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Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth bring their irreverent brand of humor and unique chemistry to an exploration of the strange, the bizarre, and the unexpected. With over nine million downloads since its 2018 launch, The Box of Oddities has become one of the fastest-growing comedy podcasts in the United States. JIMMY KIMMEL, ABC-TV says, "Should you be the type who has interest in weird stuff, this is a fun thing to allow in your head!" “Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Box of Oddities is the ...
 
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Can a painting actually be cursed? Many say "The Crying Boy" painting has been the cause of dozens of house fires. And then Kat tells us the story of two men who could quite possibly be the luckiest people to ever hit the high-seas. Warning! The little part which suffocates when the sharp part which gets hurt is swallowed is contained generously. S…
 
They were the rock gods of the 18th century. They played to packed venues filled with screaming fans. But they were the ones who should have been screaming. Then, would you trust a restroom made of outward-looking one-way mirrors? The painful price that 18th-century opera stars paid and the world's most bizarre restroom facilities. Box350 has salt,…
 
Both beloved and reviled, he was one of the most bizarre saints in history. And then the story of the man who was President of The United States... for one day. The lives of Saint Simeon and Senator David Rice Atchison, both neatly packed inside Box349 and vacuum-sealed for freshness. Taste the rainbow. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priva…
 
JG talks about what past us thought the future was going to look like. And Kat shares the story of an obsession and a triple murder. Retro-futurism and the deeply upsetting story of Daniel LaPlante in BOX348. Alternate toy available for children under 3. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.…
 
This serial killer duo will shake you to your very sole. And the beautiful corpse-turning ceremony of Madagascar. The Marrakesh Arch-Killer and Famidihana in BOX346. It’s blown to hell, crash. I’m the last splash. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Kat tells us about a fella who delighted in the art of the pointless and JG talks about a guy who we were both shocked we’ve not covered. The Mole Man of Hackney and Howard Hughes in BOX345. Can you dig it? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
She disappeared for over a decade and reappeared with amnesia. And then, she may have been the first woman to take a bullet for the US. The mystery of Jody Roberts and the masquerading Deborah Sampson in BOX344. It's better than a kick to the shin. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pr…
 
She had how many vaginas?! Also, a most unusual paleontological discovery in Brazil. The unexpected true-life story of Blanche Dumas and the recent unearthing of a dinosaur with fur. Kind of. No transfers issued until BOX342 comes to a complete stop. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/…
 
Get your tickets for our "You Choose Our Tattoos" Live Looped show! What could possibly go wrong? https://www.events.loopedlive.com/boxofoddities It was built in the early 1700s, is valued at over $330,000,000, and went missing 70 years ago. Until now? Also, bees do what after they mate? Nazi treasure and the missing Amber Room plus strange and unu…
 
Get your tickets for our "You Choose Our Tattoos" Live Looped show! What could possibly go wrong? https://www.events.loopedlive.com/boxofoddities First, how a laboratory coffee pot changed the internet. Then, why was this man hounded by salesmen, doctors, orphanages, and divorce lawyers? We’ll discuss XCoffee and the tale of Morgan Dix’s dilemma in…
 
Get your tickets for our "You Choose Our Tattoos" Live Looped show! What could possibly go wrong? https://www.events.loopedlive.com/boxofoddities Is the FBI pretending not to have found a long-lost treasure? And the amazing survival of a WW2 soldier all kinds of jacked up in the Russian wilderness. The disappearance of civil war gold and Aimo Koivu…
 
Kat covers one of the worst school mass murders in US history and JG shares the nutty things some people will bid on. The Bath School Disaster and bizarre auction items in BOX332. Do not feed after midnight. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
JG dishes on the guy who was, possibly, our oddest founding father. And Kat shares the story of a medieval septic tank that changed history. Gouverneur Morris and the Erfurt latrine disaster in BOX331. This ish is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-no…
 
Kat talks about the first official mistress of the King of France and JG shares deets on the man who thought you could poop all your problems away. Agnès Sorel and fake doctor James Morrison in BOX329. Simmer on medium until desired thickness is reached. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.…
 
JG explores some of the more creative lawsuits ever filed, and Kat talks about a mountain made of fire. Frivolous lawsuits and Yanar Dag in BOX328. Do not listen to this episode while serving jury duty. Hey! Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Join The Order Of Freaks! C'mon, all the cool Freaks are doin' it. See Privacy Policy…
 
Who is really buried in John Wilkes Booth's Grave? And then, an amazing ancient discovery in a Scottish farmers field. It's BOX327. Try jiggling the handle. Join The Order Of Freaks and get The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early! Plus lots of other cool insider stuff! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at h…
 
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