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The Goth Librarian Podcast

Nov 26, 2018

In this episode, I look into fashions from bygone eras that were treacherous. Hear about corsetry, crinolines, chopines, foot binding, and the strange case of the man who avenged Lincoln. 

Recommended Reading mentioned in this episode:

Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster by Denis Pellerin and Brian May


Nov 19, 2018

It seems only fitting that Episode 13 explores the spirit realm. Meet the Fox sisters, who spawned spiritualism; get acquainted with the dazzling Davenport brothers and their spectacular spirit cabinet; gaze upon a spectral image courtesy of William H. Mumler. 

Recommended Reading mentioned in this episode:

The...


Nov 12, 2018

Continuing my two-part exploration of con artists, I focus on three men who were masters of deception: Dr. Joseph Brinkley otherwise known as The Goat Gland Man, C.L. Blood with his oxygenized air, and Joseph Weil who could dupe a dictator. 

Recommended reading in this episode include: 

Charlatan: America’s...


Nov 5, 2018

In this episode, I profile four women who almost got away with elaborate schemes and what led them down that path. From promises of eternal beauty to claiming to be Carnegie's illegitimate daughter, these female con artists used clever tactics to captivate their marks.

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