Twisted History produced by John Kelly, researched by Saint Anne
Notes from the podcast:
August 17, 1980: Michael and Lindy Chamberlain take their two-month old Azaria camping in a god dam desert filled with dingos. What happens next is a case study in how the media and public perception can sway justice in the wrong direction.
and of course, the most famous pop culture reference from Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 10:
The rest of this week's podcast is The Twisted History of Australia (sort-of)
Batavia (the ship)
Before dawn on June 4, 1629, the Batavia (the ship) on its maiden voyage crashed on Morning Reef near Beacon Island, which is 40 miles off the Western Australian coast, and The Batavia Shipwreck has gone down in history as Australia’s most horrendous mutiny and massacre.
The worst of the mutineers were swiftly rounded up, taken to Seal Island , and punished – their right hands were cut off before each man was hanged from a gallows.
One of the men was actually sentenced to “the wheel," which I needed to look up as a refresher, and I am glad I did:
The Wheel had a couple of iterations:
Judas Cradle: by which the suspended victim's orifice was slowly impaled on and stretched by the pyramidal tip of the 'seat.'
Spanish Donkey: A torture device consisting of a very narrow vertical surface where the victim is supposed to sit with heavy objects attached to their feet.
The Brazen Bull
The Pear of Anguish: This was a pear-shaped device, with the body of the pear made up of four metal "leaves" joined by a hinge at its top, and a key or crank on one end. The pear was inserted into the vagina, anus or throat, depending on the nature of the crime committed: The oral device was reserved for heretics, while the anal and vaginal pears were used on homosexuals and witches, respectively. Turning the key opened the leaves, causing massive internal damage.
All this and more on the latest Twisted History podcast with Large and Vibbs.
Kublai Khan Had 7,000 Concubines Vying For His Mongolian Beef2
Karl Malone is no Arnold Schwarzenegger3
Deontay Wilder Fucked Up My Trip To Saudi Arabia4
Roberto Clemente Was An Outstanding Human Being5
Your Lips Have Gotta Touch The Toe6
Diamond Jim Brady Had A Stomach 6x The Size Of A Normal Man7
The Twisted History Holiday Playlist8
The Tragic Story of Elena Mukhina9
Fleshlights, Russian Prisons, and Thanksgiving Leftovers10
Grandpa Fugate blue his whole family on this week's Twisted History of Canada!11
The Twisted History of WWI12
Here Is A List of Japanese Toilet Ghosts13
Last Week In Twisted History14
You’ll No Longer Wonder Where Joaquin Mustered The Inspiration To Play Such A Sick Fuck15
The Twisted History of Larry Flynt16
But where did they stick it if you were a heretic, gay, and a witch?
A Dingo Ate My Baby!18
The Twisted History of Saturday Night Live19
People Forget About These Unfortunate Deaths20
The Twisted History of Rasputin21
Who the fuck was Rasputin?22
Did I Tell You About The Time Notre Dame Fought The KKK?23
"I Didn't Go With Them That Day ..."25
Would You Dress Up As Gene Simmons?