It seems like the advice, “If ever you are invited to dinner with a
cannibal, first ensure you are not on the menu,” would be foregone conclusion; in fact, unless you are particularly adventurous in your culinary tastes, you might be wise to also simply claim to be a vegetarian. However, social and dining etiquette isn’t exactly what we have for your squeamish fix today. Instead we want to share with you something we found in the NPR archives; we discovered a really great interview of author Carole Travis-Henikoff about her book Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind’s Oldest Taboo . You can find it linked here.
If you liked our
Have a Friend for Lunch: Winter Cannibalism or Mementos of You: Human Trophies episodes we think you’ll love this!
Now, if fiction is more to your tastes, you might find
Dinner With the Cannibal Sisters more to your liking.
Until next week, no squeam allowed!
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Have a Friend for Lunch
Who would you eat first, family member or friend? Would it make a difference if you had to kill the person who would be your next meal or if they were already dead?
Horrific History Podcast’s co-hosts, Eric Slyter and Curtis Bender discuss winter cannibalism in history, specifically the Donner Party and the Colorado Cannibal, Alferd Packer. Grave scavenging and murders, prison breaks and lynching
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