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On A Dark, Cold Night

85 EpisodesProduced by Kristen ZazaWebsite

On a Dark, Cold Night is the ideal podcast for horror-lovers with insomnia; a creepy friend to tell you bedtime/ghost stories. The podcast involves Your Narrator telling you a spine-chilling yet soothing ghost story every week. Launched in January, 2018, the show is written, performed and produced b… read more

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Episode 85: White, the Sky

December 7th, 2019

30:54

Hear the tale of a vengeful man pursuing his enemies in a wintry wood, and the terrible thing that pursued him, too.

Episode 84: The Library

November 24th, 2019

36:56

She has a ghost story and a love story for you. It is as simple as that.

Episode 83: Allhallowtide, Part 2

November 3rd, 2019

28:35

One year later, she has another story for you about a different cemetery she visited just this week. Strange faces, familiar faces, new revelations.

Episode 82: Parlour Games

October 28th, 2019

30:37

Your Narrator has a story about a solitary girl who decided to get out of the house and go to a party. And play a very unusual game.

Episode 81: My Own Hierophant

October 20th, 2019

25:51

With the help of an old friend, she has broken free. What now, friends?

Episode 80: Scherzo

October 14th, 2019

29:45

If you should ever meet a fiddler at a crossroad, take care.

Episode 79: Daymark

October 6th, 2019

26:53

Shh, wait. Do you hear someone? Your Narrator has a story for you about a young fisherman and an old lighthouse.

Episode 78: Within

September 29th, 2019

26:54

She has a story for you this week about a terrible beast, and a cursed woman.

Episode 77: Striking Twice

September 21st, 2019

23:26

She is still lost in this dark place. She remembers the tale of a kind priest, and a terrible storm.

Episode 76: It's Just That

September 11th, 2019

22:03

Can you see anything here? It’s just dark, everywhere I look. But you can still hear me, can’t you?

Episode 75: The Last Stop

August 30th, 2019

23:30

Let her tell you the story of a game of cards that was once played on a most fiendish carriage ride.

Episode 74: The Quiet Forest

August 21st, 2019

26:43

Your Narrator is sorry. And she has a story for you about the ghost of a tormented lover, lost in the woods.

Episode 73: Hello

August 5th, 2019

23:29

Hello. She has some important questions for you.

Episode 72: On The Lake

July 24th, 2019

27:21

She has a story about a little girl who followed her fear to a cursed lake, and the spirit living within it.

Episode 71: The Enchanter

July 17th, 2019

31:38

Your Narrator has a story for you about a victorious villain, who found himself alone with everything he ever wanted.

Episode 70: Mighty

July 3rd, 2019

27:13

A confrontation is in the cards this week. It's time we all learned who's pulling the strings.

Episode 69: Somnambulance

June 27th, 2019

22:29

Your Narrator is so tired, yet she cannot sleep. So, she has a story about a princess who was cursed to sleep for far too long.

Episode 68: Something Like This

June 21st, 2019

31:21

This is the story about a woman who discovers an odd singer with an odd song, who only seems to exist for her.

Episode 67: Are You There?

June 12th, 2019

29:19

Your Narrator has a story about a gentleman who found himself in a different kind of reality, by way of a haunted typewriter.

Episode 66: Ours

June 5th, 2019

26:39

Your Narrator is back with a story about a kind young man, his invisible friend, and a toy bear the three of them shared.

Episode 65: And So We Go

May 29th, 2019

20:33

I’m back. It’s very hard to tell a story when someone is watching you from behind a glass door. But, here’s a story for you anyway.

Episode 64: Siren Song

May 21st, 2019

29:22

She has a story about a most gentle, beautiful song that came from a most terrible, powerful monster.

Episode 63: Your Grace

May 15th, 2019

23:06

This week, she’s got a story for you about a wicked king, and a wise queen with an extremely powerful will.

Episode 62: All Aboard

May 9th, 2019

22:27

Your Narrator is desperately trying to stay on the right track. Speaking of which, she has a story for you about a most unusual train, headed to some unknown destination.

Episode 61: Follow Closely

May 2nd, 2019

21:41

How have you changed this week? How has She? Your Narrator has a story about a cruel thief who pursued the wrong person down the wrong street.

Episode 60: Of Stone

April 26th, 2019

26:16

This week, she has a story for you about a man who discovered something beautiful and primal, living deep in the earth.

Episode 59: A Sea of Stars

April 19th, 2019

21:08

Your Narrator has met a new friend; a friend who walked out of the sea to greet her.

Episode 58: The Rider

April 10th, 2019

23:26

Your Narrator is a visitor in a new place. She has a story for you about a very different visitor in a very different place.

(CW: Illness, death)

Episode 57: The Exhibit

April 3rd, 2019

18:49

Your Narrator has a story about someone who, like her, slept through a great deal of time and woke up to find himself in a very strange place.

