A Handmade Halloween Haunt (Episode 62)

Holiday Fun in Asbury Park by Joey Schweigert

Joey SchweigertEvery year just after Christmas, “amateur haunter” Joey Schweigert sets out on a mission. He begins his plan to create the best home Halloween experience ever. His Halloween wonderlands for kids at his home in Asbury Park, NJ, are more of the retro and whimsical variety than the frightening kind. This year’s creation will be a wizard’s den and dragon nursery where each child must pass three tests before receiving a special handmade gift. Hear him chat with Wendy Sheridan about this as well as previous themes like Mad Scientist Lab, Jurassic Cottage, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and Night Circus. Learn how Joey seeks to inspire neighborhood kids, and in case you were wondering, the secret to making gnome toenails and chicken lips!

November begins this week, and the show starts with things to celebrate in the new month: Native American Heritage Month, Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Movember, NaNoWriMo, NoSHAVEember, and Vegan Month all happen in November. Daily celebrations and observances this week include National Candy Corn Day (October 30th), Halloween, Samhain, and Girl Scout Founder’s Day (October 31st), National Author’s Day (November 1st), Deviled Egg Day and Bison Day (November 2nd), and National Chicken Lady Day, which honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree. (November 4th). Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, and Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day. Birthday acknowledgments go to Henry Winkler, Piper Perabo, John Candy, Vanilla Ice, Tim Cook, Nelly, Elizabeth Smart, Adam Ant, and Diddy.

In All the News We Can Handle, Wendy and Robin Renée bid farewell to Rep. Elijah Cummings and discuss the importance of getting informed, voting, and supporting candidates in challenging races around the country. In the Why is this Awesome? segment, Robin asks Wendy for a primer on King Crimson and their classic, In the Court of the Crimson King. Wendy happily shares about one of her favorites.

Things to do:

Go to Asbury Park on October 31st and you may discover Joey Schweigert’s Halloween experience!

Follow the whimsical happenings of Joey Schweigert on Instagram and buy his cool creations by on Redbubble.

Get information on your local election at Ballotpedia.

Go to Vote Save America to see what you can do to help in important 2019 elections.

VOTE on Tuesday, November 5th!

Contribute if you can: bit.ly/helpalan

See the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Madhatter's tea party. (Music: Fireside Dance by Danny Elfman

Listen to In the Court of the Crimson King:

Ghoulfish and Halloween rabbit Halloween house lights
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