60 episodes

a radio-dramatic podcast that celebrates and produces short horror stories by BIPOC authors.

Produced by Dusky Projects.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

a radio-dramatic podcast that celebrates and produces short horror stories by BIPOC authors.

Produced by Dusky Projects.

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    Tune in to our special Halloween episode with Steven Broadnax III, author of the Black horror play "Bonez", as we discuss magic, men, and Black folx.

    Stream this incredible play at People's Light until Nov. 3rd and check out the supporting podcast The Boneyard. This amazing work is part of the Queerways Residency hosted at People's Light Theater.

    Shout out to Andrew, Nora, and Brent!



    Music by Community Education

    Produced by Dusky Projects

    • 1 hr
    Season 3 Final Friday!

    Season 3 Final Friday!

    We conclude our third season with a Ariell R Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Tune in as we talk about longevity, community, and the ups and downs of making your lane.

    Music by Community Education

    Additional Music by Private Hell Productions

    • 56 min
    Flash Fiction Frenzy: Future Ancestors

    Flash Fiction Frenzy: Future Ancestors

    This week we talk to Sumiko Saulson and Kenya Moss-Dyme of Black Women In Horror about Afro-Surrealism, tech billionaires, and why you don't need to be good or famous to be a future ancestor.
    Check out their work at blackwomeninhorror.org

    Music by Community Education
    Additional music by Private Hell Productions & Mattia Cupelli

    • 47 min
    Flash Fiction Frenzy: After Disaster

    Flash Fiction Frenzy: After Disaster

    We continue with our Flash Fiction Frenzy where each week we feature a new guest, talk about the season, and share short spooky stories. Our guests this Friday are Sara and Monika of Bitches on Comics. Tune in as we talk about water rats, building community in the apocalypse, and why dead beat dads are in all the disaster movies.
    Check out Sara's work at saracentury.com and Monika on IG @audres.revenge.film

    Music by Community Education
    Additional track by ⁠Private Hell Productions

    • 47 min
    Flash Fiction Frenzy: Land and Place

    Flash Fiction Frenzy: Land and Place

    We're doing something special this month with a Flash Fiction Frenzy, where we talk to new guest every week and read short spooky stories inspired by the season. This week we discuss our season theme "Land/Place" with Sharai of Nightmare on Fierce Street and Ryan aka Brother Ghoulish.
    Music by Community Education
    Additional track by Private Hell Productions

    • 58 min
    Flash Fiction Friday: Tracy Cross

    Flash Fiction Friday: Tracy Cross

    Tracy Cross is a BWAS alumni turned Flash Fiction guest and we're thrilled to have her. We talk about legacy, monkey butlers on deserted islands, and why horror writers are normal people. Follow Tracy on Twitter @Tracycwrites, IG @Tracycrosswriters or just check out her website here.

    Music by Community Education

    Additional Music by Private Hell Productions

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Lypscratch ,

So so good! Creative scary exhilarating.

Captivating from the first sentence. I’ve been pod-scrolling for hours. So glad I found you. Creative and exciting to listen to. Thanks for making this! Perfect for the season.

cherryaimless23 ,

Great pod with room to grow

Love this! Some really fantastic stories. Black female horror means a lot to me and ecstatic to find it here. I’m sure it will become better and better as it gains more support and resources as well.

I will say the only issue that really stands out for me is a quirk of the soundscaping: eating sound effects. The grand majority of people don’t want to hear mouth / spit sloshing sounds , which is why podcasts, radio, television, and film all basically never include them. I had to close out the first episode because it was so filled with them. It seems like a small thing but it’s part of a larger important piece of soundscaping which is only including sounds which add to either narrative understanding or tonal enhancement. Chewing sounds don’t do those things and they make it harder for the average person for enjoy. No hate to the soundsscaper though, overall the soundscape is great

Love all the cool black authors and performers they’ve brought in. Looking forward to more

Briannabanana🍌 ,

so so so good !!

every story is so scary whether or not there's a happy end! each episode is extremely well-produced; great sound engineering, strong plots, and you care who the l characters + want to keep listening to find out what happens! we love to see it !! my fave used to be ogali + cooking with my sister but one drop / flash fiction 7 might be my new favorite!

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