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Mass for Shut-ins: The Gin and Tacos Podcast

Mar 25, 2019

Fish are served as fish. Chickens as chicken. Turkeys as turkey. But when it comes to other commonly consumed animals in the English-speaking world we use different words for the animal and the food. Cows, pigs, sheep, and deer become beef, pork, mutton, and venison.

Why? Well, it starts with the Norman conquest of...

Mar 6, 2019

A young Long Island housewife named Penelope Ashe saw her debut novel, Naked Came the Stranger, go straight to the best-seller list despite the mystery surrounding its reclusive author, its racy content, and its little-known publisher. 

It pushed the limits of what "obscenity" meant in 1969. But gratuitous sex scenes...