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Vigil

For years, Hero Trackers has covered the biggest news in the world of super powered heroics. What we didn't know is that some of the most influential cases all had one thing in common: Vigil. Join Maria Kennedy as she uncovers who Vigil was and the impact he had on some of the most well-known supers of our age. Vigil: An audio fiction, superhero thriller in ten parts. Produced by Button Podcasts in collaboration with All In Productions.

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Vigil Part 9: Omission Part 1
Vigil Part 9: Omission Part 1 As Maria and her team attempt to ignore the harassment of Morse, they share a case that sees Vigil contacted by a detective with a chip on her shoulder, and a case too tantalizing to pass up. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of a detective agency, surveillance, hacking, and alarms as well as mentions of crime, firearms, arrest, and being followed. There are some sudden, loud noises including alarms. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 9 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:08 11/25/2022
Vigil Part 8.5: Update 4
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! --- Vigil Part 8.5: Update 4 As the tensions and threats increase, Maria gives another update about the remainder of season one. Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of death, hacking, digital threats, and stalking. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. ------ Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers): Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03:52 11/18/2022
Vigil Part 8: Parse Part 2
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 8: Parse Part 2 Vigil has met his match in Parse as he dives deeper into conflict with the most powerful organization in the heroic world. How will he fare? Join Maria Kennedy in Part 8 to find out. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, hacking, surveillance, loss of memory, loss of mental faculties, and a mortar strike, as well as mentions of criminal organizations and kidnapping. There are some sudden, loud noises including a large explosion. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 8 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22:22 11/11/2022
Introducing: What Will Be Here?
Maria is here to give you a sneak peak at the first episode of a podcast we love: What Will Be Here? --- What Will Be Here? Episode 1, Go For Deploy. Jules introduces the team. Suri has doubts about the project. Armani makes their own golden record. Kei is in the ducts. Dane explains how the world is doomed. Content Notes: contains swearing, the brief presence of fire, recordings of several animal noises, audio of a jet, and the recording of a gunshot. No guns are present in the episode. TRANSCRIPT: https://bit.ly/wwbhe1transcript CREDITS: Jona Lune (they/them) - Jules. Sahar Iman (they/them) - Suri. Kathy Youssef (they/them) - Armani. Vico Ortiz (they/them) - Kei. John Y. Kamara (he/him) - Dane. This episode directed and Sound Designed by Tal Minear (they/them). Written by Brad Colbroock (they/them/he), Chandler Harrison (she/her), Cole Burkhardt (he/him), Di Reese (she/they), and Tal Minear (they/them). Intro and outro music by Benny James (she/they). Transcript by Caroline Mincks (they/them). ADDITIONAL NOTES: Show Website located at whatwillbehere.crd.co. Social Media is WhatWillBeHere on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:25 11/04/2022
Vigil Part 7: Parse Part 1
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 7: Parse Part 1 Maria Kennedy is back and this time she's brought a mystery with her. Vigil has deciphered a message relating to a missing reporter, but he faces interference from the very top of the heroic industry. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, hacking, surveillance, loss of memory, loss of mental faculties, psychic attack, drones, explosives, injury, and a power outage, as well as mentions of kidnapping and access to financial accounts. There are some sudden, loud noises including an explosion and alarms. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 7 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:03 10/28/2022
Vigil Part 6.5: Update 3
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 6.5: Update 3 Maria Kennedy shares some encouraging news about the podcast's future, and some troubling news about the individual using the codename Morse. Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of hacking, digital threats, and stalking. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. ------ Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers): MARIA: Hello. It’s Maria again, and I wanted to provide you, our incredible fans, with an update on our series. A lot of the questions we’ve received recently have not just been about Vigil, but the show itself, and we’re going to provide you with as much information as we can. Due to the popularity of the show, we’ve now been extended to ten episodes. However, that’s nowhere near enough time to explore the complex person that Vigil was—not to mention his incredible legacy—so, I’m happy to announce that we will be bringing you a Season Two of Vigil after our initial ten episodes. We’ve recently received access to a lot of new information, and we’re working on setting up some high-profile interviews to bring you an exciting second season! Until then, we still have four more episodes of Season One, and they will not disappoint. We’re gonna spend some time with two more of Vigil’s important, early cases. Starting next week, we’ll meet one of Vigil’s top rivals in the industry. You don’t want to miss it. So, make sure you’re subscribed to our feed so you’re the first to know when a new episode drops. Finally, even though I wish I didn’t have to, I’m going to address the most recent incidents with the individual known as “Morse.” You may have seen on social media that both the Hero Trackers and Vigil accounts have been hacked by an individual claiming to be Morse. Additionally, both Hero Trackers Studios and my home were delivered cryptic, threatening messages from this Morse. While it is not yet clear if this is an elaborate troll or the actions of emboldened internet bullies, our response is to unequivocally condemn this behavior and let you know that we will not be intimidated. Civil and heroic authorities are investigating, and you will be caught and held accountable for your actions. Thank you to everyone who expressed concern. I’ve been covering the hero industry for years and this is far from the scariest situation I’ve faced. I ask that we move on from this incident and focus on the purpose of this series, which is learning more about Vigil, a HeroTrac podcast. VOICE OVER: Vigil. A HeroTrac Media production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03:23 10/21/2022
