Show Notes: Six More Impossible Episodes

Tracy Wilson

The particularly fierce-looking statue of Sybil Ludington on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, New York by Anna Hyatt Huntington. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Statue of Sybil Ludington on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, New York by Anna Hyatt Huntington. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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

My research:

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