Deux French Affairs

While the title definitely sounds like we're about to pitch a sexy new series for Starz or something, there's actually a little bit more to it. This week we're diving into The Affair of the Poisons and The Affair of the Diamond Necklace, both of which are very French and also heavily feature fun women and stupidly horny men. Like most historical stories, it seems.

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Mini: Giant Physics

Welcome to our new geology podcast! We’re discussing whether or not Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway is actually one big rock or a bunch of little rocks... oh and also a story about how a Scotsman was taken down by a big Irish baby.

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Neanderthals

Somewhere between a grunting, club-wielding dullard and Fred Flinstone lies the reality of what cavemen actually were. Despite the archaic idea of a Neanderthal living on in the minds of many, there were a lot of complexities in the lives of one of our ancient relatives and we're going to get into them and what it meant to be an archaic species of human (or what scientists theorize it was like.)

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Mini: The Longest Telegraph

We had a few more lighthouse jokes left in us so we took them to Scotland! Only this time the weird part isn't so much what people saw on the island of Eilean Mor and more what they didn't see.

[Source Article]

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Witch Hunts

As it turns out, Salem wasn't the only time in history when you could just accuse someone of being a witch and have them legally executed. People have been doing that old song and dance for a while. This week we get into a few of the notable hunts and how, exactly, these hunts were legal.

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Mini: Unchaperoned Pteridomania

There was once a time when everyone was into ferns. Like... REALLY into ferns. We can't explain why people are so weird, but we can get into the Fern-Fever that overtook Victorian-era England.

Support Afternoonified by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/afternoonified

Find out more at http://getafternoonified.com

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Hosts Emily and Sara attempt to understand the weirder aspects of science, history, and the paranormal using their best coping mechanism...comedy