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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Aug 19, 2019

One of the most baffling Australian cold cases is the 1948 death of an unidentified man at Somerton Beach. To this day, the man’s identity and the cause of his death remains cloaked in mystery, the only clues being a suitcase full of clothing and a scrap of paper with the words ‘Tamam Shud typed on it. There are...


Mar 18, 2019

Asylums of the past hold our fascination due to their dark histories. In this episode, the asylums of the late 1800s and early 1900s in Victoria, Australia are discussed in detail.

TW: Institutionalization, Suicide, Abuse


Feb 4, 2019

In 1864, the British Parliament passed the Contagious Disease Acts, which attempted to regulate prostitution in hopes of protecting their troops from sexually transmitted infections, then known as venereal diseases. However, the public, the medical community, and the military all had different opinions on whether or not...


Sep 24, 2018

In the early 1900s, Radium became all the rage due to the luminous green light it gave off. It was used to paint watch dials and instrument panels, making them glow in the darkness. Little did most people know, Radium was highly radioactive. Some precautions were taken but an entire workforce of dial painters was...