Halloween, Minus The Death

October 31, 2013

[1]Hour 2:       Tonight, plenty of people will go in search of candy dressed as skeletons and ghosts. But for a holiday that’s all about ghoulishness, our culture has a way of separating thoughts of death from Halloween. We’ll talk this hour with Oliver Burkeman, who recently wrote about our conflicted ideas of Halloween on Slate [2]. Burkeman’s book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking [3] (Faber & Faber, 2012), is out in paperback next week.

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[2] who recently wrote about our conflicted ideas of Halloween on Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/10/halloween_and_death_terror_management_theory_says_we_should_contemplate.html

[3] The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865479410/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0865479410&linkCode=as2&tag=slatmaga-20

[4] Download: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/242148311/KERA_242148311.mp3

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