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Jun 13, 2022

A new episode in our PTK series where Tom sketches out some details of the Franklin Scandal, a case with many mysterious connections.

Source: The Franklin Scandal by Nick Bryant.


Feb 1, 2022

We continue our PTK series by closely examining the Dutroux Affair, a notorious criminal case involving kidnapping, child abuse and sex trafficking that implicated the Belgian government and high society.


Jan 24, 2022

Our friend Matt from the Ghost Stories for the End of the World podcast joins us to discuss Belgium in this first part of a series on the Dutroux Affair and similar cases. We discuss the place of Belgium in great power struggles and the associated political culture that developed.

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Nov 29, 2021

Our friend Sean joins us to discuss the history and practices of Shinto and related Japanese beliefs. We work through some common misconceptions about Shinto and the difficulties of easy comparisons to Western ideas of religion.

Also Sean wanted us to note that he misspoke and meant to say "Horii Mitsuoshi," not "Horii...


Nov 22, 2021

After a State of the Pod update of where we're at and where we hope to go, we work through your questions.

Intro by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.