Our one and only New Year’s song is written in a language you may have never heard of.
Are our favorite traditions Christian, pagan, or something else entirely?
In lieu of a new podcast, let’s look back on the classics. A huge burning goat, Japan’s holiday KFC rituals, the man who poops twelve feet from Jesus, and, of course, Santa Claus.
How one man’s bone fetish redefined our understanding of race.
Mythic folk creatures built to scare the shit out of you.
How Viking graffiti made it all the way to a church in Istanbul.
Acrophobia in the city of lights.
The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics added six new sports to the existing lineup. Let’s add some more.
There’s a lot more to the stick figure athletes representing Olympic events, a series of evolving images with a legacy of iconographic trailblazing, antifascism, and international accord.
How primates accidentally beat Columbus across the Atlantic by 40 million years.