The Bones and Bobbins Podcast
10 - The Tower in the Woods: The Brattleboro Retreat Tower

10 - The Tower in the Woods: The Brattleboro Retreat Tower

July 31, 2022

S03E10: The Brattleboro Retreat Tower, a Victorian structure tucked away amongst the trees and boulders on a hiking trail in Vermont.

 

Haley goes solo this week with a tour of one of her new hometown's most notorious haunts, the Brattleboro Retreat tower. Note: The Brattleboro Retreat was formerly known as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, and some historical references use that name.

 

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/07/31/season-3-episode-10

9 - Fragrance, Flowers, and Fat

9 - Fragrance, Flowers, and Fat

July 16, 2022

S03E09: Perfume making techniques, enfleurage, and musk.

 

It's all flowers and frippery...until it's not.

 

Show notes available Friday: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com

8 - Titties & Teeth: Both Shiny

8 - Titties & Teeth: Both Shiny

May 21, 2022

S03E08: Boobs and bling: the history of sports bras and custom grills.

 

Two jock straps walk into a marathon with some pretty mind-blowing mouth jewelry.

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/05/21/season-3-episode-08

7 - Urban Spelunking We Will Go!

7 - Urban Spelunking We Will Go!

April 25, 2022

S03E07: Abandoned structures and Architectural Salvage.

 

We don’t want to tell you how to live your lives, but maybe avoid that underground toilet bunker, okay?

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/04/25/season-3-episode-07

6 - When the Moon Hits Your Eye, Just Go With It

6 - When the Moon Hits Your Eye, Just Go With It

April 8, 2022

S03E06: The stories behind the names for full moons and how the moon does (or doesn’t) impact the human body.

 

Did you know that a blue moon is actually a thing, and that blood moons really do exist? Connect with your inner (North American) moon witch and prepare to be both baffled and delighted by the names we’ve decided to call each month’s full moon. Then, switch to your front-facing camera and examine the science and the spooky behind the effects that the moon might have on your–and everyone else’s–body.

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/04/08/season-3-episode-06

5 - You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Play Here: Abandoned Places

5 - You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Play Here: Abandoned Places

March 26, 2022

S03E05: Abandoned Waterparks and Neverland Ranch.

 

The heyday of bad-idea waterparks, when the kids were probably drunk and their 1980s parents decided to just roll the dice on safety, and the dark and over-the-top remnants of Neverland Ranch. (Content warning: We primarily focus on the actual structures and items inside, but do acknowledge the abuse. If that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, skip ahead to Haley’s story.)

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/03/26/season-3-episode-05

Update: Welp. It Finally Happened.

Update: Welp. It Finally Happened.

March 18, 2022

Hello, creepy crafters!

There won't be a new episode this week, because Natali came down with the covid. We decided that excitedly telling each other stories until midnight was probably not the most reasonable road to recovery, so we'll be back as soon as she's feeling up to it! (Probably next week!)

 

Do I need to remind you not to run with scissors? And wear a mask, too.

-Haley

4 - Dipping a Skull into Private Clubs, Fraternal Orders, and Secret Societies

4 - Dipping a Skull into Private Clubs, Fraternal Orders, and Secret Societies

March 4, 2022

S03E04: The Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain and a fascinating look into the history of fraternities and sororities in the United States.

 

Private clubs can be fraught with countless problematic behaviors, but our favorite find turned out to be charming, weird, and so successful that it ceased to exist. Meanwhile, back in the US, we learned that the story of the rise of fraternities is as old as the country itself.

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/03/04/season-3-episode-04

3 - Stick a Pin in It

3 - Stick a Pin in It

February 18, 2022

S03E03: Entomology (insect collecting) and the taxidermy of Walter Potter.

 

Some people like academic displays with carefully labeled insects, some like kitten weddings. Who are we to judge?

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/02/18/season-3-episode-03

2 - Roses Are Red, Your Lips Are Blue

2 - Roses Are Red, Your Lips Are Blue

February 7, 2022

S03E02: The history of the valentine and the hypnotic love spell murderer, Dr. Carl Coppolino.

 

From penning sweet nothings to vinegar valentines, Natali explains why the history of these cards is far more creative–and more grown up–than today’s grade school-geared counterparts. Then, like a rain cloud over your lovenest, Haley ruins everything with a story of hypnosis, heartbreak (in the literal and figurative sense), two states, two mistresses, and probably two murders.

Show notes: https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/02/07/season-3-episode-02

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