Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

Halloween Special: Why Do We Still Believe in Ghosts?

October 25, 2021 Flyover Radio, Inc. Episode 25
Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time
Halloween Special: Why Do We Still Believe in Ghosts?
Show Notes

Even in the age of science and reason, we’re all still fascinated by stories of specters from the beyond. Ghosts may be easily dismissed as folklore or superstition in the light of day, But our tune changes in the middle of the night. It’s dark, you’re all alone, and the things that seem impossible in the sunlight are suddenly very, very real. 

In our Halloween episode, we’re recording at one of the most haunted places in America to ask ourselves: Why do we still believe in ghosts? We’re digging into the history of visitors from beyond the grave, the potential explanations science has for our favorite scary stories, and why we just can’t seem to give up our ghosts. That’s what you’re in for today on Impolite Society.  

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