Episode 60: Dollop: Comet Panic

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I wanna play “What’s It Like on Mars” next!

New York Times“the Evil Eye of the Sky”
“Hobo of the Heavens”
more scientific info than you might ever have wanted about the comet
Halley’s Comet: Memories of 1910 * Roberta P. Etter
Halley’s Comet Pop-up Book * Patrick Moore and Heather Couper
Outbreak! The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior * Hillary Evans and Robert E. Bartholomew
Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion * Robert E. Bartholomew
I highly recommend some popcorn, and this gem: Night Of The Comet
Band names from this episode:

  • Flying Flight
  • Flammarion
  • Cocaine’s Theory
  • Meowing Nuns (I could not pass that one up, it wouldn’t let me)


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