Follow ups, listener mail and updates on spina bifida, screech, cannibalism, running amok, cyclopea, parasitic barnacles, snake venom party drug, mesoamerican shrunken heads, drunk driving decapitation, Wesley Warren Jr’s scrotal lymphodema, plus more!

Music: “Spina Bifida” by Toren Atkinson (after The Beatles)

Images

Links

Charity

Recommended Posts
Showing 11 comments
  • dg!

    One of the most memorable articles I ran across while doing some research during University. The forensic and physical anthropology journals are wonderful sources for caustic-y content.

    Caution: link contains decapitation photos.

    http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDEQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Flibrary-resources.cqu.edu.au%2FJFS%2FPDF%2Fvol_38%2Fiss_4%2FJFS384930981.pdf&ei=0BROUM7kN8i9qAGsj4CQDg&usg=AFQjCNGSXlgnbB_I1Ob_SRnFRNxjl7VcIA&cad=rja

    • Chew

      Ewwww. Helluva way to go.

      That would be a good story to go with a suicide episode.

    • thickets

      Damn, link now requires username and password.

  • Emily

    Hi!! Could you please tell me what the orchestral piece was in the intro of the podcast? That was ROCKIN’!!

    • Toren Atkinson

      Check out the comments for our Crocodilians episode. It’s Karl Jenkins something something. Good luck!

      • Emily

        Thank you! I found it. 🙂

    • David

      T’was Allegretto from Palladio by Karl Jenkins

      Also, I think I may be, at least, partly responsible for their choosing of it.

  • Keeffer

    Think of how many people Wesley Warren Jr. could feed if he were to go through with the surgery and auction it off as a dinner!!!

  • Simon

    Hey, just to nitpick a little on a otherwise fantastic show, norse berserkers where nothing like desperate soldiers about to die, they where religious warriors that dedicated themselves to Odin, and thought themselves to be channeling the rage of a bear or a wolf. They started out a battle as regular fighters but as the battle went on they worked themselves into the famous “berserkergang”. I guess you could describe them as groups of very violent and hairy warrior monks.

  • Derek

    Great stomach-churning episode guys!

    For the record I think the South Australian Museum has a few Papua New Guinean shrunken heads around the size of a softball or grapefruit.

    Great intro and intermission music btw. Who knew Spina Bifida could make for such a catchy lyric?!

  • Chris

    On sale next week! Shrunken cat-head key chains! Two for $10.