The Loudun Posessions

4 months ago

After countless stories of fun women being burned at the stake for being witches, we thought it was time to cover a similar story involving a man. As it turns out, it's actually pretty easy to have a powerful member of the clergy tried and executed for witchcraft so long as you have a vindictive Cardinal, a convent full of bored nuns, and a victim who actually is kind of a dick. Needless to say, father Urbaine Grandier was screwed from the very start.

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