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Notorious Narratives

May 14, 2019

No matter what you think, there are documented stories of catastrophe each time that Halley's Comet has come whizzing by. In this episode, Robin tells you the history of this visitor and the panic it caused the good citizens of Earth in 1910. 

May 7, 2019

Mother's Day, a day to give cards, flowers and breakfasts in bed, to celebrate your mother. But few now how this holiday came to be. In this episode, Robin tells you the tale of the "inventor" of the American Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis, who in the end found the holiday to be not so happy. 

Apr 30, 2019

In the second part of the tale, we join this infamous duo of Victorian Resurrectionists and find them in the midst of a murder spree that used the anatomy theaters of The University of Edinburgh as their dumping grounds. In this episode, Jen will tell you how this grisly group was finally brought to justice. But don't...

Apr 23, 2019

This is a tale of supply and demand at it's darkest. As medical knowledge grew so did the field of anatomy. Courses in anatomy that offered students the opportunity to study real human specimens were highly sought after in the 19th century and were considered the highest form of medical training. But where does one...

Apr 16, 2019

We have all seen the photo. You know the one. The one where the smiling tourist appears to be holding up or being crushed by The Leaning Tower of Pisa. But why does the tower lean? Will it ever just fall? In this episode, Robin teaches you the history of its notorious construction and the beautiful mistake that made...