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

Several of our Halloween episodes this year have trended toward the creepy and gory (including the Dyatlov Pass incident, the Beast of Gévaudan 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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