NoSleep Podcast S15E17 – Christmas 2020

20 Dec NoSleep Podcast S15E17 – Christmas 2020

It’s Episode 17 of Season 15. Our lost highway journey takes us to the dark side of Christmas

Trigger Warnings

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“A Christmas Feast”
Child abuse

“Carol’s Christmas Cookies”

Child death

“Raw Materials” written by Liam Hogan (Story starts around 00:04:40)
Produced by: Phil Michalski
Cast: Narrator – David Cummings

“A Christmas Feast” written by S.H. Cooper (Story starts around 00:22:10)
Produced by: Jeff Clement
Cast: Theodora – Nichole Goodnight, Mother – Nikolle Doolin, Father – Mick Wingert, Benjamin – Jeff Clement, Sabrina – Sarah Ruth Thomas, Jacob – Atticus Jackson

“The Paper Plate House” written by A.C. McAnelly (Story starts around 00:47:00)
Produced by: Phil Michalski
Cast: Kelsey – Danielle McRae, Stephanie – Tanja Milosevic, Tori – Alexis Bristowe, Paper Plate Man – Graham Rowat, Mom – Kristen DiMercurio, The Doubt Girl – Erika Sanderson

“Carol’s Christmas Cookies” written by Penny Tailsup (Story starts around 01:27:20)
Produced by: Phil Michalski
Cast: Narrator – Wafiyyah White, Carol – Tanja Milojevic, Caller – Jeff Clement, Patti – Erin Lillis, Robert – Mick Wingert

“Happy Holidays from the Sturbins!” written by Rona Vaselaar (Story starts around 01:45:50)
Produced by: Phil Michalski
Cast: Eleanor – Jessica McEvoy, Evelyn Sturbin – Mary Murphy, Post Office Worker – Kristin DiMercurio, Police Officer – Atticus Jackson

“Orphans” written by Seth Borgen (Story starts around 02:19:35)
Produced by: Jesse Cornett
Cast: Willie – Matt Bradford, Dante Inferno – Peter Lewis, Ruth – Mary Murphy, Margo Banish – Erin Lillis, Harold Banish, Sr. – Mike DelGaudio, Agatha – Sarah Ruth Thomas, Lonnie – Elie Hirschman, Maid – Erika Sanderson


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Click here to learn more about The NoSleep Podcast team

Click here to learn more about S.H. Cooper

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Click here to learn more about Rona Vaselaar

Click here to learn more about Seth Borgen

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Additional music for “Paper Plate House” provided by: Travis Vengroff

Christmas illustration courtesy of Hasani Walker

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