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House Of Horrors: A Visit To Blood Manor; American Horror Story; Blind Boys Of Alabama

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In this episode: WNYC is located across the street from one of the New York metro area’s biggest haunted houses, Blood Manor. First, we talk with the proprietors. Then, producers Katie Bishop and Mike Katzif dare to enter Blood Manor… with microphones.

Plus: Sound design and sound effects are key ingredients in any horror film or TV show. But how do they work? We talk with Gary Megregian, sound supervisor for the creepy FX series American Horror Story: Coven.

And: The long-running gospel quintet Blind Boys of Alabama enlisted Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to produce their new album, I'll Find A Way. The members join us for a live, in-studio performance.

    The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

    Scary Choral Music for Halloween

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    This week the Choral Mix goes trick-or-treating for scary Halloween goodies including frightening music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Ligeti. Listen with the lights on!

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    Classics For Kids

    Hallowe’en Music

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Halloween is just around the corner and Classics for Kids has some great music for the season.

    Selected Shorts

    Selected Shorts: Fateful Meetings A Halloween Special

    Friday, October 25, 2013

    Celebrate Halloween with guest host Wyatt Cenac.  Listen to an hilarious Frankenstein parody by Robertson Davies, and hear Cenac read Edgar Allan Poe's revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado."

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    The Takeaway

    Movie Date Quiz Night! Live in Brooklyn!

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Attention New Yorkers!

    On October 27, for the first time ever, The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast is hosting a very special (and spooky) night of bar trivia. In honor of Halloween, questions will focus on scary movies, skin-crawling history, and some top-secret subjects that we won't divulge here. Rafer and Kristen will be there, reading off clues, offering moral support, and handing out prizes. We're expecting it to be very full, so if you want prime space come early!

    Sunday, October 27
    8pm - 9:30pm
    Pacific Standard Bar
    82 4th Avenue
    Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Trains: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/R/Q at Atlantic/Barclays
    Admission: Free (plus the cost of drinks)

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    The Truth

    The Devil You Know

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    A collection of horror stories that take place in the world of electoral politics. This one-hour special was produced in 2012 for broadcast on public radio, and made possible by the generous support of the Public Radio Exchange (prx.org) and...

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    Top 5 @ 105

    Top Five Pieces to Raise the Dead (or Undead)

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    It’s not pure coincidence that classical composers wind up on soundtracks to horror flicks and slasher movies. Their music can raise the hairs of listeners even without scary special effects.

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    On The Media

    Everyone On Twitter Is Changing Their Name For Halloween

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    It's silly, but fun.

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    Q2 Music

    24-Hour Halloween Scarathon

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    Today, Q2 Music celebrates new music's favorite holiday, Halloween, with its first 24-hour scarathon of hair-raising microtones, densely clustered choruses and heart-pumping slasher film suites.

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    Q2 Music

    Vote: Your Favorite Scary New Music

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    Contemporary classical music has always had a special place in horror and suspense films. On Oct. 31, Q2 Music celebrates Halloween with its first 24-hour scarathon of scores chosen primarily by you!

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Saving the Village Halloween Parade

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    The post-Sandy blackout caused the cancellation of last year's Village Halloween parade and the organizers are still trying to recover from financial losses. Jeanne Fleming, artistic and producing director of the parade, talks about their Kickstarter campaign to raise money to make sure the tradition continues. Have you ever marched in the parade?  Tell us about your costume or puppet. Call 212-433-9692 or post your story here.

     

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Rep. Garrett on the Shutdown; Israel and Iran; Save Halloween

    Thursday, October 03, 2013

    Congressman Scott Garrett, Republican of New Jersey, explains his position on the government shutdown and how the Affordable Care Act should be tied to negotiations in Washington. Then, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy examines the legal landscape of affirmative action; Ken Thompson talks about how he would re-shape the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office if elected; and Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon talks about Middle East politics, including relations with Iran. Plus: how to save New York’s Village Halloween Parade.

    Radiolab

    And the Winner Is...

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    A clever take on the works of DaVinci wins our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest. And we got so many great entries, we couldn't resist putting together a slideshow of our favorites -- feast your eyes on all the costume greatness.

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    Features

    Witchcraft: A Halloween Talk with Deborah Harkness

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    It’s nearly Halloween, so soon the streets will be thronged with superheroes and pirates and princesses and politicians.  And, of course, witches and vampires.

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    Radiolab

    Spooky Songs for Halloween

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Whether you're staying in tonight or getting ready to go out, we've put together a playlist of spooky songs (plus a few comic-creepy picks) to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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    WQXR Features

    WQXR's Halloween Spooktacular

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Tonight from 6-9 pm, WQXR will present an all-Halloween-themed show featuring some of the spookiest pieces in the classical repertoire. Enter our Vvirtual Halloween Parade!

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    Soundcheck

    Happy Halloween, From Soundcheck

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    You may have noticed that Soundcheck has been a little less active than normal this week, and that's because we've been unable to get to our offices both during and immediately after Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, everyone on the Soundcheck team fared the storm pretty well, and at this point, we're all getting a little bit stir-crazy at home.

    We decided to put together a playlist, and since today is October 31st -- well, it's a spooky one. So whether your Halloween plans are proceeding as normal -- or they've been scrapped due to the aftermath of the hurricane -- enjoy this creepy collection.

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    WNYC News

    Virtual Halloween Parade

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy forced the postponement of Wednesday's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, and we want your help to create a Virtual Village Parade. 

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    Radiolab

    Worse than the Man who Poisons the Halloween Candy...

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    So you know those warnings about the evil stranger who poisons the Halloween candy? Well, Lulu Miller explains there’s never been a documented case of that actually happening. Read all about the Candy Poisoner myth here.

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    Soundcheck

    A Surprising And Spooky Halloween Playlist

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Halloween is around the corner and when we think of Halloween songs, we tend to think of classics like Bobby Boris Pickett's "Monster Mash." But, KCRW DJ and Soundcheck regular Anne Litt has something different in mind -- a playlist of surprising and spooky songs.

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