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.
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.
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?
Run the World
who really deserves the title of "America's first woman governor?"
Both Texas and Wyoming lay claim to America's first woman governor. But who really deserves the honor?
He Could Eat It All
the glitter, glamor, and gluttony of Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917)
In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, we look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady.
Marching to Shibboleth
a sordid story of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism, and figs
Forty miles north of Chicago lies Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism... and figs?
there's an animal roaming round the town that is certainly gaining great renown
For one week in January 1909, the Jersey Devil walked among us. Maybe.
The Prophet of the Pacific
from San Francisco to Honolulu to Bombay, first class all the way
Sometimes a journey of ten thousand miles starts with mailing yourself from San Francisco to Honolulu.
The Terror of Gillikin Country
they terrorized the rust belt for years, and the cops were none the wiser
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought...