Nightlight: The Black Horror Podcast show

Nightlight: The Black Horror Podcast

Summary: NIGHTLIGHT is a horror fiction podcast featuring creepy and strange tales. All stories written by Black authors.

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 Penny Incompatible by Errick Nunnally | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:36

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 at Thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for supporting this podcast. Go to to join us. NIGHTLIGHT is 100% patron funded. You can also make a one-time donation at Narration by Cherrae Stuart. Production by Tonia Thompson.

 The Percivals: London Calling by Eboni Dunbar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:32

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 You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via PayPal at You can read a transcription of the story here:

 Eboni Dunbar Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:12

Interview with The Percivals author, Eboni Dunbar

 The Percivals: Bennett Benefit by Eboni Dunbar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:10

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! Want more stories by Black authors? Join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon at

 The Red Line by Steven Payne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:50

Don't forget--this podcast is 100% funded by patrons. Our mission to pay Black writers is only possible with your help. Join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for bonus content & a shoutout on the next episode.

 The Deacons’ Girl by Jennifer Harris | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:07

Join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon and help us #PayBlackWriters. You can also help us fund weekly episodes for Season 2 on GoFundMe This episode produced by Jen Zink. Narration provided by ChaChanna Simpson. Story edits by Tonia Thompson.

 Blitz by C.J. Silver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:52

What happens when man's best friend protects you....even in death? If you want to hear more stories or help #PayBlackWriters, you can join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion for as little as $1 per month. If you prefer to just make a one-time donation, go to

 Melody Cooper Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:06

This week, we talk to Melody Cooper about her award-winning script, how to build a screenwriting career, and what Black horror means to her.

 See You at the Crossroads — Audio Drama | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:35

For our season finale, we imagine a trip to the Twilight Zone. Remember, we need your support to continue this podcast. Go to to join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion and support Black horror.

 At Night We’ll Feast Together by A.Z. Louise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:09

Our story today, from author A.Z. Louise, warns us of 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, or follow them on Twitter at az_louise. Thanks to Mike, our newest member of the NIGHTLIGHT Legion. Because of you, and our other patrons, we get to keep buying more horror stories from Black writers and keep releasing new episodes. If you’d like to support NIGHTLIGHT and Black horror writers, head over to You’ll also get access to behind-the-scenes updates and bonus episodes. Remember, Halloween is the last day to become a member and get perks like swag and free story critiques, so make sure you join today to get the most bang for your buck. If you want to support NIGHTLIGHT, but are unable to do so financially, sharing the podcast on social media and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts are both immensely helpful. In fact, if you leave a 5-star review for us before our Season 2 premiere in December, you’ll be entered to win a NIGHTLIGHT t-shirt. The first 10 reviewers will also get some NIGHTLIGHT swag, including bookmarks, stickers, a magnet, and a personalized thank you note with a mini-story starring anyone you wish. You can also make one time donations via PayPal by going to Thanks to our narrator for today’s episode, the talented Cherrae Stuart. Thanks also to the audio producer and designer for this episode, Jen Zink. That’s our show for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with our season finale—an audio adaptation of my own take of a story from the Twilight Zone. You don’t want to miss it!

 Flash Fiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:20

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 Malaika Descending by Sheree Renée Thomas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:11

October is halfway over, and that means Season 1 of NIGHTLIGHT will be coming to and end soon. We’ve got 2 more episodes, plus a special full cast production (!!!!!) bonus episode on Halloween. But, thanks to the NIGHTLIGHT Legion, there will be a Season 2! Join other horror lovers in supporting our mission to #PayBlackWriters and you’ll also get access to bonus episodes throughout the year. Real horror stories, reimagined legends, and Black horror chats with some of the most amazing voices in the genre are all perks of your membership. Plus, you know you won’t end up as Malaika’s roommate in the afterlife. Just go to to join us.

 Slenderman [Blacklore Bonus Episode] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:37

Blacklore stories are creepypasta written by Black writers from a Black perspective. We kick this new patron-only series off with a Slenderman story. If you like this story, or our True Frights episode from a couple of weeks ago, you’ll want to become a patron so you can keep getting new stories like these. To join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon, go to

 Blaxploitation Exploration with Eden Royce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:22

Visit Eden Royce’s website for more information about her and her work: You can also follow Eden on Twitter @edenroyce, or on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to check out her middle grade novel (Tying the Devil’s Shoestrings) that will be released in 2020.

 The Unknown Presence [True Frights Bonus Episode] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:30

In this episode, we kick off the horror holiday month and share a creepy true story. What would you do if you knew you weren’t alone, and had no way of knowing who--or what--was with you and what they wanted? For more bonus content, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion by going to You can also make a one-time donation to the podcast via Paypal.


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