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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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AM055: Bosnian War

7/18/2019
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The Bosnian War and genocide campaign therein took place from 1992 to 1995. Bosnia and Herzegovina, a former republic of Yugoslavia, declared its independence and was unable to maintain peace between its ethnic groups.

Duration:00:29:21

AM054: Bridge Collapse

7/3/2019
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When it comes to the problem of crossing rivers, bridges are a common solution. Sadly, they sometimes fail. Cables snap, steel rusts, and riprap erodes. This episode will explore common causes of collapse and take a closer look at several bridge disasters.

Duration:00:25:26

AM053: Murder of Autumn Klein

6/19/2019
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In April 2013, Dr. Autumn Klein was stricken with an unidentified medical condition. Three days and zero diagnoses later, she was dead. Klein’s husband quickly emerged as the investigation’s primary suspect. The case against him would be insurmountable.

Duration:00:28:34

AM052: Six Popes

6/5/2019
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Popes. What are they? Who were they? Did any of them ever rough-up a dead guy? Just how celibate was Benedict IX? Antemortem answers these burning questions and more.

Duration:00:23:19

AM051: Peter Sutcliffe - The Yorkshire Ripper

5/22/2019
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Of all England's rippers, Peter Sutcliffe's identity is perhaps the most known. His reign of terror over Yorkshire spanned from 1975 to 1980. Wielding hammer and knife, he took the lives of 13 women and fractured the skulls of even more.

Duration:00:26:08

AM050: Eruption of Vesuvius

4/24/2019
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Welcome to Episode 50! When Mount Vesuvius unexpectedly erupted in 79 CE, it decimated and buried Pompeii and other nearby towns. Anyone who had not evacuated by the following morning faced a sudden death by thermal shock. Also, a recipe for fish sauce.

Duration:00:23:09

AM049: Leopold and Loeb

3/21/2019
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Leopold and Loeb thought they had it all figured out. They would commit the perfect murder for no reason but to get away with it. And, with a better plan and completely different circumstances, maybe they would have. Instead, they were part of a highly publicized trial. Clarence Darrow reappears!

Duration:00:20:01

AM048: Typhoid Mary

2/27/2019
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Today’s episode features the story of Mary Mallon. She was an immigrant and cook who just wanted to make peach ice cream and not be asked for samples of her feces all the time. Unfortunately, this was not to be. She turned out to be a carrier of typhoid who spread the disease wherever she went.

Duration:00:21:00

AM047: Florida Man II

2/13/2019
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Ever persevering, Florida Man returns in this episode of Antemortem. His crimes include robbery, burglary, grand theft, trespass, and first and second degree murder. There’s a bonus digression on the wacky world of bath salts.

Duration:00:20:37

AM046: Dean Corll

1/30/2019
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No one in the early 1970s guessed that Dean Corll, the bachelor who owned a van and handed out free candy to strange children would own a homemade torture board. He did though. Corll murdered at least 27 adolescent males in Houston with the aid of two young accomplices.

Duration:00:25:59

AM045: Rare Fatal Diseases

1/16/2019
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In this episode, Antemortem introduces you to some of the world’s lesser-known horrifying diseases. You’ll come out with both a vague idea of what a prion is and concerns about your family history of sleeplessness. I googled ‘FOP flare up’ so you don’t have to.

Duration:00:25:29

AM044: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Part II

1/2/2019
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Franz Ferdinand and Sophie arrive in uneasy Sarajevo. The six assassins are armed and arranged along their route. After a failed attempt, Princip gets very lucky. Europe changes forever.

Duration:00:20:40

AM043: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Part I

12/19/2018
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This episode on the assassinations of Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Chotek introduces the players. The empires of Europe squabbled over colonies while Serbian and Bosnian nationalists struggled for independence. Six young Bosnians spotted the perfect opportunity to strike a blow against Austria-Hungary. And if that that sounds too boring, come for the murder-suicide.

Duration:00:23:24

AM042: Challenger Disaster

12/5/2018
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By the time Challenger had its 1986 liftoff, NASA could boast of 23 successful space shuttle missions. Challenger’s 10th voyage would have seen the first civilian, a teacher, go to space. When launch day came, it was cold and a critical failure in the right-hand solid rocket booster led to a shocking tragedy.

Duration:00:27:59

AM041: The Order of the Solar Temple

11/21/2018
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The Order of the Solar Temple is one of the lesser-known suicide cults of the 20th century. Its members believed in a composite of old and new religious tenets. They thought their souls would find a permanent home amongst the stars following a fiery death on earth.

Duration:00:27:14

AM040: Murders Around the World

11/7/2018
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Depending on who you ask, there are between 193 and 204 countries in the world. It’s about time for Antemortem to check in on a few. This episode contains murder cases from Australia, Argentina, Lesotho, France and Malaysia. Antarctica joins in too.

Duration:00:25:27

AM039: Wives of Henry VIII, Part III - Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

10/24/2018
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The last two women to marry Henry VIII were Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. Both were English and both would have preferred to marry a Thomas. Howard was only a teenager and not equipped for the perils of queenship. Parr fared better, got published, and outlived her third husband.

Duration:00:23:27

AM038: Wives of Henry VIII, Part II - Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves

10/10/2018
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Henry VIII blows through three wives in this episode. Now that he’s free from Catherine of Aragon, he can marry Anne Boleyn. If she somehow ends up getting beheaded, there’s always Jane Seymour. And Anne of Cleves thinks we should just be friends.

Duration:00:30:13

AM037: Wives of Henry VIII, Part I - Catherine of Aragon

9/26/2018
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Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of Henry VIII. Her marriage lasted 24 years during which the couple struggled and failed to produce a male heir. Catherine was well-educated and steadfast but, in the end, she couldn’t overpower a king who wanted an annulment.

Duration:00:27:32

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