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The Death Scent Project with Nuri McBride

The Death Scent Project with Nuri McBride

By Nuri McBride

Exploring the weird world of fragrance and funerals
Shezmu: The Demon-God of Egyptian Perfume
Shezmu: The Demon-God of Egyptian Perfume
This is the audio companion to the article Shezmu: The Demon-God of Egyptian Perfume. Read the article and find out more at: https://deathscent.com/2022/11/24/shezmu/
12:40
November 24, 2022
Answering 7 Years of Your Stinky Google Searches
Answering 7 Years of Your Stinky Google Searches
You've asked and asked, so today I'm answering the most frequent unanswered search result that led people to Death Scent, and yes, there will be rotting pumpkins and ghost sex. 
12:48
November 10, 2022
7 Smelly Years of Death Scent
7 Smelly Years of Death Scent
We kick off our month of celebrations for The Death Scent Project's seven anniversary with a thank you.
02:38
November 10, 2022
The Sketchy History of Four Thieves Oil
The Sketchy History of Four Thieves Oil
Thank you for joining us today. This is the audio companion to the article, The Sketchy History of Four Thieves Oil. Read along and find additional resources on The Death Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2021/08/01/the-sketchy-history-of-four-thieves-oil/ 
31:13
July 05, 2022
The Perfumed Lionheart
The Perfumed Lionheart
Thank you for joining us today. This is the audio companion to the article, the Perfumed Lionheart. Read along and find additional resources on The Death Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2021/09/14/the-perfumed-lionheart/
13:40
June 24, 2022
Victorian Tear Catchers Are Trash
Victorian Tear Catchers Are Trash
Thank you for joining us today. This is the audio companion to the article, Victorian Tear Catchers Are Trash. Read along and find additional resources on The Death Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2021/09/28/victorian-tear-catchers-are-trash/
19:25
June 24, 2022
If A24 Films Were Perfumes
If A24 Films Were Perfumes
Thank you for joining us today. This is the audio companion to the article, If A24 Films Were Perfumes. Read along and find additional resources on The Death Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2021/10/12/if-a24-films-were-perfumes/
09:56
June 24, 2022
Rebozo de Luto: the Aromatic Mourning Shawl of Mexico
Rebozo de Luto: the Aromatic Mourning Shawl of Mexico
Thank you for joining us today. This is the audio companion to the article, Rebozo de Luto: the Aromatic Mourning Shawl of Mexico. Read along and find additional resources on The Death Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2021/11/01/rebozo-de-luto/
10:60
June 24, 2022
The Chemistry of Death and Desire
The Chemistry of Death and Desire
This is the audio companion to the article, The Chemistry of Death and Desire. Read along and find additional resources at The Death/Scent Project at https://deathscent.com/2016/01/19/the-chemistry-of-death-and-desire/
06:54
June 24, 2022
Tappūtī-Bēletekallim: The First Perfumer?
Tappūtī-Bēletekallim: The First Perfumer?
In this pod, we will explore what we know about Tappūtī Bēletekallim, how we got that information, and what her text tells us about Mesopotamian perfumery. The written article launches on July 12th https://deathscent.com/2022/07/12/tapputi-belatekallim
32:12
June 21, 2022
Rosalia: The Roman Floral Festival for the Dead
Rosalia: The Roman Floral Festival for the Dead
So let's explore the roots of this ancient rose festival, how the Romans memorialised their dead with aromatic flowers, and how vestiges of the Rosalia exists today. See the full article and other materials at https://deathscent.com/2022/02/18/rosalia/
20:33
February 18, 2022
The Odour of Sanctity: When the Dead Smell Divine
The Odour of Sanctity: When the Dead Smell Divine
If corrupt smells are a sign of a corrupt nature, what happens when a holy person dies? It is in this Western mind-body dualism that the concept of the Odour of Sanctity is born.
16:03
December 30, 2021