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Film: '13 Midnights' | Food Critics: Fall Favorites

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13 Midnights
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Kansas City film producer Steve Searcy channels Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling as the narrator of "13 Midnights."

A Kansas City producer's new movie tells 13 eerie real-life stories and the food critics recommend great fall restaurant dishes in Kansas City.

Segment 1: A new thriller based on true stories explores the horror of the unknown.

All the spooky tales in "13 Midnights" are based on actual conversations Kansas City filmmaker Steve Scearcy has had with the people who experienced them. At a time when many seasonal rites of passage have been canceled, Scearcy likes to think he's "saving Halloween."

  • Steve Scearcy, producer, writer and director of "13 Midnights"

Segment 2, beginning at 20:29: If ever there was an autumn that calls for culinary solace, it would be this one.

It's finally comfort food season when warm and filling dishes make their seasonal appearance. Whether you're pumpkin spice obsessed or in it for the root vegetables, the KCUR food critics have something for everyone in their recommendations for the best pastries, pastas and soups fall fall.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.