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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. Read More...
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. Read More...
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...
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. Read More...