60 episodes

Each week hosts Spencer Henry (Cult Liter Podcast) and Madison Reyes sit back and read outlandish, hilarious, and sometimes scathing obituaries. Every Thursday they come to the table with bizarre history, strange funeral traditions, and so much more! Each episode ends with a 'dumb criminals' segment in which they each talk about hilarious run-ins with the law. 

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    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings

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Each week hosts Spencer Henry (Cult Liter Podcast) and Madison Reyes sit back and read outlandish, hilarious, and sometimes scathing obituaries. Every Thursday they come to the table with bizarre history, strange funeral traditions, and so much more! Each episode ends with a 'dumb criminals' segment in which they each talk about hilarious run-ins with the law. 

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    OBITCH it was all yellow...

    OBITCH it was all yellow...

    Well hello Geoffs! This week Madison shares the horrifying history behind the Canary Girls, and then Spencer cools things off by telling us all about a little annual events known as Frozen Dead Guy Days! We’ve got an obituary for an icon, one that rhymes, and one that’s straight to the point. OH how could we forget, we’ve also got some dumb.ass.criminallllllls! 




    New episodes come out every Thursday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.




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    Spencer Henry & Madison Reyes

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    Sources:

    https://historyofyesterday.com/the-canary-girls-who-worked-to-death-during-ww1-8daaac29bc

    https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/causes-prevention-tri-nitro-toluene-tnt-poisoning/

    https://thecowkeeperswish.com/tag/tnt-poisoning

    https://museum.wales/articles/2053/Canary-Girls-/

    https://www.canary-girls.com/about

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Dead_Guy_Days

    https://sofrep.com/news/the-canary-girls-of-world-war-one/

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-39434504

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/canary-girls-women-muntion-workers-in-wwi-turned-yellow-and-gave-birth-to-yellow-babies.html?safari=1

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2561630/The-war-children-born-YELLOW-How-women-working-explosives-factories-sparked-clutch-Canary-Babies-WW1.html

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/18/the-canary-girls-story-of-the-munitionettes-and-how-the-poisons-of-wwi-turned-them-yellow-2/?safari=1

    https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/causes-prevention-tri-nitro-toluene-tnt-poisoning/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_munition_workers_who_died_of_TNT_poisoning#CITEREFWeinerThomson1947

    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/phoenix-az/randy-ferguson-5114236

    https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/wires/state-nation-world/florida-woman-with-plastic-gun-robs-mail-carrier-rides-off-on-tricycle-cops-say/

    https://frozendeadguydays.com




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    • 59 min
    OBITCH believe it or not!

    OBITCH believe it or not!

    Happy Thursday Geoffs! This week we’ve got a whole lot to share, from some everyday objects with deadly backstories, to victorian crime scenes! We’ve got an obituary for an ugly duckling, one for a real animal, and of course we’ve got some dumb.ass.criminallllllls! 




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    Sources:

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2022/06/30/regency-era-facts/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poorhouse

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debtors%27_prison#Early_debtors'_prisons_(colonization–1850)

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/victorian-prison/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offender_profiling

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Christoph_Andreas_Mayer

    https://www.obscurehistories.com/fingerprinting

    https://physicalsecurityonline.com/police-suspect-sketches-how-accurate-and-useful-are-they/

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/victorian-prison/

    https://victorian-supersleuth.com/a-brief-history-of-csi/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_test

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/01/09/marie-lafarge-a-frenchwoman-who-poisoned-her-husband-with-arsenic-and-was-put-on-the-most-popular-trial/?safari=1

    https://www.rdasia.com/home-tips/10-hiding-spots-burglars-always-look-first

    https://www.ranker.com/list/scary-origin-of-everyday-objects/erin-maxwell

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lysol-original-use-women_n_5aa6d689e4b03c9edfae9848

    https://www.businessinsider.com/chainsaws-were-originally-invented-for-helping-childbirth-not-cutting-wood-2018-6

    https://www.statnews.com/2016/06/17/medical-devices-history/

    https://wgntv.com/news/ohio-woman-hit-in-face-with-10-pound-log-of-prepackaged-meat-during-fight-at-walmart/

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    OBITCH king tit!

    OBITCH king tit!

    Well hello Geoffs! This week your favorite moirologists are back to bring you some cursed graves and learn all about the dangerous life of a magician! We’ve got an obituary with some petty last words, one for a goodfella, and so much more, including dumb.ass.criminalllllls of course! 







