Outstanding Human Specimens: The Story of P.T. Barnum’s Freakshow

In the 19th century, legendary showman P.T. Barnum scoured the earth for outstanding human specimens to be displayed at his “Freakshow.” From the Living Skeleton to the Dog-Faced Boy, these people spent their lives and deaths in the public eye. In this episode, Robin introduces you to some of the amazing men and women who lived this life.

Sources

Mental Floss
Ranker
Smithsonian Magazine
Biography
Britannica

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