Skeezy Lies the Crown: Hapsburg Podcast

This month on the podcast, we expand on one of our most popular mini blogs to unravel the biology underlying a staple on this show: incest. Strategic marriages between related individuals were common power moves for royal families, but as the story of the Hapsburgs shows, playing with genetics is a dangerous game.

Plus: The return of Mr. Lynch. An excess of Formula 1 Talk. Jen Shah’s trial was postponed. Is Jay Leno a Hapsburg?

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Heir Jordan: Talal bin Abdullah Uneasy Lies the Crown

Hundreds of years of politics and family tension preceded Talal bin Abdullah’s ascent to the Jordanian throne in 1951. After only a year, he was forced to abdicate. Was it because he was sick or were there ulterior motives at play? Our search for answers takes us from post-Word War Britain to 1950s Switzerland to the modern coronavirus pandemic. Plus: Prince Harry is a Maxinista. Is Camilla here for the right reasons? Riley's review of the song Stefanie's high school boyfriend wrote about her. Why was Matt Lauer ALWAYS at Easter Island?
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  3. Charlotte's Web: Carlota of Mexico
  4. The X Files: Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon
  5. God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II

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