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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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    • 4.5 • 294 Ratings

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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

    Small Frights: Halloween Party on Wheels

    Small Frights: Halloween Party on Wheels

    After a longer than expected hiatus, we're back(ish) with
    international stories of Halloween from Europe! We also enjoy the ephemeral nature of spooky experiences that sometimes exist just for us in a moment (and then last a little longer if you write into a podcast about them). 

    Mentioned in the episode:

    Best Places to Celebrate Halloween in Belgium

    Kia's Puzzle Quest: Halloween HauntingKia Creates Website

    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

    Order The Raven Record + Zine⁠

    Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠

    IAH Spotify Playlist

    ⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠

    ⁠Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation⁠

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    ⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    • 36 min
    Small Frights: The Candy Trap

    Small Frights: The Candy Trap

    Today we hear more of your stories from Halloween 2023! Yard decor, home haunts, DIY costumes, and trick-or-treating! This episode is jam packed with creative ideas and community spirit!

    Check out the newest collaboration between IAH and Displaced Snail: The Raven!



    Mentioned on the episode:

    The Masque of the Red Death Reading

    Red Letter Days

    Follow Spooky Steve on IG @thecraftygoonie

    Creepmas Creatures

    Support your fellow Lanterns: Fibulalart on Etsy and IG @fibulalart

    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

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠

    IAH Spotify Playlist

    ⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠

    ⁠Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation⁠

    ⁠Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram⁠

    ⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    • 43 min
    Reflections on Halloween 2023 with GRIMtern Nathan (Part 1)

    Reflections on Halloween 2023 with GRIMtern Nathan (Part 1)

    GRIMtern Nathan joins me to look back on our favorite aspects of the Halloween 2023 season. We read your EEEEKmails and cover our top 10 seasonal moments. This is part 1 of 2. You can hear part 2 by subscribing on Spotify or Patreon. 

    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

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠

    IAH Spotify Playlist

    ⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠

    ⁠Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation⁠

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    ⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    • 1 hr 25 min
    IAH x Farthouse: The Shining

    IAH x Farthouse: The Shining

    Happy Halloween 2023!



    Here's an extra special treat in your pillowcase: an It's Always Halloween/Farthouse Crossover Episode!



    Farthouse is a monthly film podcast hosted by Cinephile Cuties (and Lanterns!), Casey O'Brien and Patrick Mallon. They watch arthouse movies, so you can pretend that you did. And today the three of us discuss The Shining, spooky bathrooms, and DIY Filmmaking!



    We also read your EEEEKmails about artsy horror, film catchphrases, nude scenes in class, and bathroom ghosts and banshees!



    Casey and I are making a feature film together, 14 Stories in a Bathoom! Read more and/or contribute to our fundraising campaign here!



    Please note that this episode, much like The Shining, does contain adult language and situations and would probably be slapped with an R-rating if the MPAA had their say!

    • 2 hr 12 min
    BIG Frights: Happy Halloween!

    BIG Frights: Happy Halloween!

    Happy October 31st, Lanterns! The veil is thin and the bonfires are lit, let the harvest celebration begin! 

    This is a collection of close to 20 All Hallows Hotline calls and EEEEKmails pertaining to our day of days. I hope this helps set the mood. Sending you all my wishes for a joyful day filled with spooks, treats, community, and remembrance. You are ALIVE, don't let 'em forget it!

    Please note, we are taking the rest of the week off to recover! We return 11/10! In the meantime, please tell us how you celebrated this year! Call the All Hallows Hotline at 802-532-DEAD or write an EEEEKmail to itsalwayshalloweebpodcast@gmail.com.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Haunted Tents 2022 Walk Thru Video

    Haunted Tents on Facebook

    Haunted Tents on IG

    Field of Screams 

    Izzy's Spooky Season Playlist

    Gwen's Mossy Fox Shop

    Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More (Music Video)

    Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl (Music Video)

    Vmpyr - L'invitation (Music Video)

    Vmpyr - Carmilla (Music Video)

    Follow Michael Lewis on IG: @mikelmas

    Follow Charis on IG: @little_pretzel_witch

    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

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠

    IAH Spotify Playlist

    ⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠

    ⁠Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation⁠

    ⁠Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram⁠

    ⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    Music for this mega episode was provided by: Mokka, Infraction, Toru Takemitsu, Lofi Geek, The Fletchers and, as always, Pete Byrnes.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Small Frights: More Candy, Less Pranks

    Small Frights: More Candy, Less Pranks

    On today's megapacked HalloWEEKEND episode, we read letters from Lanterns in Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States! We learn about the earliest Halloween candy and the importance of slowing down in Autumn. We also talk knitting, DIY Halloween music videos, wild pranks, and answer questions about Trick-or-Treating! 

    Mentioned in the episode:

    Kia's Puzzle Quest: Halloween Haunting

    Kia Creates Website

    Mr. Pumpkinman and Trick-or-Treat by Levee

    Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins by Indestructible Food

    Knit One, Stab Two

    Fibre Folk: Halloween Special by Lorna

    Fibre Valley Art Etsy by Lorna

    Follow Lorna's work on IG: @fibrevalleyart + @thread.and.yarn

    Follow Michael on IG: @sawdustnbones

    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

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #2⁠

    ⁠Order The Lantern's Way #1⁠

    IAH Spotify Playlist

    ⁠Subscribe to It's Always Halloween on Patreon ⁠

    ⁠Support It's Always Halloween with a One Time Donation⁠

    ⁠Follow It's Always Halloween on Instagram⁠

    ⁠Join the Local Lantern Society⁠

    Music on this episode was provided by Tim Beek, Darren Curtis, SolasComposer, Aries Beats, Mehul Sharma and of course Pete Byrnes! Happy Halloween!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
294 Ratings

294 Ratings

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. 🎃🎃

Jaybirb ,

Delightfully Cozy and Community-Oriented

I was feeling hungry for the Halloween spirit this year, and after listening to Girls, Guts, and Giallo, I remembered one of Annie Rose’s guests mentioning she ran an all year Halloween podcast; and let me tell you, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Informative, comforting, and cultivating a broad network of Halloween-themed stories and traditions, this podcast kept me company and inspired me to do more than just watch horror movies this Halloween (even if it was just dressing up in a “business appropriate” witch costume and bringing in a big bowl of candy to my office). Luce is a delightful host, gentle and thoughtful and enthusiastic in exploring the myriad of ways history has impacted our beloved holiday. If your restless spirit longs to bask in Halloween-y goodness, It’s Always Halloween has got your back!

FantasmaDiNotte ,

Keep those spooky vibes happening all year long!

I came across this podcast at the start of the hot weather here in Florida (i.e., March) and it was the perfect solution to help uplift my Autumnal soul. I started listening for the Halloween history episodes but quickly grew to enjoy the small frights episodes, which are more frequent, community-oriented, and focus on our modern Halloween culture and experience—effectively documenting that history as it happens. I have seen a handful of reviews that complain about Lucé’s personal opinions on the podcast. Frankly, I don’t agree with her on everything (LGBTQIA+ rights and recognition - fully onboard; anti-capitalist - not so much), but—and I know this is a hot take for some of you—believe it or not, it is not just OK but in fact healthy to expose yourself to viewpoints that may differ from your own. I have always found Lucé to come from a place of love, inclusiveness, and community first and foremost and I would hope these are traits we should all aspire to embody. Please don’t let those naysayers spoil your enjoyment of this podcast and the amazing community that she has created in such a short time. We may just be starting to see a hint of Fall here in Florida, but what does that matter? After all, it’s *always* Halloween!

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