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What Jacob Heard 21 MIN, 54 SEC

Jacob grew up Pentecostal. And he loved the church – he was a choir boy as a kid, and grew up to lead Bible study and even speak in tongues. As he got older, though, he had to confront a problem: he realized that he was gay. This is the story of how Jacob tried to cast Satan from his body – in the form of his attraction to other boys. And how, eventually, he came to accep his own homosexuality.


Jacob at a school dance

What Jacob Heard was produced by Bethany Denton, with mixing from Jeff Emtman and editing help from Nick White. It originally aired on KCRW's Here Be Monsters podcast, a hauntingly-produced program about fear and the unknown.

We Pay Them in Meat 6 MIN, 38 SEC

Finally, an excerpt from another Here Be Monsters story, about flesh-eating beetles. If you've ever walked through through a natural history museum, you've seen the rows of effortlessly clean animal skeletons. Chances are you're looking at a strange form of human/insect symbiosis happening in the museum's back rooms. Preparing an animal's skeleton for display is incredibly labor intensive for human hands, so curators have turned to a family of beetles with millennia of experience.


The partly cleaned skull of a barred owl

Season 5 of Here Be Monsters is currently underway.

CREDITS

Host:
Bob Carlson

Producers:
Bob Carlson
Nick White

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