This Week in Pendant

TWIP is a weekly round-up of Pendant's shows, featuring news, interviews, preview trailers and generally more than you probably ever wanted to know about Pendant Productions!

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Episode Archive

  • One Hundred Twenty-fourth Episode

    Episode Number: 124

    Pendant just had another birthday! Can you believe it? It actually happens every year, yet somehow we always forget. Typical. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of "Mage and Machine" on completing a stellar first season! We've got another new assistant director, a very special offer for Pendant fans with Serial Box, and your exclusive first preview of "Genesis Avalon: Patriot!" And Jordan and Kathryn Pryde discuss fun teenagers, growth, and being the Cher of Pendant. Join the virtual party!

    Episode download: TWIP124master.mp3

    Release Date: September 6, 2020

    Run Time: 1:05:44
  • One Hundred Twenty-third Episode

    Episode Number: 123

    Big changes! Well, one big change. For one of us, but not so much for you. We talk assistant directors, hiatuses, and our release calendar through the end of 2021! We've got previews for The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cresssida" act V part 2, "Mage and Machine" episode 1x08, and "Seminar" episode 94, and Jordan and Emaline Tuck discuss cliffhangers, avoiding work, and Nathan Fillion! Our mic might be a little too hot for us to fix society, but that won't stop us from trying.

    Episode download: TWIP123master.mp3

    Release Date: August 2, 2020

    Run Time: 52:53
  • One Hundred Twenty-second Episode

    Episode Number: 122

    The Pendant Shakespeare's 100th episode is only a few weeks away! How cool is that? (very) We're playing a bit of Director Shuffle, and there's a good amount of dereliction of duty 'round these parts. We've got exclusive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act V part 1 and "Mage and Machine" episode 7, and Jordan and Dan Foster discuss Marilyn Manson, being V. O. Curious, and closets full of emotions!

    Episode download: TWIP122master.mp3

    Release Date: July 5, 2020

    Run Time: 1:11:58
  • One Hundred Twenty-first Episode

    Episode Number: 121

    Little tidbits on upcoming seasons of "Dreamnasium" and "The Kingery," exclusive clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act IV part 2 and "Mage and Machine" episode 6, the "Seminar" episode 93 preview trailer, and Jordan and Anjali Kunapaneni discuss fast-talking lawyer-types, toe-dipping, and snarky resonation! Keep your masks on! (This was recorded earlier in the week before the present protests, and feels a bit trivial now. But it's here if you need to be distracted for half an hour. Black lives matter.)

    Episode download: TWIP121master.mp3

    Release Date: May 31, 2020

    Run Time: 32:24
  • One Hundred Twentieth Episode

    Episode Number: 120

    Stay at home orders roll on, but so do we! We're doing the credit announcer shuffle, "Mage and Machine" and "Genesis Avalon: Patriot" make serious script movement, and our release schedule has been updated through the rest of 2020! We've got the preview trailer for "The Kingery" season 10 finale, and exclusive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act IV part 1 and "Mage and Machine" episode 5! And Jordan and Garan Fitzgerald discuss Shakespeare's fart jokes, glowing orbs, and competent governments (what's that like?)! Remember to sometimes hydrate!

    Episode download: TWIP120master.mp3

    Release Date: May 3, 2020

    Run Time: 46:04
  • One Hundred Nineteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 119

    It's our first quarantine TWIP! It's a GUID time to talk about GUID tags, which kind of stink but it means we're now on iHeartRadio, so that's something! "Genesis Avalon: Patriot" scripts continue apace, and should be on track to debut later this year. We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x11 and "Seminar" episode 92, and Jordan and Joe J. Thomas discuss forbidden voices, hentai, and Pokemon effing with you! Come for the coding lesson, stay for a plethora of quarantine listening!

    Episode download: TWIP119master.mp3

    Release Date: April 5, 2020

    Run Time: 44:11
  • One Hundred Eighteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 118

    It's a little treat of a TWIP, with news on hiatuses and mini-episodes, and the upcoming "Genesis Avalon" sequel series! We've got a preview trailer for "The Kingery" episode 10x10 and an eclusive preview clip of "The Pendant Shakespeare's" "Troilus and Cressida" act III part 2, and Jordan and DX Blink discuss beverage specialists, giving it a beat, and pitching shows! Get yer snacks within!