Episode 56: Adrift

March 20th, 2019

25:22

Your Narrator has a story for you this week about a place; a place covered in fog, and host to countless wayward spirits.

Episode 55: Wake Up

March 14th, 2019

20:46

It’s time we had a meeting of the minds. I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Neither is she. Here’s to new beginnings.

Episode 54: All is Lost

March 9th, 2019

25:03

Your Narrator is confused, yet happy (she thinks). She has a story for you about hidden treasure, curses, and surrender.

Episode 53: Please Stay

February 21st, 2019

21:52

If a haunted house’s walls could talk, what a tale they would have for you. Or, perhaps that is exactly the tale she has for you this week.

Episode 52: Moonlight Revels

February 14th, 2019

20:56

Your Narrator has a story for you about a young man who stumbles upon a surreal celebration in the woods.

Episode 51: The Cemetery

February 6th, 2019

20:05

What if your soul mate lived and died centuries before you even existed? She has a tale about a sad girl and a cemetery.

Episode 50: Therefore I Am

January 30th, 2019

20:44

I have changed. She has changed. We reject nothing.

Episode 49: Do Not Enter

January 24th, 2019

25:35

It's a love story, perhaps like some you may know, but perhaps not. Can love change a monster into a prince?

Episode 48: Chestnut

January 16th, 2019

18:22

She doesn’t know where I am. Nonetheless, we have a story for you about determination, strength of will, and an unshakable bond between a girl and her horse.

Episode 47: The Tavern

January 10th, 2019

20:52

She has been wandering again. And she has a story for you about another traveler, who found a strange tavern on a road he’d never walked before.

Episode 46: The Old Window

January 2nd, 2019

25:04

Happy New Year, friends. Here’s a story about a lonely girl, her absent father, and a magical window.

Episode 45: Endless

December 27th, 2018

23:06

This week, she has a story about a writer, out of touch with his own reality.

Episode 44: Shame On Me

December 12th, 2018

22:22

A creature, lost and confused, finds its way to the Tower. And to Your Narrator.

Episode 43: The Wishing Well

December 5th, 2018

26:50

Peace, war, and legacy is on Your Narrator’s mind, as she tells a story about a man and a well.

Episode 42: The Golden Mask

November 22nd, 2018

28:27

This week, she has a story for you about a greedy woman, who forgot a promise she made long ago.

Episode 41: The Strength of the Pack

November 14th, 2018

22:29

There is strength in numbers. Your Narrator has, in the past, had trouble accepting this. She has a story for you about a hunter, his strange love, …

Episode 40: Allhallowtide

November 7th, 2018

23:13

Your Narrator has been considering the notion of festivals for the dead. She remembers one particular encounter from long ago.

Episode 39: Blood Moon

October 17th, 2018

17:55

It’s me again. Not her. Does anyone else see that full, red moon that’s been in the sky every night for the last two weeks?

Episode 38: Sulphurous

October 4th, 2018

26:10

Have you ever felt that there was something lurking within you, waiting to get out? Are you ever truly alone?

Episode 37: Fearless

September 26th, 2018

27:29

Your Narrator has a story about a young boy who discovers a dreadful secret about his mother. And about him.

Episode 36: With Brooding Wings

September 19th, 2018

26:41

This week, hear the tale of a strange, sad, ruthless, immortal woman, alone in a castle. A woman who’s story you may know a little differently.

Episode 35: On a Chariot of Fire

September 12th, 2018

20:52

Your Narrator is through with hiding. And she is celebrating a victory.

Episode 34: Just the Wind

August 29th, 2018

20:36

Your Narrator has a story about a heartbroken woman in a little cottage, at odds with herself. Have you ever been at odds with yourself? 

(Accidental post of wrong draft of this episode was released before this one; …

Episode 33: Hunger

August 23rd, 2018

20:29

The thing that lurks in your dreams is hungry. What happens if you feed it? This week, a young man struggles with his dream. And the creature waiting for him within it.

Episode 32: Go To Sleep

August 15th, 2018

17:33

Once upon a time, you were so, so tired...and so, you were listening to this creature tell you some kind of story...but, just as you were about to fall asleep, you saw....something. 

Episode 30: The Devil You Know

August 1st, 2018

19:07

On a journey with an unknown destination, Your Narrator has been preoccupied with a demanding ghost, a melancholy writer, and thoughts of reality and …

Episode 29: Skeleton Key

July 25th, 2018

22:33

Haunted by her Hunter, Your Narrator has not been sleeping well. She has a story about misanthropy, desperation and loneliness. I wonder why.  

Episode 28: Breathe In, Breathe Out

July 18th, 2018

22:32

Your Narrator has a story for you about a girl and a beast. And she had a visit from a ghost from her past.

