The Silt Verses

By Eskew Productions Ltd

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Subscribers: 507
Reviews: 7

anon
 Jul 15, 2022
Absolute pinnacle of podcasts: incredible writing, acting, and sound design. It's like an even better Season 1 of True Detective. It will haunt you and you will be happy for it.

NGC300
 Jul 13, 2022
Occult horror at its finest.

Lantern Chorus
 Apr 16, 2022
Top-tier writing and well-acted besides. Ten unsettling divinities out of ten.

sim
 Apr 5, 2022
absolutely the best of horror podcasts. each episode is having several listens, season 2 is off to a good start expanding this world. the only other thing I'm looking forward to is a good Netflix adaptation

Cobalt
 Apr 4, 2022
Having gods be objectively verifiably real: TERRIFYING, it turns out.

Description

In this horror/fantasy serial drama, Carpenter and Faulkner, two worshippers of an outlawed god, travel up the length of their deity’s great black river, searching for holy revelations.

 

As their pilgrimage lengthens and the river’s mysteries deepen, the two acolytes find themselves under threat from a police manhunt, but also come into conflict with the weirder gods that have flourished in these forgotten rural territories.



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Episode Date
Chapter 29: And Where My Final Footsteps Fall
37:52

The siege of the Gulch ends. War begins.


This episode stars JV Hampton Van-Sant, Sarah Griffin, Méabh de Brún, Mark Anzalone, B. Narr, Daphne Nitsuga, Sarah Golding, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Lucille Valentine, William A. Wellman, Cait Gallagher and Jamie Stewart.


It contains scenes of very intense bloody violence.


Outro music: 'Return to the River' by Skip Kent-Davy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cc7Sdlrtq0&ab_channel=Skippocalyptic


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-14



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Oct 17, 2022
Chapter 28: To Drift On, To Dream, To Die
53:40

As Mercer and Gage arrive at the Paraclete's Gulch, Carpenter and Faulkner ready themselves to make one last stand at the water's edge.


This episode contains scenes of intense gunfire, crying children, violence and some body horror.


It stars Daphne Nitsuga, JV Hampton Van-Sant, Sarah Griffin, Mark and Steven Anzalone, Méabh de Brún, B. Narr, Cait Gallagher and Jamie Stewart.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/season-2-chapter-13



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Oct 03, 2022
Chapter 27: So I'll Bear It Trembling Onwards
38:30

On either side of the border, two separate groups of fugitives find themselves running for their lives.


This episode features: William A. Wellman, Graham Rowat, Jasper Locke, JV Hampton Van-Sant, B. Narr, Méabh de Brún, Cait Gallagher, Lucille Valentine, Jimmie Yamaguchi, and the Host from We Are Not Meant To Know.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-12



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Sep 19, 2022
Chapter 26: My Song, My Sorrow and I
41:28

As Paige and Hayward plan the propagation of their new god, they select their first true sacrifice.


Jimmie Yamaguchi

Lucille Valentine

Graham Rowat

The Host, from We Are Not Meant To Know

And Lucy Winter.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-11



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Sep 05, 2022
Chapter 25: But We'll Never Be Rid Of Each Other
36:15

As Mercer and Gage hunt down fresh quarry, Carpenter finds herself in a tight spot.


This episode features Daphne Nitsuga, JV Hampton Van-Sant, Méabh de Brún, B. Narr, Cait Gallagher, and Harlan Guthrie.


It contains scenes featuring loud gunshots and other loud noises, moderate violence, and offscreen torture (heavily implied and referenced).


The transcript can be found here: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-10



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Aug 15, 2022
Chapter 24: And We'd Be Gone Without A Trace
51:32

Carpenter returns home - and revisits the unhappiest night of her life.


This episode features Méabh de Brún, Liz Ryan, Carmella Brown, and B. Narr.


It contains scenes of intense family trauma, sacrifice, body horror and bloody violence.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-9



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Aug 01, 2022
Chapter 23: I'd Howl, I'd Scream, In Victory
44:28

Paige and Hayward begin to plan out exactly what a new god might look like.


This episode features Lucille Valentine, Jimmie Yamaguchi and Graham Rowat.


This episode features scenes of vomiting, manipulative parenting, and minor self-harm.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-8



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Jul 18, 2022
Chapter 22: One Final Fall From Grace
37:52

Faulkner, with a clutch of zealous young acolytes in tow, heads into the high hills in search of allies.


This episode features the voices of B. Narr, Cait Gallagher, William A. Wellman, Mintaka Angell, Harlan Guthrie and Cole Weavers.


It includes multiple scenes of strong violence and some body horror.


Episode transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-7




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Jun 20, 2022
Chapter 21: We'd Both Go Plunging Downwards
36:50

As Mercer and Gage continue their pursuit of the Trawler-man's disciples down the length of the White Gull, the ambitious Adjudicator Shrue embarks upon their re-election campaign...


