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The Box of Oddities

The Box of Oddities

Author: Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth

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Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth bring their irreverent brand of humor and unique chemistry to an exploration of the strange, the bizarre and the unexpected. With over six million downloads since it’s 2018 launch, The Box of Oddities has become one of the fastest growing comedy podcasts in the United States. 
"Should you be the type who has interest in weird stuff, this is a fun thing to allow in your head!" -JIMMY KIMMEL, ABC-TV
“Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Box of Oddities is the strangest of all!” -SLUGGO, SIRIUS XM LITHIUM
“Kat & Jethro wring humor from bizarre, macabre and perplexing places.” -Boston Magazine
232 Episodes
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A big night out in the 16th century often included tickets to the latest public dissection. Dissection theaters were all the rage and were always packed. Then, St. Olga of Kiev in an elaborate scheme, exacts revenge for the killing of her husband Prince Igor of Kiev. This was one bad-ass chick. BOX232 is slightly enlarged to show greater detail.
When did man first migrate to North America? Some very unusual discoveries in Canada suggest it may have been many thousands of years earlier than we thought. And then, they disappeared over 50 years ago. Decades later, they surfaced. The problem was that they were dead. BOX231 is not affiliated with the University of Florida or any other institution of higher learning.OFFERS:For 10% off your first air purifier order, visit Molekule.com and enter BOX10 at checkout!
It haunted the Arctic seas for nearly four decades and then disappeared. Jethro tells us the true tale of The Ghost Ship of the Arctic. And then, what is the purpose of the giant geoglyphs carved it the desert floor of Peru more than two thousand years ago? Kat explores the mysteries surrounding the Nazca Lines. Warning! Listen to BOX230 only in a well-ventilated area.OFFERS:Try Nom Nom today and you’ll get 50% off a two week trial! Go to Try Nom dot com slash BOX.Try 5 pairs of Warby Paker frames at home for free. Go to WarbyParker.com/BOX
In an unlikely turn of events and unbeknownst to one another, Kat and Jethro both do stories about horrible things that happened in the ocean. The true story behind the movie Open Water and the 1916 New Jersey Shark attacks that inspired the novel and the movie Jaws. This is BOX229 and is not an offer to sell securities.OFFERS:Try Nom Nom today and you’ll get 50% off a two week trial! Go to Try Nom dot com slash BOX.
DNA solves a multiple murder case after more than thirty years. And then, a tree that's over eighty thousand years old? The Bear Creek Park murders and the world's most unusual trees. BOX228 does not contain guar gum. OFFERS:Start your risk-free Thrive Market membership and get up to twenty dollars toward your first order! Go to ThriveMarket.com slash/BOX
"What the hell just jumped onto my car"? Real encounters with the Scape Ore Swamp Lizard Man. And then, how a 100 year old film of a woman being trampled by a horse changed history. The little part of BOX227 which suffocates when the sharp part which gets hurt is swallowed is contained generously.OFFERS:Get 15-percent off your order at BUY RAYCON dot com slash box!Order any Organifi product today and you’ll get 15% off at ORGANIFI dot com slash BOX.
Something strange has been happening at the Florida State Prison ever since the execution of Ted Bundy. Whatever it is, it's terrifying the guards and inmates. Then, she's been working in television for for more than eighty years! The unbelievable true story of Betty White. BOX226 is made from 100% recycled electrons and magnetic particles.  OFFERS: Get 15-percent off your Raycon Earbuds at BUYRAYCON.COM/BOX
We all know the stories of the victims, but what about the intended victims that got away? Kat explains. And then, the telephone was invented as a replacement for the telegraph. To be used as a business tool only. So what one event changed it into the social instrument that it is today? Jethro's findings may surprise you. Please keep hands and feet inside BOX225 at all times. OFFERS: Get an extra three months FREE on a one-year package of Express VPN. Go to ExpressVpn.com/BOX.
Is it possible that one of the worlds most precious substances comes from a whale's butt? Of course it is! Also, you think you know all there is to know about Queen Elizabeth II? Guess again, my poor uninformed commoner. Demonstration by professional Podcasters on a closed course - please do not attempt. OFFER: For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code BOX50.
British Lord, gambler and murder by lead pipe enthusiast, Lord Lucan disappeared under very mysterious circumstances. And then, be careful when driving the lonesome highways of the American Southwest. It's a hotbed for Skinwalker activity. Insurance regulations prohibit recipients from entering BOX223 without an escort. OFFERS: Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/BOX Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
One of the strangest medical cases in modern history and the story of a woman who has been kissed over 300,000,000 times since she died over a century ago. Contents of BOX222 may have shifted in flight.
Kat tells the tale of a strange and mysterious event that took place in 1900 at the Flannan Isles Lighthouse on Eilean Mòr. And then Jethro gives us the details behind what was described at the time as the Florida Zombie Attack. What really happened that warm August night in 2016? Thank you for contacting BOX221. Your call is very important to us. OFFERS: For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code BOX50.
The unfortunate afterlife adventure of Margorie McCall. And then, how the love between a man and his dog transcended the grave. Do not use BOX220 as ear plugs.  OFFERS: Try Shudder free for 30 days! Go to shudder.com and use promo code BOX!
The amazing yet improbable story of survival on top of a New Zealand Mountain. Then, whales explode don't they? Why, yes they do. And for a variety of reasons. We look into the exploding whale phenomenon. Do not climb inside BOX219 and zip it up. OFFERS: Get 15-percent off your order at BUY RAYCON dot com/BOX! Get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free by going to EXPRESSVPN dot com/BOX!
The strange and improbable journey of the mysterious Siena Pianoforte. And then, after Albert Einstein died, some dude took his brain and eyes without permission. Oh, the places they went. Discontinue use of BOX218 if rash develops. Offers: ●     For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code BOX during checkout!
What is at the bottom of the deepest hole in the world? And what are those sounds coming from it? And then, the story of Adam Rainer and the rare medical condition that caused him to be one of a kind. Please remain seated until BOX217 has come to a complete stop.
Jethro has the story of a family that believes they received current emails from a dead loved one. Then Kat warns us to look under the bed when we check into a motel. Sometimes bad things are left there. This Episode is not intended for use as a dental drill.  OFFERS:     Go to ThirdLove.com/BOX to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!
Inside the life and gruesome death of mobster Bugsy Siegel. And then, from philosophy to quantum physics, mind warping theories on the nature of reality. The contents of BOX215 should not be fed to fish. OFFERS: Start your free month of The Great Courses Plus at thegreatcoursesplus.com/box Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The ghastly tale of The Aachen Strangler that went unsolved for 17 years. And then, perhaps one of the oddest stories from 1909 that was discovered in an old New York Newspaper. This is BOX214 and I am a non-attorney spokesperson.  OFFERS: ●     For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code BOX during checkout!
Why did they become a thing in the first place? A look at the unexpected history of flags. Then, a delicious tale of sweet revenge involving a regular guy and the shady side of debt collection. Do not attempt to put BOX213 in your pants.
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Melissa Shattuck

