Would you chow down on a human skull to treat your headache? In this episode we explore the history of medical cannibalism and how it ties in with colonialism and Victorian high society. In a world where you can nip down the shops for a jar of fresh femurs, exactly how far was too far?

We also explore the history of phrenology and the medical significance of examining the skull.

Guest clip: Professor Dame Sue Black DBE is a forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic.