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For years, Hero Trackers has covered the biggest news in the world of super powered heroics. What we didn't know is that some of the most influential cases all had one thing in common: Vigil. Join Maria Kennedy as she uncovers who Vigil was and the impact he had on some of the most well-known supers of our age. Vigil: An audio fiction, superhero thriller in ten parts. Produced by Button Podcasts in collaboration with All In Productions.

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

For years, Hero Trackers has covered the biggest news in the world of super powered heroics. What we didn't know is that some of the most influential cases all had one thing in common: Vigil. Join Maria Kennedy as she uncovers who Vigil was and the impact he had on some of the most well-known supers of our age. Vigil: An audio fiction, superhero thriller in ten parts. Produced by Button Podcasts in collaboration with All In Productions.

    Vigil Part 4.5: Update 2

    Vigil Part 4.5: Update 2

    Vigil Part 4.5: Update 2
    Maria provides a second update on the show. This time she answers some fan questions, and has one of her own: Who is Morse?
    Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of surveillance, access to financial accounts, digital threats, and stalking. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers):
    VOICE OVER: This episode contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check the show notes for details about the specific content and a full transcription of the episode.

    MARIA: Hi. It’s Maria from Hero Trackers. But I can probably just start saying it’s Maria from Vigil. When we started making this show, we weren’t sure anyone was even going to listen. In fact, we were convinced no one was going to care about an unknown support hero. Yet, here we are with what feels like the whole world listening!

    We’ve got a brand-new adventure lined up for you next week as Vigil teams up with an old friend, but for today, I’m going to try to respond to some fan questions. We have gotten so many that we’re having trouble keeping up, but we’re trying to answer the most pressing questions.

    This question comes from @Falastan on Twitter: “How did Vigil get access to Vila’s financial records? Do they have access to mine? Is someone looking into that?” Great question. Unfortunately, the answer is: we’re not sure! What we do know is he had access through another hero. His recordings and notes don’t give us an identity, but it seems like we might all be under watch. Not the most reassuring answer, Falastan, but it’s the only one we’ve got.

    The next one is from a large number of emails and tweets that had more or less the same question. To summarize: “Did Vila ever forgive Vigil?” And I would tell you the answer, but that would be spoiling it. Vila’s role in Vigil’s story is not over, so it’s not yet time to reveal what role she’s going to be playing in the future. But if you’re still curious, now would be a great time to hit that follow or subscribe button.

    The last one we’re going to try to answer, for now, is from an email from Jen. Jen asks “Did Vigil have any sort of logo and imagery like the heroes we see all the time?” Another excellent question, and this one has a very simple answer: Yes! The artwork for the show incorporates his seal that he used to identify himself in the field. We aren’t going to infringe on his rights and publish it, but we did get permission to use it in our artwork, and we’ll talk to the estate about releasing some images of the seal…and maybe even some merchandise. So, stay tuned for updates.

    Finally, as I said in my previous update, we are not going to be intimidated. While I don’t know who “Morse” is, and I don’t know how they got my private email address, it doesn’t matter. Your cryptic ramblings are not going to deter us from our goal. Which is to make sure the world knows the story of Vigil. And…we’ll be back with that story next week right here. I’m Maria Kennedy. Thanks for listening!

    [Brass fanfare.]

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    • 3 min
    Vigil Part 4: Transfer Part 2

    Vigil Part 4: Transfer Part 2

    Vigil Part 4: Transfer Part 2
    Vila is in danger, and not just because of Transfer's tactics. Maria Kennedy takes you through this pivotal case and the impact it has on the rest of Vigil's career.
    Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, mind control, breaking and entering, physical restraint, and manipulation, as well as mentions of communicable diseases, loss of ability, infection, and theft. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
    The Transcript for Part 4 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers)
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    • 20 min
    Vigil Part 3: Transfer Part 1

