Welcome, Traveler.


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.


LATEST episodes


juno steel and the lesson learned (part 2)

Posted March 23, 2017

Mick Mercury is a walking disaster, and appropriately enough, he’s picked a disaster of a case to drop in on. In his attempt to prevent a murder, Juno Steel’s added two potential victims: Mick Mercury… and himself. 

(Trigger warnings can be downloaded here)


juno steel and the lesson learned (part 1)

Posted March 9, 2017

Working for a man as connected as Ramses O’Flaherty means access to places nobody else gets to go… or wants to, as it turns out. Because on this case Ramses is sending Juno into the Fortezza, Hyperion City’s prison for criminal genius, to stop a murder before it can be committed. 

Who’s the victim, you ask? Well… Ramses, of course. 

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

(Trigger warnings can be downloaded here)


Radio Drama Revival

interview w/ sophie & kevin by radio drama revival

David of Radio Drama Revival interviews Sophie and Kevin. Tune in to hear them deconstruct noir, sci fi, and masculinity.


we won an audioverse award!  - best new original, long form, small cast, ongoing production 2016

We're so excited and honored to have been recognized by the podcast community for our work in 2016. We owe tons of thanks for all of our fans this inaugural season; we couldn't do this without you. Thank you so much for listening, voting, and inspiring us to create more and better stories in 2017. 



Our stories will always be available for free, but the Penumbra takes a lot of work. We want to continue to raise the production bar with each episode, and we also believe that artists should be fairly compensated for their work. We would appreciate any donations to help us keep making stories. Currently, we use Patreon for all donations.