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The Night Writer

The Night Writer

By Christina Alagaratnam
A podcast for the insomniacs.

Can't sleep? Join us as we chat about all the dark things from history, folklore, and of course... humanity.


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2x05. True Crime: Interview With Filmmaker & Director Lars Henrik About The North Heath Murderer

The Night Writer

2x05. True Crime: Interview With Filmmaker & Director Lars Henrik About The North Heath Murderer

The Night Writer

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2x06: You Lovecrafty Devil! Interview With Screenwriter Ryan Fitzgerald
In this episode, we are joined by screenwriter and host of the Hollywood Greenhorn podcast: Ryan Fitzgerald! We chat about all things, cosmic horror, lovecraftian villains and the best psychological horror.  If you're a fan of Lovecraft, this one's for you! Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sBzXKNN91s&t=10s ~~~~ Ryan Fitzgerald: Hollywood Greenhorn anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/ryan-fitzgerald8 Hollywood Greenhorn spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6KahN0DrCS8uEMveYirIx5 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollywoodgreenhorn/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenhornPod My website: https://ryanfitzgerald.org/
41:09
June 17, 2021
SPECIAL EPISODE FOR CENTREPOINT UK
A bit of a special episode tonight!  Tonight, I've joined thousands of others across the UK to take part in STAY:UP. It's a fundraising challenge for a charity called Centrepoint. Centrepoint are a charity that support young homeless people here in the UK. I, along with many others, have been challenged to stay up from 8pm-8am without any sleep.  I decided to use my time to write and record a podcast episode about tonight. So I've written a poem called Stay Up, about the charity and the people they help.  Thanks for the support everyone! x My fundraising page: https://stayup.centrepoint.org.uk/fundraising/christinas-centrepoint-fundraising-page Centrepoint: https://centrepoint.org.uk/
05:59
May 29, 2021
2x05. True Crime: Interview With Filmmaker & Director Lars Henrik About The North Heath Murderer
In this True Crime-esque episode, we chat with filmmaker & director Lars Henrik about 'The North Heath Murderer.' Lars tells us the story of his hometown in North Heath Germany, a picturesque countryside where he played as a child. One day whilst playing with some friends, they stumbled across a mysterious house in the middle of the woods... Who did the house belong to? And how can one place hold so much trauma? ~~~ Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKSLBYFsCg4 LARS HENRIK: Website: www.larshenriks.de Lars's films: https://www.larshenriks.de/filme Lars's German language podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lars-henriks-podcast/id1504904528 Lars's English language podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/lars-henriks-podcast-international/id1553141840
54:13
April 29, 2021
2x04. What Makes A Killer Horror Movie? Interview With Screenwriter & Filmmaker Chris Regan
In this special horror episode, we are very pleased to welcome screenwriter, filmmaker and horror author: Chris Regan.  Whilst promoting his new horror film, Paintball Massacre, Chris and I chat all about the horror scene and how to write that killer horror movie. We also chat about our favourite horror protagonists and of course - the villains! From the psychotic Michael Myers to the sinister Pinhead. (And a there's a little surprise for you Hellraiser fans... make sure you listen till the end!)  Paintball Massacre is out now to stream, download and is also available on DVD. ~ The Night Writer On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKB_ExEeiYM Paintball Massacre: Film: http://www.paintballmassacremovie.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paintballmassacrefilm Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/_paintballmass Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_paintballmassacrefilm Chris Regan: Twitter: https://twitter.com/cg_regan
46:19
April 15, 2021
2x03: What Is The Edge Of Normal? Interview With Author: Jenn Ashton
Jenn Ashton is an author and visual artist from Vancouver Canada. In this episode, we chat all about her writing, her art and her book 'People Like Frank And Other Stories From The Edge Of Normal.' The Night Writer On YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZpuGOeX7fQ&t=1192s ~~ Website: JenniferAshton.ca Art: http://jenniferashton.ca/WP Writing (Business): https://bloodywellwrite.org/ Jenn's Social Media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/raveonstudio/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RaveOnGirl https://www.facebook.com/BloodyWellWrite Twitter https://twitter.com/raveonstudio
