In this Game of Thrones-inspired episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating get to the bottom of Renaissance stereotypes about widows. Learn about the merry widow who pulls fart-related pranks, the pitiful widow who sues for her livelihood, and the murderous widow who schemes to poison the husband of her friend.
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In this episode, discussion gets risqué as Liz and Nicole discuss self-pleasure/harm in the 16th and 17th centuries. Highlights include intersections of law, religion, and sexy sex; women expressing themselves through glitter orgasms; who’s the perviest puppet on Sesame Street; where to find masturbatory sources in the archive; jargon for your daily filthiness; the story of noted masturbator, Er; biblical terminology for pulling out; death by masturbation; Renaissance strobe blacklights; that one internet masturbation trick doctors don’t want you to know about; Slim Jim penises; lacking Puritan envy; Caroline Courts Gone Wild; diary code words to hide what you’re up to; masturbating your way out of loneliness. rudetudors.com @rudetudors
Pan the goat god and Pee Wee have a few things in common.
In this episode, things stop being polite and start being holy as Liz and Nicole discuss William Hacket, self-styled messiah and angel of the apocalypse. Highlights include Charles Manson's need for his own reality show; the fact that Jesus was born during the Renaissance; messiah hype men; watersports as a tenant of Puritan faith; stopping gay abortions; staying up too late talking to God; putting your soul on the line; running between raindrops; and how the state stuck it to religious outliers. Plus, the latest installment of Crazy Shit That People Say On The Internet About Things Relating To The Renaissance.
An artist's take on what William Hacket, self-proclaimed messiah, may have looked like.