Join us at the table and chow down on a podcast full of tender, succulent information. Our main course today is “long pig”, aka “human flesh”! How does it taste? Who are some of history’s most infamous cannibals? Was there any cannibalism in World War II? You’ll even hear about people volunteering to be cooked and eaten alive! This episode features “Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals” by Raymond Scott.

Links

BBC Profile – Armin Meiwes

MOVIE REVIEWS:

Cannibal! The Musical
Toren: 5/10
Joe: 6/10

Ravenous
Joe: 7/10
Kevin: 7/10

Silence of the Lambs
Toren: 8/10
Joe: 9/10
Kevin:9/10

Delicatessen
Kevin:10/10

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street:
Toren 7/10
Kevin:6/10
Joe: 5/10

Soylent Green:
Toren: 4/10
Kevin: 5/10

Alive:
Toren: 7/10
Kevin: 7/10

The Road
Toren: 8/10
Kevin: 4/10

Recommended Posts
Showing 17 comments
  • banks!

    It wasn’t a Brazilian soccer team. It was a rugby team from Uruguay.

    The incident was a best selling book before it became a major motion picture, which I inadvertently read one summer while staying with my Grandfather in Seschelt. As I recall, it was an odd pile of books because I also read Jaws that summer.

  • Lara

    While it’s not completely unfair to say that the police didn’t take the incident with Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim seriously because he was gay, a woman wouldn’t have been taken any more seriously. For example, in Thurman v. City of Torrington, a woman was attacked by her ex-husband who was violating his restraining order, in full view of a police officer. The husband was not arrested for that attack, and when he subsequently came to her house and stabbed her repeatedly, the police officers that responded didn’t arrest him until he had beaten her up two more times *after* they got there.

  • Lara

    While it’s not completely unfair to say that the police didn’t take the incident with Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim seriously because he was gay, a woman wouldn’t have been taken any more seriously. For example, in Thurman v. City of Torrington, a woman was attacked by her ex-husband who was violating his restraining order, in full view of a police officer. The husband was not arrested for that attack, and when he subsequently came to her house and stabbed her repeatedly, the police officers that responded didn’t arrest him until he had beaten her up two more times *after* they got there.

  • Fred

    Maybe this counts as “attempted cannibalism”:

    http://www.canadiancrc.com/Newspaper_Articles/AAP_Husband_cooker_loses_plea_11SEP06.aspx

    “Knight, 50, is the first woman in Australia’s history to be sentenced to life in prison.

    She had appealed against the sentence claiming the killing was not in the worst category of murder.

    Knight stabbed 44-year-old Mr Price 37 times with a butcher’s knife before skinning him and hanging his hide from a meat hook in their lounge room on February 29, 2000.

    She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes to serve to Mr Price’s children.

    Police found the macabre dinner before the adult children arrived home.”

  • Fred

    Maybe this counts as “attempted cannibalism”:

    http://www.canadiancrc.com/Newspaper_Articles/AAP_Husband_cooker_loses_plea_11SEP06.aspx

    “Knight, 50, is the first woman in Australia’s history to be sentenced to life in prison.

    She had appealed against the sentence claiming the killing was not in the worst category of murder.

    Knight stabbed 44-year-old Mr Price 37 times with a butcher’s knife before skinning him and hanging his hide from a meat hook in their lounge room on February 29, 2000.

    She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes to serve to Mr Price’s children.

    Police found the macabre dinner before the adult children arrived home.”

  • Hunter

    Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政 Sagawa Issei?, born June 11, 1949) is a Japanese man who in 1981 murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. After his release, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through the public’s interest in his crime.

  • nhelgren

    I was just reading “Stiff” and they mentioned a capsule that is being manufactured and sold in China called Tai Bao that is made from aborted fetuses. Apparently the govt health authority gathers them from clinics to make the capsules.

    • Joe

      Yeah, we’ve seen the news about the “dead baby pills” coming out of Korea/China. The problem is that there’s no proof. There’s just the word of an anonymous Korean official pointing the finger at China for this horribleness.

      I think there’s a 90% chance it’s bullshit.

  • nhelgren

    I was just reading “Stiff” and they mentioned a capsule that is being manufactured and sold in China called Tai Bao that is made from aborted fetuses. Apparently the govt health authority gathers them from clinics to make the capsules.

    • Joe

      Yeah, we’ve seen the news about the “dead baby pills” coming out of Korea/China. The problem is that there’s no proof. There’s just the word of an anonymous Korean official pointing the finger at China for this horribleness.

      I think there’s a 90% chance it’s bullshit.

  • Arlen Woods
  • Arlen Woods
  • psychoticmeow

    More heavy fucking metal; the death metal band Cannibal Corpse definitely has songs about cannibalism. Perhaps entire albums. For your pleasure, here is the track Hammer Smashed Face, live:

  • psychoticmeow

    More heavy fucking metal; the death metal band Cannibal Corpse definitely has songs about cannibalism. Perhaps entire albums. For your pleasure, here is the track Hammer Smashed Face, live:

  • Taylor

    2014 Update: I didn’t know what the term “long pig” meant at the time, but going back to listen to this episode made me remember a news item from last year about a man who had planned to abduct, kill, and eat children. Thankfully he was caught before this happened, but he had a frightening amount of cannibalism paraphernalia (photos in link). He went by the name “Fat longpig”.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/justice/cannibal-eat-children-case/

  • Heather (@slocanslim)

    What about the movie “Parents” with Sandy Dennis, Rand Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt? I thought it was hilarious.

  • Heather (@slocanslim)

    What about the movie “Parents” with Sandy Dennis, Rand Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt? I thought it was hilarious.