SEASON TWO


JUNO STEEL AND THE PROMISED LAND (P3)

Posted November 14, 2017

If you had asked Erin Marshall D’Arc, the Free Dome was supposed to be for everyone. Anyone who wanted a home away from the War, she said, could have it. 

If you had asked Marshall Erin D’Arc, the Free Dome was only for the best of the best. Only those who could create paradise, he said, could have it.

If you ask Mayor Pilot Pereyra, the Free Dome belongs to the highest bidder. Whoever finds it, they say, owns it – and they can do with it as they please. 

And if you ask Juno Steel, Private Eye, drained of blood and confidence? You can keep your lousy Dome. Because something about this place doesn’t sit right with Detective Steel… and he’s rapidly running out of time to figure out what it is before Pilot decides they’re done with him.

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE PROMISED LAND (P2)

Posted October 24, 2017

This case was supposed to be simple. Go into the Old Subway system, figure out what Mayor Pereyra is trying to get, stop them from getting it, then go home to a parade and a new world order. But now three days have passed, and the election looms, and still Juno, Alessandra, the Piranha, and Pilot Pereyra are down here, waiting for something in the distance. 

It seemed like it was going to be simple. But in this line of work, when you’re dealing with mysteries of the present, past, and future… nothing is ever as it seems. 

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE PROMISED LAND (P1)

Posted October 10, 2017

The story goes that two hundred years ago, when the War was at its most brutal, Erin Marshall D’Arc made the most important discovery in Martian history… and never shared it with anyone. 

An election always makes itself about the present, and so Juno Steel never expected that this case would bring him two centuries into the past. Yet here he is, on the trail of Mayor Pilot Pereyra, with a Private Eye at his side and hundreds of years of history to dig through. Down here in the Free Domers’ ruins lie traps and treasure, if the tales are true… and if Juno wants to survive he’ll have to solve two mysteries simultaneously: one about the present… and one about a family more than a century dead. 

 

SECOND CITADEL - lady of the lake

September 26, 2017

Special threats deserve special measures, and Queen Mira of the Second Citadel is a master of special measures. Enter Sir Caroline: a free radical knight, one of the Queen’s most capable and least trustworthy, and most likely the only hope the Second Citadel has of surviving the scourge of manipulative monsters that has plagued them for months. 

 Sir Caroline, newly-appointed Investigator-General of the Second Citadel, must assemble a team and head north, to the source from which these monsters flow. But they must be careful, because the village through which they’re passing has been struck by a terrible curse… and strange things lurk near the waters through which they must pass.   

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE STOLEN CITY (P2)

Posted September 12, 2017

Late at night in the Museum of Colonized History, just a few short days before the election that will decide the fate of Hyperion City, Juno Steel is watching the Mayor participate in a heist gone horribly, horribly wrong. And typically a heist not going well would be great news for Juno Steel, Private Eye… if only his bust of that heist hadn’t also just gone belly-up. 

The crooks will escape in half an hour. Juno and Captain Omar Khan of the HCPD are running out of time to stop them, and prevent the trail of bodies they’re leaving behind them from getting any longer. And they just might be able to do it, if nothing else goes wrong.

Which is, of course, precisely the cue for something to go very, very wrong indeed. 

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE STOLEN CITY (P1)

Posted August 29, 2017

“Look for a woman with one ear outside the First Museum of Colonized History in Hyperion City.”

That’s what the notice said to Yasmin Swift, both culprit and victim of Juno Steel’s last case. And ever since, Juno has been looking for that woman: for a month straight, while the clock ticks down, while the election creeps ever closer. He needs to find her, and quickly, if he hopes to keep Ramses O’Flaherty kicking, if he hopes to give this city a shot at anything better. 

Today Juno’s going to find that one-eared gangster, and he’s going to learn something very important about leads along the way: sometimes it’s worth leaving a piranha on the line if it means you might catch a whale. 

