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Femmes Macabres

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A podcast about life's mysteries, oddities and of course, the macabre. Hosted by Stephanie Meloche and Erin Vance.
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Episode 26: The Case of the Cottingley Fairies
No, your eyes do not deceive you.  This IS a new episode of Femmes Macabres!  In this week's episode, Erin and Steph are dancing with the fairies!  Tune in to learn about the history of fairies and the most famous fairy hoax of all, the Cottingley Fairies. SUPPORT US  Buy us a coffee! FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA  Instagram Facebook  Twitter OUR WEBSITE  www.femmesmacabres.com MUSIC Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Allegro by Emmit Fenn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) SOURCES Branagan, Mark, and Stephen Jones. “A Professor Fell for a Hoax about Fairies - and His Life Was Shattered.” Irish Mirror, 15 Jan. 2017, www.irishmirror.ie/news/weird-news/curse-cottingley-fairies-how-professors-9626260. “Cottingley Fairies Fake Photos to Go under the Hammer.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 31 Mar. 2019, www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/31/cottingley-fairies-fake-photos-go-under-the-hammer. Forsberg, Laura. “Nature's Invisibilia: The Victorian Microscope and the Miniature Fairy.” Victorian Studies, vol. 57, no. 4, 2015, pp. 638–666. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/victorianstudies.57.4.03. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Hewitt, Alden. “The Fairy Lore of the Elizabethans.” The Elementary English Review, vol. 11, no. 1, 1934, pp. 1–29. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41380900. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021. Maher, FR. The Secret of the Cottingley Fairies. Amazon Publishing, 2017. Saunders, Michèle J. “A Small Trip Through Tooth Lore, or Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?” Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, vol. 40, no. 3, 2016, pp. 16–18. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/26556210. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.
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May 8, 2021
Episode 25: The Radium Dial Painters: Society of the Living Dead
This week, the femmes discuss the discovery of radium and the harrowing story of the radium dial painters. SUPPORT US https://www.buymeacoffee.com/femmesmacabres FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.instagram.com/femmesmacabres/ https://www.facebook.com/femmesmacabres https://twitter.com/FemmesMacabres OUR WEBSITE https://www.femmesmacabres.com/episodes Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Allegro by Emmit Fenn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Works Cited and Further Reading: Cengix, Mehtap. “The Radium Girls: Glowing Dials: Radium: Marie Curie: Pierre Curie: Mollie Maggia.” HOROBOX, 31 Mar. 2020, www.horobox.com/en/review-detail/american-radium-glowing-girls. Dean Pilcher, Lydia, director. Radium Girls. Cine Mosaic, 2018. Des Jardins, Julie. “Madame Curie's Passion.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Oct. 2011, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/madame-curies-passion-74183598/. Haley, Helena M. “Health Program for Radium Dial Workers.” AJN, American Journal of Nursing, vol. 45, no. 12, 1945, pp. 998–1001., doi:10.1097/00000446-194512000-00008. Moore, Kate. The Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Sourcebooks, Inc, 2018. Pool, Sandy. Undark: an Oratorio. Nightwood Editions, 2012. “Radium Cures.” The Museum of Quackery, www.museumofquackery.com/devices/radium.htm. “RADIUM PAINT TAKES ITS INVENTOR'S LIFE; Dr. Sabin A. Von Sochocky Ill a Long Time, Poisoned by Watch Dial Luminant. 13 BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS Death Due to Aplastic Anemia-- Women Workers Who Were Stricken Sued Company.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 Nov. 1928, www.nytimes.com/1928/11/15/archives/radium-paint-takes-its-inventors-life-dr-sabin-a-von-sochocky-ill-a.html. Sinclair, J. Michael. “Undark™ The Radioactive Paint.” DIEDFAMOUS, DIEDFAMOUS, 23 Jan. 2020, diedfamo.us/blog/2020/1/17/undark-the-radioactive-paint. Tasch, Barbara. “Marie Curie's Belongings Will Be Radioactive For Another 1,500 Years.” ScienceAlert, 31 Aug. 2015, www.sciencealert.com/these-personal-effects-of-marie-curie-will-be-radioactive-for-another-1-500-years. Wilcoxson, Samantha. Luminous: The Story of a Radium Girl. Amazon, 2020. Witman 07.20.2017, Sarah, et al. “When Undark Was Lethal: A New Look at the 'Radium Girls'.” Undark Magazine, 2 July 2020, undark.org/2017/07/20/radium-girls-book-review/.
