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Seg. 1: Creepy In KC. Seg. 2: Audiofiles. Seg. 3: Frankenstein's 200th.

Segment 1: The haunts of Kansas City.

Everyone loves spooky ghost stories — and Kansas City is home to a few horrors of its own. On this episode, we chat with the host of a podcast that dives into the creepy side of the Metro.

Segment 2, beginning at 16:08: Spooky podcast recommendations.

Our Audiofiles have compiled some suggestons for scarily good podcast listens.

Segment 3, beginning at 33:23: Frankenstein is still alive!

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and adaptations are still being made to this day. We talk with a film expert about what makes this tale so timeless.

  • Mitch Brian, professor of communication studies, UMKC
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