    Episode download: TWIP118master.mp3

    Release Date: March 1, 2020

    Run Time: 33:57
  • One Hundred Seventeenth Episode

    Episode Number: 117

    It's your first non-Pendy Awards TWIP of 2020, which means it's time to look to the future (but only because that's most of what our news was about). Planning for the next seasons of "Kingery" and "Mage and Machine" is underway, and we've got our total raw download number for all of 2019. Spoiler: it's very big, and super cool! We've got the preview trailer for "The Kingery" episode 10x09, and exclusive preview clip of "Troilus and Cressida" act III part 1 in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and the "Seminar" episode 91 preview trailer! And Jordan and Perry Whittle discuss complaints, collaboration, and being happy all over!

    Episode download: TWIP117master.mp3

    Release Date: February 2, 2020

    Run Time: 28:21
  • One Hundred Sixteenth Episode - 2019 Pendy Awards!

    Episode Number: 116

    It's the 2019 Pendy Awards! Celebrating excellence in Pendant Productions as voted on by YOU! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you so much for listening! Here's to a great 2020!

    Episode download: TWIP116master.mp3

    Release Date: January 5, 2020

    Run Time: 27:21
  • One Hundred Fifteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 115

    Voting in the 2019 Pendy Awards has concluded, and we'll have your results next month! Please remember our December release schedule is a little wonky, and... that's it, really. Look, sometimes that's all there is, and this is definitelty one of those times. But! We've got exclusive preview clips of "The Pendant Shakespeare's" "Troilus and Cressida" act I part 2 and "Mage and Machine" episode 3, as well as a preview trailer for "Seminar" episode 90! And Jordan and Channe Nolen discuss cold weather, vampire novels, and artificial intelligence! Happy freakin' holidays!

    Episode download: TWIP115master.mp3

    Release Date: December 1, 2019

    Run Time: 34:34
  • One Hundred Fourteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 114

    The 2019 Pendy Awards are open for nominations for the next two weeks, immediately followed by final voting! Be sure to support all Pendulums whose work you loved this year! Another new assistant director enters the fold, and our executive producers appeared on the Slice of Sci-fi podcast to talk about Pendant (and their new comic book). We've got exclulsive preview clips of The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" act I part I and "Mage and Machine" episode 2, as well as news about a special mid-hiatus "Kingery" surprise, and Jordan and Landon Beall discuss keeping it real, green, and juicy sounds! EXCLUSIVE: Susan has an opinion!

    Episode download: TWIP114master.mp3

    Release Date: November 3, 2019

    Run Time: 49:49
  • One Hundred Thirteenth Episode

    Episode Number: 113

    "Dreamnasium" season one has concluded! If you dug the show, please drop by Apple Podcasts and leave us a quick star rating! It helps more than you know. The last of the "Active Radioactive Radio" webseries season one bonus content is finally coming your way with the commentary for episode 3 and a blooper reel for all three episodes! Was there something else? OH RIGHT. We've got a premiere date (Oct. 23!) for brand new show "Mage and Machine", and your first chance to hear the preview trailer is right here, right now! And Jordan and Paul Brueggemann discuss old fashioneds, pacifiers, and September 31st. Get listening before our computer eats the rest of the episode!

    Episode download: TWIP113master.mp3

    Release Date: October 6, 2019

    Run Time: 39:17
  • One Hundred Twelfth Episode

    Episode Number: 112

    Apple Podcasts/iTunes finally implemented the new fiction categories, and then made top lists, and we've got eight shows in the top sixty in sci-fi! So that's cool. "Mage & Machine" keeps on truckin' through production, and should be hitting your eardrums this fall! And if all that wasn't enough, our 15th anniversary zipped on by, and we somehow managed to do a little something for it! We're as surprised as you, honestly. "Dreamnasium" has new episodes every Monday this month, and then the first season concludes, so get it while it's hot! We've got a preview trailer for "The Kingery" 10x07 (midseason finale!) and a preview of The Pendant Shakespeare's complete "King John", and Jordan and Darian Lindle discuss mother goddesses, being a playwright, and the essence of sci-fi! 

