The world is changing, bit by bit. Beasts and entities are integrated into the civilization of the new country. There are signs of something young, yet somehow ancient, growing on the other side of the river.Lou and her companions are on the run. She begins to send out broadcasts in hopes of reaching an audience with the truth of what really happened to get her here - and with a warning of what is coming.Unfortunately, the listener she reaches might not be the kind of person she's hoping to find.***The Moon Crown is a part of the Twin Strangers Productions network.For more behind the lore of the show, The Moon Crown has its own slowly-growing encyclopedia! You can visit it here:The Moon Crown: Apsis


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Podchaser - The Moon Crown

Content warnings

What will be included

Keep in mind that this is a horror podcast, in every way.
Many of these things are meant to be done with tact, but they still are in the show.
This may include spoilers.


Profanity
There will be strong language in many episodes.
Grief, Bereavement, and Loss:
Lou and her companions deal with grief on a regular basis, some on-going, and many immediate in the scope of an episode. This includes loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, or child.
Character death will be included in the series.Misophonia:There's a lot of running and a lot of stress. Breathing, crying, sniffles, will be in many episodes. Audio gore will be prevalent.Loud, disturbing, or gory sounds. Language.Audio Manipulation:Modulation, panning sound, moving sound, noises and ambience coming from different directions, and glitching will be in every episode.Mental Health:Though not yet mentioned outright in season one, Lou specifically has struggles with mental illness that will be a major theme throughout the series. Some content may trigger feelings of unreality, and characters deal with forms of memory loss and fugue states.Hallucinations may seem implied, but are not a part of this season.Self-harm, sudden illness, mentions of or implied disordered eating habits.Abuse by a Parent or Guardian:
This will be covered in a few different ways.
Religious behavior, cults, abduction, and confinement.Body Horror and Experimentation:Given the setting, characters, and backstories - body horror, mutation, and experimentation will always be prevalent.Supernatural and mythological creatures factor into this.Violence:Episodes have a list of forms of violence, and they range from things like poisoning to extreme violence. Descriptions and acts may be frank.Long-term trauma:Most main characters have experienced severe trauma, or will experience it at some point.


What won't be included - All seasons

Transphobia and/or Homophobia: This will not be covered in any way.Animal Abuse and/or Death: This will not be covered in any way.Sexual Abuse and/or Dubious Consent: This will not be covered in any way.

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Listen to the entire series, or see below for individual episode information. See the entire cast here on the site!Total runtime ~4 hours and 15 minutes.
Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode One

Lou looks back on when she started her journey, searching for the person, or people, responsible for infecting her brother.View the transcript here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the cast here on the site.
This is a horror podcast, and so content may be unsettling or disturbing, please listen with caution.Sound Content Warnings: misophonia, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitchingContent Warnings:
violence, blood, loud sounds, bones, body horror, murder (mention)
SFX & MusicThe music in this episode was created using assets from Production Master via Producer Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Two

Lou, currently seeking passage with her companions, thinks back on the day she met the vampire known as Benny.Transcript can be found here Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the cast here on the site.
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching
Content Warnings:
swearing, violence, alcohol, blood, loud sounds, alcohol, poison (mention), cannibalism (mention), emetophobia (suggested), mutation (mention), body horror
SFX & MusicThe music in this episode was created using assets from Production Master via Producer Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Three

Lou remembers the day she discussed theology and taxonomy with her good friends Chess and Benny.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching, loud sounds
Content Warnings:
unreality, swearing, yelling, automatonophobia, memory loss, kabourophobia/arachnophobia, religion
SFX & MusicThe music in this episode was created using assets from Production Master and House of Loop via Producer Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Four

Lou, though stressed about messages she's been receiving, discusses how she learned about the possible horrors lurking in her town.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching
Content Warnings:
unreality, swearing, raised voices, yelling, self-harm, memory loss, uncanny valley, loss of a parent, loss of a sibling (suggested), hallucinations (implied), loud sounds, descriptions of mutation/body horror
SFX & MusicThe music in this episode was created using assets from Future Music Power and Production Master via Producer Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Five

