13 O’Clock Episode 117 – Mass Hysteria!

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!! Okay, okay, calm down, everybody, it’s only Tom and Jenny on the latest installment of the 13 O’Clock Podcast, discussing the bizarre phenomenon of mass hysteria. What causes a group of seemingly normal people in a town, school, or workplace to suddenly develop the same mystery illnesses, begin dancing until they drop dead of heart attacks, begin laughing hysterically without being able to stop, or see killer clowns on every street corner? We covered an infamous case of mass hysteria on our show about the Salem Witch Trials, but on this one we’re broadening the scope, discussing the possible causes behind the outbreaks, and getting into various specific examples, such as the dancing plagues of the Middle Ages, the Tanganyika Laughing Epidemic of 1962, the Halifax Slasher case, the Hollinwell Incident, flying saucers, the notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, the “vanishing genitalia” epidemics known as koro, and the mass clown sightings of the 2010s. Take a chill pill and settle in for a soothing and not at all hysterical episode 117.

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13 O’Clock Episode 46 – A Brief History of Life on Mars

Ever since Mars was first observed through a telescope in the 17th century, there has been rampant speculation that the mysterious Red Planet could harbor life. Once the stuff of sci-fi stories, Mars exploration is now a reality, and scientists theorize that there could indeed have once been primitive life on Mars, and even that Martian microbes might have even seeded the early Earth. Further out on the fringe are those wacky conspiracy theorists, some of whom believe that everything from snakes to primates to child slaves to entire civilizations now live or once lived on Mars and that NASA is covering it up. On episode 46, Tom and Jenny delve into the fascinating world of life on Mars, from the earliest speculations to the most recent scientific discoveries to the craziest conspiracies. Fire up your Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator and listen in as 13 O’Clock goes searching for Martians.

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