[blak] [frahy-dey, -dee]


  • Any Friday actually darkened by catastrophe, or the anniversary thereof.
  • The day after Thanksgiving Day.
  • A strange phenomenon that turns white people into black people. See also acute spontaneous melanization.


The Show

BLACK FRIDAY is a fiction podcast written, produced, and directed by Tycho Newman. This is Tycho’s first foray into audio fiction.

The first season began on November 29, 2019 and concluded on February 7, 2020. The second season will premiere on November 27, 2020.

BLACK FRIDAY is co-produced by Stormfire Productions under its Production Partnership program.

Hero Art

Visuals. Original by Oladimeji Odunsi.


Lisette Alvarez, A.J Beckles, Cole Burkhardt, Jordan Cobb, Leslie Gideon, Elliot Gindi, Jody Harvey, Karim Kronfli, Whitney Johnson, Ryan Laughton, Angelique Lazarus, Jake Masters, Cornelius Mohr, Anairis Quinones, Bishop Rice, Graham Rowat, Rhiannon Shepherd, Zayn Thiam, Abigail Turner, Ezra J. Wayne.


Benjamin Banger, David Fesliyan, Hinterheim; Kai Engel, XTaKeRuX, Monk Turner + Fascinoma, The Zombie Daddies.


Each episode has transcripts on the individual episode pages.


You can find BLACK FRIDAY wherever you get your podcasts (see below). You can also find a complete playlist on YouTube.

Supporting the show

The best way to support the show is to tell people about it. If you like the show, let us know via Twitter @blackfridaycast. In this world of podcasts, word of mouth is the best way to get the word out.

You can also support the show via Patreon.

Reviews & Press

  • Digital Trends - Best New Podcasts For the Week of November 30, 2019.

  • Black Friday is a series of ongoing examinations into the phenomenon and the people who change, and the resultant violence, panic, and hysteria that ensues in America. Tycho Newman’s limited series, incredibly timely, is a fascinating consideration of race and society’s tremulous understanding of what it means.Bello Collective.

  • MUST LISTEN: A story that reveals itself to the listener through different perspectives, modes and exchanges, Black Friday is an absolute must listen! It challenges us to look in the mirror a bit closer- and think about how race and identity are constructed and weaponized. powerful, beautiful, fascinating! KLat.