Shadows at the Door: The Podcast

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Season Two, Episode Two of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastIn 'Slender Chances' we listen to the final episode of the 8-Bit Refit podcast, a bizarre and half-finished episode in which hosts Tom and Nat discover an old game that should not exist...After the production join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of tangents with subjects including Slender Man, Horror Gaming and dipping your toes into voice acting.Written by Mark NixonPerformances by David Ault, Ilana Charnelle & Jake BensonMusic by Nico VetesseProduction by Mark Nixon©2018-2020 Shadows at the Door PublishingDisclaimer & Intro (00:00:00)Story (00:02:05)Discussion (00:48:47)Credits (01:17:27)Please consider supporting us to fund further episodes of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast and buy us an Earl Grey here.
Episode One of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.In 'Leave a Light On For Me', a young professor ventures to a small costal town to verify an archeological find. However, he soon discovers that the ancient lantern, should have remained hidden under the sand...After the audio drama, join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for an introduction to Shadows at the Door and a discussion of ghostly things.Written by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door Publishing
Episode Ten of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastWe return for a short bonus episode, producing M.R. James’ punchy ghost story ‘There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard’.After the production, join Mark Nixon and David Ault as they discuss the future of the podcast as well as a discussion on folk lore, churchyards and benedictions.Written by M.R. JamesPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:45)Story (00:01:40)Discussion (00:07:46)Credits (00:31:54)Please consider supporting us to fund a second season of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B3PBHQBook: https://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/shadows-at-the-door-hardback-anthologyAudiobook: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Shadows-at-the-Door-Audiobook/B071HVL2ZG
Episode Three of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.In 'Let Sleeping Gods Lie', an archeologist travels to Egypt and ignores the misgivings of the locals as proceeds with a new project. He is soon joined by a feline companion and he begins to hear something outside his tent in the dead of night...After the audio drama, join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a variety of topics including 'The Event'.Written by Gemma AmorPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door Publishing© 2018-2019 ‘Let Sleeping Gods Lie’ Gemma Amor
Mark and David address the spooky elephant in the room.A brief update as we step outside of our comfort zone to reflect on the season so far and answer the burning question about the future of the podcast.Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ6NSFDKo-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B3PBHQBook: https://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/shadows-at-the-door-hardback-anthologyThanks for listening!
Episode Six of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastIn 'Pit Village', a story very close to home for writer Mark Nixon, a young social worker moved into his first home. He finds that village life is small and quiet, and the neighbours are incredibly nosey, and what are they hiding exactly?After the production join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of tangents with subjects including Mark's accent, LGBT representation and another confession from David Ault...Written by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:45)Story (00:01:55Discussion (00:24:09)Credits (00:59:56)
In 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' a Cambridge man in the south of France stumbles across an incredibly rare folio and will do anything to secure it. But what horrors await inside the book? And who is laughing in the dark? After the production join hosts Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of tangents with subjects including strange accents, that body pillow, and for some reason spontaneous french role play...Written by M.R. James Adapted by Mark NixonPerformances by David Ault & Erika SandersonMusic by Nico VetesseProduction by Mark Nixon©2018-2020 Shadows at the Door PublishingDisclaimer & Intro (00:00:00)Story (00:02:05)Discussion (00:28:16)Credits (00:59:06)Please consider supporting us to fund further episodes of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast and buy us an Earl Grey here.
Episode Four of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.In 'The Signalman', possibly the greatest ghost story of all time, a tormented signalman is visited by a passing stranger. But why does he mistrust the stranger, and why can he not take his eyes from the tunnel mouth outside his signal box?After the production join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of confessions...Written by Charles DickensAdapted by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door Publishing
Mark and David are joined by the incomparable and slightly intoxicated Gemma Amor to discuss one of her favourite ghost stories. The Macbeth debate also continues, and David and Mark have another disagreement... Please enjoy this quick bonus episode while season II is  in production.
Due to popular demand, we present another session of Drunk Ghost Stories -- and we are so very sorry.Please note, Drunk Ghost Stories are relaxed affairs that require lengthy sessions to record and as such the quality of sound may suffer a little. With apologies to Billy. 
Season Two, Episode One of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastIn 'Blessed Be the Man' we join Professor Troughton as he is forced to defend his pursuit of paranormal knowledge. Before long his scientific thinking is put to the test, as a strange phenomenon outside a nearby churchyard invites an all new terror into his life. This episodes features special guest Professor Elemental.After the production join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of tangents with subjects including Matt Berry, Chap Hop, William Shakespeare and also featuring an interview with Professor Elemental himself.Written by Mark NixonPerformances by David Ault, Gemma Amor, Paul Alborough & Mark NixonMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2020 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:40)Story (00:02:10)Discussion Pt 1 (00:36:32)Professor Elemental Interview (00:53:41)Discussion Pt 2 (01:05:25)Credits (01:14:41)Tales of Wrong by Professor Elemental: Buy HerePlease consider supporting us to fund further episodes of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast and buy us an Earl Grey here.
Season two is coming and we want to tell you a little more about it.
