Song: RISK Halloween Theme by Jeff Barr
Song: Nightmare by Artie Shaw
Live Story: Hitchin’ It! by Myka Fox
Interstitial: The Hitchhiker (excerpt) by David Gallic and Alexander Harrison Jacobs
Radio Story: The Thing by Thomas McKean
Song: Fear by Sarah McLachlan
Live Story: It Follows by Carrie Poppy
Interstitial: It Follows Carrie Poppy by Jeff Barr
Radio Story: Whisper to a Scream by Marshall York
Song: Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly) by The Icicle Works
Come back to Denver !!!!!!!!!!
I appreciated that these two Halloween episodes didn’t completely eschew skepticism/rationality. Still, it bears pointing out that a lot of seemingly-supernatural middle-of-the-night experiences can be explained as hypnopompic hallucination and/or waking consciousness emerging slightly before REM sleep paralysis has fully subsided. I wonder if the “supernatural bedtime experience” stories would be so common if people had a better understanding of the basics of how sleep and dreaming work. That said, those stories are still enjoyable if you can suspend your disbelief.
Otherwise, Marshall York’s voice was pretty damn sexy (he should seriously consider getting into professional audio narration if he hasn’t already), and the end of episode Easter egg was really funny. So, good fun episode. Thanks as always to Kevin, the storytellers, and everyone else involved in making the show happen!
The photo looks like Denis Leary, The Wonder Years.
Yeah, The Thing could be explained by sleep paralysis but how strange that he had seen it before, awake, and another person confirmed it. Spooky!!
What is the music that comes on right after the hitchin’ song?
The sound design for Thomas’ story consisted mainly of the 1979 Alien soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith.
Be it sleep paralysis or some kind of a metaphor, The Thing was interesting either way. But what I really want to know is “does he like ginger bears?”