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Notorious Narratives

Jul 23, 2019

"My beautiful Radium", Marie Curie called the element that glowed softly and emitted warmth. But that light, that warmth was not, as it was advertised, energy that would restore health but rather radiation that had the ability to annihilate cells that came into contact with it. During WWI, many young women took jobs...


Jul 20, 2019

In this special episode we turn our eyes to the sky and meet madmen and heroes. Meet Lawnchair Larry a man who despite all common sense decided that he would fulfill his dream of flying. How did he do it you ask? Well there is a HUGE hint in his name. Let's just say that one man should not be allowed too many...


Jul 16, 2019

In this week's Notorious Knowledge segment, Jen explains the self-mummification practices of the Sokushinbutsu. Then Robin takes on the task of discussing the Chinese cultural practice of foot binding. Throughout history body modification has been a huge component of culture. For many years the women of China...


Jul 9, 2019

What would you do for fame? That answer is probably shocking, but not as shocking as castration, I am sure. Until the late 19th century, boys were being castrated to create a voice that was otherworldly. As women were banned in the theater and the church people went to any lengths to replace them. Those who...


Jul 2, 2019

Around the world fireworks are synonymous with joyful celebration, but those that invented these delightful explosives certainly were not thinking of partying during their creation. Developed in China by alchemists searching for the elixir for eternal life, gunpowder was born. In this episode, Robin will tell us the...