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A Look Back At 200 Years Of Frankenstein (And His Monster)

Oct 31, 2017

There are few monsters more iconic or enduring than Frankenstein's. From Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, to the 1931 Hollywood film, to the countless plays, comics and other adaptations that have followed, Frankenstein continues to resonate with fans around the world.

This hour we speak with a film & culture critic, a scientist and a historian to find out exactly what makes Frankenstein such a lasting, terrifying work of fiction. We'll also hear about some very real attempts that were made to reanimate the dead right here in Connecticut.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.