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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Sep 30, 2019

Rats have a reputation for being disgusting plague carriers, but they're also thought of as integral to the scientific process and loving pets. In this episode we explore the three versions of the rat, their place in human history, and the ways in which they are more like humans than most people think.

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May 20, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the legend of the Golem, which has its origins in Jewish Mythology, but has become ingrained in all forms of entertainment media all over the world.

 

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Oct 22, 2018

In 1764, a strange creature began killing people in an isolated region of France known as the Gevaudan. No one could say what it was, so the creature was known only as La BĂȘte, the Beast of Gevaudan, and it seemed unstoppable.

 

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May 21, 2018

The international media has made Iceland well-known for some of its people's belief in elves, also known as the Huldufolk, which means Hidden People. In this episode we explore the folklore surrounding the Huldufolk, what they represent, and why they are still part of Iceland's cultural heritage.

 

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Dec 25, 2017

Many cultures and religions seem to have holidays around this time of year. Without much effort, the layers of the Christian holiday of Christmas can be peeled back to reveal its origins in more ancient pagan traditions from across Europe. Characters like Santa Claus, Jack Frost and the elves all have their bases in...