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NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

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Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.
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NIGHTLIGHT is back for Season 3 with a story about werewolves,  sorcerers, and demons. Be careful of cobblestone streets and mysterious  songs. Narrated by Tonia Ransom. Audio production by Tonia Ransom. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated. A full transcript of the episode is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website. Sound effects courtesy of: https://freesound.org/people/RoganMcDougald/ https://freesound.org/people/sabotovat/ https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/ https://freesound.org/people/JonathanTremblay/ https://freesound.org/people/140178sound/
This week, we're co-releasing this episode with Pseudopod. If you love horror and you haven't listened to Pseudopod, you should fix that now. :) Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson. Ambience music by klankbeeld. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
Fans of The Matrix will enjoy this story of a simulated reality. Narrated by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Jen Zink. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
This week, we have a story from our creator, Tonia, about revenge and werewolves. Narrated by Dominick Rabrun. Audio production by Tonia Thompson.  NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
This week, we have a story of revenge in the South. With vampires! A quick content warning: there is racial violence in this episode and if that’s something you don’t want to hear, you may consider skipping this episode. You can read our interview with the author on the NIGHTLIGHT website. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
We interview Jennifer Baker, author of Expiration Date, and editor for Electric Literature, as as well as creator of the Minorities in Publishing Podcast. Learn what editors hate to see, how to write stories with characters outside of your community with love and respect, as well as what it's like to own a podcast. You can visit Jennifer at jenniferbaker.com, or on twitter as @jbakernyc. Check out Electric Literature and her Minorities in Publishing Podcast. You can read more of her work in Best American Essays 2018 and Everyday People: The Color of Life.
This week, we bring you a post-apocalyptic story that makes us question who’s really turning into a monster. Our author is Jennifer Baker, a long-time publishing professional, and the creator and host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, as well as contributing editor to Electric Literature.  Story transcript available here Narrated by Tonia Thompson. Audio production by Jen Zink.  NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
What happens when a haunted house isn't just a house after all? Also, learn what really creeps out author Evan Davis and host Tonia Thompson. Narration by Georgia McKenzie. Audio Production by Jen Zink. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
In D is for Dancing, by Rickey Rivers Jr, we take advantage of a chill on a hot summer day. In Roadside Assistance by Kristopher Brown, we learn why it's not always safe to drive in the dark, and why we should always listen to our mothers. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
This week, we have a great story about a strained relationship, with a twist. What would it take to make you abandon your partner? What would you do for them? How much pain would you endure? This story asks that and more. Tyhitia writes horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and sometimes dabbles in other genres. She began writing poetry as a child and ventured into fiction years later. She enjoys writing both novels and short stories, and her work has appeared in Necrotic Tissue, Lightspeed, and Nightmare magazines. NIGHTLIGHT is 100% listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
If you love Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re going to love this story by author Errick Nunnally. Penny tragically loses her son, but thankfully, he’s an organ donor. Unfortunately, not all organ donations end well. You can download a transcript of this story. NIGHTLIGHT is 100% listener funded. Thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for supporting this podcast. You can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon, or make a one-time donation on PayPal. Narration by Cherrae Stuart. Audio production by Tonia Thompson.
This week, we have another story from the Percivals universe by Eboni Dunbar. Last month, we met a Black woman in Victorian England kicking vampire ass with music–this time she squares up against werewolves, and we learn the fate of Alexander Percival. NIGHTLIGHT would not be possible without our patrons. If you enjoy this podcast, consider joining the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon at https://patreon.com/nightlightpod. You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via PayPal at https://paypal.me/NightlightPodcast. You can read a transcription of the story here: https://nightlightpod.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/The-Percivals-London-Calling.pdf
Eboni Dunbar Interview

Eboni Dunbar Interview

2019-05-2320:12

Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar. Transcript coming soon. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
Queer Black women kicking vampire ass in the 19th century English countryside. And just when you think it can't get it better....there's music! NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
Subways are just creepy. Everybody knows that. But what happens when your train breaks down in the middle of a tunnel? Read the story transcript. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated. This episode produced by Jen Zink.  Narration provided by ChaChanna Simpson.  Story edits by Tonia Thompson.
What happens when man's best friend protects you....even in death? NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
For our season finale, we present a full-cast production audio drama inspired by our creator's favorite show: The Twilight Zone. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated. Cast: Ruby: Cherrae Stuart Troy: Patrick Bazile Mama Buford: Chachanna Simpson Sheila: Jen Zink Evan: Hollis Monroe Miranda: Brea Grant Diane (Nurse Manager): Stephanie Malia Morris Martha (Nurse): Dionne Obeso Sacrificial Parent: DC Older TJ: Raiden Thompson Baron Samedi/Narrator: Tonia Thompson Audio production by Jen Zink and Tonia Thompson
What can happen when we writers take our job too seriously? Research is an important part of any good story, but where should we draw the line in our quest for an authentic tale? Thanks to A.Z. for submitting this story. If you enjoyed it, you can find A.Z.’s work in Equal Opportunity Madness, A Mythos Anthology, and Strange Horizons. You can visit their website at azlouise.com, or follow them on Twitter at az_louise. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.
116: Flash Fiction

116: Flash Fiction

2018-10-2324:20

Flash fiction by Aig'ner Wilson (Dead Children Stop Playing for Ungrateful Audiences) and Nicole Givens Kurtz (Lipstick Smiles). NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you’d like to keep this podcast alive, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.
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M Capra

ROMPLE email me

Mar 9th
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Ryan Loomis

This was such a great story, I can't wait to hear more from Evan in the future!

Jul 16th
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