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Real or fake, the sight of blood can make you scream, squeal, faint, slip into shock, or even refuse to look away. Few things have such power over us. We head to a special effects studio to see how Hollywood satisfies our blood perversion, and somewhere amid the fleshy rubber limbs and squirting scalpels, things get a little...real. Then, we meet a provocative artist, Barton Benes, who took our spooky fascination with blood to another level when he created Lethal Weapons, a series so shocking, health authorities were called in and his pieces of art wound up being cooked to 160 degrees.


Inger Hägglund Tornberg, Joseph Lovett, Laurel Reuter and Christien Tinsely

Produced by:

Kelsey Padgett

Comments [6]

Corina from Boston

l LOVE your show.
I listen to it weekly.
Love your laughs...except on this particular episode.

I could laugh at Barton Benes' idea itself as I saw it as a way for him to cope with his HIV.

Harder to hear you two laugh in that particular issue, though...
I lost friends to AIDS.
I sat at HIV infected people's bed side as they were dying...

Just saying :(

Jan. 07 2017 03:34 PM
Lawrence Weir from Citrus Heights ca

I gave blood in 1985 at the NIH in Bethesda MD just after starting there as a postdoc. As a molecular Biologist of course the AIDs epidemic was much on my mind. I asked the technician why she was not wearing gloves. She said "oh we know what we are doing we don't need gloves" . Six months later I was back giving blood, and everyone was wearing gloves.

Aug. 20 2015 01:10 AM
Lawrence Weir

Just wanted to share this --- I was working at the NIH in 1985 as a postdoc molecular Biologist

Aug. 20 2015 12:48 AM
Don from Florida

By the way, the page pointed to in the Barton Benes link appears to be a SEO scam page controlled by someone else.š might be a good replacement, at least until a more entertaining page is located.

Dec. 01 2014 12:21 PM
Jorge from Delray Beach, FL

Video, please! I mean come on!

Aug. 01 2013 03:58 PM
Will Rogers from Richmond, VA

I want to see the video!!

Aug. 01 2013 02:41 PM

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