39 October 25, 1996 Halloween This week: A show for Halloween. Stories of things that are supposed to be scary, but aren't. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 182: Cringe Apr. 13, 2001 Act Two: M*a*s*h Notes Ira reports on a week he spent on the set of the TV show M*A*S*H in 1979, supposedly to do a story about the program for National Public Radio. 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural July 4, 1997 Act Three: Good Blacks, Bad Blacks Writer Malcolm Gladwell, reads from a story that he first wrote for the New Yorker magazine about his cousins, who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica 12 years ago. 11: Enemies Jan. 24, 1996 Act Three: Dave's Response Ira reaches current-day Dave, who is a born-again Christian living with his parents. Staff RecommendationsView all 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. 154 Mar. 10, 2000 In Dog We Trust 2000 Exactly how much are the animals that live in our home caught up in everyday family dynamics?