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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.)

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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 Plague, Part 1

    The Plague, Part 1

    In this two part episode, we discuss the three Great Plague Pandemics. In part one, we discuss the bacterium behind the plague, Yersinia pestis, and the Plague of Justinian, which occurred in the 6th century CE. In part two, we will discuss the Black Death and the Third Pandemic. 

    • 32 min
    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    In 1937, Amelia Earhart, a pioneer of aviation, attempted to fly around the world. Near the end of this journey, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.  In this episode we discuss Earhart's rise to fame, her flight, her mysterious disappearance, and the theories about what might have happened to her.

    • 42 min
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

@VictoriaH1962 ,

The Best Stuff

She finds the coolest stuff to talk about! I especially like episodes re: Victorian Asylums and early mental health care. Thanks Hallie! ❤️❤️

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Peculiar & mysterious

Nothing better than listening about the strange and unknown. Just when I thought I knew about all that is odd, I found you! Please add more episodes more often!

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Love this podcast

Such interesting subjects!

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