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Queens Who Kill

EThis week we talk about Queens who got their hands dirty. Join us as we discuss many reasons to not mess with royalty such as being banished, being blinded, and being turned into a priest against your will. Sources: https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/byzantine-empire/empress-irene-athens-first-female-ruler-byzantine-empire/ https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/fredegund https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/wu-zetian https://www.thoughtco.com/irene-of-athens-p2-3529666 https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/killer-queens https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/08/07/brunhilde-and-fredegund/ https://historycollection.com/wu-zetain-chinas-only-female-ruler-killed-her-children-to-secure-power-but-like-many-other-great-leaders-spiraled-into-disgrace/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_of_Justinian https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/a-cultural-history-of-tea-in-china/ https://www.ancient.eu/Bede/

31 MIN6 d ago
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Queens Who Kill

Cat Burglars

EThis week we're talking about thieves what don't get caught. Join us for tales of daring robberies for such precious items as priceless hair pins, candy, and an entire beach. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/burglar https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-crime-phobia-scelerophobia/#:~:text=Fear%20of%20Crime%20Phobia%20%E2%80%93%20Scelerophobia,-By%20Jacob%20Olesen&text=Scelerophobia%20is%20the%20fear%20of,'deep%20dread%20or%20fear'. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20burglar https://www.alarms.org/burglary-statistics/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7678379.stm https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/08/entire-cabin-stolen-foundation-baffling-owner/ https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/bizarre/tokyo-burglar-stealing-250-sweets-and-four-bottles-of-soft-drinks-arrested-by-police-4585086/ https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/01/22/nearly-50000-in-bull-semen-stolen-from-turlock-truck/ https://supremealarm.com/learn-infamous-burglars-confessions/ https://www.la...

35 MIN1 w ago
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Cat Burglars

Unit 731

EHave you ever wondered what science without humanity looks like? This week we're talking about a time where that happened when we discuss the horrors of the P.O.W. camp, Unit 731. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C5%8D_Ishii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhongma_Fortress http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/instree/1929c.htm https://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/17/world/unmasking-horror-a-special-report-japan-confronting-gruesome-war-atrocity.html https://www.history.com/news/attack-of-japans-killer-wwii-balloons-70-years-ago https://listverse.com/2017/03/09/10-atrocious-experiments-conducted-by-unit-731/

35 MIN2 w ago
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Unit 731

Casinos

EThis week we ask, does the house always win? Well, not if you cheat or rob them. Other than that, though, yes, it does. Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamblinghttp://www.documentarytube.com/articles/the-earliest-forms-of-gambling-in-ancient-civilizationshttps://www.gambling.com/us/online-casinos/strategy/the-world-s-oldest-casino-games-1512800http://www.gitesderustin.com/brief-history-gambling-three-key-dates.htmlhttps://www.caesarsgames.com/2017/10/27/most-popular-casino-games-in-las-vegas/https://siamrehab.com/gambling-addiction/https://a2zcasinos.org/5-biggest-casino-heists-of-all-timehttps://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=131939&page=1https://www.clearwatercasino.com/5-things-movies-get-wrong-about-gambling-and-casinos/https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-casinos-use-design-psychology-to-get-you-to-gamble-1667182023https://unibo.com/science/maze-vs-playground/https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/gambler-dropped-127-million-vegas-blames-casino-losses/story?id=9272730https://www.pbs.org...

39 MIN3 w ago
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Casinos

Syphilis

EThe Pox, the Great Imitator, the insert-racial-stereotype-here disease. This week we're talking about Syphilis and everything people have done to try and get rid of it. Join us as we discuss cures such as rubbing mercury into wounds, contracting Malaria, and locking up sleazy looking women (i.e. any woman). Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/syphilis https://www.synonym.com/synonyms/syphilis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_syphilis https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/the-return-of-syphilis/418170/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosophobia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6089383/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphilis http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-05-01-04 https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/congenital-syphilis/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrotherapy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaiacum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hunter_(surgeon) https://listverse.com/2014/10/04/...

