10/31/2017 | 52 Minutes
Ben and Lib take a break from the standard guest template to celebrate one of Lib’s least favorite holidays: Halloween (please don’t judge him). A few scary stories are told and these are a must-listen, full of special sound effects…until they realize they aren’t very good. We then learn why this holiday is such a double edge sword, full of Ticks and Tick Offs.
STORY TIME WITH BEN
Ben grew up singing Phantom of the Opera. At one point in the story, the Phantom appears to Christine Daaé in a song that Ben (younger, higher pitched voice, Ben) would sing. That scene frightened young Ben as he feared that the Phantom would be lurking around any corner. Within a few years, Ben's fear for the Phantom disappeared. However, a music box featured in the story would pop up later in life and haunt him when a friend introduced Ben to a lesser-known Michael Jackson song, “Little Susie." The King of Pop was NOT very poppy in this song and the combination of a dark choir, a little child's footsteps and a music box brought back all of those Phantom memories from the past!
STORY TIME WITH LIB
Lib describes his childhood home which was an open-concept home in the Phoenix suburbs. He loved growing up in that house but about a year ago learned of some supernatural events that occurred in this lovely childhood home! Story #1 involves his younger brother using the bathroom early in the morning and seeing his dad getting ready to go on his run…except, he never went on a run that morning. Story #2 is part paranormal activity and part Lib’s niece possibly seeing a ghost…
HALLOWEEN TICK OFFS
Exclusive to groups (that Lib or Ben don't belong to)
Single Person costume ideas – You're always explaining your case and never feel complete
Costumes are expensive and time consuming
There’s no option (You are expected to celebrate Halloween)
So many parties!
Perfect Fall Holiday
Creativity everywhere (costumes, food, decorations)
Unofficial Start of the Holiday Season
If you celebrate it, own it (2018 Ticked Halloween Party? Dress up as a tick off)
Favorite Halloween Costume (Spoiler: Ben’s costume was way better)
Episode transcript coming soon.