Episodes
Our third piece for the fourth Rusty Fears writing competition is "The Final Culling" written by Miranda B, directed by Jeffrey Nils Gardner and performed by Sue Sims. Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon. Content warnings: - Eco-horror & extinction - Mass death (animal) - Thalassophobia - Sharks - Discussions of: pollution & global warming, natural disasters - Mentions of: death & injury, blood - SFX: continuous low-pitched...
Published 06/17/21
This week, as part of our fourth Rusty Fears writing competition, we present "The Budding" written by Thekla Kenneison, directed by Hannah Preisinger and performed by Fay Roberts. Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon. Content warnings: - Anxiety & imposter syndrome - Body horror - Teeth - Graphic self-injury - Self-recriminations & self-doubt - Occasional second-person POV - Paranoia - Discussions of: injuries & pain, medical...
Published 06/10/21
Welcome to the first of four Rusty Fears competition winners! This week we present "Nazar" written by Anushka Mehrotra, directed by Elizabeth Moffatt and performed by Karim Kronfli. Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon. Content warnings: - Bullying & social isolation - Compulsive behaviour - Panic & anxiety (inc. rapid breathing) - Paranoia - Sexual references - Discussions of: paranormal encounters, superstition, food &...
Published 06/03/21
We hope you enjoy this episodes of What the Ghost? presented by Georgie Barker. Content Warnings: - Cemeteries & tombs - Ghosts - Human remains & desecration - Vampires - Discussion of: death & burial, the occult, food - Mentions of: war, injury - SFX: continued high pitched sounds, bells, shouting Transcripts: PDF - https://bit.ly/34mO7f4 DOC - https://bit.ly/3wzOQpj Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support If you'd like to join them, visit...
Published 05/27/21
Back by popular demand, Jonny and Alex listen to clips from The Magnus Archives, selected by Rusty Quill Patreon supporters. Content Warnings - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives - Character deaths - Physical violence (inc. self-injury & SFX) - Explicit language - Discussions of: blades, ghosts, human remains, death & murder, manipulation - Mentions of: insects, trauma - SFX: high pitched sounds, screaming, static Edited this week by Nico Vettese and Jeffrey Nils...
Published 05/20/21
Alex and Jonny answer as many questions as they can from the Season 5 mailbag in the final part of our Q&A series. Thank you to everyone who submitted a question! Featuring: Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives - Innuendo - Explicit language - Discussions of: thalassophobia, canon-typical apocalypse & trauma, food, death (inc. mass death) & murder - Mentions of: rot, addiction & mind control, violence,...
Published 05/13/21
Alex here with an exciting announcement! RQ network is a podcast network by podcasters for podcasters. We will start by championing the greatest in audio drama podcasting. Beginning with FIVE exciting shows you can listen to right now on rustyquill.com Not to fear we will still be producing plenty of new Rusty Quill Original Podcasts. Join us in welcoming: Cryptids Written by Alexander V Thompson and produced by Wild Obscura, Devin Shepherd, Gabriel Rosenstein and Nora Unkel. Directed...
Published 05/10/21
Jonny & Alex plough on through the Season 5 mailbag in the 2nd of three Q&A episodes Featuring: Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives (esp. finale) - Discussions of: canon-typical apocalypse, canon-typical trauma, mould & rot, death - Mentions of: physical violence, thalassophobia, spiders & insects, food Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support If you'd like to join them, visit...
Published 05/06/21
We embark on the grand asking of questions from the Season 5 mailbag in the first of a 3-part Q&A session. This week, Jonny & Alex are also joined by Elizabeth Moffatt to talk some more about the soundscaping side of things! Featuring: Elizabeth Moffatt, Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives (inc. finale) - Food - Hospitals - Vocalised kissing noises - Discussions of: gore & body horror, vocalised suffering -...
Published 04/29/21
Jonny and Alex are put in the hot-seat as the cast and crew of The Magnus Archives ask all the burning questions they've held back for years. Featuring: Martyn Pratt, Nico Vettese, Helen Gould, Annie Fitch, Fay Roberts, Karim Kronfli, Elizabeth Moffatt, Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives - Discussion of: smoking, physical violence, nuclear accidents, death, vertigo - Mentions of: unreality, panic, war, mould & rot,...
Published 04/22/21
Chioma Nwalioba (Annabelle Cane) hosts this special episode, where we find out just how well the creators know the show they created! Featuring: Chioma Nwalioba, Jonathan Sims & Alexander J. Newall Content warnings: - Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives - Explicit language - Discussion of: death, injury - Mentions of: knives, cults, food, fainting, spiders, COVID-19 pandemic Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/CvaGgc8 DOC - https://cutt.ly/ivaGxIx Thank you to all our Patrons...
Published 04/15/21
The Archivist gets to know some of the crew who worked on The Magnus Archives, now that the show is over and they are no longer neede... sorry. No longer busy. Featuring: Helen Gould, Lowri Ann Davies, Jonathan Sims, Annie Fitch, Nico Vettese and Elizabeth Moffatt Content warnings: - Spoilers up to and including Episode 200 - Memory loss & loss of identity - Drowning - Unreality - Discussion of: supernatural experiences (inc. mannequins), claustrophobia - Mentions of:...
Published 04/08/21
In the first of our post-series bonuses, Community Manager Anil sits down with the writer, showrunner, producer and soundscape editor of The Magnus Archives to discuss how Season 5 came together amidst a year of some upheaval... Featuring: Anil Godigamuwe, Jonathan Sims, Alexander J. Newall, Lowri Ann Davies and Elizabeth Moffatt Content warnings: - Spoilers up to and including Episode 200 - Explicit language - Discussion of: apocalypse & hellscapes, COVID-19 pandemic - Mentions...
