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Dec. 1, 2022

Ep. 112: A History of Human Sacrifice

Listener beware: beheadings and heart-rippings abound in this week's tour through the history of human sacrifice! Ritual murder t…

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Nov. 17, 2022

Ep. 110: Eternal Hunger - The Life of Tarrare

Can you imagine a hunger so deep it can never be filled, no matter how you try or what you eat? Cravings wracking your whole exis…

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Nov. 10, 2022

Ep. 109: The Haunting of the Presidents

Could America's most famous house also be its most haunted? That's what many think of the White House, the United States' office,…

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Nov. 3, 2022

Ep. 108: Famous Last Words

What would your last words be, if you knew you were about to die? Would you go out with a joke, a last "I love you"...or an expre…

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Oct. 27, 2022

Ep. 107: The History of Halloween

We're all familiar with the trappings of Halloween that we know and love today: trick or treating, jack o' lantern carving, costu…

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Oct. 13, 2022

Ep. 105: The Connecticut Witch Trials

We're checking out some witch trials this Halloween season, just like we did last year - only this time, we're investigating the …

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Sept. 22, 2022

Ep. 103: Jack the Ripper, Pt. 4 - The Conspiracy Theories

It's the thrilling conclusion to our monthlong Jack The Ripper series! Last week, Carrie presented some of the likeliest and best…

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Sept. 15, 2022

Ep. 102: Jack the Ripper, Pt. 3 - The Suspects

In this third episode of our Jack the Ripper series, we move past the events of the case and review selected main suspects to see…

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Sept. 8, 2022

Ep. 101: Jack the Ripper, Pt. 2 - The Murders End

In the second episode of our Jack the Ripper series, we continue and finish the story of the initial 1888 killing spree with the …

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Sept. 1, 2022

Ep. 100: Jack the Ripper, Pt. 1 - The Murders Begin

IT'S THE BIG 100! That's right, we've hit 100 episodes and 2 years of the show...so, in celebration, we're heading back to 1888 L…

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Aug. 18, 2022

Ep. 98: Ghosts and Gore of the Tower of London (w/ Paul Ferrante)

Father of the Pod Paul Ferrante returns to the show this week to talk blood - the bloody history of the Tower of London, of cours…

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July 7, 2022

Ep. 92: Medical Quackery & Snake Oil Salesmen

Since the days of antiquity, the human race has been searching for cures for what ails us. From disease to mental illness to sexu…

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May 19, 2022

Ep. 85: The Guillotine and the Reign of Terror

Even among all the creative execution methods mankind has dreamed up over the years, the Guillotine stands out, raising nightmare…

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April 21, 2022

Ep. 81: Blackbeard

Inspired by the new hit show "Our Flag Means Death", we're covering the most famous pirate in history: Blackbeard! At the dawn of…

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March 10, 2022

Ep. 75: The Hauntings of Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery sits at a crossroads, almost 400 years old, with headstones scattered across its area spanning centuries of New En…

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