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The subject of a new TikTok trend, Liz and Dakota look into the history of The Mad Monk, Rasputin. Looking back through his history as a peasant in Siberia, following him to his days as priest to eventually a faith healer to the Emperor and Empress, Liz and Dakota try to decide just how much of Rasputin's history is actually true. They cover everything from his Khlysty sect ties, to how he healed the future heir, Alexie, to how he was murdered. Hint: it took a while. They also sing the classic Boney M song for you, or at least they try!
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