Besotted Man

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 Sharpened Her Iron Teeth

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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