Vampirology (VAMPIRES) Part 1 with Jeff Holdeman

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Fangs! Capes! Undead bloodlust! Are vampires soul-draining ghouls or a hot prom date? No better person to ask than Indiana University professor of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures," Dr. Jeff Holdeman, who teaches the course “The Vampire in European and American Culture.” In Part 1, it’s a deep dive into the HISTORY. Jeff breaks down the folkloric purpose of vampire stories and how they morphed into novels and hit the silver screen. Plus: why every generation reinvents its monsters.

Part 2 will dive into our modern vampire franchises and answer dozens of excellent, goofy, horny questions.

A donation went to Myeloma.org for blood cancer research in honor of your Grandpod, Larry Ward

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