Lou uncovers new truths about Pierrette Lamb.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, loud sounds, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching
Content Warnings:
swearing, violence, raised voices, yelling, abduction, loss of a child, mutation/body horror (implied)
The music in this episode was created using assets from Laniakea Sounds, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Six

Lou revisits memories of the day her perceptions on entities changed.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, loud sounds, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching, disturbing sounds
Content Warnings:
swearing, violence, raised voices, yelling, mutation (implied), body horror, corpses, loss of a sibling (implied), human experimentation/alteration or mutation (implied)
SFX & Music"Open the Door" from Request #40 - Open The Door.wav by InspectorJThe music in this episode was created using assets from House of Loop, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Seven

An old friend reunites with her companions.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, loud sounds, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching, disturbing sounds
Content Warnings:
swearing, raised voices, decapitation (mention), mutation (implied)
SFX & MusicVocal assets in this episode are from Laniakea Sounds via Produce Loops.The music in this episode was created using assets from Laniakea Sounds, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops.Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Eight

Chess, Tala, Henrik, and Lou make their way to the ferry, deigning to cross The River.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.
See the entire cast here on the site!
Sound Content Warnings:
misophonia, loud sounds, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching, disturbing sounds
Content Warnings:
swearing, violence, raised voices, yelling, experimentation/mutation (implied), loss of a spouse (mentioned), loss of a parent (implied), loss of a sibling (implied), human experimentation/alteration or mutation (mentioned).
The music in this episode was created using assets from Laniakea Sounds, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Episode Nine

Lo reminisces over the events that led to the outcasts' journey.Transcript can be found here: Download the PDF or View the HTML.See the entire cast here on the site!Sound Content Warnings: Misophonia (breathing and crying), loud sounds, moving/panning sound, sudden change in direction, glitching, disturbing sounds.
Content Warnings: Swearing, cult behavior, memory loss, confinement, abuse by a parent or guardian, grief, loss of a parent, loss of a sibling (implied), human experimentation/alteration or mutation.
The music in this episode was created using assets from Laniakea Sounds, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops. Base SFX assets from Artlist and Freesound.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.


Signal Intrusion 3(08): Tidal Wave

This episode is a slightly updated version of my NEW segment for KILL-FM, and the second installment I've participated in! The fourth edition is out now, so be sure to check it out. There's many a horror in this collaboration of incredible creators, just in time for Halloween.This is also an expansion of a little easter egg from episode one, so if you happen to go back, you might recognize one of the very first recordings in the show!Signal Intrusion 3(08) can be listened to without the rest of the season. See the entire cast here on the site!Sound Content Warnings: heavy breathing, scopophobia, manipulation/hypnotism, explicit language, loud sounds, thalassophobia, nyctophobiaTranscript can be found through this link.The music in this episode was created using assets from Laniakea Sounds, Future Music Power, and Production Master via Produce Loops. Sound effects curated or created from Artlist, Soundsnap, and Slipstream assets.Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions.

Press

The Moon Crown is a part of the Twin Strangers Productions network, find more information about the shows and network through this link. Cover Art by Kaila Crockett.

The Show

The Moon Crown Lou, a transcriber-in-training at her local branch of The Academy, is on the run after discovering something that could change the world around her.As Lou broadcasts the details leading up to herself and her comrades fleeing Gods' Peak, unnerving events ramp up in frequency. Letters arrive from an unknown sender, and a listener's persistence in communicating with Lou becomes hard to ignore.Her companions are increasingly confused by her lapses in memory, the listener's messages, and Lou's overall behavior.The reality these outcasts live in seems to shift around them, with beasts and entities acting erratically, time oddities, and their questionable perceptions.

The Production

This is a story built on Filipino folklore. Its main themes involve cosmic and psychological horror, and at its core, it's a love letter to reality-bending media from Westword, to Ubik, to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.Emjay Molder (they/them) adapted The Moon Crown from a novella that started brewing in 2013. It initially follows Lou's journey in a found-tapes format, while the cast number and time spent in the present-day story increases with each episode. You can find more about the cast and crew here on the site.Season one will include 10 episodes, but is still in production. M. writes, directs, edits, acts in, and markets the show themself, while working a full-time job, so the timing of releases is sporadic.The topics in this show are meant for adult audiences, and each episode's show notes include a set of content warnings. Additional, in-depth content warnings fore the entire show can be found on this site.The Moon Crown is a part of Twin Strangers productions and is available with featured content on Apollo+.

