13 O’Clock Episode 101 – Vlad The Impaler

13 O’Clock is getting medieval on your ass and tackling a classic and oft-requested topic: Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Tepes, aka Vlad Dracula. The 15th-century Wallachian ruler was certainly ruthless, but was he really as monstrous as he is perceived? And how much of the fictional Dracula was based upon his actual exploits? Delve into vampire lore and Romanian history on this fun, blood-drenched episode, which also includes a truly bizarre Florida news story about a man who faked his own murder in the most convoluted way possible. Polish your fangs, pour yourself a glass of the red stuff, and get comfy in your coffin as we get episode 101 under way.

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Clip at the beginning taken from the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Most Evil Men in History.”

Song at the end: “Vlad the Impaler” by Kasabian.

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13 O’Clock is hosted by Jenny Ashford & Tom Ross. Channel art and audio & video editing by Jenny Ashford. Music & sound effects courtesy of freesound.org users jamespotterboy, corsica-s, enjoypa, capturedlv, luffy, kiddpark, and justkiddink. Video clips courtesy of Videezy & Videvo.

13 O’Clock Episode 53 – Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess

You know how Count Dracula is usually said to be partially based on Vlad the Impaler? Well, most scholars think that the legendary literary bloodsucker was also based on someone who was arguably even scarier than that: Elizabeth Bathory. The Hungarian countess has become infamous for the horrific torture and murder of anywhere between 35 and 650 young women, and in later years, stories arose that she bathed in virgin blood to retain her youth. Countess Bathory, as a matter of fact, is credited by no less an authority than the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s most prolific female serial killer. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny delve into the terrifying and crimson-drenched world of the Blood Countess, trying to sort the truth from the myth. Exsanguinate the nearest servants and relax in a tub full of gore (don’t really do that), it’s time for episode 53.

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