Ep. 29: Cannibal Cooks


Wandering through such disarming settings as the cozy tearoom of an Italian housewife, or a laid-back roadside barbecue stand, Jack and J. J. take on cannibal cooks!

In this episode we explore two kinds of cannibal cookery: non-consensual (read: serial killers), and consensual. In the killer corner we talk about Leonarda Cianciulli, Joe Metheny, Katherine Knight, and Klara Mauerova. Then, in examining consensual cannibalism, we cover the cases of Mao Sugiyama, an exgender individual who cooked his genitals for dinner party guests, and the famous Armin Meiwes.


Titus Andronicus: Act V, Scene III” by William Shakespeare.

California chef David Viens who ate his wife’s boiled corpse sentenced 15 years to life in prison” by Nancy Dillon. New York Daily News. 22 March 2013.

Non-consensual Cannibalism 

Leonarda Cianciulli and Joe Metheny

Katherine Knight and Klara Mauerova

Consensual Cannibalism

Mao Sugiyama

Marco Evaristti via Wikipedia

Armin Meiwes

Additional Resources:

Photograph of Mao Sugiyama’s Cooked Genitals (NSFW).

Music used in this podcast:

Sizzling meat cooking on bbq hotplate sound effect – sizzle realsoundFX” by realsoundFX. http://www.youtube.com. Posted: 24 April 2013.

Gas Stove, One Ring Lit, Burns, Turned Off Sound Effect” by What Does It Sound Like?. http://www.youtube.com. Posted 28 November 2014.


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