• JAT Jot # 19: August 2023

    If you're one of our listeners who get us on Stitcher, we want you to know that service is closing on August 29th. Plus, we give you a few more updates on the goings on in Deepest Springfield aka the Tulgey Wood.

    2m | Aug 4, 2023
  • Quorum — The Harbor Pilot’s Tale

    Basel, August 2012. 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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    29m | Jan 20, 2023
  • Trailer for Quorum: The Harbor Pilot's Tale

    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!

    0m | Jan 15, 2023
  • JAT Jot # 18

    One last update for the year (probably) as we let you know about the new shows coming in 2023, starting in January... as well as a couple special marathons to wrap up this year of special interest to Quorum fans.

    Music: "Frankincense & Myrrh" by Scott Buckley

    2m | Nov 22, 2022
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 10 of 10

    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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    37m | Dec 24, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 9 of 10

    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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    32m | Dec 17, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 8 of 10

    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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    31m | Dec 10, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 7 of 10

    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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    30m | Dec 3, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 6 of 10

    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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    35m | Nov 26, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 5 of 10

    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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    27m | Nov 19, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 4 of 10

    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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    30m | Nov 12, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 3 of 10

    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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    29m | Nov 5, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 2 of 10

    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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    30m | Oct 29, 2021
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “All That Glitters,” Part 1 of 10

    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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    27m | Oct 22, 2021
  • Previously on Quorum… (The Gambler’s Tale: Outstanding Debts & The Messenger’s Tale)

    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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    30m | Oct 15, 2021
  • The Messenger’s Tale

    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.

    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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    28m | Dec 27, 2019
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “Outstanding Debts,” Part 10 of 10

    Professional poker player Jimmy Harmon’s time in Las Vegas has been anything but routine. A bomb set by a henchman named Watson — ostensibly in the employ of Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz — has apparently led to the death of Harmon’s friend Will Archer. Harmon meets with Las Vegas detective Ben Marshall, but neither come away with any real answers. Soon after, Sałkiewicz herself places doubt on the idea that she instigated the bombing, and hints that a consortium of hotel buyers may truly be behind it. But before Wiktoria can elaborate, they find themselves under attack by mysterious gunmen, identified only by their driving a black Hummer. After evading the attackers, Harmon and fellow gambler Rachael “Peeps” Leblanc head out of town, only to follow another clue leading to the body of a dead prostitute half-buried in the desert. Tracking the unfortunate woman’s path back to the Lyon Majestic Hotel, Harmon and Peeps discover a secret witness, Peter Sokolov, being guarded by what are apparently federal agents, as well as a cache of documents hinting at a major operation. Harmon makes his way to the Remington Hotel, only to discover his role model “Big Mike” Dalton, part owner of online gaming site All-In Poker, has been deeply involved in the past week’s activities — though the veteran player was unprepared for the latest turn. Aided by the Hummer-driving gunmen who earlier attacked Wiktoria, Big Mike hustles Harmon out to the Remington Hotel parking garage, only to run up against both the ominous federal agents and the Las Vegas Police — led by detective Marshall.

    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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    28m | Dec 28, 2018
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “Outstanding Debts,” Part 9 of 10

    Professional poker player Jimmy Harmon has been dogged by a string of misfortunes and mysteries. Trying to stay ahead of Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz has seemingly led to the death of his friend Will Archer, in a car bomb apparently meant for him. Harmon finds himself interrogated by Las Vegas police detective Ben Marshall, but is reluctant to pin the blame on the mobster. Further inquiry implies that Sałkiewicz herself may be the target of unknown forces intent on buying out the Limelight Hotel that she makes her home base. But before Wiktoria can reveal the full scope of her suspicions on the true culprit behind the attempt on Harmon’s life, they find themselves under attack. Narrowly escaping the assailants, Harmon heads out of town, but ends up pursuing another trail with fellow gambler Rachael Leblanc — commonly known as “Peeps.” Tracking the body’s demise back to the Lyon Majestic Hotel, Harmon and Peeps uncover a cadre of federal agents keeping a secret witness, Peter Sokolov, under wraps, along with information about significant action to be taken the following day. One step ahead of the agents, Harmon makes his way to the Remington Hotel, where his friend “Big Mike” Dalton, mainstay of the Vegas poker scene and front man for the online poker website All-In Poker, has offered to help. But an inopportune slip cues Harmon into a new, as-yet-unanticipated threat.

    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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    22m | Dec 21, 2018
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “Outstanding Debts,” Part 8 of 10

    From poker player to amateur gumshoe, Jimmy Harmon has been following a trail of mystery in and around Las Vegas: from a car bomb that appears to have killed his friend, Will Archer, to a shootout between gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz and a cadre of SUV-driving assailants to a cryptic plea from a terrified dancer to a half-buried body in the desert. Harmon and fellow poker player, Peeps, manage to sneak their way into the Lyon Majestic hotel and into the room of the mysterious “money man” they believe is behind everything… only to discover a new twist. Barely escaping ahead of the federal agents whose nest they’ve stumbled into, Harmon and Peeps emerge into the hotel lobby only to face a renewed threat…

    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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    24m | Dec 14, 2018
  • The Gambler’s Tale: “Outstanding Debts,” Part 7 of 10

    Sought out by multiple unknown adversaries, from Las Vegas gangster Wiktoria Sałkiewicz to what seem to be two factions of black SUV-driving pursuers, poker player Jimmy Harmon has followed a trail of bread crumbs given to him by a Las Vegas dancer named Amber. Deciphering Amber’s cryptic message, Harmon and fellow poker player Peeps discover the body of a prostitute, Jasmine, half-buried in the Nevada desert. Tracing the body back to a local brothel, Harmon is rebuffed in his attempts to gather more information, but the savvy Peeps is able to assemble conclusions from seemingly obscure details. Barely managing to evade their pursuers, Harmon resolves to return to the city to confirm their suspicions and investigate further…

    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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    23m | Dec 7, 2018
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