About six months ago, we put out an episode called "Six Impossible Episodes" - six subjects that were frequent listener requests, but which were, for some reason or another, impossible to approach as a stand-alone episode of our podcast. Today we have six more: Sybil Ludington, the Capuchin Catacombs, Jeanne de Clisson, the Kentucky Meat Shower (thanks, xkcd), Elizabeth Bathory and research tips.
Here's the "Mental Floss" article that has already crawled through all the old newspapers about the Kentucky Meat Shower.
And, as promised, some pictures of the Capuchin Catacombs at Palermo, Sicily.
Our listener mails are about books and book recommendations. They're from Katherine, who asks about our favorite nonfiction, and Monica, who asks for book recommendations about the Dark Ages, the Holy Roman Empire, and books of maps of Europe from the 11th to 21st centuries. We referred Katherine to our show notes, because Holly and I have read so many books at this point that it's hard to remember favorites. If you have suggestions for Monica, please write to us at historypodcast at howstuffworks dot com.
Episode link: Six More Impossible Episodes
- " National Women's History Museum. "Sybil Ludington (1761-1839)." https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/sibyl-ludington/
- McKay, Ian. "Danbury Raid." Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution. http://connecticutsar.org/danbury-raid/
- Troxler, Carole Watterson. "Ludington, Sybil." American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org/articles/20/20-01901.html
- Telegraph. "Ghoulish mummies in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8296522/Ghoulish-mummies-in-the-Capuchin-Catacombs-in-Palermo-Sicily.html
- Moore, Malcolm. "Mummies of Palermo finally get a makeover." The Telegraph. 5/1/2008. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1917323/Mummies-of-Palermo-finally-get-a-makeover.html
- Palermo Catacombs. http://www.palermocatacombs.com/
- Commire, Anne and Deborah Klezmer, eds. "Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages." Vol. 1. 2007. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2588811879&v=2.1&u=som&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=cddeb4eaf0e80bc4773494f775c71e80
- Soniak, Matt. "That Time it Rained Flesh in Kentucky." Mental Floss. 10/24/2014. http://mentalfloss.com/article/59487/time-it-rained-flesh-kentucky
- Crew, Bec. The Great Kentucky Meat Shower mystery unwound by projectile vulture vomit." Scientific American. 12/1/2014. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-kentucky-meat-shower-mystery-unwound-by-projectile-vulture-vomit/
- Cavendish, Richard. "Death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory." History Today. Vol. 64 Issue 8. August 2014. http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-countess-elizabeth-bathory
- History.com Staff. "Bathory's torturous escapades are exposed." A&E Networks. 2009. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bathorys-torturous-escapades-are-exposed
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