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Lesley Bannatyne

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Crack of Light with Guest: Lesley Bannatyne

Aspire with Osha: art, nature, humanity

Osha interviews Lesley Bannatyne, award winning author and world expert on Halloween, from Cambridge, Massachusetts. We’ll talk about creativity, writing, She-Boom post-menopausal drum group, mime, in situ- theater and performance art.  Lesley Bannatyne's fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Craft, Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines. She won the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, 2018 Bosque fiction prize, and her story, "OMG! Winn Handler Moved Next Door," was awarded third place in the 2021 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. As a freelance journalist, Lesley covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to relief workers in Bolivia. She writes extensively on Halloween, especially its history, literature, and contemporary celebration, and her most recent non-fiction book, Halloween Nation. Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award.Lesley is recently retired from Harvard University's Music Department. Learn more: http://iskullhalloween.com/

48mins

18 Feb 2021

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Episode 190 "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne!

Necronomicast

Happy Halloween!  On this episode, I welcome "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne!  She is an American author who writes extensively on Halloween, especially its history, literature, and contemporary celebration. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on television specials for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and with Time Magazine, Slate, National Geographic, and contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia. Lesley has written five books on Halloween, ranging from a children's book, Witches Night Before Halloween, to her latest book, Halloween Nation, which examines the holiday through the eyes of its celebrants. Her other titles are A Halloween How-To. Costumes, Parties, Destinations, Decorations (2001); A Halloween Reader. Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloweens Past (2004), and Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, which celebrated 30 years in print in 2020. Her fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines; she won the 2018 Bosque fiction prize and received the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for fiction.  As a freelance journalist, she covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to relief workers in Bolivia.    So, turn on your porchlight and get ready to fall under the spell of "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne on The Necronomicast! iskullhalloween.com

47mins

30 Oct 2020

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Lesley Bannatyne- Creator of "I Skull.Com" Just in time for Halloween

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Lesley Bannatyne- Creator of "I Skull.Com" Just in time for Halloween

6mins

27 Oct 2020

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BONUS - All About Halloween - Lesley Bannatyne - 103119

Beyond Reality Paranormal Podcast

In this special interview, JV Johnson talks with "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne about this most special of observances. This is bonus content for podcast & YouTube subscribers.Support the show.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brparanormal/support

28mins

1 Nov 2019

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Ep 95 - All Things Halloween | Lesley Bannatyne

Ghostly Talk Podcast

Lesley Bannatyne is an American author who writes extensively on Halloween history, literature, and contemporary celebration. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on television specials for the History Channel ("The Haunted History of Halloween," "The Real Story of Halloween"), with Time Magazine, Slate and National Geographic.Lesley has written five books on Halloween. Her most recent book, Halloween Nation, examines the holiday though the eyes of its celebrants. The book was nominated for a 2011 Bram Stoker Award. Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, has been in publication for almost 30 years. Scott, Amber and guest "ghost" Michelle discussed all things Halloween - the memories, movies and all the feels associated with Halloween.

1hr 55mins

31 Oct 2019

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18 - Halloween History and a Conversation with the Holiday's Leading Expert, Lesley Bannatyne - The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World

Big Seance: My Paranormal World

Call the show (775) 583-5563! Halloween is just days away, so what better time to talk about the history of my favorite holiday with the nation's leading expert on Halloween, Lesley Bannatyne! She's the author of five books on the topic of Halloween, including Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History, which will celebrate 25 years of being in print in 2015. Click HERE for my review of this book.  Visit BigSeance.com for show notes. Topics discussed in this episode: Can you guess Lesley’s favorite Halloween candy? Lesley shares some of her favorite memories from the holiday.  Where did Halloween come from? Samhain Harvest Darkness and the coming winter Folklore and Superstition “The Other World" All Hallows/All Saints Day All Souls Day Pranks and Mischiefs Guy Fawkes Victorians and Halloween Parties When did Trick-or-Treating become a part of Halloween? 1940s Kids and mischief around Halloween Adults threw Halloween parties to keep young people from mischief and vandalism. It didn’t work.  Adults learned to offer food and treats (extortion/begging?) in exchange for no mischief or violence on their property.  Trick-or-Treating seen on television for the first time Trick-or-Treat for Unicef (charity) When did costumes go from being disguises to a way of expression? Costumes then and now.  Our favorite symbols of Halloween. Where did they come from? The Witch The Black Cat The Bat Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns Are Scarecrows disappearing? The Victorians and Halloween… how did they celebrate? Parties and Decorations Games “Dumb Supper” Seeing the image of your future love Lesley shares how she researched and found historic articles and information from Halloweens past from vintage periodicals.  Urban Myths about Halloween Fear Apples and razor blades Black Cats and Satanic Sacrifice Church, Religion, and Halloween How has Halloween changed since Lesley’s book was first released? What does duct tape have to do with Halloween? (Ha!) For More on Lesley Bannatyne: www.iskullhalloween.com Lesley's Books For More Halloween History Why Halloween Matters The Literature of Old Halloween Check out Lesley’s appearance on the BBC on Halloween day! Check out her appearance on the History Channel's The Real Story of Halloween Thanks, Lesley! Don't forget!! Are you a regular listener? Please e-mail (or call, or SpeakPipe) with where you're listening from, and how you're listening! I'd appreciate it! Patrick@BigSeance.com Spooky Music featured on this episode is from Sam Haynes. You can find more about Sam and his music at http://www.hauntmusic.co.uk/. Thanks, Sam! Record your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! Call the show at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. Visit BigSéance.com for more information. Please help The Big Séance Podcast by subscribing, rating, and reviewing the show on iTunes or Stitcher! Also, check out BigSéance.com!

55mins

23 Oct 2014

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Interview with Lesley Bannatyne

HaunTopic Radio: Haunted Attractions | Haunted Houses | Halloween | Haunters

56mins

17 Oct 2012

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Lesley Bannatyne and Halloween Nation

Ghost Chronicles

The Queen of Halloween and author,Lesley Bannatyne joins Anne and Ron for a look inside her new book Halloween Nation. Topics of discussion include: Halloween,Ghost Hunting,witches in bikinis,Houdini,and seances, and much much more. What is the Naked Pumpkin Run? Tune in and find out! Wednesday May 18th (7 PM EST) – Lesley Bannatyne – Author and my Queen of Halloween http://www.iskullhalloween.com/

57mins

18 May 2011