168 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
    • 5.0 • 17 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_

    5.19: Juno Steel and the Terrible Waste (Part 2)

    5.19: Juno Steel and the Terrible Waste (Part 2)

    They could've brought back people. Instead they brought back Workers.
    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.
    “Metal hit with dull ringouts” by Artninja https://freesound.org/people/Artninja/sounds/717721/
    “Feedback.wav” by DiscordantScraps https://freesound.org/people/DiscordantScraps/sounds/620906/
    “PC SPEAKER STATIC” by PMBROWNE https://freesound.org/people/PMBROWNE/sounds/412912/--------
    Trigger warnings:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Deception and betrayal
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Use of firearms
    - Death
    - Abuse of the dead
    - Abuse of authority


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    • 48 min
    5.18: Juno Steel and the Terrible Waste (Part 1)

    5.18: Juno Steel and the Terrible Waste (Part 1)

    Out in the furthest reaches of the Milky Way float piles of things best left forgotten: trash, refuse, the runoff and leftovers of a society that wants too much and produces too much. What better place, then, to put an impossible dream: that dead bodies, what we leave behind when we eventually exit life, might start to walk and talk and love again?
    The Dokana group has chosen one of these trashteroids as their place to dream this dream. But be careful: it doesn't take much for a dream to become a nightmare.
    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.
    “Error_04.wav” by distillerystudio https://freesound.org/people/distillerystudio/sounds/327735/
    “Designed Sci-Fi Atmospheres - Harmonic - 018.wav” by GregorQuendel https://freesound.org/people/GregorQuendel/sounds/638440/
    “Ambience_Sinister_Electric_Cello_Loop_05.wav” by LittleRobotSoundFactory https://freesound.org/people/LittleRobotSoundFactory/sounds/274167/
    “Pulsing Static 03 (w/ intermittent noise)” by clwhite https://freesound.org/people/clwhite/sounds/574310/
    “March over the desert” by Diegolar https://freesound.org/people/Diegolar/sounds/411772/
    “Monolith.wav” by _NOMINAL_ https://freesound.org/people/_NOMINAL_/sounds/124626/
    “Fading Clanking” by KodyTron https://freesound.org/people/KodyTron/sounds/641919/
    “CN_tower_02.flac” by tim.kahn https://freesound.org/people/tim.kahn/sounds/35540/
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Deception and betrayal
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Use of firearms
    - Death
    - Abuse of the dead
    - Abuse of authority


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    • 42 min
    5.17: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 3)

    5.17: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 3)

    Many centuries ago, three brothers in the Northern Wilds banded together to prevent a catastrophe... and ended up at the center of one instead. This is their story.
    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:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Genocide
    - Use of weapons
    - Fire
    - Harm to people and animals
    - Harm to children
    - Deception
    - Abuse of authority
    - Organized military assault


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    • 56 min
    5.16: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 2)

    5.16: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 2)

    For centuries, the Senate of the Northern Wilds has convened to discuss all the largest issues surrounding the Second Citadel... or the largest monster issues, at any rate. Today's debate: what is to be done with these two nosy humans who have stumbled into their most recent meeting, at a place where great power slumbers nearby.
    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.
    “Creepy Ambience 01: Empty Sewer” by Xanco123 https://freesound.org/people/Xanco123/sounds/347302/
    “Playing with a milky slime” by CaKon https://freesound.org/people/CaKon/sounds/578854/
    “Royal sparkle whoosh centre.wav” by alexkandrell https://freesound.org/people/alexkandrell/sounds/170523/
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Genocide
    - Use of weapons
    - Fire
    - Harm to people and animals
    - Harm to children
    - Deception
    - Abuse of authority
    - Organized military assault


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    • 35 min
    Bonus commentary for "Juno Steel and the Blank Slate (Part 2)"

    Bonus commentary for "Juno Steel and the Blank Slate (Part 2)"

    Sneak peek at the $10 supporter tier on Patreon! This is a commentary that we made during Season 4 for the episode "Juno Steel and the Blank Slate (Part 2)," featuring Harley, Kevin, Alexander Stravinski, Chloe Cunha, and Joshua Ilon. If you'd like to hear more behind-the-scenes commentaries like this one, head to patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast to find years' worth of content!


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    • 32 min
    5.15: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 1)

    5.15: Second Citadel--The Indomitable Duelist (Part 1)

    In the Northern Wilds, three traitors to the crown plan their escape, but a terrible price is paid.
    In the Southern Frosts, two in love are twisted in a fight to the death, and they remember where it all began.
    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.
    “Ice Block - Sliding, Crunching, Scraping.wav” by Percy Duke https://freesound.org/people/Percy%20Duke/sounds/420634/
    “Pick axe striking rocks #2.m4a” by guyburns https://freesound.org/people/guyburns/sounds/558412/
    “Snap_1234.wav” by Snapper4298 https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177497/
    “Step.wav” by CGEffex https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/95755/
    “Sword_cut_off_neck_or_slash_flesh_sounds.mp3” by Artninja https://freesound.org/people/Artninja/sounds/700234/
    “Ambience_Cave_00.wav” by LittleRobotSoundFactory https://freesound.org/people/LittleRobotSoundFactory/sounds/270387/
    “Rock Scrape 2.wav” by Benboncan https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/74441/
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    Trigger warnings:
    - Sudden loud noises
    - Violence and threats of violence
    - Genocide
    - Use of weapons
    - Fire
    - Harm to people and animals
    - Harm to children
    - Deception
    - Abuse of authority
    - Organized military assault


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

notbickle ,

It’s good. Apple are you recording this?

hello???? Okay! Okay! I see this on the page now. I am editing this. The penumbra podcast is good. I enjoy it greatly, and it makes me smile a lot. And laugh a lot. it has not disappointed me, it is fun and it is satisfying. I may have brought up these points in an earlier review but do I see it on here? No i do not.

Ohlookacatt ,

Amazing !!

Diverse and relatable characters, great plot lines. Hilarious and iconic lines too!

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