Tonia Ransom is the creator and executive producer of NIGHTLIGHT, a horror podcast featuring creepy tales from Black writers. Tonia has been writing horror since the second grade, much to the dismay of the teachers in her rural East Texas community. She is currently working on her first audio drama series, described as a podcast version of American Horror Story meets Superstition. Tonia tells horror stories regularly on Twitter, and in her spare time, she loves to hike, but normally chooses to sleep in instead. She lives in Austin, Texas.
This week, we have a story of birds, blood, and vengeance. Episode transcript Audio production and narration by Tonia Ransom. Atmospheric music courtesy of klankbeeld.
I had a fantastic conversation with horror author and creator of the Night Light Podcast, Tonia Ransom. The Night Light podcast presents horror short fiction by black authors. We talk about how Tonia started her podcast, how readers who are new to horror fiction can begin to explore these stories and Tonia shares her writing process. A full transcript of this interview is available on my website (
Flying mailmen, questionable kicks, and Cleveland aflame, oh my! Shaun Duke, Jen Zink, and special guest, Tonia Ransom, bring the threat of the Triple Dragon (you heard me) to the 90s fascination with wretched video game adaptations. Together, they explore the film’s treatment of Asian culture, the supremely questionable choreography, the strange world of Double Dragon (the movie), why Cleveland is constantly on fire, and so much more. We hope you enjoy the episode! Show Notes: Double Dragon (IMDb) Tonia’s Things: Website Nightlight Pod Twitter Our Grades: Shaun (D+) Jen (C-) Tonia (C-) Average (C-ish) If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page. Our new intro and outro music comes from “Sphere” by Creo (CC BY 4.0), which has been slightly modified to include sound effects and for length purposes.
This week’s story is a perfect blend of noir, mermaids, and murder, with some heavy metal thrown in for good measure. Episode Transcript Narrated by William Lett. Audio production by Tonia Ransom. NIGHTLIGHT is entirely listener-supported. If you want to help keep NIGHTLIGHT from joining the undead, join the NIGHTLIGHT Legion on Patreon. You can also make a one-time contribution on PayPal. As always, reviews and shout-outs on social media are always appreciated.
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Mar 4th, 1981
Austin, TX, USA
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1 day, 16 hours