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Ghoul on Ghoul


Mar 14, 2019

Just a warning: This episode contains references to sexual violence, bodily trauma, and some disturbing, gory details about pregnancy. Listener discretion advised. 

Amanda and Sarah give birth to instances of pregnancy horror for this episode. Sarah goes way back to the 1700s for the harrowing story of Mary Toft, an English woman who became a sensation when she started giving birth to rabbits. Amanda heads back to present day for the case of Sanju Bhagat and the medical oddity known as fetus in fetu. Other subjects covered include a Bootleg Bart bully and a fun cyst story.

Recommendations:

Sarah recommends X-Files episode "Humbug" and the music video about the beloved late polar bear, Knut.

Sarah and Amanda DO NOT RECOMMEND the Selkie-inspired book Sealskin by Su Bristow.

Sources: 

Wikipedia/Mary Toft

What Mary Toft Felt: Women’s Voices, Pain, Power and the Body by Karen Harvey

The Paris Review (An Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbits)

The Public Domain Review (Mary Toft and Her Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbits)

ABC News (Bearing Your Own Twin)

Cracked (The 7 Most Horrifying Things Ever Discovered in a Human Body)
 
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