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“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.
 
“Build your planet, keep in line… also clones." Stellar Firma is a weekly Science Fiction, Comedy podcast following the misadventures of Stellar Firma Ltd.'s highest born but lowest achieving planetary designer Trexel Geistman and his bewildered clone assistant David 7. Join them each episode as they attempt to take listener submissions and craft them into the galaxy's most luxurious, most expensive and most questionably designed bespoke planets. However, with Trexel's corporate shark of a l ...
 
Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy this anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events, at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Pal ...
 
The Underwood Collection is a 5 season, 50 episode narrative detailing the supernatural happenings of and around The Usher Foundation, Washington, DC. Lurking behind the individual statements, though, are the private affairs of Head Curator Ulysses Bamba as well as the Curatorial and Archival staff, when the personal meets the horrific. The Underwood Collection is a derivative, non-canonical, fan-made project derived from The Magnus Archives, an original horror podcast which is created and d ...
 
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Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they reconvene and get some answers. This week Hamid needs some deep breaths, Cel drags Wilde into the hug, Azu is genuinely touched, and Zolf learns the consequences of an old failure. Content Notes: Arguments Memory loss Infection & pandemic Hiveminds Discussion of: panic attack, food, undead & zombies, a…
 
Episode 70 - Self-Assessment and Self-Advancement Line Manager Hartro Piltz conducts an entirely impartial self-assessment of the team to ascertain how well they think they have done. The results may shock you - or not - but regardless, all assessments are final once signed off by a line manager. Content Warning for: Alcohol use & alcoholism Bullyi…
 
Chioma Nwalioba (Annabelle Cane) hosts this special episode, where we find out just how well the creators know the show they created! Featuring: Chioma Nwalioba, Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives Explicit language Discussion of: death, injury Mentions of: knives, cults, food, fainting, spi…
 
Episode 69 - Posturing and Proliferation Alisón Prince-Bruleé of the Intergalactic Coalition of Toaster Repair Excellence Acknowledgement Board is receiving a huge number of submissions, due to the ambiguous classification of what is and is not a toaster. They need help either with narrowing the definition or with improving the systems that deal wi…
 
The Archivist gets to know some of the crew who worked on The Magnus Archives, now that the show is over and they are no longer neede... sorry. No longer busy. Featuring: Helen Gould, Lowri Ann Davies, Jonathan Sims, Annie Fitch, Nico Vettese and Elizabeth Moffatt Content warnings: Spoilers up to and including Episode 200 Memory loss & loss of iden…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they navigate familiar tunnels and unfamiliar foes. This week Cel makes shocking traps, Hamid prepares a tip, Azu hopes to be mistaken for a stall, and Zolf would never freak out. Content Notes: Body horror & undead Tunnels & underground Memory loss Discussion of: rot & mould, human remains, loss of time, i…
 
Episode 68 - Slides and Sass Count Eugenia Rutalowska of the Count's Corporeal Carpet Cleaning Company needs assistance due to a logistical mishap i.e. instead of carpet cleaner they now have cabernet. Management Consultants’ advice: sass, backchat, no brain socks, mean puppets, nude hands, onesies only, give glove puppets a chance, competitive hat…
 
In the first of our post-series bonuses, Community Manager Anil sits down with the writer, showrunner, producer and soundscape editor of The Magnus Archives to discuss how Season 5 came together amidst a year of some upheaval... Featuring: Anil Godigamuwe, Jonathan Sims, Alexander J. Newall, Lowri Ann Davies and Elizabeth Moffatt Content warnings: …
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they take a whirlwind tour of existence itself! This week Azu makes a call, Cel plays percussion, Zolf takes a plunge, and Hamid suggests they move away from the clicking. Content Notes: Injury Memory loss & loss of time Tunnels & underground Mentions of: falling, the void & space, fire (inc. SFX), drowning…
 
Episode 67 - Sagacity and Social Mobility Makvala Agryris is a representative of CRISPR, a company that re-animates pets for their owners but have been too successful in developing the cognitive abilities of their customers' creatures. They require advice as to how to keep their customers happy now that the pets are showing a desire to build up mil…
 
Case ########-40 Statements End. Content warnings: Character death Fire & explosions (inc. SFX) Vocalised suffering Building collapse Physical violence (inc. SFX) Pleading Arguments & crying Explicit language Discussions of: death (inc. mass death), mass suffering, existential dread Mentions of: war, suicide, blood, alternative realities, blades SF…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face the shadows of the past. This week Azu holds firm, Hamid talks a big game, Cel becomes the monster, and Zolf detects a shift. Content Notes: Guilt & shaming Emotional abuse & trauma Grief & loss (inc. loss of a sibling) Discussion of: death, futility, destruction, cave-ins, physical violence Menti…
 
Episode 66 - Nets and New Contributors Stefan Beetlevox, Head Bartender of The Cosmic Lounge, is concerned about a downturn in sales and would like advice on regaining market share. Management Consultants’ advice: musical mind parasites, targeted smear rapping, knives, branded graph friends (coasters), wider vents, remove facial recognition, more c…
 
