Many of us tend to take an easy childbirth for granted these days but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact in the past it has been anything but easy. On this episode we take a look at the mysterious Chamberlen family and their birth device that was desperately sought after by the elite and aristocratic.
Then in our Plus+ extension we discuss alleged Soviet time travel experiments and cover some cases of “mischevious lightning”.
- Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank
- ‘Devil’s breath’ aka scopolamine: can it really zombify you?
- The Chamberlen Family (1560–1728)