The Curse


'Oedipus Cursing His Son, Polynices' by Henry Fuseli Wikimedia Commons

What does it mean when a beggar, wizard or witch spits a curse at another human being? Why does this particular work of magic weigh so heavily in human history? In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick take a scientific, historical and cultural look at various curse traditions.

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Topics in this Podcast: Halloween, psychology, magic, history