Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Animal Trials (and Punishments) w/ Katie Sykes

Do you find the idea of a pig on trial for murder or locusts punished for trespass ridiculous? If so (and I hope you do), than the history of medieval animal trials will likely intrigue, disturb, and downright baffle you. Fortunately, Katie Sykes helps us unpack one of the strangest phenomena in the long, lurid history of punishment.

Listen up here, or if you haven't iTunes here.

And purchase the classic treatise on this topic here