The Penumbra Podcast
About This Show
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.
The Penumbra is created and produced by Sophie Kaner and Kevin Vibert. Follow us on twitter at @thepenumbrapod.
Most Recent Episode
17: Peter Nureyev and the Angel of Brahma (Part 2)
3 days ago
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 superweapon 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?
Welcome to the Penumbra, dear Traveler. We hope you enjoy your stay.