The Junket Podcast is a biweekly audio adventure currently telling the story of the Maelstrom Galaxy, a setting rich with mayhem, magic and machines. Join us every other Thursday as our cast uses Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition to play out the story of the Katherine Johnson II, a spaceship crewed by a five-strong band of old friends and unlikely heroes who already saved the galaxy once before and are now busy enjoying the perks of interstellar infamy.

Business is booming, pensions are plush, and pop star alter egos are on the rise to galactic stardom. It’s just a shame that the universe is about to end.

Paige, Leonie, Shona, Jess, Ell and Duncan


Paige Selby-Evans | she/her, demi

Your Game Master and resident artist, writer, co-editor, composer and dog lover. Probably too fond of the Lady Zenith. Definitely too fond of causing emotional turmoil

Leonie Selby-Evans | she/her, queer

Plays Dr. Faraday Zenith-Lewis. Loves water, stargazing, Bulbasaur, fancy soap, her friends, her family, and her fiancee. Commonly found belting out show tunes, rewatching She-Ra, or writing on an RPG website. Will probably try to recommend you a great queer YA book. 

Shona Clacher | she/her, ace

Plays Schlurp Ruth. Writer (in theory), artist (on occasion), big nerd (all the time) and avid appreciator of himbos. Big animation fan who cries during the first five minutes of any Studio Ghbli film.

Ell Folan | they/them, ace

Plays Captain Mitchell Crick. Nerd, statistician and tea drinker. Has played over 1,000 hours of Fallout: New Vegas and has no plans to stop anytime soon. Loves cake, video games and rolling natural 20s.

Jess Thomas | she/her, queer

Plays Lore’la Wide Wanderer. Tired, small, gay, will talk for hours about many, many things. Doesn’t like tea, but loves her deer child. Twitter: @jessisbuffering

Duncan Clacher | he/him

Plays Karel. Shona’s brother, bringing that sibling dynamic. Well-recognised history geek and bookworm. Nice and also a guy; but most definitely not a Nice Guy.


  • To invite listeners to join us in worlds packed with LGBTQ+ themes and emotionally satisfying storytelling.
  • To invest in the show and improve its quality over time.
  • To be responsible with our voices and take care to punch up, not down, with what both ourselves and our characters say and do.
  • To keep the show free for anyone who wants to listen to it.

The Junket Podcast features all-original art and music alongside a colourful array of space aliens, spaceships and your classic good-for-nothing space pirates. To find out more about our setting, its peoples and its custom rulings, check out the Maelstrom campaign page up on the nav bar – or pick it up as you listen!