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.
Episode link: The History of Halloween Candy
- Brownlee, John. "The Billion Dollar History Of Trick-Or-Treating In America." Fast Company. Oct. 31, 2013. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3020882/monsters-selling-candy-the-billion-dollar-history-of-trick-or-treating-in-america
- Carroll, Aaron. "The Myth About Strangers Poisoning Kids' Halloween Candy." Washington Monthly. Oct. 31, 2012. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2012/10/the_myth_about_strangers_poiso040850.php
- Glenn, Mike. "'Man Who Killed Halloween' Still Haunts Holiday." Chron. October 29, 2004. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-Who-Killed-Halloween-still-haunts-holiday-1971811.php
- History.com Staff. "History of Trick-or-Treating." History.com. 2011. http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-trick-or-treating
- Kawash, Samira. "How Candy and Halloween Became Best Friends." The Atlantic. Oct. 21, 2010. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-halloween-became-best-friends/64895/
- Kawash, Samira. "The Meaning of Halloween-candy Psychopath Stories. The Atlantic. Oct. 28, 2010. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/the-meaning-of-halloween-candy-psychopath-stories/65281/
- Kawash, Samira. "October's Original Candy Holiday? 'Candy Day.'" The Atlantic. Oct. 26, 2010. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/octobers-original-candy-holiday-candy-day/65125/
- Kawash, Samira. "Where Our Love/Hate Relationship With Candy Corn Comes From." The Atlantic. Oct. 30, 2010. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/where-our-love-hate-relationship-with-candy-corn-comes-from/65428/
- Kimmerle, Beth. "Candy: The Sweet History." Collectors Press. 2003.
- National Confectioners Association. "Candy Corn." http://www.candyusa.com/AllAboutCandy/CandyType.cfm?ItemNumber=1582
- National Confectioners Association. "What's the right way to eat candy corn?" http://www.candyusa.com/AllAboutCandy/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5145
- PR Newswire. "How Much is Too Much Candy?" Oct. 24, 2010. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/how-much-is-too-much-candy-104781529.html
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