35 MINJUN 8
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Syphilis

Russian Empresses

EThis week we're traveling to the cold, harsh climate of Russia to talk about some of the cold, harsh rulers it has had. Join us as we discuss naked clowns in ice palaces, destroying entire towns with pigeons, and how to become the ruler of Poland by being really good in bed. Sources: https://www.biography.com/news/catherine-the-great-lovers https://www.biography.com/news/catherine-the-great-lovers https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/medieval-renaissance/olga-of-kiev-one-saint-you-do-not-want-to-mess-with/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Russia https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/catherine-i-1684-1727 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Ranks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fount_of_honour https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-catherine-the-great https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_of_Kiev#Drevlian_Uprising https://slate.com/culture/2015/11/empress-anna-ivanovna-of-russia-hated-love-and-marriage-so-much-that-she-impri...

35 MINJUN 1
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Russian Empresses

Private Detectives

EThis week we investigate investigators. Join us as we discuss how far you can stretch the word "investigate," like investigating how to win elections, prevent extradition, and the mos efficient way to sell drugs. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/private https://www.etymonline.com/word/investigate https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/private%20investigator https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_investigator https://pvteyes.com/private-eye-terminology-slang/ https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/49-private-investigator-terminology-common-words-used-by-private-investigators/ https://blog.classesandcareers.com/advisor/to-catch-a-thief/ https://www.littlethings.com/private-investigator-secrets/3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_rosa https://patch.com/california/sanramon/private-investigator-christopher-butler-pleads-guilty0df4c86437 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Allen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin%E2%80%93Felts_Detective_Agency https://archive.org/stream/...

35 MINMAY 25
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Private Detectives

Knights

EThis week we turn chivalrous. Turns out it just means do what you feel like. Join us as we discuss How to get a jump on the job market early by starting at 10, when it's ok to kill someone for saving your life, and the best vacation policy of any job ever. Sources: https://www.ancient.eu/Medieval_Knight/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/knight-cavalryman https://www.ancient.eu/article/1245/medieval-knights-12-of-the-best/ https://www.history.com/news/knights-middle-ages https://www.toptenz.net/10-reasons-medieval-knights-actually-huge-jerks.php https://origins.osu.edu/review/knighthood-it-was-not-we-wish-it-were https://www.businessinsider.com/rules-of-knighthood-and-chivalry-2017-3 https://www.ancient.eu/article/1240/how-to-become-a-medieval-knight/ http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-knights/chivalry.htm https://listverse.com/2015/12/10/10-reasons-why-knights-were-terrible-warriors/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffroi_de_Charny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of...

43 MINMAY 18
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Knights

Asbestos

EThis week we go digging for asbestos to uncover the truth. Turns out it is, in fact, deadly. Join us as we discuss tablecloths cleaned in fire, the marvel that was asbestos cigarette filters, and how to make millions by simply killing your employees. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/asbestos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12170 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friable https://www.britannica.com/science/asbestos-mineral https://bainbridgeelearning.co.uk/12-asbestos-myths-debunked/ https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/history/ https://www.asbestos.com/featured-stories/cover-up/ https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/statistics/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/cigarette-filters/ https://www.kazanlaw.com/the-wizard-of-oz-lethal-asbestos-exposure/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63217/5-vintage-appliances-couldve-killed-you https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-sordid-bizarre-h...

38 MINMAY 11
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Asbestos

Secret Societies

EShhh! quiet! We're talking about...secrets. Join us as we discuss secret societies that have infiltrated the media, killed wrong doers, and started world wars. Though not always intentionally or maliciously. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-presidents-who-were-in-secret-societies-2017-4 https://boingboing.net/2015/10/18/the-international-concatenated.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehmic_court https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/oath-skull/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mo-baldknobber/ https://archives.cjr.org/currents/talk_to_the_hand.php https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43005770 https://historycollection.co/secret-society-peril-facts-freemasons-ww2/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWblackhand1.htm https://www.history.com/news/how-a-wrong-turn-started-world-war-i