I just love Jethro and Kat, they are both just delightfully and completely wierd. I ADORE Kats goofy laugh. I've listened to every episode they have posted.

Jun 1st
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T C Kirk

DTS? Never heard of that can someone please tell me what DTS mean

Jun 1st
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Shalmarie Tracy

Kat, do we have the same mother???

Jun 1st
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LadyMae

Kat, that bit about lovin' is lyrics of the song "What I Got" by Sublime.

May 30th
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Melissa Myers

Hi there! Just discovered your Podcast and i LOVE it. Joe Diffie sang "Prop Me Up..." ;-)

May 29th
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Melissa Myers

I vaguely remember a TV Medical Drama featuring a patient thinking they were dead.

May 28th
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Janelle Peters

OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF! ITS A LINE FROM "DUMB AND DUMBER" 😆

May 25th
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David Owen

🤣 our pets heads are falling off is a quote from dumb and dumber

May 21st
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King Y

I know I'm way behind on all of the shows. not sure if you've done a story on the devil's Punchbowl yet but it is very interesting. I would love to hear you either Jethro or Kats take on the story. thank you

May 18th
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LadyMae

I love Betty White! so glad Kat dug up more about her!

May 18th
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T C Kirk

You can flag a US flag at night if you have it illuminated.

May 14th
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T C Kirk

I totally agree that all deer are a$$holes.

May 14th
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T C Kirk

For some reason while listening to the story on the Bees, all I heard was the “song “ No Bees in Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys.

May 14th
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Jack Racing Turtle

You missed Dickshooter, Idaho. I've been there. It's also a craft beer now. Hah

May 8th
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Nikki Phillippe

Jethro, you are sending distress signals to the colony of ants when you kill the ones in the house! Just smell them when you squish them.. 😱 you're bringing in reinforcements! lol

May 7th
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T C Kirk

I think the perfect karaoke song would be I got you babe by Sunny and Cher

May 7th
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Tammy D. Schmidt

Is the coati you're referring to the same as the civet that results in kopi lewark?

May 7th
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Cam

I'm gonna need y'all to do a crossover episode with Dan and Lyndze Cummins from Scared to Death... they just did a skin walker episode. And seriously, y'all are all my favorites and that would be amazing.

May 4th
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Karen Glazar

OMG!!! I'm not surprised at all that you guys are Browncoats!!! Stay shiny!!!

May 4th
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Dr. Thangkenstein

Don't let the haters get you down, Scully!

May 4th
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