By Notorious Narratives
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With an enduring fascination with all things weird, long time friends Jen and Robin delve into history's most peculiar people and extraordinary events.
||ExplicitHuman Sacrifice in the Maya Culture||For most of us the thought of human sacrifice does one of two things, either you cringe or you think of Indiana Jones. We clearly think about Indiana Jones. In this episode, Robin explores the reasons, process and necessity of human sacrifice in the...||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Sticky Situation- The Story of the Boston Molasses Flood||Of all the things to fear in this world you may have overlooked the diabolical villain that quietly sits upon your pantry shelf: molasses. Well the people of Boston will never forget it. On this day exactly one hundred years ago, a sticky wall of...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuried Alive||Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive, which seems like a pretty reasonable fear if I am being honest. But during the Victorian Era this fear reached a fever pitch, spawning an entire industry of contraptions designed to ensure a safe burial...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitResort of the Dead - The Story of Hart Island||Off the coast of the Bronx lies a small strip of land with a big story to tell. Throughout the past two centuries this small swath of land has seen tragedy, hardship and gore. Strap in as Robin tells you the past, present and future of this surprising..||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBizarre Christmas Traditions Around the World||Christmas is celebrated in a myriad of different ways and some of them are quite bizarre. And by bizarre we mean strange..we love all things strange. From Krampus to pooping logs, Robin takes you on a yuletide sleigh ride through the oddest holiday...||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: The Shark Attacks of 1916.||As winter sinks its teeth in, it has us thinking on warmer times. Many of us respond to warm weather by heeding the sweet siren call of the beach, but in the summer of 1916, the carefree summer would turn deadly. In this episode, Jen sinks her teeth...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Voodoo Queen of New Orleans: Marie Laveau||The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau was beautiful, charismatic; but most importantly quite powerful. At a time in history where women were not typically in positions of control, Marie held sway over the New Orleans elite. But was it magic,...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhose Head Is That Anyway? The Story of Easter Island||If you are anything like us, you have always been fascinated by the unknown and unsolved mysteries. One of our favorites are the moai of Easter Island. In this episode, Robin gets down to business and does the homework, discussing the history of...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitImprisoned in Paradise: The Leper Colony of Hawaii||The idea of leprosy may evoke feelings of fear; fear of contagion, fear of outbreak. Though for most this idea is far removed, the stuff of history. But on the beautiful windswept shore of the island of Molokai, in Hawaii this history is part of the...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRobin's Fun Facts: Thanksgiving Edition||In this special extra episode Jen and Robin talk about the REAL history of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Also, Robin shares some of her favorite fun facts about the holiday and the foods that are traditionally eaten.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStrange Eats: The Story of The Buckland Family||As the holidays approach we start to think of all those special foods that are served and our family celebrations, like mom's sweet potatoes or grandma's apple pie. But what if your dad's goal is to eat every animal on earth? Well, that means you...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe London Beer Flood||While the prospect of a flood of free beer may be appealing to some, this bizarre disaster was catastrophic to the neighborhood of St. Giles in London. The tidal wave of 135,000 gallons of porter left death and destruction in its wake. This week,...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDark Horse: The Story of Candidate Yetta Bronstein||1964 was a busy year, The Beatles, Vietnam and Yetta. Well maybe you have never heard of Yetta, but this Presidential candidate had some wild ideas and plans for the government. How do you feel about putting truth serum in Senate's water supply? In...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Bell Witch or The Bell's Witch: I’ve Heard It Both Ways||Every area has their regional ghost story, but few of these are as well documented as that of Tennessee's Bell Witch. Well, The Bell's Witch is the tale of a spirit that harassed the Bell Family in the early 19th century in rural Tennessee. This story..||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOutstanding Human Specimens: The History of P.T. Barnum's Freakshow||In the 19th century, one of the most legendary showmen scoured the earth to collect outstanding human specimens to be displayed at his sideshow of human attractions. These people spent their lives and deaths in the public eye. In this episode, Robin...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mysterious Bermuda Triangle||The Bermuda Triangle is a legendary section of the Atlantic Ocean where numerous people, ships and planes have disappeared or have been found abandoned. As far back as Shakespeare, this area of the open ocean has inspired stories of otherworldly...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Vampire Panic of New England||Over 200 years after the witch hunts of Salem set aflame the imagination and superstitions of America's Northeastern states another such epidemic would sweep through the same area. In the 19th century a wave of paranoia swept through rural New...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Tale Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius||IN 79 AD, the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano exploded burying the town of Pompeii under layers of ash where it would lay forgotten for 1500 years. This beautifully preserved time capsule is still be excavated today. In this episode we discuss...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Donner Party||Maybe you have heard a small snippet of this story in a high school history class, but more than likely this is one story your teacher skipped. One of the most nightmarish tales of human suffering that will make you cringe with fear and disgust, the...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChoreomania||The Dancing Plague||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Blood Countess: Elizabeth Bathory||Known as the most prolific female serial killer by the Guinness Book of World Records the Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a bloodthirsty and cruel member of the aristocracy. Was she just a cold-blooded murderer? A wild narcissist? Or a woman trying to...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShanghai Tunnels of Portland||Beneath the streets of Portland lies a series of mysterious tunnels that have long stirred the imaginations of the city's citizens. What were these tunnels used for? And what in the world is Shanghaiing?||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatacombs of Paris||Notorious Narratives||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative, entertaining, and full of beautiful debauchery!
I have enjoyed the banter of these lovely ladies for almost two decades in real life. I cannot express my excitement in words for having this access in a podcast! The best place to go to know everything about everything I didn’t know I needed to know. Dedicated to their cause, and always delightful. The research that is compiled and relayed is not only informative, but also delivered in the most entertaining and refreshing way. Keep them coming! I’m absolutely thrilled to join you on your future Notorious Narratives!
Subject matter sounded promising but the tiresome, foul-mouthed banter between the hosts is not entertaining to me. I’ll look for something else.
clicked the wrong pod cast
what is this crap. I thought it was going to be a story about Mr. and Mrs Buckland and how they celebrate Thanksgiving .And what kinds of food they ate in the 1800s instead its about a teacher who has a lot of stuffed animals inside his home . big deal. podcasts are always misinterpting the story. you click on a podcast and the story is always wrong . not the title . its kind of annoying to listen to a story that has nothing to do with the title . I wish Podcasters could write a good story. instead of crap.