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It's Always Halloween

It's Always Halloween

By Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

A year-round celebration of Halloween history and traditions, spooks past and present, with your master of scaremonies Lucé Tomlin-Brenner
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Late Autumn Update
Late Autumn Update
Join Lucé for a short post-calendar Halloween update, and be sure to check out co-producer Pete's newest (and gayest) LP Her April, wherever good music is found! Her April on Spotify Her April on Apple Music Her April on Amazon Music Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Order our HalloZINE: The Lantern's Way Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
17:27
November 25, 2022
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Clark Silva
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Clark Silva
Today we sit down with Sleepy Hollow expert Clark Silva. Silva curated the art exhibit Legend: 200 Years of Sleepy Hollow, a popular show in Southern California in 2021. We discuss the history and connection of Halloween to this timeless tale and explore what makes it such a beloved classic. We also take EEEEkmails filled with Headless Horseman-themed memories and recommendations! Follow Clark Silva on Instagram Check out his newest exhibit:  HOUDINI UNCHAINED: THE LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI It's a Charming Life: Sleepy Hollow Tour Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Order our HalloZINE: The Lantern's Way Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:45:15
November 18, 2022
Fun-Sized Frights
Fun-Sized Frights
Today we get some updates from Lanterns featured on recent episodes as well as some updates from IAH headquarters! Watch Deleana's Halloween Night! November's Tricks and Treats on Patreon Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
16:55
November 11, 2022
Small Frights: Halloween Recovery
Small Frights: Halloween Recovery
Lanterns, how are you holding up after 10/31? If you need a soothing balm, you'll love today's episode! We hear how a couple of Lanterns spent Halloweekend and what activities made their October special. But the party isn't over! This episode is filled with ideas to keep your fall moody and atmospheric no matter what hour your clock strikes! Mentioned on this episode: November Patreon Events Whitby Goth Weekend The October Game by Ray Bradbury The Stanley Hotel Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Buy The Lantern's Way Zine Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
43:06
November 04, 2022
BIG Frights: Happy Halloween
BIG Frights: Happy Halloween
Today we celebrate the thinning of the veil with stories, recommendations, and frights from all over the world. This is our biggest Lantern contribution episode yet! I hope this episode brings you a whole pillowcase full of Halloween joy today. I can't wait to hear how to celebrate! Mentioned in the episode: The Lantern's Way Kia Creates Anything Can Happen on Halloween Eban Schletter's Witching Hour The Witches of Pennbrook We love Corn Kid! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an EEEEkmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:12:31
October 31, 2022
Halloween Sadism from Cautionary Tales
Halloween Sadism from Cautionary Tales
Today we're sharing a preview from a podcast we love, Cautionary Tales. On Cautionary Tales, bestselling author Tim Harford finds the morals in moments from the greatest mistakes and tragic catastrophes of the past. This Halloween season, he’s exploring “Halloween sadism." Fantastical reports of trouble pop up every Calender Halloween, but is trick-or-treating really something to worry about? Or is there a deadlier danger awaiting children on Halloween night? Hear the full episode, and more from Cautionary Tales, at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/cthalloween?sid=halloween. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
18:20
October 28, 2022
Exploring Halloween Costumes with Costume Designer Emma Cogan
Exploring Halloween Costumes with Costume Designer Emma Cogan
Today I sit down to discuss all aspects of Halloween Costumes with Emma Cogan, a horror-focused filmmaker, costume designer, art director, and co-creator of the queer-feminist horror collective Monstrous Femme Films. With a penchant for surreal, retro, and technicolor visuals, Emma’s work utilizes stylized genre film as a backdrop for exploring the twisted side of the human condition- juxtaposing camp with the macabre. After the interview, Emma and Lucé dive into all the costume-related EEEEKmails. Watch: Emma's films! Follow: Emma @matzoballemma on Instagram and Twitter Order: The Lantern's Way (now shipping!) Read: There’s A Reason Why Queer Folks Love Halloween So Much by Tyler Curry Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:57:54
October 25, 2022
1408 by Stephen King
1408 by Stephen King
Today, we suffer some frightening audio glitches and pivot to reading the haunting short(ish) story 1408 by Stephen King. You can read along with a sneaky free copy of it here. The Lantern's Way started shipping (via owl of course) this week! Keep those peepers on your mailboxes and please share pictures when they arrive! The zine will be available indefinitely, so if you haven't ordered yet, don't panic! But if you want to get it by the 31st get your order in asap! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One-Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:41:42
October 21, 2022
Small Frights: Favorite Halloween Music
Small Frights: Favorite Halloween Music
Today's episode is your gateway to creating the most shriek-worthy Halloween playlist in your neighborhood. We read multiple EEEEKmails from Lanterns who want to share their favorite Halloween songs and musical memories with you! Pump up the jams: October Movie Parties: Mid-Century Horror Order our HallowZINE: The Lantern's Way No Such Thing as Normal by The Landing IAH Outro Musicbox Music Atalissa's Collaborative Halloween Playlist October Country by The Long Losts Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit Score Sheryl's Halloweenish Playlist The Yule Lads Halloween Album Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store Join the Local Lantern Society
33:16
October 14, 2022
Small Frights: Halloween Magic
Small Frights: Halloween Magic
This episode is all about enjoying small moments and creating your own joy. We explore how to find Halloween magic even while you're grieving. We get a fantastic party idea from Tom the Grimtern, get some spooky music recs, and take a call from a Lantern who has a lot of Halloween heart, but low Halloween funds. Can you celebrate on a budget? Heck yeah, ghouls! As mentioned on the episode: Order your copy of The Lantern's Way Join us for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Party Join us for October BOO-k Club This Will Scare You: The Winchester Mystery House (Lucé guests) The Deep Dark of American South: Top 7 Most Intense Southern Gothic Albums Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand (Official Video) Misfits - Halloween The Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf Horrorpops - Walk Like a Zombie Nekromantix - Trick or Treat Tiger Army - Power of Moonlite TSOL - Dance with Me (full album) Halloween Spooky Witch Ambience - Haunted Witch House 7 Washington DC Urban Legends You’ll Never Forget The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo Follow Rhode Montijo on IG Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
50:56
October 07, 2022
Small Frights: Cozy Halloween Collecting
Small Frights: Cozy Halloween Collecting
On today's episode, we read a lovely EEEEKmail about the joys of finding surprise pieces for your collections in person. We also hear about an incredible homemade Halloween costume, and take an extremely chilling call from the All Hallows Hotline! While working on this week's episode, I listened to Halloween Spooky Witch Ambience. Mentioned on Today's Episode: New Bonus Episode - 1408 by Stephen King Pre-order The Lantern's Way zine Frankenbeanies Pumpkin Curiosities Etsy Pumpkin Curiosities IG Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