    Episode download: TWIP112master.mp3

    Release Date: September 1, 2019

    Run Time: 42:27
  • One Hundred Eleventh Episode

    Episode Number: 111

    A few weeks back we had our first San Diego Comic-Con panel all about Dreamnasium, and thanks so much to everyone who came to see us! "Seminar" needs your scripts, the first episodes of "Mage and Machine" and The Pendant Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" are in and sound amazing (you'll be hearing them this fall!), and Pendant turns FIFTEEN this August 22! We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x06 and "Seminar" episode 88, an exclusive preview clip of The Pendant Shakespeare's Sonnets episode 14, and new "Dreamnasium" is still coming at you every Monday! Jordan and Dave Morgan discuss NaNoWriMo, auditions, and toy possession, and if you listen for the stomping... you will hear the stomping. And we're sorry.

    Episode download: TWIP111master.mp3

    Release Date: August 4, 2019

    Run Time: 44:23
  • One Hundred Tenth Episode

    Episode Number: 110

    Our mystery new show we've been working on for a year is revealed, and you're going to #EnterDreamnasium TOMORROW, and we've got all the details! We're also going to have a Dreamnasium panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and our executive producers will be signing exclusive issue 1 variants of their new cyberpunk comic at the con, so drop by and say hello! Mage and Machine has a new logo, we've got preview trailers for Dreamnasium and The Kingery episode 10x05, and Jordan and Christopher Gilstrap discuss modifying Shakespeare, dark lords, and poop jokes! This is some gold-pressed latinum news.

    Episode download: TWIP110master.mp3

    Release Date: July 7, 2019

    Run Time: 41:57
  • One Hundred Ninth Episode

    Episode Number: 109

    "Mage and Machine" has a cast and a tentative release period, and our other as yet unannounced new show has a tentative release month of July, a mere few weeks from now! We've also got an update on our downloads for the month of March, and preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x04, The Pendant Shakespeare's "Richard II" act V, and "Seminar" episode 87! And Jordan and Kristine Chester discuss sensitivity reads, valley girls, and third-person insectoids!

    Episode download: TWIP109master.mp3

    Release Date: June 2, 2019

    Run Time: 29:26
  • One Hundred Eighth Episode

    Episode Number: 108

    One of our upcoming new shows has been announced, and we want YOU to be part of it! MAGE AND MACHINE is a brand-new audio drama (with an all-women creative team) set in the country of Hallamere, where powerful magic and high-tech science live side by side ... and not always in harmony. The first casting call is up now, and YOU can be the eponymous Mage! Or the eponymous Machine! Or the non-eponymous villain or non-eponymous supporting roles! What we're saying is that you should audition, and that we really like saying "eponymous." As if that weren't enough, our OTHER new show is completely finished and sits in the starting gate, ready to go! We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x03, and "Richard II" act IV in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and Jordan and Adam Blanford discuss breweries, accents and bum urine! 

    Episode download: TWIP108master.mp3

    Release Date: May 5, 2019

    Run Time: 45:22
  • One Hundred Seventh Episode

    Episode Number: 107

    Our mysterious new show is almost done! Not that it's a mystery show... but we're not saying it's NOT a mystery show either. We can't tell you yet. Because it's a MYSTERY. The website gets a few tweaks and updates, and we do so hope you'll drop by at chat with us on Discord (which we now made it marginally easily for you to find). We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x02, The Pendant Shakespeare's "Richard II" act III, and "Seminar" episode 86, and Jordan and Kaitlyn Kliman discuss being snarky and sarcastic, and escalator things! Let's all go visit the ice cream van in real time!

    Episode download: TWIP107master.mp3

    Release Date: March 31, 2019

    Run Time: 31:53
  • One Hundred Sixth Episode

    Episode Number: 106

    What's news this week? A bunch of stuff, which we're now going to tell you about, as that's generally what these preview blurbs are for! There are some behind the scenes personnel changes, as well as updates to the wiki and the awards section on our website. We also discuss the brouhaha re: the Parsec Awards, and holy crap, we're on Spotify! Do a little dance! Are you dancing? You'd better be. We've got preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 10x01 and The Pendant Shakespeare's "Richard II" act II part 2, and Jordan and James Rossi discuss car repairs, 534 wiki pages, and how information is cool. Just so, so cool.