33 MINMAY 4
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Secret Societies

Latest Episodes

Queens Who Kill

EThis week we talk about Queens who got their hands dirty. Join us as we discuss many reasons to not mess with royalty such as being banished, being blinded, and being turned into a priest against your will. Sources: https://www.historyofroyalwomen.com/byzantine-empire/empress-irene-athens-first-female-ruler-byzantine-empire/ https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/fredegund https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/wu-zetian https://www.thoughtco.com/irene-of-athens-p2-3529666 https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/killer-queens https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/08/07/brunhilde-and-fredegund/ https://historycollection.com/wu-zetain-chinas-only-female-ruler-killed-her-children-to-secure-power-but-like-many-other-great-leaders-spiraled-into-disgrace/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-demonization-of-empress-wu-20743091/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_of_Justinian https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/a-cultural-history-of-tea-in-china/ https://www.ancient.eu/Bede/

31 MIN6 d ago
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Queens Who Kill

Cat Burglars

EThis week we're talking about thieves what don't get caught. Join us for tales of daring robberies for such precious items as priceless hair pins, candy, and an entire beach. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/burglar https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-crime-phobia-scelerophobia/#:~:text=Fear%20of%20Crime%20Phobia%20%E2%80%93%20Scelerophobia,-By%20Jacob%20Olesen&text=Scelerophobia%20is%20the%20fear%20of,'deep%20dread%20or%20fear'. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20burglar https://www.alarms.org/burglary-statistics/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7678379.stm https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/08/entire-cabin-stolen-foundation-baffling-owner/ https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/bizarre/tokyo-burglar-stealing-250-sweets-and-four-bottles-of-soft-drinks-arrested-by-police-4585086/ https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/01/22/nearly-50000-in-bull-semen-stolen-from-turlock-truck/ https://supremealarm.com/learn-infamous-burglars-confessions/ https://www.la...

35 MIN1 w ago
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Cat Burglars

Unit 731

EHave you ever wondered what science without humanity looks like? This week we're talking about a time where that happened when we discuss the horrors of the P.O.W. camp, Unit 731. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C5%8D_Ishii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhongma_Fortress http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/instree/1929c.htm https://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/17/world/unmasking-horror-a-special-report-japan-confronting-gruesome-war-atrocity.html https://www.history.com/news/attack-of-japans-killer-wwii-balloons-70-years-ago https://listverse.com/2017/03/09/10-atrocious-experiments-conducted-by-unit-731/

35 MIN2 w ago
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Unit 731

Casinos

EThis week we ask, does the house always win? Well, not if you cheat or rob them. Other than that, though, yes, it does. Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamblinghttp://www.documentarytube.com/articles/the-earliest-forms-of-gambling-in-ancient-civilizationshttps://www.gambling.com/us/online-casinos/strategy/the-world-s-oldest-casino-games-1512800http://www.gitesderustin.com/brief-history-gambling-three-key-dates.htmlhttps://www.caesarsgames.com/2017/10/27/most-popular-casino-games-in-las-vegas/https://siamrehab.com/gambling-addiction/https://a2zcasinos.org/5-biggest-casino-heists-of-all-timehttps://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=131939&page=1https://www.clearwatercasino.com/5-things-movies-get-wrong-about-gambling-and-casinos/https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-casinos-use-design-psychology-to-get-you-to-gamble-1667182023https://unibo.com/science/maze-vs-playground/https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/gambler-dropped-127-million-vegas-blames-casino-losses/story?id=9272730https://www.pbs.org...

39 MIN3 w ago
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Casinos

Syphilis

EThe Pox, the Great Imitator, the insert-racial-stereotype-here disease. This week we're talking about Syphilis and everything people have done to try and get rid of it. Join us as we discuss cures such as rubbing mercury into wounds, contracting Malaria, and locking up sleazy looking women (i.e. any woman). Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/syphilis https://www.synonym.com/synonyms/syphilis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_syphilis https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/the-return-of-syphilis/418170/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosophobia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6089383/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphilis http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-05-01-04 https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/congenital-syphilis/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrotherapy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaiacum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hunter_(surgeon) https://listverse.com/2014/10/04/...

