Episode 27 – Mmm. tuberculosis!

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It's a health-conscious week as the boys embark on a superstition-fueled journey into New England's past. After an apropos Springheeled Jack update in Cape Cod, Wyatt retells the listener-suggested story of a vampirism scare during the 19th century. However, these vampires just make you cough and die. And are also already dead? And not real.

Jake then follows the specific account of a supposedly possessed teenager who was a perfect case study for why proper mental health treatment compels you far more than the power of Christ does. And don't even START on witches.

All this, plus a complete failure to say the actual word that the show's title is based on — this week on Superduperstitious!

EPISODE LINKS

Springheeled Jack in New England
Provincetown Advocate (1939, October, 26)

WYATT'S STORY

Vampires in New England
Syphillis

JAKE'S STORY

"Devils in the Root Cellar"