Episode 039: Halloween In July – “Jack-O-Lanterns, Will-O-The-Wisps, and Other Foolish Fires”

The Monster Guys Podcast: Episode 039 – Halloween In July – “Jack-O-Lanterns, Will-o-the-Wisps, and Other Foolish Fires”

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Show Notes & Summary:

We continue our #HalloweenInJuly event on The Monster Guys Podcast – thanks for joining us!

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Jack-O-Lanterns have a long and well-loved tradition in our Halloween celebrations. This week we venture back in history to discover where they came from, who was Jack of the Lantern, learn of several stories which detail the origin and the lore surrounding foolish fires, and other traditions from around the world.

We also connect the dots between Jack-O-Lanterns, Will-o-the-Wisps, and other “foolish fires”, or “ignus fatuus.”

In this episode we also remember George Romero, who recently passed away, and we share a listener letter to The Monster Guys as well.

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Remember, there are 3 ways to enter for one of our two giveaway prize boxes this month:

Thank you!

 

In Case You Missed It:

“Halloween In July” Part 1: “Scarecrows – Created In Our Own Image” on The Monster Guys Podcast

“Halloween In July” Part 2: “Oh, The Masks We Wear” on The Monster Guys Podcast

Credits:
Music: “In Search of the Beast: Theme Song for The Monster Guys Podcast” from the EP “In Memoriam” by Werewolves in Siberia – Werewolves in Siberia on Bandcamp”
Music: “A Life Once Lived” from the album “The Dead House” by Werewolves in Siberia – Werewolves in Siberia on Bandcamp”
Music: “Creepy – Bensound.com
Music: “Ofelia’s dream – Bensound.com

Art: By MANSOUR DE TOTH (Laszloen) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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