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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)

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)
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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)

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English


Episodes

Epsidode36: The Monster of London

1/26/2018
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A monster is on the prowl in the British imperial capital. A monster with a knife, who is on the lookout for young women. To be more exact: the monster is looking for their backsides. Support our show, and see what else is going on at podcastnik.com

Duration:00:22:05

Episode35: The Pharao's Staff

4/13/2017
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Again a limb goes missing. This time: an important bit of pharao Tutankhamun. Spoiler: it was never actually gone. podcastnik.com

Duration:00:07:55

Episode34: Bodily Abnormalities in Antiquity

4/6/2017
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What deviates from the norm does not always have it easy, especially regarding appearance. In antiquity that could be an advantage in certain cases, particularly in regards to certain body parts. http://podcastnik.com

Duration:00:11:07

Episode33: Bottomless - of Popes, Eunuchs, and Castrati

3/30/2017
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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? http://podcastnik.com

Duration:00:17:23

Episode32: Hot Air in the Moulin Rouge - Joseph Pujol, le Pétomane

3/23/2017
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The talk of Paris was Moulin Rouge's shows of “le Pétomane”, Joseph Pujol, end of the 19th century. He brought crowds to a laughing uproar with his special talent.

Duration:00:11:43

Episode31: Ota Benga - People in the Zoo

3/16/2017
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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://podcastnik.com

Duration:00:12:07

Episode30: Toot Toot - Pharao's Mysterious Trumpets

3/9/2017
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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...)

Duration:00:11:13

Episode29: Roman Urine Washers and also Alchemists

3/2/2017
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Romans didn't just wash their hands in innocence, but also their clothes in urine. How urine fits into the Roman fullon's job description, cloth dyers, and other uses in the Modern Period.

Duration:00:09:46

Episode28: A History of Book Thieves

2/23/2017
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Book stealing is going around. Not only today are losses at the Leipzig Book Fair a problem. Already to GDR times -- but not a loss to to the publishers, but to the Stasi.

Duration:00:11:34

Episode27: XXX -- A Short History of Pornographic Film

2/17/2017
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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. http://podcastnik.com Created by Der Buddler, translated by Travis Dow

Duration:00:15:08

Episode26: What's that Smell? A Short History of Stink

2/9/2017
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Today: smelly or stinking church-goers, medieval garbage disposal, public waste carriers, and the perfect stink bomb.

Duration:00:13:40

Episode25: Secret Cabinet on Tour: JRR Tolkien CS Lewis in Oxford

1/5/2017
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The Secret Cabinet goes ---under risk of life and sanity--- into deepest Albion, to get to know to of the most creative authors, Tolkien & Lewis.

Duration:00:10:00

Episode24: Charles Darwin - Man is but a Worm

12/22/2016
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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 Twitter! The translator and host of the English version is Travis Dow, @podcastnik

Duration:00:09:02

Episode23: Of Your Fellow Man

10/6/2016
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Anthropodermic bibliopegy – The art of binding books with human skin. Often -- but not always -- with the donor's permission.

Duration:00:10:54

Episode22: Drinking and Sailing-Booze on the High Sea

9/7/2016
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What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Tipsy sailors was not uncommon, since large amounts of alcohol used to be carried on board -- for health reasons.

Duration:00:07:54

Episode21: The Strange Births of Mary Toft

9/1/2016
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Magicians pull bunny rabbits out of their hats; Mary Toft pulled them out of her --- why don't you just have a listen?

Duration:00:13:21

Episode20: Witnesses under Witnesses - Impotence in Court

7/18/2016
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For women there were only few opportunities in the Early Modern period to get divorced. One recognized reason was the impotence of the husband -- he had the burden of proof.

Duration:00:11:51

Episode19: C.M. Linck - The Woman in Trousers

7/12/2016
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Orphan, button maker, dyer, transvestite, prophet, soldier, husband, victim of justice. An unusual tale of an unusual women in the 18th century. Catharina Margaretha Linck.

Duration:00:17:54

Episode18: A Pile for Xmas

6/26/2016
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You think Christmas is sh..? The Catalans also, but not quite as one might think. From nativity figures, scatological art history, productive wooden shites, and the answer to the question of why I don't hire Interns.

Duration:00:11:53

Episode17: Execution by Marriage

5/9/2016
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in 1561 a condemned Cologne citizen was given the choice between gallows and marriage---he chose the noose. How that ended and what the further job description of the executioner was---well the Buddler dug into it and we let you know.

Duration:00:15:00