A.D. Frequencies with Stephen Dare and Chris Loportois our weird ass, smartish latenight podcast
Listen in every week as Stephen, Chris and an assortment of guests discuss the supernatural, paranormal, and beyond and listen to chillwave and indie music..
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In this, our episode, we are joined by archaeologist and classical antiquities expert, Kortland Bottger and discuss the mythology and pop culture history of halloween, samhain, and day of the dead (Also #yournotpronouncingitright) From ancient Greece and China through the medieval period all the way up to the dusty highways of Mexico. Including where the whole ‘trick or treat’ thing started!
Join us for fun, fascinating details and the kind of talk and music that you reach for your favorite cannabanoid to.
ABOUT THE AFTER DARK FREQUENCIES CREW
STEPHEN DAREis the editor in chief of starsandcelebs.com, chud.com. and a writer for fashionone television. He is also a traveller, writer, chef, entrepreneur and natural born gossip. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but has lived in the five corners of the US. (Florida, San Francisco, Seattle, NYC and Muncie, Indiana). Big fan of Dorothy Parker, Thorne Smith, Ogden Nash, Quentin Crisp and Graydon Carter. You can follow and reach him on twitter @stephendare
CHRIS LOPORTO:I am a native New Yorker born in Staten Island. Just like most people I am a big entertainment enthusiast. I have a wide variety of interests ranging from history to sports and entertainment and even the supernatural. I also have a deep admiration for Martial Arts.
Wrestling is my first love as I have been a fan ever since I can remember. From WWE to NJPW and everything in between, wrestling has become a passion of mine.
Movies and video games have also been a big part of my life as I have used them as my tool to escape reality.
Favorites include God of War, Uncharted, Batman Arkham series and anything WWE.
During an interview Bruce Lee was asked if he thought of himself Chinese or North American. His response: “You know what I want to think of myself?…as a Human Being.”
KORTLAND BOTTGER is a person not unacquainted with the vagaries of Archaeology and classical antiquities. He has deliberately cultivated an aura of mystery and great inscrutability about his professional life and his arduous education. Probably for good reason.
Music Written and Performed by Origin StoryMixed and Mastered by Endangered Wise Men Studios