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The Human Exception

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Join your hosts, Halli, Cayla and Nathan as they delve into the always surprising, often creepy, frequently hilarious world of the weirdest things in the human experience. Was Shakespeare a woman? Did you know that there was a secret room in Mount Rushmore? What actually happened to Brittany Murphy?… read more

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HEX - File 0009 - A Very Pagan Christmas - Pt. 1

In this two part episode our hosts, Cayla, Nathan and Halli take a look a three cases of intrigue:


  1. The Winter Solstice: Long before Christmas was a thing, cultures all around the world celebrated the Winter Solstice (or something similar). Halli tells us about some of those practices
  2. Mari Lwyd: December, the days are short, the weather cold. Loved ones are on our thoughts and Christmas is around the corner. It's the perfect time to grab your bros, dig up a horse skull tie some ribbons to it and challenge your neighbors to rap battles for booze and food
  3. Gryla the Christmas Witch: Iceland's version on Santa Clause consists of a witch, her thirteen children and her giant cat who eats children who aren't wearing new clothes!


Part 1



Sources and citations can be found here: https://www.thehumanexception.com/l/file-0009-0010-a-very-pagan-christmas/

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