262 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 6.8K Ratings

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.

    Rusty Fears 4 - The Final Culling

    Rusty Fears 4 - The Final Culling

    Our third piece for the fourth Rusty Fears writing competition is "The Final Culling" written by Miranda B, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner and performed by Sue Sims.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:
    - Eco-horror & extinction
    - Mass death (animal)
    - Thalassophobia
    - Sharks
    - Discussions of: pollution & global warming, natural disasters
    - Mentions of: death & injury, blood
    - SFX: continuous low-pitched & high-pitched drone


    Transcripts:
    PDF - https://bit.ly/3wuLLr5
    DOC - https://bit.ly/3iK3wP5


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support.


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Edited by Nico Vettese & Jeffrey Nils Gardner


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop & https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


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    • 17 min
    Rusty Fears 4 - The Budding

    Rusty Fears 4 - The Budding

    This week, as part of our fourth Rusty Fears writing competition, we present "The Budding" written by Thekla Kenneison, directed by Hannah Preisinger and performed by Fay Roberts.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:
    - Anxiety & imposter syndrome
    - Body horror
    - Teeth
    - Graphic self-injury
    - Self-recriminations & self-doubt
    - Occasional second-person POV
    - Paranoia
    - Discussions of: injuries & pain, medical issues, self-hatred, blood
    - Mentions of: nightmares
    - SFX: continuous low-pitched & high-pitched drone, throbbing


    Transcripts:
    PDF - https://bit.ly/3v6GPan
    DOC - https://bit.ly/3v9tXAh


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support.


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Edited by Nico Vettese & Jeffrey Nils Gardner


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop & https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


    You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting www.rustyquill.com/subscribe


    Please rate and review on your software of choice, it really helps us to spread the podcast to new listeners, so share the fear.


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    • 17 min
    Rusty Fears 4 - Nazar

    Rusty Fears 4 - Nazar

    Welcome to the first of four Rusty Fears competition winners!


    This week we present "Nazar" written by Anushka Mehrotra, directed by Elizabeth Moffatt and performed by Karim Kronfli.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:
    - Bullying & social isolation
    - Compulsive behaviour
    - Panic & anxiety (inc. rapid breathing)
    - Paranoia
    - Sexual references
    - Discussions of: paranormal encounters, superstition, food & eating
    - Mentions of: sleep deprivation, injury, weight loss


    Transcripts:
    PDF - https://bit.ly/3ccjcGK
    DOC - https://bit.ly/3i81CHP


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support.


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Edited by Elizabeth Moffatt, Nico Vettese & Jeffrey Nils Gardner


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop & https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


    You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting www.rustyquill.com/subscribe


    Please rate and review on your software of choice, it really helps us to spread the podcast to new listeners, so share the fear.


    Join our community:
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    DISCORD: https://discord.gg/KckTv8y
    EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com


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    • 18 min
    What The Ghost? - Highgate Cemetary

    What The Ghost? - Highgate Cemetary

    We hope you enjoy this episodes of What the Ghost? presented by Georgie Barker.


    Content Warnings:
    - Cemeteries & tombs
    - Ghosts
    - Human remains & desecration
    - Vampires
    - Discussion of: death & burial, the occult, food
    - Mentions of: war, injury
    - SFX: continued high pitched sounds, bells, shouting


    Transcripts:


    PDF - https://bit.ly/34mO7f4
    DOC - https://bit.ly/3wzOQpj


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Written by Sasha Sienna


    Edited by Annie Fitch & Jeffrey Nils Gardner


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances
    - "Georgie Barker" - Sasha Sienna


    Soundeffects this week by dsp9000, JohnsonBrandEditing, TrygveN, HMTSCCSound, InspectorJ & previously credited artists via freesound.org


    Music;
    - Selected tracks by Kevin MacLeod from https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ full list here; https://bit.ly/3foprJK
    - "Wizard's Duel" by Skinny Pig


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop & https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


    You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting www.rustyquill.com/subscribe


    Please rate and review on your software of choice, it really helps us to spread the podcast to new listeners, so share the fear.


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    • 17 min
    MAG Retrospective - Commentary 2

    MAG Retrospective - Commentary 2

    Back by popular demand, Jonny and Alex listen to clips from The Magnus Archives, selected by Rusty Quill Patreon supporters.

    Content Warnings
    - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives
    - Character deaths
    - Physical violence (inc. self-injury & SFX)
    - Explicit language
    - Discussions of: blades, ghosts, human remains, death & murder, manipulation
    - Mentions of: insects, trauma
    - SFX: high pitched sounds, screaming, static


    Edited this week by Nico Vettese and Jeffrey Nils Gardner
    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.

    You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting www.rustyquill.com/subscribe

    Please rate and review on your software of choice, it really helps us to spread the podcast to new listeners, so share the fear.

    Join our community:
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    REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill
    DISCORD: https://discord.gg/KckTv8y
    EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com

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    • 27 min
    MAG Season 5 Q&A - Part 3

    MAG Season 5 Q&A - Part 3

    Alex and Jonny answer as many questions as they can from the Season 5 mailbag in the final part of our Q&A series.


    Thank you to everyone who submitted a question!


    Featuring: Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall


    Content warnings:
    - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives
    - Innuendo
    - Explicit language
    - Discussions of: thalassophobia, canon-typical apocalypse & trauma, food, death (inc. mass death) & murder
    - Mentions of: rot, addiction & mind control, violence, homelessness, explosions


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Edited this week by Nico Vettese & Alexander J. Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop & https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


    You can subscribe to this podcast using your podcast software of choice, or by visiting www.rustyquill.com/subscribe


    Please rate and review on your software of choice, it really helps us to spread the podcast to new listeners, so share the fear.


    Join our community:
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    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill
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    DISCORD: https://discord.gg/KckTv8y
    EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com


    The Magnus Archives is a podcast distributed by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Sharealike 4.0 International Licence
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.8K Ratings

6.8K Ratings

Aleepal ,

wow

Such good acting. Amazing production. Delightfully creepy! One of my top 5 favorite podcasts of all time. Cannot commend the creators enough for this work.

Iris13789 ,

Absolutely Incredible

The Magnus Archives (TMA) is a delightfully horrific podcast, with an incredible meta-plot and many thought provoking questions naturally built into it. I myself tend not to enjoy horror as much as it triggers my insomnia, but this podcast manages to strike such a perfect spot in that you get to enjoy the gory details, yet still feel comfortable, like you’re listening to a bedtime story. Again, the best podcast EVER.

Athena Dentist ,

Wow. Just wow

I can’t believe I just finished this podcast. It’s one of the best... things... ever. Out of every movie, book, song... this was the best. It’s so interactive, though I’ve done nothing but listen. I feel like I’m there, the sounds letting me follow right along with the events! I love every character so deeply, and the story building and dialogue is nothing short of beautiful. This podcast will take you on a journey of huge twists, deep chills, and heart wrenching warmth all in the same episode! I couldn’t recommend it more!! Please, please, please! Listen to this podcast!

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