Hello, and welcome to the Season 1, Episode 15 of the Bones & Bobbins Podcast!
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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 15: Please Step Away from the Talking Board
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.
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Links to research materials:
History of Ouija Boards/Talking Boards
- Yes, No, Goodbye – The Ouija Documentary: https://amzn.to/3oINRjL (affiliate link)
- The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board, by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie in the Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-strange-and-mysterious-history-of-the-ouija-board-5860627/
- Stuff You Should Know Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stuff-you-should-know/id278981407?i=1000448895165
- History of the Ouija Mini Morbid: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-130-the-history-of-the-ouija-mini-morbid/id1379959217?i=1000470600832
- Hou Ouija Boards Work: https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomena/ouija-boards2.htm
- Museum of Talking Boards: https://www.museumoftalkingboards.com
- Ideomotor Phenomenon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideomotor_phenomenon
- The official Hasbro Ouija Board: https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us/product/ouija-game:86117134-5056-9047-F5E1-46EB2553A56A
- Ouija: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouija
- Spiritualism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism
- 8 Famous Seances: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/88126/8-famous-seances
Making and Using Ouija Boards/Talking Boards
- Country Living Magazine Ouija PDF: https://web.archive.org/web/20141031051528/http://www.countryliving.com:80/cm/countryliving/data/1013-ouijaboardart.pdf
- The History, Use, and Disposal of Ouija Boards: https://www.morbitorium.co.uk/
- Printables & Instructions for full size and Altoid tin size ouija via Heather Tracy: https://thicketworks.com/diy-spirit-board/
- Printable Witchboard with Planchettes: http://ravensblight.com/Witchboard.pdf
- BBC article “What Makes The Ouija Board Move: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20130729-what-makes-the-ouija-board-move
- All the Different Ouija Boards You Didn’t Know Existed: https://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/29/all-the-different-ouija-board-you-never-knew-existed/
- Arduino Ouija Board: https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Ouija-Board/
- The beautiful luna moth handmade board from Maker Jessica Kaso of Yiska Designs in Australia that I *miiiiight* have ordered while elbow-deep in research: https://www.etsy.com/listing/759585296/wooden-spirit-board-planchette-set-alpha?show_sold_out_detail=1&ref=nla_listing_details