Episode 31: Wild Men of the Circus and Asylums

Alison returns to talk with Timothy about historical wild men of a different sort (not bigfoot). Circus sideshow and dime museum “wild men” performers as well as unfortunate souls – itinerants, the insane, or simply people who wandered away from society, looked different, and were labeled “wild men” often out of fear. We talk about Read More

New Patron Episode: Human Zoos

Our third episode for patrons finds Timothy and Alison continuing the discussion from Episode 6, “Barnum’s Cannibals”. We talk about other supposed “cannibals” exhibited by P.T. Barnum, Tambo Tambo and Sussy – a husband and wife who were lured, or possibly taken, from their homeland and who each died on a separate continent, thousands of Read More