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February 28, 2021
Episode 24: A Victorian Death Extravaganza: Death & Mourning in the 19th Century
Inspired by the research Steph did for her Halloween story, this week's episode of Femmes Macabres finds Steph and Erin reading through Victorian era newspapers for strange ways people died during the time period.  They also discuss the 19th century outlook on death and mourning and compare it to the death positive movement currently taking the world by storm thanks to organisations like the Order of the Good Death. Coming up next week on Femmes Macabres: how the radium girls inspired workplace health and safety reform. Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sources: Bradford, Adam. “Inspiring Death: Poe's Poetic Aesthetics, ‘Annabel Lee," and the Communities of Mourning in Nineteenth-Century America.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review, vol. 12, no. 1, 2011, pp. 72–100. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41506434. https://thebabydied.blogspot.com/ https://dying.lovetoknow.com/death-cultures-around-world/behind-victorian-mourning-veil-10-surprising-facts http://victorian-era.org/victorian-era-mourning-period.html https://www.history.co.uk/history-of-death/victorians-and-the-art-of-dying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8DxI8Pn1Uw https://www.tchevalier.com/fallingangels/bckgrnd/mourning/ https://www.thecollector.com/post-mortem-photography/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/understanding-grief/201812/death-and-mourning-practices-in-the-victorian-age
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January 30, 2021
Episode 23: How NOT to Ring in the New Year: The Egans' Murders of 1964
In this week’s episode, Steph and Erin ring in the new year and discuss 2020, plans for Femmes Macabres in 2021, and talk murder as they investigate the mysterious murders of the Egan family gang in Watertown, New York on New Year's Eve 1964. Find us on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter If you are interested in submitting work to Coven Editions' online literary magazine, deathcap, read their submission guidelines here. Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 ) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search  Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sources: Curry, Glenn. The Egan Murders, Trouble in the North Country, 5 May 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=my6MDbTSMoI. Dwyer, Brian. “Unsolved But Not Forgotten: Who Murdered the Egans?” Spectrum News, 4 Nov. 2014, www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/watertown/cold-cases/2015/01/15/unsolved-but-not-forgotten--who-murdered-the-egans- Shampine, Dave, and Daniel Boyer. The Jefferson County Egan Murders: Nightmare on New Year's Eve, 1964. The History Press, 2014.
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January 2, 2021
Episode 21: Ask a Vampire
This week, we learn all about vampires and how Steph convinced her students she is one. We had SO much fun with this episode- thank you for listening! Sources Backstein, Karen. “(Un)Safe Sex: Romancing the Vampire.” Cinéaste, vol. 35, no. 1, 2009, pp. 38–41. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41690852. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020. https://www.livescience.com/40843-real-dracula-vlad-the-impaler.html https://serialkillershistory.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/the-true-story-of-elizabeth-bathory-the-blood-countess-2/ -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ --------
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November 28, 2020
Episode 20: The Curse of Clophill Church
In this week’s episode, Erin and Steph discuss the storied history of England’s “Black Magic Church.” Go say hi to the inspiration for this episode, Liliana, on instagram, @adaughterofmoths! -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ --------  Sources: https://www.spookyisles.com/the-curse-of-clophill-church/ https://www.spookyisles.com/haunted-clophill-church/ https://clophillhistory.mooncarrot.org.uk/OldChurchPost1848.php https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/4301341 https://mjwayland.com/black-alchemist-1963/ https://hero-magazine.com/article/72027/occult-filmmaker-gary-parsons-on-why-60s-britain-was-obsessed-with-witchcraft/ archive@bedford.gov.uk ARCHIVAL REFERENCE The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 284 Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.
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November 15, 2020
Episode 7: REALLY Close Encounters
In this week's bonus episode, Erin & Steph discuss alien abductions, hypnosis, and a guest appearance by Steph’s aunt Daisy . -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sun Machine One by Loopop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Sources: Jacobs, David Michael, and John E. Mack. Secret Life: Firsthand Documented Accounts of Ufo Abductions. Simon & Schuster, 1993. Thompson, Brian. “Recovered Trauma Memories and Hypnosis.” Mental Help Recovered Trauma Memories and Hypnosis Comments, American Addiction Centers, www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/recovered-trauma-memories-and-hypnosis/.