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    Sources:

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/these-children-held-a-funeral-for-their-class-skeleton-after

    https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/peace-german-students-bury-classroom-skeleton-84647661

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/beckybarnicoat/xx-things-you-could-say-during-sex-or-at-a-funeral

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/01/11/birthday-effect-2/

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/other/30-famous-people-who-died-on-their-birthdays/ss-AAVuWIA#image=31

    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/buffalonews/name/frank-bifulco-obituary?id=32195251

    https://www.historyhit.com/the-curse-on-shakespeares-grave/

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/11503440/Academic-calls-for-Shakespeares-grave-to-be-exhumed.html

    https://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-cursed-grave-of-carl-pruitt#:~:text=The%20story%20of%20the%20curse%20of%20Carl%20Pruitt’s,found%20her%20in%20a%20bedroom%20with%20another%20man

    https://cvltnation.com/anatomy-ghost-story-search-carl-pruitt/

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/502892/7-famous-people-researchers-want-exhume

    https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-was-inside-tutankhamun-s-tomb.html

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologists-enter-tomb-of-king-tut

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey_Herbert

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jay_Gould

    https://apnews.com/article/e23b9d0933f99b8ffd3856493f195374

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23321/victims-king-tuts-curse

    https://scienceinfo.net/the-truth-curse-in-the-king-of-polands-tomb.html

    https://www.grunge.com/855106/historys-most-cursed-tombs/

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/naked-man-stuck-in-vent-thought-it-was-a-wishing-well/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po28OS_sSJM

    https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/wisconsin-police-naked-burglary-suspect-gets-stuck-in-air-vent

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/texas-woman-charged-with-throwing-boyfriends-mothers-ashes-into-lake-2020/VUAVJKSZWBB73FPEHME5ACMH2Q/

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/806588880/?article=9a1dd905-6817-4712-bcb8-9b4a08ebc155

    https://www.newspapers.com/image/796639101/?terms=%22exploding%20coffin%22&match=1

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/28590/6-magicians-who-died-while-performing-bullet-catch

    https://www.ranker.com/list/magicians-who-died-during-performance/lily-rose

    https://listverse.com/2014/02/05/10-people-killed-while-performing-magic-tricks/

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    OBITCH the promise of forever...

    OBITCH the promise of forever...

    Beep Beep! Get in line Geoffs because this week we’re learning the fascinating history of funeral processions! Madison then comes in to teach us the roots of cemetery burials! We’ve got an obituary with some sage advice, a scathing one that’s been making the rounds for a real bad dad, and of course we’ve got some dumb.ass.criminallllls! 










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    Sources:




    https://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/04/can-houses-die-iron-age-to-viking-longhouses-were-burned-and-buried/114636

    https://www.joincake.com/blog/why-do-we-bury-the-dead/

    https://www.thoughtco.com/death-and-burial-customs-1421757

    https://greekreporter.com/2022/05/07/ancient-cemetery-for-infants-discovered-on-greek-island/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Père_Lachaise_Cemetery

    https://www.pps.org/article/how-six-cemeteries-are-reclaiming-their-role-as-public-spaces

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Cemetery_Act

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Strauch

    https://arnosvale.org.uk/all-events/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/our-first-public-parks-the-forgotten-history-of-cemeteries/71818/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/our-first-public-parks-the-forgotten-history-of-cemeteries/71818/

    https://www.foxla.com/news/chickens-die-every-day-people-florida-man-arrested-for-killing-neighbors-rooster-claims-self-defense?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR24rnzEs9quErdbH9NtjP3UXFiTQwYIX8bDAdhBlVZ7l4AFi7_g-Q1IF1k

    https://www.iflscience.com/gay-polyamorous-goose-and-new-zealand-legend-dies-at-40-46054?fbclid=IwAR1IwcfvjKLQdmyzsfiI2Q0lRMqJKqtL4oZgCYw8aD0Y6JeQnQwf1_N1CVc

    https://patch.com/connecticut/easthaven/exhumation-cold-case-murder-now-she-remains-buried-unknown

    https://keohane.com/featured-faq/faq-traditions-etiquette-funeral-procession/

    https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/funerals/do-have-to-pull-over-for-funeral-procession.htm

    https://www.jewelrykeepsakes.com/funeral-processions

    https://face2faceafrica.com/article/the-powerful-story-behind-the-jazz-funerals-of-new-orleans

    https://www.funeralwise.com/funeral-customs/neworleans-jazz/

    https://beyondthedash.com/blog/cultural-spotlight/jazz-funerals-a-new-orleans-goodbye/7363

    https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Nebraska-man-admits-to-sending-prostitutes-to-neighbors-home-422090033.html










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    • 1 hr 33 min
    OBITCH who nose!

    OBITCH who nose!

    Get in Geoffs we’re going to the future this week as Spencer takes us through the Digital Afterlife, but first Madison is giving us a lesson on the wild origins of plastic surgery! We’ve got an obituary that’s a little backwards….and one for a true badass! Oh, and of course, we’ve got some dumb.ass.criminallllls! 




