In the 19th century museums used to lock away everything which they deemed "unsuitable" for the public in secret cabinets. This podcast focuses on the parts of history you would not find in your school textbooks - for good reason. (Explicit Content) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What's with the strange chair with a whole in the seat in the Vatican? Does it have anything to do with the supposed Popess Joan? Or did the chair have an entirely different purpose?
The sad and strange tale of Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy who was kept in the Bronx Zoo Monkey House in the early 20th century. This one was a guest episode written by Travis Dow (the usual host). Travis' other shows can be found at http://podcastn...
In 1939 Rex Keating of the BBC had the idea to have the trumpet of Tutankhamun -- which was silent for 3 millennia -- to once again be heard. And set off an ancient Egyptian curse (or something like that...)
Pornographic film is about as old as cameras, and as soon as people started aiming them at each other.
And it says a lot of the societies of the respective eras.
Created by Der Buddler, translated by Travis Dow
Today's offer: musically challenged worms, illformed noses and pro/con marriage lists.
Special Guest: Mr. Charles Darwin
The original "Das Geheime Kabinett" is by @DerBuddler , who also englishes, and would love to hear from you on Twit...