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Topic: 19th Century History

The 19th century in America was a period of rapid industrialization, westward expansion, and social upheaval, setting the stage for many of the historical events and cultural phenomena explored in these podcast episodes.

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The podcast episodes provided cover various aspects of 19th century history, including the rural cemetery movement and mourning traditions The Devil's Chair, the Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bavarian actress Adelheid Spitzeder Ponzi She Betta!, and the history of the Lemp Mansion and a 19th century anatomical laboratory in Missouri Subterranean.

These episodes explore the historical context of these events and how they connect to broader themes of folklore, fraud, wealth and poverty, and hidden histories from the 19th century.

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