Episodes

June 14, 2021

Becky Kilimnik: Spooky by Design

Becky Kilimnik fell in love with spooky storytelling during her childhood in the mountains of Tennesse. Today, she expresses this…

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May 30, 2021

Sarah Boyce: Seasonal Folklore and Celebration

Sarah Boyce’s love of the autumn and winter holidays will expand your understanding of the passage of time and seasons. Sarah cre…

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May 13, 2021

Victorian Cemetery Symbolism

What do you think of when you hear the word cemetery? Spooky? Do you think history and art museum? If you haven’t, you should! Th…

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April 30, 2021

Sharon Bloom: The Joy is in the Connection

Sharon Bloom is a visual artist and teacher who LOVES Halloween. While her education is in painting and print making, today she i…

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Oct. 31, 2020

Joey Marsocci: Creating Immersive Spooky Experiences

Artist Joey Marsocci is a story teller who uses the mediums of theme park and haunt design, creature fabrication, illustration, w…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Ellen Gee: Producer and Publisher of the Macabre

Ellen Gee has dedicated her life to Halloween. It manifests in her music and fashion choices, home decorating, and career. Ellen …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Kristen Beason: Bright and Colorful Halloween

Kristen Beason is creating cheeky folk art for Halloween merrymaking. She desires to make the holiday memorable for collectors, f…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Susie Krichbaum: Creator of the Peculiar

Artist Susie Krichbaum loves to create peculiar creatures with a twist. Not satisfied to create a standard mermaid, Susie sculpte…

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Sept. 18, 2020

Nancy Malay: Spooky Sweet Creator

Minnesotan artist Nancy Malay has earned her nicknames of “The Christmas Lady” and “The Halloween Lady.” Early American Life maga…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Melissa Belanger: Art Quite Contrary

Artist Melissa Belanger's desire to be contrary is rooted in her childhood. Her mother was supportive but didn't like candy, Hall…

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Aug. 13, 2020

Sian Ellis: Ghosts Everywhere

In this episode, you’ll meet British artist Sian Ellis. Sian is excited to be a full-time artist after years working concurrently…

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July 14, 2020

Karen Steinkraus: Heirloom Victorian Witch Hats

Artist Karen Steinkraus, of The Victorian Witch Hat, uses her experience in theater costume design to create one-of-a kind, jaw-d…

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June 30, 2020

Tom Taggart: Making Monsters and Mischief

A man of many talents and skills, artist Tom Taggart is creating monsters and myths. Tom has a long list of artistic experience, …

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June 13, 2020

Isaac Bidwell: Thrills, Chills, Monsters, and Fun

Isaac Bidwell is a designer and illustrator. The inspiration behind Isaac’s business name, Pickled Punks, comes from side-show sp…

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May 30, 2020

George Coghill: Life of a Monsterologist

George is a monsterologist who studies creatures, creeps, and cryptids. His web site is .   Ever since childhood, his radar has…

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May 13, 2020

Kevin Buntin: It All Started With Clay on a Stick

Today you’ll meet artist Kevin Buntin from Ohio. Kevin creates fantasy, seasonal, and Halloween based sculpture. Kevin’s childhoo…

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April 30, 2020

Amber Leilani: A Doorway to Her World

Meet artist Amber Leilani, a creator of folk surrealist paintings and mixed media. When I met Amber, she was sculpting. Repetitiv…

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Oct. 29, 2019

Nicole Johnson: Have Monsters Will Travel

Meet artist Nicole Johnson, monster specialist. Since childhood she has been drawn to creepy stories and things – she doesn’t kno…

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