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Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play. The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we find along the tracks. And what will we find, you ask? Well… see for yourself. The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play. The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we find along the tracks. And what will we find, you ask? Well… see for yourself. The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).
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Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play. The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more heart than you’re comfortable with. It’s never just a heist, a Western, an adventure. It’s the parts we think are still fresh about those genres — along with what we find along the tracks. And what will we find, you ask? Well… see for yourself. The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on Twitter (@thepenumbrapod), Tumblr (@thepenumbrapodcast), or Facebook (The Penumbra Podcast).

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Episodes

Sophie has a new show! Check out Edges Podcast, coming August 5th!

7/22/2019
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Announcing Sophie Kaner's brand-new podcast, Edges, a nonfiction interview show where Sophie asks nine real people to tell her stories about love that changed their lives. You can subscribe to the show at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edges/id1473694508 and listen to the trailer. The first episode, an interview with The Penumbra Podcast's own Noah Simes, drops August 5th!

Duration:00:12:16

Two big announcements from Sophie and Kevin!

6/19/2019
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Sophie and Kevin have some exciting news to share with you all!

Duration:00:05:39

Season 2 Q&A

5/23/2019
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This is the audio of our first live Q&A, streamed on Youtube in May of 2019! Join Kevin, Sophie, Noah, and a bunch of fans as we answer questions and repeatedly realize that, like... holy cow, this season was long. It was really long, y'all! What were we thinking?!

Duration:01:33:34

2.41: Second Citadel -- The Battle at World's End (Part 6)

3/19/2019
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And so they fell straight down to Hell, And battled ‘til the end. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:36:13

2.40: Second Citadel -- The Battle at World's End (Part 5)

3/12/2019
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The Cliffside yawned behind them, yet No mercy did they lend. For even where no life would dare, they battled at World’s End. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:22:26

2.38: Second Citadel -- The Battle at World's End (Part 3)

2/26/2019
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Old Silver-Eyes stopped dead and spoke: “But this cannot be true; For I know nothing of my past Save this, our endless duel.” (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:22:20

2.37: Second Citadel -- The Battle at World's End (Part Two)

2/19/2019
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When, “Clash!” the iron thundered, lo, “Have at thee!” the reply; and ‘neath the leaves, the forest’s eaves, she heard their battle-cry. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:22:19

2.36: Second Citadel -- The Battle at World's End (Part One)

2/12/2019
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Two giants bearing broken swords Stood by a river’s bend Whose water fell straight down to Hell: They battled at World’s End. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your journey. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:24:46

2.35: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 2)

1/29/2019
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ERROR. ERROR. IF TOWER.DAMAGE == CRITICAL THEN THEN THEN ERROR: NO PROTOCOL FOUND. SCANNING USER.JUNOSTEEL.MEMORIES() FOR SUGGESTED PROTOCOL SCANNING... SCANNING... (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:43:17

2.34: Juno Steel and the Soul of the People (Part 1)

1/15/2019
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Welcome home, Juno Steel. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:43:23

New Year's Special: Second Citadel -- The Frozen King of Flame

12/31/2018
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A blow of the hunting-horn. A battlecry. Boots that crash through snow and ice, the crackling of open flame, the bellow of an ancient, timeless beast of the frozen tundra. They call him Old Cinder, the Frozen King of Flame. And this is just another New Year's celebration in the Southern Frosts. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your journey. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:43:12

CHECK OUT: Mind's Eye

12/25/2018
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Sophie scares the heck out of Kevin and then tells him about a new podcast from Parcast called Mind's Eye! Eep! You can go subscribe to the first four episodes of Mind's Eye now on any podcatcher, or you can go to parcast.com/mindseye to start listening now. (Content paid for by Parcast.) Trigger Warning: Mind's Eye is not our podcast, and so we cannot vouch for its content. Listeners should be warned that sexual themes and coarse language appear throughout this sample episode.

Duration:00:23:09

CHECK OUT: Imagined Life

12/20/2018
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Kevin takes a second to sit down and rap with you about Imagined Life, a new show from Wondery that puts you in the shoes of someone wildly famous and successful. Are the shoes comfortable? Do they have good arch support? And whose shoes are you wearing, exactly? Only the third of these three questions will be answered on this show, and it's sure to be a good time finding out who! What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person?...

Duration:00:05:12

2.32: Second Citadel -- The Hallowed Halls of Helicoid (Part One)

11/20/2018
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Two paths wind beneath Judge Helicoid's monstrous courtroom: two paths containing different players in this game, different tricks and traps and treacheries. All they share is this: A destination. Fort Terminus, the prison at the end of the world. Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Travelers. We hope you enjoy your journey. (Trigger warnings can be found at the bottom of this episode description.)

Duration:00:34:01

2.31: Juno Steel and the Man of the Future (Part 2)

11/6/2018
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Give up control. That's what the thing that looks like Mick says to do. And in a year like the one Juno Steel has had, with the past, present, and city of the future all out to get him... why not? In a world where control can be torn from you so easily, so constantly... why not just give in, let that thing plug you in to its monstrous chip, and give everything you have away to it? So why not, Juno? Why not give up control to the Theia Soul? Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you...

Duration:00:45:22

ANNOUNCEMENT: Voting Contest #3

11/3/2018
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Our final voting contest for US listeners opens on Election Day, November 6! All three of our contests will remain open until the end of the day on November 8, and you are encouraged to submit entries to all of them.

Duration:00:01:35

CHECK OUT: Blackwood

10/24/2018
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(This episode is sponsored promotional material.) Sophie snuggles up under the covers with you to chat about Halloween plans and spooky podcasts, like Blackwood, a Blair Witch-style podcast about three teenagers who investigate stories of the Blackwood Bugman and get a lot more than they bargained for.

Duration:00:11:49

2.30: Juno Steel and the Man of the Future (Part 1)

10/23/2018
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Ramses O'Flaherty has been a busy man in recent days. A brand new way of life doesn't build itself, after all -- and before you can ever build it, you'll have to tear down the old life getting in everyone's way. As Juno and Rita come up from the sewers they can see, immediately, that Ramses has succeeded in the latter goal. Oldtown is gone. It's never coming back. And in its place stands Newtown, a shining city on a hill, a paradise of Ramses's own design. The only questions, then, are...

Duration:00:43:07