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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


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


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


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


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


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

Episode 80: Scherzo

October 14th, 2019


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

Episode 79: Daymark

October 6th, 2019


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


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

Episode 77: Striking Twice

September 21st, 2019


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


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


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


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


Hello. She has some important questions for you.

Episode 72: On The Lake

July 24th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Episode 49: Do Not Enter

January 24th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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

Episode 44: Shame On Me

December 12th, 2018


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

Episode 43: The Wishing Well

December 5th, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Episode 34: Just the Wind

August 29th, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Episode 26: The Garden

July 4th, 2018


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


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


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


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

Episode 22: What Am I Doing?

June 6th, 2018


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


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


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


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

Episode 18: Ghost Light

May 9th, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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