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19 minutes | a month ago
A Very Disgusting Lady
This is the story of a woman with a disfigured body and an irreparably corrupted mind. It is also a story about our own vanity and how it is reflected back at us every time we encounter someone who looks vastly different from what we consider acceptable. This episode's subject was a physical monstrosity from birth. Was her mind equally malformed from the outset? Or, was her degeneracy and depraved behavior something that was carved into her by the cruelty of those who surrounded her? Visit us at whereistheline.net
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Redeeming Robert Liston or: The One with Rachel from Hollywood Crime Scene
As a consumer of macabre and grotesque media, you the listener may believe yourself to be already acquainted with the story of Robert Liston. Thousands of websites, podcasts, and even peer reviewed academic journals and publications have recounted the fantastic story of an operation performed by Robert Liston which resulted in the deaths of not only his patient, but also of his surgical assistant and a bystander. The story goes that in his efforts to expedite as much as possible the process of amputating his patient's leg, that Liston accidentally removed 2 fingers from his assistant, and whilst flourishing his knife about also nicked the coat of an observer. The patient died on the operating table, the man whose coat was slashed died of a heart attack, and the assistant died some time later after the remaining stumps of his fingers became gangrenous. This story has been recounted hundreds of times, each telling inevitably concluding with the clever summation that this was the only surgery in recorded history with a 300% mortality rate. If this is the story that you are hoping to hear, you might soon be disappointed. That disappointment stemming from the fact the aforementioned and often repeated story of surgical buffoonery never happened. Robert Liston was however an extremely interesting character and one whose true story is filled not only with blood and questionable ethics in those agonizing years before anesthesia, but also with accomplishment and achievement. So, how did everyone except Where is the Line? Get this man’s story so terribly wrong? How do I know that everyone except Where is the Line? Is wrong? Who really was Robert Liston and what might it have been like to go under his knife during the age of agony? Find out on this episode of Where is the Line?
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Subutai Vs. The Khwarazmian Shah
Everyone makes mistakes. For most of us though, the consequences of our actions fall to ourselves and sometimes to those with whom we associate, but seldom extends beyond. The residue of our missteps tend to erode away with time, until they are eventually forgotten. Scars can remain, but over time, we tend to forget how we got them. Occasionally though a mistake can change the course of history and even distort the face of the earth. When the Khwarazmian Shaw humiliated and killed a couple of Mongolian trade emissaries, he arguably made one of the most consequential mistakes in all of human history. This mistake would lead to the deaths of millions. Borders would be redrawn. Family lines would end. Entire cities and cultures would disappear, and the Khwarazmian Empire would fall. On this episode, we will be discussing the the pursuit of the Khwarazmian Shah by Chinggis Khan’s most reliable general, and one of planet Earth's all-time deadliest men, Subutai. Artwork for this episode was provided by Kevin "from Groveport" Edwards. Thanks Kevin! Check out more of his artwork on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/blackmoth7g
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Late in the 12th century a young nomadic tribeswoman goes into labor under on the Mongolian Steppe. Some claim that this woman’s child came into our world gripping in his fist a ball of coagulated blood, foreshadowing the millions of deaths that would soon follow. Upon his birth, the child was given the name, Timujin. If that name seems unfamiliar to you, it is probably because this child would eventually come to have a different name, a name rivaled maybe only by Jesus of Nazareth in terms of its attributed misery and murder. This child would come to be known as Genghis Khan and his birth marks the beginning of an era that, that by its end, would bring about the violent death of more than 10% of the Earth's population. On this episode, our focus is not on Genghis Khan himself. Instead, we’ll be talking about the man who served as the Khan's right hand. A general in the Mongolian army who was unnaturally gifted in the arenas of war and wartime subterfuge. A man who, when unleashed, would chase his marks to the ends of the earth pillaging everything along the way and leaving mountains of the dead behind him. Like a ghost or a killer from a late 80s horror movie, this man’s targets would often flee terror, only to run directly into his blade. All those upon whom this man was set came to learn the hard way, that much like the Wu-Tang clan of our own time, Subutai ain’t nuth’n to fuck with. Artwork for this episode was provided by Kevin "from Groveport" Edwards. Thanks Kevin! Check out more of his artwork on Instagram @ https://www.instagram.com/blackmoth7g
