The Cult of Domesticity

Cult of Domesticity

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The Cult of Domesticity is podcast about history, true crime, & whatever life brings us. Courtney is joined by a different amazing person every other episode. So who & what are we going to talk about? Remember to stay domestic & cult free. Check ou...Show More
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71- Powerful, Smart, & Alluring Cleopatra Ptolemy

54:10 | Jul 11th

Dr. Alysa Lucas, Fataliteas & Best Forevers, returns to learn about Cleopatra Ptolemy and confronting how she ruled. What did you not know about Cleopatra?   This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen at your ...Show More
69- Alfred the Great, The Story Must Be Told

52:18 | Jun 28th

Prickly Pete & Faye Daniels, Marble Orchard, return to hear all about Alfred the Great, the only English king to be referred to as such. How did Alfred become great? Deal with invasions? Also we debate on medical treatments of the period.   This epis...Show More
65- David Attenborough & the Victorian Murder

55:36 | May 30th

Augie, The Short Stories of Augie Peterson, returns to hear about the murder of Mrs Julia Martha Thomas by her servant. How does this Victorian crime involve popular naturalist presenter David Attenborough?   This episode contains mature subject matt...Show More
62- Puritans Don’t Want to Have Fun

1:06:01 | May 9th

Mike, Drunk Thunks, returns to provide insight into Puritan life and culture. We are thankful for the few accounts that remain from the period.   WARNING: Mature Topics Discussed   EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode contains mature subject m...Show More
70- The Sugarland Family Murders

1:03:16 | Jul 5th

Dr. Alysa Lucas, Fataliteas & Best Forevers, joins us this week to recount the Whitaker family murders in Sugarland Texas. Do you think this crime could have been prevented?   This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as alway...Show More
68- The Mysterious Disappearance of Maureen Erin Fields

44:33 | Jun 20th

Prickly Pete & Faye Daniels, Marble Orchard, arrive to tell about mystery of Maureen Erin Fields. Do you believe she was murdered, kidnapped, or abducted?     This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen at your...Show More
67- Haiti Igniting Revolutions

52:27 | Jun 13th

Skye, Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies, returns to hear a brief retelling of the Haitian Revolution. How did one island become two countries? Why should we all be grateful for those who rebelled?   This episode contains mature subject matter & s...Show More
66- Jennifer Pan, The Golden Child

43:23 | Jun 6th

Skye, Histories, Mysteries, & Conspiracies, comes to tell us of the case of Jennifer Pan from Toronto, Canada. Do you think Jennifer dealt with her struggles and parents in a healthy ways?   This episode contains mature subject matter & strong langua...Show More
64- Horrible Medical Histories

1:13:09 | May 24th

Augie, The Short Stories of Augie Peterson, joins us this week to discuss horrible medical histories…… what could that mean? Are you ready to be creeped and grossed out?   This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, l...Show More
63- Mikhail Viktorovich Popkov, The Werewolf of Norilsk

54:23 | May 16th

Mike, Drunk Thunks, returns to hear all about Russian serial killer Mikhail Viktorovich Popkov who preyed on the women of the city of Norilsk. Why do you think Popkov was called the Werewolf Killer?     EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode con...Show More
61- Lost in Shangri-La

1:35:04 | May 2nd

Bernadette, Murderific, returns this week to hear about the plane crash of the Gremlin Special during the Second World War in Papua New Guinea. Do you think you could have survived?   EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode contains mature subjec...Show More
60- Jessica Padgett, the Little Podcast That Could

44:46 | Apr 25th

Bernadette, Murderific, joins me this week for a crossover to discuss Jessica Padgett. What happened when she ran to do an errand for work? Also someone please tell us how fax machines work… we really don’t know. Sponsor: Sudio with code domesticity ...Show More
59- London Burning

55:33 | Apr 18th

Ashley joins us to discover the damage of the fire of London in 1666… yes I know the devil’s number. What do you think could have been done to stop the fire sooner?     EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode contains mature subject matter & stro...Show More
58- Where is Lindy Jr.

