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120-Merkins?

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Wigs can be worn for all kinds of various reasons. They can change your appearance when you are trying to be someone else, or a toupe’e for instance can make you feel more like yourself. The same goes for the merkin. It’s put to use when hair is needed down there. This episode is all about the pubic wig.

This was a listener request. Be careful what you wish for.

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115-Florida Man?

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Florida Man is a Recent development in the public consciousness. Some of the strangest news headlines seem to come out of this semi-tropical state. So is the heat, the direct sunlight, or something more nefarious causing the phenomenon known as Florida Man.

 

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113-Yoga?

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Yoga is an practice that is physical, mental and spiritual. Thought to be five thousand years or possibly older there are many branches or types of yoga. We are joined by our friend Jenny Hoffman to discuss all the yoga.

Special Guest: Jenny Hoffman


101-Bitters?

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We have recorded episodes about several alcohols and their mixers but have, until this moment, largely ignored a cocktail staple, bitters. Bitter herbs have been used medicinally for centuries but have had a bit of a roller coaster ride in the last 200 years. They became extremely popular during the 1800’s with the advent of cocktail parties, to virtually disappearing with America’s prohibition period. Although a few have stood steadfast in that time many new bitter making companies are popping up. Sometimes what you need is that old-timey flavor in today’s day and age. So don’t be bitter, just try some in your next cocktail.

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100-Four Humors?

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Join us for our one hundredth episode! We read a few emails about our first 99 episodes and reminisce about our favorite moments. Then we discuss the four humors.

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098-Buried Alive?

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PREMATURE BURIAL
To die is natural; but the living death
Of those who waken into consciousness,
Though for a moment only, ay, or less,
To find a coffin stifling their last breath,
Surpasses every horror underneath
The sun of Heaven, and should surely check
Haste in the living to remove the wreck
Of what was just before, the soul’s fair sheath,
How many have been smothered in their shroud!
How many have sustained this awful woe!
Humanity would shudder could we know
How many have cried to God in anguish loud,
Accusing those whose haste a wrong had wrought
Beyond the worst that ever devil thought.
With Guest Ryan Stike:

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095-Bound in Human Flesh?

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With Special Guest Joel “Murphdog” Murphy

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You may have heard of the necronomicon; a book bound in human flesh with the pages written in human blood. Anything that you can think of that can be bound in leather, can be bound, and probably has been bound in human flesh

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054-Taxidermy?

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Taxidermy is derived from the Greek words taxis meaning movement and derma meaning skin. We talk about what is taxidermy and what it isn’t. Its eerie to record amongst animals skins that used to be alive, placed in their eternal stance.

This episode we welcome guests Greg Hatem, owner of Bazaar and Robert Marbury author of Taxidermy Art.

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This Episode recorded inside Bazaar curiosity shop.

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052-Robert Ripley?

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Robert Ripley has left behind a massive legacy all tied to the words Believe it or Not! He has had his hand in cartooning newspapers, hosting radio and television shows and of course his many Odditoriums around the world. Ripley traveled the word collecting oddities and stories to display them to the masses. During this episode we speak with Nora the regional manager for the Maryland Ripley’s Odditoriums. She is a lifelong Ripley fan, as are we and we a great time discussing his early life as a sports champion, his travels and his harem. Robert Ripley wore many hats in his day and even owned his own private island. This episode was recorded inside of the Baltimore location which we toured directly after.

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Here’s a link to the PBS documentary we discussed in the episode.

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044-Absinthe?

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Absinthe make the mind wander. Some call it the Green Fairy. Some call it a Devil in a Bottle. We call it very refreshing.

Today for the end of the Halloween season we dive into the green world of Absinthe. The ban has been lifted on absinthe after a century and we couldn’t be happier. We try several cocktails including the Sazerac, a Corpse Reviver #2 and a Slow Death in the Afternoon. Of course we also try it straight and the traditional drip method. We gave the Bohemian method a try by lighting it on fire to not the greatest effect.

We want to thank our friend Mike for corrupting this episode with us! Check out his blog Dust & Corruption here.

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