12/02/2014 11:56 am ET Updated Dec 02, 2014

Meet The Man Who Killed Your Turkey


Carlo Formisano gives no pardons.

The "Poultry Professor" of Brooklyn, New York, has been slaughtering fowl for as long as he can remember. The shop he manages, LaPera Bros. Poultry, isn't what you might expect from a bird processing plant in the big city -- it's a live poultry house, where you pick out your holiday meal before it's killed.

But what does it mean to be the arbiter of turkey death? What's the difference between a kosher and a traif turkey? And are there really chemicals in your Butterball?

Find out on this episode of the HuffPost Weird News podcast, where we demanded all the tough Thanksgiving answers from Carlo Formisano, the Fowl Assassin. And don't forget to like us, rate us, and subscribe to us on iTunes, we'd really appreciate it!