29:44
April 6, 2021
2x02. From Music To Murder: Interview With Composer & Producer, Lucas Cantor on Carlo Gesualdo
In this episode, our special guest is an EMMY® Award Winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker: LUCAS CANTOR. We chat all about the 16th century Italian musician Carlo Gesualdo: a musical prodigy who murdered his wife, her lover and his own child.  ~~~ Check out Lucas's website here: https://www.lucascantormusic.com/lucas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasdcantor/ IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3785001/ ~~~ Gesualdo Intro Music: Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa - Tristis est anima mea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAs9LjJAHU
39:48
March 7, 2021
2x01. Secrets In The Shadows: Interview With Author Heige Boehm
In this opening episode of Series 2, we chat to historical author Heige Boehm. She has just released her debut novel, Secrets in the Shadows.  Secrets in the shadows is a story about two boys, Michael and Wolfie who are growing up in nazi Germany and are indoctrinated into the Hitler youth. As they rise higher up the ranks, we see their eyes start to open to the absolute horror of the world they’re living in and helping to create.  Heige’s work is influenced by her own parents, who grew up in Nazi Germany and then at the end of the war, they settled in east Germany. Heige was born poetically on Remembrance Day 1961 in west Germany and her family made their escape on the night the Berlin wall was built. ~~~ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhK_yReswGY HEIGE BOEHM: https://www.heigeboehm.ca/ Heige's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heigeboehm/
34:00
February 25, 2021
BONUS EP: How To Pitch To Producers Without Panicking: With Special Guest - Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk
In this special episode we chat to Brenden Kumarasamy and fire off some questions about pitching to the big guys! Netflix, Amazon, HBO watch out! And are introverts really the best public speakers? Check out Brenden's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYFP4mZLQovr7W6Si6sueA
26:49
December 24, 2020
1x16. Sweeney Todd: The REAL Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Who was the real bloodthirsty barber, lurking in the corners of London's Fleet Street? Did he really sell his victims remains to Mrs Lovett's bakery? Let's grab those razors and start dissecting this story.... if you like... ~~~ Sweeney Todd: The Real Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Peter Haining https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweeney-Todd-Story-Barber-Street/dp/1861059892 ~~~ Charities: Centrepoint: https://centrepoint.org.uk/ SANE: http://www.sane.org.uk/
21:04
December 17, 2020
1X15. Tragedy In A Tower: The REAL Rapunzel
Who was the young girl locked away in a tower by her father? Was she the inspiration for the classic fairytale: Rapunzel? The rebellious life of a beautiful young girl ends in tragedy from a tower. ~~~ Charities:  https://centrepoint.org.uk/ http://www.sane.org.uk/ ~~~ Sources: https://www.christianiconography.info/goldenLegend/barbara.htm
20:42
December 10, 2020
1x14. The Girl Who Cried Witch: The Pendle Witch Trials
In 1612 a nine year old girl called Jennet Device stood in a courtroom and accused her own family of witchcraft. Who was this little girl? Were her family really witches? Or was she a pawn in a much bigger plot involving the King?  ~~~~ Pendle Witch Trial Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MATKIhrDZSc Discovery of Witches: https://archive.org/details/pottsdiscoveryof00pottrich/page/6/mode/2up ~~~~ Centrepoint: https://centrepoint.org.uk/ SANE: http://www.sane.org.uk/
21:30
December 3, 2020
1x13. The Day The Music Died
