Tag: origins podcast

23 | Stanford Prison Experiment

What happens when you put good people in evil situations? Is it possible that humanity will trump evil or will evil ultimately win? In 1971, an experiment took place beneath a university to answer those questions. Chapter 23 of ORIGINS explores the Stanford Prison Experiment.

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21 | Beware the Ides of March (this means you!)

“Et tu, Brute,” is one of those phrases we know, even if we don’t know why. Another one is “Beware the Ides of March.” What is the Ides of March and why should we beware it? In Chapter 21 of ORIGINS, we take a look at the what, why, and how behind this famous March phrase.

19 | Punch and Judy: When puppets SNAP

Puppet shows are generally created for an audience of children. One classic form of puppetry made famous during the Renaissance would definitely receive an R rating in today’s world. In this chapter of ORIGINS, I look into the history, comedy, and popularity of a puppet show that glorifies infidelity, murder, and insanity.

6 | ORIGINS of Ghosts & Haunted Houses

When we think of the otherworldly, what comes to mind most often are ghosts. Where do we go when we die? Are spirits trapped between this world and the next? If ghosts walk among us, then do they move freely or are they stuck where they died? From Casper the Friendly Ghost to vengeful spirits, what are their ORIGINS and do haunted houses really exist?

2 | Someone Gets Under Your Skin: Stikini & Werewolves

Skinwalkers or “werewolves” are part of the lore of many Native American tribes. They have become an eccentricity of Hollywood’s imagination and our culture on a whole. Is there truth to this phenomenon? Do humans shift into animal form to feed their carnal desires?