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A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient curses to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.

(Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)

The Morbid Curiosity Podcast Morbid Curiosity Podcast

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A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient curses to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.

(Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)

    Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

    Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

    During the Victorian era, the practice of capturing photographs of the dead was part of a complicated etiquette surrounding death and mourning. In this episode, we examine that etiquette and how post-mortem photography developed, its processes and how it aided in the mourning process.

    • 34 min
    A Strange Christmas Game by Charlotte Riddell

    A Strange Christmas Game by Charlotte Riddell

    The Morbid Curiosity Podcast brings the Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories during the holidays into the present with the tale, 'A strange Christmas Game by Charlotte Riddell. Enjoy! And Happy Holidays.

    • 23 min
    Franklin's Lost Expedition, Part 2

    Franklin's Lost Expedition, Part 2

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 129 men sailed into the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in search of the Northwest Passage. They were never seen again, and what happened on that expedition has remained a mystery. In this episode, we explore the 19th century attempts to find them, and the more recent information gleaned from what's been found, including artifacts and human remains.

    • 36 min
    Franklin's Lost Expedition, Part 1

    Franklin's Lost Expedition, Part 1

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 129 men sailed into the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in search of the Northwest Passage. They were never seen again, and what happened on that expedition has remained a mystery. In this episode, we explore the man, the mission, and one of the early attempts at rescue.

    • 34 min
    The Destruction of Pompeii

    The Destruction of Pompeii

    In the year 79 CE, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman city of Pompeii. The ruins were only rediscovered in the the late 1700s, and have been under excavation ever since. In this episode we discuss written references and the archaeology of Pompeii, Vesuvius and the day the volcano destroyed the city. 

    • 37 min
    Ghostly Women in White

    Ghostly Women in White

    Women in White, or White Ladies, are female ghosts, spirits, or apparitions that are dressed in white. They are also one of the most commonly told ghosts stories in the world. In this episode, we discuss the many variations of this legend and its possible origins.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Alex M Alison ,

Very insightful

The episode on Icelandic Huldufolk is the only well researched podcast on the topic I could find. Others seem to treat the whole idea as a sort of joke when in reality, as the narrator points out, it’s far more complicated than that.

elkach ,

Needs better research

Most of the main subjects are really well done but there are so many random tidbits that are just wrong like in Unit 731 the narrator implies the Soviet Union was part of the Axis. Why bother including background information if you’re just going to make it up?

Vcgijgxdhbbh ,

Five stars

Intelligent, calm & smooth presentation, well researched and very interesting.
Thank you and keep up the great work.

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