Jabberwocky Audio Theater All-in-One Audio Buffet (Quorum)

Basel, August 2012. Switzerland’s most densely populated metropolis, famed as much for its cultural heritage as for its vital role in the Swiss banking and chemical industries. Situated at the border of Switzerland, Germany, and France, the city serves as a critical transit hub for cargo traffic on the Rhine river, a function that renders those with the skills to navigate the treacherous waterways especially vital… and one that may prove pivotal to the hastily-revised plans of a cabal of enigmatic conspirators.

Near-to-retirement Swiss harbor pilot Klaus Brunner is nearly home after a long day’s work when he is called back to direct an unexpected late-night cargo ship departure. But what seems a routine if inconvenient assignment changes dramatically when he discovers the true nature of the cargo they’re carrying — and must take drastic action if he hopes to escape with his life.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains one use of “damn,” a few instances of “hell,” some “my God” exclamations (in English, German, and French), some fairly rude culture-specific slang, as well as a couple of instance of foreign-language saltiness. Plus assorted forms of sometimes-lethal violence (as well as implied and explicit threats thereof), gunshots, explosions, video game addiction, and cold calculations that adversely affect human lives.

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Direct download: quorum_ep023.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

This interlude, available to Patreon backers tonight, 1/15/23 and to everyone 1/19/23, takes place between seasons two and three of Quroum. Learn more at JabberAudio.com!

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Direct download: harbor_pilot_promo.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

July 2012. As events come to a head, Jimmy Harmon finds himself finally confronting the conspirators behind the White Bluff Restoration Trust. But as the situation escalates, Jimmy is forced to grapple with an uncomfortable realization — and the sudden loss of a key ally. Unable to escape, Jimmy finds himself in mortal peril as the plotters take whatever action they can to prevent their schemes from coming to light — in shockingly extreme fashion.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (“ass,” a few instances of “bitch” and “SOB,” JC’s name in vain, “crap” and descriptive variants thereof, “damn” and associated variations, including “GD,” “dumbass,” “jackass,” “pissant,” “screwed over,” multiple uses of “hell”), horse-race gambling, homicide by firearm, threatening with a gun, hand-to-hand violence with lethal outcome, unsafe flying (with a shameful lack of proper seatbelt usage), and nefarious scheming of the world-dominating variety.

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Direct download: quorum_ep022.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. Poker player Jimmy Harmon and his ex-girlfriend Robin Freeman have at last uncovered the truth behind the White Bluff Restoration Trust’s plans. But knowing the truth and being able to prove it are different things entirely. Jimmy plans to return to his exclusive private poker game in an attempt to glean more information while Robin collects their evidence — a course that may be complicated by an ill-conceived betrayal of trust between the pair… and an unforeseen danger awaiting Jimmy.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (uses of “bitch” and “SOB,” several uses of “damn” and variations thereof, including “GD,” several uses of “hell” and descriptive forms thereof, “pissed,” “screw up” and “screwed over,” “Oh my God” as an exclamation, JC’s name taken in vain), horse-race gambling, torture and its aftermath, intimations of extramarital relations, wildly unrestrained gunfire, Hand-to-hand violence with lethal outcome, auto theft, vehicular assault, and homicide by firearm.

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Direct download: quorum_ep021.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. After escaping capture thanks to the timely intervention of driver Eleanor Wallis, Jimmy Harmon and Robin Freeman are forced to lick their wounds — both emotional and physical — and reconsider their actions. But a fortuitous realization may put them back on the course for truth — if Jimmy can convince a recalcitrant Eleanor to reveal more than she has been willing to share as of yet.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (“SOB,” “crap,” several uses of “damn” and associated variations, “sucks,” two uses of “hell,” “Oh my God” used as an exclamation, JC’s name in vain), gambling (horse racing), torture (and the aftermath thereof), vehicular assault, evading legal authorities by means of unsafe driving practices, and unrestrained gunplay.

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Direct download: quorum_ep020.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. Jimmy Harmon has uncovered a troubling connection between the work he has been doing for venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer and the ongoing danger that threatens his ex-girlfriend Robin Freeman. And digging through the secret papers of the mysterious real estate group implicated in these threats reveals little else. But in their quest to find more concrete evidence of wrongdoing, Jimmy and Robin may find themselves in far graver danger than either of them could anticipate.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (“crap,” several uses of “damn” and associated variations, “dumbass,” several mentions of “hell,” “pissed,” and using JC’s name in vain), horse-race gambling, breaking and entering, threatening with a gun and various sharp-bladed implements, torturing a character for information, and vehicular assault.

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Direct download: quorum_ep019.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. Jimmy Harmon and Robin Freeman have managed to find the hidden documents they’ve been seeking — but after finding themselves unexpectedly cornered by corrupt police detective Malone, they must find a way to escape the homicidal gunman. Moreover, Harmon is anxious to complete the perilous assignment he has taken on from venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer… but he may discover his troubles are more connected than he realized.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (“SOB,” a few uses of variants of “damn,” three uses of “hell,” JC’s name taken in vain, use of “Godawful,” “screwed” and “screwed up”), gambling (horse racing), identity theft and trespassing, drinking alcohol (and a veiled reference to underage drinking), and two egregious instances of illegal parking.

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Direct download: quorum_ep018.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. Having eluded his ill-intentioned pursuers with the help of skilled performance driver Eleanor Wallis, Jimmy Harmon meets up with his ex-girlfriend Robin. Upon learning that her involvement in the sequence of events that led to her coworkers’ disappearance remains undiscovered, Jimmy hatches a plan to recover the hidden documentation that may shed light on the group’s hidden motives… a plan that requires the assistance of a less-than-reputable acquaintance from his Las Vegas days.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (two instances of “SOB,” severeal uses of “crap” or variants thereof, “screwed up,” “God” used as an exclamation, uses of “damn” and associated variations, use of JC’s name in vain, and two uses of “hell”), horse-race gambling (horse racing), a dead body, a surprisingly detailed depiction of identity theft, and trespassing.

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Direct download: quorum_ep017.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. After accepting an unusual assignment from venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer — a commission shared with the enigmatic Eleanor Wallis and the overtly dramatic Ken Ford — Jimmy Harmon finds himself in the crosshairs of a vicious killer. Narrowly escaping his assailant, Harmon must scramble to stay ahead of his pursuer while ensuring his fellow assignees avoid similar — and potentially lethal — consequences.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (one “SOB,” one “damn,” and two uses of “hell”), gambling (of the horse-track variety), malicious pistol-wielding, hand-to-hand violence, unlawful entry, the discovery of a dead body, evasion of legal authorities, and failure to properly obey the rules of the road (though seatbelts are thankfully employed).

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Direct download: quorum_ep016.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. After finally joining in on the most exclusive private poker game in Los Angeles — a goal for which he may have ulterior motives — Jimmy Harmon works to help his former girlfriend Robin unearth the sinister forces that may be killing her coworkers… without rendering her their next victim. In the meantime, he takes on a mysterious assignment from venture capitalist Anton Kreitzer, once again encountering the brash hustler Ken Ford and the enigmatic yet alluring Eleanor Wallis.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (several instances of “hell” and “damn” and variations thereof, “asshat,” JC’s name in vain, and “screw” in a non-explicit context), drinking of alcoholic beverages, gambling (poker and horse betting), discussion of breaking and entering, malicious threatening by pistol, and even more inscrutable Cockney dialect.

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Direct download: quorum_ep015.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. After keeping a low profile for months in Los Angeles, poker player Jimmy Harmon at last has the opportunity to gain a seat at an exclusive high-stakes underground game — but before he can join in, he must contend with the return of his former girlfriend Robin, desperate for his help after being unwittingly drawn into a mystery that may have led to murder… a mystery that may have her next on the killer’s list.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (a few instances of “crap,” “damn” and variations thereof, and “hell,” JC’s name in vain, “piss,” and “screw” in a non-explicit context), the depiction of the unpleasant consequences of drinking (enough rum to blind a pirate), actual drinking (beer, in the absence of a Screaming Viking), irresponsible pistol use, references to murder, gambling (maybe not poker, depending on your definition, but horse racing and proposition betting definitely count), and a virtually indecipherable Cockney dialect.

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Direct download: quorum_ep014.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

July 2012. After dealing with Las Vegas mobsters and other ambitious criminal elements, former online poker pro Jimmy Harmon has returned to his old haunts in Los Angeles. Eager to rebuild both his life and his bankroll, Jimmy finds himself drawn back into intrigue as he ventures into the world of Hollywood high-stakes underground poker — meeting potential allies and adversaries along the way… as well as an unexpected individual from his past.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains gambling (if you consider poker gambling — but betting on horse races definitely falls into that category), drinking alcoholic beverages (quality Scotch, a Harvey Wallbanger, and as it turns out, a fair amount of rum), cigar smoking, a reference to illegal drug use, irresponsible pistol wielding, and multiple instances of semi-adult language (“ass” and “dumbass,” several uses of “damn,” “SOB” and “hell,” use of JC’s name in vain, “dicking,” and “crap”).

