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Transcripts of all episodes available at poisonroom.com

The Poison Room is a podcast about dangerous writing - from the very first anti-vaccination literature to the Anarchist Cookbook. Banned books, burned books, ridiculous laws, and centuries of misinterpreting holy texts, as well as books that are dangerous to read and own, and books that were dangerous to write.
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This episode continues the story of the statue of Edward Coston, that statue, and the mystery of the missing second plaque. If you want to see a Tory councillor posing proudly with a racist mascot, here's the article with the photo: https://tinyurl.com/ycp7wscs Photo of the plaque after the statue came down: https://tinyurl.com/ybrrekuf For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
This week we're talking about racist statues glorifying slave traders. In particular, we're talking about one specific statue that made headlines when protestors in Bristol dumped it in the harbour. But how did Bristol end up with a statue glorifying a slave trader in the first place? Images: Image of the monument to Colston inside All Saints Church: https://twitter.com/PoisonRoomPod/status/1277591699036999682?s=20 images of the plaques around the base of the statue: https://twitter.com/PoisonRoomPod/status/1277591703571050496?s=20 Image of the full statue as it stood before being pulled down: https://twitter.com/PoisonRoomPod/status/1277591706129530880?s=20 For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
The final instalment (for now?) On the Shugborough Inscription. Featuring: more theories than you can shake a stick at. Gibsian sarcophagi: https://twitter.com/PoisonRoomPod/status/1270296258566029313?s=20 For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
This isn't the final episode on the myriad theories about the Shugborough Inscription, but it IS the final episode about this particular theory. It's time to talk about Kabbalah, raising brides from the dead, and killing bridegrooms on their wedding day. For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
Q W O W Z R E V I F H F R O V L O Y L O G K I A S S Z K H N C R A E O Y A S T W D U P B B K For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
Part two of the discussion of the Shugborough Monument and its curious inscription, but part one of the discussion of one particular theory on what it means. I will never again assume I can cover a topic in a single episode. Here's a few photos of ancient Greco-Roman funeral stelae: https://twitter.com/PoisonRoomPod/status/1255178348558528513?s=20 For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
One monument. Ten letters. So many theories. Today's story is about a man called Thomas Anson, gardening, and... a wikipedia edit war? Photo of the whole monument, with a close up of the inscription at the bottom: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_crutchley/3849908948/ For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
Moo? For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
A gentle yet absurd story about some curious entries in an encyclopaedia. Featuring: botanists, naturalists, and Jesuits, oh my. For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com And look after yourselves.
What's happened to Cambodian literary culture since the fall of the Khmer Rouge? We can't possibly cover it all, but here are the stories of some of the institutions and individuals that have continued survive. Find 'Just a Human Being' on: Amazon.com: https://tinyurl.com/vnsrvzx Amazon co.uk: https://tinyurl.com/qtbzjad For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @ poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
What happened to books and literature under the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge. Content warning: genocide. For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
This week's episode continues to look at the situation in Cambodia in the lead up to 1975. Newspapers, Revolutionary literature, and manifestos, Oh my. There's a small description of violence at one point it the episode. I give a head's up when I get to it so you can skip ahead 15 sec if you really don't want to hear it. For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
Time to delve into a pretty dark topic. This week's episode covers some of the background that led up to the Khmer Rouge, focusing on a newspaper - Nagara Vatta - and the editors of it. This first episode doesn't contain any descriptions of violence, but it does contain a lot of committees. For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
The second half of the story of John Dee and some rival alchemists with a habit for forgery, conspiracy, and dragging John Dee.
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Unfortunately no episode this week, due to a disagreement with my lungs. Please bear with me. Geddit? BEAR.
Once more unto the Elizabethan era, dear audience. And this time, it's alchemical. This is the first part of a story relating to John Dee, the most famous English alchemist. Book lover, scholar, and perpetually broke, Dee's career faced several hurdles. And some of them were books.
The second part of the story of the plate of brass, which gets so much more ridiculous before it gets better. Photos of the edge of the plate: https://tinyurl.com/u6y6ugt For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com Amazon Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/regsr24
Presenting the first part of a story of forgery and academic foolishness involving an Elizabethan relic supposedly discovered in California in 1937. Twitter thread with all the pictures mentioned: https://tinyurl.com/yx43uj2r For transcripts, references, and bibliographies for all episodes, visit: poisonroom.com Find the podcast on twitter: @poisonroompod Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
The second half of the story of Mary Queen of Scots, and all the letters she did, or didn't, write. Go to poisonroom.com for transcripts, references, and bibliography for all episodes. Find the podcast on Twitter: @poisonroompod
 Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com Cypher photo: https://tinyurl.com/wuq3nkg
This week we're in Tudor Britain, and the unfortunate incidents throughout the life of Mary Queen of Scots that were caused by people writing things down. Go to poisonroom.com for transcripts, references, and bibliography for all episodes. Find the podcast on Twitter: @poisonroompod
 Send an email: poisonroompodcast@gmail.com
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