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Coming next week: Season 2 of Casting Lots: A Survival Cannibalism Podcast.
Join hosts Alix and Carmella for 13 new episodes of survival cannibalism history, starting with a very familiar name…
Written, hosted and produced by Alix Penn and Carmella Lowkis.
Theme music by Daniel Wackett. Find him on Twitter @ds_wack and Soundcloud as Daniel Wackett.
Logo by Riley. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @tallestfriend.
Casting Lots is part of the Morbid Audio Podcast Network. Network sting by Mikaela Moody. Find her on Bandcamp as mikaelamoody1.
Alix: Has your feed been underfed? Are you wasting away for lack of cannibalism content? Well, we have a special treat for you.
Carmella: Casting Lots: A Survival Cannibalism Podcast will return next week. But if you’re too famished to wait, here’s a little morsel to tide you over…
[Intro music – Daniel Wackett]
C: The poor weather keeps up, and on the fourth of September they’re hit with a storm in the evening and they hunker down. But by the seventh of September, they realise that actually that’s just kind of how it is; you can’t really wait for the storm to pass because it’s just the weather. So they press ahead – in Franklin’s words – “although we were in a very unfit condition for starting, being weak from fasting, and our garments stiffened by the frost”.
A: Why do they keep putting this man in charge of Arctic expeditions?
C: However, just as they were about to set out, Franklin “was seized with a fainting fit, in consequence of exhaustion and sudden exposure to the wind; but after eating a morsel of portable soup, I recovered–”
[Alix snorts with laughter]
C: “–so far as to be able to move on. I was unwilling at first to take this morsel of soup, which was diminishing the small and only remaining meal for the party; but several of the men urged me to it”.
A: Two points. What is portable soup?
A: All soup by its very nature is portable. And also sure, sure they did. No, actually they probably did, didn’t they? It was like ‘Franklin, you’re our only hope’.
C: ‘Let us pour this soup betwixt your lips so that you may survive and lead us out of these barren lands.’
A: [Laughs] What the fuck is portable soup?
C: [Cackles] I’m picturing it as, like, a cuppa soup?
A: What’s non-portable soup?