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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Stigmata: Patient Zero

July 14th, 2015

Episode 616 of 763 episodes

According to Christian tradition, a stigmatic prays to God so zealously, so faithfully that Christ’s crucifixion wounds of manifest in the form of bleeding sores and gory holes. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian explore stigmata patient zero in the form of Saint Francis of Assisi. What real-life illness might underlie this 13th century mystic’s legendary condition?