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Episode 154 – Halloween

October 24, 2019
Summary:
As the spooky season is upon us, Laine and Cory decide it’s time to put on our masks, grab our pillow cases, and head out to do some trick-or-treating. It’s Halloween on New World Witchery, where we discuss the origins of the holiday both historical and folklorical, the value of spookiness for kids, favorite Halloween movies and traditions, and why Laine gives out full bars on her doorstep.
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Some excellent sources on the origins of our contemporary Halloween practices include Halloween, All Around the Year and New Old-Fashioned Ways, by Jack Santino, and Consumer Ritesby Leigh Eric Schmidt. Cory also turned to his Holidays, Festivals, & Celebrations of the World Dictionary, edited by Helene Henderson for some of the information he shared.
We also mention Jake Richards’s book Backwoods Witchcraft, which has information on apple-head dolls.
In the realm of video, Cory mentions the documentary Halloween in a Box about the making and marketing of plastic masks. He also espouses his love for the Garfield Halloween Adventure and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!  They both discuss the Halloween-themed episodes of Bob’s Burgers and Gravity Falls as well.
Check out Cory’s town and the light kerfuffle over an IT-related prank, and learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Promotional image modified from image via Pixabay, public domain.
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Promos & Music
Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune. Incidental Music is     (Magnatune).
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Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Night Wire

October 7, 2016

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Summary:

We begin our annual #AllHallowsRead episode series with “The Night Wire,” by H.F. Arnold. Our theme this year will be stories from the American horror/sci-fi magazine, Weird Tales, which published from the 1920s to the 1950s. This story features a very creepy fog and a very creeped-out telegraph operator.

 

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You can read the full text of “The Night Wire,” by H.F. Arnold. The story is listed as in the public domain.

 

 Promos & Music

Intro music is “Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, used under license from Magnatune.com

 

Incidental music by DR (“Sedativa II”), Lucidique (“L’Horrible Passion”), and Canton (“Ambient Gourd”), which are used through Creative Commons license on SoundCloud.

Podcast Special – Pushed

October 3, 2014

SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL – PUSHED

Summary
We begin our 2014 All Hallows Read scary story fest with this tale of bullying and revenge. Our focus this month is on urban legends, and be warned, things might get pretty scary.

Sources

I found versions of this urban legend here and here. The actual version I tell on the show is my own rendition of this story.

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Special Episode – Pushed

Music
“Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, on Magnatune.com

Podcast Special – American Devils

October 19, 2012

SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL – AMERICAN DEVILS

Summary
This evening we hear two tales about diabolical creatures from American folklore:

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Special Episode – American Devils

Music
“Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, on Magnatune.com

Podcast Special – All Hallows Read

October 28, 2011

-SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL-

Summary
In our very special and rather remarkable Halloween episode, we have original works of short fiction from six talented horror writers. Special thanks to our guests and our listeners!

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I mention the concept of All Hallows Read early on, which is an idea from author Neil Gaiman. All works herein are original and retain the copyright of their authors. They are used with authorial permission on this episode. For your convenience, here’s a rough index of where the different stories and promos are in the show:
0 – Intro
7:40 – “Midnight,” by Saturn Darkhope
25:02 – “A Flash of Red,” by Inanna Gabriel
35:40 – Pennies in the Well promo
36:20 – Children of the Moon (Misanthrope Press) promo
37:53 – “The Crystal Well,” by Oraia Helene
51:10 – The Demon’s Apprentice, “Chapter 2,” by Ben Reeder (read by Peter Paddon)
1:09:52 – “They Dance at the Full Moon,” by Cory Thomas Hutcheson (that’s me!)
1:35:05 – Media Astra ac Terra promo
1:35:40 – Uneasy Lies the Head (Pendraig Publishing) promo
1:36:45 – Lakefront Pagan Voice promo
1:37:34 – “Rushing Water,” by Scarlet Page
2:00:55 – Closing notes/Credits/Outro

Promos & Music
“Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, on Magnatune.com

All incidental music comes from the Apple GarageBand program and Archive.org

Podcast Special – The Sullivan Looking Glass

October 14, 2011

-SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL-

Summary
Our second October story is a tale of supernatural intrigue from Harriet Beecher Stowe entitled, “The Sullivan Looking Glass.”

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Download:  New World Witchery Special – The Sullivan Looking Glass

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The Sullivan Looking Glass,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Promos & Music
“Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, on Magnatune.com

Podcast Special – Some Words with a Mummy

October 7, 2011

-SHOWNOTES FOR PODCAST SPECIAL-

Summary
This is the first of our 2011 October specials leading up to Halloween. Tonight, I’m reading “Some Words with a Mummy,” by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Download:  New World Witchery Special – Some Words with a Mummy

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Some Words with a Mummy,” by Edgar Allen Poe.


Promos & Music
“Grifos Muertos” by Jeffery Luck Lucas, from his album What We Whisper, on Magnatune.com


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