This episode stars Daphne Nitsuga, JV Hampton Van-Sant, Sarah Griffin, Sena Bryer and Oliver Smith. (It also features additional voices from James J Harringman, Tanja Milojevic, Lucille Valentine, Cole Weavers and Calder Dougherty.)


Special thanks to Kiri Wolff and Clay Scarberry for Shrue campaign slogans.


Warning: This episode also features scenes of intense body horror from the 26-minute mark onwards.


Episode transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-6



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Jun 06, 2022
Chapter 20: And Rend Us Both To Dust Below
35:26

Episode summary:

Paige embarks on her quest to make a new kind of god - and enlists the help of an old friend.


This episode stars Jimmie Yamaguchi, David Ault and Lucille Valentine. The transcript can be found here.



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May 23, 2022
Chapter 19: I'd Bear This Song To The Precipice
39:23

As Carpenter makes her long pilgrimage back to the White Gull River, she encounters a young girl who's been hallowed with a strange and unhappy condition - which leads her to make an impulsive decision.


This episode features, in order of their appearance: Méabh de Brún, Daphne Nitsuga, Caleb del Rio, Carmella Brown, and Jonny Sims.


Content warning: This episode features scenes of immolation.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season2-4




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May 02, 2022
Chapter 18: If My Hands Could Shape The Flow
40:46

Across the border, in the city of Nesh, an exile attempts to make a fresh start.


Content warnings: This episode contains reference to suicidality (10.20-11.30) and two scenes of extremely bloody violence, including character torture (26.00-30.00 and 33.00-34.00).


Episode transcript:

https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-3


Cast:

Lucille Valentine, Pip Gladwin, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Mintaka Angell, Shogo Miyakita, Michelle Kelly, and Siobhan McAuliffe.



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Apr 18, 2022
Chapter 17: If I Could Trace With Bloodless Fingers
35:06

Carpenter wakes in a garden of the dead - and reflects on the possibility of life beyond the Trawler-man.


Content warnings: This episode features descriptions of physical decay, acts of drowning/poisoning, and physical assault.


This episode stars Sarah Griffin, Méabh de Brún, Sarah Golding, Daphne Nitsuga and JV Hampton Van-Sant. Additional voices provided by Cole Weavers and Michelle Kelly.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-2



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Apr 04, 2022
Chapter 16: And The Current Flows On Without End
38:20

Content warning: This episode contains references to war, gunfire, one extended scene of mass murder including presumed infanticide, bodily transformation.


We meet Mercer and Gage - a pair of god-hunters and mercenaries, in the employ of the Peninsulan Government. Meanwhile, a young prophet unexpectedly returns home to his people.


Featuring: Daphne Nitsuga, JV Hampton Van-Sant, Sarah Griffin, Jamie Stewart, B. Narr and Daisy Bilenkin.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-2-chapter-1



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Mar 21, 2022
The Silt Verses Season 1 Recap
16:51

In 24 hours - on 21st March 2022 - Season 2 of The Silt Verses launches.


If you're struggling to remember just what the hell happened in Season 1, this recap is for you.


Transcript:

https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-season-recap



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Mar 20, 2022
The Silt Verses Season 1 Q&A / Retrospective
1:15:29

We sit down with the incredible Steve Shell, co-creator of Old Gods of Appalachia, to chat through Season 1 of The Silt Verses and answer some questions.


Content warning: at 31.41-32.16, sexual assault is mentioned in reference to divine cruelty in Greek myth.


Transcript: https://www.thesiltverses.com/transcript-qa


2.21: What was the inspiration for The Silt Verses?

7.34: How did Carpenter and Faulkner develop as characters?

12.00: Themes around religion?

14.51: How did you prepare for your roles?

18.59: What god would you choose / invent?

23.03: How is an episode created?

24.25: What is easiest and hardest about working on the show?

30.37: Was the show influenced by Greek myth?

32.58: What was the process for audio design?

34.28: Did Eskew prepare you for the Silt Verses?

38.00: Did Carpenter have an emo phase?

39.25: The show has lots of horrible noises - is the audio editor okay??

39.47: What was the significance of the character names?

40.38: Who’s your favourite character to write?

42.01: What’s been the most surprising / best fan reaction?

45.34: Was C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces an influence?

46.18: Is the show a road-trip buddy comedy?

47.51: Why did you choose an ensemble cast?

49.21: How did the religious wars begin?

50.41: What DnD classes would the characters be?

51.17: What’s your favourite kind of scene to act out?

54.15: What’s the best thing about playing Carpenter?

57.07: Why did you choose the mix of dialogue and prose?

58.32: How do you lose an entire town to the Wither Mark?

1.01.30: We all ramble about lived-in worlds for a while

1.06.30: Which mouths of the Trawler-man do Carpenter and Faulkner represent?

1.08.28: How do you feel about usage of the setting?

1.09.05: Why all the different accents?

1.13.15: What colour are Faulkner’s shoes?


This Q&A was recorded during London Podcast Festival in September, and features responses in person from Muna, Jon, and Méabh de Brun - B. Narr and our audio editor Sammy Holden drop in remotely to answer some questions as well.)


