Program 304: Trick or Treat: Haunted Europe; Haunted America; Sweet Tooth

Release Date: 10-27-2012

Description

This week features strange encounters in England and France.  Terrance Zepke describes some of the most haunted places in America that she's investigated, from a former asylum in Appalachia to underground Portland.  Plus, Kate Hopkins delves into the bittersweet history of candy, and shares her well-researched opinion on who makes the best chocolates in Europe.

Guests

  • Terrance Zepke, author of "A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America" (Safari Publishing)
  • Kate Hopkins, author of "Sweet Tooth: The Bittersweet History of Candy" (St. Martin's Press)

Related Links

  • Rick has written up a self-guided walking tour of Paris' Pere Lechaise Cemetary.
  • Scroll down to near the bottom of the page of caller Jenny's 2007 travel blog for her thoughts on her walk into the Paris Catacombs.
  • Terrance Zepke's website and blog.
  • The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum offers heritage and ghost tours of the site in Weston, West Virginia. 
  • There are several walking tours of the Portland, Oregon Underground Shanghai Tunnels.  Information on the history of the tunnels is included on the Legends of America website.
  • The Queen Mary ocean liner is moored at Long Beach, California, and is a popular hotel and dining  complex. 
  • The haunted nightclub Terrance Zepke mentions near the end of her interview is Bobby Mackey's in Wilder, Kentucky, just outside Cincinnati.  Their website says that ghosts will be admitted for free on Halloween.  (Their website has audio which automically plays when you open the site.)  
  • The Pirate's House is a popular restaurant and historical site in Savannah, Georgia, which Terrance suggests for a child-appropriate "haunted site."
  • Kate Hopkins' website and blog is called "The Accidental Hedonist." 
  • The publisher's website for "Sweet Tooth" includes an excerpt from the book's first chapter. 
  • The traditional confectioner which Kate stumbled on in the old town of Genoa, Italy is called Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano.
  • The Lindt museum of chocolate is in Cologne (Köln), Germany.