39 October 25, 1996 Halloween This week: A show for Halloween. Stories of things that are supposed to be scary, but aren't. Download Share a clip Transcript Steve Chasmar Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to people who gather every week to watch the TV show Dark Shadows. (1 minute) Act One Dark Shadows ByIra Glass Ira continues his story. (10 minutes) Act Two Scientists in a Haunted House ByIra Glass An excerpt from Your Radio is Haunted. (6 minutes) Act Three Vampire Girl ByIra Glass An interview with Vampire Girl. (6 minutes) Act Four The Evil Within ByJulie Showalter Julie Showalter, on a costume she wore as a kid. (11 minutes) Act Five Gang Girl ByIra Glass Gang Girl, on a body they thought was fake that turned out to be real. (10 minutes) Act Six Screams ByGregory Whitehead Greg Whitehead, with screams from the This American Life audience. (7 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 281: My Big Break Jan. 21, 2005 Act One: Take My Break, Please Charlie Brill and Mitzi McCall were a comedy duo back in the mid-1960s, playing clubs around Los Angeles, when their agent called to tell them he'd landed them the gig of a lifetime: They were going to be on The Ed Sullivan Show. 117: You Gonna Eat That? Dec. 11, 1998 Act One: Breakfast A story by Jay Allison and Annie Cheney, from Jay's Life Stories series. 62: Something for Nothing May 2, 1997 Act Four: Another Success Story Hollywood is all about the idea of getting something for nothing, and no show on the subject would be complete without a Hollywood story. Staff RecommendationsView all 354 Apr. 18, 2008 Mistakes Were Made Freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.