In Episode 15 of Under The Knife, I explore the horrible reality behind dental practices from the past, including how dentures used to be made from the teeth of executed criminals, exhumed bodies, and sometimes even slaves.
It’s been 18 months since I’ve filmed an episode of my YouTube series, Under The Knife. But that ends today! Check out the trailer to the series reboot, which may or may not involve my severed head. A NEW episode is coming next week. If you haven’t subscribed to the channel, please do. You’ll be automatically entered to win macabre little trinkets before the launch of our next video.
My team and I have a lot of fun, quirky things planned for the series in the coming months. Under The Knife combines traditional storytelling techniques with animation, special effects, and artwork to bring the medical past alive. I hope you enjoy watching the new series as much as I enjoy filming it for you.
In Episode 7 of Under The Knife, I discuss how a pot of pee used to be a crucial diagnostic tool in the past. Learn all about piss prophets and medieval urine wheels!
In Episode 6 of Under The Knife, I take on an internet myth involving iron cages, old graveyards, and the undead. Check out our new video on the history of mortsafes in ‘Bodysnatchers vs Vampires’!
In Episode 5 of Under The Knife, I discuss the dark history behind anthropodermic bibliopegy, or binding books with human skin. Why was it done? And how exactly did tanners use human skin to create covers in the past?
After failing to turn on the microphone during a daytime shoot, I jump a wall to film a video in Ecton Graveyard in the middle of the night… all in an attempt to win your support for Under The Knife! If you’d like to make a donation to our project, please click here.
We’re also running a contest right now. If you subscribe to our YouTube Channel in the next week, you’ll automatically be entered to win this delectable chocolate raven skull by Conjurer’s Kitchen. Thanks, as ever, for your love & support.
We’re excited to release the trailer for a new mini-series on Under The Knife! In Relic Face-Off, contestants will be invited onto the show and asked to bring with them an object related to a chosen theme. I will then try to ‘one-up’ them with an object of my own, and the audience will be asked to vote in the comment section on which oddity they think is more fascinating. Click here to view.
In the first challenge, Chris Skaife–Yeoman Warder and Ravenmaster at the Tower of London–will face-off with me on TORTURE DEVICES. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for updates. We hope you enjoy the trailer (and the concept)!