Hello, everyone, Sarah here with my very first review! I’m excited to talk about this podcast, so let’s jump right in!
Nightlight: The Black Horror Podcast is hosted by horror writer Tonia Thompson and features horror stories by Black authors.
Right from the first episode, the audio and production value is great. This remains consistent throughout all episodes. Not a hint of crackle or echo to be found, that is unless it’s being used as a sound effect to complement a tale.
The first episode I listened to was focused on the novel Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, a bestselling book set in a combat school and featuring well developed, strong Black female characters. As soon as the episode was over, I immediately searched online for a copy for myself. I’m an avid reader, so I’m always looking for something new.
Each episode beyond the first features interviews with authors as well as beautifully narrated short stories. The narration is energetic and engaging, with the occasional sound effect that just adds to your immersion in the tale. The episodes range from 20 minutes to just over an hour so they are perfect for your morning commute, creeping you out before bed, or helping you get through an otherwise uneventful work day.
As expected, the podcast has received a slew of five star reviews on iTunes! So, in case you’re still debating whether to check out this podcast, you definitely should.
Tonia is active on Twitter and Instagram @NightlightPod, if like me, you enjoy chatting to the creators of the content you enjoy.
All in all, a really great podcast. Consistent, quality, engaging, and important. Be sure to let me know if you check it out!