Ep. 15: Evil Popes!

Drunken orgies!  War-mongering!  Melon-eating!  We’ve got it all in this delightfully debauched episode regarding the worst Popes in history.  Steel yourself for tales of depraved sexuality, fancy hats, corruption, and literally putting a dead man on trial.  There is some hope, though, as we end with tales of a gentler, American Pope. Sources: A Primer of…

Ep. 14: Doppelgängers

In this episode, Jack and J. J. talk doppelgängers.  Your hosts start with some Poe, folklore, and historical accounts, then delve into the legacy of doppelgänger phenomena.  Then we discuss the very real pathologies that can lead you to see your double – sometimes with grave consequences – along with the insights they provide into our understanding…

Ep. 13: Aileen Wuornos – Part 3

In this final episode profiling our first heavy-hitter, Aileen Wuornos, we discuss her trial, convictions, and life leading up to her execution.  You’ll get the pleasure of meeting such wild characters as Dr. Legal (a.k.a. Steve Glazer) and Arlene Pralle as we chronicle this strange carriage of justice.  Later, Jack and J. J. cover Aileen’s…

Ep. 12: Aileen Wuornos – Part 2

In this second installation of our Aileen Wuornos series we detail her descent into violent crime.  After filling in a bit more detail of Aileen’s life in Florida, we chat about how she met the love of her life: Tyria Moore.  Then we move on to discussing her victims from the first, Richard Mallory, to…