BEHIND THE SCREAMS: Poisoned Candy Myths, Facts and Candyman

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Apr 17 2020 43 mins   27
Razor blades hidden in candy apples. Needles in snicker bars. Cyanide in pixy stix. Some of these things never happen on Halloween. And some did. While poisoned Halloween candy may have started out as an urban legend, it’s prevalence has increasingly lead to copycat crimes. Join us as we celebrate Halfway to Halloween month with a discussion of poison candy, Candyman and more! NOTE: This episode was originally created for our Patreon listeners as an exclusive, but since the show is on hiatus we thought it would be a great way to give something new to most of you! We may have references to news events that are now far in the past. Our style for these former Patreon episodes is a little different than our regular ones (ie much less editing), but we hope you enjoy the show! Stay tuned for more of these types of episodes in the near future. Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned. Find us on our website and on Instagram @basedonatruecrime, Twitter @truecrimebased and Facebook @basedonatruecrime. LAB CREATURE is our indie art business where we focus on cats, monsters and spooky stuff. Follow us on Instagram @labcreature or shop online at Our podcast theme and supporting music was composed and performed by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams, who can be found on Twitter (@wetalkofdreams), their website and on Instagram (@wetalkofdreams)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit