Episode 24: Are Black Cats Really Unlucky?

Images of black cats are among the most iconic Halloween symbols of spookiness, and its haunted status is closely tied to an ancient superstition of unluckiness that still persists today. But where did this weird belief come from, and why is it still embraced?

Cuteness Pawdcast hosts, Renee "Blood & Guts" Colvert and Allegra "Killer" Ringo, scour the internet to track down not only the origin of the black cat myth, but also the roots of cat-themed idioms like "let the cat out of the bag" and "curiosity killed the cat."

Renee tells you about her life-long obsession with the musical cats, and Allegra shares some of the most epic DIY pet-costume FAILs known to mankind in this raucous all-cats edition of the Cuteness Pawdcast.

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