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At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships.

Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with.

These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.")

The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

The Penumbra Podcast Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert

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At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships.

Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with.

These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay. (Start with "1.01: Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask" or "1.09: Second Citadel - The Head of the Janus Beast.")

The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

You can find all of our transcripts here. If you would like to view trigger warnings or SFX attributions, you can scroll to the end of the appropriate episode transcript: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

    3.20: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 2)

    3.20: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 2)

    In which boundaries magical and fatal are transgressed.

    Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey.

    You can find all of our transcripts here:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.

    On staff at the Penumbra:

    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage

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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
    "Giggles - teenage girl young lady.wav" by AderuMoro https://freesound.org/people/AderuMoro/sounds/213290/
    “Steps on a wood branch - actions” by julius_ galla https://freesound.org/people/julius_galla/sounds/434893/
    “Sword Drop Medium” by eminyildirim https://freesound.org/people/eminyildirim/sounds/536102/
    “Greve feu.wav” by bogus https://freesound.org/people/bogus/sounds/104632/
    “LandslideSeriousExtraCred.wav” by tayingalive https://freesound.org/people/tayingalive/sounds/442552/

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    Trigger warnings:
    -Injury
    -Discussions of death
    -Xenophobia
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Violence
    -Violence towards children

    • 51 min
    3.19: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 1)

    3.19: Second Citadel--The Priestess' Fortune (Part 1)

    On the eve of the Kite's assault: a story of two awakenings.

    Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

    (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)

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    You can find all of our transcripts here:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_

    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.

    On staff at the Penumbra:

    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach

    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design

    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team

    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer

    Milo Ellersick -- Promotional artist

    Noah Simes -- Production manager

    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team

    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer

    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music

    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage

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    Attribution:

    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode

    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657

    “Drone airy satan screech eery.wav” by ztitchez https://freesound.org/people/ztitchez/sounds/370302/

    “Calm Synthesizer, C” by InspectorJ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/361529/

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    Trigger warnings:
    -Gaslighting
    -Blood
    -Injury
    -Discussions of death
    -Xenophobia
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Violence
    -Violence towards children

    • 34 min
    3.18: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 2)

    3.18: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 2)

    A legend can only die when the stories surrounding it stop being told. But a life, even one that generates legends in its time... a life is very, very fragile.

    Which is worth saving, then? A legend that will go on for ages... or a life, fleeting and delicate and precious?

    Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your stay.

    (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and at the end of the transcript.)
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    You can find all of our transcripts here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.
    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Sharon Oh -- Promotional artist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage
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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
    "Future City ambience" by bolkmar https://freesound.org/people/bolkmar/sounds/502896/
    “Dumping Soup into Toilet” by fordps3 https://freesound.org/people/fordps3/sounds/222029/
    “Soundbed.wav” by justkiddink https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/87022/
    “Laser Charge” by GeronimoGeronimo https://freesound.org/people/GeronimoGeronimo/sounds/338067/
    “Pour3 - PERFECT COCKTAIL.wav” by davethetech https://freesound.org/people/davethetech/sounds/360438/
    “Pouring tea” by MrAuralization https://freesound.org/people/MrAuralization/sounds/324937/
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Alcoholism
    -Addiction reference
    -Body horror
    -Chronic illness
    -Depictions of violence
    -Sudden loud noises
    -Vomit

    • 53 min
    3.17: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 1)

    3.17: Juno Steel and the Heart of It All (Part 1)

    It's showtime -- and what a show lies ahead of us. Tonight we steal a legend, darlings, and no one in this galaxy is more prepared for the task than we. Why, nothing could stop any one of us, I should think, which does raise an interesting question: if none of us can be stopped, what happens if one of us attempts to do the stopping?

    Welcome to the Penumbra, darlings. I do hope you enjoy your stay.

    (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description and the bottom of the transcript.)


    You can find all of our transcripts here:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1bnWLw5dTW4l9A0bmOMzEiy6XqqsXHHi_
    Transcripts will come out along with the public release of the episode.

    On staff at the Penumbra:
    Kat Buckingham -- Head of Merchandise and Outreach
    Alice Chuang -- Head of Design
    Melissa DeJesus -- Script editing team
    Sophie Takagi Kaner -- Co-creator, Head of Episode Development, Director, Sound designer
    Sharon Oh -- Promotional artist
    Noah Simes -- Production manager
    Grahame Turner -- Script editing team
    Kevin Vibert -- Co-creator, Head of Operations, Lead writer
    Ryan Vibert -- Composer and performer of original music
    Home recording guidance from Mertz of The Bridge Sound & Stage
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    Attribution:
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
    "Kind of Girl" by Jeris, featuring spinningmerkaba: http://ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/35657
    The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode
    “Compactor1.ogg” by PhreaKsAccount https://freesound.org/people/PhreaKsAccount/sounds/46486/
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    Trigger warnings:
    -Alcoholism
    -Addiction reference
    -Body horror
    -Chronic illness
    -Depictions of violence
    -Sudden loud noises

    • 38 min
    ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our first Second Citadel remote live show! New episode coming soon! Big news from Kevin!

    ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our first Second Citadel remote live show! New episode coming soon! Big news from Kevin!

    Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepenumbrapodcast

    By pledging or increasing your current Patreon pledge, you can gain access to the special rewards Kevin will be adding, and if we hit $7000/episode by or before September 29th, Kevin will be writing a short story featuring characters that ALL Patrons can vote on! Even if you can only pledge one dollar, it makes a huge difference to us.

    Tickets for The Penumbra Podcast LIVE! (Online!): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-penumbra-podcast-live-online-lady-of-the-lake-tickets-119931013891

    Tickets go on sale on September 17th at 1 PM Eastern! Remember, tickets are LIMITED, so get yours while you can. The show itself will be performed on September 25th at 8 PM Eastern. We hope to be able to record the show so those in different time zones can see it as well, but we can't yet guarantee it because of, well, Technology.

    Stay up to date with us by following our social media:

    Facebook: The Penumbra Podcast
    Twitter: @thepenumbrapod
    Tumblr: @thepenumbrapodcast
    Instagram: @thepenumbrapodcast

    thepenumbrapodcast.com

    • 6 min
    3.16: Second Citadel--The Strong Arm of Justice (Part 2)

    3.16: Second Citadel--The Strong Arm of Justice (Part 2)

    Love is, of course, the most heroic emotion -- but only if you're a hero while you're feeling it. If you're evil it's just... icky? Has anyone checked if evil people can feel love? Regardless: love and justice are exactly what's in store for the Vigilant He tonight, as he attempts to save Milltown from its masked captor once and for all!

    Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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    Trigger Warnings:

    - Violence and threats of violence

    - Threats of violence against children

    - References to death and dying

    - Xenophobia

    - Misgendering that could be construed as transphobic

    - Ableism

    - Hostages/captives

    - Sudden loud noises

    • 38 min

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