a view from astonishinglegends.com
The following has been lifted from reddit and was written by c0gsw3ll over a year ago, he’s one of the Americans behind Astonishinglegends.com*
In her later life Jestyn will admit to a friend that Robin is not her husbands son. He was conceived a number of years before they were married, and in fact she had to drop out of nursing school because of becoming pregnant. Supposedly she met her husband after trying to kill herself because of the trauma surrounding the pregnancy and subsequent failure to complete her nursing training, and from that point forward they had something of an open relationship, with both having other love interests on the side. It is also known that Jo (Jestyn) was fond of the Rubaiyat and seems to have given it out to people she knew, although the book was also extremely common in the 1900’s-1950’s.
Jessica was still at Fairfield Infectious Disease hospital working as a nursing student in the winter of 1946.
During his childhood or early adulthood TSM contracted non-paralytic polio, which resulted in him spending significant portions of his subsequent life in and out of hospital. The reason I say polio is that polio/post polio syndrome could lead to all of the symptoms observed in the corpose, and furthermore the hospital where Jestyn worked from age 17 until her conception of Robin was the main point of treatment for all Polio cases in Australia and one of the premier Polio centers in the world. In fact they had all of the available Iron lungs in Australia for a number of years, making it feasible that she met TSM while he was a patient and she was a nurse in training. His athleticism does not rule out Polio, since in fact a number of athletes and famous persons live after having contracted Polio without any further problems.
My own personal theory (one that was thought of while working for the podcast but is not endorsed by the podcast team over any others as being likely!) is that TSM died of asphyxiation/a small stroke brought about by post polio syndrome.
Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess have been called the ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’ by their listeners.