1:18:29 | Apr 12th

Heather, Status Pending, joins us to hear all about Charles Lindbergh and the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Which theory do you think is correct?     EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, ...Show More
57- A Cozy Murder Mystery

52:50 | Apr 4th

The return of Spoop Hour has Courtney telling them all about the Pajama Girl murder in Australia. Do you think the police got their man?   EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, li...Show More
56- The Spooplov Pass Incident

58:12 | Mar 28th

Courtney (Spoopney) & Sasha join Courtney (Cultney) to tell us all about the Dyatlov Pass Incident in Russia. Enjoy the meeting of the Courtneys and a Sasha. What do you think happened to the group?   EPISODE SOURCES EPISODE IMAGES This episode conta...Show More
55- Ghost Jenny

35:16 | Mar 21st

Emily, Ignorance Was Bliss, returns to tell Courtney of her mysterious experiences with the paranormal in the United Kingdom. Do you believe in ghosts?   There are sirens in the background… I can’t help it.   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains ma...Show More
54- Thomas Carr

47:52 | Mar 15th

Emily, Ignorance Was Bliss, joins us this week as Courtney tells of murderer Thomas Carr. While his story is from the 1860s, it really is one we have heard many times before but with the Civil War added in.     EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains m...Show More
53- Burning River

1:09:33 | Mar 8th

Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River was labeled as one of the polluted during the first half of the nineteenth century. The Cuyahoga burned in 1969, it became the symbol of the environmental movement. So how did the river move from the life blood of a region ...Show More
52- The Pizza Girl

30:30 | Feb 28th

Danielle, Hoosier Homicide, returns to hear about the murder of Christie Montrella in 1988 suburb of Cleveland. Since the plea did not involve Lombardozzi revealing his motives, why do you think he did it?     EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains ma...Show More
51- Six Degrees to Abraham Lincoln

26:12 | Feb 21st

Danielle, Hoosier Homicide, joins us this week to discuss the early life of Abraham Lincoln and her family’s connection. What is your favorite Lincoln fact?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as alway...Show More
50- Byron. Mad. Bad. Dangerous to Know.

58:39 | Feb 14th

HAPPY 50th EPISODE Morgan, the Frankenpod, returns to recount the mad, bad, and dangerous to know Lord George Gordon Byron. So tune in and brood on.   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen...Show More
49- A Really Old Game of Risk

55:41 | Feb 9th

Courtney brings back Morgan, the Frankenpod, to discuss the life of Charlemagne’s (Charles the Great) life and the creation of the Holy Roman Empire.     EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, li...Show More
48- Challenging Taboos

53:43 | Jan 24th

Justin, Obscura, returns this week to discuss consent in the porn industry and to slowly scar Courtney. Take a minute and contemplate how you can help others who society deems less fortunate.   WARNING: Sexual Assault Described.   EPISODE SOURCES Th...Show More
47- The Murderess of La Porte

50:13 | Jan 19th

Check out a solo Courtney this week discussing Belle Gunness (not Guiness), the murderess of La Porte, Indiana. Where do you think Belle went and how much did Ray know?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, ...Show More
46- The Ironclad Deer Theory

1:17:56 | Jan 10th

Joined this week by Justin from Obscura: A True Crime Podcast, Courtney tells of the serial killer of Highway 20 in Oregon, John Akroyd. He spent over 15 years haunting women along the highway working as an ODOT employee. Why don’t you think he was c...Show More
45- Props To Dick

19:20 | Jan 4th

Heather, Nature vs Narcissism & Status Pending, returns to tell of the Bricca Family murders. This mystery still haunts Cincinnati decades later with the family of three murdered in the house. Will it be solved with modern techniques?   Check out JT ...Show More
44- 1950s... F*ck the Patriarchy

1:00:05 | Dec 27th, 2018

The Guest Cohost this week is Heather from Nature vs Narcissism & Status Pending. Courtney describes a 1950s Cincinnati murder that shocked the Midwest when housewife, Louise Bergen, was found dead and her body burned in a park east of Cincinnati. Wh...Show More
43- More Than A Pretty Face

51:04 | Dec 20th, 2018

Courtney is joined by Ashley… surprise! Ashley learns all about the life of Audrey Hepburn beyond her films. What aspect of her life do you believe has the biggest impact on the world?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & s...Show More
42- He made his money with Racist Milk

59:15 | Dec 13th, 2018

Kate and Emily from Ignorance Was Bliss tell all about famous Massachusetts Murderess, Lizzie Borden. Were the rumors around the Borden family true? Listen to the account and then discuss with us whether or not Lizzie committed the crime.   EPISODE S...Show More
41- Cleveland Proves Itself Yet Again

42:12 | Dec 6th, 2018

Who stalked Cleveland’s streets in the 1930s?  Courtney recounts the unsolved mystery of the Cleveland Torso Murders to Kate and Emily from Ignorance was Bliss. Who do you think committed the crimes?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature su...Show More
40- Halloween Cryptid....