    Episode download: TWIP106master.mp3

    Release Date: March 3, 2019

    Run Time: 44:54
  • One Hundred Fifth Episode

    Episode Number: 105

    We've got new on not one, not two, but THREE brand new shows in development! And, uh, you may be somewhat familiar with one of them already... The website has a new wiki, transcripts are on the way, and you folks downloaded our shows 572,000 times in 2018! Holy moly! Thank you for listening! We've also got preview trailers for "Richard II" act II part 1 in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and "Seminar" episode 85, and Jordan and Pete discuss cities in Italy and how writers are never done. The universe will never be the same.

    Episode download: TWIP105master.mp3

    Release Date: February 3, 2019

    Run Time: 33:45
  • One Hundred Fourth Episode - 2018 Pendy Awards!

    Episode Number: 104

    It's the 2018 Pendy Awards! Celebrating excellence in Pendant Productions as voted on by YOU! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you so much for listening! Here's to a great 2019!

    Episode download: TWIP104master.mp3

    Release Date: January 6, 2019

    Run Time: 36:11
  • One Hundred Third Episode

    Episode Number: 103

    Voting is over in the 2018 Pendy Awards! We'll be back with all your winners in January! One of our upcoming new shows is now in the hands of actors and is being recorded, and looks on track for a Spring 2019 premiere. More details soon! And another upcoming show is halfway through the scripts of its first season as well, and that's not nothing. We've got preview trailers for "Richard II" act I part I in "The Pendant Shakespeare" and "Seminar" episode 84, and Jordan and Samantha Reed discuss never leaving the house, going backward, and dad jokes. That remark was inspired!

    Episode download: TWIP103master.mp3

    Release Date: December 2, 2018

    Run Time: 36:04
  • One Hundred Second Episode

    Episode Number: 102

    The 2018 Pendy Awards are soon open for nominations! So you can nominate. And then vote. Which is a thing you WILL do... particularly if you're a citizen of the United States on Tuesday. Understand? Vote! "Seminar" and "Active Radioactive Radio" are finalists in the 2018 Parsec Awards, and one upcoming new show has a first season outline and another is already into casting! We've got a preview trailer for the complete "As You Like It" in "The Pendant Shakespeare", and Jordan and Vincent Morrison discuss feedback, running, and being the King of Discord!

    Episode download: TWIP102master.mp3

    Release Date: November 4, 2018

    Run Time: 35:38
  • One Hundred First Episode

    Episode Number: 101

    The "Active Radioactive Radio" webseries episode 3 cast screening is in the books, it's live to Kickstarter backers, and its public release is imminent! "The Kingery" season 10 outline is complete and the show's officially back in production and the new season has a premiere date! Our upcoming new show has all scripts locked, the release calendar's been updated through May 2020, we're now on We've got preview trailers for "Active Radioactive Radio" webseries episode 3 and "Seminar" episode 83, and Jordan and Laura Bramblette discuss friends, college, and name pronunciations! Also Russian vampires would very much appreciate if you would PLEASE RATE OUR SHOWS ON ITUNES!

    Episode download: TWIP101master.mp3

    Release Date: October 7, 2018

    Run Time: 41:45
  • One Hundredth Episode

    Episode Number: 100

    It's TWIP 100! And if you thought we had something special planned, wow, you really do not know us at all. New pilot scripts have been read, we've got a modest bunch of "Active Radioactive Radio" news, and... web stats!? Yes, that's right, WEB STATS. It's only been.... three years? Yikes. But hey, it's not like YOU remembered either! We've got an exclusive preview clip of "Active Radioactive Radio" webseries episode 2, as well as preview trailers for "The Kingery" episode 9x12 and "The Pendant Shakespeare's" Sonnets episode 13! And Jeffrey and Susan Bridges answer hard-hitting interview questions... over and over again. It's the most un-spectacular 100th episode spectacular you'll ever hear!

    Episode download: TWIP100master.mp3

    Release Date: September 2, 2018

    Run Time: 50:47