Alba Salix, Royal Physician / The Axe & Crown
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The award-winning fantasy-comedy! In Alba Salix, overworked, cynical witch Alba tends to the health of the King, Queen and citizens of the kingdom of Farloria, with the help of her obnoxious apprentice Magnus and an absent-minded fairy named Holly. The spinoff The Axe & Crown follows the misadventures of Gubbin the troll tavernkeeper, his clueless landlord Stan and his shady niece Betula.
||CleanBonus Scene: For Sale (Alba Salix 201)||If you listened to the end of Alba Salix Season 2, Episode 1, you heard T'Horxa the Invincible trying to sell his cursed helmet at the Axe & Crown. So what happened next? With Hugo Jones, Marisa King, and special guest Jeff Van Dreason of Greater...||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Effects Breakdown: Alba Salix Episode 201 and 202||Time for another year-end bonus! To round out 2018, we're posting some of our favourite Patreon #FarlorianFridays exclusives. Today, Eli breaks down the big sound design cues from the first two episodes of Alba Salix, Season 2. Patreon supporters get...||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommentary: Alba Salix Episode 201||Happy Holidays! To round out 2018, we're posting some of our favourite Patreon #FarlorianFridays exclusives, starting with our creators' commentary for Alba Salix Season 2, Episode 1. Sean and Eli talk all over the actual episode about our favourite...||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting More Alba In Your Life - December 2018||Happy Holidays, everyone! We've got a few announcements to round out the year. First, thank you to everyone who's reviewed, drawn art or shared the show with others — it makes our day every time. Now that Alba Season 2 is out, we're commencing work...||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 206: Signed, Sealed, Delivered||The royal baby arrives well ahead of schedule — and so does an unwelcome guest. Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix Julian Sark as Magnus Olivia Jon as Holly and Elaine O'Neal as Antalia Pearcey with Marisa King as Queen Parabel George Bertwell..||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 205: A Blueprint For Success||King Gunther's outlandish plans for a new school of medicine require Minister Pearcey and the House of Healing crew to throw a gala fundraiser. Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix Julian Sark as Magnus Olivia Jon as Holly and Elaine O'Neal as...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 204: Harvest Moon||The House of Healing crew visit the Harvest Moon Faire to unwind, but strange and monstrous things are afoot. Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix Julian Sark as Magnus Olivia Jon as Holly Elaine O'Neal as Antalia Pearcey with Mbula Enobong as...||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 203: Burning Questions||Alba and Holly get a summons to examine the Queen, Ms Pearcey gets some unexpected assistance, and Magnus gets in deep trouble. Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix Julian Sark as Magnus Olivia Jon as Holly Elaine O'Neal as Antalia Pearcey with...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 202: Tried and Tested||The House of Healing staff face an inspection by Minister Pearcey — and a test of a different kind. Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix Julian Sark as Magnus Olivia Jon as Holly Elaine O'Neal as Antalia Pearcey with Abbas Hussein as the...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Episode 201: By The Book||Alba, Magnus and Holly meet their strict new boss, the Minister of Magical Affairs and Health, while Queen Parabel fears for her kingdom. Episode Transcript Starring: Barbara Clifford as Alba Salix, Julian Sark as Magnus, Olivia Jon as Holly, and...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Salix Season 2 Announcement!||Alba Salix Season 2 arrives on this feed November 2! This season, Queen Parabel fears for her kingdom and takes action, while Alba, Magnus and Holly find themselves with a strict new boss following a bureaucratic shuffle. You can also hear the first...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncements for September 2018||Sean and Eli here with some big announcements: Alba Salix, Season Two launches October 26th! For all our Patreon supporters, we've started Farlorian Fridays, where we release a new piece of bonus material every week: unrecorded scripts, sound effects...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Farlorian Fridays! Other Bothers Play… Larceny||Introducing Farlorian Fridays! It's a new tradition we've started on our Patreon feed: Every Friday, we'll be bringing you a new bit of whimsy from the world of Alba Salix: bonus and deleted scenes, unrecorded scripts and games of various sorts. We'll..||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncements for May 2018||A couple of quick announcements! One: our annual listeners survey! Please lend us your opinions at albasalix.com/survey. Two: we've been blown away by the reviews of our new show, The End of Time and Other Bothers. We've also included a short preview...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of Time and Other Bothers, Episode 1||Introducing a brand new improvised fantasy adventure set in the world of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. This is Episode 1. Future episodes will appear on their own feed, so look for The End of Time and Other Bothers on your favourite podcast app. Read...||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 12: The Art of War||The Axe & Crown, Episode 12: The Art of War An old enemy comes to town, and the Axe & Crown's regulars prepare for battle. With special guest Karim Kronfli -- plus cameos by Jack Pevyhouse, Jake Song and the Aural Traditions cast! A...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 11: Bowled Over||The Axe & Crown, Episode 11: Bowled Over Gubbin and Betula are set to compete in this year's Grandville Pub League Siege Bowling Championship — but the new team from the Badger & Bucket have some tricks up their sleeve too. Starring Hugo...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 10: Grand Opening||The Axe & Crown, Episode 10: Grand Opening It's Grand Opening Day across the street at the Badger & Bucket. Stan is in awe. Betula is skeptical. Gubbin is... suspiciously busy. