In Episode 74 we explore the history and lore of Halloween. From bobbing for apples to a day of souls, we explore the legends and lore of this amazing time of year with Lesley Pratt Bannatyne! Bannatyne is the author of numerous books including: A Halloween How-to; Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History; and her latest book, Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night. You’ve seen her on Nickelodeon, The History Channel, and now live in the 30 Odd Minutes studios. Do the Oddballs dress up for this one? Tune in to find out!
In Episode 72 we go ghost hunting in Southern New England with author and paranormal researcher Andrew Lake! This region is full of haunts — some historic, some dark and creepy, and others that are just weird. Andrew Lake takes us on a ghostly tour through some of the region’s most infamous haunts like the USS Salem, the Mark Twain House, Union Cemetery, Mercy Brown’s grave, the Houghton Mansion, and more! Andrew Lake is the founder of Greenville Paranormal Research, and he’s the author of the new book, Ghosthunting Southern New England. Is Nicolas Cage a vampire? Is Will Ferrell a time travelling cross-breeder? Tune in to find out!
The cast and crew of 30 Odd Minutes get together to produce (in one take with no rehearsal — ’cause that’s how we roll) their own warped version of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol” (in under 3.5 minutes). Happy Holidays to all of our oddball friends, family, and fans. Stay odd!