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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 Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert

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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_

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital live performance(s) of Juno Steel and the Promised Land!

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital live performance(s) of Juno Steel and the Promised Land!

    Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-penumbra-podcasthyperion-city-productions-31122391343

    Tickets will go live on May 25th, 2021, at 1 PM Eastern! Remember, tickets are LIMITED, so get yours while you can.

    This is a TWO-PART SHOW, so the performances of Part A will only cover the first half of the plot, while Part B will be the second half. Part A will be performed on June 12th at 7 PM Eastern and June 13th at 1 PM Eastern, so you can choose whichever time works best for you! Part B will be performed only on June 27th at 1 PM Eastern.

    Note: Because of the ticketing setup, you WILL need to purchase tickets separately for Part A and Part B. The base price per show is $10, but we know that people's financial situations vary, so we will also be offering the option to purchase a cheaper ticket, or, if you're feeling generous, to purchase a more expensive ticket to offset the cost of someone else's.

    Stay up to date with us by following our social media:

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    • 1 min
    Season 3 Q&A

    Season 3 Q&A

    This is the audio of our Season 3 Q&A, streamed live on YouTube for Patreon supporters in April of 2021. Noah Simes (Peter Nureyev) hosts, and questions come directly from the live audience. Featuring a special guest appearance by Sophie's dog, Pint Slice!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    3.25: Juno Steel and What Lies Beyond (Part 3)

    3.25: Juno Steel and What Lies Beyond (Part 3)

    In which the world gets a little bigger, a little meaner.

    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/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Sharon Oh -- Promotional artist
    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
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage
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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
    Isolation Swing by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/61465 Ft: SmoJos
    “Chemistry table crash.wav” by CastIronCarousel https://freesound.org/people/CastIronCarousel/sounds/216748/
    “Lasercutting_steel_plate_6mm.wav” by markpSFX https://freesound.org/people/markpSFX/sounds/262155/
    “Sizzle (loop).wav” by Everheat https://freesound.org/people/EverHeat/sounds/208748/
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Threats of violence and death
    -Attempted murder
    -Forced restraint/hostage situation
    -Deception, lies
    -Situations that may resemble cruelty to animals

    • 1 hr
    3.24: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 2)

    3.24: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 2)

    The hour of judgment is upon the Second Citadel, and its self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner sharpens his blade in wait. It may not be true that might makes right -- but if the mightiest are wrong, who can stop them from saying otherwise?

    Some people will do anything to protect their home. The trouble arises when others who live there disagree on what they must be protected from.

    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/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Milo Mars -- Promotional artist
    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
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage
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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Misogyny
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Violence and threats of violence
    - Racism and xenophobia
    - Ableism
    - References to alcoholism, sexual assault, and abuse of power
    - Death and grievous bodily harm
    - Violence against children
    - Violence against animals

    • 38 min
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY + Patreon Bonus Spectacular

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY + Patreon Bonus Spectacular

    Five years of the Penumbra Podcast is coming up on March 18th, 2021! Sophie and Kevin talk exciting announcements for the anniversary and our lead-up to the Season 3 finale, including a TON of potential bonuses for our Patreon supporters. The fun begins TOMORROW (2/18) on Patreon: www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast.

    • 9 min
    3.23: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 1)

    3.23: Second Citadel--Judgment of the Empire (Part 1)

    Sunset. The precise moment the Kite promised his assault on the Second Citadel would come. Two women now return to a land that does not want them to save it from itself... but why?

    We can't choose our families and we can't choose our homes. But we can choose how much of ourselves we give to them.

    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/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Milo Mars -- Promotional artist
    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
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage
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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Violence and threats of violence

    • 20 min

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