45 episodes

In this horror/fantasy serial drama, Carpenter and Faulkner, two worshippers of an outlawed god, travel up the length of their deity’s great black river, searching for holy revelations.
 
As their pilgrimage lengthens and the river’s mysteries deepen, the two acolytes find themselves under threat from a police manhunt, but also come into conflict with the weirder gods that have flourished in these forgotten rural territories.
Next episode: 12th February.

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The Silt Verses Eskew Productions Ltd

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    • 4.8 • 420 Ratings

In this horror/fantasy serial drama, Carpenter and Faulkner, two worshippers of an outlawed god, travel up the length of their deity’s great black river, searching for holy revelations.
 
As their pilgrimage lengthens and the river’s mysteries deepen, the two acolytes find themselves under threat from a police manhunt, but also come into conflict with the weirder gods that have flourished in these forgotten rural territories.
Next episode: 12th February.

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    Chapter 30: Something Dreadful Shall Arise

    Chapter 30: Something Dreadful Shall Arise

    War between the Peninsula and Linger Straits rages on. Downriver, Faulkner makes his case to the High Katabasian. Upriver, Carpenter is still on the run - and feels like she's rapidly running out of time.
    Content warnings: Drownings (multiple), eating sounds (34.50-35.16) car crash, gunshots (49 minutes onwards)
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-chapter-30
    Featuring Steve Hendrickson, B. Narr, Sophie Lynch, H.R. Owen, Méabh de Brún, Steven Zivic, Steven Anzalone.
    Additional voices by AJ Fidalgo, Alyssa Petrie, Rissa Montanez, Marlon Dance-Hooi.
    Directed by Muna Hussen; writing and sound design by Jon Ware
    Intro music: 'The River' by SyncHits, Envanto Elements
    Thank you for listening.

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    • 1 hr
    Chapter 31: Its Gaze Shall Fall O'er Trembling Plains

    Chapter 31: Its Gaze Shall Fall O'er Trembling Plains

    In Glottage, Adjudicator Shrue attempts to pave the way for the legalisation of the Parish of Tide and Flesh. Far to the north, a Peninsulan battle-saint makes her mark on the enemy.
    Warnings: This episode features moderate body horror and bloody violence.
    This episode features Alex Nursall as Sam Kincannon, Felix Trench as Adjudicator Cross, GM Hakim as Private Tainsley, Marta da Silva as Val, Sarah Griffin as Adjudicator Shrue, Yinan Shentu as the Radio Exec, Daisy McNamara as the TSV Dealer and CLS Police Officer, Rhys Lawton as Press Secretary Carson, and Dave Wilson as Sergeant Loughton.
    Additional voices by AJ Fidalgo, Alyssa Petrie and Steven Zivic.
    Directed by Muna Hussen; writing and sound design by Jon Ware
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-chapter-31

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    • 57 min
    Chapter 32: Its Wrath Shall Scald The Sun

    Chapter 32: Its Wrath Shall Scald The Sun

    In a ruined city far to the north of the Peninsula, Paige dwells unhappily on her status as prophet of a radical new faith - but a meeting with an old friend could change everything.
    Content warnings:
    Vomiting (4.54-5.04), implied alcoholism, animal death / mild body horror (17.18-17.45), discussion of suicidal ideation (33.40-34.20)
    Cast:
    Lucille Valentine, Laurence Owen, Alison Campbell, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Ishani Kanetkar, and Méabh de Brún
    Additional voices by Alex Nursall, James J Harringman, William Wellman, AJ Fidalgo, Marlon Dance-Hooi, Alyssa Petrie.
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-chapter-32

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chapter 33: And Where Once Its Howling Forebears Walked

    Chapter 33: And Where Once Its Howling Forebears Walked

    Faulkner returns home in triumph. Roemont and Greve plot the downfall of the Prophet of the River. In the Linger Straits, Val makes a stop in hostile territory to reunite with long-lost family members.
    Content warnings: Descriptions and offscreen depictions of self-mutilation and death (41.15-51.30), descriptions of forced experimentation, forced identity change, mild body horror, some distressing scenes.
    This episode features B. Narr, Sophie Lynch, Steven Hendrickson, Chrysanthe Grech, Marta da Silva, Rhys Lawton, and H.R. Owen.
    With additional voices by Michelle Kelly, William A. Wellman, AJ Fidalgo, Lou Sutcliffe, Alyssa Petrie, and Marlon Dance-Hooi.
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-3-chapter-4

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    • 57 min
    Chapter 34: Some Day There Shall Be None

    Chapter 34: Some Day There Shall Be None

    Please note - this episode begins with a short content warning and introduction. The show itself begins at the 1.45 mark.
    Cast
    This episode features Michelle Kelly, Méabh de Brún, Alison Campbell, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Ishani Kanetkar, Laurence Owen, and Lucille Valentine.
    Additional voices by Daisy McNamara, Steven Zivic, and Lucien Spooner.
    Content warning (notes)
    This episode features imprisonment, forced transformation and violent death (1.45-6.45), explosions (17.25-18.45), sustained depiction of civilians dealing with the impact of a military rocket attack, gunshots (28.55-29.25), fire and peril (30.25-33.45), discussion of displacement and murder (38.55-39.45).
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-chapter-34

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    • 1 hr
    Chapter 35: The Wise Man Knows The Taste Of Rot

    Chapter 35: The Wise Man Knows The Taste Of Rot

    As Hayward and Carpenter begin their journey to Glottage, Faulkner receives High Katabasian Roemont and prepares to be accepted - at long last - as an elder of the faith.
    This episode features Méabh de Brún, Jimmie Yamaguchi, B. Narr, H.R. Owen, Steve Hendrickson, Sophie Lynch and Adam Cassley.
    Additional voices by Stephen Zivic, Lou Sutcliffe and Marlon Dance-Hooi.
    Music: 'The Promised Bride' by Skip Kent-Davy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44M05LTHL1k
    Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-chapter-35
    This episode contains multiple scenes of strong, bloody, crab-related violence and one very brief scene of chewing. (21.00)

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

aybara_max ,

Beautiful Acting and Worldbuilding

This podcast feels exactly like an old radio play. No gimmicks to explain why it’s being recorded, just gives us the story and action and also cleverly weaves the credits into the narrative. Not overproduced with sound effects that drown out the fabulous acting. Love the exploration of new religions without soul and old religions corrupted.

Qefat ,

A favorite

The sounds and story are lush and full, the characters are dynamic and interesting, this drama joins my top picks when people ask what podcasts I love.

Woodchuck413 ,

Wonderful show

Great story telling in the first season. I can not wait until morning to start season two. Five stars from me. Ty.

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