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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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    • 4.7 • 442 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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    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.
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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
    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Clairvoy-Can't" and "Hiding Out"

    Alba Salix Mini-Episodes: "Clairvoy-Can't" and "Hiding Out"

    It's an Alba Salix double feature! And stay tuned for three more mini-episodes by our fabulous guest writers.
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    Clairvoy-Can't by Jordan Cobb
    Holly and Magnus suspect that Minister Pearcey can see the future.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus, Olivia Jon as Holly, Elaine O'Neal as Antalia Pearcey and Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (from Greater Boston)

    Hiding Out by Eli Hamada McIlveen
    Magnus takes some unscheduled time off.
    With Julian Sark as Magnus and Olivia Jon as Holly

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

    For more bonus content, check us out on Patreon: patreon.com/albasalix
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

weirdostephy ,

Can’t wait for more episodes

One of my favorite podcasts. I love storytelling podcast and this is one of the best. I love all the characters. The show is hilarious.

am i me? ,

Amazing

This show a very nice storytelling show, I just wish there was more Alba Salix’s storyline episodes, the main show is a very light and whimsical sitcom that’s amazing and gives a break from the hard and gritty war science fiction shows. Fable and Folly never fails to deliver!

CourtWad ,

Nice.

It’s a great storytelling podcast. I binged it pretty fast. High recommend.

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