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Season 3

  • Chapter 36: All Lovers Part As Dust 1:17:56

    At an empty motel along a lonely highway, a man comes looking for his sister - and the solution to a mystery from his childhood.

    This episode stars Nishi Ghosh, Axandre Oge, Méabh de Brún and Alan Coveney. Additional voices by Jean-Sebastian Hodgkiss and AJ Fidalgo.

    This episode contains scenes related to PTSD, childhood trauma and endangerment, kissing sounds (38.00-39.00), unreality, strangulation (1.13.00-1.15.00), stabbing.

    Transcript (live on release day):

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  • Chapter 35: The Wise Man Knows The Taste Of Rot 1:04:37

    As Hayward and Carpenter begin their journey to Glottage, Faulkner receives High Katabasian Roemont and prepares to be accepted - at long last - as an elder of the faith.

    This episode features Méabh de Brún, Jimmie Yamaguchi, B. Narr, H.R. Owen, Steve Hendrickson, Sophie Lynch and Adam Cassley.

    Additional voices by Stephen Zivic, Lou Sutcliffe and Marlon Dance-Hooi.

    Music: 'The Promised Bride' by Skip Kent-Davy:


    This episode contains multiple scenes of strong, bloody, crab-related violence and one very brief scene of chewing. (21.00)

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  • Announcement: The Silt Verses RPG launches 2:41

    The Silt Verses RPG, from the acclaimed tabletop roleplaying game creators behind Brindlewood Bay and The Between, has arrived! You can listen to Jon burble on about it, or go directly to buy your copy now from the link below (it's also available on the TSV and The Gauntlet Patreon pages).

    For help or advice, or to get started with the game. head to The Gauntlet Discord community:

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  • Chapter 34: Some Day There Shall Be None 1:00:14

    Please note - this episode begins with a short content warning and introduction. The show itself begins at the 1.45 mark.


    This episode features Michelle Kelly, Méabh de Brún, Alison Campbell, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Ishani Kanetkar, Laurence Owen, and Lucille Valentine.

    Additional voices by Daisy McNamara, Steven Zivic, and Lucien Spooner.

    Content warning (notes)

    This episode features imprisonment, forced transformation and violent death (1.45-6.45), explosions (17.25-18.45), sustained depiction of civilians dealing with the impact of a military rocket attack, gunshots (28.55-29.25), fire and peril (30.25-33.45), discussion of displacement and murder (38.55-39.45).


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  • Chapter 33: And Where Once Its Howling Forebears Walked 57:14

    Faulkner returns home in triumph. Roemont and Greve plot the downfall of the Prophet of the River. In the Linger Straits, Val makes a stop in hostile territory to reunite with long-lost family members.

    Content warnings: Descriptions and offscreen depictions of self-mutilation and death (41.15-51.30), descriptions of forced experimentation, forced identity change, mild body horror, some distressing scenes.

    This episode features B. Narr, Sophie Lynch, Steven Hendrickson, Chrysanthe Grech, Marta da Silva, Rhys Lawton, and H.R. Owen.

    With additional voices by Michelle Kelly, William A. Wellman, AJ Fidalgo, Lou Sutcliffe, Alyssa Petrie, and Marlon Dance-Hooi.


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  • Chapter 32: Its Wrath Shall Scald The Sun 1:01:06
    In a ruined city closed to the border, Paige dwells unhappily on her status as prophet of a radical new faith - but a meeting with an old friend could change everything.   Content warnings: Vomiting (4.54-5.04), implied alcoholism, animal death / mild body horror (17.18-17.45), discussion of suicidal ideation (33.40-34.20)   Cast: Lucille Valentine, Laurence Owen, Alison Campbell, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Ishani Kanetkar, and Méabh de Brún   Additional voices by Alex Nursall, James J Harringman, William Wellman, AJ Fidalgo, Marlon Dance-Hooi, Alyssa Petrie.   Transcript:  

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  • Chapter 31: Its Gaze Shall Fall O’er Trembling Plains 57:02

    In Glottage, Adjudicator Shrue attempts to pave the way for the legalisation of the Parish of Tide and Flesh. Far to the north, a Peninsulan battle-saint makes her mark on the enemy.

    Warnings: This episode features moderate body horror and bloody violence.

    This episode features Alexander Nursall as Sam Kincannon, Felix Trench as Adjudicator Cross, GM Hakim as Private Tainsley, Marta da Silva as Val, Sarah Griffin as Adjudicator Shrue, Yinan Shentu as the Radio Exec, Daisy McNamara as the TSV Dealer and CLS Police Officer, Rhys Lawton as Press Secretary Carson, and Dave Wilson as Sergeant Loughton.

    Additional voices by AJ Fidalgo, Alyssa Petrie and Steven Zivic.

    Directed by Muna Hussen; writing and sound design by Jon Ware


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  • Chapter 30: Something Dreadful Shall Arise 1:00:41

    War between the Peninsula and Linger Straits rages on. Downriver, Faulkner makes his case to the High Katabasian. Upriver, Carpenter is still on the run - and feels like she's rapidly running out of time.

    Content warnings: Drownings (multiple), car crash, gunshots (49 minutes onwards)


    Featuring Steve Hendrickson, B. Narr, Sophie Lynch, H.R. Owen, Méabh de Brún, Steven Zivic, Steven Anzalone.

    Additional voices by AJ Delgado, Alyssa Petrie, Rissa Montanez, Marlon Dance-Hooi.

    Directed by Muna Hussen; writing and sound design by Jon Ware

    Intro music: 'The River' by SyncHits, Envanto Elements

    Thank you for listening.

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Season 2

Season 1

The Silt Verses

A dark road trip into the depths of unusual faith, ritual and sacrifice.

The Silt Verses is a full-cast audio drama that lurks in the grey area between horror and contemporary fantasy. Carpenter and Faulkner, worshippers of an outlawed god, are travelling up the length of their deity’s great black river, searching for holy revelations amongst the reeds and the wetlands. In these forgotten rural territories, new and strange gods of have flourished and Carpenter and Faulker must navigate this world of ritual, hidden language, and sacrifice. As they find themselves under threat from a police manhunt, the question remains: just how deep does their faith run?

Show transcripts available here.

Written and directed by Jon Ware

Produced by Muna Hussen

Edited by Sammy Holden

Performed by B. Narr and David S. Dear

Performed by B. Narr and David S. Dear

Recurring Cast and Collaborators: Jamie Stewart, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Lucille Valentine, Méabh de Brún, Calder Dougherty, Daisy Bilenkin, Gordon Houston, Damien Nieweswand, Parley Cook, Jonah Knight, Mintaka Angell, Caleb Del Rio

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Finalist 2021 Audioverse Awards


“This is truly epic horror. Plus, the voicework is brilliant” – The Guardian

The podcast is heavy, atmospheric. Things are dark, and grim, and delivered through a mix of dialogue and fierce narration. It’s a moody tale, following many different strands of the vicissitudes of faith. Personal faith, driving journeys in life, and corporate faith, with people working together to make things as terrible as possible. And something in the background – the insidious faith that comes over the airwaves. It’s a tale I recommend you listen to. 5 Stars”. – The Cambridge Geek

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The Silt Verses Official Website