14 episodes

High fantasy. High culture. Low attendance. For the staff of the Rivercliffe Museum of Mostly Natural Histories, the only thing harder than attracting patrons is suffering each other.

Dark Ages Dark Ages

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    • 4.9, 89 Ratings

High fantasy. High culture. Low attendance. For the staff of the Rivercliffe Museum of Mostly Natural Histories, the only thing harder than attracting patrons is suffering each other.

    12. The End of All Things (aka The Heart of the Museum)

    12. The End of All Things (aka The Heart of the Museum)

    Forces clash. Tables turn. Things end.















    Episode 12 of DARK AGES features…







    * Alan Moore as The Dark Lord, Edmund and the Cackling Demons* Brandon Kraemer as Nick, Security Camden, Goblin General, and Goblin Enrique* Brittany Michel as Josephine and Goblin Squelcholio* Dana Swanson as Malison, Drusila, Corporal Danno, and Goblin Boogler* Eli Banks as Abraxas, the Narrator, and Goblin Grok * Joshua Sibley as Marwood, Security Cameron, the Singing Sword, Goblin Barstucks, and Goblin Crookley* Liz Macke as the Tour Golem and Death* Stephen Mank as Cyril, Sean, the Night Janitor, and Goblin Orgluck * Taylor Roy as "Todd"* Christina Romo as Stevie* Denise Farley-Gardner as Chantal/Astrid* Dan Almasy as Talon Ripton* Zack Overton as the Afterburner







    Episode 12 was written by Brandon Kraemer







    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Stephen Mank and Christopher Taylor







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Special thanks to Cody DeMatteis







    Produced and edited by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







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    • 1 hr 21 min
    11. Dark Comes to Light (aka The Timbered Tablets)

    11. Dark Comes to Light (aka The Timbered Tablets)

    With the Tour Golem on lockdown and the mysteries piling up, the museum staff splits the party (oh, you fools) to seek answers before the other, heavily implied, world-ending boot drops. For their sake AND ours, let's just hope it's not already too late... Boy, that would be bad, wouldn't it?















    Episode 11 of DARK AGES features...







    * Alan Moore as The Dark Lord and Edmund* Brandon Kraemer as Nick, Security Camden, and Goblin General* Brittany Michel as Josephine and Flay* Dana Swanson as Malison and Drusila* Eli Banks as Abraxas, the Narrator and Bellow * Joshua Sibley as Marwood, Thunk, and Security Cameron* Liz Macke as the Tour Golem * Stephen Mank as Cyril, Sean, and the Night Janitor * Taylor Roy as Todd* Christina Romo as Stevie* Denise Farley-Gardner as Chantal/Astrid* Dan Almasy as Talon Ripton







    Episode 11 was written by Brandon Kraemer







    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Stephen Mank and Christopher Taylor







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Special thanks to Cody DeMatteis







    Produced and edited by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







    Subscribe to Dark Ages on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts.







    Follow us on Twitter at @DarkAgesShow for updates and behind the scene tidbits.







    Find full episodes and more at darkagesshow.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    10. The Lesson Plan (aka The Tome)

    10. The Lesson Plan (aka The Tome)

    It has come to the attention of the management of the Rivercliffe Museum of Mostly Natural Histories that MOST of the staff knows absolutely NOTHING about basic world history. You can see the problem, surely. As such, we hope you will join the curator, Marwood, for a comprehensive and 100% mandatory refresher on everything important that has ever happened, magical or otherwise, since the dawn of time. Oh, and you may want to bring a pen and paper. There's always a test...















    Episode 10 of DARK AGES features...







    * Dana Swanson as Malison, Vanthony, and Goblin Boogler* Joshua Sibley as Marwood and the Singing Sword* Stephen Mank as the Tome, Vaniel, and the Mysterious Cult Leader * Brittany Michel as Josephine and Peasant* Eli Banks as Abraxas, the Narrator and Goblin Attaboy* Alan Moore as The Dark Lord and Edmund* Brandon Kraemer as Nick* Liz Macke as the Tour Golem







    Episode 10 was written by Brandon Kraemer, with additional writing by Liz Macke







    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Stephen Mank and Christopher Taylor







    "A little More Time" written by Liz Macke and Stephen Mank







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Special thanks to Cody DeMatteis







    Produced and edited by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







    Subscribe to Dark Ages on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts.







    Follow us on Twitter at @DarkAgesShow for updates and behind the scene tidbits.







    Find full episodes and more at darkagesshow.com.

    • 52 min
    9. Fired Up (aka The Afterburner)

    9. Fired Up (aka The Afterburner)

    Rivercliffe has been hit by a sub-zero cold snap, but you'd hardly notice in the museum. Staff tempers are flaring up and arguments are growing so heated that it's no wonder when Nick actually takes Abraxas's bait and agrees to fix the furnace. All he has to do is navigate the labyrinth of sub-basements...and figure out exactly why their mysterious furnace is on the fritz in the first place.















