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The Box of Oddities

The Box of Oddities

Author: Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth

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The Box Of Oddities : True Stories of the Weird is a twice weekly podcast hosted by married couple Katrina Walls (Kat) and Jethro Gilligan Toth. Each week, the couple surprises each other, and their audience, with stories of the strange, the bizarre, and the unexpected. It’s fun and true but mostly weird.
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He died in a pile of garbage and he thought his secret would die with him. Then, they did some very strange things to drive back the Roman army. The dark story of James Nichols and the fearsome medieval Scottish warriors known as The Picts. 
The 50th Anniversary is gold. Which one is major appliance? Then, a horrific day at the race track. The strange history of traditional anniversary gifts and the tragic story of Frank Hayes. BOX139 was handcrafted by podcast artisans from the old country.
Why pink for girls and blue for boys? And then, don't forget to bring your skull to this party. The secret reason behind gender specific toys and clothing for children and the amazing history of The Dia de las Natitas Festival in Bolivia.
An amusement park from hell and people throughout history that did really weird shit. Tiger Balm Park and the eccentric behavior of famous historical figures. once opened, BOX137 should be stored in a cool dry place.
An amazing and mysterious discovery uncovered off the coast of Cuba and the story of 19 elderly assisted living residents abandoned at a condemned facility and how they survived. It's BOX136. May contain parts that could present a chocking hazard.
She vanished from of a cruise ship. Then, getting freaky in Victorian times. The missing persons case of Amy Bradley and 19th century sex etiquette users guide. BOX135 has been cleared for takeoff and is next in line on runway 3-A.
BOX134: Royal Sex Furniture

BOX134: Royal Sex Furniture

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Bizarre and scandalous secrets of famous historic figures and the surprisingly interesting history of the fork. That's right, the fork. 
The lost art of penis fencing. And then, he had a secret and he was not what he seemed to be. Strange mating rituals of the animal kingdom and the amazing story of James Grey. BOX133 has been inspected and cleared by customs officials. You may proceed.
A boy who claims he was a woman who died in a hotel fire in 1993. And more proof that the brain is a very strange thing. The reincarnation of 5 year old Luke Ruehlman and then strange linguistic quirks all up in BOX132. Whatever.
It looks like a diamond that's as tall as a house. And then the unbelievable lengths one man went to in avenging his daughters murder. The mind boggling Cave Of The Crystals and the amazing story of Andre Bamberski. BOX:131 is now safe to open.
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Comments (562)

Koalalovesyarn

what kind of place does Kat work in customer service for?

Jul 16th
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Dustin

How do you not make the foot-in-mouth joke?

Jul 14th
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Dustin

Kat, Since you're one of the most prominent coin collectors in the country and an expert on them, I'm going to send you photos of my collection, hundreds of coins, so you can identify... Just kidding. ;)

Jul 13th
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Dustin

To make matters worse for the Saunders is that it's a closed case with law enforcement and the fire department. It's not like normal cold cases that are still open and might get a second wind one day of law enforcement looking into it. They closed it, what, 4 days after the fire? So unless a civilian takes up the cause, it will never be solved.

Jul 13th
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Dustin

Are the hosts still replying to these or do they use Himalaya now? There's a few UI things this one handles better that makes using a podcast app bareable instead of a nightmare. They're all bad but this one is less bad than the rest. Himalaya is a close second but it's missing couple critical items this one gets right.

Jul 13th
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Mikaelaa Crist

Dustin I agree with all the podcast apps being trash! like what the heck, they're not intuitive at all! I tried Himalaya due to their rec but also agree it was much worse haha!

Jul 15th
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Dustin

Jethro Gilligan Toth Thank you, sir. I'll just keep using this app, then.

Jul 13th
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Dustin

You guys mention all your sosh meeds except your subreddit. r/boxofoddities exists but we need more people to join and take part.

Jul 13th
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Dustin

Manifest. Not manifesto.

Jul 12th
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Dustin

Getting the mail could have been neighbors or friends getting the mail for the house because they were away on vacation and didn't want the mail piling up which invites robberies. It was just a friend getting it for them. Also, gia.com is NOT a credible source of info.

Jul 12th
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CJ

Dustin Yeh I ask my neighbors to help me get the mail and sometimes check up on my place when I'm on vacation

Jul 12th
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Allen Wilson

Sorry. Didn't mean to make you self conscious about "dooring", Jethro. We love it.

Jul 12th
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Jethro Gilligan Toth

Allen Wilson Ha! You weren’t the only one!

Jul 12th
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Koalalovesyarn

I always want to hear a creeaaak from an old metal hinge on a box being opened, at the end of the intro but before any person starts in

Jul 11th
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Vanessa Kirby

The pouring of blood down the president's throat....was repulsive!! I really enjoy y'all podcast! very intriguing. Great job! Keep the weird coming.

Jul 10th
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The miss

not only I am so shocked of how interested the work history was I have a question - how come this only spread in the west and not in the east? even until today. perhaps the material you read answers this?

Jul 8th
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Kendra Frazier

I remember working at a Build-a-dino (Build-a-bear with dinosaurs) My coworkers and I noticed a pattern where girls could choose whatever color dinosaurs they wanted without much repercussions from their parents. They could dress their dinos anyway they wanted, from skirts to overalls to hard hats to frilly bows. Boys, however, seemed to be... urged by some parents to pick certain dinos ("Don't you want the blue or green one instead of the purple or pink one?"). Same thing when it came to clothes. God forbid the boys wanted Trex in a sundress.

Jul 8th
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Jess

I never knew my fiance had a phobia of people touching their eyes until like 6 years into our relationship & his brother was staying with us, & his brother was in the bathroom with the door open looking in the mirror to put his contacts in, & my fiance had walked thru the kitchen & saw him, & I walked into the kitchen to my fiance leaning over the kitchen sink dry heaving about to throw up! he also hates anything touching his eyes so much that when he went for an eye exam a few weeks ago his eyes started watering when they said they were going to do the puff of air thing but they were watering before they had even done it lol

Jul 8th
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Koalalovesyarn

Tiger Balm Park reminds me of Dante's Inferno

Jul 7th
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Nikki Phillippe

this man is such an inspiration. what a wonderful story. I may or may not have had some tears. 😁 I will be reading his book!

Jul 6th
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Melissa Shattuck

the background music on this episode is too loud...I cant hear the narrator at all until halfway through the episode...

Jul 6th
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Jessica Coyle McCain

Rudolph Valentino was born in Italy and immigrated to New York in 1913.

Jul 5th
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Sierra Miller

The foot skin 🤢

Jul 5th
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Linda M Duncan

Thanks again for your podcast. 🤓

Jul 4th
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