Ep. 27: Human Taxidermy

It puts the lotion on its skin… or else it gets a podcast again. Today your intrepid hosts explore the world of human taxidermy. From the case of El Negro, a taxidermied corpse from the San Tribe in Botswana, to the Auto-Icon of Jeremy Bentham, Jack and J. J. discuss the taboos and moral grey area surrounding the practice of human taxidermy.

Sources:

Dahmer quote from: “Human Taxidermy” by unknown. The Journal Times. 8 August 1991.

Preservation Methods:

Rogue Taxidermy:

El Negro and The Verreuax Brothers

Jeremy Bentham, Big Nose George’s Shoes, and Human Pelts

The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and The Cultures of Longing” by Rachel Poliquin. The Pennsylvania State University Press. University Park, Pennsylvania. 2012.

 

Music used in this podcast:

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