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Direct download: quorum_ep013.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

A professional poker player finds himself embroiled in a deadly plot involving everyone from gangsters to nefarious government agents. A bicycle messenger on her last day must avoid both schemers intend on foiling her final delivery and the malicious antics of her courier competitors. All while a mysterious cabal of conspirators manipulates events behind the scenes. Join us as we revisit the events of “The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts” and “The Messenger’s Tale” in advance of “The Gambler’s Tale: All That Glitters.”

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains semi-adult language (several instances of “hell” and “damn” and variations thereof, including GD, “crap,” “pissant,” “half-assed,” several uses of SOB, JC’s name in vain, and “Oh my God” used as an exclamation), fisticuffs, multiple incidents of gunfire, car-bombing, several instances of vehicular assault (up to and including homicide), kidnapping, discovery of a dead body, intimations of murder, references to exotic dancing and prostitution, references to illegal drug use, several instances of unsafe driving (and biking), and conspiracy with a shocking lack of care for its violent consequences.

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Direct download: quorum_ep012.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Washington, DC, September 2011. A city as renowned for pushing papers as for pushing deadlines. Where the machinery of American government fights tooth and nail against the encroachment of twenty-first century technology… clinging desperately to methods, communication styles, and entire industries rendered obsolete in the world beyond the Capital Beltway.

Bicycle messenger Swipe is on the final delivery of her career — transporting a set of vital papers to a government office by a five o’clock deadline — before moving ahead with long-delayed wedding plans. But forces intent on interrupting that delivery quickly move to oppose her — as does one of her unprincipled courier competitors.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains multiple variations of someone being called an ass, one instance each of “son of a bitch” as well as “crazy bitch” and taking JC’s name in vain. Plus, misogyny, car crashes and related violence, and cold calculations that affect human lives.

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Direct download: quorum_ep011.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Professional poker player Jimmy Harmon’s time in Las Vegas has been anything but routine. A bomb set by a henchman in the employ of Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz has apparently led to the death of his friend Will Archer. Sałkiewicz denies involvement, but they are attacked by armed gunmen before she can elaborate. Evading the attackers, Harmon and fellow gambler Rachael “Peeps” Leblanc head out of town, only to find a corpse half-buried in the desert, a set of unscrupulous federal agents in close pursuit. Returning to the city, Harmon seeks out veteran poker player “Big Mike” Dalton for help, only to discover that Dalton himself has been deeply involved in the past week’s activities. Dalton and the same gunmen who earlier attached Sałkiewicz hustle Harmon out to the hotel parking lot, only to run up against both the federal agents and the Las Vegas Police — a confrontation that results in a hail of unrestrained gunfire.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains uses of JC’s name in vain, “son of a bitch,” gunplay, horrendously unsafe driving, and some deep, deep conspiracies.

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Direct download: quorum_ep010.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Professional poker player Jimmy Harmon has been dogged by a string of misfortunes and mysteries, taking him from the casinos of Las Vegas to the Nevada desert and back. But just as he begins to piece together the truth — or at least what he believes to be the truth — he is hit with one final blow. An inoportune slip cues Harmon into a new, as-yet-unanticipated betrayal… from the one person he truly thought he could trust.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains uses of JC’s name in vain, “son of a Bitch,” “damn,” “goddamn,” “ass,” face punching, gut punching, carjacking… really, there are some mean people in this series.

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Direct download: quorum_ep009.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

After making their way to the Lyon Majestic hotel and sneaking into the room of the mysterious “money man” they believe is behind everything, Jimmy Harmon and fellow poker player Peeps discover evidence that the forces arrayed against them may not be what they seem. But when their intrusion is discovered, they are forced to flee… only to discover the federal agents whose nest they’ve stumbled into are right on top of them.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains use of JC’s name in vain, “son of a Bitch,” and one heck of a deep rabbit hole.