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    Sources:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/cops-find-vagina-knife-431095

    https://qz.com/1698337/replika-this-app-is-trying-to-replicate-you/

    https://www.joincake.com/blog/digital-afterlife/

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jan/09/how-close-are-we-black-mirror-style-digital-afterlife

    https://replika.ai/about/story

    https://futurism.com/companies-digital-afterlife-ethical-guidelines

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/05/01/upload-amazon-series-imagines-digital-afterlife-future/3036716001/

    https://interestingengineering.com/perfectly-preserved-baby-woolly-mammoth-found

    https://www.unrv.com/culture/cosmetic-surgery.php

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5512402/

    https://www.worldhistory.org/sushruta/

    https://www.capegazette.com/node/69868

    https://ancient-rome.info/ancient-roman-surgery-tools-and-techniques/

    http://www.cirp.org/library/restoration/rubin/

    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/plastic-cosmetic-surgery-history-scn/index.htm

    https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/09/justinian-ii-byzantine-emperor-nose-cut-off/

    https://www.racked.com/2015/4/6/8349545/sunglasses-history

    https://hekint.org/2020/01/28/the-barber-surgeons-their-history-over-the-centuries/

    https://www.tatler.com/article/happy-100th-birthday-to-the-facelift

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/breast-enlargement-techniques

    https://www.bustle.com/articles/110248-the-history-of-breast-implants-enlargement-from-cobra-venom-to-silicone-gel

    https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/wife-stabs-husband-over-photos-with-another-woman-discovers-images-were-of-her-younger-self/712416

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144009612/maud-wagner

    https://www.harleystreetaesthetics.com/blog/dr-kremers-blog/2015/11/27/gaspare-tagliacozzi-a-plastic-surgery-pioneer

    https://spoonfeedz.com/article/100-years-of-plastic-surgery-allure

    https://www.elle.com/beauty/a30731567/natural-boob-job-new-boob-job/

    https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/body/article/45520/1/a-brief-history-of-boob-jobs 

    https://www.cohendoc.com/blog/2018/07/30/history-of-the-facelift-evolution-192281

    https://www.littlerockcosmeticsurgery.com/blog/the-early-days-of-film-cosmetic-surgery/

    https://dermatologyandlasergroup.com/body-contouring-history/

    http://edwardianpromenade.com/wp-content/uploads/1910-getting-pretty-quick.jpg










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    • 1 hr 34 min
    OBITCH you're so arf arf n' arf...

    OBITCH you're so arf arf n' arf...

    This week we’re covering a range of topics, from an elephants revenge to the death of an icon…literally. Spencer takes us through the wild origins of some deadly expressions and Madison is bringing us all things cryonic! 










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    Spencer Henry & Madison Reyes

    PO Box 18149 Long Beach, CA 90807




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    Sources:

    https://nypost.com/2021/05/13/plastic-surgery-bank-robber-puts-money-where-mouth-is/

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gruesome-origins-everyday-phrases-saved-2154388

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/560053/macabre-origins-death-related-idioms

    https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-2067,00.html

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_expressions_related_to_death

    https://cryonics.miraheze.org/wiki/The_Jameson_Satellite

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/26906/26906-h/26906-h.htm

    https://www.tomorrow.bio/post/robert-ettinger-father-of-cryonics

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bedford

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/20849/quick-8-eight-people-who-have-been-cryonically-preserved-and-one-who-wasnt

    https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/cryonics4.htm

    https://www.healthline.com/health/drugs/heparin-injectable-solution#about

    https://www.conversion-metric.org/temperature/celsius-to-fahrenheit

    https://www.tomorrow.bio/post/the-benefits-of-nanotechnology-in-cryonics

    https://www.alcor.org/what-is-cryonics/

    https://www.whsv.com/2022/06/14/woman-charged-with-felony-after-spitting-corpse-casket-funeral-home-records-show/

    https://www.thesun.ie/news/7645011/tuam-graveyard-fight-thugs-blasted-disgusting-wooden-crosses/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10908709/India-news-Dalma-Wildlife-Sanctuary-elephant-kills-woman-returns-trample-corpse.html 

    https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/internet-explorer-dead-1235294987/




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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

nikki12bas ,

Always a good laugh!

Even though there are some serious topics it is so light hearted and a good listen.

JLP903 ,

Love it!

Absolutely love you podcast y’all! Very informative and funny at the same time! ❤️ I am so glad that I stumbled across you two!

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Love this podcast!!

I can’t believe anybody ever said they didn’t like Madison’s laugh it’s my favorite thing ever!!! Love you both & the dogs!

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