It Could Be Worse

It Could Be Worse

By Catherine Kinkead, Anna Spier
It Could Be Worse helps you feel better about your problems by describing the tragic lives of history’s most unlucky people. This darkly comedic podcast is created in association with WTBU Radio. Visit wtburadio.orgfor more.
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Important Update!
In this update Cat and Anna discuss a worst case scenario, rawr XD, being more like Lisa, refrigerator noises, and how current events will effect the podcast. Toodles bitches. 
01:40
March 20, 2020
Episode 11: Charles II of Spain
In this episode , Anna and Cat discuss inbreeding, jawlines, appendicitis, science in the 1600s, erotic donuts, and the man who ended the reign of the Hapsburg dynasty by no fault of his own.
22:46
February 26, 2020
Episode 9: The Plague
Today Anna and Cat discuss pus and blood part 2, Axe body spray, kink shaming, fleas, rats, and a disease indifferent to who it wiped out. 
23:55
November 26, 2019
Episode 8: Tarrare
Today Anna and Cat (and Layla) discuss powerful laxatives, belts o' skin, wooden chests, the pus of life, and a man's journey to become the hungriest, stinkiest, stretchiest human of all time.  Sources: London Medical Physical Journal. "Polyphagism." Eclectic Repertory and Analytical Review, Medical and Philosophical (1810-1820) 10.1 (1820): 136. Web. Good, John Mason. The Study of Medicine. 4th American Ed., Reprinted from the Last London Ed., Greatly Improved and Enl.. ed. Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1826. Web. All That's Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/tarrare 
38:44
November 12, 2019
Episode 7: Salem Witch Trials
Today Anna and Cat discuss Kool Aid, doing simple math, boredom in the 17th century, and an unlucky set of circumstances that led to the SECOND biggest witch hunt in North American history. 
33:25
November 1, 2019
Episode 6: Violet Jessop
Today Anna and Cat discuss the dangers of dress up, Sandals Beach Resorts, finger infections, what it takes to get your sea legs, and one woman's career as an ocean liner stewardess that was a failure of Titanic proportions.  Sources: Titanic Survivor by John Maxtone-Graham 
37:20
October 22, 2019
Episode 5: The Donner Party
Today Anna and Cat discuss carseats, human flesh, what it takes to get to the West Coast, banishment, and collarbone stabbings. 
29:23
October 8, 2019
Episode 4: John White and The Lost Colony
Anna and Cat are back! 'Cause everyone wanted to know...Today they discuss the original sausage party, unknown birthdates, stuff getting touched, and one man's failed quest to start a colony in America.
29:03
October 8, 2019
Episode 3: Frane Selak
Planes, Franes, trains, and automobiles! What are the chances of landing in a haystack? Can one singe off their own hair? Which came first? The chicken or the egg? What does it mean to be doused in hot oil? Join Anna and Cat as they embark on another epic journey through the intense bad luck of Frane Selak. 
19:55
May 1, 2019
Episode 2: Roy Sullivan
Join Anna and Cat as they discuss the park ranger who was struck by lightning seven times. Do we need our big toes? Can men recharge? How does underwear become holy? All will be revealed. 
22:05
April 16, 2019
Episode 1: Adolphe Sax
Wherein Anna and Cat suck you into the wormhole of intense bad luck via Adolphe Sax. Were his parents trying to kill him for insurance money?  Was it herpes or cancer? Anna does not know that Brussels is a city and Cat realizes that stairs were around in the 1800s! People drink milk out of bowls! Sax show us it could be worse... - - - Sources:  The Saxophone by Stephen Cottrell https://heavy.com/news/2015/11/adolphe-sax-google-doodle-201st-birthday-photos-saxophone-inventor-bio-history-almost-died-near-death-wine-facts-age-death-family-sons/ http://www.dinant.be/en/inheritance/adolphe-sax https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-12-03/meet-dangerous-belgian-who-invented-sax
21:01
February 27, 2019