The Devil Made Me Do It

The Devil Made Me Do It

    CW: lots of murder In 2012, a man in Atlanta shot the husband of a co-worker he was allegedly having an affair with.  Rusty Sneiderman had just dropped his young son off at the Dunwoody Day Care when he was murdered by Hemy Neuman.  Neuman’s lawyers...

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Freaks!

Freaks!

"We told you we had living, breathing monstrosities. You laughed at them, yet but for the accident of birth, you might be even as they are! They did not ask to be brought into the world, but into the world they came."  Thus begins a movie such as had never been seen...

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Twinsies, part 2

Twinsies, part 2

CW: medical anomalies involving kids.  You know I never shy away, but it’s October, so the glove are coming off today! On Easter Monday morning, in the village of Biddenden in Kent, tea, cheese and loves of bread are handed out to widows and old folks from the window...

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Twinsies, part 1

Twinsies, part 1

  In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short.  They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives...

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Against All Odds – Military

Against All Odds – Military

Some people were born to lead.  You can keep your General Pattons, your Napoleons, Ghengis Kahns and Hannibals; they can’t hold a candle to Jan Zizik.  He was such a mighty and effective commander, leading peasants farmers against numerically superior...

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Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Special Guests: Cutting Class podcast   You load Sixteen Tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt St Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store…   That song “Sixteen Tons” was a smash hit...

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Some Pig

Some Pig

  Pigs have been with us a long time, first being domesticated in Asia over 9000 years ago.  These omnivores are one of the oldest domesticated animals, behind only dogs and goats. They moved through the Near East, and eventually to Europe, where...

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Righteous Among The Nations – Non-Europeans

Righteous Among The Nations – Non-Europeans

Chiune Sugihara was born in 1900 to a middle-class family in Gifu Prefecture on Japan’s main island of Honshu.  Sugihara wanted to travel, to see and experience everything the world had to offer. He was interested in foreign ideas, religion, philosophy,...

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Not Going Anywhere

Not Going Anywhere

We usually think of Japan as a well-organized, efficient, and polite society.  That is except for August 12, 1990, when evacuation traffic for typhoon Winona mixed with traffic from people coming back from their summer holiday.  Due to their 18th century...

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