The Tangled History of Halloween

The Tangled History of Halloween

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 668 , Segment 2

Episode: Kenyan Elections, History of Halloween, "Mormon Octopus"

  • Oct 25, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 19:37 mins

Guest: Lisa Morton, Screenwriter, Author, Halloween Expert Halloween is weird, isn’t it? It’s part harvest festival, with apple cider and pumpkin patches. And it’s part rowdy celebration, with trick-or-treaters running amok and adults dressing in costume. And it’s also part supernatural spookfest, with ghost stories and haunted houses. The strange nature of Halloween likely dates back to a peculiar Celtic holiday called Samhain. Halloween historian Lisa Morton has written about it extensively and joins me now.

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