Show Notes: Halloween Candy!

Tracy Wilson

A child chooses a treat while trick-or-treating in the 1960s. Photo by L. Willinger/FPG/Getty Images
A child chooses a treat while trick-or-treating in the 1960s. Photo by L. Willinger/FPG/Getty Images

Several of our Halloween episodes this year have trended toward the creepy and gory (including the Dyatlov Pass incident, the Beast of GĂ©vaudan and the Villisca Ax Murders, if you missed them). So we're capping off the season with much lighter fare: the history of Halloween candy. We do spend some time on various purported tampering incidents, so it's not all trick-or-treating and candy corn.

Our listener mail is from Jay about the Dyatlov Pass episode, who clarifies a bit about paradoxical undressing.

For more knowledge: Why do we trick-or-treat?

Episode link: The History of Halloween Candy

Holly's research:

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