Was Rasputin really Russia’s greatest love machine? Did he have any healing powers? And why might his penis be pickling in a jar?
In this episode, we are drawing this mystical man out of his cloud of green smoke to find out which of the things we know about him might actually be true.
Kate is joined by Douglas Smith, historian, translator and expert in Russian history, who has emerged from the archives with a new interpretation of this cartoon baddy.
*WARNING there are naughty words and discussions of sexual coercion in this episode*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.