Reviews
We really love The Penumbra Podcast! Both storylines have so much going on, from fun to heavy stuff, romance and adventure, and loads of characters that really grow on you, so you come back to them to discover something new every time. Thank you Harley & Kevin and all the rest for you...Read full review »
Oli G. via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 02/06/24
Lovable characters, an emphasis on representation of minority groups, especially queerness, and hilarious, intriguing, and at times devastating plotlines, this audiodrama has it all. Ive been a fan for years at this point, and am still as captivated as i was during my first listen. I...Read full review »
Anonym frikadellefars via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 01/21/24
I don’t know how they do it. This podcast is so wonderful. Balanced between genres. Thrilling, sweet, hilarious, queer in all ways. Fantasy which flips the monsters vs humans narrative with romance and morality, noir detective space pirates. Heart pangs all around. Why isn’t it it more popular...Read full review »
Teppy24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/24
The Penumbra is one of those rare creations that deepens its connection to both the characters and the audience simultaneously over time, until listeners feel as though the characters are real-life figures in their lives. I’ve heard Penumbra listeners use these characters as examples for life...Read full review »
Jaybird4Hemlock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/23
This podcast started off pretty great, loved it all the way to season 3. Not a fan of season 4, it just doesn’t feel interesting anymore. Not to mention that I started the podcast bcause I thought the main character was black, which was wrong and would’ve been fine if I didn’t find out that this...Read full review »
Echidna🇵🇷 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/23
I’m still early in so maybe I will update when I get further. The stories are good and engaging. Some have unexpected twists. Sometimes the acting could be better but like I said I am in the beginning. Way to much kissing sounds though. That’s just me. I could go without that entirely.
Nickname8375 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/23
I absolutely love this podcast. I first listened to the Juno Steel Series and was amazed and I honestly didn’t think it could get any better. And then I listened to the Second Citadel and it completely swept me off my feet. Wonderful voice actors, wonderful storytelling!
MiChromes via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/07/23
First of all, I hope everyone ignores the stupid homophobic comments because this show is amazing. The minute I started listening it became a new hyper fixation. The representation from early episodes made me so happy and I can’t wait to keep listening.
KamdenJamden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/23
there’s just no place to start or end with this podcast. the creative energy that goes into and is actively appreciated in the creation of this podcast from so many unique and lovely artists is just baffling. i am so thankful for the conversations i get to hear during the extras and q&a’s...Read full review »
mykah’s important opinions via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/23
The Penumbra Podcast is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. After my friend recommended it to me for the hundredth time, I started it and finished it within a month, despite not having much free time to do so. The podcast is witty, amusing, entertaining, and keeps you on the edge of...Read full review »
Snakes_EatCats5 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 07/27/23
I’ve really struggled to find a podcast that I enjoy, but the Penumbra Podcast has given me exactly that. Both story’s are incredible, even the bonuses have so much detail. You can just feel the time and passion put into them. There’s a wonderful story, well written characters, comedy that always...Read full review »
UnshodPuddle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/13/23
Love this so much
Amiisneverlate via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 07/08/23
This is a high calibre production. Compelling storyline and captivating performances.
April Adelaide via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/10/23
i’m so obsessed. it’s the best audio drama i’ve ever listened to. characters’ development, story, ✨ romance ✨ love it with all my 🏳️‍🌈soul
твшслкщьао via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 05/11/23
they start very classically mid 2010s podcast complete with tropes you know and love and quickly and cleverly move towards more subtle and meaningful nuanced stories of healing and love and understanding. tpp should be commended they should make academy awards for podcasts so i can give them all...Read full review »
guffle01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/23
Rita needs her own spin-off show, better switch reverse episode be cool
DarkerWolfer232 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/23
this podcast makes me shake like a rabid dog i am so obsessed you cant imagine
asher :3333 via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 02/14/23
Love all the Juno Steel stories! Ruby 7, Rita, Peter and all the rest are such great characters! Really enjoy these stories. Leaves me wanting MORE!
amazed1009 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/23
The creators have made it clear that POC don’t belong in their queer space. Or more like, they never thought about it (despite passively riding the POC wave for a while) and then when the issue came up, they’d double down on condemning and abandon their POC fans.
Jaekaehaha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
Really enjoying this podcast. Great stories. Love the action and can’t wait to hear more. Rita and Juno are my favorite characters. Well done fantasy!
Urproven via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/23
you WILL become obsessed with every single character and cry over all of them. repeatedly. give it a listen, and i especially recommend to any fellow queerlings out there looking for a place to feel safe <333 not even peter nureyevs pockets could hold my love for this show
u dont get 2 know my name. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/23
This show is so amazing, I’ve re listened so many times. Everyone on this show is so creative and it keeps you hooked right from the beginning!
marisab2116 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/23
I’ve only just started on season 2 so this review is less than comprehensive, but from what I’ve heard so far this series cooks up a wonderfully evocative and incredibly bleak world of Hyperion City, Mars. The hotel lobby concierge intro draws me in every time and the story that’s woven leaves me...Read full review »
Will-O-Wisp of the Fen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/23
This podcast is so insightful and well written, with wonderful representation, incredible characters and delightful world building. I cannot recommend it enough!!!
