May 31, 2021
Tarrare was 18th century man who could eat almost anything, and did so in large quantities. That included live animals, wooden boxes, and feasts meant for 15 men. In this episode we discuss his life, and what might have been the cause of his condition.
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Feb 3, 2020
In 1937, Amelia Earhart, a pioneer of aviation, attempted to fly around the world. Near the end of this journey, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. In this episode we discuss Earhart's rise to fame, her world flight, her mysterious disappearance, and the theories about what might...
Jan 21, 2019
Typhoid Mary is a term used to describe someone who spreads disease. Many people know the name refers to a real woman, but not many know the details of her story. In this episode, we discuss Mary Mallon, who was discovered to be spreading typhoid through her cooking in New York City in 1906, despite the fact that she...
Sep 25, 2017
Murder scenes are often messy, but they hold a wealth of evidence in the form of blood spatter, bullets and bodies. Forensic investigators gather all of this evidence, but where do they start their search? The current system used for gathering physical evidence from crime scenes was created in a unique way, and...
Nov 28, 2016
Before he was known as the Elephant Man, his name was Joseph Merrick. In this episode we discuss his childhood, his time as a human curiosity and the mystery of his condition.
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Nocturne in C Minor - composed by Frederic Chopin, performed by Diana Hughes
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