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...
Categories: People & Places, Series 6
The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh
if you like 'em big, well, they don't get any bigger than this
A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat.
Categories: Bonus Episodes, Entertainment & Media, Wild Card
Eight Things We Like Meet the Wolf Man
There's no new episode this week, so if you need your podcast fix why not try one of these eight shows we like?
that's Ezekiel 9:9 for those of you reading along at home
How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. The story of Prince Mike, King Ben, and the Houses of Israel and David.
Categories: Biography, Eccentrics & Prophecies, People & Places, Series 5
Pennies from Heaven
In honor of our latest episode, #7 has graciously decided to share some photos of the best pressed pennies in her collection!
Categories: Man's Amazing Inventions, Supplement, Wild Card
the only souvenir option that makes cents
It's the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. A brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin!
Categories: Man's Amazing Inventions, Series 5, Wild Card
Bound in Mystery and Shadow
thou shall not suffer a witch to live
In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder.
Categories: Footsteps into the Unknown, People & Places, Series 5
let me tell you about the healing power of color
The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Categories: Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Science & Nature, Series 5
a tale of public art, politics, and racism
Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?
Categories: Arts & Culture, Daring & Epic Journeys, Series 5
“I’m the Naughty Boy.”
you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did
On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason.
Categories: Science & Nature, Series 5
in which we own up to some mistakes
Errata for Cold Hard Cash; Hold Fast What Thou Hast; Spirit Princess; Milking It for All It's Worth; Pleadings from Asbury Park and The Centers of All Things.
Categories: Bonus Episodes, Errata
Ghost of Eight Things We Like
There's no podcast this week, so if you need your fix of miscellaneous esoterica why not try one of these eight other things?