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Episode 31: Wow!

Hey y’all! Buckle in for a great episode, in which Jen tells the incredible story of the Lykov family who lived in such seclusion in Sibera that they lived through, but never knew about, World War II. Kate phones it in a bit and covers fad diets from history. Jen’s oshituary covers playwright Tennessee Williams’ unfortunate end — death by bottle cap! Kate talks about her two favorite epitaphs, those of Mary Dolencie and Leonard Matlovich.

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Episode 27: Queen of the Goths

Jen discusses Ignaz Semmelweis’s contribution to science: hand-washing because doctors were historically nasty, apparently. In honor of Pride Month, Kate talks about the life and legacy of Queen Christina of Sweden. Jen attempts to pronounce the titles of Dan Andersson’s works in her Oshituary. Kate, meanwhile, tells the spooky story of Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris, arguably two more of John Wilkes Booth’s victims.

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