43 minutes | 7 months ago
Do Not Pull a Gun on Mike: Our Favorite 911 Call and the Man Behind it
On this episode, we will talk with a man who has been held up at gunpoint on two different occasions. Both times, he was able to disarm the would-be robbers after repeatedly punching them in the face. During one of these incidents, Mike dialed 911 moments before striking his assailant with the phone he used to make the call. On the recording, tones and beeps can be heard over and over as Mike slams the receiver into the face of the criminal. Hear Mike recount the incident as we listen to this legendary 911 call. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Feet or: The One Where Kevin Gets His Toe Sucked
We'd like to give a huge thanks to our new friend Wild Yam for providing the art for this episode. Check out more of Wild Yam's work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/_wild.yam_/ https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
50 minutes | 9 months ago
The 83 Day Death of Hisashi Ouchi Part2
The 2nd and final part of our 2 parter on what might be the most painful human death ever recorded. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
39 minutes | 10 months ago
The 83 Day Death of Hisashi Ouchi Part 1
On September 30th, 1999 a 35 year old man named Hisashi Ouchi was working at the JCO Tokaimura Plant in Tokaimura, Japan. On this day, he’d been asked to forgo his normal daily responsibilities and assist with a project being conducted at a nearby experimental nuclear reactor. Shortly after work began a coworker screamed, “Run for your lives!”. Ouchi darted from the room and found himself inside a changing area. There, he began vomiting and soon lost consciousness. Over the following months, almost everyone who came into contact with Ouchi would, in their own time, come to wish that he’d never awoken from his collapse. But he did wake up. This was the first of 83 days that would eventually prove themselves to be among the most painful that a human being has ever endured. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
45 minutes | 10 months ago
The Black Vomit Part 3
The third and final part of our series on the Yellow Fever outbreak that devastated Philadelphia, PA in 1793. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
46 minutes | a year ago
The Black Vomit Part 2
Part 2 of Where is the Line's? possibly never ending series on the Yellow Fever outbreak that devastated Philadelphia, PA in 1793. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
50 minutes | a year ago
The Black Vomit Part 1
In 1793 a disease ravaged Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. America's most preeminent doctor at the time also ravaged Philadelphia, Pennsylvania though his contribution to the death and suffering was largely accidental. There is a lot about this page in America's history that mirrors our time's own battle against a spreading plague. One might think that we'd have learned from the mistakes of our racist, bloated with wealth founding fathers. We have not. https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
59 minutes | a year ago
An Unexpected Trip: The Incident at Pont-Saint-Esprit
In southern France, on the West Bank of the Rhone river, sits the picturesque village of Pont-Saint-Esprit. The village itself looks exactly like what you might expect; Stone buildings with colorful shutters covering their windows sit beneath the clock tower of 15th century church. The village looks sleepy today, it probably is, and it probably has been throughout the majority of its history. In August 1951 though, over 250 residents of Pont-Saint-Esprit unexpectedly started tripping balls. Husbands and wives chased each other with knives, people screamed in terror and ran from flames that did not exist, a mother howled in grief believing that her children had been ground into sausages. By the events conclusion, more than 250 people would suffer from hallucinatory visions, 50 would be institutionalized, and 7 would lose their lives. For decades, the incident at Pont-Saint-Esprit would be blamed on bread tainted with a particular fungus and responsibility for the occurrence was placed on the shoulders of the village's bread bakers. In fact, in France, the incident is still known as Le Pain Maudit, “The Cursed Bread”. But is tainted bread really the culprit here? Is it just a coincidence that this all happened amid the CIA’s stint of interest in LSD experimentation? https://whereistheline.net/ https://www.patreon.com/whereistheline https://www.facebook.com/whereisthelinepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/whereisthelinepodcast/
63 minutes | a year ago
Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hippie - Folk Hero or Murderer?