Show Art

Trailers

Season One trailer

Collaboration

The Moon Crown was also featured in KILL-FM 1, an anthology with several creators in the Audio Drama space. You can find the segment here on Spotify or search "K I L L FM 1: We Interrupt this Broadcast" in your preferred place to find your podcasts.M. Molder can be heard on Wireland Ranch as Palindrome, and Syntax as [REDACTED NAME].

Interviews

Cast & Crew

Creator, Audio Production, Writer

M. Molder

Cast

Recurring Roles

Lou, Lamb (M. Molder)

Henrik Preben (Adam Robinson - website, twitter)

Chess (Marvin Sohl - twitter)

Tala (Nikki Onto - twitter)

Aria (Rowan Odom of Twin Stranger Productions)

Mischa (Saph the Something - website)

The Chorus

Clay Clark - twitter
Saph the Something - website
Kimberly Billinton - twitter
Maddie Girouard - site
David Kurze - twitter

Additional Cast

Episode 5

Luna (Devyn Boer)

Paul (Chris Rogers - youtube)

The Queen (Stephanie Wollmann)

1920s Scientist (Shawn Moreau of The Morbid Forest)

Episode 6

Tambal (Jay Silver - website)

Sheriff Kit (Orchaotic - twitter)

Signal Intrusion Two

PSA Broacaster (Flynn Lee Stimpson)

Librarian (Wintermute)

Episode 7

The Priestess (Ren - twitter)

Maguayan (Rina Divata - website)

Episode 9

Abel (Heinie Brian Hartendorp - twitter)

Freda (Jessica Berson)

Abel, ambience (David Kurze - twitter)

Gabriel (Walter Mack - twitter)

The High Priestess (Alyssa Petrey - twitter)

The Council (Ty Von of Twin Stranger Productions)

Cleric (Pelle Frid - twitter)

Tambal (Jay Silver - website)

Signal Intrusion Three

Tidal Wave (Nikki Onto - twitter)

Lunar Base 308 Operator, Pepperjack (Saph the Something - website)

Mechanic 1 (Rowan Odom of Twin Stranger Productions)

Oscar (Joe Cliff Thompson - IMDB page, Twitter, BlueSky)

Danny (JustJenahHere - BlueSky, Instagram, Twitter)

Mechanic 2 (Ty Von of Twin Stranger Productions)

Lunar Base (Couder) Operator - (Leo B. Moss)

Lunar Base 308 Operator, 2 (M. Molder)

??? (M. Molder)

Episode 10

Aria (Rowan Odom of Twin Stranger Productions)

The Scholar (Joseph Rutledge of Wireland Rach)

The Council (Ty Von of Twin Stranger Productions)

Cleric 1 (Pelle Frid- twitter)
Cleric 2 (Morgie Bee - site)
Cleric 3 (Jules Christine - site)
Cleric 4 (Elgin Smith - site)
Cleric 5 (Renee Helsel)
Cleric 6 (Lou Sutcliffe - twitter)
Cleric 7/PSA Broacaster (Flynn Lee Stimpson)
Organizer (@tot_cocoa of Soul Operator)
Subject 1 (Abbey Konzen - twitter)
Subject 2 (David Kurze - twitter)
Subject 3 (Rayne Ward - twitter)
Patron (Lou Sutcliffe - twitter)

Freda (Jessica Berson)

Harv (Derrick Valen - twitter)

The Teeth (episode 9 & 10)

Clay Clark - twitter
Saph the Something - website
Kimberly Billinton - twitter
Maddie Girouard - site
David Kurze - twitter
Abbey Konzen - twitter
Rowan Odom of Twin Stranger Productions
Ty Von of Twin Stranger Productions
Pelle Frid - twitter
Derrick Valen - twitter

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