A huge thank-you to everyone who sent in their questions. For the purposes of time, there were some questions that we merged, and a few others that we just didn’t give entertaining or interesting enough answers to on the night - if we didn’t get to yours, please do feel free to drop us a message on Tumblr and we’ll do our best to pick it up!



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Oct 18, 2021
Chapter 15: For My Song Has No Beginning...
49:06

Season finale: with the police manhunt closing in, Carpenter and Faulkner have one final meeting at the river's edge.


This episode features performances by Méabh de Brún, Lucille Valentine, Mintaka Angell, B. Narr, Jimmie Yamaguchi, Jamie Stewart, Daisy Bilenkin and David S Dear.


Our outro music is 'River Chant' by Skip Kent-Davy.



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Aug 16, 2021
Chapter 14: And In Ruined Flesh Ascend
32:19

As a new God of Sleep wreaks havoc across the Peninsula, Faulkner comes to a crossroads. Carpenter and Hayward have a frank exchange.


Content warning: This episode contains scenes of self-endangerment near the start.



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Aug 02, 2021
Chapter 13: So Let Me Dwell Eternal
34:47
Carpenter and Faulkner arrive at Bellwethers - and witness the miracle of the Wither Mark.

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Jul 12, 2021
Chapter 12: And To Fight Is Just To Choke
32:36

As the town of Bellwethers draws near and the police chase draws in, Carpenter, Faulkner and Paige make an unexpected stop for breakfast.


Featuring B Narr, Méabh de Brún, Lucille Valentine, Gordon Houston, Mintaka Angell, Jimmie Yamaguchi, and Calder Dougherty.




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Jun 28, 2021
Chapter 11: My Voice Cries Truths I Never Knew
34:31

As Faulkner's injuries worsen, Carpenter and Paige take him to seek help.


This episode features voice acting from, in order of their appearance:

B Narr

Méabh de Brún

Lucille Valentine

And Caleb Del Rio

Audio production by Sammy Holden


Warning: This episode contains references to self-mutilation.



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Jun 14, 2021
Chapter 10: It Grips My Tongue, My Throat
34:01

Carpenter, Paige and Faulkner find refuge for the night in an abandoned call centre - but they're not alone there.


Featuring Méabh de Brún, Lucille Valentine, and B Narr.


Transcripts: https://www.patreon.com/posts/45790766



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May 31, 2021
Chapter 9: My Song Has Taken Hold Of Me
31:32

As Hayward deals with the aftermath of Marcel's Crossing, he finds his investigation leading him heading northwards with a new partner on his side.


Content warnings: contains scenes of death, gun violence, police violence and intimidation



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May 17, 2021
Chapter 8: And Those I Love, It Rends
43:15
Paige, Carpenter, and Faulkner investigate the mysterious house of a fellow worshipper - and find more than they bargained for.

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Apr 19, 2021
Chapter 7: It Carries Few, It Drowns Many
50:58

Across the border on the Linger Straits, a young advertising executive finds herself increasingly at odds with her company's change programme.


Contains scenes of mass death, sacrifice, and abduction.



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Apr 05, 2021
Chapter 6: It Winds, It Worms, It Wends
46:29

As the fallout spreads in Marcel's Crossing, our disciples reflect on how it all began...


Please note, for listeners who have audio-processing difficulties: this episode contains scenes with background crowd noise.



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Mar 15, 2021
Chapter 5: My Song Is Long And Twisted
37:16

Faulkner learns the location of a fellow member of the faith. Carpenter, recovering from her injuries, makes a new acquaintance.


Content warnings:

This episode contains scenes of drowning, as well as references to mutilation, murder and implied animal death.



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Mar 01, 2021
Chapter 4: Of Lovers, Gods and Beasts
57:28

Carpenter attempts to locate the Trawler-Man's church in the woods of Penda's Slake - but runs into trouble instead.


Content warnings: This episode contains scenes of animal death, ritual sacrifice and intense body horror.



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Feb 15, 2021
Chapter 3: Then I'll Speak Of Champions
42:10

Elsewhere on the Peninsula, Investigating Officer Hayward checks out a tip regarding a nearly-derelict farm.


Content warning: This episode contains scenes of animal death and pain, as well as references to police corruption and violence, starvation and auto-cannibalism. 


Audio levels adjusted 3rd July 2022.



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Feb 01, 2021
Chapter 2: And Next Of Dark Deceit
48:06

Carpenter and Faulkner begin their hunt for a hidden church, hoping to find the worshippers responsible for the Miracle of the Intrepid.


Content warning: contains scenes of drowning and child death.


Sound levels adjusted 3rd July 2022.



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Jan 18, 2021
Chapter 1: Let Me Speak First Of Revelations
55:12

At the town of Marcel's Crossing, Carpenter and Faulkner begin their search for other members of their forgotten river-god faith.


(Sound levels adjusted 3rd July 2022.)



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Jan 04, 2021