In this Halloween-themed episode, we hear from people for whom the stuff of other people’s nightmares is just everyday business.

First, we’ll hear from Greg and Lynne Houston. Greg is a mortician. He talks with his wife, Lynne, about when they first met 25 years ago. Next, another couple, Dawn and Don Burke, share how they turned their Idaho home into a rat sanctuary. Lastly, we’ll dig into the StoryCorps archive for a spooky story.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Ghost Dance” by Truett & George
“Cemetery Gates” by The Smiths
“Manchmal” by Cluster
“Graveyard Rock” by Tarantula Ghoul and Her Gravediggers
“1986” by Fredrik
“Trick or Treat” by Otis Redding