 

Second citadel - THE TREACHEROUS HEART

August 15, 2017

On the third morning of the Festival of the Three, Sir Marc knew nothing of Sir Damien’s duels with the Lord of the Swamp. Sir Marc’s problems lay closer to his heart – or brain, as the case may be. 

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE DRAGON'S DEN (PART 2)

July 18, 2017

Illusions run wild in Polaris Park, whether they be holograms or robotics or secrets and lies. But here's something that's not illusory: Juno and Rita are in danger. Security chief Yasmin Swift, who was supposedly leading the investigation on a killing, is apparently the culprit... and until Juno and Rita find out where, how, and why she did it, every thrill in this theme park may be their last.

 

Juno Steel and the Dragon's Den (Part 1)

July 4, 2017

Someone is out to kill Ramses O'Flaherty -- and whoever they are, they should be here. A killer called this home, but it isn't any kind of home Juno's ever seen before. This is a place where the impossible happens, where an ancient heroine walks the streets, where dragons live on every mountaintop... and where nothing is ever as it seems.

Welcome to Polaris Park.

 

KNIGHT OF THE CROWN, LORD OF THE SWAMP (PART 2)

June 20, 2017

On the second night of the Festival of the Three, Sir Damien the knight will be dueling on Lord Arum the monster’s terms: in a forest of tricks and traps and cunning biological inventions. Sir Damien may have bested Lord Arum in a physical duel, but he certainly isn’t prepared for the sorts of challenges a second meeting with the monster will pose… but to be fair, Lord Arum isn’t prepared, either.

 

KNIGHT OF THE CROWN, LORD OF THE SWAMP (PART 1)

June 6, 2017

The Festival of the Three is the most important day of the year in the Second Citadel – or the most important three days, as the case may be. Battles and music and drink run free in Citadel’s square, and nearly every knight is in attendance… which leaves very few to guard from the monsters’ constant threat.

Luckily Sir Damien is on guard tonight, standing outside the Queen’s chambers with his trusty bow in hand. But Sir Damien is injured, and when a monstrous threat crawls in he may find that it’s a very different sort of challenge from what he’s used to.

(Trigger warnings can be found here)

 

Juno Steel and the lesson learned (part 2)

May 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)

May 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)

 

second citadel - the caves of discord

April 25, 2017

In an overgrown jungle where monsters roam free lies the Second Citadel, one of humanity’s last strongholds in a hostile, hungry world. The people of the Citadel live their lives on the edge of a knife – knowing that any day a beast might storm their homes, knowing that now and forever the monsters are planning the final assault that will end humanity for good.

The only defense against a world that wants them dead are the Knights of the Crown, led by the Second Citadel’s Queen; and she has a very important task for her best knights. A strange cave has been claiming the lives of the people who live nearby… and if the Knights can’t find a way to work together, it will claim their lives, too. 

 

Juno Steel and the kitty cat caper (part 2)

April 11, 2017

Juno Steel’s first day back on the job has started well: he’s outnumbered, cornered, and almost certainly going to be killed any second now. Just life as usual in the PI business. 

This case may be typical, but the solution will prove anything but. The mystery, after all, is one of the strangest Juno has ever encountered: who kidnaps a woman’s cat… just to replace it with an exact copy of the one they’ve stolen? 

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE KITTY CAT CAPER (pART 1)

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.


 

SEASON ONE


CANON: THE FULL PENUMBRA TOUR, PRESENTED BY THE CONCIERGE

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.

 

JUNO STEEL AND THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS MASK UPDATE (PART 2)

March 14, 2017

In the hunt for a crime boss's murderer, Detective Juno Steel and Agent Rex Glass have ended up somewhere very peculiar: a game show.

Well, it should be peculiar. But in the house of the Kanagawas, Hyperion City's premier crime-family-slash-entertainment-network, nothing is peculiar so long as it's caught on camera. In the eyes of a camera you can sell anything: a mad genius's horrific game show; an ancient death mask that kills whoever disturbs it; and even, strangest of all, a Detective and Special Agent who really think they have a shot at surviving this mess.

