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Alba Salix, Royal Physician

49 EpisodesProduced by Fable and Folly ProductionsWebsite

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 misadventur… read more

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49 Episodes | 2014 - 2020

Alba Salix E101: Well Met

November 6th, 2014

29:17

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.

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Alba Salix E102: Birds and Beasts

November 14th, 2014

28:21

While Alba tends to her two least favourite patients, Magnus receives some advice from the local wildlife.

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Alba Salix E103: Into the Woeful Woods

November 21st, 2014

28:49

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 …

Alba Salix E104: A Chance To Cure

November 28th, 2014

28:14

As Alba and Holly race to cure a deadly outbreak of cranial swelling, Magnus receives a visit from the kingdom's most feared outlaw.

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Alba Salix E105: To Market, To Market

December 5th, 2014

29:00

Alba's old flame Withrow Lee comes to town selling suspicious potions, inspiring Magnus to get in on the game.

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Alba Salix E106: Wedding Bells

December 19th, 2014

29:38

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 …

Alba Season 1 Outtakes, Part 1

December 31st, 2014

2:25

Happy new year from the cast and crew of Alba Salix! Here are a few of our favourite outtakes from the first season.

Alba Season 1 Outtakes, Part 2

March 9th, 2015

2:15

A few more of our favourite outtakes from Season 1.

Season 1 Trailer

March 9th, 2015

0:49

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 …

Mini-Episode: Krankel Abroad, Episode 1

March 22nd, 2017

4:16

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 …

Mini-Episode: Krankel Abroad, Episode 2

March 27th, 2017

4:15

Ex-Sorceror General Helbard Krankel makes his move.

Plus, more news of The Axe & Crown and Alba Salix Season Two!

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The Axe & Crown E101: Last Call

April 3rd, 2017

14:48

Gubbin and his loyal regulars make their last stand.

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The Axe & Crown E102: Small Change

April 10th, 2017

12:02

New landlord Stan has a few ideas for improving the Axe & Crown.

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The Axe & Crown E104: The Artful Dodger

April 24th, 2017

11:20

Betula spills the beans on her recent misadventures.

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The Axe & Crown E105: The Job Hunt

May 1st, 2017

10:43

Stan helps Betula look for work. Gubbin doesn’t.

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The Axe & Crown E106: What's Cooking

May 8th, 2017

11:42

The Axe & Crown’s kitchen is back in business… but for how long?

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The Axe & Crown E107: Under Construction

September 4th, 2017

11:44

A new pub is moving into the warehouse across the street, and Gubbin isn't pleased.

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The Axe & Crown E108: Cracking Up

September 11th, 2017

9:50

Something suspicious is going on across the street, at the future home of the Badger & Bucket.

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The Axe & Crown E109: Selected Shades of Pink

September 25th, 2017

12:10

A new neighbourhood organization aims to clean up Mud Street and Gubbin isn't impressed. Meanwhile, Stan and Betula have a talk.

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The Axe & Crown E110: Grand Opening

October 2nd, 2017

10:02

It's Grand Opening Day across the street at the Badger & Bucket. Stan is in awe. Betula is skeptical. Gubbin is... suspiciously busy.

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The Axe & Crown E111: Bowled Over

October 16th, 2017

12:54

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 …

The Axe & Crown E112: The Art of War

November 20th, 2017

15:20

An old enemy comes to town, and the Axe & Crown's regulars prepare for battle.

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The End of Time and Other Bothers, Episode 1

April 15th, 2018

1:07:18

Introducing a brand new improvised fantasy adventure set in the world of Alba Salix, Royal Physician!

Future episodes will appear on their own feed, so look for "Other Bothers" on your favourite podcast app, or visit

Announcements for May 2018

May 1st, 2018

5:06

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 …

Introducing Farlorian Fridays! Other Bothers Play… Larceny

July 10th, 2018

31:42

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 …

Announcements for September 2018

August 27th, 2018

2:16

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: …

Alba Salix E201: By The Book

November 2nd, 2018

32:06

Alba, Magnus and Holly meet their strict new boss, the Minister of Magical Affairs and Health, while Queen Parabel fears for her kingdom.