Episode 27: If I Were a Book

July 11th, 2018

21:20

I have a story for you. About her. And about me.

Episode 26: The Garden

July 4th, 2018

26:10

This week, Your Narrator has been thinking about love, sacrifice, and home. She has a story about a girl and an enchanted garden. 

Episode 25: Lost Labyrinth

June 27th, 2018

26:22

Are you finding yourself lost? Which way should you go? This week, Your Narrator has a story about a hero, lost in a labyrinth, with a monster. 

Episode 24: Magnum Opus

June 20th, 2018

29:58

Finding your way in the world on your own is a difficult thing. Your Narrator has a story about a young composer, hapless and alone. And a restless …

Episode 23: Brighter Than the Sun

June 13th, 2018

18:06

Your Narrator meets some new key players in this unusual drama she finds herself in.

Episode 22: What Am I Doing?

June 6th, 2018

25:54

Your Narrator has changed. Something has changed. Something continues to change. She has a story of another ancient creature, equally generous as he was demanding. 

Episode 21: The Black Spot

May 30th, 2018

26:21

Imagine your perfect world. Now, imagine the highest price that you would pay for it. Make sure that it's worth it. Your Narrator has a story about a …

Episode 20: A Gilded Cage

May 23rd, 2018

28:46

Your Narrator is feeling trapped. She has a story for you about a cruel sorceress, who desired the affection of a strange and remarkable companion. 

Episode 19: Listen Carefully, Love

May 16th, 2018

27:31

Someone is here. Someone else has a story. Someone is more than what they seem.

Episode 18: Ghost Light

May 9th, 2018

25:33

Are you afraid of the dark? Do you have a night light? Your Narrator has a story about a little boy who did. Her temporary haven is discovered by...someone.

Episode 17: Midnight

May 2nd, 2018

28:21

Once upon a time, there was a handsome Prince. Your Narrator has a story about the dark, lonely longings that creep in at midnight.

Episode 16: Come Away, Death

April 25th, 2018

28:15

There is nothing so beautiful, so painful, so fragile, so difficult, as a Goodbye. Your Narrator has a story about one of those.   

Episode 15: The Empty House

April 18th, 2018

30:19

Your Narrator is running away. She has a story about a woman investigating an empty house - an almost empty house.

Episode 14: An Unlocked Door

April 11th, 2018

32:38

What is on the other side of your door? Are you certain it can't get in? Your Narrator isn't. She has a story for you about a convent with a door that just won't stay shut.

Episode 13: Phantasia

April 4th, 2018

24:23

Your Narrator has a story for you. A story about fantasy, a story about reality. A story about a story.

Episode 12: Keep Going

March 28th, 2018

21:01

Step out of your world for just a little bit. The world will wait, I promise. Listen to a story about a young man going for a long walk on a strange road.

Episode 11: Green Eyes

March 21st, 2018

25:32

Your world is full of moral conundrums and contradictions. Your Narrator has a story about a man who is haunted by a phantom feline.

Episode 10: Hermitage

March 14th, 2018

25:08

Your Narrator is lonesome. Your Narrator is angry. Your Narrator reveals a little more about her own past.

Episode 9: Making Connections

March 7th, 2018

28:33

Your Narrator saw a familiar face in an unfamiliar crowd. She has a story about a lonely widow, desperately clinging to her lost love.

Episode 8: In Plain Sight

February 28th, 2018

29:50

This episode is dedicated to friends near and far, remembered and forgotten (and remembered again). Your Narrator has a story for you about two …

Episode 7: Burning, Burning

February 21st, 2018

25:05

Your world is so very bright. So alive. Your Narrator is in love with it. She has a story for you about a wise, fearless woman.

Episode 6: The Ancient Tower

February 14th, 2018

21:31

It's about time Your Narrator told you a bit more about herself. This week's story is one from her own past: about a stranger, locked away in a …

Episode 5: The Mirror

February 7th, 2018

23:21

Your Narrator is getting ready. She tells a story about a little girl who discovers the danger lurking behind her reflection in the mirror.

Episode 4: The Animal Kingdom

January 31st, 2018

24:49

There are hidden worlds on this earth that we know nothing of, not least of which is dominated by animals. Your Narrator has a tale of such a world - …

Episode 3: The Head of the Table

January 24th, 2018

23:34

There are few things in life that can bring as much contentment as a simple dinner party with friends. Your Narrator has a story about the dinner party to end all dinner parties.

Episode 2: Imagining Things

January 17th, 2018

23:40

Your Narrator thinks her imagination has been getting the better of her, bringing back the ember of old memories. She tells you a story about two …

Episode 1: An Introduction (of sorts)

January 13th, 2018

20:35

Your Narrator introduces herself, and has a tale to tell of a singing sailor, drunk and adrift on a haunted sea. 

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