In February 2013 a Youtube video went viral, and for a short time a young drifter named Caleb Lawrence McGillvary was a star. In an interview with a local news station, Caleb who prefers to be known as "Kai" described how he had "suh-mashed!" in the head with a hatchet a man from whom he had recently hitched a ride. The driver who stopped to pick up Kai was mentally unstable which would become apparent after he drove his car into a group of utility workers, and then wrapped a passerby in a bear hug while muttering that he was descended from God himself. Kai was, for a brief period after the video's release, a folk hero. Kai only enjoyed his new celebrity for a short while. Three months after Kai's recounting of that day went viral, he killed a 73-year-old man. Kai was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to 57 years in prison. How did this happen? Is Kai really the eccentric hippie with a heart of gold that millions of people saw in that 2013 viral video? Find out on episode 26 of Where is the Line? If you enjoy the show, you can visit us at https://whereistheline.net/
58 minutes | a year ago
Molly - Sexual Domination and Male Chastity
Femdom, pegging, male chastity, public sex, dildos… Happy Valentines Day! On this episode, Kevin and guest co-host Ashley speak with a woman who knows exactly what she wants when it comes to fucking. Our guest, Molly, likes to keep her “boy” naked and subservient. Molly’s “boy” regularly serves a role not too dissimilar from that of a 1950’s housewife. Molly receives breakfast in bed on most mornings, and housecleaning is an exclusively male job in their household. Once’s Molly’s needs are met, she lubes up her harnessed dildo and infiltrates the ass of her partner. All of that might sound dysfunctional, but Molly and her “boy” are both extremely happy with their arrangement. And they are, at least in appearance and in general conversation, nothing like what you are expecting. Find out how male chastity cages work and learn how to ease your own partner into fetishism on this episode of Where is the Line? If you would like to know more about Molly, you are in luck. You can check her out on Instagram at Roquefortmolly. Molly is not only a femdom, but also an exhibitionist. Watch Molly, her “boy”, and others have better sex than you at the following links. twitter.com/roquefortmollyjustfor.fans/roquefortmollyonlyfans.com/roquefortmollychaturbate.com/roquefortmolly
48 minutes | a year ago
John Jones - Trapped in Nutty Putty
The demise of this episode's subject wasn’t one that played out with expedience. In November 2009 a 26-year-old spelunker named John Jones was exploring the Nutty Putty Cave system in Utah, when he got stuck. For 28 hours, rescuers attempted to free a still conscious John Jones, but they were unsuccessful in doing so. Jones was wedged so tightly in the crevice in which he found himself that even after his death, rescuers were still unable to retrieve his remains. In fact, John Jones is still down there, his body still wedged in the 10 by 18 inch passage where he got stuck over a decade ago. How did John Jones get stuck in Nutty Putty? Why could he not be rescued? And what did this terribly unfortunate man experience during those last 28 hours of his life? Find out on this episode of Where is the Line?
73 minutes | a year ago
Glenn Summerford - Jesus and Snakes in the American South
In Appalachia and in the American South there are some Christians who take literally passages of the bible that other adherents to the faith might consider to be metaphor. These followers of Christ's teachings put to the test the biblical notion that true believers can take up venomous snakes without suffering injury. On this episode of Where is the Line? we'll be talking about a snake handling preacher from Alabama named Glenn Summerford. Summerford found himself in the national spotlight in 1991 after being accused of attempting to murder his wife using the same Copperheads and Diamondback rattlesnakes that he often held during religious services.
56 minutes | a year ago
Sh*t Show! - Ask a Mortician
On this episode of Where is the Line? we'll speak with a very forthcoming mortician who will educate us on the details of what really happens to our bodies in the intervening time between our deaths and when we're buried or cremated. We'll also learn a few mortician jokes, and we'll hear about some of the most gruesome cases ever worked by "Ramone" the mortician. Additionally amid this episode, Kevin and Samantha will share their plans for their own post-mortem remains.
58 minutes | a year ago
Xmas Special - Bruce Pardo
On Christmas day 2008, children all over the world were waking up early to see what Santa had left for them under their Christmas trees. The parents of these hideous, greedy, and totally dependent children most likely watched television as their spawn violently ripped wrapping paper to uncover new toys and electronic devices that they would undoubtedly break or lose within the week. Parents in California were met with news reports of a massacre that had taken place in the town of Covina, CA. Throughout the day, the death toll would rise, the details of the attack would come to light, and the world would find out that Santa Clause had shot people, he’d set a home ablaze with a flamethrower that he’d made himself, and that in the end, Santa turned the gun on himself. Also in this episode, Samantha and Kevin recount stories from Christmases past, and Samantha introduces Kevin to a very special stuffed animal from her childhood.
33 minutes | a year ago
Sh*t Show: Things Nurses Don't Talk About
A nurse sits down with Kevin and Samantha to discuss some of the more disturbing things she's seen while working in the healthcare field. We'll hear about what it's like to watch a faceless man eat spaghetti, and about the frustrations of working with a patient who compulsively eats her own toes. We'll even get into what nurses are trained to do when faced with a spontaneous erection.
48 minutes | a year ago
Jack Wayne Rogers aka Buggerbutt
In 2002 the FBI made 89 arrests as part of a child pornography investigation known as "Operation Candyman." Among the people who found themselves on the wrong end of this inquest was Jack Wayne Rogers. When his home and business were raided, authorities found much more than they had expected. In addition to thousands of explicit photographs of children, they found evidence that Rogers had removed and eaten the genitals of several men and trans women who believed Rogers to be a cost-effective alternative to a licensed surgeon. They also uncovered an online conversation in which Rogers, using the handle "Buggerbutt", related that he had tortured and murdered a young Skidmore Missouri man. The victim described by Rogers was almost certainly a young man named Branson Perry who had mysteriously disappeared a year prior to Rogers' arrest. Rogers also claimed that this young man was not his first victim. Is Jack Wayne Rogers a serial killer? Or, does this man with a love for child pornography and severed genitals just have a morbid and overly active imagination. This is what we will discuss on episode 19 of Where is the Line?
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