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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Oct 8, 2018

In the 1800s, there was a surge in the creation of leather objects made from human skin. None of the people making the objects were considered criminals or even particularly disturbed. In this episode we discuss some of these objects, how they were made, and why.

 

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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...


Sep 10, 2018

Poveglia is known as the most haunted island in the world, thanks to its supposed history as a plague hospital and later a psychiatric asylum. But is there any truth to this reputation? In short, yes, but not in the way you might expect.

 

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Aug 27, 2018

The myth of Spontaneous Human Combustion, which holds that it is possible for people to spontaneously burst into flames, has been prevalent since the 1600s, but what can modern science reveal about these mysterious deaths by fire? In this episode, we discuss some of the well-known cases, as well as the theories...


Aug 13, 2018

In this episode, the MCP presents an interview with expert Dr. Jenna Dittmar about Corpse Theft in 18th-19th century England. Hallie and Dr. Dittmar discuss the connection between the rise of human anatomical studies and the gruesome rise of corpse theft that came with it.

 

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