We go on assignment to track down the truth about a strange old medicine called “Besotted Man.” Along the way, we learn about old-timey embalming methods, the Second Balkan War, the shelf-life of honey, and the perfect wine pairing for unusual dishes. We didn’t get into the medicinal use of ground-up Egyptian mummies, sadly. All music in this episode by Dan Butler. Lucky Millinder’s “The Grape Vine” used for additional commentary.
The Baba Yaga is coming for you. This is a compendium of stories about the witch-mother of Russian folklore, old and new, retold and remixed. It’s creepy. It’s weird. It’s dark.
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