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NPR's 'Axe Me Another' Celebrates Halloween With R.L. Stine

NPR's Ask Me Another put a special Halloween spell during this week's show taping by bringing in an expert in all things scary for the occasion. R.L Stine, the man who sent 90s children running for their flashlights, joined the show this week as a VIP (Very Important Puzzler) for a night of word games, puzzles, trivia and costumes, of course!

No fake blood or irony was lost on the Ask Me Another team's costumes this year - check out the slideshow to see what they came up with.

And NPR has more Halloween get-ups coming your way this afternoon when Neko Case and band mates Kelly Hogan and Eric Bachmann perform a Tiny Desk Concert live and in costume tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (ET) for all to see.

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    Ask Me Another Production Assistant Eleanor Kagan - or Skelator Kagan as she's going by on Twitter this week - went all out with her Carrie White costume.
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    Producers Alvy (Josh Rogosin) and Tanooki Suit Mario (John Asante) from Annie Hall man the candy-clad ticket table at Ask Me Another's home venue, The Bell House.
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    Ask Me Another Production Assistant Eleanor Kagan (l) chats with show contestants at The Bell House.
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    Host Ophira Eisenberg took the stage as Iron Woman (aka Toni Stark). Her getup was complete with a bionic arm and glowing Arc Reactor chest plate.
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    Who better to have as the Halloween-week VIP (Very Important Puzzler) at Ask Me Another than the man behind Goosbumps and the nightmares of children everywhere: R.L Stine. Here he is on stage at The Bell House.
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    Always bewitching Ask Me Another House Musician Jonathan Coulton.
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    Ask Me Another Puzzle Guru Art Chung's costume was its own word game: Harold and Kumar and the Purple Crayon.
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    The crowd at Ask Me Another this week arrived in Halloween spirits as well. Silent costumes only - it's radio people!
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    The audience at Ask Me Another's special Halloween Spectacular show at The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
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    Costumed contestants at Ask Me Another's Halloween Spectacular this week.
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    Ask Me Another's Will Hines rocking the safari dude look as he dishes out trivia and leads games at the puzzle guru mic.
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    Kagan (l) with Ask Me Another Supervising Senior Producer Pippi Longstocking (r), who some may know as Jesse Baker.
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    Ask Me Another's Halloween Spectacular on Monday, October 28, featured costumes, cobwebs and author R.L. Stine.
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