This episode is part of our abortion rights takeover series. It was originally dropped on our Patreon.
It deals with the miracle plant of ancient Greece and Rome: Silphium. The people of Cyrene printed it on their money. It was considered a delicacy throughout the Greek and Roman world, as well as a powerful medicine that could be used to cure everything from baldness to epilepsy to poisonings.
And it may have even functioned as a contraceptive–and an abortifacent. Get the show notes here.