35 MINJUN 8
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Syphilis

Russian Empresses

EThis week we're traveling to the cold, harsh climate of Russia to talk about some of the cold, harsh rulers it has had. Join us as we discuss naked clowns in ice palaces, destroying entire towns with pigeons, and how to become the ruler of Poland by being really good in bed. Sources: https://www.biography.com/news/catherine-the-great-lovers https://www.biography.com/news/catherine-the-great-lovers https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/medieval-renaissance/olga-of-kiev-one-saint-you-do-not-want-to-mess-with/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Russia https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/catherine-i-1684-1727 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Ranks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fount_of_honour https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-catherine-the-great https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_of_Kiev#Drevlian_Uprising https://slate.com/culture/2015/11/empress-anna-ivanovna-of-russia-hated-love-and-marriage-so-much-that-she-impri...

35 MINJUN 1
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Russian Empresses

Private Detectives

EThis week we investigate investigators. Join us as we discuss how far you can stretch the word "investigate," like investigating how to win elections, prevent extradition, and the mos efficient way to sell drugs. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/private https://www.etymonline.com/word/investigate https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/private%20investigator https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_investigator https://pvteyes.com/private-eye-terminology-slang/ https://www.privateinvestigatoradvicehq.com/49-private-investigator-terminology-common-words-used-by-private-investigators/ https://blog.classesandcareers.com/advisor/to-catch-a-thief/ https://www.littlethings.com/private-investigator-secrets/3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_rosa https://patch.com/california/sanramon/private-investigator-christopher-butler-pleads-guilty0df4c86437 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Allen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin%E2%80%93Felts_Detective_Agency https://archive.org/stream/...

35 MINMAY 25
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Private Detectives

Knights

EThis week we turn chivalrous. Turns out it just means do what you feel like. Join us as we discuss How to get a jump on the job market early by starting at 10, when it's ok to kill someone for saving your life, and the best vacation policy of any job ever. Sources: https://www.ancient.eu/Medieval_Knight/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/knight-cavalryman https://www.ancient.eu/article/1245/medieval-knights-12-of-the-best/ https://www.history.com/news/knights-middle-ages https://www.toptenz.net/10-reasons-medieval-knights-actually-huge-jerks.php https://origins.osu.edu/review/knighthood-it-was-not-we-wish-it-were https://www.businessinsider.com/rules-of-knighthood-and-chivalry-2017-3 https://www.ancient.eu/article/1240/how-to-become-a-medieval-knight/ http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-knights/chivalry.htm https://listverse.com/2015/12/10/10-reasons-why-knights-were-terrible-warriors/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffroi_de_Charny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of...

43 MINMAY 18
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Knights

Asbestos

EThis week we go digging for asbestos to uncover the truth. Turns out it is, in fact, deadly. Join us as we discuss tablecloths cleaned in fire, the marvel that was asbestos cigarette filters, and how to make millions by simply killing your employees. Sources: https://www.etymonline.com/word/asbestos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12170 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friable https://www.britannica.com/science/asbestos-mineral https://bainbridgeelearning.co.uk/12-asbestos-myths-debunked/ https://www.asbestos.com/asbestos/history/ https://www.asbestos.com/featured-stories/cover-up/ https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/statistics/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/ https://www.asbestos.com/products/cigarette-filters/ https://www.kazanlaw.com/the-wizard-of-oz-lethal-asbestos-exposure/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/63217/5-vintage-appliances-couldve-killed-you https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-sordid-bizarre-h...

38 MINMAY 11
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Asbestos

Secret Societies

EShhh! quiet! We're talking about...secrets. Join us as we discuss secret societies that have infiltrated the media, killed wrong doers, and started world wars. Though not always intentionally or maliciously. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-presidents-who-were-in-secret-societies-2017-4 https://boingboing.net/2015/10/18/the-international-concatenated.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehmic_court https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/oath-skull/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mo-baldknobber/ https://archives.cjr.org/currents/talk_to_the_hand.php https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43005770 https://historycollection.co/secret-society-peril-facts-freemasons-ww2/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy https://spartacus-educational.com/FWWblackhand1.htm https://www.history.com/news/how-a-wrong-turn-started-world-war-i

33 MINMAY 4
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Secret Societies
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