Welcome, Traveler.


Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest hotel 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 keep locked behind our doors.

And what’s behind those doors, you ask? Well… see for yourself.


LATEST episodes


juno steel and the kitty cat caper (Part 1)

Posted March 28, 2017

Detective Steel is in a slump, and Maia King might have just the case to bring him out of it.

One problem: half the case is going to be figuring out what the case even is, because if Ms. King is to be believed, the culprit would have to be… well, something that doesn’t exist.

The stakes are life-or-death here… so hopefully Juno can figure out whose life or death before time runs out.


CANON: The Full Penumbra Tour, Presented by the Concierge

Posted March 21, 2017

Enough Travelers asked for a full tour of the Penumbra Hotel that not even the Concierge can say no. We hope you're ready for a long haul: it's a very big hotel, and strange things lurk inside it.

But be careful what you wish for, Traveler. Some stones, once turned, can never be returned... and some changes can't be undone.


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.