The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

Episodes

Color Wheel from Edwin D. Babbitt's THE PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT AND COLOR

Normalating

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.

Thorfinn Karlsefni (1915-1918) by Einar Jónsson

The Icelander

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?

Bayard Peakes reads a newspaper announcing his arrest

“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.

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Errata #1

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.

a graphic illustration of the cellular cosmogony

We Live Inside

greetings from the inside of the Hollow Earth

Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or the Messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth.

Geographic Center of North America monument in Rugby, ND

The Centers of All Things

looking for a stop on your next road trip? we've got you covered

We take an irreverent look at the geographic centers of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and North America!

Simon Girty chewing gum card

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.

my beloved rhombic triacontahedron

The Die of Tomorrow, Today

a love poem to the greatest die you'll ever own (and never use)

In 1982 a Baltimore hobby store gave the world a bold new innovation in dice... One that hardly anyone would use. Let's sing the praises of the mighty d30!

political cartoon about Nap Lajoie

French Leave

a baseball superstar, an irate owner, and a clever workaround

In 1902 baseball player Nap Lajoie was prohibited by law from entering the state of Pennsylvania. How did this weird state of affairs come to pass?