Ep. 11: Aileen Wuornos – Part 1

Today we begin our in-depth look at our first heavy-hitting serial killer: the Terror-Lesbian of the Highways, Aileen Wuornos!  In this first of three parts, we examine Aileen’s deeply abusive childhood.  We discuss the trauma she experienced at the hands of her family and her early forays into prostitution for cigarettes and drugs.  By the…

Ep. 10: Galvanism – Part 2

In the irreverent conclusion to our discussion on Galvanism, we cover two electrifying topics. In the first part, we offer a sampler plate of galvanism in the arts, from Victorian political cartoons to making fun of Criss Angel.  Later, the conversation turns serious with discussion about electroshock therapy, biomedical ethics, and contemporary applications of galvanic processes.…

Ep. 9: Galvanism – Part 1

It’s ALIVE!  Today we’re joined by special guest Marie to talk about the strange history of galvanism.  From the start, curious scientists have pushed the boundary of death, electrocuting corpses of animals and humans.  We’ll discuss the birth of medical galvanism, follow the trail of its evolution, and explore how galvanism is interpreted in present…

Ep. 8: Menu of the Mad

Jack and J. J. take a bite out of strange and brutal food lore.  From ortolans to formaldehyde-laced milk to vivisected fish, the Menu of the Mad is sure to offer something new for your palate. In our first part we discuss the nested gluttony of ortolans and foie gras before moving on to examining…