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Alba Salix E202: Tried and Tested

November 9th, 2018

29:41

The House of Healing staff face an inspection by Minister Pearcey — and a test of a different kind.

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Alba Salix E203: Burning Questions

November 16th, 2018

32:11

Alba and Holly get a summons to examine the Queen, Ms Pearcey gets some unexpected assistance, and Magnus gets in deep trouble.

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Alba Salix E204: Harvest Moon

November 23rd, 2018

32:30

The House of Healing crew visit the Harvest Moon Faire to unwind, but strange and monstrous things are afoot.

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Alba Salix E205: A Blueprint For Success

November 30th, 2018

33:48

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.

Alba Salix E206: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

December 8th, 2018

33:25

The royal baby arrives well ahead of schedule — and so does an unwelcome guest.

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Getting More Alba In Your Life - December 2018

December 23rd, 2018

4:36

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 …

Commentary: Alba Salix Episode 201

December 28th, 2018

33:25

Happy Holidays! To round out 2018, we're posting some of our favourite Patreon #FarlorianFridays exclusives, starting with our creators' commentary …

Sound Effects Breakdown: Alba Salix Episode 201 and 202

December 30th, 2018

20:23

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, …

Bonus Scene: For Sale (Alba Salix 201)

December 31st, 2018

5:17

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 …

Our newest show: Civilized!

June 12th, 2019

13:51

Hi everyone! We wanted to share a preview of our newest show (and the first one set outside the Alba universe). It's an all-improvised dark comedy sci-fi serial called Civilized.

Stranded on an unknown planet, Beatrix …

Coming Soon: The Axe & Crown, Round 2!

November 6th, 2019

0:52

It's almost here! Six all-new episodes of The Axe & Crown, every two weeks starting November 18th.

Our supporters on Patreon will get to hear each episode before it's released to the public. And all patrons get …

The Axe & Crown E201: A Taste of Something New

November 18th, 2019

18:04

It's time for another round at the Axe & Crown!

Gubbin and Betula try to lift Stan's spirits by plotting to beat the Badger & Bucket at their …

The Axe & Crown E202: The Cutting Edge

December 2nd, 2019

15:27

Stan and his friend have a brilliant new business idea, but it's going to need some work.

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The Axe & Crown E203: Worth Celebrating

December 15th, 2019

13:59

Stan picks the wrong holiday to celebrate at the Axe & Crown.

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The Axe & Crown E204: As Good As Gone

December 30th, 2019

17:44

The magic business hits a dead end – and Stan receives an unexpected visit.

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The Axe & Crown E205: Off And Running

January 10th, 2020

13:10

When Stan starts taking an interest in local politics, Gubbin is his usual cynical self, but Betula is intrigued.

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The Axe & Crown E206: Back Room Deals

January 27th, 2020

16:08

The season finale! Betula receives some unexpected help with her run for town council.

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Presenting: Sleep With Me (Alba Salix Edition)

April 13th, 2020

1:08:31

Hi everyone!

This bonus would have gone out sooner, but we actually-for-real fell asleep listening to it. Which is the whole point!

Sleep With Me is …

Presenting: The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles

April 26th, 2020

14:46

Hi everyone.

This week, we're bringing you another of our favourite shows. The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles is a podcast sitcom about an up-and-coming …

The Axe & Crown Bonus Episode: A Dangerous Cocktail

May 5th, 2020

11:26

Stan and Betula set out to design the perfect cocktail.

A full-length bonus episode from our Patreon archives!

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The Axe & Crown Bonus Episode: Drubbin Drops In

July 10th, 2020

13:24

A mysterious visitor comes to call, and Stan is deeply confused.

A full-length bonus episode from our Patreon archives!

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