161 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, 1.6K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Choochalert ,

Definitely grew on me no I’m hooked!

Have developed an interest in this sort of podcast story telling over the last couple of years and have listened to a couple dozen different offerings in that time. Always a bit of a downer when completing a series, especially ones that have already run their course and no new episodes to listen to. It took me a while to get into it but recognized the high quality writing, editing and production value right off the bat. Definitely some of the better voice and character actors available in this medium. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started and stopped listening to podcasts within the first few minutes, recognizing the poor acting and writing. I’ve grown to thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the scale and scope of the stories and it only gets better as the stories, which at first appear to be random and individual accounts of the paranormal and unusual, are now starting to interconnect and overlap with each other. Thankfully I’m only about 1/3rd of the way through and looking forward to many more months of excellent story telling! The creators and cast are prolific and am very impressed with the creativity of this project. Like the X-files in a way but with a great British slant to the excellent story telling. I’m hooked!

SMRose26 ,

Genuinely horrifying horror and surprisingly charming cast

I was expecting a relatively enjoyable podcast due to the recommendations is received for it, but holy crap this show is AMAZING. The stories range from odd and unsettling to deeply terrifying, the archivist is well played and delightfully unlikable in a way that endears me to him! And the guest and supporting cast are believable and fun to hear, even when they're scaring me out of my wits. The production quality is top notch - despite the slightly staticy lo-fi sound invoking a cassette recording, everything is easy to hear and understand, even for someone with auditory processing issues like myself. The metanarrative behind the collection of "statements" is intriguing and making me want to make my very own conspiracy wall to keep track of all the little intriguing ways the statements connect to each other. All in all this is a fabulously done podcast that is well worth a listen for anyone who enjoys horror and the paranormal.

thecoldmailman ,

A certain lo-fi charm

Just finished season one and am hooked. The low key production is excellent, and the voice acting is all very good as well, which is somewhat of a rarity in horror dramas. It’s a bit like the X-Files in that most of the episodes are self-contained, but there is also an overarching plot that I didn’t expect and is surprisingly good. I can’t wait to binge the other seasons that are currently out!

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