Episode 9: Under His Skin, The Life and Death of the Salem Seer

**Notice: This episode was recorded live on Zoom, and may have long pauses, diminished sound, and be less polished than normal episodes. Thank you in advance for bearing with me as I figure out this new platform and audio! All accompanying pictures can be found on lifeaftermidnightsalem.com**

Join Kristin and hear the story of a little known medium, Charles Henry Foster, the Salem Seer. Listen to a tale about the rise and fall of a man caught up in the whirl of Mesmerism, Mediumship, and the Spiritualist Movement. In this episode, we talk about Foster’s history, his connections to Salem, a brief history of the Spiritualist movement, and the beliefs that mediums like Foster used to justify their gifts. This episode is packed with seances, scandals, asylums, and the tragic end to one of the most prolific Salem figures of his day.

This is a special episode, that was done for Creative North Shore, as a part of their live artist stream series on their Facebook page during the COVID-19 Quarantine, to help support local artists and makers, and promote the artist economy. A huge thank you to John Andrews, Michelle Garcia, Carly Dwyer, Sam Stair, and the team at Creative North Shore for including Life After Midnight, and for all of their hard work and dedication to helping artists on the North Shore!

This episode is NSFW; some mature content discussed that may not be appropriate at work, limited profanity.

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Episode 7: Murder in Medfield and the Tale of the Elitist Body Snatchers

**Notice: This episode was recorded live on Zoom, and may have long pauses, diminished sound, and be less polished than normal episodes. Thank you in advance for bearing with me as I figure out this new platform and audio!**

This is a special episode, that was done for Creative North Shore, as a part of their live artist stream series on their Facebook page during the COVID-19 Quarantine, to help support local artists and makers, and promote the artist economy. A huge thank you to John Andrews, Michelle Garcia, Carly Dwyer, Sam Stair, and the team at Creative North Shore for including Life After Midnight, and for all of their hard work and dedication to helping artists of the North Shore!

This episode is NSFW; some mature content discussed that may not be appropriate at work, limited profanity.

Episode written and recorded by Kristin Harris

Join Kristin as we discuss the 1802 murder of William Pitt Allen by his brother-in-law Ebenezer Mason. The first murder in Medfield, it ended in a sensational trial, a hanging, and a body snatching! Hear the tale of the stealing of Ebenezer Mason’s body, and listen to how body snatching became a common practice in 18th and 19th century Massachusetts. This episode has it all, body snatchers, Harvard Elite, a Guide to Grave Robbing, and 19th century trial transcripts! This lesser known murder even resulted in a song. Come hear about elitist nonsense, Brahmin B.S., and murder ballads you can sing at New Year’s.

 

 

Episode 5: She’s Got Looks That Kill: Deadly Fashions in the 19th Century (Part 2)

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In Part 2 of this episode, I conclude my journey into 19th century fashions with exploring Arsenic in green dye. Join me as we take a look at a fashion plague on Victorian England, its social impact, and the deaths surrounding household items used on a large scale. These fashion faux-pas will NOT leave you green with envy…

NSFW: Descriptions of death, and graphic descriptions of symptoms of Arsenic poisoning.