PeculiarBook Club:

Finally, a book club for #Peculiars! Join host Brandy Schillace for book club dates with your favorite authors of strange history, medical marvels, and weird science. In true book-club style, YOU will meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions! Quiz the author with co-host Davey Berris, get recipes for book-themed cocktails, and win swag and prizes! Signed books available, too, from indy bookshops!

krakenComing to you LIVE every second and fourth Thursday at 7 PM EST. Register at Eventbrite and donate to support a book club that even mad scientists would be proud of! (See all Season One authors at the bottom of the page. Visit our store for merch! Join Our Mailing List! Miss a show? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel !


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Sept 23 at 7PM! Working Stiff with Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell!

Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. …With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling

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Oct 14th at 7PM: Making Monsters with Kathryn Harkup!

This is How you Make a Monster! A thrilling and gruesome look at the science that influenced Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic novel, Frankenstein It is unlikely that Frankenstein would have been successful in his attempts to create life back in 1818… And YET… advances in medical science mean we have

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Dec 9th at 7pm: Get Fuzzy with Mary Roach!

Are you ready to meet the ANIMAL CRIMINALS? Join “America’s funniest science writer” (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet! Ok, Peculiars… What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous

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Dec 16 at 7pm: Christmas Quackery with Lydia Kang!

QUACKERY: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORST WAYS TO CURE EVERYTHING! It’s almost the Holidays, when I like to settle by the fire with a good book about–well, you know. Quack science! Imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in

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