We’re only a few days out from Halloween, and this week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of the holiday, tracing its relationship to the yearly harvest and its significance as a moment when the dead and living are thought to coincide.
As Halloween approaches, the Wisconsin Historical Society digs deep into the origins of European witchcraft legends. On Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m., Halloween Eve — if you will — Amber J. Rose, a University of Wisconsin Ph.D. candidate in Old Norse and Swedish folklore, gives a presentation entitled “The Devil Goes North: Witchcraft Trials, […]
In celebration of Halloween, we’ve delved deep into the crypt and have unearthed some unique specimens from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library-Archives. The Society’s Library-Archives collections contain items ranging from the creepy and weird to the superstitious and mystical. Join Society Reference Archivist Simone Munson to discover oddities from the Wisconsin Historical Society – if […]
WORT listener from Wayne, Michigan vacations again to visit Madison, Wisconsin, and the WORT studios, and does a music program… he and his wife have a great idea for a fun Halloween “spooktactular.”
The annual kids’ event, Halloween at the Farm, is being held at Schumacher Farm Park in Waunakee on Saturday, October 28 from 4-9 pm. This farmyard event geared towards children under 12 years old (but fun for all ages) will feature old-fashioned Halloween games, live music, including Boo Bradley and Ken Lonnquist, face painting, storytelling, […]
It’s the haunting season, so Thursday Buzz host Tony Castañeda interviews vampire expert Professor Tomislav Z. Longinović. Not only does he study vampires, but he’s an expert on cultural transmission of legends and myths. He’s a professor in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Madison, and author of Vampire Nation: Violence as […]