30:41
September 30, 2022
The Lantern's Way with Joe Carlough
The Lantern's Way with Joe Carlough
I'm thrilled to announce that our zine, The Lantern's Way, is now available for pre-order! Today I sit down with my zine collaborator, Joe Carlough of Displaced Snail, and we discuss making The Lantern's Way and what we value about the DIY lifestyle. Then we read a few EEEEKmails about yard sales, horror movies, and Hell Houses. Mentioned in this episode: Pre-Order The Lantern's Way Zine Gina and Joe Talk About: Queer Horror Vol. 2 This American Life: The Kids Table (Leprechaun Story) A24 Zines Best Worst Movie Documentary Is Hell House LLC’s Abaddon Hotel Real Or Fake? Waldorf Estate of Fear Muppet's Haunted Mansion Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of the Thing The Scabbed Wings of Abaddon Moonshine Small Frights: The Scarecrows Are Alive! Hell House Documentary Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:59:07
September 23, 2022
Small Frights: Flying Creatures of the Night
Small Frights: Flying Creatures of the Night
On today's episode, we take two inspiring calls from the All Hollows Hotline. One Lantern tells us the story of how they accidentally got into cemetery preservation and another shares a sweet memory that reminds us to indulge in the simple gifts Halloween has to offer. We also read an EEEEKmail that honors the special relationship between one Lantern and their Halloween-loving mom and explore a few more Stephen King related memories! Mentioned on the episode: Join us for more Stephen King September Let's Dive into a Woolworth's Halloween Circular from 1988 Dinosaur Dracula's Halloween Blog Girls, Guts, and Giallo: Rosemary's Baby The Overlook Lodge The Dark Half Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
42:19
September 16, 2022
Stephen King Movies and Memories with The Grindhouse Institute
Stephen King Movies and Memories with The Grindhouse Institute
It's a crossover episode! As part of Stephen King September, Lucé sits down with Jeremy and Brian of The Grindhouse Institute podcast to discuss two Stephen King adaptations: Firestarter (1984) and Cat's Eye (1985) both starring adorable moppet, Drew Barrymore. Then they dive into the EEEEKmail bag and read some chilling, but cozy, memories from Lanterns who divulge their first run-in with our modern-day Master of Horror.  Wanna watch Firestarter and Cat's Eye with your fellow Lanterns? I'm screening this Drew Double Feature Sunday 9/11/22 starting at 2pm PST! Click here for more info! Join us for more Stephen King September celebrations on Patreon! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One-Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
02:00:16
September 09, 2022
The Summer People by Shirley Jackson
The Summer People by Shirley Jackson
Today I'm reading you one of my favorite short stories by one of my favorite authors. I hope it helps you start your holiday weekend with a bang (or a boo)! Just make sure to come back home after Labor Day... Read it for yourself here. A quick breakdown and analysis of The Summer People. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One-Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
36:35
September 02, 2022
Small Frights: A Trick-or-Treat Mystery
Small Frights: A Trick-or-Treat Mystery
On today's episode we take an enchanting and mysterious call from the All Hallows Hotline! We also hear how Halloween shaped the life of one Lantern and read a letter about combo costumes! Plus haunted hallways, Halloween collectibles and MORE! Mentioned: Crawl Movie Party Darling Desi: Autumn Starter Pack Pumpkin Rot Blogspot Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
46:45
August 26, 2022
Small Frights: Keeping Halloween Alive
Small Frights: Keeping Halloween Alive
On today's episode's we hear tales of being frightened both at haunted houses and while trick-or-treating! Plus we take a call from a West Virginian Lantern who has gobs of frightfully cool recommendations for us! Mentioned on this episode: August Patreon Tricks and Treats Halloween Festival at The Castle I Scream Sundae Keeping Halloween Alive by Alice Cooper Dinosaur Dracula This is the Mix podcast - Lucé guests Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
38:46
August 20, 2022
Small Frights: Handmade Masks
Small Frights: Handmade Masks
On today’s episode we read a letters about special masks and growing up without Halloween. Plus, we take a call about a delightful Lantern Meet Cute! Join us for a Jaws Movie Party! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
29:14
August 12, 2022
LIVE from Midsummer Scream: The History of Haunted Attractions
LIVE from Midsummer Scream: The History of Haunted Attractions
Pete and I had the joy of performing live at Midsummer Scream, the largest horror/haunt/Halloween convention in the country, this past weekend. Regardless of your attendance, you can listen to it here now! Where did the idea of a haunted attraction come from? In this episode, we time travel across 4,000 years exploring the origins of the modern-day Halloween haunted house. Plus we take some EEEEKmails from the Patreon Ghoul Gang about their favorite haunts across the country. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an EEEEkmail to:  itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One-Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:04:06
August 05, 2022
Summerween Updates
Summerween Updates
Happy Summerween, Lanterns!  Join us at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach July 29 - 31! Tix are on sale now.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
11:08
July 15, 2022
Small Frights: Homemade Haunted Houses
Small Frights: Homemade Haunted Houses
On today's episode we take a call about the joy of orchards and read an EEEEKmail from a professional home haunter! We also hear an incredible memory from Halloween night 1982. Mentioned on the episode: Pride Month Tricks & Treats  Possum Positivity Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
33:09
June 03, 2022
Small Frights: Pumpkin People
Small Frights: Pumpkin People
On today's episode, a call from the All Hallows Hotline about Halloween costumes allowing one Lantern to push back against gender expectations makes Lucé tear up. And it keeps getting cuter from there! We take letters from Columbia and Nova Scotia and revel in the fascinating and comforting memories shared. No matter where we celebrate Halloween these sharing these experiences brings us closer together! Get your zine materials in by June 1st! Get 25% off your tickets to Midsummer Summer Scream with our special discount code: IAHMSS22 Mentioned in the episode: Pumpkin People Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
29:19
May 27, 2022
Small Frights: Skull Voice
Small Frights: Skull Voice
On today's episode we dive into a huge trick-or-treat bag full of memories including childhood crafting, Halloween TV specials, and how religious views impacted celebrations. And don't forget, you have two weeks to get your zine materials in! Get 25% off your tickets to Midsummer Summer Scream with our special discount code: IAHMSS22 Mentioned on the episode: Watch: Boo! To You Too Winnie the Pooh Buy the VHS: Boo! To You Too Winnie the Pooh Here's Why We Hate the Sound of Our Own Voices - CNN Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
36:58
May 20, 2022
Small Frights: Superstitions
Small Frights: Superstitions
On today's episode we read two letters gushing with witchy love and take a call about the 2008 Recession! What does that have to do with Halloween, you'll have to listen to find out! Mentioned on the episode: SoCal Lantern Movie Party Meetup 5/14 The Surprising Origins of 9 Common Superstitions Why Do People Knock on Wood for Luck? National Retail Federation Halloween Data The Halloween Industrial Complex Why is Halloween Recession Proof Breakdown of the Great Recession Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store -- Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon Listen to It's Always Halloween Follow on Instagram Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD
45:19
May 13, 2022
Small Frights: Halloween Smells
