What strange and unusual stories lurk in our mysterious past? The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope is here to plumb the depths of history and bring the most interesting stories straight to your ears!
Moron or Madman? Addenda
duped by Mendelist-Morganists
We thought our episode on Trofim Lysenko was too focused on the what and when rather than the how and why. This bonus episode should clear things up. Read More...
Moron or Madman?
in which science is subordinated to politics
Trofim D. Lysenko (1898-1976) set back the study of biology in the Soviet Union for two generations -- but the lessons you should learn from his story are not the one scientists and philosophers have pushed. Read More...
He Whooped to See Them Burn
Simon Girty (1741-1818) -- renegade and traitor, or man of principle?
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick. Read More...
Pleadings from Asbury Park
a fake marriage, a dead baby, and 21 absinthe frappes
The amazing story of Laura Biggar, the Anna Nicole Smith of 1901, and her crazy plot to steal an inheritance that may or may not have been rightfully hers. Read More...
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? Read More...