A history podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient remains to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.
(Some episodes may not be appropriate for children. Listener discretion is advised.)
Pirate Havens of Madagascar
During the Golden Age of Piracy, many small islands became havens for pirates, places they went to divide and enjoy thier loot. While some of these are legendary, such as the pirate Utopia Libertatia, others were real places. In this episode, Hallie discusses pirate havens, focusing on those in Madagascar.
TW: Enslaved peoples, Trade in Enslaved Peoples.
Walking Corpse Syndrome
TW: Self-harm, Suicide
Walking Corpse Syndrome is a psychiatric delusion in which you believe you are dead. You may not remember your own name and might try to prove that you're dead in extreme ways. In this episode, we discuss this delusion, possible causes and treatments.
Canadian residential schools were not regular boarding schools, they were facilities meant to assimilate indigenous peoples into European-based Canadian society. Despite failing in this regard, they caused widespread intergenerational trauma to most people that attended them.
TW: Physical/Sexual/Religious Abuse, Racism, Colonialism, Violence, Violence against children.
The Corpse Light by D. Donovan
It's Halloween! Let's celebrate with a creepy ghost story. The MCP presents, 'The Corpse Light,' by D. Donovan, originally published in 1899.
Bitten: Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies
In this episode, we discuss the folklore surrounding the three most popular supernatural creatures: vampires, werewolves and zombies. All three can transmit (or infect) humans with thier condition through a single bite, but what other similarities exists in thier origins and lore, and why are these creatures still popular today?
Death in Ancient Egypt pt 3: Tombs
In the final part of this series, we discuss the tombs of ancient Egypt, from plain burials to monumental pyramids. We also talk about how they changed over time and who built these monuments.
I love this podcast because I love frightening things, but dislike overly dramatic podcasts. I would love more of the milder episodes, as I have a weak stomach.
I just can’t get enough so glad to have you back on a regular listen, the MCP is in my top 2 of always to listen to
one of my favorites 🖤
the topics are really interesting, hallie’s research is thorough and well-delivered, and now i know so many weird creepy facts i can just spout out to anyone! i also love hallie’s voice, i find it very soothing and i know many others do too. overall an amazing podcast, love it very much! ✨✨