24:46 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Courtney debates Chupacabras with her friend Virginia. Pardon the tired and roughness…. It is day five of traveling across the country. Is the chupacabra real or just a myth?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong lang...Show More
39- Anne Boleyn... Falcon Tosser

1:04:34 | Oct 26th, 2018

Courtney recounts the life of Anne Boleyn for Maxwell (Relic: the Lost Treasures Podcast). Do you think history has treated her fairly or that she deserved her end?   EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so a...Show More
38- The Craziest Coincidence

1:19:25 | Oct 19th, 2018

EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen at your own discretion.   Maxwell (Relic: the Lost Treasures Podcast) joins us this week to tell of the mysterious disappearance of Sneha Anne Philip....Show More
37- Ohhh Larry

39:30 | Oct 13th, 2018

EPISODE SOURCES This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen at your own discretion.   Courtney tells Linzi from 33% Pulp the survival story of Mary Vincent in the 1979 & the aftermath on Vincent’s life. Let us ...Show More
36- The Donners and the Really Really Bad Short Cut

58:35 | Oct 6th, 2018

Courtney is joined by Linzi from 33% Pulp who tells the tragic and ultimately avoidable Donner Party. Don’t believe us? Then listen and let us know.   Podcast Corner: 33% Pulp Logo Design: By Madison Rumschik IG: @madisontriestoart Twitter: @m_rumsc...Show More
Domestic Update

04:42 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Keeping everyone up to date on all the happenings within the culty family.   Sound Effects & Intro Music:  https://www.zapsplat.com FOLLOW US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomesticPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/DomesticPodcast Instagra...Show More
Intermission

00:09 | May 31st, 2018

There's no new episode this week, but you can always catch up on earlier episodes until the new one comes out next week! FOLLOW US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomesticPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/DomesticPodcast Instagram: @thecult...Show More
35- The War against the Flightless Birds

54:26 | May 24th, 2018

Courtney recounts Australia’s brave repeated battle against the flightless bird, emus. Learn all about how three men & a machine gun bravely fought twenty thousand emus, a creepy looking bird. We are kinda sorry Australia.   Podcast Corner: MK on the...Show More
34 -The Mysterious Death of Greg Fleniken

1:08:03 | May 18th, 2018

Ashley tell of Louisiana oilman Greg Fleniken's death in 2010 which looked to police like it was from natural causes. Join us for a difficult mystery where we ask questions of who, what, why, & was it a ghost.   Podcast Corner: Corpus Delicti Podcas...Show More
Kate and Courtney are Horrified, Then Save the World.

59:23 | May 15th, 2018

Surprise! Courtney recorded an extra episode with Kate from Ignorance was Bliss to share with you. This is the first half of our conversation about dealing with loss, mental health, and the documentary Titicut Follies. So tune in and then head over t...Show More
33- The One Where Rachel Ignores Us & Actually Tells a Story

56:31 | May 10th, 2018

Rachel returns to share the life of the first female emperor of China, Wu Zetian. We discuss concubine politics, murder, and who is the subject of Carly Simon’s “You’re so Vain.” Join us for Chinese history & sing alongs to learn about a strong femal...Show More
32- No Capes

1:02:10 | May 4th, 2018

This week, Ashley discusses another flight misadventure with Trans World Airlines flight 800 from New York to Rome on July 17, 1996. Explore in all the theories of why this plane met with its unfortunate event.   This episode contains mature subject ...Show More
31- The Black Hole of Calcutta

40:59 | Apr 26th, 2018

Courtney tell of the Black Hole of Calcutta which occurred in the middle of the eighteenth-century. This historical lesson contains imperialism, war, orientalism, and an actual hole.  So if you want to learn why a company conquered a continent… then ...Show More
30- Treasonous Beloved Reveler Andrew Jackson

