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Ghoul on Ghoul


Apr 17, 2020

Amanda and Sarah are going on a short break, but before they do, they're treating listeners to some truly weird and wild content. Sarah throws out some obscure superstitions applied to bread, shoes, the ocean, and other stuff. Amanda talks about the history and use of Mummy Brown, a type of long-defunct paint with shocking origins. Other subjects covered include phallic folklore, dramatic deaths, and some enterprising mice.

Recommendations:

Amanda recommends the docuseries Cursed Films on Shudder. 

Sources:

Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes

"The life and death of Mummy Brown," Journal of Art in Society

Smithsonian Magazine (Ground Up Mummies Were Once an Ingredient in Paint)

Harvard Art Museums (A Pigment From the Depths)

National Geographic (Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?)

FSU College of Fine Arts (Mummy Brown)

Scientific American (Pinch of Pigment: Mummy Brown)

JSTOR Daily (When Artists Painted with Real Mummies)

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