Beef takes us back in time to look at the weirdest hobbies, worst torture techniques, and most worrisome medical practises, including attempted cures for the bubonic plague, (or Black Death).

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You can view the video that we played audio from about medicine on the BBC Teach YouTube channel here:
Medieval Medicine | Secondary History – Medicine Through Time

And the BBC Bitesize video about the Black Death that we played on the episode through the BBC website here:
The Black Death


Here’s the link to the page on that Beef used for reference to torture techniques, including pictures…
The 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages

Media Mentions

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Avengers: Infinity War

Game Of Thrones
The Simpsons S06E01 ‘Bart Of Darkness’ (It’s coool in here boy)
The Simpsons S07E16 ‘Lisa The Iconoclast’ (town crier)
The Simpsons S07E03 ‘Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily’ (Flanders Itchy & Scratchy)
Pokemon  – (weezing)
The Office (UK) S02E04 ‘Motivation’ (…mister toad…)
The Office (US) S03E23 ‘The Job’ (Schrutebucks)
Top Of The Pops
I’m Alan Partridge

Video Games:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Aerosmith – ‘Honkin’ On Bobo’

Outro music this week was ‘AKA’, by Super Powers.