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Criminal Records Podcast

Feb 10, 2022

Richard Lawrence was full of lead. On one fateful day in 1835, he decided to fill President Andrew Jackson with lead too. Why did the course of American history nearly hinge on a once-common house paint additive, and why have people throughout history been consuming and working with this poisonous metal?

Content note: This episode contains some outdated medical terms about mental illness.

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