Small Frights: Halloween Smells
On today's episode we get a screamingly fun call about homemade haunted houses and costumes. We also discuss simplified decor and Sleepy Hollow. What's that wafting this way? Or just the sweet smell of year round Halloween appreciation! Mentioned: War on Books Sleepy Hollow Exhibit Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
47:04
April 29, 2022
Small Frights: Swingset Ghost
Small Frights: Swingset Ghost
On this episode we read a freaky EEEEKmail about a haunted swing set, send out some Birthdayween wishes, get an unexpected movie recommendation, and learn about a cute family tradition you will all want to adopt for your own household! Mentioned on this episode: Folk Horror Month on Patreon Vintage Autumn Playlist Darby O'Gill and the Little People Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
39:33
April 08, 2022
It's Always Easter
It's Always Easter
On today's episode we hop into the mythology of Ostara and break open some hard truths about our favorite holiday. We also answer a couple questions from the All Bunnies hotline and hopefully settle a feud for a concerned Basket. Sources for today's episode: History of Easter - History.com Ostara and the Hare: Not Ancient, but Not As Modern As Some Skeptics Think - Library of Congress  What's the Meaning of Easter Baskets? - Scientific American The Imperial Eggs Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
10:23
April 01, 2022
Hallozines with Joe Carlough
Hallozines with Joe Carlough
Today we welcome special guest, and fellow Lantern, Joe Carlough from Displaced Snail Publications. We discuss zine-making and how Halloween infused us with the DIY spirit as children. We also answer a few EEEEKmails and announce an exciting new creative partnership! Mentioned in this episode: DSP Classic Ghosties - Victorian Ghost Stories Gina and Joe Talk About: Halloween Horror Gina and Joe Talk About: Queer Horror Hollow Knight Old Dark House (band) The Old Dark House (1932) (complete film) Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:13:02
March 25, 2022
The Lively Ghosts of Ireland
The Lively Ghosts of Ireland
Today I read you The Secret of Ballinguile, a "true" ghost story by Hans Holzer who was considered to be the grandfather of ghost hunting in America. This tale is from his 1966 book, The Lively Ghosts of Ireland. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
26:34
March 18, 2022
Small Frights: Dead and Breakfast
Small Frights: Dead and Breakfast
On this episode, we discuss haunted battlefields, Halloween arts and crafts, Hallotines vs. Valoween, and a Lantern takes our recommendation and visits The Phantom Carriage Brewery. Mentioned in this episode: Gettysburg Ghost Tours Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Wicked Finds by Design Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Join the Local Lantern Society Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
41:28
March 11, 2022
Small Frights: Birthdayween
Small Frights: Birthdayween
On Small Frights Friday episodes I like to share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! On this episode, we take a call from a Lantern who likes to celebrate Halloween on their birthday and another call from a Lantern who shares a frightening childhood memory. We also hear some more defrightful Edgar Allen Poe and Rocky Horror Picture Show memories. Plus, we get a recommendation for a spookily-themed brewery! Mentioned in this episode: Local Lantern Society March Tricks and Treats The Old Haunted Zoo Hollywood Forever Cemetery The Phantom Carriage Brewery  The Phantom Carriage (1921) (full film) Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
30:45
March 04, 2022
Small Frights: Valoween
Small Frights: Valoween
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we read a charming EEEEKmail about the perfect Valoween night. Then we talk about Jack-o-Lantern creativity and take a call about one of the most darling fall towns! Mentioned in this episode: Downtown Petoskey February Patreon Tricks and Treats! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
28:40
February 04, 2022
Small Frights: Raven Friends
Small Frights: Raven Friends
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! Witches, Ravens, and Goths on the beach. This week we hear about movies, museums, and Halloween beverages.  Mentioned in this episode: Witch Hunt: A Traveler's Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch Haxan (1922) The Poe Museum Poe's Tavern The Raven Society Raven Beer PopPoetry - Quoth the Raven Eat My Shorts Written Works Parodied in The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Episodes Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
31:25
January 28, 2022
The Masque of the Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death
This week we are celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's birthday with an oddly apropos story about the wealthy Prince Prospero who attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his castle with his obscenely rich friends. One night he hosts an ornate masquerade ball for his guests, but in the midst of their revelry, a mysterious and threatening figure appears. The story was first published in the May 1842 issue of Graham's Magazine and has since been adapted in many different forms, including a 1964 film starring Vincent Price. Read by Lucé Tomlin-Brenner Original Sound Design by Pete Byrnes You can read The Masque of the Red Death here. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
24:45
January 21, 2022
The History of the Slasher Genre: Live from The Ax Wound Film Festival
The History of the Slasher Genre: Live from The Ax Wound Film Festival
Why are Slashers such a popular subgenre of horror? And where did they even come from? Many point to films from the midcentury, but real ones know we have to go back to Roman Antiquity to find the truth. This episode was originally performed live at the 2021 Ax Wound Film Festival. Thank you for having us! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store Sources for this episode: The Lure of the Arena by Garrett G. Fagan They, Too, Enjoyed Watching Violence and Death - The New York Times Could You Stomach the Horrors of Halftime in Ancient Rome by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz Roman Gladiator - World History The Horrors of the Grand Guignol: Crash Course Theater #35 The History of Slashers: 1960-1978 By Reagan Anick The Evolution of Slasher Films Explained by Amanda Bell A Genre Between Genres: The Shadow World Of German Krimi Films by Phil Nobile Jr. Smooth Kriminal: An Introduction to the German Krimi Film by Samm Deighan
15:21
January 14, 2022
Small Frights: Peanut-Eyed Ghost
Small Frights: Peanut-Eyed Ghost
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we hear a Halloween memory, a Christmas memory, and get a follow-up from a Lantern on how their 2021 spooky season unfolded. Mentioned in this episode: Scream Marathon Boo-k Club Smee by A.M. Burrage Transition by Algernon Blackwood Candlemas Ghostface  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
35:42
January 07, 2022
Creepmas Creatures
Creepmas Creatures
In this episode, we travel across several countries and thousands of years discovering horrible little holiday creatures who are anything but merry! Can we trace any of their gory rituals to Halloween? You'll have to listen to find out! If there's something specific you want to learn about Halloween-like holiday traditions call into the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write me an eeeekmail at itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com. Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store Sources: Frau Perchta, Terrifying Christmas Witch Fray Perchta, The Belly Slitter Pennsylvania Dutch Traditions Monsters of Christmas Mari Lwyd – The Zombie Christmas Horse The Midwinter Majesty of the Mari Lwyd Is Krampus the Christmas Demon Becoming Too Commercial Who is Krampus? Explaining the Horrific Christmas Beast The Icelandic Yule Lads and Gryla These 20 Terrifying Christmas Monsters Will Haunt Your Holidays
19:16
December 21, 2021
Small Frights: The C-Word
Small Frights: The C-Word