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 9: Selected Shades of Pink||The Axe & Crown, Episode 9: Selected Shades of Pink A new neighbourhood organization aims to clean up Mud Street and Gubbin isn't impressed. Meanwhile, Stan and Betula have a talk. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 8: Cracking Up||The Axe & Crown, Episode 8: Cracking Up Something suspicious is going on across the street, at the future home of the Badger & Bucket. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King, with special guest Sarah Golding. Written and directed by...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 7: Under Construction||The Axe & Crown, Episode 7: Under Construction A new pub is moving into the warehouse across the street, and Gubbin isn't pleased. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King, with Alexander Danner. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen....||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 6: What's Cooking||The Axe & Crown, Episode 6: The Job Hunt The Axe & Crown’s kitchen is back in business... but for how long? Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. A Forgery...||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 5: The Job Hunt||The Axe & Crown, Episode 5: The Job Hunt Stan helps Betula look for work. Gubbin doesn’t. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. A Forgery League production. © Copyright...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 4: The Artful Dodger||The Axe & Crown, Episode 4: The Artful Dodger Betula spills the beans on her recent misadventures. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. A Forgery League production....||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 3: Trølsig For Beginners||The Axe & Crown, Episode 3: Trølsig For Beginners There's a new troll in town... Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. A Forgery League production. © Copyright 2017...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 2: Small Change||The Axe & Crown, Episode 2: Small Change New landlord Stan has a few ideas for improving the Axe & Crown. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. This episode is...||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Axe & Crown, Episode 1: Last Call||The Axe & Crown, Episode 1: Last Call Gubbin and his loyal regulars make their last stand. Starring Hugo Jones, Art Carlson and Marisa King. Written and directed by Eli McIlveen. Produced by Sean Howard. A Forgery League production. © Copyright...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini-Episode: Krankel Abroad, Episode 2||Ex-Sorceror General Helbard Krankel makes his move. Plus, more news of The Axe & Crown and Alba Salix Season Two! Krankel Abroad, Episode 2 Starring Carter Siddall and Julian Sark Written and produced by Sean Howard. Sound design by Eli McIlveen.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMini-Episode: Krankel Abroad, Episode 1||When last we saw Sorceror General Helbard Krankel, he'd just escaped arrest and fled the Palace. What's he been up to since then? Find out in our first mini-episode. Plus, stay tuned for news about the long-awaited Alba Salix Season Two! Krankel...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Trailer||Farloria's Royal Physician has her work cut out for her. As head witch and the only regular staff member at the new House of Healing, Alba's got an endless lineup of patients and a bickering King and Queen to please. Fortunately, help is on the way....||3/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Season 1 Outtakes, Part 2||A few more of our favourite outtakes from Season 1.||3/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlba Season 1 Outtakes, Part 1||Happy new year from the cast and crew of Alba Salix! Here are a few of our favourite outtakes from the first season.||12/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Wedding Bells||The marriage of Prince Bulwark and Princess Minsey could bring peace to two warring nations — if Alba can keep the bride and groom alive until their wedding day. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e6-wedding-bells/||12/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrelude to Episode 6||Queen Parabel prepares for the wedding of her niece, Princess Minsey. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e6-wedding-bells/||12/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: To Market, To Market||Alba's old flame Withrow Lee comes to town selling suspicious potions, inspiring Magnus to get in on the game. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e5-to-market-to-market/||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: A Chance To Cure||As Alba and Holly race to cure a deadly outbreak of cranial swelling, Magnus receives a visit from the kingdom's most feared outlaw. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e4-a-chance-to-cure/||11/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Into the Woeful Woods||After the House of Healing's herb garden is torn out by workmen bearing royal orders, Alba tries to get to the root of the matter while Holly and Magnus venture into the woods to gather more rare plants....||11/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Birds and Beasts||While Alba tends to her two least favourite patients, Magnus receives some advice from the local wildlife. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e2-birds-and-beasts/||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Well Met||Alba is summoned to remove some unexpected snakes from King Gunther's head, and saddled with a bothersome young patient -- not to mention some unwanted help from a fairy. https://albasalix.com/episodes/alba-s1-e1-well-met/||11/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Really well done! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a good laugh.
I loved the humor and development of characters and I hope that a second season is in development!
Smart and funny fairy tales for grown ups!
This is a sassy, sharply written audiocomedy with memorable characters and excellent acting! I was reminded of the slapstick comedies of error in Robert Asprin's "Myth Adventures" series, a specific kind of fantastic humor with a slightly bawdy edge that you just don't see (or hear) anymore -- until now! I love it!