Episode Five of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.In 'Winter Wings', an unscrupulous collector finds a rare and mysterious board game. Once he finally gets his hands on it, his luck begins to turn sour and he begins to notice the ever present caw of crows behind him…After the audio drama, join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a spirited discussion of the story and a variety of topics including how to get ‘delicious rain’ and what they really thought of Gerry…Written by Christopher LongPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door Publishing© 2018-2019 ‘Winter Wings’ Christopher Long
As a special thank-you to our supporters, we present the long awaited Drunk Ghost Stories -- and we are so very sorry.
From Shadows at the Door publishing comes a chilling new podcast, bringing to life a collection of macabre tales and spirited debate. Drawing on the haunted landscapes of classic folk horror, the podcast lifts the veil on some of your favourite ghost stories, and presents new fables throughout a series of macabre audio dramas. Shadows at the Door: The Podcast artfully showcases the unsettling, the unearthly, and the uncanny, with new tellings of beloved ghost stories, and spectral yarns created exclusively for the podcast by some of the most exciting writers in modern horror. Join presenter Mark Nixon and voice actor David Ault as they bring you ghoulish dramatisations, and discuss what makes the ghost story such a powerful, enduring force in cultures around the world.
In 'Message in a Bottle' a couple find a grimy old bottle washed up by the tide. But what's inside? Why is one of them so obsessed with finding out? And what will happen when he does? After the production hosts Mark Nixon and David Ault welcome special guest Gemma Amor for a spirited discussion of the story and a collection of tangents with subjects including how David would kill potential rivals, how Romans dealt with petty squabbles and listeners can even witness a mutiny unfold...Written by Gemma Amor Performances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseTracks 'Out of This' and 'Play Nice' kindly provided by Ilana Charnelle, you can enjoy these tracks and more of her amazing music here.Production by Mark Nixon©2018-2020 Shadows at the Door PublishingDisclaimer & Intro (00:00:00)Story (00:02:01)Discussion (00:26:08)Credits (00:59:31)Please consider supporting us to fund further episodes of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast and buy us an Earl Grey here.
Our final Drunk Ghost Stories bonus episodes before the imminent launch of Season II continued.This episode is pure filth, be warned...
Episode Two of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.In 'The Devil and Tom Walker', a suffering husband becomes lost in the New England swamps only to find an Indian site, and the literal Devil waiting for him. This faustian tale was written by the writer of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and has influenced many writers ever since...After the audio drama, join host Mark Nixon and David Ault for a discussion of devilish things.Written Washington Irving, adapted by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark NixonArtwork by Mediocre Stories©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door Publishing
Episode Seven of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastFinally, an adaptation of a pleasing terror from the father of the modern ghost story: M.R. James. In ‘Number 13’ a travelling academic checks into his hotel and is amused at superstition of hotels not having a Room 13. Yet despite the manager’s insistence, there is a number 13 and something is inside…After the production, join Mark and David to learn more about M.R. James and also the horrors of having to sing when the script demands it!Written by M.R. JamesAdapted by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:45)Story (00:02:24)Discussion (00:26:43)Credits (00:54:30)Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ6NSFDKo-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B3PBHQBook: https://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/shadows-at-the-door-hardback-anthology
Episode Nine of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastIn the season finale, Professor Troughton returns in ‘Silent Warnings’. Following the events of ‘Leave a Light On For Me’, Troughton returns to Warwick University to settle back into ordinary life. However a rather restless colleague is keen to invite Troughton back to his home, where he experiencing something quite insidious.After the production, join Mark Nixon and David Ault as they discuss Mark’s new story and David’s distinctive performance. They also muse on the future of the podcast, writing tips and Mark wonders if David’s performance was influenced by a famous astrophysicist…Written by Mark NixonPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:47)Story (00:02:19)Discussion (00:30:11)Credits (01:06:20)Please consider supporting us to fund a second season of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B3PBHQSurvey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ6NSFDBook: https://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/shadows-at-the-door-hardback-anthologyAudiobook:https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Shadows-at-the-Door-Audiobook/B071HVL2ZG
Episode Eight of Shadows at the Door: The PodcastIn this penultimate peril, guest writer Pete Alex Harris charts us into more gothic territory with his new ghost story that somehow feels like a classic.In ‘Quicksilver Spirit’ we are reminded never to meet your heroes or idols, as our protagonist stands on both the threshold of a stately home and a dark secret.After the production, join Mark Nixon and David Ault as they discuss Pete’s story and delve into the excellent music that you hear each week. They also become strangely angry about a 2003 sci-fi action film and Mark unveils more of his repertoire of voices.Written by Pete Alex HarrisPerformances by David AultMusic by Nico VetesseEditing by Mark Nixon©2018-2019 Shadows at the Door PublishingIntro (00:00:44)Story (00:02:08)Discussion (00:32:32)Credits (01:07:40)Please consider supporting us to fund a second season of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast.Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/B0B3PBHQSurvey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ6NSFDBook: https://www.shadowsatthedoor.com/store/shadows-at-the-door-hardback-anthology
Following demand, Mark and David answer listener questions in this extended bonus episode.
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Podcast Details

Started
Oct 31st, 2018
Latest Episode
Jul 31st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
22
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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