A Voice From Darkness

By Jac Rhys

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 May 10, 2021

polerika
 Dec 28, 2020
what a great show! listened to it in one go, loved the concept and the characters! hope the second season will start soon.


 Oct 16, 2020

jb
 May 11, 2020
what an interesting and unique horror, mysticism concept! love it!


 Jan 22, 2020

Description

Radio broadcaster and parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder helps callers with their supernatural problems. He also delves into the dark and strange history of America. Callers are haunted by mysterious black doors, see ancient beings in their paisley wallpaper, have terrifying creatures appear in their cars on dark and lonely roads. In the history segment of our show, Ryder tells of the pyramid made of flesh in Palta, Arizona that appeared one morning, of how the Mississippi River is a sleeping leviathan, and of the last known sighting of the dark dealmaker, The Traveling Salesman. Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder Written & Produced by Jac Rhys

Episode Date
Patreon Teaser: The Ratcatcher's Hymn
08:14

Dr. Ryder answers Sawyer's question about an obscure document: The Ratcatcher's Hymn.

To hear more of our monthly Patreon exclusive episodes, or ask Dr. Ryder your own question, join our Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/vfdarkness

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Written & Produced by Jac Rhys

Follow us:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Buy us a ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/vfdarkness

Jun 08, 2021
S2 Ep 02 - Voicemail: The City of New Orleans
23:10

Transcript available here.

Andy (The Countdowns) leaves another voicemail for Dr. Ryder.

Nick Koyama as Andy

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Support us:

Patreon: patreon.com/vfdarkness

Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/vfdarkness

If you enjoy our show, please consider rating and reviewing us wherever you heard us. 

 

May 24, 2021
Patreon Teaser: The Unwelcome Riders
05:50

Dr. Ryder answers a question about The Unwelcome Riders.

To hear the full episode, join our patreon: http://patreon.com/vfdarkness

New episodes out monthly. 

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written and Produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant 

May 04, 2021
S2 Ep 01 - Dying, Disappeared, and Dead
29:35

Transcripts available here.

Malcolm takes a call from his sister.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Bonnie Bogovich as Professor Amelia Ryder

If you enjoy Kristin's performance, check out his other series, Nocturnal Transmissions.

If you want to support our show and hear exclusive episodes, consider supporting our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vfdarkness

Or consider giving us a one-time donation on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/vfdarkness

Please rate and review us wherever you heard us, tell others about us on social media, word of mouth is how our show grows. Thank-you! 

Written and Produced by Jac Rhys

Show Artwork by Trevin Wyant

Apr 15, 2021
Patreon Teaser: The Odd-Shaped Room
05:11

A listener asks Dr. Ryder if he's ever visited the fabled Chicago bar.

To hear the full episode, and future Patreon-exclusive episodes, subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/vfdarkness

New episodes will be released on our main feed soon as well.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written and Produced by Jac Rhys

Apr 08, 2021
A Voice From Darkness: Season 1 Summary
03:14

To help prepare you for the launch of our second season, here's a brief summary of events that took place during our first.

We have a new episode available on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vfdarkness

We'll have new exclusive episodes available there monthly.

But we'll also be back with more episodes here on our main feed shortly.

Thank you for listening.

Apr 01, 2021
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 7: Dreamer of Dreams
01:20

After our last episode, Dr. Ryder received the following voicemail.

Kyle Donelan as The Traveling Salesman

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Produced by Jac Rhys

Like our show? Please consider rating and review wherever you heard it.

Or buy us a ko-fi.

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

And we have fan-created/managed discord and wiki - feel free to chat with other fans or contribute!

 

Sep 09, 2020
Ep 10 - The Black Door Part III
33:01

Transcript available here.

The Chicago Spire has returned, a woman received an ominous hourglass, and Mike is in "The Script" - are you? On Today In Odd America we're told of a forgotten figure from the 19th century - someone familiar yet different to another we've heard of before. And in the latter half of our show, we once again talk to Amanda - who's still haunted by The Black Door.

Chantel Turner as Amanda

Kristin Holland as Malcolm Ryder

To hear more of Kristin's work check out Nocturnal Transmissions - his short horror story podcast.

Written & Produced by Jac Rhys

This is the end our first season. We'll be back with our second season in a few months.

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

And we have fan-created/managed discord and wiki - feel free to chat with other fans or contribute!

Enjoy our show? Please let others know on your social media or rate/review wherever you heard us or consider buying us a ko-fi. Thanks!

Aug 31, 2020
EP 09 - Blue is...
28:35

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE.

On this episode: we give warnings for Asheville, North Carolina regarding a strange band roaming around bars and music venues. We address multiple questions from listeners. In the Today In Odd America segment, you'll learn the dark origins of a holiday found only in one small, old town in Connecticut. And we'll take a call from two podcasters searching for something terrifying in the Ozarks.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Jonathan Williams as Sam

Alan Mandel as Eddie

To hear more of Kristin's work check out Nocturnal Transmissions - his short horror story podcast.

To hear more of Jon and Alan's work be sure to check out their audiodrama Red Valley. As mentioned in the end credits, it's one of the best audio dramas of 2020 - writing, directing, sound design - it's an amazing production all around. The full first season is currently available for download. 

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please share it with others. Rate or review us wherever you heard us so others know to listen. Thanks!

Jun 17, 2020
Ep 08 - Queen of Cups
23:22

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE.

On this episode: Dr. Ryder answers your questions, on Today In Odd America - we learn about the sexually-transmitted language of Vlin, and we take a call from an old acquaintance of Dr. Ryder's. 

