In part 2 of Massacre and Rape in Nanjing, we will explore the graphic rape, creative torture, and eventual murder of thousands upon thousands of Chinese non-combatants in Nanking. We will cover the cover-up, and talk about the affect that research on this topic had on one very talented young author.
Ep 43 – Massacre and Rape in Nanjing Part 1: Invasion
This is an incident with no historic parallels and one that might represent the most horrific fortnight ever suffered by a population. This is a story of how blind nationalism can devour the better angels of our nature and leave us only to the encouragement of our demons. This is the story of rape, torment, and massacre in Nanking.
Ep 42 – The Audacity of Shawn Parcells
For more than a decade, a man named Shawn Parcells has been performing autopsies throughout the midwest. Unfortunately, he has been doing so with no qualifications or credentials. How could this happen? Why was a man with no credentials allowed to prod the interiors of thousands of human remains? Listen and find out.
Ep 41 – Genital Modification in Prison or: Penal Penile Implant Practitioners and Their Patients
from time to time, without context or warning, say things like, “today at work I had pull a domino out of a dead man’s penis”. It was this sentiment exactly that led to today’s episode.
Ep 40 – Meet Holly, Forensic Autopsy Technician and WITL’s Newest Cohost
Have you ever ripped apart a deceased infant with your own two hands? Have you ever stored a human brain next to the frozen broccoli in your refrigerator? Can you differentiate between the smell of common road kill and the pungent and unique odor of a decomposing human body? Have you ever removed maggots from human remains, covered them in acrylic paint, and then allowed those universally reviled larvae to crawl about a canvas unknowingly and unwittingly creating something that could be described as art? Our new cohost has.
Ep 39 – The Corpse Wranglers of West Alabama
This might qualify as our first “live show”. For this episode I travelled deep into the forests of Alabama... to my mother’s house. On her back porch overlooking the Black Warrior river, I spoke with a pair who have worked in one of the most unsettling occupations in existence.
Ep 38 – A Very Disgusting Lady
This is the story of a woman with a disfigured body and an irreparably corrupted mind. It is also a story about our own vanity and how it is reflected back at us every time we encounter someone who looks vastly different from what we consider acceptable. This episode's subject was a physical monstrosity from birth. Was her mind equally malformed from the outset? Or, was her degeneracy and depraved behavior something that was carved into her by the cruelty of those who surrounded her?
Ep 37 – Redeeming Robert Liston or: The One with Rachel from Hollywood Crime Scene
Robert Liston has been misremembered for long enough. On this episode, Rachel Fisher from Hollywood Crime Scene helps us dispel the many myths that surround this famous surgeon.
Ep 36 – Subutai Vs. The Khwarazmian Shah
Occasionally, a mistake can change the course of history and even distort the face of the earth. When the Khwarazmian Shaw humiliated and killed a couple of Mongolian trade emissaries, he arguably made one of the most consequential mistakes in all of human history. This mistake would lead to the deaths of millions. Borders would be redrawn. Family lines would end. Entire cities and cultures would disappear, and the Khwarazmian Empire would fall.
Ep 35 – Subutai
On this episode, we’ll be talking about the man who served as the Genghis Khan's right hand. A general in the Mongolian army who was unnaturally gifted in the arenas of war and wartime subterfuge. A man who, when unleashed, would chase his marks to the ends of the earth pillaging everything along the way and leaving mountains of the dead behind him.