Podcast Peruser via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/04/23
Truly truly beautiful work all around incredible, great acting, well written stories, fantastic audio engineering. Everything about this show is really well done. I highly encourage you guys to listen to it.
OldEarthling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/23
This podcast is a tv show for the ears. Love the characters love the setting. My only complaint and is “second citadel” being peppered thru out. I will be going back to listen to them too but it is slightly annoying
jazz dishes via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/13/22
I was introduced to this Podcast by one of my best friends,They said that you would get sucked into it immediately and I am 😅 but I absolutely love it 10/10!
RoseMist18 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/10/22
It’s a gay pride parade pretending to be audio drama.
nospammers2010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/22
I love this podcast with my whole being I feel emotions when I think of it
Adalyn 66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/04/22
This was my first experience with audio dramas and it shifted my life so drastically. The entire story of Detective Juno Steel is so immersive. The soundtrack is stunning, and the storytelling is so detailed. I genuinely grew attached to the characters. I listened to the whole first season in a...Read full review »
Maryyni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/22
Anyone who says there isn’t good acting is either deaf, apathetic, or whining about small issues. Literally, amazing. Nothing else to say, just that Juno & Peter? OTP. Thats my OTP Right there.
Akitsune Midorya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/22
My friend got me into this show and it’s so good. I finished the Juno series (all currently released episodes) in like a month so yeah. Highly recommend the gay space pirates.
InternetTreeHugger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/22
some the sgtrongest world building and character development of any media. Every episode is a delight, even when it's breaking your heartRead full review »
sothatwassomething via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/29/22
I love their voices, their story, the whole universe of the Penumbra. Its so nice to listen to ! I began to listen to it to sleep as English is not my mother-tongue but now I just enjoy sitting in my room with a nice drink and those nice tales!
Ekho. via Apple Podcasts · France · 10/29/22
Kissing noises are horrid and that’s why I gave only 4 stars. Also i don’t really like second citadel but that’s just my opinion.
hurubdub via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/20/22
Literally the best podcast I have ever heard, I’m new to podcasts, only really listened to true crime the past few years but my friend introduced me to the penumbra pod and my life is forever changed. I listened to what is out within about 2 weeks, constantly playing in my headphones all day and...Read full review »
batmans child via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/14/22
I work at a desk in a hospital and so mundane. I also have horrible coworkers so I constantly try to escape and this podcast is my escape 💖it is so wonderful ✨and I love Peter and Juno together ! Completely obsessed ! Wonderful job!
lylawallflower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/22
The voice acting for Cecil in the first episode was egregiously horrible. The shrill, screeching and hysterics make it abhorrent and ruined what seemed an interesting beginning.
Blushintheory via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/22
A truly fantastic podcast with brilliant sound design and masterfully written tales. Whether chilling or heart wrenching, each story is perfectly created to keep you on the edge of your seat. I love it
Lup Bluejeans from TV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/22
I love how I can connect with the characters dynamic and put myself into the travellers seat much easier being queer;!with all of the multiple representations of the human experience.
IrishFlowerChild via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/16/22
The Penumbra is amazing - great voice acting, music/audio, writing, etc. first episodes are a little less focused because they’re more like multiple short stories, and then you get into two main arcs and they’re both so different and so fun! You get fantasy and space and pirates and...Read full review »
Just here for the podcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/22
I never caught up to the podcast the first time around, so I started from the beginning and gave it another go. The characters and world are so fresh and interesting — the futuristic martian setting combined with the noir/cyberpunk genre fusion is both original and timeless. It’s the perfect...Read full review »
bulbasaur_therapy24 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 09/03/22
YES
Phenomenal queer representation!!! These people also really know how to get listeners emotionally attached… yes, speaking from experience.
tasha connector cable via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/30/22
I cant express just how much I LOVED this podcast, from the character designs to the settings, it created a whole new world that was so creative and open minded, so much to the point that I had a particular mood saved for just when I listen to the podcast. A great thanks to the creators for such...Read full review »
[ deleted ] via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 08/27/22
I’m literally obsessed with Juno Steele and all things the Penumbra Podcast. The storytelling is magical and I can’t get enough!
momwithtoddlers via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/18/22
Real good
dgosse via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/22
this show has everything, mystery, adventure, sleuthing, romance and a found family that puts all other found families to shame. it has brought me endless joy and i can assuredly say it will bring endless joy to others as well
nina-belle via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 08/06/22
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