62: #62 | The Vampirish For


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"Is doiligh drochrud a mharú" - it's hard to kill a bad thing. (Irish proverb)
It's Hallowe'en again and the time is right for a Motherfoclóir Samhain Special! Is Annual Sweetgiving Day a capitalist ploy or is it I inherently socialist? Is the pagan or Christian, American or Gaelic?

The spookiest time of the year is arguably more Irish than Saint Patrick's Day; it's certainly a recent arrival to our British neighbours, who were traditionally more invested in Guy Fawkes Day.

Darach and Peadar discuss the enduring popularity of vampire stories and consider the Irish origins- most famously Dracula but also the Derry legend that haunted Bram Stoker's imagination.

Please mind your pets on this hard fire-working night.

Contact the show at https://twitter.com/motherfocloir or email us at motherfocloir@headstuff.org.

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