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Tonight Eric is going over the history of what just may be the most famous means of execution: The Guillotine!
Despite its gruesome reputation, the guillotine was actually invented as a more humane form of capital punishment. In fact, the man who it's named after, Dr. Guillotine, was against the idea of capital punishment and was not very pleased that the devise became so closely linked to his name. The French first made use of the guillotine in the 1790's and used it right up until 1977! In all that time, one question remained: was the guillotine actually any more humane than other forms of execution?
All this plus Eric discusses his Halloween season and describes the differences between Sleepy Hollowand Salem...again. All this and more on tonight's Spooky A S.
Sources for this episode include Wikipedia and this youtube video
Music by Occultic Overtones
Eric D is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Times with Eric D