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The Podcast of Doom explores famous disasters and calamities throughout history.
Episode 7 - Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess

Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess, was a powerful member of the aristocracy in 16th century Hungary. Following the death of her husband, with the help of her servants, she began abducting local peasant girls. The abductees were taken to her castle where they were tortured and murdered. Although, she was investigated for murdering hundreds of people, she was never put on trial. Included in this podcast is an interview with Mark Hewitt, of the blog, Radians and Inches. Mark discusses what makes serial killers tick.

Direct download: Elizabeth_Bathory_The_Blood_Countess.mp3
Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 7:56pm PST
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For centuries, Londoners had grown accustomed to "Pea-Soupers," thick ground fog that made travel and often walking or bicycling difficult. Following the changes that accompanied the Industrial Revolution, Londoners had also grown accustomed to having a little bit of dust and smoke mixed in with their fog. What they got on a cold December week in 1952 was thicker and more fatal than any man-made disaster before or since.

Direct download: The_Great_Smog_of_London.mp3
Category:Social and Culture -- posted at: 9:43pm PST
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