The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

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Oahspepals

OAHSPEPALS

What Can A Man Do With Babes? [The Book of Shalam]

Hello, friends and neighbors, and welcome to Oahspepals. It's the show where two non-believers read through the Oahspe and try not to be jerks about it.

Dr. John Ballou Newbrough

Suffer Little Children

John Ballou Newbrough, Oahspe, and the Faithists of SHalam

In 1880, God dictated a new Bible to J.B. Newbrough, and then told him to move to New Mexico and open up the weirdest orphanage the world has ever seen.

the pickled melon cocktail

The Pickled Melon

For those of you wondering about the horrid concoction I was drinking in our last episode... wonder no more.

The Garden of Allah, 1951.

The Garden of Oblivion

the Golden Age of Hollywood's own no-tell motel

From millionaire's mansion to sleazy hotel to Frank Gehry architectural abomination, the sordid history of the Sunset Strip's own Garden of Allah.

Soviet propaganda poster promoting collectivization

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.

The Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature

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.

John Singer Sargent, "Sir Hugh Lane" (1906)

More Lovely and More Temperate

poor estate planning, a daring art theft, and a brief history of Anglo-Irish relations

In which two Irish art students commit a daring daylight museum heist with virtually no planning, and somehow get away consequence-free.

Odds & Ends

Grandiose But Straightforward

give me all the gold and experience points you have

From the world of Dungeons & Dragons, A silly story that only gets sillier as people keep adding to it.

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House of Eight Things We Like

There's no new episode this week, so if you need your podcast fix why not try one of these eight things we like?