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The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope
35 minutes | 4 days ago
He Could Eat It All [Diamond Jim Brady]
In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, #7 takes a look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917). Transcript, sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/he-could-eat-it-all/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope quicquid minime sciunt, optime scire
47 minutes | 18 days ago
Marching to Shibboleth [John Alexander Dowie, Wilbur Glenn Voliva, and Zion, IL]
Forty miles north of Chicago is the town of Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat-Eartherism... and figs? Join us for the crazy true story of how it all began... and the crazier story of how it almost came crashing down. Transcript, sources, links, and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/marching-to-shibboleth/ Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @orderjackalope
19 minutes | a month ago
What-Is-It? [the 1909 Jersey Devil panic]
For one week in January 1909, the Jersey Devil walked among us. Maybe. Script, sources, links and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/what-is-it/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
15 minutes | a month ago
The Prophet of the Pacific [Ira Colver Sparks]
Sometimes a journey of ten thousand miles starts with mailing yourself from San Francisco to Honolulu. This week: the strange and tragic story of Ira C. Sparks. Script, sources and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-prophet-of-the-pacific/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope Quiquid minime sciunt, optime scire.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
The Terror of Gillikin Country [Paul Jawarski and the Flathead Gang]
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the fearsome Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought... Script, sources links and more on our website. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-terror-of-gillikin-country/ Follow us @orderjackalope on social media
12 minutes | 2 months ago
The Spirit of Capitalism Made Flesh [Billy Watson's Beef Trust Beauties]
A fun night out at the theater featuring ethnic jokes, slapstick violence, a sappy moral, three tons of feminine pulchritude, and a dead cat. (Maybe two dead cats, we can't be sure.) Script, sources and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-spirit-of-capitalism-made-flesh/ Follow us online @orderjackalope Series Six starts December 28!
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Exceeding Great [Prince Mike, King Ben, and the Houses of Israel and David]
How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. Let's talk about Prince Mike, King Ben, and Michigan's Houses of Israel and David. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/exceeding-great/ Follow us online @orderjackalope
10 minutes | 4 months ago
Pressing Matters [pressed pennies]
This week #7 talks about the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. It's a brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin! Sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/pressing-matters/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Bound in Mystery and Shadow [the 1928 York County Hex Murder]
In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder. Sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/bound-in-mystery-and-shadow/ Follow us online @orderjackalope com.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Normalating [chromotherapy and Spectro-Chrome Metry]
The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/normalating Follow us on social media @orderjackalope or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
The Icelander [Philadelphia's Thorfinn Karlsefni statue]
Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now? Find the answer to those questions and more in this week's episode, "The Icelander!" https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-icelander/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
17 minutes | 5 months ago
I'm the Naughty Boy [1952 American Physical Society Shooting]
On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason. Hear the whole sordid story. Script, sources and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/im-the-naughty-boy/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope or contact us at email@example.com.
6 minutes | 6 months ago
Errata and addenda for "Cold Hard Cash"; "Hold Fast What Thou Hast"; "Spirit Princess"; "Milking It for All It's Worth"; "Pleadings from Asbury Park" and "The Centers of All Things." Script at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/errata-1/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope.
56 minutes | 7 months ago
We Live Inside [Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed and the Koreshan Unity]
Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or he may have been a messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth. Join us this week as we go inside for a visit. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/we-live-inside/ Sources, links, and more available on our website. Follow us on social media @orderjackalope.
16 minutes | 7 months ago
The Centers of All Things [geographic centers of North America]
Looking for some places to stop on your next crazy road trip? This week #7 and #13 take an irreverent look at the geographic centers of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and North America! Transcript, sources and links available at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-centers-of-all-things/ Follow our social accounts @orderjackalope on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Reddit!
39 minutes | 7 months ago
He Whooped to See Them Burn [Simon Girty]
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick. Transcript, sources, and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/he-whooped-to-see-them-burn/
13 minutes | 8 months ago
The Die of Tomorrow, Today [the rhombic triacontahedron]
In 1982 a Baltimore hobby store gave the world a bold new innovation in dice... One that hardly anyone would ever use. Join us this week for the amazing true story of the thirty-sided die! Script, sources, links and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-die-of-tomorrow-today/ Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Reddit @orderjackalope
32 minutes | 8 months ago
French Leave [Nap Lajoie]
In 1902 baseball player Nap Lajoie couldn't enter the state of Pennsylvania, or he'd be arrested. How did this weird state of affairs come to pass? Find out in our latest episode, "French Leave!" Transcript, links at more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/french-leave/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Pleadings from Asbury Park [Laura Biggar]
This week: the amazing story of Laura Biggar, the Anna Nicole Smith of 1901, and her crazy plot to steal an inheritance that may or may not have been rightfully hers. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/pleadings-from-asbury-park/ Thanks to Walter Shapiro's "Hustling Hitler" for introducing us to this crazy story! Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram & Reddit @orderjackalope.
25 minutes | 10 months ago
The Hot House [Dr. Dicran Hadjy Kabakjian]
Lots of people have dabbled with strange home businesses -- but only one of them set up a radium refining facility in the basement of his suburban duplex. Dig into the strange story of "The Hot House!" Script, sources, links and more available on our website at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-hot-house/ Keep up with @orderjackalope on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Reddit for all the latest news.
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