 

Juno Steel and the Case of the Murderous Mask UPDATE (Part 1)

February 28, 2017

Juno Steel has had a lot of clients in his time, high-profile and low. But when he’s called in to investigate the murder of Croesus Kanagawa, head of the Kanagawa crime-family-slash-entertainment-network, it’s not the client that interests him. It’s what Croesus was wearing when he died – and an ancient curse that hangs over that very strange mask.

 

bonus: THE THIEF AMONG US

February 21, 2017

When Blair Rockridge, Olympus Mons trillionaire, receives a letter from a thief threatening to steal her priceless collection, she immediately calls in the best private detective money can buy. Granted, he is a little eccentric--but he's the best there is, isn't he?

 

bonus: merry christmas, mary anne!

December 25, 2016

A late-night crime on Christmas Eve gets Mary Anne and Chance Sequoyah a whole lot of trouble... and a visitor that neither of them could have expected.

 

SEASON 1 Q&A: FAN QUESTIONS ANSWERED

December 6, 2016

In the wake of Season 1, Noah Simes (voice of Peter Nureyev) interviews co-creators Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert, using questions submitted via Twitter, Tumblr, and email by YOU, the fans! How do we cast the show? What stories are we inspired by? What is is like to play characters who are in love? And most importantly, will Peter Nureyev ever return? (Plus: stay tuned until the end of the Q&A for a big announcement!)

 

BONUS: THE RITA MINUTE 2 – THE RITA DETECTIVE AGENCY

November 29, 2016

A thrilling adventure in the life of Rita, Private Eye. 

 

S1.E18 – JUNO STEEL AND THE FINAL RESTING PLACE

November 8, 2016

In all likelihood, this is the end. The only question is: the end of how much? The end of Juno Steel… that’s pretty likely. Alone in a Martian tomb, Peter Nureyev gone, and Miasma’s experiments drawing to a close. Juno will outlive his usefulness any minute now, and if Miasma has her way he won’t outlive for long.

And if it’s the end of Juno Steel it may well be the end of Mars, too: with Miasma’s hands on the Egg of Purus, a super-weapon strong enough to destroy the entire Ancient Martian civilization, this human civilization doesn’t stand much of a chance. What does Miasma have planned for that Martian wasteland? Where is Peter Nureyev? And just how much will Juno Steel lose? Because surely, this is the end, the final resting place… but how much will end here, today?

 

s1.e17 – PETER NUREYEV AND THE ANGEL OF BRAHMA (PART 2)

October 25, 2016

Who is Peter Nureyev? The question has dogged Juno Steel, Private Eye for six months now, ever since he first met that master of disguises. It doesn’t help that he changes identities like most people change clothes: Rex Glass, Duke Rose, Miasma’s anonymous “the Thief…” And so, that same old question remains: who is Peter Nureyev? 

 

S1.E16 – PETER NUREYEV AND THE ANGEL OF BRAHMA (PART 1)

October 25, 2016

Who is Peter Nureyev? The question has dogged Juno Steel, Private Eye for six months now, ever since he first met that master of disguises. It doesn’t help that he changes identities like most people change clothes: Rex Glass, Duke Rose, Miasma’s anonymous “the Thief…” How is Juno supposed to know who he is? How is Juno supposed to trust him?

He needs to know he can, because the clock is ticking. Miasma’s experiments on Juno won’t last forever, and once his usefulness has passed she’ll kill the both of them. And once they’re gone, who will stop her from using the Egg of Purus, the Martian super-weapon she now has under her control? Juno needs to trust Nureyev, but he hardly knows him. And so, that same old question remains: who is Peter Nureyev? 

 

BONUS: THE REVENGE OF THE JANUS BEAST

October 11, 2016

In the Second Citadel’s Hall of Trophies lie remnants of hundreds of monsters… and some of them are livelier than others. The head of the Janus Beast, for example: it’s been here for weeks, and it’s growing bored. Very bored. Can the Janus Beast’s head break out of its case using nothing but its two faces, magic spells, and one tiny, tiny, little, really-just-impossibly-small brain?

