Montana Public Radio


How To Halloween In A Pandemic

Oct 30, 2020

With Halloween this Saturday, local officials and families across Montana are trying to find ways of keeping the holiday fun while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Halloween is a big deal for Whitefish. Large, raucous parties like this one at Casey’s two years ago draw in adult witches, zombies and pirates from across northwest Montana.

But this year, city officials are not scared of the boogey man. It’s large crowds they’re worried about as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

Ride Out Your Sugar High With Gus' Halloween Special

Oct 30, 2017

Now that "trick or treat" is over, are your trees full of toilet paper? Did the cat run away for good? Is your living room littered with wrappers?

While visiting Montana’s House of Mystery in Columbia Falls, Wednesday Free Forms host Gus Chambers inexplicably vanished. Local authorities could give no reason for the curious phenomenon.

Gus Chambers, half man and half ant, or MANT, will host the Halloween Freeforms Special, Wednesday October 28 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The show will begin with a giant insect invasion, and then spiral downhill with back to back zombie attacks.

10/30/2014 - On this Halloween special, the History Guys explore Americans' relationship with ghosts, spirits, and witches throughout our nation's history. Why were colonists so fearful of New England "witches"? How is it that progressive social reformers found a home in the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century? Why do new media technologies always conjure talk of the undead? Can social upheaval help explain our history with the ineffable?

Happy Halloween

Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! NPR sends this greeting from their Balkans Bureau

And here are here are stencils for carving your NPR pumpkin, and an opportunity to submit photos of your masterpiece.


Nature's Costumes

Oct 25, 2013

"Fieldnotes," October 27th & 28th, 2013: "Halloween," by Lynn Tennefoss & Caroline Kurtz (read by Allison de Jong).