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A true-crime, curious stories podcast with Dobby the dog as my quirky (silent except for his neurotic barking) co-host. Each episode has a book recommendations that also serve as inspiration for what story is discussed week to week. Continue Reading >>
A true-crime, curious stories podcast with Dobby the dog as my quirky (silent except for his neurotic barking) co-host. Each episode has a book recommendations that also serve as inspiration for what story is discussed week to week. << Show Less
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13: The Iconic Plague Doctor Mask Dobby and I talk about the history of the plague doctor mask and suit. We also discuss The Black Death, when the bubonic plague swept away millions of lives in the 14th century. Book recommendation is Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnonSources-

https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/secrets-behind-plague-doctor-mask-terrifying-costume-009201 
https://www.livescience.com/plague-doctors.html
https://medium.com/@chavpatr/plague-masks-are-sexy-118666983e8c

Black Death-

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/black-death-greatest-catastrophe-ever 

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/49217/anatomy-14th-century-bubonic-plague-hazmat-suits
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13: The Iconic Plague Doctor Mask Dobby and I talk about the history of the plague doctor mask and suit. We also discuss The Black Death, when the bubonic plague swept away millions of lives in the 14th century. Book recommendation is Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnonSources-

https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-ancient-technology/secrets-behind-plague-doctor-mask-terrifying-costume-009201 
https://www.livescience.com/plague-doctors.html
https://medium.com/@chavpatr/plague-masks-are-sexy-118666983e8c

Black Death-

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/black-death-greatest-catastrophe-ever 

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/49217/anatomy-14th-century-bubonic-plague-hazmat-suits
12: The Strange & Curious Tale of Tarrare Dobby and I tell the (believe it or not) true tale of Tarrare. Tarrare was a french dude born in the 1700's who couldn't stop eating. He did not discriminate against anything, eating non-foods as a sideshow or simply to try satisfy his never ending hunger. Book Recommendation is Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.*** Content Warning- This episode mentions death a small child and eating cats and dogs. SourcesTarrare-
https://www.diabetes.co.uk/symptoms/polyphagia.html
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/66508/tarrare-greatest-glutton-all-time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrare 
https://allthatsinteresting.com/tarrare
Dr. Percy-
https://www.napoleon-empire.com/personalities/percy.php
https://www.worldcat.org/title/journal-des-campagnes-du-baron-percy-chirurgien-en-chef-de-la-grande-armee/oclc/18497213
11: Lindsey Baum & The Emery Brothers Dobby couldn't make it, so my Ma joined in to discuss the disappearance and murder of Lindsey Baum. Lindsey has been missing for 11 years, partial remains were located late in 2017. Her murder or murderers have not been apprehended to date.***Content Warning- this episode contains mentions of pedophilia, child pornography, child abduction, and murder.Book recommendation is Don't Tell Daddy by Barbara Petty
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Tell-Daddy-Barbara-Petty/dp/0440120969
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0440120969/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_0440120969
https://www.abebooks.com/9780440120964/Tell-Daddy-Barbara-Petty-0440120969/plp
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30349907525
https://www.ebay.com/p/57056609?iid=401877944676
References-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4838704/Wife-suspected-penny-loafer-pervert-brother-disappeared.html
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/cadaver-dogs-will-join-search-of-3-brothers-shelton-home-in-sex-abuse-investigation/597578846/
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/police-brothers-in-their-70s-80s-arrested-in-child-sex-abuse-investigation/596258669/
Naptime Nancy Podcast, Season One Episode Three
https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/after-a-decade-knowing-didnt-bring-relief/
10: Tamika Huston & Missing White Woman Syndrome Dobby and I discuss Missing White Woman Syndrome and how it effects women and children of color. Stay tuned in as we tell the story of Tamika Huston, her disappearance, and murder.Book RecommendationHappy And You Know It, by Laura Hankin*** the authors name was said wrong in the episode, it’s Laura not Lauren 🙄References
https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1508&amp;context=wmjowl
https://www.blackburncenter.org/post/2017/03/29/missing-white-woman-syndrome

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4646085 
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9652329/ns/dateline_nbc/t/sad-answers-tamikas-disappearance/#.XyR3xChKg2w

https://missingindividuals.tumblr.com/post/187285568758/truecrimecrystals-tamika-huston-vanished-from 

https://www.goupstate.com/article/NC/20050816/NEWS/605175809/SJ 

https://alchetron.com/Tamika-Huston
9: Poet of Death 1990, Austria- Johann 'Jack' Unterweger is released from prison after serving 15 years of a life sentence for murder. Austria would soon learn that he was not the reformed, rehabilitated prisoner they believed him to be.Book recommendation- A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf*** Please be advised this episode discusses sexual assault, strangulation, and suicide.Sources-
Book synopsis- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18521.A_Room_of_One_s_Own

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1992-02-29-9201110375-story.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pda_olKDU1o
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-06-30-me-10223-story.html
https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/jack-unterweger-poet-of-death/crimes

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/jack-unterweger
8: The Duluth Lynchings of 1920 On June 15th, 1920, three black men were taken by a mass mob made up of nearly 10,000 people from a jail cell where they were being held under arrest for the alleged rape of Irene Tusken. They were falsely accused, murdered, and no one was ever convicted for the brutal murder of the three young men. Book recommendations are What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young and The Lynchings in Duluth by Michael FedoSources-

The Lynchings in Duluth by Michael Fedo
https://www.mnhs.org/duluthlynchings/people.php
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/12/duluth-lynchings-mason-pardon/
7: The Teacup Poisoner In this episode we venture back to the '60s when Graham Fredrick Young was being a poisony fool, running a muck lacing teacups with a cocktail of poisons. Oh, and he was only at the ripe old age of 14 years young when his poisony habits escalated. Our book recommendation and inspiration is The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell.***Content Warning- Mention of animal cruelty and suicide.Sources-
https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/graham-young
https://allthatsinteresting.com/graham-young
https://murderpedia.org/male.Y/y/young-graham.htm
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/teacup-poisoner-made-hundreds-ill-20869584
6: Boris Korneev- The Strongman Killer Part Four Clowns &amp; Circus Tragedies &amp; Stories- In today's episode, Dobby and I tell the story of Boris Korneev, a serial killer from the Soviet Union. Before he began his crimes he was a traveling circus performer, the strongman. Book recommendation is Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire, the fourth and final book in The Wicked Years.****Content Warning- Please take note that this episode includes strangulation, death of fetus, and sexual assault/slavery thank you.References
https://peoplepill.com/people/boris-korneev-1/
https://www.mzk1.ru/2015/12/silach-ubijca/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Korneev_(serial_killer)
https://topblognews.ru/kriminal/silach-ubijtsa/
5: The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944 Part Three of Clowns Circus Stories &amp; Tragedies- On a hot summer day in Connecticut, The Ringling Bros. Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus set up their big top tent that would soon be filled with children and adults, ready for the show. Except the only show that would be put on that day was the fire that consumed the tent, killing 167 people.Book recommendation is A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire, book three in The Wicked Years. References-
http://www.circusfire1944.com
https://www.hartfordhistory.net/circusfire.html
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