Guests Midnight Society

Tuesday, May 4th – Guest: Marc Hartzman

Marc Hartzman – Weird History

Marc Hartzman has been called “one of America’s leading connoisseurs of the bizarre.” He will share some of the most bizarre odd characters and stories from the weirdest pages of history and talk about his new book that covers our relationship with Mars – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


According to, Marc Hartzman is “one of America’s leading connoisseurs of the bizarre.” His passion for the unusual began at an early age, influenced by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the annual Guinness books.

In addition to his books about Mars, Oliver Cromwell’s embalmed head, weird things on eBay, sideshow performers, and unorthodox messages from God, Hartzman has written for Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, AOL Weird News, and Bizarre magazine. He’s discussed oddities on CNN, MSNBC, and the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.

He also runs

When not writing about life’s peculiarities, Hartzman writes about various goods and services in the advertising industry.


The Big Book of Mars

Chasing Ghosts (coming soon)

The Talking Dead

The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir

American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History’s Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers

God Made Me Do It

Found on eBay











All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
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