    Vigil Part 3: Transfer Part 1

    Vigil Part 3: Transfer Part 1
    Maria Kennedy explores another case in the fledgling career of Vigil. When the support hero receives a call from the hero organization Origin Story, he sees a big opportunity. But will it be enough to stop the super-criminal Transfer?
    Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, mind control, breaking and entering, physical restraint, and manipulation, as well as mentions of communicable diseases, loss of ability, infection, and theft. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
    The Transcript for Part 3 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers)
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    • 22 min
    Vigil Part 2.5: Update 1

    Vigil Part 2.5: Update 1

    Vigil Part 2.5: Update 1
    Maria gives an update on the show and answers some fan questions after the first two episodes of the season.
    Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of death and digital threats. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers):
    VOICE OVER: This episode contains strong themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check the show notes for details about the specific content and a full transcription of the episode.
    MARIA: Hi! It’s Maria from Hero Trackers, and I have to say, the responses to the first two parts of Vigil have been...overwhelming. Thank you to those of you who’ve listened and appreciated our adventure so far.
    We have received so many emails and letters that there is no way we’ll be able to sort through them in a timely manner. So if you don’t hear back from us right away, it’s not that we don’t care, but that, unlike Vigil, we only have so many hours in a day. For those of you sending us tips on potential Vigil information, we appreciate the support, but we cannot chase down any outside leads at this time. We have plenty of material to come, so please be patient.
    For those reporting Vigil sightings: I will reiterate that Vigil died last year, so you should be reporting the presence of a copycat or a vigilante to the authorities. We at Hero Trackers do not condone vigilantism. And you will note that, despite Urgent’s concerns, Vigil and Urgent were both licensed heroes at the time of those recordings.
    For those concerned about Biome’s safety due to the broadcast of Parts One and Two: don’t worry. We spoke to Biome before the episodes aired and had his full permission to release them. He’s completely safe.
    Finally, for those sending threats and other inflammatory messages: I will let you know unequivocally that we will not be intimidated or terrorized into any course of action. Vigil’s story deserves to be told, and it will be. Your tactics will not work, so you can save yourselves the effort.
    So much of what we’re seeing and hearing is so positive toward Vigil and this story, and for that we thank you. We’re thrilled to be sharing this with all of you and we’ll see you next week with a brand-new chapter.
    [Brass fanfare.]
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    • 2 min
    Vigil Part 2: Lush Part 2

    Vigil Part 2: Lush Part 2

    Vigil Part 2: Lush Part 2
    With Urgent in danger, Vigil must think fast to save the young intern and stop Lush. Maria Kennedy breaks down the conclusion to Vigil's first recorded case.
    Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, alcoholism, surveillance, alcohol consumption, physical restraint, and forcing someone to become inebriated against their will, as well as mentions of murder, theft, crime, assassination, and alcohol poisoning. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.
    The Transcript for Part 2 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers)
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    • 19 min
    Vigil Part 1: Lush Part 1

    Vigil Part 1: Lush Part 1

    Vigil Part 1: Lush Part 1
    Maria Kennedy begins her investigation of the previously unknown support hero Vigil with his very first recorded case. Vigil attempts to stop a super-criminal plaguing The Safeguard but doesn't get the support he was expecting.
    Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, alcoholism, surveillance, alcohol consumption, physical restraint, and forcing someone to become inebriated against their will, as well as mentions of death, murder, theft, crime, assassination, and alcohol poisoning. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. 
    The Transcript for Part 1 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers)
    Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions.
    Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.
    You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.
    You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Can or beans ,

Genre tribute galore

I’m sucked in. This podcast feels like a The Question comic mixed with a not gory The Boys, but also has a spot on true crime riff going on at the same time. Some of the smartest super powers I’ve ever heard of. Alcohol transference? Perfect recall? C’mon.

More inspired than mainstream comics, with 100% less pretending that you’re doing more than looking at the 2 page fight spread.

Thatsmuggamer ,

Fun show!

Very interesting take on how superheroics would be run in this world, having it be businesses instead of banding together for whatever reasons. Also, nice format for such a show

SquadRules! ,

Engaging!

This is an engaging use of the audio theater medium in a modern style. It’s great fun to listen to this. Keep up the great work.

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