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A year-round celebration of Halloween history and traditions, spooks past and present, with your master of scaremonies Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

It's Always Halloween Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

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A year-round celebration of Halloween history and traditions, spooks past and present, with your master of scaremonies Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

    Looking Gourdgeous with Joe Carlough

    Looking Gourdgeous with Joe Carlough

    This week we welcome back longtime friend and IAH collaborator, Joe Carlough of Displaced Snail publications. We discuss his new book, Queer Horror, available for pre-order now! We also go deep into pumpkins and have an exciting new project announcement! 



    For those with sensitive ears, this episode has a couple of light conversational swear words and acknowledges sex and sex work within the context of a few horror films. 



    Mentioned in the episode:

    Displaced Snail

    Follow Joe on IG

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    Cat Party!: Cats We've Known in Words and Pictures

    Joe's favorite orchard - Maple Acres



    Featured music:

    Impervious - Dorian Pinto



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Small Frights: HalloResting

    Small Frights: HalloResting

    Today we continue our exploration of trick-or-treating trends from around the U.S. and one Lantern brings us in on their new October 31st tradition!

    Mentioned on the episode:

    July Movie Parties

    July BOO-k Club

    Featured music:

    Lightless Dawn - Kevin Macleod

    Impervious - Dorian Pinto

    November - Benjamin Tissot

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    • 32 min
    Small Frights: Tales of Summerween

    Small Frights: Tales of Summerween

    Today we read Summerween party letters and take a call from a Lantern in Tunisia! 



    Mentioned in the episode:

    October Branches: Summerween (Tjalgahorn's blog)

    Follow Lantern Josh on IG: @eclectic_carthage 



    Music featured:

    Nostalgy - Gothic Music

    Skeleton Keys - Alexander Nakarada

    The Abandoned - MONST3R

    Haunting Atmosphere - CO.AG



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    • 26 min
    Small Frights: Sad Cryptid

    Small Frights: Sad Cryptid

    Today we take a delightful hotline call about the most depressed cryptid in America and learn about how we can celebrate them in the hopes of cheering them up. We also get letters about Summerween and how to make your own low cost DIY pumpkin spice (see above). 



    Mentioned in the Episode:

    Squonkapalooza!

    Ways to Celebrate Summerween



    Music featured:

    ⁠Outsider - Myuu⁠

    Silence - DJPOM888

    The Curse - Mehul Sharma

    ⁠Witch By The Sea - Darren Curtis⁠



    Be featured on a Small Frights episode! Submit all Halloween queries, advice, recommendations, or memories via telephone to the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! or write an EEEEKmail to ⁠⁠⁠⁠itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com⁠⁠⁠⁠



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    • 33 min
    Small Frights: Spooky and Kooky

    Small Frights: Spooky and Kooky

    Today we read a letter from a Lantern who writes a Halloween comedy show for kids with his high school theater troupe. We also hear about a Halloween party that helped another Lantern feel more comfortable in their own skin and get a response to last week's call about a new Trick-or-Treating trend. 



    Be featured on a Small Frights episode! Submit all Halloween queries, advice, recommendations, or memories via telephone to the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! or write an EEEEKmail to ⁠⁠⁠itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com⁠⁠⁠



    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠Order The Raven Record + Zine⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠IAH Spotify Playlist⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠



    Featured music:

    Unspoken - Myuu

    Down the Rabbit Hole - Myuu

    After Midnight - Oak Studios

    • 22 min
    Small Frights: Misbehavior on the Halloween Express

    Small Frights: Misbehavior on the Halloween Express

    Today we hear about the harrowing journey one Lantern has on the Halloween Express and lament how disappointing professional Halloween themed jobs can be. We also get a FANGtastic call from a dad who has noticed a newer trend while taking his daughter Trick-or-Treating and read a letter from a mom whose young son has recently become obsessed with Halloween year round.



    Mentioned on the Episode:

    Get some Halloween stickers from Lantern Kia



    Featured music:

    Halloween Chaser - TeknoAxe

    Adrift - Hayden Folker

    Curse - Mehul Sharma



    Be featured on a Small Frights episode! Submit all Halloween queries, advice, recommendations, or memories via telephone to the All Hallows Hotline at (802) 532-Dead! or write an EEEEKmail to ⁠⁠itsalwayshalloweenpodcast@gmail.com⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠Order The Raven Record + Zine⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠IAH Spotify Playlist⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
299 Ratings

299 Ratings

LexiDell ,

One episode in and I already love it!!

I recently found this podcast on Spotify while I was browsing for some to scratch the Halloween itch I’ve been having all summer and this show is just what I need. It’s so much fun hearing listener stories and getting fun ideas for the spooky season. I will definitely be listening to this for the foreseeable future!

radicali_boii ,

The Coziest and Halloweeniest Podcast!

It’s Always Halloween is my favorite podcast. It feels like a pumpkin spice latte on a cold, Autumn morning. Super cozy and Lucé has a very calming voice. It’s the only thing that can cozy me in bed and make me fall asleep on insomniac nights. I’ve been listening for 3 years, and I hope it never ends!! 🎃🍂

NerdStar48 ,

Perfect slice of Halloween history

Well researched podcast on the history of Halloween. As someone who also is frustrated by history listicles and even published books perpetuating myths about Halloween history and customs, I’ve found It’s Always Halloween to be a breath of fresh air. Lucé is just a delight to listen to, and I recommend the podcast to all my friends who love Halloween but not horror movies so we can enjoy our favorite season together. 🎃🎃

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