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This episode of professor Gruntsplatter’s Spookatorium includes information on the Piasa, a giant bird(?) once believed to inhabit the Mississippi Valley, and a look at some of the more esoteric interests of Sabine Baring-Gould the priest behind the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers.” And of course, there’s music. This time from Rope Sect, The Ex, Head Of David, Dynastes, November Novelet, Grey Frequency, Caulbearer, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Le’Enfant Del La Foret, Mago, Tertium Non Data & Velum Sonus.

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This episode looks at a type of Fae called Night Elves, among other names, as possibly having a role in the Sleep Paralysis phenomenon. Beyond that, there is music from Masses, NoMeansNo, Hypsiphrone, Lot 49, Infestation Ritual, Delta Kane, Recant, Oureboros, Pain Emission, Swamp Terrorists, Controlled Bleeding, & Burial Hex.

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This episode, we dip our toes into the Victorian tradition of holiday ghost stories with a reading of M.R. James “A School Story.” Beyond that, there is lots of music from the likes of Badrich, Naxal Protocol, Never Worse, Murderous Vision, Hoducoma, Blackmole, Skinny Puppy, Khost, Luasa Raelon, Black Egg, Box and The Twins, Weever and Wilt.

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In this episode, we explore the idea of the Sin Eater and look at some of the superstitions surrounding the Hangman’s Rope. And there is lots of great music from the likes of Intersigno, Ourea, Belt, Swarm Intelligence, Images In Silence, Tribe Of Circle, Volunteer Coroner, Drape Excrement, Pain Teens, Shallow Waves, Dismal Thoughts, and A.M.Q.A

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In this episode, we look at the rise and fall of a popular patent medicine from the late 1800s called Kickapoo Oil. Beyond that, there is lots of music. from the likes of Dav Dralleon, Hexmyr, Metadevice, Mayfairgrin, Cyclic Amp, Dailiv, Grotus, Black Lung, The Criminal World, Loss, GGGOLDDD, Moss Harvest, and Snaig Tharta.

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In this episode we look at preserving the strange cures in medieval medical texts at Cambridge. There’s a brief stop on Victorian medicine and the rise of antiseptics. We also dig into how a team in Canada built a better mental hospital by using LSD to help them understand the perceptions of the people who would be staying there.

Also Features music from… A Tergo Lupi, The Northern Lighthouse Board, Holy Mountain Beast, The Fall, Lolita Black, No Mind, Clock DVA, Cober Ord, First Law, SIMM, The Sound, This Mortal Coil, and JK Flesh.

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