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There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns. We are the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope, a secret society devoted to unearthing and sharing this forgotten knowledge.
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In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, #7 takes a look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917). Transcript, sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/he-could-eat-it-all/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope quicquid minime sciunt, optime scire
Forty miles north of Chicago is the town of Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat-Eartherism... and figs? Join us for the crazy true story of how it all began... and the crazier story of how it almost came crashing down. Transcript, sources, links, and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/marching-to-shibboleth/ Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @orderjackalope
For one week in January 1909, the Jersey Devil walked among us. Maybe. Script, sources, links and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/what-is-it/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
Sometimes a journey of ten thousand miles starts with mailing yourself from San Francisco to Honolulu. This week: the strange and tragic story of Ira C. Sparks. Script, sources and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-prophet-of-the-pacific/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope Quiquid minime sciunt, optime scire.
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the fearsome Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought... Script, sources links and more on our website. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-terror-of-gillikin-country/ Follow us @orderjackalope on social media
How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. Let's talk about Prince Mike, King Ben, and Michigan's Houses of Israel and David. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/exceeding-great/ Follow us online @orderjackalope
This week #7 talks about the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. It's a brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin! Sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/pressing-matters/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder. Sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/bound-in-mystery-and-shadow/ Follow us online @orderjackalope com.
The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/normalating Follow us on social media @orderjackalope or e-mail us at jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com.
Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now? Find the answer to those questions and more in this week's episode, "The Icelander!" https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-icelander/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason. Hear the whole sordid story. Script, sources and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/im-the-naughty-boy/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope or contact us at jackalope@order-of-the-jackalope.com.
Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed may have been a madman, or he may have been a messiah, but only he was bold enough to tell the truth: that we live on the inside of a hollow Earth. Join us this week as we go inside for a visit. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/we-live-inside/ Sources, links, and more available on our website. Follow us on social media @orderjackalope.
Looking for some places to stop on your next crazy road trip? This week #7 and #13 take an irreverent look at the geographic centers of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and North America! Transcript, sources and links available at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-centers-of-all-things/ Follow our social accounts @orderjackalope on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Reddit!
Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick. Transcript, sources, and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/he-whooped-to-see-them-burn/
In 1982 a Baltimore hobby store gave the world a bold new innovation in dice... One that hardly anyone would ever use. Join us this week for the amazing true story of the thirty-sided die! Script, sources, links and more at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-die-of-tomorrow-today/ Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Reddit @orderjackalope
In 1902 baseball player Nap Lajoie couldn't enter the state of Pennsylvania, or he'd be arrested. How did this weird state of affairs come to pass? Find out in our latest episode, "French Leave!" Transcript, links at more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/french-leave/ Follow us on social media @orderjackalope
This week: the amazing story of Laura Biggar, the Anna Nicole Smith of 1901, and her crazy plot to steal an inheritance that may or may not have been rightfully hers. https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/pleadings-from-asbury-park/ Thanks to Walter Shapiro's "Hustling Hitler" for introducing us to this crazy story! Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram & Reddit @orderjackalope.
Lots of people have dabbled with strange home businesses -- but only one of them set up a radium refining facility in the basement of his suburban duplex. Dig into the strange story of "The Hot House!" Script, sources, links and more available on our website at: https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/the-hot-house/ Keep up with @orderjackalope on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Reddit for all the latest news.
This week we take a diversion into the culinary world as #7 talks about the wonderful world of béchamel sauce! Transcript, sources, links and more available at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/
When a man fights a cactus, you probably don't expect the cactus to win. Transcript, sources, links and more at https://order-of-the-jackalope.com/a-menace-to-the-west/
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