Program 732: Vampires of Eastern Europe; Supernatural Ireland; Haunted Europe

Release Date: 10-28-2023


At a time of year when, according to some cultures, the worlds of the living and the dead come a little closer together, a historian joins us to explain how vampire stories arose from eastern European legends of the "un-dead." Then Irish writer Fintan O'Toole describes the role of the supernatural in Celtic traditions and in more recent Irish literature. And listeners describe eerie encounters they've experienced while traveling in Europe.


  • Jacob Mikanowski, author of "Goodbye Eastern Europe: An Intimate History of a Divided Land" (Pantheon)
  • Irish journalist Fintan O'Toole, author of "We Don't Know Ourselves" (Liveright)

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