt, Matt1344, C-J Saunders, Myshe, Katie Stonestreet, Zoe Payne, Rebecca Field, Taga, Tamsin Myers, Conrad Schaffer Vignati, Jelka Dirksen, sleepy pigeon, Leona Maron, mo, officialspec, Maria x Zhao, Eb Mitchell, Isabel Taylor, cecilfae, Heather Cartwright, Zoe Prescott, Grace Holsten, Jessica Willmore, Beth Carter, Sarah, Null Strolight, Crystal Wang, Noah S Brown, Laura A., Dave, Trinkit, it is a mystery, Ashley S., Anna Laurie, Corina Bantum, flipwizardmcgay, Alexi Bailey, Mikki S., Emma Scrivens, Ebeth, Jordan Whiteley, Jane, Vee, Katherine Carlsrud, Wizard Perry, Abigail Bokun, Leanne Payson, MAX, Ingeborg Pedersen.


    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:
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall
    - "Helen" - Imogen Harris
    - "The Guest" - Jenny Haufek


    Sound effects this week by 13FPanska_Cerny_Jan, AderuMoro, alienistcog, Along12, Anthousai, baryy, bennstir, bone666138, BonnyOrbit, cclaretc, cyoung510, daboy291, eminyildirim, EverydaySounds, Fission9, fmceretta, FreqMan, fritzsound, FunWithSound, Hitrison, InspectorJ, jacobsteel, jeremixogg, karinalarasart, Kinoton, klakmart, kyles, laft2k, laurenmartin236, leonelmail, lewis100011
    LudwigMueller, manpriyamy, mlsulli, musicandsoundyay, nikitralala, o_ciz, Oberon81, Omar Alvarado, patchytherat, paulmessier, postworkflow, rachaelbuchanan, sacredmatt, sagetyrtle, sforsman, soundmary, SoundsForHim, SpliceSound, sturmankin, Suburbanwizard, tedlundwall, Thalamus_Lab, ThatMisfit, wavecal22, Yoyodaman234, OGsoundFX, LoafDV, YleArkisto, dobroide & previously credited artists via freesound.org 


    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


    Music
    - Corny Christmas Sitcom Opening by fmceretta available on Freesound. https://freesound.org/people/fmceretta/sounds/426704/
    - News End Signature by mansardian available on Freesound https://freesound.org/people/mansardian/sounds/61322/
    - Manic_No_Depression by Jeremy Korpas, available from the Youtube Audio Library music https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=949f34cb40a52f3f
    - Final_Boss by Myuu, available from the Youtube Audio Library https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=6bca17aa0750131e
    - Fallen_Soldier by Biz Baz Studio, available from the Youtube Audio Library music https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=4e7d33b38b97a321
    - Survive_the_Montage by RKVC, available from the Youtube Audio Library music https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=8e99c4456f1984f7
    - In The Middle of July Music Loop by rhodesmas available on Freesound https://freesound.org/people/rhodesmas/sounds/323545/


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    • 24 min
    MAG 186 - Quiet

    MAG 186 - Quiet

    Case ########-26


    A dialogue on solitude.


    Recorded by Martin, in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Depression & Sadness
    - Isolation
    - Emotional manipulation
    - Guilt & self-blame
    - Mentions: mild body horror, emotional abuse, parental death, dysfunctional/toxic relationships (inc family), grief, ableism, discussion of suffering, death, murder & potential suicide.


    Episode transcript:
    MAG186 (PDF) - https://cutt.ly/RgF4KjS
    MAG186 (DOC) - https://cutt.ly/zgF46B0


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ron Dempsey, Ashlee Coles, Cassafrassaian, Pawpotato, Inga Iversen, Grace Tallman, mikey reid-cain, Francesca Monti, Bailey Moore, Katie Dibb, Algie, Julia R., skeetpost, Aline Bischof, Ilse van der Kemp, Valerie Sizemore, Karnessa, quinnntastic, Erin Kemmery, Ldsz, Ciara McGuigan, Danielle Rutkowski, Angel, Sydney Wood, Kaylee Rowena, Ania Trzoch, Murrey uwu, Jay, xpityx, Seb Ponce, Grace Francese, Jemma A., Alexander Nicholas, Bridget Beatty, S Pollock, Basil, Kara Somberg, Jess Marie, Binthibub, Stephanie Anne Sorter, Charlie, Bailey Wind, Tanya Aingeal, Charlotte Hassell, Eli, Maia Cousins, Kris Tuohy, KristinC.


