The Bones and Bobbins Podcast
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

1 - The Princesses Are Not Okay

1 - The Princesses Are Not Okay

January 24, 2022

S03E01: “Princess” Alice Roosevelt, the irrepressible eldest daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, who was pretty much always up to no good, and Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, who was pretty much never up to no good, because she was quite sure that she’d swallowed an entire glass piano.

 

Choose your anxiety adventure: Attend an unchaperoned ball with Emily Spinach (the snake who is either a boa constrictor or a garter snake; unclear), or believe, with absolute certainty, that something inside you–or maybe even your whole body–is made of glass, and that it could shatter at any moment.

Show notes:   https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2022/01/24/season-3-episode-01

24 - All is Artificial, All is Brite

24 - All is Artificial, All is Brite

December 24, 2021

S02E24: The mind-blowing plot twists of WWII bomber pilot Si Spiegel (and his artificial Christmas trees), and the glittering nostalgia that is a box of Shiny Brite Ornaments

 

In short, Mr. Spiegel basically WAS his own action movie. And I’m pretty sure Shiny Brite ornaments don’t need an introduction. Just picture a Christmas tree–they’re what’s on it.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/12/24/season-2-episode-24

23 - From Mary Sachs to Coco Sucks

23 - From Mary Sachs to Coco Sucks

December 10, 2021

S02E23: Mary Sachs, the Merchant Princess of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Coco Chanel, who was very good at both designing clothes and being a horrifyingly terrible person.

 

Meet Mary Sachs, a single, immigrant woman who bought herself flowers and then built a department store empire that survived two world wars, and Coco Chanel (yes, that one), who is about two thousand percent more problematic and disappointing than we had imagined. Like, seriously, yikes.

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/12/10/season-2-episode-23

22 - Certain Death & The Final Makeover

22 - Certain Death & The Final Makeover

November 12, 2021

S02E22: Historical ways to confirm death and the art and science of modern embalming practices.

 

It was really hard for people throughout history to tell exactly how dead the bodies of other people were, so some questionable decisions were made in the pursuit of confirmation. (Including one involving invisible ink and a very dramatic reveal!) But, now that we’re a bit better at making sure we’re not burying folks alive, that scientific enthusiasm and creative ingenuity is being applied to methods to make bodies look LESS dead. So we’ve come full circle, it would seem. 

 

Show notes:  https://www.bonesandbobbins.com/2021/11/12/season-2-episode-22

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