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Episode 18 - Sleeping Jackal

In 1864, a small city in southern Brazil witnessed what many have called “the greatest crime on earth.” The legend of what occurred in a Porto Alegre slum still haunts the city to this day, as do many questions. Is the crime true, or is it simply national folklore? Did the famous biologist Charles Darwin really comment on these murders as he read about them an ocean away? And, how much do we really know about what is in the food we consume?


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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -

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