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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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    • 4.8, 313 Ratings

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 Pyramids of Nubia

    The Pyramids of Nubia

    South of Egypt lies Nubia, the ancient home of of the Kushite Kingdom. The Kushites built their own pyramids and even rose to rule Egypt at one point. In this episode we discuss the history of Kush and the many pyramid tombs they built in the red sands of Sudan. 

    • 35 min
    Footbinding in Imperial China

    Footbinding in Imperial China

    The practice of footbinding - binding the feet tightly in order to change their shape - appeared sometime before the 10th century in Imperial China among noble women. As time passed, it became popular among women of all classes, despite the pain and debility it caused. In this episode, we discuss the process and the reasons why women continued this practice into the 20th century.

    • 39 min
    The Lancashire Witch Trials

    The Lancashire Witch Trials

    Nine women and two men were tried and executed for witchcraft in 1612 near Pendle in Lancashire. This was an unprecedented death toll for a single witch trial at the time. In this episode, we discuss witchcraft in England, and why these trials may have resulted in so many executions. 

    • 34 min
    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    While hundreds of urban legends surround Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, there is also plenty of documented history. Some of the rumours may hold a grain of truth to them. In this episode, we shine a light on the history of Waverly Hills, a grim history tied to the disease tuberculosis.

    *Information provided by Kentucky Historical Institutions is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

    • 35 min
    Plants That Kill Vol. 2

    Plants That Kill Vol. 2

    Back by popular request, Hallie discusses more toxic plants! Poisonous plants have been used throughout history for many purposes, including hunting, medicine, cosmetics, and of course, murder. In this episode we discuss several of the most poisonous plants with emphasis on those associated with murder and medicine.

    • 39 min
    Doppelgängers

    Doppelgängers

    The Doppelgänger, or supernatural double, has been featured in almost every modern media genre, from romance to science fiction. However, the roots of this folkloric creature are ancient, and the concept of the double and what it represents has been the subject of deep professional curiosity since the 19th century.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
313 Ratings

313 Ratings

nature.junkie ,

Fascinating!

I’m currently bingeing this podcast & absolutely love learning about so many fascinating topics! I appreciate the thorough research & love the book recommendations for each episode. Hallie’s voice is very soothing, too. I highly recommend! This is my new favorite podcast!

n_420 ,

love this!

i love your stories and your voice is so relaxing!

janiecea ,

New

We need some new episodes I’m going to have to delete you if I don’t get any more because it just takes up room on my iPad.

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