The Gen-Xer Podcast: The Origins of Halloween

Back in 2020, which seemed like forever ago, I was starting a new podcast, The Fine Line. It only lasted a few episodes but there was a special episode I did. It was called The Origins of Halloween. I used my religious upbringing as the background to what I used to think Halloween began. Obviously, using the Christian version of the holiday to cloud my judgment.

When I was thinking of an episode for this Halloween, something told me to pull that episode. It had some cultural references and religious connotations to make a pretty balanced origin story. Much of what we know of it’s history comes from the Christian theology. The Catholic Church’s attempt to scare everyone into celebrating the religious aspect of the day.

This week’s episode of The Gen-Xer Podcast will be a rebroadcast of that original show. I don’t think there will be too many of these types of episodes, as I only did a handful. However, going back through the old episodes had a bit of nostalgia for me.

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Rebroadcast: “The Origins of Halloween”

This isn’t a criticism of Christianity. It is an attempt to look at the actual history of the holiday and see where the twists came from. Much of the Christian belief is historically inaccurate. A bit of omission and twisting of the truth. Not to mention the Church’s propensity for switching pagan holidays with Christian ones.

Hope you enjoy this special throwback episode. Next week, The Gen-Xer Podcast will be back with an original episode. It will focus on the GOP. The radical change from a simply conservative party to the party of Q and conspiracy theory.

Enjoy The Gen-Xer Podcast: The Origins of Halloween. We will see you back here next week. Until then, have a happy and safe Halloween. Also, go to the neighborhoods with the full size candy bars.