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Profiles In Eccentricity

Author: John Fahy, Aaron Pita, Matt Brousseau, Starburns Audio

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A show about weirdos. Hosted by comedians John Fahy, Aaron Pita, and Matt Brousseau, each episode tells a tale about someone who lives afoul of the rules most of us live by.

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Aaron drops the story of Adrian Carton de Wiart, war-hungry maniac who served in the British army in the Boer War, 1st World War, and 2nd World War as a 60 year old man. He was shot in the ear, leg, hip, stomach, face, and head. He loved the war. He was also shot in the cock. He really loved that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John shares limitless mayhem with the boys in the biographies of a mountain man who, for 25 years in the early 1800’s, stalked, murdered, and ate the members of the tribe who killed his wife and the innovative 1970’s gay wrestler who used Nazi and Satanic gimmicks in the ring to incite riots while hallucinating! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Matt treats the boys to the story of the pioneering preacher woman who became a massively influential religious leader in early Los Angeles before she kidnapped herself, dude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're off this week, so here's a preview of our patreon: In this chill one, John has a definitional porn title, Matt brings terrible writing, and Aaron closes us out with MUFF (Marvel Universe Fan Fiction). Find more episodes at https://www.patreon.com/profilesineccentricity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We love weird, whether it's people, places, or phenomenon. Check out this trailer for a brief rundown of some previous Profiles. We cover a lot of different topics, but, if you like what you hear, find a full episode that piques your interest. Thank you for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John shares the life of Fredericka Mandelbaum, the Jewish-German immigrant who started a school for criminals in 19th century New York and created a progeny of world class criminals like Sophie Lyons, Max Shinbaum, George Leonidas Leslie, and Alan Worth. Promo code: www.Feals.com/Profiles for 50% off your first month's membership order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John tells the tragic story of the pre-Victorian British royal family’s rebellious princess who struggled for independence and ultimately broke the hearts of her husband, family, and subjects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Matt treats us to the life of an early 20th century boxer and booze hound from Buffalo, New York. Jimmy goes from fighting in Madison Square Garden, throwing money from his car window, blowing through toll booths, and fighting guys like Young Stribling and Kid Numbers to living on the streets of the city that worshiped him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John tells the boys about the 19th and 20th century gangs that caused mayhem and bloodshed in the slums of New York and created the foundation for organized crime in the next century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This holiday season the boys bring a feast of media clips to devour and in between they pause to give two of our favorite guests time to get into some mini-profiles. First up our adorable bussy boss Joe Kaye brings us the tale of the bears the US military drugged and ejected from fighter jets. Then returning hero David Sharpe tells of another gambling legend, Stu Ungar, the card player who loved chopping’ it up. Extra giant-sized edition! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John tells of the early 20th century con man and impersonator Stanley Weyman, who mainly used his false identities not for money, but sheer experience. Then Matt shares the story of a strange miser with a fondness for silver dollars! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John serves up the story of the priest who self maimed or spontaneously suffered from the stigmata, a condition where devout Christians painfully suffer eternally open wounds similar to those of Jesus at his execution. Hear how the church ostracizes him, fascist thugs protect him, and Pope John Paul II makes him a saint after Pio allegedly cures his friend’s inoperable cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Patreon Preview: JSG Boggs

Patreon Preview: JSG Boggs

2019-11-2701:52:542

On our Patreon we also do extra profiles. In this one Matt drops the tale of Boggs, the man who drew money to barter with. Hear a possible history of money and how one artist's contemporary recreation redefined contemporary definition. Get an extra episode every week: https://www.patreon.com/profilesineccentricity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Aaron regales the boys with the epic tale of the Chinese woman who rose from prostitution to the illicit control of the Eastern seas with a massive fleet of men and vessels at her whim. But first, Matt treats us to the absurdly sad and stupid saga of the Ketchum brothers, the doomed train robbers who idolized Jesse James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John shares the story of the Miracle Valley Shootout between the local police and the black church that became a woman-led cult in the 80's in South Arizona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hot Horses And Daring Dogs

Hot Horses And Daring Dogs

2019-11-0601:57:43

This episode the lads share tales of remarkable and unique animals of the 20th Century: Sgt. Stubby, a decorated veteran Boston Terrier from WWI. Mike, a headless chicken sideshow attraction. A cat caught in a war. And Beautiful Jim Key, a brilliant horse and his former slave trainer are just a few of the characters discussed in this examination of animal eccentricity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week John brings the tale of the terrorist organization of mentally ill patients and college students and the doctor that founded the paramilitary group. Also covered: heroin overdoses and the people who get hammered without drinking alcohol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Aaron drops the tale of Jack Parsons' Chinese buddy that co-founded Jet Propulsion Labs in California before being imprisoned during the Red Scare and then returning to China to pioneer the nuclear and space program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Such Is Fame: Sam Patch

Such Is Fame: Sam Patch

2019-10-1602:21:271

Do you like throwing bear cubs over waterfalls? Leaping into Niagara Falls? Perhaps becoming a folk hero suits you. This week Matt reveals the story of a man who jumped off of tall things to entertain in the 1800s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A preview of our patreon page and another of the many different types of episodes available. Matt drops a clip of a guy trolling Headline News. Aaron plays a recruitment in G by R. Kelly. John tells a turd sandwich tale. Matt reveals the Ig Noble Prize winners. It's a very, very stupid episode. https://www.patreon.com/profilesineccentricity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Bingo

1:21 straight to business

Dec 20th
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Mike Pickell

oh shit I'm in. idk who they are but I'm learning fast

Oct 15th
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The Brotherhood of Sleep

Just subscribed, damn I've been missing out! Time to binge!!!!!

Oct 15th
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