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November 11, 2020
Episode 19: Super Spooky Halloween Special
OOooOooOooOooooOO... Welcome to another episode of Femmes Macabres... oooOOOooOoOOOoooo...  In honour of our favourite holiday, Steph and Erin decided to get into the Halloween spirit by writing their own spooky stories.  The scariest part?  They wrote their stories within 48 hours -- that's 2 days!  Listen as they discuss their lockdown Halloween plans and read you their stories. -------- Find us on Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram www.femmesmacabres.com -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Mermaid by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100671 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Alone with your Voices by Marc VD Meulen https://marcvdmeulen.com/royalty-free-horror-music/ Horror Ambience by ESN Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nD3Sp_saz4&fbclid=IwAR2890FsgYW6iXYhCW6iUwatW5EcjaXgNLAJ0eCzfAiD469SqVBi8idG2X8&ab_channel=ESNProductions
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October 30, 2020
Episode 18: The Exorcist and The Murderer
What does the 1977 murder of a Variety entertainment journalist have to do with the horror cult classic movie The Exorcist?  Find out in this week's episode.  Steph and Erin talk scary movies, The Exorcist and the murder of Addison Verill. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: Bell, A. (1977). There’s Nothing Gay About Murder. The Village Voice. 26 Sep. Available at: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AXRhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OYsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5662%2C5217392. ‌Bell, A. (1977). Phone Call from a Fugitive “I Killed Addison Verrill.” The Village Voice. 3 Oct. Available at: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9gBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4659%2C4348. Bell, A. (1977). A Talk on the Wild Side. The Village Voice. 31 Oct. Available at: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-QBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6360%2C2217416. horrorfan (2018). THE EXORCIST (1973) | Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0TmHK6e4SM&ab_channel=horrorfan  [Accessed 10 Oct. 2020]. Miller, M. (2018). Searching For the Truth About the Actual Murderer in “The Exorcist.” [online] Esquire. Available at: https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a23724262/paul-bateson-the-exorcist-murderer-true-story/ [Accessed 10 Oct. 2020]. Rites Held for Addison Verrill, Variety Reporter Killed in Robbery (Published 1977). (1977). The New York Times. [online] 20 Sep. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/1977/09/20/archives/rites-held-for-addison-verrill-variety-reporter-killed-in-robbery.html [Accessed 11 Oct. 2020]. The Exorcist Online (2014). The Exorcist | The Cultural Impact (1974 Documentary). YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OtrZoqN-xo&ab_channel=TheExorcistOnline [Accessed 10 Oct. 2020].
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October 23, 2020
Episode 17: The Haunting of Shirley Jackson
The long-lost episode is here at last! Steph and Erin discuss the life and work of domestic horror writer Shirley Jackson. BUY A RATHER HAUNTED LIFE: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/shirley-jackson-a-rather-haunted/9781631493416-item.html?ikwid=a+rather+haunted+life&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=d8a6191c75e0830bd817134f8f3337fb BUY THE LITERARY WITCHES ORACLE DECK: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-literary-witches-oracle-a/9781984824714-item.html?s_campaign=goo-DSA_Books&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwiaX8BRBZEiwAQQxGx8moIM9sxUsYGBqaoWTiqTt3FMTppGeMNuw5TnIKSrV4mlNoFZhQnRoCjcUQAvD_BwE Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: Franklin, Ruth. “Shirley Jackson Wasn't Actually a Witch.” Literary Hub, 27 Mar. 2019, lithub.com/shirley-jackson-wasnt-actually-a-witch/. Franklin, Ruth. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017. Heller, Zoë. “The Haunted Mind of Shirley Jackson.” The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2016, www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-haunted-mind-of-shirley-jackson. Klein, Annika Barranti. “Your Complete Guide to Shirley Jackson Books + Stories.” BOOK RIOT, 4 Feb. 2020, bookriot.com/2019/10/03/shirley-jackson-books/. Moshfegh, Ottessa . “How Shirley Jackson Makes Us Lose Our Minds.” Literary Hub, 9 Apr. 2019, lithub.com/how-shirley-jackson-makes-us-lose-our-minds/. Moulton, Rachel Eve. “On the Haunted Lives of Girls and Women.” Literary Hub, 12 Sept. 2019, lithub.com/on-the-haunted-lives-of-girls-and-women/. Petrie, Kathye Fetsko. “In Search of Shirley Jackson's House.” Literary Hub, 27 Mar. 2019, lithub.com/in-search-of-shirley-jacksons-house/. Stivers, Valerie. “Cooking with Shirley Jackson.” The Paris Review, 31 Oct. 2019, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/10/31/cooking-with-shirley-jackson/. Temple, Emily. “11 Famous Writers on the Genius and Influence of Shirley Jackson.” Literary Hub, 15 Aug. 2019, lithub.com/11-famous-writers-on-the-genius-and-influence-of-shirley-jackson/. Temple, Emily. “Shirley Jackson: Possibly a Witch, Definitely Played the Zither.” Literary Hub, 2 Apr. 2019, lithub.com/shirley-jackson-possibly-a-witch-definitely-played-the-zither/. Temple, Emily. “‘The Greatest Menace to the Writer Is the Reader’ and Other Advice from Shirley Jackson.” Literary Hub, 21 Aug. 2019, lithub.com/the-greatest-menace-to-the-writer-is-the-reader-and-other-advice-from-shirley-jackson/.
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October 16, 2020
Episode 16: Nobody Puts Baby in the Butterbox
Steph and Erin review The Child Remains, a 2017 horror flick, and then dive into the true story behind it; Nova Scotia's Ideal Maternity home and the Butterbox Babies. They also take a few detours on the way. Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: The Butterbox Babies by Bette Cahill The Child Remains (2017) dir. Michael Melski
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October 3, 2020
Episode 15: Alone in the Grotto: The Tragic Death of Ann Lovett
In this week's episode of Femmes Macabres, Steph and Erin discuss the tragic death of 15-year old schoolgirl Ann Lovett. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: The Irish Women's Podcast Murder Most Irish https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jhoRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5JQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4787%2C146122 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/the-abortion-issue-and-ireland-a-timeline-from-1983-1.2831517 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Lovett https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/ann-lovett-death-of-a-strong-kick-ass-girl-1.3429792 https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/i-was-ann-lovett-s-boyfriend-1.3484311
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September 25, 2020
Episode 14: Before Stonewall: The Compton Cafeteria Riots of 1966
In this week's episode of Femmes Macabres, Steph and Erin discuss a pivotal moment in LGBTQIA+ history in honour of Pride Month 2020: The Compton Cafeteria Riots in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.  -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: https://www.kqed.org/news/11665527/why-hasnt-the-tenderloin-gentrified-like-the-rest-of-san-francisco http://www.tenderloinmuseum.org https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/21/stonewall-san-francisco-riot-tenderloin-neighborhood-trans-women https://web.archive.org/web/20131109075057/http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=17476 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7BkfGC3a427MWU3MTJhZTktYTc1My00YTgwLTk1MmItYzIwY2FiMThjMThi/view https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/21/stonewall-san-francisco-riot-tenderloin-neighborhood-trans-women
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June 26, 2020
Episode 13: Rebel With a Cause: The Life and Afterlife of James Dean
In this week's episode of Femmes Macabres, Steph and Erin are joined by James Dean superfan, Rachel Fernandes to discuss the iconic actor's short life and enduring legacy. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: “James Dean, Live Fast, Die Young.” Digiview Productions, 2005. Lawford, Peter, interviewer. James Dean as Remembered by Natalie Wood, 1974. www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JyN_GGsqo. Schäfer, André and Werner Köhne, directors. Little Prince, Little Bastard. Florianfilm GmbH, 2005.
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May 29, 2020
Episode 12: James Dean and the Legend of the Cursed Porsche
In this week's episode of Femmes Macabres Steph tells Erin about Hollywood hearthrob James Dean's sad and unfortunate death, and the legend of his cursed Porsche.   --------  Music:  Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/  --------  Sources:  Finkelman, Rob. “The Curse of the Little Bastard: Was James Dean Doomed?” Street Muscle, 3 May 2018, www.streetmusclemag.com/features/car-features/the-curse-of-the-little-bastard-james-dean-never-stood-a-chance/. Fitzgerald, Craig. “Cursed Cars: James Dean's Haunted ‘Little Bastard’ Porsche 550.” BestRide, bestride.com/news/entertainment/the-curse-of-the-little-bastard. “James Dean's Cursed Porsche.” Porsche, porschecentresaskatchewan.com/news/James DeanE28099s Cursed Porsche/18769/. Mcleod, David. “The Curse of the 'Little Bastard' Porsche.” DriveTribe, DriveTribe, 5 Jan. 2019, drivetribe.com/p/the-curse-of-the-little-bastard-NcMLqluGS0-GJaLCQVtD3Q?iid=Y3cu69JFQKuBpSV-SRTdug. Mikkelson, David. “James Dean Car Safety Film.” Snopes.com, www.snopes.com/fact-check/advice-not-taken/. Museum Has New Lead in Hunt for James Dean's Wrecked Porsche, www.volocars.com/blog/Museum has new lead in hunt for James Dean's wrecked Porsche. “Museum Has New Lead in Hunt for James Dean's Wrecked Porsche.” ABC7 Chicago, 28 Sept. 2015, abc7chicago.com/james-dean-death-porsche-car-crash/1006304/. “Warner Bros. Presents .” Warner Brothers, 1995, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz3W87uWcx8.
