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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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Sept. 30, 2019

Gina Iacovelli: The Modern Legacy of Victorian Hairwork

Hairwork is the art of making jewelry and other sentimental objects out of hair. If you like Halloween or history, you’ll start n…

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Aug. 31, 2019

Zan Asha: Fairy Tales, Nature, and Halloween

Meet Zan Asha, an artist who is blending fairytales, nature, folklore, and Halloween into her art. Zan is friendly, fun, and has …

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July 17, 2019

Cara Bevan: Gourd Life

Listen to this episode to peek behind the vines of gourd life with award-winning gourd artist, Cara Bevan. I saw Cara’s work for …

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June 12, 2019

Stacey Walsh: Lover of Old Cemeteries, Handmade, and History

Artist Stacey Walsh is a lover of old cemeteries, handmade goods, imperfection, and history. She is inspired by Victorian mournin…

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April 30, 2019

Amy Schneider: Obsessed Curator and Photographer

Amy’s passion for original Halloween art and oddities will inspire you to collect, decorate, and create!

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April 12, 2019

Avery Applegate: Mourning Glory Jewelry

Avery Applegate is a jewelry artist who loves hunting for forgotten treasures with a dark twist. She mixes these findings into as…

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Feb. 27, 2019

Tanya Casteel: Painter of Cosmic Animals

Tanya teaches us about cosmic animals and what we can learn from animals associated to Halloween.

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Nov. 29, 2018

Joyce Stahl: 20 Years of Enchantment

Episode 3 is a special 20th anniversary celebration. My guest is artist Joyce Stahl, of Enchanted Productions. Joyce’s whimsical …

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Sept. 27, 2018

Laurie Hardin: Smiling Halloween Art

Let’s meet artist Laurie Hardin of Monkey-Cats Studio. For over 14 years, Laurie has been creating playful Halloween papier mache…

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Aug. 30, 2018

Jennie Hepler-Takens: Affection for Oddity

My guest is artist Jennie Hepler-Takens of Prim Pumpkin. Jennie creates dolls using vintage fabrics and found objects. Jennie's w…

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