49:18 | Apr 20th, 2018

Mike returns to tell more of President Andrew Jackson’s life adventures. We follow Jackson into war with the state of Florida and his journey to the presidency. Get ready to party with Jackson through his triumphs and rages. Also look out for Mike’s ...Show More
29- Andrew Jackson and the Blood Behind His Eyes

44:12 | Apr 13th, 2018

Special guest Mike tells the crazy stories of President Andrew Jackson. If you were ever interested in how the man developed and if those crazy rumors were true then buckle up for tales of assassination, war, and survival. This episode contains matu...Show More
28- The World's Most Interesting Silverware Company

56:08 | Apr 5th, 2018

Ashley tells the story of the Oneida community from Upstate New York. John Humphrey Noyes founded the community during the Great Awakening and see why the Protestant establishment rejected his utopian ideas. This episode contains mature subject matt...Show More
27- Ghosts & Gettysburg

1:10:15 | Mar 29th, 2018

Courtney recounts the battle of Gettysburg and its aftereffects on the landscape. See the blunders from both sides of the Civil War and how the South lost the battle. If you are interested in spooky paranormal stories, then Courtney tells the paranor...Show More
26- Lost in New Hampshire

33:35 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Ashley tells the story of Maura Murray, a nursing student who vanished after a rough weekend including two minor-ish car accidents, never to be heard from again.   This episode contains mature subject matter and strong language, so as always, listen ...Show More
25- Farming Babies

42:41 | Mar 15th, 2018

Courtney retells the story of Amelia Dyer, a Victorian murderess. Learn about the Victorian laws regarding unwed mothers and their children. Ashley unfortunately had to miss this episode but we are grateful to Rachel for joining us and she can vouch ...Show More
24- Aaron Burr, Sir

1:01:19 | Mar 8th, 2018

Courtney details the long and strange life of founding father Aaron Burr. Learn about the war hero, senator, lawyer, and vice president. Let’s try to understand the man who duelled Hamilton and fought with Jefferson. This episode contains mature subj...Show More
23- Not Today and Nevermore

44:36 | Mar 1st, 2018

Ashley tells the strange and complicated life of Edgar Allan Poe. Join us in learning about Poe’s loves, ravens, and legacy. We are also not sorry for the number of jokes about ravens. This episode contains mature subject matter and strong language,...Show More
22- Shaking not Quaking

45:27 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Courtney discusses the Shakers, a religious sect from Britain and France that took root in the US. Learn how this group changed America and provided us with important innovations. Enjoy the singing and we encourage you to shake along with us. This e...Show More
21- Everyone Lives!

39:01 | Feb 15th, 2018

This week, Ashley tells the story of Carlos Dardano and TACA International Airlines flight 110. As you may have already gathered from the title, it does not go as badly as it might have. Also, we shout out listeners who have left reviews! This episod...Show More
20- Snake in the Bed

53:50 | Feb 8th, 2018

Courtney retells the life of Alexander the Great (who might have not been that great) with colorful mythology and by the end he makes everyone feel like they have done nothing with their life. So grab some neat wine, stable your horse, and try not to...Show More
19- Domestic Frankencult

27:03 | Feb 1st, 2018

This week we are joined by Morgan from Frankenpod as Ashley tells us about Mary Anne Cotton, one of Britain's first female serial killers. So pour yourself a glass and her how she killed her husbands. Special thanks to the Podcast Of Myth and Mercy f...Show More
18- Not the Sausage Factory

40:30 | Jan 25th, 2018

This week Courtney tells the story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler. We have Sally (Courtney's godmother) on this episode to provide the insight of a sex crimes social worker to understand how Anthony lured women into his East Cleveland hom...Show More
17- Ghost Plane

48:42 | Jan 19th, 2018

This week, Ashley discusses Eastern Airlines flight 401 in 1972 which crashed into the everglades. So make sure to buckle up because this story gets dark and involves frog hunting. This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as ...Show More
16- The Kirtland Cult Murders

42:10 | Jan 11th, 2018

Warning: This episode deals with the death of children This week Courtney discusses Jeffrey Lundgren and his paramiltary cult in Kirtland Ohio. In a case that has all the classic cult markers, learn how the Avery family ended mixed up with Lundgren's...Show More
15- Martin Luther, Whistleblower Extraordinaire

