Episode 106: I Got You Under My Skin: The Spider Bite

Ever have a blemish that just seems … weird? Worse than usual? Maybe it hurts or makes the entire area around it red, or it almost itches… whatever the case, once you’ve noticed it; you can’t forget it’s there. You know you shouldn’t pick, but you just can’t help yourself, and when you do …

OUT RUSH A HORDE OF BABY SPIDERS!!

OH MY GOD! NO! I LIKED THEM IN CHARLOTTE’S WEB, BUT THIS IS TOO MUCH! AGH!!! – you might say.

‘Can that really happen?’ you might be saying… Lucky for you, we’ve got the answer on this week’s episode, along with stories of Salvador Dali and his ill-fated pet bat, the care and keeping of lepers; and secret government experiments that you’ve probably been subjected to according to the only source you can trust, the internet. Join us as we discuss the creepy crawlies of the world, and why, how, and if, they get under our skin.

Guest Story Teller:  Sarah Steele from Let’s Talk About Sects. Check her podcast out: http://www.ltaspod.com

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SOURCES:

Human Skin Parasites & Delusional Parasitosis – UC Davis

The Infested Mind – Wired

The Infested Mind: An Entomologist’s Crippling Fear of Insects – Discover

Jeffrey Lockwood – Psychology Today

Real Delusions of an Unreal Disease: A History of Morgellons – Stassa Edwards – Jezebel

Maggot Therapy Takes Us Back to the Future of Wound Care: New and Improved Maggot Therapy for the 21st Century – Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Larval therapy from antiquity to the present day: mechanisms of action, clinical applications and future potential – Postgraduate Medical Journal

Salvador Dali Suffered From the Irrational Fear That Insects Were Crawling All Over His Skin – SMITHSONIAN

Figments of the Imagination? – WaPo

Delusional parasitosis: Worms of the mind – Industrial Psychiatric Journal

The Bizarre Backstory of Joni Mitchell’s Chronic Illness

Diagnosis or Delusion? – The Atlantic

The Plague – Dallas Observer

Delusional Parasitosis Facilitated by Web-Based Dissemination – American Journal of Psychiatry

SIR THOMAS BROWNE AND THE DISEASE CALLED THE MORGELLONS By C.E. KELLETT, M.D., M.R.C.P. – Annals of Medical History 1935

Brown recluse spider bite death of Alabama boy rarer than dying by lightning strike

Young man is first to die from spider bite in Australia for 37 years – Telegraph

7 reasons flesh-eating screwworms are as gross as you think – PBS

Why Do Humans Have a Fear of Insects? – Popular Science – Jeffrey Lockwood Interview – 2013

Was Salvador Dalí Plagued By Phantom Bed Bugs? – Popular Science by Brooke Borel – 2013

Spiritual and religious aspects of skin and skin disorders

Leprosy: Jewish Virtual Library

The Truth About Lies – The Black Spider – Jim Murdoch

Myth: Baby spiders from bite wounds by Rod Crawford – Burke Museum

Spider crawls out of infected bite on eight-year-old girl’s leg – Metro UK by Nicole Morley

Surreal Entomology – The Insect Imagery of Salvador Dali by Gene Kritsky, Dan Mader and Jessee J. Smith

Espace Dali Paris – Dalian Symbolism

 

Youtube Morgellons Videos:

Morgellons Victims Are The Lucky Ones

Morgellons & Smart Dust Infect Individuals to be Tracked via Satellite

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