Welcome, Traveler.


At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships.

Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve fallen in love with.

These audio dramas and more await you in the Penumbra, dear traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.


LATEST episodes


Penumbra q&a - 2019

Posted May 23, 2019

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?!


SECOND CITADEL - The Battle at World's End (P6)

Posted March 19, 2019

And so they fell straight down to Hell,

And battled ‘til the end.



Top 5: Podcasts to kill time

“The Penumbra is a breathless, bi-weekly production that follows in the tradition of the classic radio drama. It covers an array of genres from mystery to horror to even a western or two.

Although fantasy isn’t my usual cup of tea, I enjoyed Joshua Ilon’s performance as the titular character in the noir detective story “Juno Steel.” You’ll laugh one minute and cry the next, all the while wondering how you ended up so invested in a private detective solving petty crimes in the first human-built city on Mars.

The Penumbra wrapped its second season on February 19, and the finale of “Juno Steel” made me scream out loud in my car. Really.”


12 high fantasy podcasts that’ll TAKE YOU ON AN ADVENTURE DURING YOUR COMMUTE

“Audio Fiction | With a mission to create stories featuring those not often featured, the queer and representation positive Penumbra Podcast offers many stories for everyone ever sidelined by major media. They do that with imaginative storytelling, high quality voice talent, and a deft hand at audio engineering. Their Second Citadel storyline is a mystical look at battle and fantasy, and more than worth a listen.”



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.