Case ########-39 Discussion on next steps and consequences, recorded in the tunnels. Content warnings: Arguments Guilt & self-recrimination Smoking Strong language Discussions of: altered reality, death & self-sacrifice, mass suffering & mass death Mentions of: violence & murder, mental deterioration, manipulation, trauma, explosions SFX: crying Tr…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they find themselves... elsewhere. This week Zolf left, Hamid catches an encore, Cel cracks the code, and Azu has been here before. Content Notes: Arguments Grief & loss (inc. loss of sibling) Guilt & shaming Emotional abuse Discussions of: falling, the void & space, existentialism, tunnels & claustrophobia…
 
Episode 65 - Apathy and Antagonisation Line Manager Hartro Piltz proposes a fundamental change to team structure in response to non-specified performance-related issues during routine inquisitation and bequestionment. Content Warning for: Emotional abuse Bullying/taunting Depression Arguments Restraints & interrogation Panic Discussions of: cults, …
 
Case ########-38 Navigating the descent, recorded in Situ. Content warnings: Heights / Vertigo (inc SFX) Falling Panic (inc breathing SFX) Injury / Pain (inc SFX) Explicit language Discussions of: emotional manipulation Mentions of: arguments, death, self-hatred, lack of self-preservation, paranoia, pleading, kidnapping, alcohol SFX: wind, creaking…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they engage in battle with the Garden itself! This week Zolf quite literally gazes into the void, Hamid blocks the squishy NPCs, Cel would like to consider the time-and-space thing, and Azu sends thoughts and prayers. Content Notes: Physical violence & injury Nausea Discussions of: existentialism Mentions o…
 
Episode 64 - Magical Chutes and Moral Cahoots The Supreme Blagwith is finding that The Supreme Blagwith’s worshipper-employees are not dying fast enough due to concerns of “not wanting to be dead” and The Supreme Blagwith would like advice on how to make The Supreme Blagwith’s worshipper-employees die more efficiently. Management Consultants’ advic…
 
Case ########-37 A discussion on the edge of reality, recorded in situ Content warnings: Heights & vertigo (inc. SFX) Spiders (inc. SFX) Manipulation Body horror (inc. SFX) Threats Explicit language Discussions of: altered reality, mass suffering, arson Mentions: mental disorientation, kidnapping, death & murder, apocalypse, paranoia SFX: Insects, …
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they behold the warped center of the Garden. This week Hamid talks arcane theory, Cel hears a distant tolling, Azu spots some familiar faces, and Zolf is gonna go check the bulbs, then. Content Notes: Religious desecration Spiritual crisis Heights & vertigo Discussions of: rituals Mentions of: mass sufferin…
 
Episode 63 - Crushing Tables and Crushing Dreams Antoinette-Marie of The Happy Earth Zoo is having issues with knowing which of her animals are going to maul or eat visitors to the Zoo, or failing that, how not to be held responsible. Management Consultants’ advice: Burn down the zoo, disclaimers, hug-chomp Venn diagram, check the face for chompers…
 
Case ########-36 A statement on Reality recorded by Martin K Blackwood, recorded at Hilltop Road. Content warnings: Manipulation Altered reality Spiders Heights / vertigo (inc. SFX) Mentions of: death, blackmail, war, knives, human remains, paranoia, body horror, live burial, children in peril, arson SFX: harsh static, insects Transcripts: PDF - ht…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they creep towards the corrupted heart of the Blight. This week Cel reads the room, Hamid goes for a classic, Azu knows how the sad bear feels, and Zolf will be careful (since Wilde asked so nicely). Content Notes: Physical violence Poison Petrification & loss of movement Mentions of: bears, death, suffocat…
 
Episode 62 - Temporal Woes and TimeBot Shows The Time Management division would like help with the many dangerous time pockets that are created in the day-to-day product of planets. This will improve safety, productivity, and much more importantly cut down on staff overtime. Management Consultants’ advice: Laser Hawkapult TM, public/private money v…
 
Case ########-35 An approach to hidden depths. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: Second person POV Thalassophobia & drowning Suicidal ideation Mental disorientation (inc vertigo) Futility / Inconsequence Mentions of: loss of time, scopophobia, cults, death, isolation, police, spiders, injury, nausea, mass suffering SFX: extensive…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face more denizens of the Blight. This week Zolf looks up, Azu sticks with what works, Hamid causes respectable explosions, and Cel notices some absences. Content Notes: Physical violence Tentacles (inc. SFX) Zombies (inc. SFX) SFX: continued bells and humming, roaring Mentions of: body horror, gore & …
 
Episode 61 - Viciousness and Vice Admirals A client who would prefer to maintain their anonymity (known only as Scarlette) is looking for advice on at what point below board transactions spill over into full blown space piracy. Records also indicate that consultants were joined by Vice Admiral Fun for motivational support reasons. Management Consul…
 
Case ########-34 Considerations of observation. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: Arguments Body horror (inc flesh & gore SFX) Self-inflicted wounds & body modification (inc SFX) Explicit language Panic & emotional distress Mentions of: alcohol, knives, death, funerals, mass suffering, suicidal ideation, emotional abuse, second p…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they do battle in the Blight! This week Hamid hovers, Azu gets psyched for smiting, Zolf reckons it's killable, and Cel drinks defensively. Content Notes: Physical violence Body horror & gore Tentacles (inc. SFX) Mentions of: existential dread, mind control & compulsion, intrusive emotions, death, mild innu…
 
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