Episode 28 – Something wicked this way comes…
Erik and Justin are joined by their wives, Meghan Slader and Meghan Ache (aka “The Meghans”), for this Epik Halloween Special to talk about The Salem Witch Trials (of 1692 and 1693), as well as the long and dark history of the European witch burnings, the Celtic origins of ‘All Hallow’s Eve’, and even the Spanish Inquisition!
Also on this episode:
- Epik Wins of History: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
- The Bracket of Fails: Vlad the Impaler vs Leopold II of Belgium / Stalin vs Ivan the Terrible
- Spooky History Trivia: Jack the Ripper, The Blood Countess, Werewolves, and more!
- Post-Credits Bloopers – and a random tangent about coffee in Boston?
Audio / Music Clips: “Frankenstein” (1931), “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), “Ghostbusters II” (1989), “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992), “Hocus Pocus” (1993), “Battlestar Galactica” (2004), “Samhain” by Lisa Thiel (2005)
Other ‘Spooky’ Podcasts to Check Out:
- 2 Young 4 This Trek: “The Magics of Megas-Tu” (The one with the devil)
- Podcasters Assemble – Season 6: “Ghostbusters”
- Skeleton House: “the Mortuary Assistant” (Guest Narrator Cameo)
- Horror Ramblings (upcoming ‘Halloween’ episode with Erik Slader)
- Podcasters Disassembled: “Hocus Pocus” – coming soon!
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