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May 22, 2020
Episode 11: Mary Toft: Mother of Rabbits
In the first episode of season two, Erin and Steph discuss Mary Toft, an 18th English woman famous for giving birth to rabbits. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: Harvey, Karen, director. Mary Toft: the Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits - History Undergraduate Taster Lecture. Youtube, University of Birmingham, 4 Feb. 2019.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaHIxLCYZR4 White, Edward. “An Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbits.” The Paris Review, 5 July 2016, www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/07/05/an-extraordinary-delivery-of-rabbits/. Karen Harvey, What Mary Toft Felt: Women’s Voices, Pain, Power and the Body, History Workshop Journal, Volume 80, Issue 1, Autumn 2015, Pages 33–51, https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbv029
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May 15, 2020
Episode 10: A Period Piece, Part 2: Menstrual Taboos and Myths
In the second part of our episode on menstruation, Erin and Steph discuss periods, menstrual taboos, and folklore and mythology surrounding periods. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: “36 Superstitions about Periods from around the World.” Clue, Clue, 24 Feb. 2020, helloclue.com/articles/culture/36-superstitions-about-periods-from-around-world. Anonymous. “The Folklore of Menstruation.” The Lancet, vol. 175, no. 4507, 1910, pp. 184–185., doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(01)73629-x. Ashley-Montagu, M. F. “Physiology and the Origins of the Menstrual Prohibitions.” The Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 15, no. 2, 1940, pp. 211–220. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2808578. DAMMERY, SALLY. FIRST BLOOD: a Cultural Study of Menarche. READHOWYOUWANT COM LTD, 2016. Phipps, William E. “The Menstrual Taboo in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.” Journal of Religion & Health, vol. 19, no. 4, 1980, pp. 298–303., doi:10.1007/bf00996252. Power, Maria. “Second-Class Republicans? Sinn Féin, Feminism and the Women's Hunger Strike.” Breaking News, The Irish Times, 18 Dec. 2015, www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/second-class-republicans-sinn-f%C3%A9in-feminism-and-the-women-s-hunger-strike-1.2468581?mode=amp. Tan, Delfin A. et al. "Cultural Aspects And Mythologies Surrounding Menstruation And Abnormal Uterine Bleeding". Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol 40, 2017, pp. 121-133. Elsevier BV, doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2016.09.015.
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April 17, 2020
Episode 9: A Period Piece, Part One: The 1980 Dirty Protests
CONTENT WARNING: We want to make sure that all of our viewers feel safe and comfortable so with this episode we’d like to include a warning for sexual assault and abuse, as well as police brutality, inmate abuse, and violence. In the first of this week’s two-part episode on menstruation, Erin tells Steph about The 1980 Dirty Protests in Armagh Gaol in Northern Ireland, and how menstruation can be used as a weapon against women-- and also used by women against their oppressors. The Irish History Podcast that Erin recommended: https://irishhistorypodcast.ie/ -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ -------- Sources: “36 Superstitions about Periods from around the World.” Clue, Clue, 24 Feb. 2020, helloclue.com/articles/culture/36-superstitions-about-periods-from-around-world. Anonymous. “The Folklore of Menstruation.” The Lancet, vol. 175, no. 4507, 1910, pp. 184–185., doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(01)73629-x. Ashley-Montagu, M. F. “Physiology and the Origins of the Menstrual Prohibitions.” The Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 15, no. 2, 1940, pp. 211–220. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2808578. Cowell, Alan. “50 Years Later, Troubles Still Cast 'Huge Shadow' Over Northern Ireland.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 5 Oct. