Tumanbay

Tumanbay

Season 4 drops 9th October and then every Friday. A vast empire threatened by rebellion. A fiction podcast on an epic scale set in the most powerful city on earth... Visit www.tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts. Can't get enough of the Tumanbay universe? The first Tumanbay novel, "The City of a Thousand Faces" by Walker Dryden, is now available.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 49 min

The artist Piero begins work on a great painting of Fatima, the self-styled “Mother of the Empire”. Meanwhile, his assistant Angel attempts to secure the promised payment for the commission and discovers all is not what it seems in Tumanbay. An assassin has arrived for another type of commission and takes up residence in the same lodging house as former spymaster Gregor who has returned to the city from exile. Meanwhile young Frog ...

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October 16, 2020 48 min

The world's greatest artist Piero has arrived from across the seas with his assistant Angel. He has been commissioned by the Empire’s self-style “Queen Mother” Fatima (Kirsty Bushell), to create a great work glorifying her rule. But Tumanbay is no longer the gleaming city it was after a period of brutal occupation and tensions and suspicions abound. The blind Grand Master Amalric (Anton Lesser), leader of a fearsome religious o...

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October 9, 2020 49 min

Once the greatest city on earth, Tumanbay has fallen into the hands of two opposing warlords: the Grand Master Amalric (Anton Lesser), leader of a fearsome religious order of knights; and Fatima (Kirsty Bushell), ambitious wife of a provincial governor who exerts total control over the weakened young Sultana Manel (Aiysha Hart). Manel’s uncle, the spymaster Gregor (Rufus Wright) has been banished to a madhouse in the furthest deser...

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October 2, 2020 2 min

Season 4 coming soon to iHeartRadio

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The wait is over. The first novel from the Tumanbay universe is here. "The City of a Thousand Faces" by Walker Dryden - a sweeping historical fantasy saga based on the hit podcast Tumanbay. Available on kindle, hardback and audiobook.

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May 1, 2020 49 min

Matilla, having murdered her abusive husband, returns with Frog to her family home to try to rescue her brother and escape the city. Meanwhile the treacherous Cadali, now a captive of the priest-like Balarac, is brought back to Tumanbay in chains and offered as a gift to Fatima. As the city welcomes the Balarac in, a new uncomfortable alliance seems to be forming. Or is it a deadly game of deception? Tumanbay is created by John Sco...

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April 24, 2020 49 min

After his failed bid for power, Cadali flees across the desert with his son Selim, while Fatima, set on revenge for her murdered son, sends spymaster Gregor to bring him back. Meanwhile, the prophet-boy Frog returns to the city and to Matilla, the girl he loves, believing he has changed her fate. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit www.tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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April 17, 2020 49 min

The return of General Qulan with an army from the provinces offers hope of stability to the city recovering from a recent coup. But with them has come Herod’s ambitious mother Fatima, a new player if the fight for power. Meanwhile the slave merchant, Bavand, has found his way back to Tumanbay. With debts to pay he turns to his one remaining “asset”, his daughter Matilla. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Vis...

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April 10, 2020 49 min

General Qulan travels to the provinces to raise an army and encounters Fatima, a provincial governor’s wife with a score to settle. In Tumanbay, a coup is underway and Prince Herod has a chance to act to save his wife the Sultana Manel. Meanwhile, slave merchant Heaven, having been captured by the Balarac at sea, is recruited as assistant and reader to the blind Grand Master, a position that gives her access to ancient scrolls that...

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April 3, 2020 49 min

Treachery lurks in the shadows in the form of Cadali, the recently returned vizier. Meanwhile, the prophet boy Frog is a stowaway on a Balarac ship, his mission to kill their leader the blind Grand Master who he believes is destined to harm the girl he loves. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit www.tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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March 27, 2020 49 min

Weakened by occupation, an offer of friendship and protection comes from the Balarac, a formidable group of priest warriors, led by the blind Grand Master Amalric. But protection comes at a price the city can ill-afford. Whilst General Qulan leaves to build an army, in the palace, Gregor the Sultana uncle and spy-master, finds himself in a desperate struggle for power and influence. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike...

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March 20, 2020 49 min

As Tumanbay prepares for a royal wedding, the return of a certain prominent palace official offers hope of new alliances. Whilst the kite flyers of Tumanbay risk their lives for new adventure, Heaven whose father was executed during the occupation, attempts to rebuild the family slave business and goes on a voyage to distant shores to purchase slaves, accompanied by one of her father’s business associates, the self-serving Bavand. ...

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March 20, 2020 51 min

Tumanbay is recovering from a brutal occupation by the followers of Maya. Manel, daughter of the Empire’s  greatest general, now sits on the throne. Her chief advisor and lover is the mysterious traveller Alkin. The city has been plundered of much of its wealth, and desperate for allies, a marriage has been arranged between Manel and Herod, the feckless son of a powerful provincial governor. Gregor, Manel’s uncle and Master of the ...

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March 13, 2020 1 min

Season 3 coming soon to iHeartRadio.

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January 31, 2020 49 min

The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit www.tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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January 31, 2020 49 min

Manel goes to the swamps in search of her father, General Qulan, who had been sent there as a prisoner to work on the great dam. Back in Tumanbay, there’s someone new in charge and the young Sultan Madu comes out of hiding for a secret rendezvous with a long-lost lover. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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January 31, 2020 49 min

Following a series of murders, the Inquisitor Barakat’s hold over Tumanbay is complete. Rebel fighter Manel seeks refuge with co-conspirator Doctor Dorin. But can Dorin be trusted and what is “the great project” he is working on with Barakat? Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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January 31, 2020 49 min

How to deal with the threat of plague brings the Inquisitor Barakat into conflict with the ailing regent Effendi Red. Meanwhile, Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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January 31, 2020 49 min

As slave trader Ibn, accused of hoarding heretical text, seeks justice from the new regime’s religious courts, news arrives of a devastating plague in the swamps outside the city. Undeterred, the all-powerful Inquisitor, Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics and he chooses Gregor to assist. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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January 31, 2020 50 min

Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with Tumanbay’s brutal new rulers. Meanwhile, Madu, the hostage Sultan to the regime, becomes increasingly reckless in his quest to satisfy his drug habit. Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker. Visit tumanbay.com to see full credits and download scripts.

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