56:44 | Jan 4th, 2018

This week, Courtney and Ashley discuss Martin Luther, some common misconceptions about him, and the effect he had on religion and Christianity in general.  Despite our best efforts to not swear for once, we really failed and probably cursed more in t...Show More
14- Wistful Resentment

51:03 | Dec 29th, 2017

On this week's episode, Ashley tells of the intense case of Pam Hupp with its many twists and turns. Do you think Pam is guilty? Listen to find out.  This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as always, listen at your own disc...Show More
13- Even Dictators Can Find Love

53:16 | Dec 21st, 2017

This week, our friend Taylor joins Courtney in telling the story of two 20th century dictators. Taylor portrays the rise and fall of Pinochet in Chile. While Courtney's dictator of choice of Spain's Franco and his slow rise to power. We address the s...Show More
12- Stay Out of the Forest

47:07 | Dec 18th, 2017

This Week, Ashley tells of the strange cases in U.S. National Forests with murders and disappearances abound. Join us in debating the probable theories to solve these large numbers of disapparances!  This episode contains mature subject matter and st...Show More
11- Put a Flag On It: The Christopher Columbus Story

1:08:51 | Dec 8th, 2017

This week, Courtney tells the story of probably the luckiest garbage human in history, Christopher Columbus! Join us for an in-depth look at his early life, voyages, deceptions, interactions with indigenous peoples, puns, and maybe even some light si...Show More
10- Personal Inferno

1:08:16 | Dec 1st, 2017

Ashley tells the true crime story of Kelli Peters and the Easters in Irvine California. Based on the LA Times series Framed, Ashley delves into why anyone would harm PTA mom Kelli Peters.  This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language...Show More
09- Puerto Rico, Part 2

43:03 | Nov 15th, 2017

Join us for the exciting conclusion to Courtney's two-parter on Puerto Rico! We talk about the Spanish American War (all 4 months of it) and what happened under American governance of the island. Also, find out the latest on Buddy the cat, glitter la...Show More
08- Puerto Rico, Part I

49:42 | Nov 8th, 2017

This week, join us as Courtney tells us the story of Puerto Rico and its relationship with Spain (and the United States, but that's next week). Also, enjoy Courtney's slow (and then rapid) descent into madness/wine! This episode contains mature subje...Show More
07- Salem Witch Trials

36:52 | Nov 1st, 2017

It's our one day late Halloween episode! This week, Ashley tells us about the Salem witch trials, some common misconceptions about them, and we discuss some theories about what happened. This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, ...Show More
06- Bathing In Acid

41:08 | Oct 25th, 2017

On this week's episode, Courtney tells us the story of the UK's Acid Bath Killer, George Haigh! This tale of a conman-turned-killer involves (as you may have guessed)vats of acid, a whole lot of lies, the Blitz, and more. This episode contains mature...Show More
05- WTF, Bardstown?!

34:36 | Oct 18th, 2017

In this week's episode, Ashley tells us part 2 of her hometown murders, the story of Crystal Rogers' disappearance and the other awful things that have happened to her family in the small town of Bardstown, KY. We also briefly discuss the murder of O...Show More
04- What's An Astrolabe?

1:05:33 | Oct 12th, 2017

In this episode, Courtney tells us the story of Peter Abelard and Heloise and their ill-fated love affair. Is it really a love story, though? Listen and decide for yourself!   This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as alway...Show More
03- Hometown Murder Double-Header

38:48 | Oct 4th, 2017

Join us as we share our homage to our favorite true crime podcast, My Favorite Murder, and discuss in some depth the (entirely separate) murders of Lisa Knoefel and Paris Talley. This episode contains mature subject matter & strong language, so as al...Show More
02- Old-Timey Prospector Pickaxe

32:34 | Sep 27th, 2017

In this episode, Ashley tells us the story of a family, a German farm in the 20s, some murders, and some truly wild theories about all of the above. If you’re squeamish, proceed at your own risk! Apologies in advance for some minor (and one somewhat ...Show More
01- You're Welcome, Internet

46:56 | Sep 21st, 2017

In this episode, Courtney tells us about the actual Cult of Domesticity and its forerunner, the Republican Motherhood. Also, we introduce ourselves and explain what we mean by the title of our podcast. If you like history, true crime, friendship, and...Show More