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Coffee and Chitchat and Casanova and the Marquis de Sade

Listener discretion advised!  Journey back with us to the 18th century to discuss two of the most depraved men in history.  Neither seemed to learn from their mistakes nor really had the desire to do so!  Casanova, the original Don Juan of Italy, was also a a gambler, a military officer and a priest?  Although born to aristocracy, the Marquis de Sade  certainly did not follow the rules of society.  Notorious for his violent escapades, the Marquis spent over half his life incarcerated in jail or an insane asylum.  Although neither were particularly good looking, their stories were certainly attractive to our curiosity.  So join us, without young ears around, to hear the stories of two of Europe’s most notorious bad boys!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Witch Trials

Are you thinking Salem? Nope!  We think that’s been done and done.  Today we discuss two lesser known witch trials.  First, we talk about the North Berwick trials, spearheaded by King James himself.  Then we cross the North Sea to Sweden where a priest seals the fate of 71 individuals who were named witches.  Holy broomstick is this going to be a wild ride.  Lack of knowledge plus abuse of power equals widespread mass hysteria in early modern history!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Voodoo!

Travel with us to New Orleans!  No, not for Mardi Gras, but to learn about voodoo!  On today’s episode we discuss Madame Laveau, a famous 1800’s hairdresser turned voodoo priestess.  Then, we’ll dispel some common misunderstandings of the voodoo religion.  If you have ever wanted to stick a pin in a voodoo doll to thwart your enemy, think again.  Unlearn some lore about the religion that serves millions around the world today!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Heists!

Do you hear police sirens in the distance?  Neither did the men we are talking about today.  Why?  Well, they got away with two of the largest heists in history.  Join us as we discuss the theft of irreplaceable art at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and the robbery of innumerable diamonds at the Antwerp Diamond District.  If you like stories with twists and turns, hop in your getaway car and tune in to our latest episode.

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Coffee and Chitchat and Conquerors

So, you think you know everything about Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan? You might not…join us as we discuss these men who defeated and ruled over most of the early known world.  Although these narcissists did terrible things, you’ll never guess what they did give our modern world! Sit back in your toga, with your horse at your side, and enjoy the contributions bestowed upon the world from Caesar and Khan.

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Coffee and Chitchat and Crime Scene Investigation

Happy Sunday!  Grab your luminol and your latex gloves and join us as we dive into what it takes to be a crime scene investigator.  From the time the crime scene tape goes up until the body goes to medical examiner, these investigators have an awesome responsibility to preserve evidence that may just make or break a court case.  Throw your notions from the show CSI in a body bag and learn about the painstaking work these people encounter in the true world of crime scene investigation!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Make-up Queens

Join us in our newest episode about the beauty moguls and archenemies, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.  These two women were ahead of their time in so many ways, but could not get over their intense hatred and rivalry for each other.  Grab your red lipstick and take a walk down 5th Avenue with us into their lives and accomplishments of these glamor queens.  You’ll be astounded about how their pioneering spirit paved the way for the likes of Revlon, Clinique, MAC, Sephora, etc.  Enjoy our latest and keep an eye on your compact’s mirror for any beauty enemies!