Macabre Part 1: The Gruesome Tale of Burke and Hare

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the curious old practice of mailing children.

We then move on to discussing the show’s first sponsor, RXBar. For 25% off your first order, visit and enter the promo code: brainfood

Next we move into the main content for today’s episode which is the gruesome tale of William Burke and William Hare and their year long murder spree.

Moving on from that, we look at a man who decided to raise his son as a native speaker of Klingon and how that all worked out… Then briefly we touch on whether it’s actually true that kids learn languages faster than adults.

*Note: the clip of Alec singing the Klingon Anthem is no longer available online anymore, but you can hear it sung here if you’re curious.

On another note, if you could do us a huge favor and rate and review this show in whatever podcasting platform you’re using (including hopefully giving us some feedback related to the new format), we would be extremely grateful. Thanks!

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