The Magnus Archives

The Magnus Archives

“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

Episodes

October 21, 2021 14 min

This week's Rusty Fears 5 winner is "Final Sale of the Remaining Works of E. Cutler" written by Cormack Baldwin, directed by Elizabeth Moffatt and performed by Imogen Harris.

Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.

Content warnings:

  • Supernatural compulsion
  • Scopophobia
  • Death & murder
  • Discussions of: isolation & mental deterioration
  • Mentions of: cultural appropriation, spiders, re...
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    This week Rusty Quill presents another Rusty Fears 5 winner; "Inheritance" written by Matrim Tait, directed by Ian Hayles and performed by Francesca Reneé Reid.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:

  • Parental Death
  • Grief & loss
  • Mould & rot
  • Body horror
  • Fire & immolation
  • Explicit language
  • Discussions of: hoarding & compulsive behaviour, family conflict & d...
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    October 7, 2021 18 min

    The Fear returns.


    In the first of 5 winning entries for Rusty Fears 5, Rusty Quill presents; "Casting Line" written by Sarina H, directed by Maddy Searle and performed by Karim Kronfli.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:

  • Physical injury & body modification
  • Manipulation
  • Food & alcohol
  • Implied hallucinations/distorted reality
  • Panic
  • Mentions of: animal death, paren...
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    September 30, 2021 52 min

    It's the finale of Camp Flying Moose for Girls of all Kinds, and our girls head to the cabin to see if the answers they seek lie there...


    Content warnings

  • Food 
  • Wolves & werewolves 
  • Discussions of: supernatural transformation, fire, physical violence & injury 
  • Mentions of: dogs & bears, food possessiveness 
  • SFX: birdsong, glass, background chatter, crickets, howling & growling 

  • Featuring Sasha Sienna, Annie Fitch, Fran...

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    September 23, 2021 46 min

    In part 2 of Camp Flying Moose for Girls of all Kinds, Violet has a run in with authority, before joining Ivy & Rowan to continue their investigations into the weird happenings at camp.


    Content warnings

  • Social anxiety & tension
  • Mentions of: food, bears, supernatural themes
  • SFX: background chatter, birdsong

  • Featuring Sasha Sienna, Annie Fitch, Frank Voss and Lowri Ann Davies.


    For more information about Camp Flying Moose follow thi...

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    September 16, 2021 37 min

    Join us at Camp Flying Moose for Girls of all Kinds, a TTRPG created by Alicia Furness.


    In this first instalment of three, we meet Ivy, Rowan, Violet and their fellow campers who are about to be thrown into a world of adventure and mystery.


    Content warnings

  • Food
  • Social anxiety
  • Discussions of: stress
  • Mentions of: religion, physical violence
  • SFX: crickets & birds, background chatter

  • Featuring Sasha Sienna, Annie Fitch, Frank Voss and Low...

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    September 9, 2021 15 min

    Jurgen Leitner, somewhat reluctantly, helps out around the Archives.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:

  • Vampires & vampirism
  • Supernatural compulsion
  • Physical violence
  • Blood
  • Mentions of: insomnia, food, social anxiety, knives, pain
  • SFX: low drone, high pitched tones

  • Transcripts:

    PDF - https://bit.ly/3nbvDcf

    DOC - https://bit.ly/2YCuHn0


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your cont...

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    September 2, 2021 24 min

    Found in the archives, Gertrude Robinson reads a brand-new in-universe statement.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:

  • Depression
  • Rot & decay
  • Claustrophobia
  • Food (inc. consumption and control of food)
  • Nightmares & unreality
  • Themes of abusive relationship
  • Discussions of: isolation
  • Mentions of: insects, disease, emetophobia, blood & physical injury, animal death
  • SFX: repe...
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    Rusty Quill Founder and CEO Alex here!


    RQ Network is a podcast network by podcasters for podcasters that launched on May 10th 2021


    I now have the pleasure of announcing our second wave of new podcasts.


    Join us in welcoming:


    I am In Eskew and The Silt Verses Written and directed by Jon Ware and produced by Muna Hussen


    The Milkman of St. Gaff's written and directed by Chris McClure


    The Town Whispers written and directed by Cole Weavers


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    We got some of the Magnus cast together to listen to their favourite moments and reminisce about the making of The Magnus Archives.


    Content Warnings

  • Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives
  • Physical violence & threats
  • Death & murder (inc. discussion of character deaths
  • Discussions of: co-dependent/unhealthy relationships, body horror
  • Mentions of: blood, spatial distortion, PTSD & trauma, grief & loss, COVID-19 pandemic, kn...
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    We got some of the Magnus cast together to listen to their favourite moments and reminisce about the making of The Magnus Archives.