Vigil Part 6: Impetus Part 2
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 6: Impetus Part 2 Maria Kennedy continues her investigation into some of Vigil's earliest cases and some of the world's biggest heroes, as Blossom struggles to impress her new team and stop Impetus, they're forced to rely on Vigil's quick thinking and powers they didn't know they had. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, smoke inhalation, and an inferno, as well as mentions of the threat of crushing, physical restraint, being knocked unconscious, and aerosolized toxins. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 6 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18:36 10/14/2022
Vigil Part 5: Impetus Part 1
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 5: Impetus Part 1 Maria Kennedy is back with the story of Vigil working with a close personal friend on their very first cases and it just so happens to be one of the biggest names in the heroic industry today! Who could it be? Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, and an inferno, as well as mentions of firearms, physical restraint, and carnivorous plants. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 5 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21:12 09/30/2022
Vigil Part 4.5: Update 2
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 4.5: Update 2 Maria provides a second update on the show. This time she answers some fan questions, and has one of her own: Who is Morse? Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of surveillance, access to financial accounts, digital threats, and stalking. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. ------ Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers): VOICE OVER: This episode contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check the show notes for details about the specific content and a full transcription of the episode. MARIA: Hi. It’s Maria from Hero Trackers. But I can probably just start saying it’s Maria from Vigil. When we started making this show, we weren’t sure anyone was even going to listen. In fact, we were convinced no one was going to care about an unknown support hero. Yet, here we are with what feels like the whole world listening! We’ve got a brand-new adventure lined up for you next week as Vigil teams up with an old friend, but for today, I’m going to try to respond to some fan questions. We have gotten so many that we’re having trouble keeping up, but we’re trying to answer the most pressing questions. This question comes from @Falastan on Twitter: “How did Vigil get access to Vila’s financial records? Do they have access to mine? Is someone looking into that?” Great question. Unfortunately, the answer is: we’re not sure! What we do know is he had access through another hero. His recordings and notes don’t give us an identity, but it seems like we might all be under watch. Not the most reassuring answer, Falastan, but it’s the only one we’ve got. The next one is from a large number of emails and tweets that had more or less the same question. To summarize: “Did Vila ever forgive Vigil?” And I would tell you the answer, but that would be spoiling it. Vila’s role in Vigil’s story is not over, so it’s not yet time to reveal what role she’s going to be playing in the future. But if you’re still curious, now would be a great time to hit that follow or subscribe button. The last one we’re going to try to answer, for now, is from an email from Jen. Jen asks “Did Vigil have any sort of logo and imagery like the heroes we see all the time?” Another excellent question, and this one has a very simple answer: Yes! The artwork for the show incorporates his seal that he used to identify himself in the field. We aren’t going to infringe on his rights and publish it, but we did get permission to use it in our artwork, and we’ll talk to the estate about releasing some images of the seal…and maybe even some merchandise. So, stay tuned for updates. Finally, as I said in my previous update, we are not going to be intimidated. While I don’t know who “Morse” is, and I don’t know how they got my private email address, it doesn’t matter. Your cryptic ramblings are not going to deter us from our goal. Which is to make sure the world knows the story of Vigil. And…we’ll be back with that story next week right here. I’m Maria Kennedy. Thanks for listening! [Brass fanfare.] ua8kmwh7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03:47 09/23/2022
Vigil Part 4: Transfer Part 2
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 4: Transfer Part 2 Vila is in danger, and not just because of Transfer's tactics. Maria Kennedy takes you through this pivotal case and the impact it has on the rest of Vigil's career. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, mind control, breaking and entering, physical restraint, and manipulation, as well as mentions of communicable diseases, loss of ability, infection, and theft. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 4 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20:24 09/16/2022
Vigil Part 3: Transfer Part 1
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 3: Transfer Part 1 Maria Kennedy explores another case in the fledgling career of Vigil. When the support hero receives a call from the hero organization Origin Story, he sees a big opportunity. But will it be enough to stop the super-criminal Transfer? Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, crime, surveillance, mind control, breaking and entering, physical restraint, and manipulation, as well as mentions of communicable diseases, loss of ability, infection, and theft. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 3 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22:07 09/02/2022