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Matt Case as Alec Byrd

To hear more of Kristin's work check out Nocturnal Transmissions - his short horror story podcast.

Have a question for Dr. Ryder? tweet or email us

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please share it with others. Rate or review us wherever you heard us so others know to listen. Thanks!

May 11, 2020
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 6: An Interested Buyer
04:25

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE

A man often talked about, but never heard from directly, leaves a voicemail for Dr. Ryder.

Bonnie Bogovich as Danielle

Kyle Donelan as Julian Holloway

If you enjoyed Bonnie's performance, check out her other (including a Zombie Opera) at blackcatbonifide.com.

Have a question for Dr. Ryder? tweet or email us

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Apr 28, 2020
Ep 07 - Paisley, or: The Man Who Stands In The Shade Of The Cypress Tree
22:45

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE.

On this episode: Dr. Ryder answers your questions, on Today In Odd America - we learn of what happened on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Vietnam War, and a caller has a problem with her wallpaper - did she call into the wrong show? Or is there something more sinister going on? Listen to find out.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Bonnie Bogovich as Danielle

To hear more of Kristin's work check out Nocturnal Transmissions - his short horror story podcast.

If you enjoyed Bonnie's performance, check out her other (including a Zombie Opera) at blackcatbonifide.com.

Have a question for Dr. Ryder? tweet or email us

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Mar 24, 2020
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 5: Dreaming Wrong
08:01

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE.

Andy (from The Countdowns) calls Dr. Ryder again. It seems Dr. Ryder sent him on a special mission.

Nick Koyama as Andy

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

If you enjoyed Nick's performance check out his cyberpunk dystopian audiodrama Turbulence

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2020
Ep 06 - Broken Mirror
19:48

We're back from break! 

On this episode of A Voice From Darkness we introduce two new segments - National Alerts and Quick Questions. You'll hear about ongoing supernatural problems across the country, and Dr. Ryder will now answer your questions via email at avoicefromdarkness@gmail.com or twitter @vfdarkness on the show. So feel free to write us.

We also get a conclusion to Mike from Kansas's mirror leech problem. Listen to his previous voicemails here and here.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Adam Carrizales as Mike

If you enjoy Kristin's performance and want to hear more from him - check out his podcast Nocturnal Transmissions - where he narrates some of the best classic and modern horror fiction.

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE.

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Feb 13, 2020
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 4: Shadow
04:20

Amanda shares a dream she had.

Transcript Available Here.

Chantel Turner as Amanda

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & Produced by Jac Rhys

 

Follow us on Twitter @vfdarkness

Nov 07, 2019
Ep 05 - Another Time, Another Place
14:12

On October 31st, 1978 the small Northern California town of Palomar experienced the worst case of the Jack-o-Lantern Murders in American History.

Transcript available here.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder.

If you want to hear more of Kristin's work, check out his short horror story podcast Nocturnal Transmissions.

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

 

Oct 31, 2019
Ep 04 - The City & The Labyrinth
16:50

A caller discovers a gigantic and sprawling city in New Mexico. And today marks the third year anniversary of the New Hampshire Fog.

Transcript available here.


Justin Bechtold as Derrick

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder.

Check out Kristin's other podcast - Nocturnal Transmissions - there's 60 episodes to date of him narrating some of the best horror stories ever written - from classics to modern tales.

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Oct 17, 2019
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 3: Speculum Sanguisugæ
03:51

Time to check Dr. Ryder's voicemails. Mike calls back in to give us updates on his situation (you might want to listen to Msg 1: Night Drive before this episode).

Transcript available here

Adam Carrizales as Mike

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

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Oct 03, 2019
Ep 03 - The Ghost Library & The Black Door Part II
16:14

A college student is lost at Dr. Ryder's alma mater. And we hear more from Amanda regarding The Black Door.

Transcript available here.

Anna Kingsley as Diane

Chantel Turner as Amanda

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

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Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Sep 26, 2019
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 2: The Countdowns
06:24

A caller leaves a voicemail about numbers he can see on living beings, and a strange encounter he has in a back alley of NYC as a result.

Transcript available here.

Nick Koyama as The Caller

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

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Sep 19, 2019
Ep 02 - Do Not Ask Questions
16:29

In our second episode of A Voice From Darkness a caller encounters The Unwelcome Riders. Dr. Ryder attempts to save her. And we learn about the last sighting of The Traveling Salesman.

Transcript available here.

Sarah Ruth Thomas as Rachel

Kristen Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

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Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Sep 12, 2019
Voicemails From Darkness - MSG 1: Night Drive
05:30

Mike from Kansas calls into the studio and leaves a voicemail for Dr. Ryder about something that happened to him on a night drive.

Transcript available here.

Adam Carrizales as Mike

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

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Sep 12, 2019
Ep 01 - The Black Door
18:11

 

In our first episode, Dr. Malcolm Ryder gets a caller who's haunted by a mysterious black door.

Transcript available here.

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Chantel Turner as Amanda

Kristin appears courtesy of The Nocturnal Transmissions - short horror story podcast.

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Enjoy our show? Please consider rating and reviewing us or sharing our show with others. Thanks!

Aug 29, 2019
A Voice From Darkness: Teaser
01:13

A Voice From Darkness is a horror audio drama in the form of a call-in radio show. Join parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder as he helps those who witness and suffer the supernatural and the strange.

 

Kristin Holland as Dr. Malcolm Ryder

Written & produced by Jac Rhys

Show artwork by Trevin Wyant

Follow us on:

Twitter: @vfdarkness

Instagram: vfdarkness

Aug 11, 2019