Lesley Bannatyne: The Story Behind Halloween & What It Means Today

Posted 16 Oct 2012 in PODCASTS

Halloween Nation

In Episode 28 of HaunTopic Radio we get Lesley Bannatyne to dust off her crystal ball & tell us remarkable stories of the past and other adventures of Halloween. She also turns the questions to us and we gave in. So you might here a couple stories from us about Halloween. We also learn where she found the inspiration behind her book about Halloween/Haunters & the Haunt Industry titled Halloween Nation: Behind America’s Fright Night. 

Lesley has interviewed & met many Haunters and Halloween fans within the industry. Small Home Haunters to Pumpkin Carvers-Pro Haunters to Witch Festivals- she has inspired many of us….

Lesley Bannatyne is a leading Halloween author that has written many great books on the subject of Halloween. Such as Halloween: An American Holiday, An American History and A Halloween Reader: Poems, Stories, and Plays of Halloween’s Past. If you are ever searching for the true history or meaning of Halloween then Lesley is the place to go for your answers. With 1,000’s of hours of research under her witch’s hat, she brings the tradition of Halloween to new eyes every day & makes it easy to understand for those who have questions.

She also loves Haunted Attractions and Home Haunts!

 

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8 Comments

  1. John Wherry
    19 October 12, 3:11pm

    Great Podcast, Thanks for the Fright time magazine. Will be sending you an opening the package video soon. (IE. like the CFX un-boxing video) What is next for the scary visions podcast? Are you setting up for Halloween yet? When will you do an interview with Steve O of Garage of Evil network? Have you talk to the Make magazine group yet? They (Make Magazine) publish a Halloween ed of their magazine that is a good read. What about the Mitchell’s? (IE The How to Haunt Your House book series) Thanks for a great podcast.

    • 19 October 12, 5:37pm

      Your welcome John. We haven’t got the chance to connect with some of those guests but….Steve O is next. 🙂 I’ve been posting some things from this year’s home haunt on facebook, twitter, and youtube if you want to know more about that. Tough to find time to vlog nowadays…

  2. 18 October 12, 1:49am

    Thanks guys for another great show!!! We loves Lesley!!!

    Sending you lots of love from the Davis Graveyard!

    Cheers!

    • 19 October 12, 6:40am

      Thanks Chris! How is the Graveyard looking?

  3. dean hunt
    17 October 12, 11:08pm

    great podcast guys. very interesting.

    • 19 October 12, 6:39am

      Thanks for leaving a comment Dean. Stay tuned for Oct.26th…we have Steve O from Garage of Evil coming on…

  4. Patrick Nottingham
    17 October 12, 6:12pm

    I love Lesley and her writing! I got to spend an evening sitting beside her and her husband – they were guests – when I worked at Castle Blood one year. They’re both true Halloween fans and her knowledge of the holiday is second to none. There’s a lot of BS out on the web and in print about Halloween’s history, but I know if it has Lesley Bannatyne’s name on it I can trust it to be well researched and thoroughly detailed. Great interview as always.

    • 19 October 12, 6:38am

      Thanks Patrick! I might get the chance to meet here next year. Very sweet lady.

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