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Gather by the Ghost Light

Gather by the Ghost Light

GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is a storytelling podcast in radio theater format. Think of the Ghost Light as your campfire. Gather around and listen to stories from a variety of genres. Playwright, Jonathan Cook, is the host of the series and most of the stories you hear were originally written as short stage plays that have been produced in theatres around the World. Short play festivals have become wildly popular in recent years and they have given emerging playwrights a platform for their work. The audio plays produced on this podcast are mostly selected from Festival Award Winners giving these talented playwrights an even wider audience for their stories. We welcome you to join us in this journey as we extend the voices of emerging playwrights!

Recent Episodes

Ep 33: Wedding Bell Blues

Aug. 12, 2022

WEDDING BELL BLUES: A mother's nose gets out of joint when discussing her daughter's wedding plans. She feels left out and feeling down until she opens her birthday present from her daughter. Written by Marj O'Neill-Butler D…

Ep 32: A Wicked Slice

July 27, 2022

A WICKED SLICE: A trio of golfers are searching for a lost golf ball, but what they find as they venture of the fair way makes them realize that maybe they should've just taken the penalty stroke instead. Written by John Bus…

Ep 31: New Kid Next Door

July 4, 2022

NEW KID NEXT DOOR: Two siblings are stuck with the weird, creepy - and ultimately maybe not even human - kid from next door, on July Fourth, when there are firecrackers to be stolen and played with. Let freedom ring! Written…

Ep 30: An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah

June 13, 2022

AN AWKWARD CONVERSATION IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT MORIAH: After luring Isaac to the top of Mount Moriah under false pretenses, binding him, and nearly sacrificing him, Abraham is faced with an even more arduous task... attempti…

Ep 29: Crossover Fiction

May 31, 2022

CROSSOVER FICTION: When sci-fi heroine, Josie Moon, tracks down the escaped interdimensional villain Maximus Wolfe to get revenge for the murder of her lover, she finds herself breaching the boundary between fiction and real…

Ep 28: Closing Doors

May 4, 2022

CLOSING DOORS: When fourth-grade teacher Sandra is criticized by old friend and Assistant Principal Valerie for breaking protocol in an active shooter drill, they must decide how they can save both their friendship and their…