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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 thirteen 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 an interest in weird stuff, this is a fun thing to allow in your head!" “Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Box of Oddities ...
 
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It's a tale as old as time. Venerated antique furniture expert suspected of fraud. Scrappy young antiques-dealing upstart with a shop on the wrong side of the tracks attempts to expose a bad deal. The reputation of the Palace of Versailles hangs in the balance. And it all comes down to licking a chair. Dee's taste-based antiques identification meth…
 
Ken from Antiques Freaks joins Chris for a very special Gentleman's Club episode! No girls are allowed as Chris & Ken probe the depths of The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness: Being a Complete Guide for a Gentleman's Conduct in all his Relations Towards Society by Cecil B. Hartley published in 1875. If you miss Paris, be sure …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! JG tells us about the 17th-century opera singer who would taunt men into bar fights. Kat shares the incredible culture of the “Venice of Africa”. Mademoiselle de Maupin and the lake village of Ganvie in BOX387. Made from 100% real cheese. See Pr…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! A mysterious message was received from a British South American Airline flight moments before it vanished over the Andes. Also, Transylvania is even more creepy than you might have thought. The bizarre 1947 disappearance of The Stardust and the …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! What some fans will do to show their commitment to an artist. Then, the Scottish tradition that involved disguised people refusing to leave your home. Fanatics and Skekling in BOX385 - it tastes like feet. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! When in need of rock and roll, you do what you’ve got to do! And then, these books are bound in leather, but not the kind you’d expect. Bone records and human skin books in BOX384. This episode contains no wire hangers. See Privacy Policy at htt…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! A monarchical scandal re: affairs and beheadings. Then, she was a feminist before it was a thing! The execution of Willem Mons and the surprising life of one of our favorite girls in BOX383. Never, ever feed it after midnight. See Privacy Policy…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! Malnourishment as entertainment and a most upsetting puritanical frenzy. It’s the Starving Brides of Blackpool and the trials of Thomas Hogg and George Spencer in BOX382. Never to be sandwiched between pumpernickel. See Privacy Policy at https:/…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! He claimed his gravitational Warp Drive had been damaged, stranding him in the 21st century. And then, a guy trapped 350 feet below the ocean's surface with seemingly no way out. The time-traveling spammer and the unbelievable story of deep-sea …
 
For this week's Patron's Choice episode, we read RALPH 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660 by Hugo Gernsback for our Patron Patricia. A guy in 1911 had a lot of cool technological ideas but unfortunately decided to publish them within a silly, pulpy hero's journey. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this episode includes…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! "They couldn't believe he got away with it for as long as he did". And then, a guy with a backhoe strikes it rich. Sort of. The shocking life of 70's wrestler, Mr. X, and the oldest cache of gold and treasure ever discovered. BOX380 is provided …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! Time Traveling Nazis? Well, maybe... And then, Andy Warhol was way stranger than you may have thought! The Nazi Die Glocke project and some lesser know yet completely bizarre facts about Andy Warhol. Contents of BOX379 may settle during shipment…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! We’re very sciency today! First, JG explores the family history of a man that goes back further than any other. Then, Kat talks about what babies these days are being born without! Proteins help us see into the past and the current evolution of …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! We had so many great submissions from all over the world that we thought we'd share a few more! Here's a bonus episode! Happy Halloween Freak Family! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! It's a bit different than a regular Box Of Oddities episode! Each Halloween, we listen as fellow members of The Freak Family tell true stories of terrifying personal encounters! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
TBC listener Ann reached out to us on Twitter earlier this year about this series and we thought a dark take on a common fairytale might be good for this spooky time of year. So, on a dark, chilly eve, we stumbled into a castle full of Anne Rice's kinks. It, uh, did not go well. Content Warnings: In addition to our usual barnyard language, this epi…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! So, I guess we're just bringing animals back from the dead, then? Cool, cool. And then, he said he killed them to end their suffering, but we're not buying it. The scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoth and the serial killer …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! Warning. This one is not for the faint of heart. JG talks about the Jameson cannibal incident, an extremely disturbing event that took place in a remote village in the Congo. Then Kat lightens the mood dramatically with her presentation on every…
 
Special guest Anthony Moss (Joint Chairman of The Antique Walking Cane Society, member of The International Society of Cane Collectors, and a regular speaker at Canemania) is here to tell us all about the history and collecting and canes! From glass canes to sword canes to squirting canes and everything in between and beyond, join us on our epic Ca…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! Are there dinosaur bones on the moon? And show your true stripes! No, really, you’ve got them. A massive asteroid theory and Blaschko’s Lines in BOX373. It’s magically delicious! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Pri…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! JG goes way beyond flat earth and moon landings and Kat discusses goat balls and what they can do for your health. Conspiracy theories and John Brinkley, Quack MD in BOX371. Plus the world premiere of our new musical “Phineas!” … or “Gage!”, we’…
 
Another Patron's Choice rears its head! We read Power Mage by Hondo Jinx at the request of our patron Austin for this week's episode. He implored us to, "exorcise this demon ... I just need someone, anyone, to explain the scene where someone titfucks a corona bottle and then eats it.” If you like your women without consent or agency, have we got an…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! A young woman vanishes and the story only gets stranger from there. Then, a little boy attacked by a shark and the frenzy that followed. The disappearance of Jamie Fraley and Summer of the Shark in BOX370. Red eyes suit so few. See Privacy Polic…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! JG tells us of the girl born covered in hair who was a king by the age of five. Kat takes us to a centuries-old haunted inn in New England. Christina, King of Sweden of the ghosts of the Red Lion Inn in BOX370 - it’s the breakfast of champions. …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! JG explores the story of a famous haunted doll and Kat shares the discovery of an aquatic nightmare. The real story of Annabelle and Phiomicetus Anubis in BOX369. Damn, you fine. Hoping she can sock it to me one more time. See Privacy Policy at …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! No one knows how deep this hole is, where it has gone or why it brings animals back from the dead! And the blast furnaces with a tragic history and ghostly presence. Mel’s hole and the haunting of Sloss Furnaces in BOX368. It will be a most triu…
 
Just in time for fall in New England, our Patron Martin requested that we read Rush Revere & the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh. Martin asks that you donate what you can to an LGBTQIA+ organization near you in memory of Rush Limbaugh’s lifelong campaign of hate. Alternatively, participate in mutual aid in your area! If you're not sure where to don…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! Piles of bones aren’t normal in the suburbs, right? And the sport that requires you to figure out the best way to lug your lady. Serial killer, Herb Baumeister, and the Wife-Carrying Championships in BOX367 - it’s cool beans. See Privacy Policy …
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! The inspiration for the classic story of a murderous doctor and the legend of a New England village said to be damned. The real Dr. Hyde and the abandoned Dudleytown in BOX366. Spank Your Inner Moppet. Whatever. See Privacy Policy at https://art…
 
Want to listen to The Box Of Oddities ad-free and early? Become a patron by joining The Order of Freaks! The history of a brewery that leads one to believe it may be haunted… or cursed? And a man came to kill her, but things didn’t work out as he’d planned. JG talks about the Lemp mansion and Kat shares the story of badass, Susan Walters in BOX365.…
 
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