By Tonia Thompson
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Horror stories from across the Black diaspora. Visit nightlightpod.com to submit or contribute.
||ExplicitS1 E13: Unwanteds by Aigner Wilson||This week, we have a ghost story with a futuristic twist.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E12: Conjurer's Revenge by Charles W. Chesnutt||Never steal from a conjure man. And if you do, you better hope he lives long enough to undo is root.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E11: Sweet Justice by Kenesha Williams||Supernatural noir meets Black girl magic.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E10: Sales Pitch by Alicia Thompson||Have you ever had a sales call from hell?||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 E9: The Power by Linda D. Addison||Nothing good can come of two girls playing with conjure magic. This week's episode comes to us from Linda D. Addison, who tells us what it means to have power in your blood without respecting it.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Comet by W.E.B. Du Bois on NIGHTLIGHT: The Black Horror Podcast||In this dystopian tale, W.E.B. Du Bois explores the color line and its political implications after a catastrophic event. It is a work of fiction reminiscent of the Twilight Zone, almost 20 years before Rod Serling was born.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitInterview with Danny Lore||Our extended interview with Danny Lore, author of The Nasty of Bellua||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E7: The Nasty at Bellua||Werewolves in space...need we say more?||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E06: Daddy's Home||This week we have a story from Sharon Cullars wherein we learn what can happen when the dead cannot rest.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E5: Gray Wolf's Ha'nt||This week's story comes from the first widely known Black novelist, Charles Chesnutt. If you're familiar with American Southern lore, you've probably heard of haints, a kind of spirit feared by many. We think you'll enjoy this story of conjure and reve.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 E4: The Stiffening||This week's story, The Stiffening, by Nicole Sconiers examines intergenerational trauma that awaits all the women in the family.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode! Stories of Love and Revenge||For Friday the 13th, we have two horror stories of love and revenge.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E03: Wilson’s Pawn and Loan||S1 E3: Wilson's Pawn and Loan||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E02: Basque of the Red Death by Eden Royce||Author Eden Royce slays us with a tale of corsets and the supernatural.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLetters From Home||Our first episode is a story based on the bestselling novel by Justina Ireland, DREAD NATION. If you love Black girls trained in skilled combat fighting the undead, you're gonna love this week's episode. Be sure to check out Dread Nation if you want mo.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Horror is Experiencing a Renaissance||While we're hard at work on the first episode of NIGHTLIGHT, please enjoy this flash fiction story written and narrated by Tonia Thompson.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Black Like Horror Too!
Thanks for this—I love Dread Nation and I love the idea of featuring Black horror authors on this show. Keep it up.
One of the best things I’ve stumbled across in months. Binged the episodes over an afternoon and I regret nothing.
My first thought after episode 1 was “This is genius.” The show is genius and Tonia Thompson is brilliant. I subscribed as soon as I discovered it and have enjoyed it ever since. My only regret is not writing a review sooner.
One reason I decided to try it out was because the first guest is the author of a book I recently read and enjoyed (Dread Nation by Justina Ireland).
I don’t consider myself a horror fan but I may have to reconsider. If you enjoy quality speculative fiction you will enjoy this, too!