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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 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 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…
 
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…
 
Episode 60 - Ferns and Further Intel After an unscheduled visit from Fern Creature, Line Manager Hartro Piltz assesses ongoing consultancy efforts. Line manager also conducts basic interrogation resistance training with variable success. Content Warning for: Emotional abuse Bullying / taunting Shouting Existential crisis Physical violence Emotional…
 
Case ########-33 An examination of Elias Bouchard. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: Paranoia & anxiety Emotional manipulation & gaslighting Compulsions (supernatural) Spiders & arachnophobia Body horror & eye trauma Drug use (marijuana) Stalking Mentions of: death, apocalypse & mass suffering, instances of memory loss & identity…
 
Join Helen, Lydia, Ben and special guests Anil and Mike of RQ Streams as they confront the strange presence lurking within the moon! This week Anil deserves to be here, Ben worries it'll be like three years ago, Helen proposes a little song, and Lydia doesn't want to hear about Mike's silly nightmares. Content Notes: Cults Workplace hostility Physi…
 
Episode 59 - Censuses and Couplets The Client Corthinos the Perplexed of the Placaters of Planetary Puzzles is requesting assistance due to the increasingly puzzling planets created by Stellar Firma Ltd. making it impossible to placate their deeply confused owners. Management Consultants’ advice: deploy the Puzzlemaster, bake the active yeast, eat …
 
Case ########-32 Case study on the administration of fear. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: Compulsions (supernatural) Emotional manipulation & gaslighting Mental disorientation Paranoia & self-doubt Mentions of: scopophobia, worms (inc. SFX), blackmail, gun violence, isolation, mild language, mass suffering, self-recrimination …
 
Join Helen, Lydia, Ben and special guests Anil and Mike of RQ Streams as they create a community of lunar miners and the strange force lurking beneath them... This week Lydia is running out of silicate, Mike recounts shared nightmares, Helen pilfers teenage poetry, Anil categorizes shiny-ness, and Ben just carries the pods. Content Notes: Contamina…
 
Episode 58 - Ecology and External Assistance The client, Goral Throgmar of the Construct-A-Creature corporation, is requesting legal assistance due to mounting complaints against them for creating “monstrosities” that are “killing people”. The bailiffs are on the way to take their eyes. Management Consultants’ advice: lie about your address, refram…
 
Case ########-31 Continued interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: Cults Arguments Paranoia & anxiety Discussions of: death & sacrifice Mentions of: instances of memory loss / mental deterioration, scopophobia, self-hatred, mild language, murder, food Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/DjGcDu1 DOC - https://cutt…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they step into the shadows of the Garden. This week Cel plans a jog, Zolf has a strong spirit, Hamid keeps an eye on Wilde, and Azu feels compelled to look down and to the side... Content Notes: Ghosts Collective auditory hallucinations (inc. SFX) Past trauma & grief Intrusive telepathy (malevolent) Discuss…
 
Episode 57 - Histrionics and High-Handedness The client, Zeith Fel, is looking for ideas for new productions for The Diabolical Flotilla Actors’ Guild to tour in the upcoming season. She has found that audiences are dwindling for their tours across the galaxy (entirely unconnected to the entirely justifiable destructive actions of Stellar Firma) an…
 
Case ########-30 Interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: Cults Self-recrimination Emotional manipulation Mentions of: therapy, innuendo, paranoia & anxiety, instances of memory loss, mild vicarious embarrassment, mild language, ableism, death, mass suffering, physical violence, murder, apocalypse Transcripts: PD…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as the team prepares to enter a strange garden. This week Cel and Azu share stories, Zolf wants trustworthy info, and Hamid has some questions. Content Notes: Past trauma & grief Discussions of: faith & religious observances, death & afterlife, ghosts Mentions of: human remains, burial rites Editing this week …
 
Episode 56 - Proselytising and (some) Progress The client, the Gademy Academy For Scholarly Hollers, is looking for budget and spending advice (ideally yelled) to help with their financial difficulties. Management Consultants’ advice: Not being a weak-necked fool; aggressively loud fonts; traditional organic unassisted yelling; more spartinacity; u…
 
The final act begins Content Warnings: Cults Mentions of: apocalypse, scopophobia Transcript: PDF - https://cutt.ly/BjgpM9q DOC - https://cutt.ly/Njgp9Sf Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Jeffrey Nils-Gardner & Alexander J Newall. Sound effects this week by FreqMan, exterminat & previously credited artists via freesound.org Produced by Lowri Ann Da…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they share knowledge with the council of the Ursans. This week Zolf is delegated to, Cel isn't an expert on everything (yet), Hamid does some casting, and Azu receives some startling news. Content Notes: Discussion of pandemics & disease Mild innuendo Discussions of mind control and hivemind Mentions: quara…
 
Episode 55 - Defiance and Defection Management Consultancy Review. Line Manager Hartro Piltz to asses initial consultancy efforts, largely from bed for what can only be assumed to be efficiency reasons. Bill for destruction of celebratory sparkling slurry to be applied to Line Manager’s expense account. Content Warning for: Emotional Abuse Bullying…
 
Free Time Man This one's for all the haters who are out there saying that I’ve got, Well, I‘ve not got much on, but you know I'm alright, I’ve got stuff… I'm fine Up in the morning, find a clean shirt, cuppa hot slurry, out to work Maintenance, that's the game I’m playing, mediocrity that's how I'm swayin’ Keepin’ these facilities clean and right, …
 
In the second of our retrospectives, Jonny and Alex look back at 5 years of the show with commentary on choice clips selected by the cast and crew of The Magnus Archives. Content Warnings Spoilers for show to date Body horror Clowns Graphic description of dermatillomania (skin-picking) Mentions of: worms, heights, spiders, patricide & dismemberment…
 
Survive You I was once a bright young thing, on my way, straight to the top Then suddenly you fell in my way like a drunken, overprivileged roadblock What did I do to deserve this constant stream of ignominy? All I ever wanted to do was serve the Board, faithfully I get blamed for the mistakes you make, they bounce off you and stick to me But it wo…
 
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Ben, and special guest Becky Annison as they fight for the future of the pack! This week Jan does two hugs at once, Stone taps into revenge instincts, Winter is a true friend, and Mr. Smith just straight-up eats a phone. Content Notes: Body transformation (inc. SFX) Dogs/wolves (inc. SFX) Mental deterioration (age-related) &…
 
Not My Fault It’s not my fault, I wasn’t there at the time You can’t prove that I did that crime Leave me be; oh let me be free No, no, wait come back, don't abandon me Everyone needs someone else to blame (ha ha!) That's just a rule of life, this silly game But if you try to point that finger here (well) I’ll hit you in the face, then disappear It…
 
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