 

S1.E15 – JUNO STEEL AND THE TRAIN FROM NOWHERE (PART 2)

October 4, 2016

He arrived in the night: Peter Nureyev, the burglar who got away, the thief Juno Steel couldn’t catch. Until he returned, things had been so simple: solving crimes, chasing a killer with her eye on Ancient Martian artifacts, and not letting personal business get in the way. With Nureyev, though, things always seem to get personal very quickly. 

But Juno has no choice. Nureyev’s the only one with a lead on the killer Juno’s after. He knows exactly what she plans to take next, and according to him it’s something very big, and very dangerous. According to Nureyev, anyway. 

But the question remains: can Juno trust Peter Nureyev?

 

S1.E14 – JUNO STEEL AND THE TRAIN FROM NOWHERE (PART 1)

September 20, 2016

He arrived in the night: Peter Nureyev, the burglar who got away, the thief Juno Steel couldn’t catch. Until he returned, things had been so simple: solving crimes, chasing a killer with her eye on Ancient Martian artifacts, and not letting personal business get in the way. With Nureyev, though, things always seem to get personal very quickly.

But Juno has no choice. Nureyev’s the only one with a lead on the killer Juno’s after. He knows exactly what she plans to take next, and according to him it’s something very big, and very dangerous. According to Nureyev, anyway.

But the question remains: can Juno trust Peter Nureyev?

 

BONUS: THE RITA MINUTE

September 6, 2016

What does Rita do when Juno Steel, Private Eye, is out of the office? Why, everything she’s not supposed to, naturally.

 

S1.E13 – HOME

August 30, 2016

WARNING: “Home” is a horror story. If themes of domestic/child abuse are disturbing to you, please consider listening to one of our Juno Steel stories or a different stand-alone episode.

Lily doesn’t want to move. This house is the only home she’s ever known, and she loves it – but in a few days her family is leaving, and her older brother Jake says she’ll never see it again. Dad says not to worry about it, that it’s okay to be sad when you’re leaving home, but sadness isn’t what Lily’s worried about.

Lily’s scared. Because for the last few weeks Lily’s been having nightmares, strange dreams about a thing in the dark with cold breath and sharp teeth. Normally Mom and Dad help her with her nightmares, but… tonight, Mom and Dad are out of town. And normally Lily would just turn on a light and try not to think about the monster in the dark… but tonight, the power’s gone out.

 

s1.e12 – JUNO STEEL AND THE MIDNIGHT FOX (PART 2)

August 16, 2016

Valles Vicky’s Vixen Valley is your one-stop shop if you’re interested in fine dining, good conversation, beautiful people, and contraband from across the galaxy. Juno Steel needs the last on that list: he’s after a killer with an eye for Ancient Martian artifacts, and only Valles Vicky herself can help Juno catch that killer. But a favor from Valles Vicky always comes at a price… and if Juno’s not careful, the bill might end up more than he can afford.

 

s1.e11 – JUNO STEEL AND THE MIDNIGHT FOX (PART 1)

August 2, 2016

Valles Vicky’s Vixen Valley is your one-stop shop if you’re interested in fine dining, good conversation, beautiful people, and contraband from across the galaxy. Juno Steel needs the last on that list: he’s after a killer with an eye for Ancient Martian artifacts, and only Valles Vicky herself can help Juno catch that killer. But a favor from Valles Vicky always comes at a price… and if Juno’s not careful, the bill might end up more than he can afford.

 

S1.E10 – THE HEAD OF THE JANUS BEAST (PART 2)

July 19, 2016

Sir Marc and Sir Talfryn of Second Citadel aren’t technically knights. They do all the knightly things, sure – killing monsters, saving the innocent, bickering about breakfast meats – the only problem is that the other knights don’t agree that they’re… y’know, knights. 

So what are a pair of free lancers to do? Get some respect, of course! Take down a monster so big that the Knights of the Crown have to let them join! The Janus Beast is gruesome, but Marc and Talfryn have dealt with monsters before. It’s the threats they aren’t prepared for that might tear these brothers apart for good.

