So many things to report about Renaissance werewolves. Find out about the German werewolf who liked to wear an enchanted girdle and tear the throats out of his victims. Plus a delusional Italian from an English play who digs up corpses because he thinks he's a werewolf. Truly horrific stuff. Liz and Nicole find a way to joke about it all. You'll be down if you like comedy, history, and edutainment.
In this episode, Liz and Nicole get morbid discussing Sawney Bean and his clan of 40+ incestuous cannibal killers. This is the stuff of legend, literally. Learn about why stories of this Scottish brood lasted for hundreds of years and even inspired the cult horror flick The Hills Have Eyes. Lots of gory, and funny, details to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Jeah! It’s a new episode in which the less-than-sacred memory of Christopher Columbus is thoroughly trashed. Highlights include Nicole’s bizarre historical cosplay; cool and exotic coconut drinks; historical revisionism, crotchety old people, and Facebook rants; the impossibility of discovering inhabited landmasses; Viking and Celtic people representing Europe back in the day; nicknames for ships, like the Girl, the Ho, and the Virgin; how to refrigerate 60 pounds of fresh flan; corpses, the Renaissance building material and insulation of choice; mixing up Ferdinand and Isabella with Rodrigo y Isabella; historical X-Files; kidnapping is bad form, not that Columbo cares; and much more!
In this episode, Liz and Nicole deconstruct the idea of vermin. And then proceed to get grossed out all the same. Find out how to get rid of fleas, mice, foxes, and more! Highlights include the allegory of An American Tale; greedy bastard mice who don’t know their proper place in the food chain; species supremacy and the dismal state of interspecies cooperation; flaying and ransoming Star Wars fanfic; being protective of food; hanging crafty creatures.
In this episode, Pope Julius II captivates and entertains your humble hosts. Was he more of a lover or a fighter? Find out about his martial escapades, artistic patronage, and much more. Highlights include bad Italian accents; Pope Francis's U.S. visit; Catholic panic; artisanal cardboard papal cutouts; half-breed fae; smoke and God, the ultimate deciders; Borgia shenanigans; beefing with the Holy Roman Emperor; having too many children while celibate; turtles painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling; bunga bunga parties. rudetudors.com @rudetudors