Vigil Part 2.5: Update 1
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 2.5: Update 1 Maria gives an update on the show and answers some fan questions after the first two episodes of the season. Content Warning: This episode contains mentions of death and digital threats. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. ------ Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers): VOICE OVER: This episode contains strong themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check the show notes for details about the specific content and a full transcription of the episode. MARIA: Hi! It’s Maria from Hero Trackers, and I have to say, the responses to the first two parts of Vigil have been...overwhelming. Thank you to those of you who’ve listened and appreciated our adventure so far. We have received so many emails and letters that there is no way we’ll be able to sort through them in a timely manner. So if you don’t hear back from us right away, it’s not that we don’t care, but that, unlike Vigil, we only have so many hours in a day. For those of you sending us tips on potential Vigil information, we appreciate the support, but we cannot chase down any outside leads at this time. We have plenty of material to come, so please be patient. For those reporting Vigil sightings: I will reiterate that Vigil died last year, so you should be reporting the presence of a copycat or a vigilante to the authorities. We at Hero Trackers do not condone vigilantism. And you will note that, despite Urgent’s concerns, Vigil and Urgent were both licensed heroes at the time of those recordings. For those concerned about Biome’s safety due to the broadcast of Parts One and Two: don’t worry. We spoke to Biome before the episodes aired and had his full permission to release them. He’s completely safe. Finally, for those sending threats and other inflammatory messages: I will let you know unequivocally that we will not be intimidated or terrorized into any course of action. Vigil’s story deserves to be told, and it will be. Your tactics will not work, so you can save yourselves the effort. So much of what we’re seeing and hearing is so positive toward Vigil and this story, and for that we thank you. We’re thrilled to be sharing this with all of you and we’ll see you next week with a brand-new chapter. [Brass fanfare.] VOICE OVER: Vigil. A HeroTrac Media production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02:49 08/26/2022
Vigil Part 2: Lush Part 2
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 2: Lush Part 2 With Urgent in danger, Vigil must think fast to save the young intern and stop Lush. Maria Kennedy breaks down the conclusion to Vigil's first recorded case. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, alcoholism, surveillance, alcohol consumption, physical restraint, and forcing someone to become inebriated against their will, as well as mentions of murder, theft, crime, assassination, and alcohol poisoning. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. The Transcript for Part 2 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19:07 08/19/2022
Vigil Part 1: Lush Part 1
Vigil is nominated for Best Podcast of Milwaukee 2022. You can vote for it here! Voting runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, 2022. You must vote in at least 3 categories for your vote to count. Best Podcast is listed under "City Confidential." You will need to provide a valid email address to vote. --- Vigil Part 1: Lush Part 1 Maria Kennedy begins her investigation of the previously unknown support hero Vigil with his very first recorded case. Vigil attempts to stop a super-criminal plaguing The Safeguard but doesn't get the support he was expecting. Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of violence, alcoholism, surveillance, alcohol consumption, physical restraint, and forcing someone to become inebriated against their will, as well as mentions of death, murder, theft, crime, assassination, and alcohol poisoning. There are some sudden, loud noises. It also contains strong language and themes that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.  The Transcript for Part 1 of Vigil is too large to fit in our show notes, but you can find it here: Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers) Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com. You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook. You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:25 08/05/2022
Vigil Part 0.5: Trailer
Vigil Part 0.5: Trailer Meet Maria Kennedy, reporter with Hero Trackers Media, and learn about the newest investigative series from HeroTrac Media. Vigil is a superhero, audio fiction thriller in ten parts from Adam Qutaishat (Button Podcasts) and All In Productions. Subscribe on your feed to be the first to listen to Vigil, and learn more about the series and creators by checking out our website at vigilpod.com.  You can follow us on social media at buttonpods on Instagram and Facebook.  You can drop us a line at contact@vigilpod.com. ------ Episode Transcript (May Contain Spoilers): MARIA: Hello, Maria Kennedy from Hero Trackers here to tell you about a special report we’ve been working on at HeroTrac Media. With the help of my producer Shana, we’re going to reveal the life story of a mysterious hero that, as far as we can tell, has never been covered by a media outlet before. Subscribe to this podcast feed to learn more about this hero and the strange circumstances surrounding their life and career, and how they might be connected to your favorite heroes. Coming soon from HeroTrac Media: Vigil. VOICE OVER: Vigil, Season 1. An audio fiction superhero thriller in 10 parts from All In Productions. Featuring Hayley San Fillippo as Maria Kennedy and Adam Qutaishat as Vigil. Subscribe or follow to make sure you’re the first to know about Vigil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01:20 07/02/2022