Episode 6: Barnum’s Cannibals

Episode 6 tells the true story of P.T. Barnum’s Fiji Cannibals. After being taken from Fiji and exhibited in sideshows and dime museums around the United States, one of these men died in York, Pennsylvania. Newspapers reported that two other “cannibals” attempted to eat his corpse. What really happened?…and where is the Fiji Cannibal’s body? We visit Potter’s Fields, and discuss sideshows, circuses, Circassian women, and more. Our guest is Alison Renner.

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Episode 6 notes and links:

Alison: https://www.etsy.com/shop/odpeacock

Sarada: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtBySarada

Matt Deterior: http://mattdeterior.bigcartel.com   instagram: @MattDeterior

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Intro and background music by Stone Breath – which is our band. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The song at the end of this episode is “Song to the Folding Leaves” from the Stone Breath album “Children of Hum“.



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