Bom Bom Tarrare! The Cannibal Glutton of the French Revolution

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Talking till Dawn investigates the horrifying medical mystery of Tarrare, an 18th Century showman, thief, and spy... a man cursed with eating habits that were almost beyond human imagination...

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This episode contains discussion of murder and eating disorders, which some listeners may find distressing.

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