Published 04/01/21
Case ########-40 Statements End. Content warnings: - Character death - Fire & explosions (inc. SFX) - Vocalised suffering - Building collapse - Physical violence (inc. SFX) - Pleading - Arguments & crying - Explicit language - Discussions of: death (inc. mass death), mass suffering, existential dread - Mentions of: war, suicide, blood, alternative realities, blades - SFX: distorted static & voices, high frequencies, rumbling, continued clicking &...
Published 03/25/21
Case ########-39 Discussion on next steps and consequences, recorded in the tunnels. Content warnings: - Arguments - Guilt & self-recrimination - Smoking - Strong language - Discussions of: altered reality, death & self-sacrifice, mass suffering & mass death - Mentions of: violence & murder, mental deterioration, manipulation, trauma, explosions - SFX: crying Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/rz6dkrj DOC - https://cutt.ly/fz6db20 Thanks to this week's...
Published 03/18/21
Case ########-38 Navigating the descent, recorded in Situ. Content warnings: - Heights / Vertigo (inc SFX) - Falling - Panic (inc breathing SFX) - Injury / Pain (inc SFX) - Explicit language - Discussions of: emotional manipulation - Mentions of: arguments, death, self-hatred, lack of self-preservation, paranoia, pleading, kidnapping, alcohol - SFX: wind, creaking metal, screaming & suffering Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/9zEWNPk DOC - https://cutt.ly/mzEEqgI Thanks...
Published 03/11/21
Case ########-37 A discussion on the edge of reality, recorded in situ Content warnings: - Heights & vertigo (inc. SFX) - Spiders (inc. SFX) - Manipulation - Body horror (inc. SFX) - Threats - Explicit language - Discussions of: altered reality, mass suffering, arson - Mentions: mental disorientation, kidnapping, death & murder, apocalypse, paranoia - SFX: Insects, high-pitched sounds, overlapping voices Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/Cl78av1 DOC -...
Published 03/04/21
Case ########-36 A statement on Reality recorded by Martin K Blackwood, recorded at Hilltop Road. Content warnings: - Manipulation - Altered reality - Spiders - Heights / vertigo (inc. SFX) - Mentions of: death, blackmail, war, knives, human remains, paranoia, body horror, live burial, children in peril, arson - SFX: harsh static, insects Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/DlEuvpj DOC - https://cutt.ly/ClEuYa8 Thanks to this week's Patrons: demoneyes nightkiller, Gray Dodgen,...
Published 02/25/21
Case ########-35 An approach to hidden depths. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Second person POV - Thalassophobia & drowning - Suicidal ideation - Mental disorientation (inc vertigo) - Futility / Inconsequence - Mentions of: loss of time, scopophobia, cults, death, isolation, police, spiders, injury, nausea, mass suffering - SFX: extensive water sounds, coughing, crying Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/ik5vWay DOC - https://cutt.ly/Ek5vUyI Thanks...
Published 02/18/21
Case ########-34 Considerations of observation. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Arguments - Body horror (inc flesh & gore SFX) - Self-inflicted wounds & body modification (inc SFX) - Explicit language - Panic & emotional distress - Mentions of: alcohol, knives, death, funerals, mass suffering, suicidal ideation, emotional abuse, second person POV, scopophobia, breathing difficulties SFX, physical violence, gaslighting,...
Published 02/11/21
Case ########-33 An examination of Elias Bouchard. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Paranoia & anxiety - Emotional manipulation & gaslighting - Compulsions (supernatural) - Spiders & arachnophobia - Body horror & eye trauma - Drug use (marijuana) - Mentions of: death, apocalypse & mass suffering, instances of memory loss & identity crisis, blood, physical violence, human remains, classism, deceased parent, scopophobia, parental...
Published 02/04/21
Case ########-32 Case study on the administration of fear. Recorded by The Archivist in Situ. Content warnings: - Compulsions (supernatural) - Emotional manipulation & gaslighting - Mental disorientation - Paranoia & self-doubt - Mentions of: scopophobia, worms (inc. SFX), blackmail, gun violence, isolation, mild language, mass suffering, self-recrimination - SFX: screams, discordant static Transcript: PDF - https://cutt.ly/Aj5PvlP DOC - https://cutt.ly/Jj5PEEK Thanks...
Published 01/28/21
Case ########-31 Continued interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: - Cults - Arguments - Paranoia & anxiety - Discussions of: death & sacrifice - Mentions of: instances of memory loss / mental deterioration, scopophobia, self-hatred, mild language, murder, food Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/DjGcDu1 DOC - https://cutt.ly/8jGcLUL Thanks to this week's Patrons: Lily Magee, Bruna Thomas, muzbutch, Bridget Smith, Kayla Young, Roblin,...
Published 01/21/21
Case ########-30 Interactions with various survivors, recorded on location. Content warnings: - Cults - Self-recrimination - Emotional manipulation - Mentions of: therapy, innuendo, paranoia & anxiety, instances of memory loss, mild vicarious embarrassment, mild language, ableism, death, mass suffering, physical violence, murder, apocalypse Transcripts: PDF - https://cutt.ly/WjWmr5Y DOC - https://cutt.ly/qjWmdQ9 Thanks to this week's Patrons: Chris Pawlus, Hope Landers,...
Published 01/14/21
The final act begins Content Warnings: - Cults - Mentions of: apocalypse, scopophobia Transcript: PDF - https://cutt.ly/BjgpM9q DOC - https://cutt.ly/Njgp9Sf Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Jeffrey Nils-Gardner & Alexander J Newall. Sound effects this week by FreqMan, exterminat & previously credited artists via freesound.org Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and...
Published 01/07/21