‘Snake Squeezins and Other Oily Elixirs’- Squaring the Strange #85

by | Mar 2, 2019 | Archives, Benjamin Radford, Folklore, Media Literacy, Squaring the Strange | 0 comments

On a recent episode of Squaring the Strange, we start with a discussion of assumptions about media stories you may have heard. Then we move on to miracle oils and ointments, including snake oil, witch ointment, essential oils, Lorenzo’s oil, and CBD oil. What’s the lure behind easy, supposed panaceas in the form of some kind of concentrated oil that are rumored to cure everything? Please check it out!

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