    Content Warnings

  • Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives
  • Body horror
  • Physical violence & threats
  • Claustrophobia & live burial
  • Discussions of: spatial distortion & unreality, death & murder, self-recrimination, scopophobia
  • Mentions of: food, coma, guns & bombs, police, vampires, social...
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    August 12, 2021 6 min

    Further works of M. K. Blackwood.


    Anthology 1

  • Visitors
  • Yonder
  • Filed Away
  • Draw State

  • Content warnings:

  • Claustrophobia
  • Mentions of: spiders & cobwebs

  • Transcripts:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3lZqjIt

    DOC: https://bit.ly/2XjWSXd


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support.


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Performed by Alexander J. Newall


    Written by Anil Godigamuwe


    Edited by Alexander J. Newall, Nico Vettese &am...

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    The editors of The Magnus Archives have witnessed a fair few things in their time, let's take a moment to hear things from their P.O.V.


    Featuring; Alexander J. Newall, Helen Gould, Lowri Ann Davies, Lydia Nicholas, Sasha Sienna, Jonathan Sims, Chioma Nwalioba and Frank Voss .


    Content Warnings:

  • Innuendo
  • Screaming & groaning
  • Discussions of: exercise
  • Mentions of: alcohol
  • SFX: occasional beeping

  • Thank you to all our Patrons for your co...

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    It's the Editor's turn! Some of The Magnus Archives editors, Annie, Elizabeth and Nico sit down to listen to a selection of their favourite editing moments from the show.


    Content Warnings

  • Explicit language
  • Spoilers for all of The Magnus Archives
  • Hospitals
  • Physical violence & death (inc. SFX)
  • Discussions of: COVID-19 pandemic
  • Mentions of: mass death, illness, food, knives, spiders & cobwebs, falling & - heights
  • SFX: dist...
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    July 22, 2021 41 min

    In the finale of our Mothership gaming special, can Android 0170701, Carter and Alabaster Artichoke (The Goodest Boy) survive the nightmares of space? 


    Content warnings

  • Tentacles & aliens
  • Physical violence & injury
  • Bombs & explosions
  • Human remains
  • Discussions of: guns, panic, thalassophobia, medication & drugs, infection
  • Mentions of: death, heart attacks, the void, rot & mould, gore
  • SFX: continuous high-pitched beeping ...
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    July 15, 2021 35 min

    We re-join our space explorers as they assess the damage to their ship and begin their futile attempt to survive the horrors GM Ben throws at them.


    Content warnings

  • Injury
  • Paranoia & conspiracy thinking
  • Human remains
  • Rot & mould
  • Tentacles & aliens
  • Discussions of: death, medication
  • Mentions of: fire & explosions
  • SFX: continuous high-pitched beeping & alarms, fire, electricity, thudding & banging

  • For more information on...

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    July 8, 2021 42 min

    Welcome to our TTRPG of Mothership by Tuesday Knight Games.


    In this first instalment of three, Ben leads Jonny, Lydia & Alex through an adventure in outer space, where everything is definitely, absolutely fine.


    Content warnings

  • Innuendo & sexual references
  • Fire & explosions
  • Vehicular collision
  • Death
  • Mentions of: sexism, aliens, guns, injury, food, hygiene issues
  • SFX: high-pitched beeping, explosions & alarms, fire, screamin...
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    July 1, 2021 4 min

    The Archives can sometimes be an inspiring place.


    Anthology 1

  • Streets
  • A Country Walk
  • Biscuits
  • Rains

  • Content warnings:

  • Mentions of: food, spiders

  • Transcripts:

    PDF - https://bit.ly/3h2orvw

    DOC - https://bit.ly/3dryRmc


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support.


    If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.


    Performed by Alexander J. Newall


    Written by Anil Godigamuwe


    Edited by Alexander J. Newall, Nico Vettese & C...

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    June 24, 2021 15 min

    This week we present the fourth and final winning entry of our Rusty Fears 4; "New Roots" written by Cecelia Morelli, directed by Maddy Searle and performed by Ben Meredith.


    Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.


    Content warnings:

  • Death (inc. suicide & parental death)
  • Human remains
  • Pain & blood
  • Graphic body horror
  • Mentions of: food & eating, smoking, illness & fatigue
  • SFX: c...
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    June 17, 2021 17 min

    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,...
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