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/world/europe/northern-ireland-troubles.html. DAMMERY, SALLY. FIRST BLOOD: a Cultural Study of Menarche. READHOWYOUWANT COM LTD, 2016. McClelland, Niamh. “Women's Museum of Ireland.” Women's Museum of Ireland | Articles | The Dirty Protests, www.womensmuseumofireland.ie/articles/the-dirty-protests. Michaels, Samantha. “Getting Your Period in Prison Is Hell. These Numbers Prove It.” Mother Jones, 3 May 2019, www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2019/05/getting-your-period-in-prison-is-hell-these-numbers-prove-it/. O'keefe, Theresa. “Menstrual Blood as a Weapon of Resistance.” International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 8, no. 4, 2006, pp. 535–556., doi:10.1080/14616740600945123. Phipps, William E. “The Menstrual Taboo in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.” Journal of Religion & Health, vol. 19, no. 4, 1980, pp. 298–303., doi:10.1007/bf00996252. Power, Maria. “Second-Class Republicans? Sinn Féin, Feminism and the Women's Hunger Strike.” Breaking News, The Irish Times, 18 Dec. 2015, www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/second-class-republicans-sinn-f%C3%A9in-feminism-and-the-women-s-hunger-strike-1.2468581?mode=amp. Tan, Delfin A. et al. "Cultural Aspects And Mythologies Surrounding Menstruation And Abnormal Uterine Bleeding". Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol 40, 2017, pp. 121-133. Elsevier BV, doi:10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2016.09.015.
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April 11, 2020
Episode 8: What Really Happened to the Romanov Family
In this week's bonus episode, Erin & Steph talk about the chaotic end to the end of a 300 year imperial rule over Russia, and try to uncover the mystery surrounding a possible survivor of the Romanov family massacre -- Anastasia. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ From Russia with Love by Huma-Huma -------- Sources: “Anastasia.” Unsolved Mysteries, performance by Robert Stack, season 6, episode 3, NBC, 6 Oct. 1993. Blakemore, Erin. “Why Czar Nicholas II and the Romanovs Were Murdered.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 25 Oct. 2018, www.history.com/news/romanov-family-murder-execution-reasons. Coble, Michael D., et al. “Mystery Solved: The Identification of the Two Missing Romanov Children Using DNA Analysis.” PLoS ONE, vol. 4, no. 3, 2009, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004838. “Iconic Corpse: The Romanov Family.” YouTube, Ask a Mortician, 19 Oct. 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS2xFsK0klw&t=1s. King, Greg, and Penny Wilson. The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Lawhon, Ariel. I Was Anastasia: a Novel. Anchor Books, 2019. Miller, Kelsey. “The Real Story Of The Fake Anastasia.” Anna Anderson Anastasia The Romanovs True Story, Refinery 29, 16 May 2016, www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/05/110617/anna-anderson-anastasia-romanov-impostor. “Role of the Bolsheviks - Reasons for the Success of the October Revolution, 1917 - Higher History Revision - BBC Bitesize.” BBC News, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyc72hv/revision/6.
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April 3, 2020
Episode 6: The Rendlesham Forest Incident
In this week's episode, Steph tells Erin about the Rendlesham Forest Incident.  -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Alien 1963 by Ramzoid  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ---------- Sources: Pope, Nick, et al. Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: the inside Story of the Worlds Best-Documented UFO Incident. Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Griffin, 2015. “The Rendlesham Forest Incident.” The Rendlesham Forest Incident, www.therendleshamforestincident.com. “UFO Trail – Rendlesham Forest.” Suffolk Cottage Holidays, www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/blog/ufo-trail-rendlesham-forest. http://www.ianridpath.com/ufo/halttape.htm
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March 27, 2020
Episode 5: The ‘Doctor’ who put the ‘Die’ in Diet & other people you shouldn't trust
In this week's second episode, Erin & Steph discuss medical quackery, the bizarre tale of Dr Linda Hazzard, and the harms of the diet industry. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sources: PAMBOUKIAN, SYLVIA A. Doctoring the Novel: Medicine and Quackery from Shelley to Doyle. 1st ed., Ohio University Press, 2012. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1j7x88b. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020. Soniak, Matt. “Why Is a Fake Doctor Called a Quack?” Mental Floss, 23 Jan. 2013, www.mentalfloss.com/article/33558/why-fake-doctor-called-quack. “Quackery: Its Illusions and Realities.” Association Medical Journal, vol. 2, no. 56, 1854, pp. 78–79. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25495276. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020. “Unlicensed Physic.” The British Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 114, 1863, pp. 245–246. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/25199599. Accessed 10 Mar. 2020. Gregg Olsen, Starvation Heights (New York: Warner Books, 1997) Beck, Katherine. “Hazzard, Linda Burfield (1867-1938).” Hazzard, Linda Burfield (1867-1938), History Ling, 3 Nov. 2011, www.historylink.org/File/7955.
