Everything Is Awful Forever

Mary Toft: Down the Rabbit Hole

May 04, 2020 Philippa and Jess Episode 61
Everything Is Awful Forever
Mary Toft: Down the Rabbit Hole
Chapters
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Introduction
4:07
The world of Mary Toft
10:53
The first birth
17:15
"Persons of Distinction in Town"
27:41
Maternal imagination
38:10
A hoax discovered
40:50
Mary's statements
47:22
A poor woman's lived experience
49:28
The why of it all
51:48
Punishment
Everything Is Awful Forever
Mary Toft: Down the Rabbit Hole
May 04, 2020 Episode 61
Philippa and Jess

It's 1726 and all of London is abuzz with the news of a woman who has allegedly given birth to seventeen rabbits. Join Jess and Philippa as they explore the messy affair and the full potential of a Georgian woman's reproductive power.

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Show Notes Chapter Markers

It's 1726 and all of London is abuzz with the news of a woman who has allegedly given birth to seventeen rabbits. Join Jess and Philippa as they explore the messy affair and the full potential of a Georgian woman's reproductive power.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Awfulforeverpodcast)

Introduction
The world of Mary Toft
The first birth
"Persons of Distinction in Town"
Maternal imagination
A hoax discovered
Mary's statements
A poor woman's lived experience
The why of it all
Punishment