The PopCulteer
October 30, 2020

It’s a shorter than planned PopCulteer this week, as your humble blogger plunges into writing the 2020 PopCult Gift Guide, which is due to start Monday, November 2. I’ll tell you all about that in the introduction post Monday morning.

But today, we have the matter of Halloween 2020 to address. It’s a holiday that seems almost redundant in a year filled with abject terror. From a dangerous pandemic, a dystopian and dysfuctional administration hellbent on destroying Democracy and the sad knowledge that a third of our country seems to have become mindless zombies, This is a holiday about which I simply cannot get enthused.

However, in the past I have gone overboard with Halloween video and audio content for PopCult and The AIR and I have no problem warming up those cold dishes today and tomorrow. Your video will come in the form of The RFC Flashback tomorrow.

I realize that it’s sort of like spooning out spaghetti into kid’s trick or treat bags, but it’s all I can muster.

On The AIR, Halloween kicks off this afternoon, and you can listen at The Website, or on this spooky little embedded player…

On our sister internet radio station, The AIR, Halloween begins at 2 PM Friday with an encore of our sole new Halloween show this year, Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL, which puts a disco spin on The Monster Mash (not actually that song, though…we couldn’t find a disco version of it).

At 3 PM Sydney Fileen brings us two Halloween-themed episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.

Starting at 7 PM Friday and running until Midnight Saturday, we dig back into The AIR Archives for special Halloween programming that includes Scary episodes of Prognosis, Curtain Call, Radio Coolsville, Radio Free Charleston, Word Association plus some classic radio drama and a three-part special of music inspired by Edgar Allen Poe.

This includes a couple of chances to hear Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds, Friday at 11 PM, and Saturday at 6 PM.

With that, I feel like I’ve done enough to contribute to Halloween this year. The real horror and uncertainty happens on Tuesday. If things go the way all good people hope, I may be so happy and relieved that I put up my Christmas tree the day after the election.

And that is this shortened PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features, and next Monday be sure to take a look at our Monday Morning Art with a piece created using MAX Build More bricks. Later Monday we will begin The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide.