The Bones and Bobbins Podcast
05 - It’s Cursed, Don’t Touch It

05 - It’s Cursed, Don’t Touch It

March 5, 2021

S02E05: The Ring of Senicianus (The Real ‘One Ring to Rule Them All’ that inspired Tolkein?) and the Prague Orloj: Meet a cursed Roman artifact that just might lead to Hobbits and an astronomical clock with a rumored penchant for murder. (This is why we can’t have nice historic things.)

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/03/05/season-2-episode-05/

04 - Black Crape and Black Widows

04 - Black Crape and Black Widows

February 19, 2021

S02E04: Mourning attire and practices and black widow murderers: You know, when you think about it, it’s actually kind of unclear which one of these categories is more deadly.

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/02/19/season-2-episode-04/ 

03 - A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, but Jewelry Keeps Talking Forever

03 - A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, but Jewelry Keeps Talking Forever

February 5, 2021

S02E03: Post-mortem photography and mourning jewelry: It’s not all sunshine and hair locks, my friends.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/02/05/season-2-episode-03/

02 - Mom, Why Does She Look Like She’s Sleeping? Anatomical Venuses and Medical Curiosities

02 - Mom, Why Does She Look Like She’s Sleeping? Anatomical Venuses and Medical Curiosities

January 22, 2021

S02E02: Anatomical Venuses, waxwork models, Gunther von Hagens’ innovations in full body plastination, and the marriage of art and science: Let’s take a moment, shall we, to drop in on a dissectable, completely inexplicably orgasmic wax woman or two? Or maybe you’d prefer a mid-kick soccer player who’s just casually stepped out of his skin? Good news! You can totally see both, because, turns out, science and art play together quite nicely!

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/01/22/season-2-episode-02/

01 - What Am I Supposed to Do With This Tooth? Creepy Gifts Both Old and New

01 - What Am I Supposed to Do With This Tooth? Creepy Gifts Both Old and New

January 8, 2021

S02E01: Magic candles, dueling flower encyclopedias, and the creepiest gifts of all time: No human skin lampshades or tooth-bejeweled underthings were waiting under the tree for these podcast hosts! We both received delightfully witchy, but still relatively normal gifts this holiday season. (But, there’s always next year!)

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/01/08/season-2-episode-01/ 

18 - Wishing You a Tragically Victorian Christmas

18 - Wishing You a Tragically Victorian Christmas

December 18, 2020

S01E18: Victorian Christmas Candle Fires and Creepy Holiday Traditions: We don’t want to tell you how to live your lives, but maybe don’t mix candles with indoor evergreens. Or alcohol with...anything. Because, Victorian times, they were deeply flammable.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2020/12/18/season-1-episode-18/

17 -  Step into the Spirit Cabinet: Medium Frauds and Cottingley Fairies

17 - Step into the Spirit Cabinet: Medium Frauds and Cottingley Fairies

December 4, 2020

S01E17: Spiritualists, Fraudulent Mediums, and the Cottingley Fairies: You can question the trustworthiness of spirit mediums all you want, but we still wouldn’t recommend fucking with the Fae. Ever.

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2020/12/04/season-1-episode-17/

16 - Talking Tarot: Pick a Card, Any Card…

16 - Talking Tarot: Pick a Card, Any Card…

November 20, 2020

S01E16: Tarot History, Tarot Cards, and Pamela Colman Smith:

Shuffle the deck and determine your fate! Unless, of course, you’re a woman called Pixie in the 1900s. If you are, then I’m very sorry. Your fate is probably to illustrate the most recognizable deck of tarot cards around, and then get exactly zero credit for it for the next century or so.

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2020/11/20/season-1-episode-16/ 

15 - Please Step Away from the Talking Board

15 - Please Step Away from the Talking Board

November 6, 2020

S01E15: Talking boards, spirit boards, Ouija boards: so many names, and so many ways to contact the beyond and/or open up a demon portal to hell. (Or, so says pop culture.) Believe what you want and do what you will--even make one for yourself, if you feel so inclined--but never EVER forget to say goodbye before you turn out the lights.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2020/11/06/season-1-episode-15/

14.5 - Halloween Bonus: The Oddities at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

14.5 - Halloween Bonus: The Oddities at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

October 28, 2020

S01E14.5: Down to its name, the 1893 World’s Fair: The Columbian Exhibition was as problematic as it was dazzling. So, once again, we’d like to set some ground rules: 1. Actual human beings should never, ever be used as amusing exhibits, 2. the world extends farther than the US and Europe, 3. you really shouldn’t assassinate the mayor, and 4. if you think that labeling an exhibit with a slur is a good idea, you’re an asshole. Wine fountains, however, are always welcome, as are desserts. Additionally, we can also confirm that modern-day Brooklyn folks would have fit in quite nicely in the parts of the Agricultural Building devoted to brewing beer, keeping bees, processing fancy wool, and running a small dairy.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2020/10/28/season-1-episode-14_5/

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