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March 13, 2020
Episode 4: Canada’s “Little Women:” The Exploitation of the Dionne Quints
In the first of TWO episodes this week, Erin tells Steph the devastating tale of the exploitation of the Dionne Quintuplets. --------  Music:  Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/  &  The Coquette by United States Marine Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Courtesy of Youtube Audio Library  ---------  Sources:  Arnup, Katherine. "Raising the Dionne Quintuplets: Lessons for Modern Mothers." Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, 1994, pp. 65-85. ProQuest, https://ucd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ucd.idm.oclc.org/docview/203551854?accountid=14507.  BBC. “The Dionne Quintuplets.” Witness History, BBC, 3 Jun, 2012. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s5p44.  Committo, Mike. “#Canada150: How Ontario Exploited Five Little Northern Girls and Put North Bay on the Map.” Sudbury.com, Sudbury.com, 27 May 2017, www.sudbury.com/columns/canada150/canada150-how-ontario-exploited-five-little-northern-girls-and-put-north-bay-on-the-map-628196.  Dehli, Kari. "Fictions of the Scientific Imagination: Researching the Dionne Quintuplets." Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, 1994, pp. 86-110. ProQuest, https://ucd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ucd.idm.oclc.org/docview/203531719?accountid=14507.  Depalma, Anthony. “3 Dionne Survivors Accept A $28 Million Settlement.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 7 Mar. 1998, www.nytimes.com/1998/03/07/world/3-dionne-survivors-accept-a-28-million-settlement.html.  McKay, Ian. "Why Tell this Parable? some Ethical Reflections on the Dionne Quintuplets." Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, 1994, pp. 144-152. ProQuest, https://ucd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ucd.idm.oclc.org/docview/203551638?accountid=14507.  Miller, Sarah. The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019. Parker, Ian. “DARK SIDE OF THE FAMOUS FIVE.” The Independent, Independent Digital News and Media, 22 Oct. 2011, www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/dark-side-of-the-famous-five-1538527.html.  Peter Handley, host. “MHC Heritage Diary- Episode 12- The Dionne Quintuplets.” Heritage Diary Podcast, North Bay Municipal Heritage Committee. 12 Aug, 2019. https://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/cityhall/department/planning-services/committees/municipal-heritage-committee/heritage-diary-podcast/mhc-heritage-diary-episode-12-the-dionne-quintuplets/  Soucy, Jean Yves, and Käthe Roth. Family Secrets: the Dionne Quintuplets' Own Story. Berkeley Books, 1997.  Wood, Shelley. “The Dionne Quintuplets as a Cautionary Tale for Kidfluencers.” Time, Time, 20 Mar. 2019, time.com/5555131/dionne-quintuplets-kidfluencers/.  Wright, Cynthia. "They were Five: The Dionne Quintuplets Revisited." Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, 1994, pp. 5-14. ProQuest, https://ucd.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ucd.idm.oclc.org/docview/203551979?accountid=14507.
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March 11, 2020
Episode 3: Death by Misadventure
In this week's episode, Erin helps Steph celebrate her 27th birthday by discussing some myths surrounding the 27 Club and the strange disappearance of Richey Edwards.  Steph also reveals what her birthday tarot spread revealed about her year ahead. -------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ & The Hunter by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ --------- Sources: Evon, Dan. “FACT CHECK: Did Several Musicians Die with White BIC Lighters in Their Pockets?” Snopes.com, www.snopes.com/fact-check/white-bic-lighter-deaths/. “How to Do a Birthday Tarot Or Oracle Spread.” Cauldrons and Cupcakes, 12 Sept. 2017, www.cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2017/09/13/how-to-do-a-birthday-tarot-or-oracle-spread/. Lehmann, R C. “The Birthday.” Public Domain Poetry, www.public-domain-poetry.com/r-c-lehmann/birthday-23664. “The Day Richey Edwards Disappeared.” Manic Street Preachers Missing Member | 2019, Penguin Random House, 30 Jan. 2019, www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2019/jan/withdrawn-traces-richey-edwards-day-of-disappearance/. Roberts, Sara Hawks, and Leon Noakes. Withdrawn Traces: Searching For the Truth About Richey Manic. Virgin Books, 2019.
