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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 48

Compiled By: KUT

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O’Dark 30 is KUT's strangely Halloween-themed adventure through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 48 includes Bud The Halloween Guy...The Raven...Marking Our Lives: The Love and Loss of Pets...Ghost Tour Through Former Prison in Tasmania...The Guardian of the Murder House...War of the Worlds Halloween Special...His Chainsaw Was Still Warm...The Scary Plan...Showmen's Rest...Haunted Cabin

Ghost Tour through former prison in Tasmania

From Jake Warga | 02:23

A night time ghost hunt through Port Arthur, Tasmania

090118_071_small Former notorious prison of Port Arthur, Tasmania.   A guided walk through history.

The Guardian of the Murder House

From Michael Paul Mason | 22:29

A riveting and haunting journey into one of America's most sensational murder mysteries.

P1170373_small The small town of Villisca, Iowa isn't the setting you would expect for one of America's most sensational murder mysteries, but listeners are immediately swept into this century-old story as they tour the town with Darwin Linn, owner of the Villisca Axe Murder House. Not only is the house the site of the grisly murders, but it's also ranked as one of the 50 most paranormal homes in America--and yes, a paranormal moment is caught on tape.

On June 10, 1912, an entire family and their two overnight guests were brutally murdered with an axe, and the crime was never solved. In this suspenseful narrative, we encounter Darwin in a sleepy storefront, and then take a ride with him through the town. We visit the homes of various suspects, including a traveling minister and an Iowa State Senator. As we approach the scene of the murders, we're pulled a hundred years back in time.

Inside the Villisca Axe Murder House, we retrace the tragic killings and its bizarre aftermath. At the same time, we develop an odd fascination with our guide, who confesses that owning the place has changed his world view. Finally, we're brought face-to-face with an eerie, supernatural moment that occurs inside the house, during the interview itself.

The Guardian of the Murder House is an unforgettable retelling of a terrible Midwestern crime, but it also acts as profile of a man whose life is intimately affected by his ownership of the home.

His Chainsaw Was Still Warm

From The humble Farmer | 01:07

A man breaks up a fistfight with a chainsaw

Humbleoats_small This has all the makings of a country and western song

The Scary Plan

From Hearing Voices | Part of the The Plan series | 29:03

Ghouls, Ghosts, Gore and Graves

0610planscary_small Here's The Plan: This week it's ghouls, ghosts, and gore. A half-hour of scary stories… PLAYLIST: ARTIST | AUDIO | ALBUM (*=PRX piece) 1. MP3J (w/ Gene Moss) | I Want to Bite Your Hand | Mashuptown.com 2. ZBS | The Bleeding Man | The Cabinet of Dr. Fritz 3. Shel Silverstein | Monsters I've Met | The Best Of Shel Silverstein 4. Lon Chaney Jr./Ronald Stein | Song From Spider Baby | Not of This Earth! The Film Music of Ronald Stein 5. David Greenberger And The Shaking Ray Levis | Blood On The Pulpit* | Mayor Of The Tennessee River 6. Alfred Hitchcock | Hitchcock 1 | Ghost Stories For Young People 7. Ginna Allison | La Llorona | Tellus #11 - The Sound of Radio 8. Marianne Faithfull | Alone | Closed On Account Of Rabies - Poems And Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe 9. David Greenberger & Terry Adams | Vampire* | The Duplex Planet Station Promo Text The Scary Plan- Here's The Plan: Ghouls, ghosts, and gore. A half-hour of scary stories; this week, for Halloween and Dios de los Muertos (the Days of the Dead), that is The Plan. Go beyond the grave, this [DAY] at [TIME] on [STATION]. For an excellent hour program combine The Scary Plan with: Jake Warga- Haunted Cabin (20:00). Hassberry Theatre Company- The Raven (9:09).

Showmen's Rest

From Shannon Heffernan | 05:13

A tragic train crash, a memorial to circus folk, and a graveyard haunted by elephants.

Thumbelephant_small Forest Park is the last stop on the Chicago?s blue line subway. Famous for its plethora of graveyards, this suburb is also the final stop for many Chicagoans. In a place with more dead residents than living ones, one particular grave site catches visitor?s attention: Showman?s Rest, a graveyard for circus performers from around the world. The story of the graveyard goes back to a tragic circus train wreck in 1918. Good for Haloween or Memorial Day (with some edits to tweak the theme).

Haunted Cabin

From Jake Warga | 19:52

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend the night in haunted cabin with a group of ghost hunters? No electricity, no phones, but lots of strange noises.

Haunted Cabin
Jake Warga

Cabinweb_small This story explores why people believe in ghosts and what they're really looking for.
A full documentary in the narrative style, a fun romp with a passionate group of people, some who believe, some who want to.

Aired: "This American Life"