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NPR Jack-O-Lantern Stencils: Carve the Spookily Well-Informed Pumpkin of Your Dreams This Halloween

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Pumpkins: we all love carving them. But... don't you sometimes find yourself wishing your Halloween jack-o-lantern was more reflective of your burning love for public radio?

Fear no more, brave NPR listener: we have you covered with these spookily well-informed stencils, ready for you to print out and use this All Hallow's Eve . All you'll need is a pumpkin, the right tools and a full day off work. Happy Halloween!

#1. Terry Gross of Fresh Air with Terry Gross


Ever dreamed of being the object of Terry's astute interrogations? All you need is a few hours with an X-Acto knife, a wet Sharpie and a family-sized trash bag to make those fantasies come true!


Click here to print and download the Terry Gross template


#2. Ira Glass of This American Life 


After just 3 hours of intense carving, your porch will the envy of all your neighbors -- grâce à this rendering of WBEZ's urbane Master of Stories. "Stay with us"... because this pumpkin really will take a while.

Click here to print and download the Ira Glass template


#3. Sarah Koenig of Serial 


Relive the heady Serial days of Fall 2014 with this highly-topical portrait of investigative podcast icon Sarah Koenig! For extra points, place a 1999-era flip-phone inside pumpkin to visually represent "The Nisha Call."

Click here to print and download the Sarah Koenig template


#4. Michael Krasny of KQED's Forum


This unbelievably lifelike likeness of KQED's own Dr. Krasny will keep you company long after Forum ends at 11 am Pacific every morning on 88.5 FM. (Or as long as the candle inside doesn't blow out.)

Click here to print and download the Michael Krasny template


And if you really can't be bothered to put in the effort:

#5. An NPR tote bag 


What's better than a real branded tote bag acquired via a generous  pledge drive donation? A tiny representation of said tote on a highly-perishable piece of produce! Just don't attempt to carry any valuables around in this one (because they will get covered in seeds/mold).

Click here to print and download the NPR tote template


Happy carving, NPR fans!

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