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Notorious Narratives

Jan 29, 2019

What do masturbation and enemas have to do with Corn Flakes? Well, in this episode Jen will tell you about the health craze that inspired the sanitarium system and the fight that started in Battle Creek and ended on your breakfast table. 

Jan 22, 2019

For most of us the thought of human sacrifice does one of two things, either you cringe or you think of Indiana Jones. We clearly think about Indiana Jones. In this episode, Robin explores the reasons, process and necessity of human sacrifice in the Maya culture. 

Jan 15, 2019

Of all the things to fear in this world you may have overlooked the diabolical villain that quietly sits upon your pantry shelf: molasses. Well the people of Boston will never forget it. On this day exactly one hundred years ago, a sticky wall of molasses travelled at 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150. In this...

Jan 8, 2019

Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive, which seems like a pretty reasonable fear if I am being honest. But during the Victorian Era this fear reached a fever pitch, spawning an entire industry of contraptions designed to ensure a safe burial and to ensure that the person being buried was actually dead. From...

Jan 1, 2019

Off the coast of the Bronx lies a small strip of land with a big story to tell. Throughout the past two centuries this small swath of land has seen tragedy, hardship and gore. Strap in as Robin tells you the past, present and future of this surprising landmark.