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! Today we're talking about the creepy aspects of ANOTHER holiday.  Mentioned in this episode: A Christmas Meeting by Rosemary Timperley December Kitchen Witch Recipes It's Always Christmas! Meet Me In St. Louis - Halloween Mischief Seasons Screamings Descanso Gardens Weird Christmas Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
23:42
December 17, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Advent Calendar
Small Frights: Halloween Advent Calendar
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we get a call sharing an ingenious idea that borrows from Christmas. We also discuss Krampus, Halloween weddings, and kismet meetings. Plus we get an EEEEKmail with a fantastic perfume recommendation that overlaps with things we've learned on past episodes! Finally, should we hold a pillowcase decorating contest? Mentioned in this episode: Ax Wound Film Festival (Discount Code: AlwaysHalloweenAtAxWound) December Kitchen Witch Recipes Florinda by Shamus Frazer The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix Seasons Screamings Every Day is Halloween (BPAL) Vanitas (BPAL) Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
46:53
December 10, 2021
Small Frights: All Hallows Giving
Small Frights: All Hallows Giving
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! On this episode, we take a call from a pair of spooky lovebirds and get several recommendations for wild Halloween-themed ASMR videos. We also hear from one Lantern about their first RHPS experience, read another handwritten EEEEKmail, and discuss Native American Heritage Month. Mentioned in this episode: Native American Heritage Month Indigenous Mutal Aid Directory Derry Halloween  A Kind Witch Helping You ASMR Tingle Immunity ASMR Headache Healing Cozy Witch ASMR Mystical Woods ASMR Spooky Bedroom ASMR Horror Movie ASMR Exorcism ASMR Kitchen Witch Recipe Club Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
44:54
November 19, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Journaling
Small Frights: Halloween Journaling
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! On this episode we get crafty! We read our very first handwritten EEEEKmail, we get some incredible DIY decorating advice, we celebrate dogs in costume, and we ponder another handwritten note (this one is MUCH less friendly). Mentioned in this episode: Kitchen Witch Recipe Club Addams Family Values Movie Party Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
40:46
November 12, 2021
Small Frights: Pete's Mom Trick-or-Treats When She Wants!
Small Frights: Pete's Mom Trick-or-Treats When She Wants!
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! On today's episode, we take a special call from Pete's mom on the All Hallows Hotline. We also hear fun memories about vintage radio plays and performing in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Mentioned in this episode: Watch the Halloween Tree (1993) with the Ghoul Gang Lucé reads The Halloween Tree The Hard Times Green Ribbon article Halloween Horror (1977) Little Orphant Annie poem (1885) Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
31:14
November 05, 2021
Joseph Fink and The Halloween Moon
Joseph Fink and The Halloween Moon
On today's extra special calender Halloween episode Lucé interviews author Joseph Fink about his new book The Halloween Moon.
48:37
October 31, 2021
Trick-or-Treat Memories with Steven Ray Morris
Trick-or-Treat Memories with Steven Ray Morris
Our pillowcases runnth over! On a very special episode for the Halloweekend, I'm joined by Steven Ray Morris (My Favorite Murder, The Purrrrcast, See Jurassic Right) who regales me with tales from past Halloweens. Then together we answer a few EEEEKmails about trick-or-treating and haunted hayrides. *Please note this episode contains mentions of sex, sexuality, and a few choice words. If you usually listen with children, maybe give it a listen-through once on your own first. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
01:32:28
October 30, 2021
Small Frights: Halloweekend
Small Frights: Halloweekend
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! Holy cats! We've made it to the weekend of calendar Halloween 2021! This episode is jammed-packed with fun stuff to watch like forgotten TV specials and vintage Halloween commercials. We read a letter from Italy, try to field a question about tattoos as appropriation, and get a fun call from a beloved Lantern who's having the best October of their lives. Mentioned in this episode: Halloween in Italy Halloween is Grinch Night 70s + 80s Halloween commercials  The Raven starring Vincent Price The Shadows on the Wall Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
44:48
October 29, 2021
Small Frights: Green Goblins
Small Frights: Green Goblins
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we take calls about haunting songs and skull-adorned bakeware! Plus we hear about a few creepy books, spooky art, and we learn about a fun historical Halloween activity in New York! Mentions: It's Halloween by Jack Prelutsky My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris Haunted Skull Cakelet Pan 1880s Halloween VMacs Art Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
54:56
October 15, 2021
Small Frights: A Bump in the Night
Small Frights: A Bump in the Night
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we revel in the joy of Halloween parades, deliciously themed foods, and accessible horror movies. We also talk graveyards and Lucé gets spooked! Mentioned in this episode: Anaheim Halloween Parade Scavenger Hunt The Richmond Halloween Parade All the Saints Theater Black Aggie Electric Poe Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
40:45
October 08, 2021
Small Frights: The Great Pumpkin Project
Small Frights: The Great Pumpkin Project
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we whisper a bit about The Great Pumpkin Project and hitting an exciting milestone. Mentioned in this episode: The Great Pumpkin Project Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
21:51
October 01, 2021
Small Frights: Candy Trading
Small Frights: Candy Trading
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we revel in the return of fall! We read EEEEKmails brimming with warm memories of Halloween decor and trading candy with siblings. We also celebrate spooky milestones with a caller who just moved into the best midwestern neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating and a Lantern with a creepy good wedding date! Plus we continue to celebrate the indie artists who make Halloween come to life for us every day. Mentioned in this episode: Trick-or-Treating in Rountree Haunted Walls - Rosa's Shop Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
53:38
September 24, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Pranksters
Small Frights: Halloween Pranksters
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we take a call from a Lantern who has a Halloween birthday, get some cozy Halloween movie recommendations, and hear a hilarious cringe-inducing memory about some little Halloween mischief makers! Mentioned in this episode: Join us for a Livestream and Discussion of the Halloween Franchise Donate to 'Ween Dream Larriland Farms Pulse (2001) Candyman (2021) 28 Black Women Horror Filmmakers Scary Godmother The Halloween Spooktacular Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
45:11
September 17, 2021
Small Frights: One Year Anniversary Show
Small Frights: One Year Anniversary Show
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of IAH! We hear some of your favorite show memories and I share some of my own as well. There’s also a very special announcement! Mentioned in this episode: Carbon Footprint by Shelly Oria Halloween 1978-2000 - You Need to See This! The Halloween Franchise - Nerdificent Halloween Movie Franchise Continuity and Timelines Explained with Lucé Tomlin-Brenner The Wizard's Tarot Neon Alter: The Modern Metaphysical Marketplace Teresa Macbre - Halloween Prints and Greeting Cards Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram
57:41
September 10, 2021
Small Frights: Trick-or-Treat, Got Your Feet!
Small Frights: Trick-or-Treat, Got Your Feet!
