The Magnus Archives

Make your statement, face your fear.

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The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join new head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.

Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

Executive Producer Alexander J Newall.

Written and performed by Jonathan Sims

Directed by Alexander J Newall.

Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

Recurring cast: Jonathan Sims as The Archivist, Alexander J Newall as Martin Blackwood, Ben Meredith, Sasha Sienna, Lydia Nicholas, Mike LeBeau, Alasdair Stuart, Jon Gracey, Paul Sims, Sue Sims, Frank Voss, Hannah Brankin, Lottie Broomhall, Jessica Law.

Edited by Annie FitchElizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead, James Austin, Ian Hayles, Mike Lebeau, Nico Vettese, Alexander J Newall

Music by Sam Jones



The 2019 Discover Pods Awards

Winner of Audio Drama or Fiction Podcast

Audio Verse Awards 2019

Winner of 5 Audio verse Awards 2019


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At first, it’s just a man talking into a microphone—an outdated microphone, at that. New archivist Jonathan Sims’ (series writer Jonny Sims) scorn should undermine the terrors recorded in The Magnus Institute’s archives, but it doesn’t. Dip into … 5 offerings (that aren’t horror films) to get you in the October spirit - AVCLUB (October 4, 2018)
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