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Direct download: quorum_ep008.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Managing to keep one step ahead of their pursuers, poker player Jimmy Harmon and his traveling companion Peeps decide to make their way back to Las Vegas in order to follow the one clue still in their possession: a hotel room key connected to the mysterious “money man” they believe is key to their opponents’ schemes. But in order to enter the city and reach the hotel undetected, they will need to find a way to keep their approach concealed from prying eyes.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains a half-buried dead body, sewers, flim-flammery, and uses of ”damn,” “goddamn,” “son of a bitch” and using JC’s name in vain.

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Direct download: quorum_ep007.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

A special bonus for JAT listeners: the complete track of one of jazz tracks we recording specifically for Quorum.

Brooks Tegler, whom many listeners probably know as Captain Reg Macorum on Rogue Tyger, is also an accomplished jazz musician and band leader. We used much of his music for Quorum, but we didn’t quite have what we needed for the “chase music.” So what we did we do? Ask Brooks to do what he does best: organize a group of seasoned pros to record some new tracks.

This is one of the takes from that recording session.

Direct download: Bonus_-_Quorum_Blues.mp3
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Poker player Jimmy Harmon has found himself embroiled in a struggle between Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz and one or more sets of opponents with unknown motives. With the help of fellow gambler Peeps, Harmon is slowly piecing together more of the full picture — discovering clues alongside a dead body half-buried in the Nevada desert. But their investigations are cut short when their opponents catch up to them and proceed to make chase.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains uses of “damn,” “Goddamn,” “son of a bitch,” a hastily buried corpse, car chase action, and a visit to a brothel.

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Direct download: quorum_ep006.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

After narrowly escaping a squad of heavily armed gunmen — and witnessing the abduction of cabaret dancer Amber by a crew of what seem to be government agents — poker player Jimmy Harmon manages to leave Las Vegas with the help of fellow poker player Peeps. But as they drive along the desert highway en route to California, they discover an unexpected clue that may shed light onto the sinister forces at work.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains car crashes, fast-talking, food truck fiascoes, taking JC’s name in vain, and badly buried dead bodies.

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Direct download: quorum_ep005.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Poker player Jimmy Harmon’s plan to leave town in order to evade the clutches of shady Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz is cut short after a car bomb apparently meant for him instead takes down his friend Will Archer. After being questioned by the police, Harmon finds Sałkiewicz has caught up to him — but claims to have had nothing to do with the attempt on his life. As she begins to elaborate, it becomes clear that other sinister forces may be catching up to them both.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains uses of JC’s name in vain and related religious oaths, drinking alcohol before 5pm (locally), and plenty of gunplay and skullduggery.

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Direct download: quorum_ep004.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Coming up short in his attempts to call in debts from veteran poker player “Big Mike” Dalton, Jimmy Harmon has resolved to leave town before his chief creditor, Wiktoria Sałkiewicz, catches up with him. But when he encounters quirky fellow poker player Peeps, a sudden and dramatic turn of events may set him along another path.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains uses of “damn,” “ass,” “bitch,” “pissed,” egregious fast-talking, using JC’s name in vain, burned bodies, gut punches, and disingenuous silver linings.)

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Direct download: quorum_ep003.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Down-on-his-luck poker player Jimmy Harmon finds himself back in Las Vegas in an attempt to replenish his meager bankroll. But it appears that one of his less-than-reputable creditors, Wiktoria Sałkiewicz, has caught up to him… and is not particularly scrupulous as to how she recovers her investment.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains drinking (cheap) scotch, other drinking of alcohol, use of “ass,” “hell,” “bitch,” taking JC’s name in vain, fisticuffs, gut punches, broken noses, and a total lack of trigger discipline.

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Direct download: quorum_ep002.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Throughout history, there has always been a chasm between the bulk of humanity and the enigmatic circle who hold true dominion. Those whose influence remains shrouded, save for the rare instances when their designs cross into the outside world… and the real-world repercussions of their schemes can play out with dramatic results.

Former online poker player Jimmy Harmon finds himself returning to live play after his accounts are suspended. But his attempts to rebuild his bankroll are interrupted when his friend Will Archer warns him that one of his less-than-reputable creditors, semi-reformed Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz, is actively seeking him out.

Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested
Contains a character being tortured, multiple uses of “ass” and “bitch,” and — depending on who you ask — a really bad Australian accent. (I mean, we’ve heard far worse.)

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Direct download: quorum_ep001.m4a
Category:Quorum -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

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