    Episode 9 of DARK AGES features...







    * Brandon Kraemer as Nick* Zack Overton as the Afterburner* Eli Banks as the Narrator and Abraxas* Brittany Michel as Josephine* Alan Moore as the Dark Lord and Edmund* Dana Swanson as Malison and the Weird Cultist* Joshua Sibley as Marwood* Taylor Roy as Todd* Denise Farley Gardner as "Chantal Cleansworthy"* Stephen Mank as the Mysterious Cult Leader* Liz Macke as the Tour Golem







    Episode 9 was written by Brandon Kraemer, with additional writing by Liz Macke







    Edited by Liz Macke







    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Christopher Taylor and Stephen Mank







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Story elements by Alan Moore, Christina Romo, Denise Farley Gardner, Joshua Sibley and Liz Macke







    Produced by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







    Subscribe to Dark Ages on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts.







    Follow us on Twitter at @DarkAgesShow for updates and behind the scene tidbits.







    Find full episodes and more at darkagesshow.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    8. Sweeps Week (aka The Inspection)

    8. Sweeps Week (aka The Inspection)

    After a series of divisive escapades, the staff of the Rivercliffe Museum of Mostly Natural Histories has (finally) gathered together to (mostly) unite towards a common goal: pass the city's annual thaumatic inspection! Everyone's grown so much since last year... Surely they'll pass with flying colors! Wait. Are those literal flying colors in the main hall? Why are the exhibits moving? Oh no.























    Episode 8 of DARK AGES features...







    * Denise Farley Gardner as Chantal Cleansworthy* Alan Moore as the Dark Lord and Edmund* Taylor Roy as Todd and the Mannequin* Brandon Kraemer as Nick, Goblin General, and Goblin Honkahonka* Brittany Michel as Josephine and Goblin Squelcholio* Dana Swanson as Malison and Goblin Boogler * Eli Banks as Abraxas, the Narrator, and Goblin Attaboy* Joshua Sibley as Marwood and Goblin Crookley* Liz Macke as the Tour Golem(s) and Judy* Stephen Mank as Shawn and Bessie







    Episode 8 was written and edited by Liz Macke, with additional writing by Brandon Kraemer











    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Christopher Taylor and Stephen Mank







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Story elements by Alan Moore, Christina Romo, Denise Farley Gardner, Joshua Sibley and Liz Macke







    Produced by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







    Subscribe to Dark Ages on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts.







    Follow us on Twitter at @DarkAgesShow for updates and behind the scene tidbits.







    Find full episodes and more at darkagesshow.com.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    7. Marwood Goes Home (aka The Simple Stone Tablet)

    7. Marwood Goes Home (aka The Simple Stone Tablet)

    Curator. Director. Manager. Marwood is an elf who takes his overlapping jobs very seriously—so seriously, in fact, that he rarely leaves his precious museum. He'd be content to stay forever, but an emergency back home might finally force him to leave its marble-columned embrace and face his family tree... or, more accurately, his family of trees.























    Episode 7 of DARK AGES features...







    * Joshua Sibley as Marwood* Dana Swanson as Malison* Jennifer Barclay as Craftemis and Goblin Awkwad* Alan Moore as The Dark Lord, Edmund, and King Backwood* Stephen Mank as Tumbleweed and Gruffman* Brittany Michel as Josephine, Bailiff, and Goblin Squelcholio * Eli Banks as Abraxas, the Narrator, and Hayseed* Brandon Kraemer as Nick, Bumballahumbra, Crabgrass, Fox, Elven Guard, and Goblin Enrique* and Liz Macke as the Tour Golem







    Episode 7 was written by Brandon Kraemer and edited by Liz Macke







    Sound design by Stephen Mank







    Original music by Christopher Taylor and Stephen Mank







    “(Theme From) Dark Ages” written and performed by J. Christopher Arrison and produced by Brent Busby







    Story elements by Alan Moore, Christina Romo, Denise Farley Gardner, Joshua Sibley and Liz Macke







    Produced by Liz Macke







    Series created and directed by Brandon Kraemer







    Subscribe to Dark Ages on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts.







    Follow us on Twitter at @DarkAgesShow for updates and behind the scene tidbits.







    Find full episodes and more at darkagesshow.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Richie Vol. 92 ,

Thank you!!

This show is my favorite scripted audio series out! Acting, sound design, character development, all of it. Top notch. Kudos. I hope you guys get a production deal to provide this on a bigger scale

ColibriCar21 ,

Must listen

This show is absolutely top notch in both sound quality, and story telling. The characters are engaging and hilarious, the story and world it is set in are captivating, and it has been a delight to listen to! If you like fantasy realms with a little twist, this is definitely the story for you!

Accesette ,

Great show!

My favorite podcast! It’s well written, funny, the characters are great and the acting is superb. The clever play on words & situations keep me coming back. My only disappointment is that I’m quickly running out of new episodes to listen to! I can’t wait for more.

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