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    Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Elizabeth Moffatt, 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


    Sound effects this week by DrMaysta, TheSoundcatcher, ABouch, Triad330670, kMoon, burbujafilms, Murhemursu, IndianaParkWars, OwlStorm, kwahmah_02, audible-edge, BurghRecords, SpliceSound, daboy291, Timmeh515, burbujafilms, VithorMoraes, vckhaze, HarryPeeks & previously credited artists via freesound.org


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    • 27 min
    MAG 185 - Locked In

    MAG 185 - Locked In

    Case ########-25


    Please note: This episode is preceded by an extended introduction.


    An examination on the nature of Justice.


    Recorded by the Archivist in situ.


    Content warnings:


    While this episode is not directly about race or racial violence nor includes character death, it does explore general themes of wrongful imprisonment & abuses of power. Transcripts can be found here 
    PDF: https://cutt.ly/DgYjMGZ
    DOC: https://cutt.ly/ngYkepC


    - Prison (inc SFX)
    - Dehumanisation
    - Wrongful imprisonment & victimisation
    - Police brutality
    - Uncertain memory & distorted time
    - Abuse of power
    - Physical violence
    - Bullying
    - Isolation
    - Pleading
    - Explicit language


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Jessica Specht, Natalie Logan, Emily Simmons, Paige Morgan, Clarissa Olivares, Lana Roberts, Emma, Rhiannon Thomas Bourne, Malibustacy, Regan Sanders, Christina, Sir Prahlegod, Trixie McGee, A Brain In A Bucket, Esther Phillips, Annie Shoes, Natasha Tomecek, Maglor, Saturn '- Lynnette, Amaranta Petty, Allison Perrone, Ari Shenanigans, PumkinMilk, McKensie Schepers, Anneka V. Brighton, Jasmine Zeelfreund, Ludo, Marguerite Coles, Katharine Forman, hellotrickster, Riley Alexandre, Rose Johnson, reubenpax, what if you were defenseless, Tara, Biff, The Thing Lurking In The Dirt Under The Streets Of Alexandria, Sarah Anderson, [tips fedora] J'archivist, logan austin, Jem strongeststars Malak, OnaDacora, alex, skyberia, Gabby Figueroa, Zoe Wright, Charlie Morgan Reed, Heather, Nebula Wood, Gillis Lowry and Taylor Jackson.


    Edited this week by Maddy Searle, 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
    - "The Inspector" - Richard Davies


    Sound effects this week by icmusic, dauser, rachyray, tontoepfer, CosmicEmbers, klankbeeld, Reitanna, RobertMThomas, brianbaltar, kd_jack, joanasjoan, felix.blume, ingudios, DWOBoyle, AcousticMemory, YleArkisto, Moulaythami, hargissssound, lwdickens, 13FPanska_Krug_Antonin, ultradust, Eneasz, kyles, rdneubauer, Anthousai, FngerSounds, nicktermer, nextmaking, kingsrow, SpliceSound, danielad, duckduckpony, datasoundsample, Adam_N, KomradeJack, LamaMakesMusic, conleec, mypantsfelldown, 14GPanskaHonc_Petr, leonelmail, SpliceSound, Cornwallis89, aglinder, vflefevre, volonda, scottemoil, Iceofdoom, audible-edge, BurghRecords, jmbphilmes, yadronoff, o_ciz, sturmankin & previously credited artists via freesound.org Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com


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    • 23 min
    Delay to MAG 185

    Delay to MAG 185

    This is a message from Alexander J Newall about the delay to today's episode of The Magnus Archives.


    "Hi everyone, Alex here.


    Due to the recent police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., we have decided to delay public release of the Magnus Archives episode that was scheduled for today.


    This is because - whilst it is not directly about race, racial violence, or death - it does deal with the police, wrongful imprisonment, and abuses of power which may hit particularly close to home this week. The audio version will be coming out next week at the usual time as part of a double bill with episode 186 on Thursday 5th November.


    However, the transcript of today's episode is available below if you wish to familiarise yourself with the narrative events before next week. Content warnings are included at the start of the document.


    Thank you for your patience."


    TRANSCRIPT
    PDF: https://cutt.ly/DgYjMGZ
    DOC: https://cutt.ly/ngYkepC
     
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    • 39 sec

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