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February 28, 2020
Episode 2: Let's Get Physic(al) Gardening!
In this week's episode, Steph and Erin discuss the history of physic gardens, Jacob Bobart's contributions to botanancy, and the interesting lore and magic of mandrakes. --------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ --------- Sources: Baker, Margaret. Discovering the Folklore of Plants. Shire Publications, 2008. Carter, Anthony John. “Myths and Mandrakes.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol. 96, no. 3, Mar. 2003, pp. 144–147, doi:10.1177/014107680309600312. Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper's Complete Herbal. Project Gutenberg , 2015. “Hildegard's Medieval Garden.” Hildegarden: a Hildegard-Inspired Modern Medicinal Medieval Garden., 13 Aug. 2018, healthyhildegard.com/hildegards-medieval-garden/. Penn Medicine. “The Physic Garden.” Pennsylvania Hospital History: Historical Timeline - The Physic Garden, www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/timeline/1751/tline9.html. Powell, Claire. The Meaning of Flowers. Jupiter Books, 1977. Robertson, John. “THE POISON GARDEN Website  .” THE POISON GARDEN Website, 2018, www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/. SEEBER, KARIN. “JACOB BOBART (1596–1680): FIRST KEEPER OF THE OXFORD PHYSIC GARDEN.” Garden History, vol. 41, no. 2, 2013, pp. 278–284. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/24636233. Accessed 15 Feb. 2020. “Trees, Plants, and Flowers.” A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & Mistletoe, by Dee Dee. Chainey, National Trust Books, 2018, pp. 112–121. Walker, Timothy. “THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN.” Australian Garden History, vol. 8, no. 5, 1997, pp. 18–18. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/44179690. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020. Wawer, I. “Digitalis Lanata.” Digitalis Lanata - an Overview, www.sciencedirect.com/topics/pharmacology-toxicology-and-pharmaceutical-science/digitalis-lanata.
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February 21, 2020
Episode 1: Be our Valentine?
Lupercalia, cabbages and sacred corpses.  What could be more romantic? --------- Music: Dark Hallway by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Hallway&Search=Search Artist: http://incompetech.com/ --------- Sources: “Divination in Irish Folklore.” The Fading Year: Irish Folklore: Calendar Customs, Traditions & Beliefs, 31 Oct. 2018, thefadingyear.wordpress.com/category/divination-in-irish-folklore Hester, Jessica Leigh. “Where in the World Is Saint Valentine?” Atlas Obscura, Atlas Obscura, 13 Feb. 2019, www.atlasobscura.com/lists/who-was-saint-valentine. “Love and Marriage.” A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & Mistletoe, by Dee Dee. Chainey, National Trust Books, 2018, pp. 112–121. “Lupercalia.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 8 Nov. 2019, www.britannica.com/topic/Lupercalia. “Lupercalia.” History, A&E Television Networks, 13 Dec. 2017, www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/lupercalia. National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0680, Page 094. https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5008887/4963875/5078003 National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0883, Page 371. https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5009270/5003314 Rose, Rae. “The Ladybird in British Folklore.” Hare & Moon, Hare & Moon, 8 July 2019, www.hare-moon.com/home/2016/2/17/ladybird-british-folklore-folkart. Sachs, E. “Some Notes on the Lupercalia.” The American Journal of Philology, vol. 84, no. 3, 1963, pp. 266–279. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/293110. Accessed 10 Feb. 2020. Sheldon, Natasha. “The Roman Festival of the Lupercalia.” History and Archaeology Online, 31 Aug. 2019, www.historyandarchaeologyonline.com/the-roman-festival-of-the-lupercalia/. Seipel, Arnie. “The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day.” NPR, NPR, 13 Feb. 2011, www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day?t=1581356979108. Towrie, Sigurd.  "Diving a Future Love: Marriage Divinations." The Orkney Jar: The Heritage of the Orkney Islands, http://www.orkneyjar.com/tradition/weddings/lovediv.htm.
18:36
February 14, 2020
Femmes Macabres (Podcast Trailer)
Welcome to Femmes Macabres, a podcast about life's mysteries, oddities and of course, the macabre.  Hosted by Stephanie Meloche and Erin Vance.
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February 8, 2020