A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

November 12, 2020

The Devil

Lucifer. Satan. Beelzebub. Prince of Lies.

The Devil has a thousand names, a chip on his shoulder, and major daddy issues. He also has one hell of a backstory. Join the MFFI guys as they piece together the convoluted mythology of Satan, from his origins as a minor Egyptian deity to his ultimate Christian incarnation. 


In this episode:

  • The Book of Enoch (Dead Sea Scrolls)
  • The Book of Isaiah and the Sketchy Origin of "Lucifer"
  • The Book of Job and the Satanic Bet
  • The Jewish Perspective
  • Shaitans and Islamic Devils
  • Ezekiel and Revelations
  • The King of Tyre
  • Dante Alighieri and the Pettiness of the Divine Comedy
  • The Circles of Hell and Torture Porn
  • Demonic Aesthetics
  • Links to Pan and Bes
  • The Medieval Devil
  • The Enlightenment Devil
  • John Milton, Paradise Lost, and the Sympathetic Devil
  • Eve, the Serpent, and the Toad
  • The Modern, Sophisticated Devil
  • The Fine Print (Devil's in the Details)


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