Have you heard about the Donner Party? The intrepid pioneers who took a terrible shortcut in the 1860’s and ended up snowed under in the Sierra Nevadas and then they ate each other? Well FORGET what you know, because it’s all wrong! Maybe. Mostly. This week we have the pioneering professional podcast fan Lauren Passell here to ‘splain all about what really happened to the Donner Party. Were they really starving when they started chomping down on each other’s legs? Or were they just kind of wacked out and bored? This ep has it all – history, true crime, extreme gross-out humor, very polite arguing, book club recommendations, everything!