 

s1.E9 – THE HEAD OF THE JANUS BEAST (PART 1)

July 5, 2016

Sir Marc and Sir Talfryn of Second Citadel aren’t technically knights. They do all the knightly things, sure – killing monsters, saving the innocent, bickering about breakfast meats – the only problem is that the other knights don’t agree that they’re… y’know, knights.

So what are a pair of free lancers to do? Get some respect, of course! Take down a monster so big that the Knights of the Crown have to let them join! The Janus Beast is gruesome, but Marc and Talfryn have dealt with monsters before. It’s the threats they aren’t prepared for that might tear these brothers apart for good.

 

s1.e8 – JUNO STEEL AND THE DAY THAT WOULDN'T DIE (PART 2)

June 21, 2016

They thought they’d gotten away with it. They were just kids when it happened. Juno Steel, Sasha Wire, and Mick Mercury – they were just kids when they did it. It was supposed to be a game, the kind kids play when there are no adults around to talk to… when there’s nobody around to tell them just how deadly their little game could be.

 

S1.E7 – JUNO STEEL AND THE DAY THAT WOULDN'T DIE (PART 1)

June 7, 2016

They thought they’d gotten away with it. They were just kids when it happened. Juno Steel, Sasha Wire, and Mick Mercury – they were just kids when they did it. It was supposed to be a game, the kind kids play when there are no adults around to talk to… when there’s nobody around to tell them just how deadly their little game could be.

 

s1.e6 – THE COYOTE OF THE PAINTED PLAINS

May 24, 2016

They warned her about the bandits, but Mary Anne didn’t listen. She was engaged, she said; her fiancée was moving to Crossroads, and even if Crossroads was crawling with bandits, she didn’t have much of a choice. Sheriff Beau Richmond asked her to marry him; Mary Anne said yes; and that, as far as Mary Anne knew, was the end of it.

It might have been the end to Mary Anne’s entire story, too – decades married to a man whom she liked well enough, she guessed, stop asking, please – if the bandit hadn’t stopped the train. Chance Sequoyah is a very special bandit. Sure, she’ll take the usual things: money, necklaces, watches. But she plans on taking something else, too: Mary Anne Watkins.

 

S1.E5 – JUNO STEEL AND THE PRINCE OF MARS (PART 2)

May 10, 2016

After an explosive murder case gone wrong, Detective Juno Steel is in the market for some slower work. His next client promises something quiet: a routine find-the-cheating-husband job. Well… it should be routine. 

 

s1.e4 – JUNO STEEL AND THE PRINCE OF MARS (PART 1)

April 26, 2016

After an explosive murder case gone wrong, Detective Juno Steel is in the market for some slower work. His next client promises something quiet: a routine find-the-cheating-husband job. Well… it should be routine. 

 

S1.E3 – SHAKEN

April 12, 2016

WARNING: Shaken is a horror story with a focus on dark, unsettling situations and some descriptions and sound design that listeners may find disturbing. (Trigger warnings: self harm, body horror.) 

Louise Serling is a talented young painter with a bright future and promising artistic career in front of her. But Louise’s family history holds a dreadful secret; can she conceal it from the world, or will the truth shake her life to its very foundations?

 

S1.E2 – JUNO STEEL AND THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS MASK (PART 2)

March 29, 2016

Detective Juno Steel is looking for a killer, and he’s in the right place. Locked in the basement of a Triad restaurant, Juno and Special Agent Rex Glass have dozens of killers to choose from – thugs and waiters and middle-managers, all taking turns pummeling them. It should be pretty easy to pick out their culprit… if they can make it out alive.

 

s1.e1 – JUNO STEEL AND THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS MASK (PART 1)

March 18, 2016

Juno Steel has had a lot of clients in his time: high-profile and low. But when he's called in to investigate the murder of Croesus Kanagawa, head of the Kanagawa crime-family-slash-enertainment-network, it’s not the client that interests him. It’s what Croesus was wearing when he died – and an ancient curse that hangs over that very strange mask.