The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Eccentrics & Prophecies"

Are these people prophets or madmen? Or wealthy enough to just be merely “eccentric”? Read on to find out!

Old Economy historical marker

That No Man Take Thy Crown

the rise and fall of the Harmony Society (1803-1905), the richest communists in the world [Part 2]

The Harmony Society managed to survive the death of its founder, but could it survive the twin ravages of time and greed?

Rapp's Seat signage

Rapp’s Seat

A visit to Rapp's Seat, the throne from which George Rapp used to supervise the activity of the Harmony Society commune in Harmony, PA.

Harmonist Cemetery historic marker

Harmonist Cemetery

I thought you might like to see some pictures of the Harmonist Cemetery which inspired our most recent episode.

Harmonist Cemetery gate

Hold Fast What Thou Hast

the rise and fall of the Harmony Society (1803-1905), the richest communists in the world [Part 1]

An unusual cemetery leads us to the story of the Harmony Society (1803-1905), the richest communists in the world, and the saga of their rise and fall.