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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.

NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcas‪t‬ Tonia Ransom

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    • 4.7 • 229 Ratings

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.

    402: Interview with Alexis Brooks de Vita

    402: Interview with Alexis Brooks de Vita

    We interview Alexis Brooks de Vita, author of “Her Faithful Black Cat”, episode 401. We talk about the history of Black horror literature, Poe, Lovecraft Country, and her work as a scholar of African-American Literature.

    Alexis Brooks de Vita was born in Watts shortly before the Riots and was taken to Uganda with her mother and brother just as Idi Amin staged his bloody coup.  With three degrees in Comparative Literature, specializing in the literature of African-descent women in English, French, Italian, and Spanish, she is the author of The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Woman, Mythatypes:  Signatures and Signs of African/Diaspora and Black Goddesses, and Dante's Inferno:  A Wanderer in Hell.  The first two books of her Books of Joy trilogy, about the supernatural powers of an enslaved Mississippi community, are available through Double Dragon: Burning Streams and Blood of Angels.

    Links to items discussed:

    Alexis’ Books of Joy:

    Burning Streams

    Blood of Angels

    Pauline Hopkins: Of One Blood

    Harriet Wilson: Our Nig

    Kai Ashante Wilson: The Devil in America

    The Bond Woman’s Narrative

    Pauline Hopkins: Talma Gordon

    • 35 min
    401: Her Faithful Black Cat by Alexis Brooks de Vita

    401: Her Faithful Black Cat by Alexis Brooks de Vita

    A reimagining of Poe’s story “The Black Cat” makes us examine what love really means and how it can transcend through time and space.

    Story by Alexis Brooks de Vita. Originally published in The Horror is Us. A transcript is available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    Narrated by Cherrae Stuart

    Produced by Davis Walden of the Viridian Wild Podcast

    Executive Producer and Host: Tonia Ransom

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    • 35 min
    Bonus Episode: Trial Day from The Dark Tome

    Bonus Episode: Trial Day from The Dark Tome

    Happy Holidays! Enjoy this bonus story by Tananarive Due courtesy of The Dark Tome podcast.

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    Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye -  things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's  true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and  sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure magic from her Mama -  that may help change the fate of her big brother.

    *** Director's  Cut, NO ADS, edited to be listened to standalone without having heard the rest of the Series. If you dig it, check out thedarktome.com or find us on iTunes / Google Play look for "Dark Tome" ***

    • 44 min
    314: Halloween Special - Reality Show

    314: Halloween Special - Reality Show

    What happens when someone will do anything to win a reality show?

    Actors:

    Natasha: Cherrae Stuart

    Ed: Carl Stewart

    Milo: Devante Johnson

    Cameraman: Josh Carter

    Jacqueline: Khalila Roney

    Medic: Matt Peters

    Holly: Brea Grant

    Liam: Raiden Thompson

    Show Narrator: Tonia Ransom

    Written by: Tonia Ransom

    Audio production by Pacific Obadiah of CREEPY Podcast

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    • 22 min
    313: Ujima by Alledria Hurt

    313: Ujima by Alledria Hurt

    Should your loyalty lie with your new family, or your old? In this tale of vampire vs human families, the answer is complicated.

    Audio production by Davis Walden.

    Transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    • 24 min
    312: Desiccant by Craig Laurance Gidney

    312: Desiccant by Craig Laurance Gidney

    Tiny vampires infest a public housing building, leaving hulls of residents in their wake. Originally published in SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire.
    Narration by Cherrae Stuart.
    Audio production by Davis Walden.
    Transcript available on the NIGHTLIGHT website.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Sidesplitting Hatchet Thrower ,

Love the stories

It is nice to hear stories from different writers and I love it. It is my now one of my go to podcast for dark and horror stories. Keep it up!!!

Ussser1953 ,

My new favorite podcast

Nightlight is an all-around amazing podcast. They consistently produce high-quality episodes that provide an engrossing, atmospheric experience. They cover all kinds of stories so if you like horror, want to support Black writers, and get excellent book and movie recommendations, there’s something for you. And I enjoy hearing the author interviews as much as I love the stories themselves - incorporating writers’ voices into the episodes is a brilliant move and one that I greatly appreciate. Plus, it’s so refreshing and exciting to hear Black horror/supernatural fiction as the norm and not the exception. I can’t speak highly enough about this podcast and the team behind it, or express fully what it means to me.

JustPlainMax ,

Terrific New Horror Podcast

I was looking for a new short story horror anthology podcast and Nightlight popped up as a suggestion. I decided to give it a try and am very happy with this find. The stories, the productions, and the interviews are all excellent. I highly recommend.

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