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Episode8: Where is the birdy? Animal Spies

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Secret Services have been using animals as spies for a very long time. In this episode The Secret Cabinet follows the trails of photographer doves, accoustic kittens and innocent radio storks.

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Episode7: Under Lock and Key – Mythos Chastity Belt

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Did medieval knights really encage their wives in chastity belts before they went on their crusades? And how does this lead us to medieval brothels, anti-masturbation crusades and S&M practices? Find out in this brand-new Episode.

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Episode6: Murder Dolls of Edinburgh

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In 1836 17 mysterious miniature coffins with wooden dolls were found by playing children at Arthur´s Seat, a volcanic rock near Scotlands capital Edinburgh. Had they been part of an occult ritual? Or were they related to the murder series oft the “Resurrection Men” William Burke und William Hare and their 17 victims?

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Episode3: Marquis des Sade´s Mommy-in-Law

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If it had not been for his mother-in-law, the French aristocrat and author would not be (in)famous for his libertine sexual novels but maybe only for dull travel literature.

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The Secret Cabinet

In the 19th century the museums used to lock away everything that deemed obcene or unsuitable for the public in “secret cabinets”. This podcast focuses on the part of history that you would not find in your history classbooks –… Continue Reading