Broadcast From the Belfry

60. Arson & A Bell Curve of Spooky: A History of Halloween

Georgia and Sonjay are back just time for the best day of the year, Halloween! Tune in to hear all about the traditions of Samhain; the legend of Stingy Jack and the origins of the jack-o-lantern; a little about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night; the true crime tale of Ronald O’Bryan AKA The Candyman; and…

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59. It’s Craft Time with Ed Gein!

Tune in for all things Ed Gein this week! We discuss his murders, grave robbing, and his special craft time. We also talk about his allegedly haunted cauldron and it’s new home – Zak Bagan’s Haunted Museum. Sonjay’s segment is all about socks! That’s right – did you know the average family loses 100 socks…

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58. 19th Century Media Studies: the Cottingley Fairies & the Disappearance of Louis Le Prince

Tune in this week to hear all about cameras is the early 19th century! First, we delve into the Cottingley Fairy Hoax, a hoax so bad we don’t understand how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thought he was looking at real photographs of fairies. Then, we explore the disappearance of Louis Le Prince, the guy who…

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57. Poop Deck 2: Time-Traveling Dolphins and the Flying Dutchman

This week we’re revisiting poop decks and revisiting one of our favorite genres of spooky: maritime legends! We talk about the origins of the Flying Dutchman, sightings, and (of course) all about pop culture! Our favorite mentions include Pirates of the Caribbean and Spongebob. Tangents include a couple of Doctor Who mentions, some fun royal…

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A Nutshell Episode of Nutshell Studies: Francis Glessner Lee

Tune in this week as we forget how calendars work and all date-related pop culture references, as well as gush about Alan Tudyk and Resident Alien. Sonjay’s Segment is all about koala bears and we have very opposite opinions of them. The main event is all about one of the baddest women of the 20th…

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55. Several Stories Surrounding Screaming Skulls

Tonight’s episode is, as you might guess, all about skulls! We discuss legends of screaming skulls, particularly in the county of Lancashire, England – the Wardley Hall skull, the Timberbottom Farm skulls, and the Pack Horse Inn skull. We also discuss short stories like the Executioner’s Skull by Teddy Ashton and the Screaming Skull by…

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Detective Beaverson & the Case of the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping

It’s true crime as we delve into the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr. We talk about the official story, as well as some alternate theories that have surfaced over the years. And let’s not forget eugenics. Yikes. Finally, Sonjay’s Segment is back this week and it’s all about pasta! Follow us! IG: @broadcastfromthebelfry FB: Broadcast…

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53. America’s Penis: the Real Treasure is Within with Special Guest, Jessica Lemon

We have another very special guest this week: friend of the show, Jessica Lemon from the Sour, Sweet, and Spooky podcast! Please, please check her out: IG: @soursweetspooky Twitter: @SourSweetSpooky Boy, do we have tangents for you! We’re talking all about TREASURE, starting with Forrest Fenn’s hidden fortune and moving onto The Secret by Byron…

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BONUS: “The Jewce” Crossover!

This week we were not only lucky enough to be joined by Sam Weiner on our show, but we also featured as guests on his newest episode! Please check out his podcast on this bonus episode we’ve uploaded for you, especially if you want to hear Georgia and Sonjay step away from the research and…

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