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With an enduring fascination with all things weird, long time friends Jen and Robin delve into history's most peculiar people and extraordinary events.

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With an enduring fascination with all things weird, long time friends Jen and Robin delve into history's most peculiar people and extraordinary events.

    Old Bones and the End of a Civilization

    Old Bones and the End of a Civilization

    In this week's Notorious Knowledge, Robin tells us some of the strange uses for our favorite prophylactic; the condom. And this week Jen tells us the story of an archeologic find that changes the way we view the pre-Columbian culture of Peru. In Huanchaquito-Las Llamas, Peru, on a low bluff just a thousand feet from the sea, a pizza shop owner and his dog stumbled upon a massive amount of bones, old bones.....small, very small bones. The story of these bones is in fact the tragic tale of the end of a civilization known as the Chimu. In this episode, Jen will tell the story of these bones and the disastrous end of the Chimu.

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    • 16 min
    Holodomor: The Ukrainian Famine

    Holodomor: The Ukrainian Famine

    There are few things as nightmarish as working in a field of grain while starving, but that is the fate that befell the people of the Ukraine in the years of 1932-1933. The word Holodomor is derived from the Ukrainian words for hunger (holod) and extermination (mor). This is a accurate description of the situation. Death, hunger and genocide are not topics that are easily discussed in polite company, but in this episode, Robin tells us the story of Holodomor; a heartbreaking tale of famine, loss and starvation.
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    • 18 min
    Centralia - The Story of a Modern Day Ghost Town

    Centralia - The Story of a Modern Day Ghost Town

    From Irish secret societies, labor uprisings to a major garbage crisis, Centralia, Pennsylvania is a town with a story to tell. Once a bustling hub of mining, now a town of only 9 citizens who brave the fire that burns below that constantly threatens to take the earth from beneath their feet. How does a town become a ghost town in the modern day? Well, Centralia is a ghost town, and in this episode, Jen will tell you this ghost's story.
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    • 31 min
    Immurement: History's Most Horrific Death Sentence

    Immurement: History's Most Horrific Death Sentence

    From Ancient Rome to Modern Mongolia, immurement has been used as a method of capital punishment, torture and sacrifice. Numerous cultures worldwide have used this practice for a myriad of reasons but regardless of the reason the horror remains. In this episode Robin tells us about the practice of immurement; history's most horrific death sentence.
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    • 25 min
    Jailed For Wearing Pants and Other Heroic Acts - The Story of Mary Edwards Walker

    Jailed For Wearing Pants and Other Heroic Acts - The Story of Mary Edwards Walker

    There is only one female winner of the Medal of Honor, that is Mary Edwards Walker. Mary was a singular woman in her day, a progressive dresser, physician, field surgeon and suffragette. In this episode, Jen introduces us to a woman ahead of her time.

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    • 31 min
    Child-eating Witches and Mischief Makers

    Child-eating Witches and Mischief Makers

    Well it is that time of year again - Christmas. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, one thing is certain, there are lot of weird traditions that surround the holiday. For this episode Jen has dug up a story that brings us trolls, ogres, elves and candy in a shoe. This is the story of the Icelandic Christmas Tradition that surrounds Gryla-The Christmas Witch and her bizarre family of mischief makers. Hope you like it. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.
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    • 35 min

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I love listening to stories told by these ladies. Also they’re just really funny. Thanks for all the hard work!

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Love learning new fun facts from these 2 ladies!

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Love this show. These girls bring to light the weirdness of history and do it in a way where I find myself learning stuff while laughing. It’s the show I look forward to every week.

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