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Antemortem is an exploration of any person, thing, or weird accident that results in human fatality

Antemortem is an exploration of any person, thing, or weird accident that results in human fatality
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Antemortem is an exploration of any person, thing, or weird accident that results in human fatality

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English


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AM036: Hillsborough Disaster

8/22/2018
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Liverpool fans arrived at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 to watch their team prevail. Instead, mismanagement of the crowd led to a disaster. Fans were packed into the standing pens with no way out. The cover-up that followed would delay justice for the victims.

Duration:00:26:24

AM035: Alexander Pichushkin

8/8/2018
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Russian serial killer, Alexander Pichushkin, liked chess almost as much as he liked hitting people with his hammer. In this episode of Antemortem, we’ll discover more about his methods, capture, and trial.

Duration:00:22:56

AM034: Rabies

7/25/2018
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From the dog bites of 4,000 years ago to the racoon attacks of today, rabies has menaced the world's mammals. Humans have been working to eradicate the highly fatal disease for centuries. We're making progress but there is a long road ahead.

Duration:00:27:38

AM033: Caligula

7/11/2018
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Caligula is remembered as one of the most notorious leaders the world has known. He loved his horse, his sister, and ordering executions. His erratic behavior inspired fear and disgust among the senatorial class. He also inspired the worst movie I have ever seen.

Duration:00:31:06

AM032: Unsolved Hotel Deaths

6/27/2018
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The maid was just trying to finish her shift when she opened the door to Room 237 and found a bloodbath inside. How? Why? Who’s going to clean that up? Antemortem presents a series of unexplained deaths.

Duration:00:31:30

AM031: Fireworks

6/13/2018
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Fireworks have been inexplicably captivating humanity for a millennium now. You would think we'd get over it. This episode explores their history, construction, and deadliness. Beware of suspicious bait farms.

Duration:00:30:15

AM030: Sinkholes

5/30/2018
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Today’s episode is about the unpredictable (and occasionally man-eating) phenomenon known as the sinkhole. They appear all over the world and can be large or small, deadly or innocuous. We’ll learn the different types and explore notable sinkholes throughout history.

Duration:00:27:00

AM029: The Glencoe Massacre

5/16/2018
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The history of the Scottish clans is lousy with strife. One particular incident saw a group of MacDonalds slaughtered by government forces. Due to its circumstances, the Glencoe Massacre has gone down in history as a gross violation of civility.

Duration:00:26:06

AM028: Velma Barfield

5/5/2018
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Antemortem's first female serial killer is Velma Barfield. Driven by an addiction to prescription drugs, the Death Row Granny was convicted of and executed for just one of her murders. It had followed a string of arson, poisoning, and fraud.

Duration:00:29:02

AM027: Marathons

4/18/2018
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As the northern hemisphere sheds winter, marathon season commences. Cue the sweating, side stitches, and thoughts of “why did I sign up for this?” While most runners will live to race another day, let’s reflect on some of those who won’t.

Duration:00:28:07

AM026: Bin Laden Part II - The Raid

4/4/2018
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After years of searching, the CIA follows an al-Qaeda operative to Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The preparation for the raid can finally begin. SEAL Team Six successfully plans, practices, and executes the operation, losing only one helicopter along the way.

Duration:00:30:51

AM025: Bin Laden Part I - The Manhunt

3/21/2018
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Episode one of the Osama bin Laden series covers the long manhunt for the notorious terrorist. He co-founded al-Qaeda in 1988 and aided in countless attacks before and after 9/11. From Sudan to Afghanistan to whereabouts unknown, U.S. intelligence tries to catch up.

Duration:00:30:45

AM024: Sinking of the Sultana

3/7/2018
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When the Civil War ended, thousands of former prisoners of war needed to travel north from Vicksburg to get home. Their transport was the steamboat Sultana. Greed and bribery led to massive overcrowding. When the boat’s boilers exploded, her passengers were hurled into the Mississippi River.

Duration:00:27:18

AM023: Funerals

2/21/2018
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Antemortem delves into the postmortem. This episode contains assorted information about burial traditions and all the best ideas for what to do with cremated remains. Wash yourself and dress in a white shroud for best results.

Duration:00:31:02

AM022: Charles Howard Schmid Jr.

2/7/2018
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Known to the youth of Tucson as Smitty, Charles Howard Schmid Jr. was a pathological, murderous, boot-wearer. He killed three girls and may or may not have met some members of the mafia.

Duration:00:29:45

AM021: Battle of Thermopylae

1/26/2018
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Long ago (when the years counted backwards and the names were hard to pronounce), a small Greek force went up against the might of Xerxes’ Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae. Under the direction of King Leonidas, they staved off their enemy for three days until they were utterly defeated.

Duration:00:27:11

AM020: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

1/10/2018
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In 1911, the employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory were practically working in a tinderbox. And that was on top of being overworked, underpaid and disrespected. The tragic fire took dozens of lives and brought attention to their plight.

Duration:00:25:25

AM019: Cholera

12/27/2017
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Cholera is a waterborne bacterial illness but don’t bother telling that to the medical community of the 1830s. The disease confounded doctors for decades while pandemics raged across the world, killing millions. It remains deadly in some parts of the world today.

Duration:00:26:01

AM018: Graham Young

12/13/2017
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A mysterious illness spreads through a family, killing one. Years later, it reappears at a place of business and two more die. Is the culprit food poisoning? Radiation sickness? Or could it be the young man involved in both?

Duration:00:28:30

AM017: The Donner Party

11/29/2017
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Times were hard for the pioneers who traveled westward across North America in the 1840’s. For the Donner Party, a series of unfortunate events and bad advice turned very fatal. The snowbound people resorted to extreme measures to stay alive and almost half of them died.

Duration:00:30:41