Apr 122017

In this week’s episode of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor, Noch hatches a scheme to clear Cecil’s name, but finds himself at loggerheads with Duncan, who believes that justice will be served. With the other orphans’ fate hanging in the balance, Karl, Dotty and Jareth will have to sneak past Althea, their new prefect pro-tem, and avoid Duncan, who knows what’s up and thinks it would be better if everyone stayed put. Can Karl keep on mission, or will he find himself distracted by midnight snacks? Will Dotty and her ghost friends be able to help, or will Erik get tired and leave the game early? Will this entire plan hinge solely on Jareth? (You know it will.) Can an orphan with a boneless arm and a demonic car save his friend from being disappeared by a corrupt town sheriff? Listen to find out!

Apr 052017

In this week’s melancholic installment of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor, Cecil, Noch and one of the Delaney triplets find themselves at the mercy of the sinister Sheriff Toulouse, falsely accused and imprisoned for the night. Meanwhile, the rest of the orphans find themselves in a similar predicament with Althea, the bullying temporary prefect that Dr. Candlewick has assigned to take Cecil’s place in the East Wing. Using the Delaneys to pass messages between groups, Noch attempts to orchestrate the group’s release, before Cecil is put away for a crime he did not commit. However, the situation is worse than they feared, which they learn when a local newspaperman, Icarus Lee, clues them into a shady backroom deal between the sheriff, the local judge, and Dr. Wilaby Sternacker, chief head-shrinker at the Zitomer Institute. It seems that they’ve been using “psychological evaluations” as a cover for disappearing the undesirables in town, carting them off to the booby hatch indefinitely. Can the gang break out of jail or clear Cecil’s name before it’s too late? Listen to find out!

Mar 222017

This week’s installment of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor is full of untold peril and woe for our misbegotten orphans. Following the, uh, defacement of Barry Toink, Duncan Barrowart is appointed prefect of the South Wing. There, he’ll meet his new charges, the Manor’s most deplorable troublemakers. Three new orphans, the Delaney triplets, arrive at the house, and are assigned to Duncan’s wing. Then, Cecil finds himself under suspicion when one of the statues in front of the Candlewick Township Civic Building is defaced with a viscous green acid. With Sheriff Toulouse eager to pin the crime on Cecil, it’s up to the rest of the orphans to clear his name. But will they end up in over their heads before they can exonerate him? Listen to find out!

Mar 152017

We regret to inform you that The Rag-NERD-rok Crew is once again taking up the tragic tale of the frightful orphans at the Candlewick Home for the Unwanted and Unloved. In this chapter, Karl’s secret hiding spot is exposed, Noch gets to know his grandfather, Jareth has a dangerous encounter with Ms. Silverdale, Cecil helps tend to the disfiguring wounds he inflicted on Barry, Duncan spends some quality time with his cousin Priscilla, and Dotty converses with the spirit who lives under her bed. Then, the unwanted foundlings set out for their first day at Burnsharpe Comprehensive, Candlewick Vale’s school. There, they meet fascinating new characters, like Scout Toulouse, who charms Cecil into doing her a favor, as well as Jack Standish, the class bully. Can these unfortunate children survive their first day of school? Listen in to Season 2 of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor to find out!

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Rag-NERD-rok Podcast Tree

PRELUDE: Rolling Up A MysteryNew Punishments ◊ Cecil Gets Some Sleep ◊ The Prisoner in The Basement ◊ Graveyard Ghost Party ◊ Teddy Gets Possessed ◊ Down In A Hole, Yet Again ◊ Bargaining with Barry Toink ◊ Operation: Rescue ◊ Unwelcome Insights and Impromptu Exorcisms ◊ In Flagrante Delicto ◊ The Awful Truth ◊ Confronting the Responsible Parties ◊ Dr. Davenfirth [sic] Departs

NOTE: The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor is still on indefinite hiatus. However, Chris has finished his second round of treatments and will once again be able to join us at the table, so we will be running intermittent sessions until The Nettle Crusades wraps, at which point Candlewick will resume regular updates.

In this frightful episode, our cast of bizarre foundlings are thrown into an investigation which may spell ruin for some of their most treasured relationships. Someone at the Candlewick Home has been holding Dr. Candlewick’s daughter, Wisteria, prisoner in a makeshift basement rubber room, keeping her drugged with powerful narcotics. During their quest to discover the culprit and his (or her) unspeakable reasons for doing this, the orphans will be forced to confront one of their housemates who has regained the use of his commanding telepathic voice, and little Noch will unwittingly provoke a confrontation with the graveyard ghosts from the family cemetery. Can Duncan, Karl, Dotty, Noch, Cecil and Jareth get to the bottom of this mystery, rescue Wisteria and defeat Barry, or will they end up prisoners themselves? More importantly, what will become of Noch’s teddy bear? Listen to find out!

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