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we take a call from a Lantern who spread some seriously spooky cheer to the trick-or-treaters in his neighborhood. We also hear stories about Halloween from an RA's perspective, VHS collecting, and we get an EEEEKmail follow-up in regards to our Halloween mystery song. Mentioned in this episode: Rhode Montijo How to With John Wilson Home Video Stars Creepy Crafts Club The Frightline Teresa Macabre Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
40:54
September 03, 2021
Small Frights: The Many Talents of Apple Cider
Small Frights: The Many Talents of Apple Cider
In today's episode, we get an EEEEKmail ghost story from Miami, take a call about the mysteries of HP Lovecraft, and hear about the many joys of Apple Cider and discuss all its delicious forms.   Plus recommendations and memories regarding spooky clothes, trick or treating, and cozy movies! Mentioned on the episode: Lucé Reads Calling the Spirits Introduction Mulder and Scully Earrings Outsiders: How To Adapt H.P. Lovecraft In the 21st Century Murder Apparel  Baked Apple Cider Donuts Miami Biltmore Hotel Ninety Years Ago, Thomas 'Fatty' Walsh Died as He Lived - By the Gun Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
46:48
August 27, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Mystery Song
Small Frights: Halloween Mystery Song
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, a Lantern writes to us asking for assistance on what can only be described as a near-impossible, mind-melting quest. Are you up for the challenge? We also brainstorm ideas for a Halloween-themed bachelorette party and take a bone-chilling call about a haunted Scottish pub! Mentioned in this episode: Workplace Haunted House & Cursed Song My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Fresh Air Interview with Emil Ferris The Banshee Labyrinth 12 Non-Cheesy Ways to Throw a Halloween Themed Bachelorette Party  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
39:53
August 13, 2021
Small Frights: Lighthouse Ghosts
Small Frights: Lighthouse Ghosts
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This episode is packed with stories about ghosts, trick-or-treating, and Faygo. It's hard to pick which one of those topics is scariest! Mentioned in this episode: Watch The Faculty With Us! Death at the Lighthouse: A Grand Island Riddle Dwight Frye's Laugh Halloween Pie Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
37:02
August 06, 2021
Small Frights: Classy Crafts & Clouds of Bats
Small Frights: Classy Crafts & Clouds of Bats
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This episode is overflowing with treats (no tricks)! We get feedback from a thrift store worker, learn about what scares (and annoys) one listener when they're watching horror movies, and we take a call from a Lantern who already has their entire Halloween season mapped out in spooky detail. Plus, we get a pillowcase full of chilling podcast, TV, and book recommendations! I'm feeling fully immersed in Halloween spirit after working on this one. I hope you feel it, too! Mentioned in this episode: IAH Summerween Double Feature! Dark Air by Terry Carnation Up and Vanished Haunted Road The Battersea Poltergeist Smashers: Gross Eyeball Nocturnals Creep It Real Oddities Flea Market Milburn Haunted Manor Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
48:42
July 30, 2021
Small Frights: Kitchen Witch
Small Frights: Kitchen Witch
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! We just got back from our Summerween Vacation and discovered many deFRIGHTful messages from new Lanterns! In this episode, we discuss the magic of cookware, hear about an eye-popping Halloween tradition in an artsy New Jersey town, ponder spooky music, and nab a few new recommendations!  Mentioned in this episode: IAH Summerween Double Feature! Lucé's 2020 Halloween Playlist  Tardigrade Inferno La Befana Donabe Radio Rental USA Be Busta: Scary Stories  Cinestalker Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
46:56
July 23, 2021
Small Frights: Supernaturally Saved
Small Frights: Supernaturally Saved
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear from a caller who survived a crazy event, does she have a ghost to thank? We also get more thoughts on Hocus Pocus 2 and Salem. Plus, we learn about The Teal Pumpkin Project! Mentioned in this episode: IAH Double Feature Night Teresa Macabre Art Awaken the Spirits Event Derry Halloween The Teal Pumpkin Project Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
31:10
June 19, 2021
Small Frights: Pumpkinheads
Small Frights: Pumpkinheads
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear stories about haunted houses, pumpkin carving parties, and horror movie marathons. Plus, we get a call from our youngest Lantern yet and Steve writes back to share that amazing Oatmeal cookie recipe!  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
50:13
May 28, 2021
Small Frights: Hallowine
Small Frights: Hallowine
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear of a caper through a cemetery, we get a new Halloween party idea, and we get the scoop on more cozy Halloween food! Plus, one Lantern tells us about their Devil's Night experiences. Mentioned in this episode: Modcloth's Halfway to Halloween Collection Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
29:17
May 21, 2021
Small Frights: Spooky Swap Meet
Small Frights: Spooky Swap Meet
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! Halloween joy is bursting out of the seams of this episode. Fill up your trick-or-treat bags with ideas for keeping the spooky spirit thriving during the "off-season," and collect some sweet encouragement on how to use the Halloween spirit of community to reach out to those having a hard time.  Mentioned in this episode: Spooky Little Halloween Preserve Halloween Festival Spooky Swap Meet Heritage Square Museum Marvel and Moon Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
33:52
May 14, 2021
Small Frights: Wedding Pumpkins
Small Frights: Wedding Pumpkins
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we get a letter jammed pack with amazing Halloween details, including some autumnal wedding ideas. We also take a call from a librarian who has great new book AND television recommendations for us. Plus, an all-baby Halloween party?! Now we've seen everything! Mentioned on today's episode: Neon Altar Grady Hendrix Satanic Panic (2019) The Tricker Treater and Other Stories  Men in Kilts Home Repair Men in Kilts TV Show Men in Kilts Ep. 4 'Witchcraft and Superstition' The Haunted Librarian - My Favorite Spooky Ambience Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
38:39
April 30, 2021
Small Frights: Halfway to Halloween
Small Frights: Halfway to Halloween
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we get recommendations for halfway to Halloween parties, soaps, shaving products, and more! Plus we field a concerned call from Canada! Are trick-or-treaters disappearing?? Call (802-532-DEAD) or write in (itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com) to tell us what you think! Mentioned in this episode: Join Us For Folk Horror Night Southern Witchcrafts Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements  The Dying Trend of Trick-or-Treating Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
45:13
April 23, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Hype Team
Small Frights: Halloween Hype Team
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we hear stories about epic Halloween costumes, distressing underwear pranks, and delightful Covid-safe Halloween celebrations. We also get some cozy Halloween movie and story recommendations, and we even make a love connection! Mentioned in this episode: Weeny Witch Baba Yaga Taisia Kitaiskaia The Wicker Man Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
50:40
April 09, 2021
It's Always Christmas!
It's Always Christmas!