On February 3rd 1959, three young musicians were killed together in a tragic plane crash. They were: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & JP Richardson (The Big Bopper.) The accident was dubbed: 'The Day The Music Died,' and inspired singer Don McClean, to write his hit song 'American Pie.'  But among all the tragedy also lies a question? WHY did those three particular singers end up on that plane?  ~~~ SOURCES: Original Radio Broadcast Feb 3rd 1959:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMRa4I6Cc6Y Behind The Music: The Day The Music Died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvoFBssgHLE Larry Holly on his brother Buddy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cHUkUsoKo Paul McCartney on Buddy Holly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st3c8UTw-6Q Don McClean on the meaning of American Pie on BBC Breakfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y8VjFBPRKs ~~~ CHARITIES: Centrepoint Youth Homeless Charity: https://centrepoint.org.uk/ SANE Mental Health Charity: http://www.sane.org.uk/
24:20
November 26, 2020
1x12: Urban Legends: The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine
Deep in the Superstitious Mountains of Phoenix, Arizona, lies a mysterious goldmine. But why do people who search for the treasure go missing? And who is the 'Lost Dutchman?'  ~ ~ ~ Proud Supporter: Centrepoint Homeless Charity: https://centrepoint.org.uk/ SANE Mental Health: http://www.sane.org.uk/
17:55
November 19, 2020
1x11. Mirror, Mirror: The Real Snow White
Who was the 16th century German princess, poisoned by an assassin in a dangerous game of politics? And was she the original inspiration for the Brothers Grimm?
17:39
November 12, 2020
1.x10. Remember, Remember: The Gunpowder Plot
Why do we remember, remember the fifth of November? Who was Guy Fawkes and why did this plan fail spectacularly?  Remember, remember the fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason & plot.  I know of no reason,  the gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot.
15:44
November 5, 2020
1x09. Halloween: The Origins
Where did the origins of this infamous spooky holiday come from?  Is it a day where the dead come out to play? Can dressing up really protect you from evil spirits? And who was this guy Jack ,that they named the jack-o-lanterns after?
06:44
October 29, 2020
1x08. The Headless Horseman: Watch Your Head
In the third part of our Halloween series, we dive into the legend of the infamous rider with no head. Where did he come from? What happened to his head? And what on earth is a Dullahan?
07:15
October 22, 2020
1x07. The Candy Man: The Man Who Ruined Halloween
On Halloween evening 1974, a night of trick or treating goes horribly wrong. Find out why America was sent into a candy frenzy, scanning their children's sweets for razor blades, glass shards and ... poison. 
10:27
October 15, 2020
1x06 Haunted Houses: Amityville or Glamityville?
In the first of our Halloween Month, we're visiting the great-granddaddy of haunted houses. Amityville! But... is it really haunted or is it just Glamityville? A house which fell victim to a very successful scam? 
16:33
October 8, 2020
1x05. Don't George Lucas It Up! (A Star Wars Chat)
In this special episode, I'm joined by my friend and Director, Josh Hinds. We discuss all things Star Wars, the film industry and dissect the true characteristics of a villain. 
40:59
October 1, 2020
1x04. Wedding Disaster Stories: The Flushing Bride
As a challenge issued to me by my cousin, at his wedding over the weekend, I'm talking all about THE WORST wedding disaster I've ever read! Find out what happens when a bride mixes health shakes with cocktails. A mess! That's what! 
08:06
September 24, 2020
1x03. Galloping Horses: Interview With A Poet - Seterah Ebrahimi
Join me as I interview an award winning poet - and friend of mine - Seterah Ebrahimi.  You can find more about Seterah and her work here: https://www.wordsmithery.info/setarehebrahimi (Apologies if the connection suddenly cut - I was doing the interview live via phone. We have to be cautious thanks to Covid-19!)
10:49
September 17, 2020
1x02. Ghost Ships: The Flying Dutchman
What's the real story about this legendary ghost ship that can never make it to port and is cursed to sail the seven seas forever? Is it simply a myth to scare sailors or is there something more to it...
08:45
September 10, 2020
1x01: Little Red Riding Hood: Beware Of The Wolf
For this first episode I'll be going back to the original story of this classic fairy tale and find out why we should be afraid of the big bad wolf... Please follow: Twitter: @NightWriterFM Instagram: @NightWriterFM Website: chrissysnotebook.com/podcast Email: nightwriterfm@gmail.com
11:28
September 3, 2020
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Send us your true stories, urban legends or things that just... keep you up at night.... Follow us on Twitter: @NightWriterFM Website: chrissysnotebook.com/podcast
00:28
August 27, 2020