S5E18 – Toby the Sapient Pig

Toby the Sapient Pig

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the hottest show in town was a pig doing maths. A porcine professor might not sound as binge-worthy as The Traitors or a double bill of Miss Marple, but back in 1817 people flocked to see this canny swine. James presents the story of a learnéd pig named Toby, as told in his own words. (The pig’s own words, that is.)

This episode started life as our Xmas Pig 2023 Livestream, which you can watch in full with all the trimmings here:


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from The Comic Latin Grammar by Percival Leigh, 1840.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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