Ho Ho Ho today we're going to dive into the origins of Santa Claus and explore some ancient pagan traditions that influenced our favorite tinsel trimmed holiday! Plus we'll take a few calls from the Hot Chocolate Hotline and read some ELFmail! Mentioned in this episode: Unionize the North Pole Subscribe to It's Always Christmas on Patreon  Follow It's Always Christmas on Instagram Shop the It's Always Christmas RedBubble store
39:39
April 01, 2021
Small Frights: History, Culture, and Traditions
Small Frights: History, Culture, and Traditions
A message from Lucé and Pete.  Everytown Red Canary Song AAPI Community Fund Asian Mental Health Collective Asian Americans Advancing Justice The National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV)
11:00
March 26, 2021
Small Frights: Missing Pumpkins
Small Frights: Missing Pumpkins
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, a listener goes hunting for some missing pumpkins and finds a lesson on class. Plus a call about an actual small fright, two book recommendations, and a love connection? Mentioned in this episode: Ween Dream - Costume Donations Lovecraft Country Radio Lovecraft Country (book) In a Dark, Dark Wood (book) Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
35:20
March 19, 2021
Small Frights: The Scarecrows Are Alive!
Small Frights: The Scarecrows Are Alive!
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we hear cozy and spine-tingling memories of Halloween from Wine Country to Farm Country to Out of the Country! That's right, we read our first letter from Australia! Plus two new book recommendations, a TV show to watch, witch thoughts, and a little biblical insight into my annual 7 cent trick-or-treat score! Mentioned in this episode: Heka Not Hekate by David Rankine Heka Hecate Greeks in Egypt The Owl House Things to do When You're Goth in the Country The Scabbed Wings of Abaddon Lucky Number Seven Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
41:10
March 05, 2021
Our Next Chapter
Our Next Chapter
Today we crack open a new chapter in which we'll discover the roots of another Halloween icon. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
04:55
March 02, 2021
Small Frights: Haunted Pie Shop
Small Frights: Haunted Pie Shop
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag!  In this episode, we hear a chilling ghost story from England and a hilarious story of a DIY haunted house mishap! Plus a fantastic novel recommendation and memories of tricks (and some treats). Mentioned in this episode: Browns Pie Shop House of Leaves Poe - Haunted Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
37:40
February 26, 2021
Skeletons: Dennison and Beistle
Skeletons: Dennison and Beistle
In this episode, we explore the history of Halloween decor giants Dennison and Beistle. We will look at the impact these two paper companies had on American Culture and how they brought the image of the skeleton to the masses as a staple of Halloween festivities. This episode concludes our chapter on skeletons!  If there's something specific you want to learn about skeletons, decorating, or Halloween in general, call into the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write me an eeeekmail at itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com. Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
17:09
February 23, 2021
Small Frights: Costume Mishaps
Small Frights: Costume Mishaps
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we delve into our memories of the hottest, coldest, and rainiest Halloweens. We also hear a call from a Ghoul Gang member about an incredible ancient effigy mound in Southern Ohio and we discuss the problem with exorcisms and "dark energy." Plus, new horror novel recommendations! Mentioned in this episode: Digging Up the Indian Burial Ground Trope by Shea Vassar How The Amityville Horror Ended Up With 22 Sequels Christian Prayer Group and Native Americans Face-Off at Ohio's Serpent Mound Ohio History - Serpent Mound Exorcism: Increasingly frequent, including after US protests Peebles Ohio John Ajvide Lindqvist Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
34:57
February 19, 2021
Small Frights: The Outcast Dead
Small Frights: The Outcast Dead
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! In this episode, we travel from the Indigenous Burial Mounds of Wisconsin to the Crossbones Graveyard in London and we learn about the lack of discernment when it comes to interment. Plus mall trick-or-treating, 19th-century French Devil Tissue, & a letter from Transylvania brings a tear to Lucé's eye. Mentioned in this episode:  Crossbones Graveyard The History of McDonald's Halloween Buckets Creepers Peepers Jello Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell by Brian May French Devil Tissue a History The Hill of the Dead on the Western Shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts: Two Early Twentieth-Century Narratives by Marlin F. Hawley The Meskwaki and Big Lake Butte Des Morts Wisconsin Burial Mounds Native Land Map History of Wisconsin Indigenous People Meskwaki Nation Pete Byrnes' new album In Parallels. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
38:08
February 12, 2021
Skeletons: Memento Mori
Skeletons: Memento Mori
In this episode, we learn about memento mori and the role this ancient philosophy played in keeping skeletons fashionable. If there's something specific you want to learn about skeletons, memento mori, or Halloween in general, call into the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write me an eeeekmail at itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com. Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
15:45
February 02, 2021
Small Frights: The Candy Apple Incident
Small Frights: The Candy Apple Incident
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we get treated to a few delightful Halloween memories from childhood: a bunch of party-goers get into a rather sticky situation, an epic snowstorm takes on trick-or-treaters, and a listener comes face to face with possession. Plus a new book series recommendation! Mentioned in this episode: Dean Koontz's Frankenstien and Pete Byrnes' new album In Parallels. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
35:04
January 29, 2021
Small Frights: United American Cemetery Update
Small Frights: United American Cemetery Update
A meaningful community update on United American, Ohio's first Black cemetery. This is a follow-up to our December 11th Small Frights episode, Theater Ghosts. Mentioned in this episode: The Union Foundation Press Release The Union Foundation History 2020 NPS African American Civil Rights Grant Awardees  Go Fund Me for the Restoration of United American Cemetery We Need To Help Restore Ohio's Oldest Black Cemetery - Cincinnati Enquirer  Madisonville’s United American is Ohio’s First Black Cemetery and It Needs Your Help - City Beat
12:07
January 22, 2021
Skeletons: The Reaper's Image
Skeletons: The Reaper's Image
In the last episode, we discovered the first images of skeletons as art were spawned from the horrors of The Black Plague - most notably the Danse Macabre and the iconic Grim Reaper. In this episode, we meditate on the endurance of this medieval imagery through a ghastly tale by the master of horror himself, Stephen King. The Reaper's Image was first printed in Startling Mystery Stories in 1969 and collected in Skeleton Crew in 1985. This episode is performed by Lucé Tomlin-Brenner. The editing, theme song, and sound design is by Pete Byrnes.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram
23:25
January 19, 2021
Small Frights: Halloween Sadism
Small Frights: Halloween Sadism
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we got a call about Skinwalkers! Plus letters about collegiate ghost sightings, trick-or-treat etiquette ideas, favorite Halloween candies, and hold onto your butts because the debate over trunk-or-treat and Halloween safety rages on! Mentioned in this episode: Skinwalkers, The Pixy Stix Killer: The Man Who Killed Halloween, Joel Best: Halloween Sadism, QAnon Misdirects Our Attention Away From the Real Threats to Children Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
30:38
January 15, 2021
Skeletons: The Black Plague
Skeletons: The Black Plague
The Black Plague brought us two indelible images of skeletons we still use in our Halloween celebrations today! Let's explore how these symbols of death unfurled in the imaginations of Medieval Europeans and how they continued to thrive over the last 650 years. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop It's Always Halloween on Redbubble 
09:52
January 12, 2021
Small Frights: Fortune Telling Parties
Small Frights: Fortune Telling Parties
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we got letters about creepy Victorian New Year's superstitions and ghosts popping up in the worst places! Plus calls about new Halloween recipes, local urban legends, more listener nickname ideas, and clever ways to use your job as an excuse to decorate for Halloween all year long! Mentioned in this episode: Victorian New Year's Superstitions Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Shop the It's Always Halloween RedBubble store
47:14
January 08, 2021
Small Frights: Theater Ghosts
Small Frights: Theater Ghosts
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we get more ghost stories and cemetery strolls from our listeners! Plus we get a great IAH merch idea! Speaking of which, we now have a RedBubble store where you can get fun IAH gear. I'll be updating it regularly with new designs. Mentioned in this episode: The United American Cemetery in Cincinnati Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
29:52
December 11, 2020
Skeletons: The Middle Ages
Skeletons: The Middle Ages
On our quest to discover where and when modern-day skeleton decor originated, we swing by the middle ages to see how they dealt with their dead.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Sponsorships: off for this episode
07:40
December 08, 2020
Small Frights: Cemeteries
Small Frights: Cemeteries
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week listeners share stories about the cemeteries they enjoy exploring! We also get a fun new Halloween recipe and discuss some ways to keep the Halloween spirit going as we slide into winter. Plus, we get a fun urban legend about a dog! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
45:50
December 04, 2020
Skeletons: Human Sacrifice
Skeletons: Human Sacrifice
How did skeletons become one of the most popular symbols of Halloween? Today we kick off a multi-week chapter on the history of skeletons and their connection to Halloween. On this episode, we revisit the Celts and examine the theory that they were the first to decorate with skulls for the holiday.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
15:47
December 01, 2020
Small Frights: Urban Legends
Small Frights: Urban Legends
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear a creepy urban legend from our very own Pete Byrnes! We also hear stories about cemeteries and superstitions. Plus, a recommendation for another spooky podcast! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
29:36
November 20, 2020
Aaron Kelly's Bones
Aaron Kelly's Bones
As a prelude to our upcoming chapter on skeletons, today I tell you the tale of Aaron Kelly's Bones! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
09:31
November 17, 2020
Small Frights: Friday the 13th
Small Frights: Friday the 13th
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! Watch out for ladders and spilled salt because it's Friday the 13th! This week we dive into the history behind today's superstitions. We also take calls from the All Hallows Hotline about Halloween 2020 experiences and hear a great argument for giving all trick-or-treaters candy regardless of age or costume. Plus a letter from New Orleans and more Halloween resources to enjoy all year round! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon 
31:41
November 14, 2020
Bonus Small Frights: Costume Appropriation
Bonus Small Frights: Costume Appropriation
Today we hear from a listener who helps us understand the important differences between appreciation vs. appropriation when it comes to Dia de los Muertos. We also answer some questions about the history of skeleton imagery in Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. Plus, a caller shares a ghastly premonition with us.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Mentioned in this episode: Calavera: Sugar Skulls Medieval Bodies
21:02
November 10, 2020
Small Frights: Frankenstein's Monster
Small Frights: Frankenstein's Monster
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear from a listener who annually celebrates Dia de los Muertos, then we field a question about costume appropriation, and acknowledge that there's a difference between Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster. We hear from another listener who paints and hides rocks for kids, and we get a fun new Halloween movie recommendation! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Mentioned in this episode: Dark Night of the Scarecrow Read This Before Doing Sugar Skull Make-up The History of Dia de los Muertos and Why You Shouldn't Appropriate It Stop Colonizing Day of the Dead Cultral Appropriate Hits Dia de los Muertos
23:42
November 06, 2020
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos
Today we explore the 3000-year history of the Mexican Days of the Dead. How did these customs begin? Did Spanish colonization affect the celebration? Is it different from Halloween? Listen now to learn the answers to these questions and more! Do you celebrate the Days of the Dead? We want to hear about it! Share your memories and experiences with us by calling into the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write us an eeeek-mail at itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com. Sources: Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) - History.com Day of the Dead - Encyclopedia Britannica  Lady of the Dead: Mictēcacihuātl - Brown and Hudson How to say Mictlan, Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacihuatl - Tecpaocelotl Castillo Exploring the Traditions of Mexico's Day of the Dead - Culture Trip
10:39
November 03, 2020
Small Frights: Halloween Eve
Small Frights: Halloween Eve
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we ponder what to call Halloween Eve, how to stay safe yet spooky this weekend, and how to beat the Halloween Hangover. We also hear some memories about Trick-or-Treating, pranks, ghosts, and food. We get some more movie recommendations and responses to past callers. Plus letters from England and Ireland!! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Mentioned in this episode: A Brief History of Mischief Night What's the Night Before Halloween Called? It depends where you live! Meet Me In St. Louis - Halloween Mischief The Purple Stuff Podcast - CBS Halloween Specials from 1985!
