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This Podcast Doesn't Exist

139 EpisodesProduced by Shannon McCarthy and Emma Kiely-HampsonWebsite

Do aliens exist? Was that Elvis who officiated your Vegas wedding actually Elvis? What if Bigfoot is really a family of cave-dwelling humans from the dark ages? We're just two best friends with so many questions about the world. Join us as each week we tell each other the weirdest unsolved, unimagin… read more


Ep. 59: Milo Bloodsugar: The Lost Library

Dear Diary, this year for Christmas I would like all the old books in the world, and I think I may know where to find them. This week Shannon dives deep into the tunnels beneath the Kremlin for the legend of the Lost Library of the Czars. Emma nerds out, the tangents are unending, and we may have figured out our drag king names. Also, is your name Ivan? If so, you may be eligible to be a groom proxy!

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Russia Beyond

The Journal of Library History (1974-1987), Vol. 18, No. 3 (Summer, 1983) (via JSTOR)

“The Unsolved Problem of Tsar Ivan IV's Library,” Russian History 14/1-4 (1987) by Daniel C.Waugh

Mother Source on the Library, on Ivan III (the Great), on Sophia, and on Ivan the Terrible

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