59:53
October 30, 2020
The Green Ribbon
The Green Ribbon
Gather round,  it's scary story time! Today I'll read you three bone-chilling tales connected by one grisly historical event.  What are your favorite scary stories? Call the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write me an eeeekmail at itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com and let me know! Subscribe on Patreon Follow on Instagram  Sources: The Green Ribbon by Alvin Schwartz   The Velvet Ribbon by Ann McGovern The Adventure of the German Student by Washington Irving 10 Psychological Reasons 'The Velvet Ribbon' Is More Horrifying Than You Thought by Lyra Radford
29:45
October 27, 2020
Small Frights: In Defense of Trunk-or-Treat
Small Frights: In Defense of Trunk-or-Treat
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear a compelling argument for Trunk-or-Treat, and dive into Halloween foods, playlists, and filmstrips. We also get a thought-provoking call about Trick-or-Treat age limits, a fascinating story about the outlaw Elmer McCurdy, and a bone-chilling letter all the way from TRANSYLVANIA! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Mentioned in this episode: Could a Troubled Murderer Really Be a Strigoi? Danse Macabre Halloween Film Strip How a Real Corpse Ended Up in a California Fun Park Spookhouse The Happy Haunting of America [1997] VHS Horror Holiday Documentary Why you won’t see the Charlie Brown TV specials in the usual places this year Lucé Hallowéén - Spotify Playlist
39:05
October 23, 2020
Trick-or-Treat
Trick-or-Treat
Where does the phrase Trick-or-Treat come from and how did this custom get started? In this episode, we take a whirlwind journey from the middle ages to the present day as we learn about the various forms of our most beloved Halloween tradition.  Sources: All Souls Day Guisers Halloween in Scotland History of Halloween How Trick-or-Treating Became a Halloween Tradition Albertans May Have Been 1st to Say 'Trick or Treat' Who's Afraid of Trunk-or-Treat
12:28
October 20, 2020
Small Frights: The Helpful Ghost
Small Frights: The Helpful Ghost
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we'll explore why fear can be so thrilling, hear about a ghost who helps with furniture issues, enjoy a Mischief Night memory, take a couple of movie recommendations, tackle a question about incorporating our pandemic masks into our costumes, and get invited to a trivia night! Plus, we welcome a much-needed correction from a listener. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram Support It's Always Halloween on Patreon  Sources and Links: Halloween Trivia Night 10/30 Here's Why You Actually Love Being Scared - Insider Why You Should Stop Saying "Committed Suicide" - Huffington Post
36:11
October 16, 2020
Victorian Halloween Parties
Victorian Halloween Parties
Victorians worked hard to separate Halloween from its Irish roots, and in doing so, transformed it into an oddly romantic holiday. In this episode, we'll look at the types of parties, pranks, and games that defined Halloween in the late 19th century. Sources: Halloween in Victorian America by Lesley Bannatyne 19th Century Halloween Party by Kristin Holt The Romance of Halloween in Turn-of-the-Century Ocean Grove Victorian American History Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1898 - Cleveland Museum of Art Godey's Lady's Book 1871
16:06
October 13, 2020
Small Frights: Trick-or-Treat Map
Small Frights: Trick-or-Treat Map
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we'll hear Trick-or-Treat memories, a book recommendation from New Orleans, a question about costume etiquette, a letter in response to a caller from our 3rd episode, an eerie urban legend rooted in a disturbing truth, and a few more non-scary Halloween movie recommendations so no one has to feel like a Halloween poser. Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com  Sources: Exploring St.Louis Cemetary No. 1 Was a Suicide Mistaken for a Halloween Decoration - Snopes Halloween Trickery Turns Deadly - Snopes National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram
39:29
October 09, 2020
Halloween Comes To America
Halloween Comes To America
In this episode, we discover the roots of Halloween in America and the ways it appeared in the colonies even before Irish immigrants. Listen now to discover how apple peels, egg yolks, and mistletoe figure in.  I’m dying to hear your Halloween memories and questions! What do you love about the season? Need some spooky advice? Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD or write to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com You may be featured in an upcoming episode! Sources: History of Halloween A Brief History of Halloween Maryland: the Catholic Experiment Puritanism 
10:41
October 06, 2020
Small Frights: Couples Costumes for Dogs
Small Frights: Couples Costumes for Dogs
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag! This week we hear a story about how to haunt your neighbors (in a cute way). Then I answer questions about how to have Halloween fun during a pandemic, and whether there are any good couple costumes for dogs. Plus we got two letters about The Halloween Tree cartoon this week! One from the UK and one from Utah! Amazing! Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com
31:56
October 02, 2020
Festivals of the Dead
Festivals of the Dead
Many countries and cultures don't celebrate Halloween, but they do have their own incredible festivals honoring the dead. In this episode, we discover some of those fascinating Halloween-adjacent traditions. It's a fun reminder that no matter where we come from, we all want to remember and honor our ancestors. I’m dying to hear your Halloween memories and questions! What do you love about the season? Need some spooky advice? Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD or write to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com You may be featured in an upcoming episode! Sources: Obon Traditions in Japanese Culture Pictures of the Obon Festival of the Dead in Japan The Festival of the Spirits of the Dead in Japan Ghost Festival What You Need to Know About Obon 12 Halloween Celebrations From Around the World 5 African Festivals to Celebrate Instead of Halloween Nigeria's Egungun Festival: Color, Culture, & Community Yoruba Religion  Bolaji Campbell on Egungun The Egungun Festival of the Yoruba People Have You Heard of the Hungry Ghost Festival?
14:30
September 29, 2020
Small Frights: Little Devil in Tokyo
Small Frights: Little Devil in Tokyo
Each Friday I share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag!  This week we tackle a question about Halloween in Japan, explore some real-life haunted landmarks, and read a letter all the way from the birthplace of Halloween - IRELAND!!  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com.
26:54
September 25, 2020
Lumeria, Parentalia, & Feralia
Lumeria, Parentalia, & Feralia
In this episode, we explore three Roman festivals honoring the dead and learn why beans used to be the spookiest food! I’m dying to hear your Halloween memories and questions! What do you love about the season? Need some spooky advice? Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD or write to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com You may be featured in an upcoming episode! Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica  Appeasing the Ancestors: The Parentalia and Feralia - History and Archaeology Online How Ancient Rome’s Scariest Ghosts Gave Their Name to Madagascar’s Lemurs - Mental Floss Lemuria the Ancient Roman Day of the Dead - ThoughtCo. Why Beans Were an Ancient Emblem of Death - Atlas Obscura  The Evils of Beans Pt.1 - Nourishing Death
09:22
September 21, 2020
Smalls Frights: Beggar's Night
Smalls Frights: Beggar's Night
Welcome to the first Small Frights Friday episode! Each week, I will share a curated selection of calls from the All Hallows Hotline and letters from the EEEEKmail bag,  This week we'll hear a story about Beggar's Night in the 1950s and a spooky tale about hayrides after closing time. We also tackle a few Halloween questions about nostalgia, razor blades in apples, Trunk-r-Treat, and whether it's possible to be a Halloween Poser.  Do you have a Halloween query or memory you want to share? Call into the All Hallows Hotline: (802) 532-Dead! Or you can write an eeeekmail to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com.
27:30
September 18, 2020
Where Did Halloween Come From? (Part 2)
Where Did Halloween Come From? (Part 2)
We now know that Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic celebration Samhain. In this episode, we explore some of the monsters of Samhain including Julius Caesar, or as I like to call him, the Grinch That (almost) Stole Halloween! I’m dying to hear your Halloween memories and questions! What do you love about the season? Need some spooky advice? Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD or write to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com You may be featured in an upcoming episode! Sources: Samhain - History.com Where Did Celts Come From? Who Were the Druids? - Survive the Jive Indo-European Languages - Ancient History Encyclopedia   Samhain: The Celtic roots of Halloween - New Grange What is Celtic Ethnicity and Their History - Harreira Tlachtga: Tom Darcy chats to Joe Conlon
10:25
September 15, 2020
Where Did Halloween Come From? (Part 1)
Where Did Halloween Come From? (Part 1)
Introducing It’s Always Halloween! This year ‘round podcast will dive deep into the dark history of our favorite horror-filled holiday. Each week we’ll explore a specific custom, fear, or fright while celebrating everything that makes being scared so fun! But where, when, and how did Halloween even start? On the first episode we throw on a little Glenn Danzig and travel way back to 2nd century to find the answers. I’m dying to hear your Halloween memories and questions! What do you love about the season? Need some spooky advice? Call the All Hallows Hotline: 802-532-DEAD or write in to itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com You may be featured on an upcoming episode!
10:40
September 08, 2020
Trailer
Trailer
A preview of a spooky new podcast from Lucé Tomlin-Brenner 
01:31
September 04, 2020