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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 17: Step into the Spirit Cabinet: Medium Frauds and Cottingley Fairies
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.
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Links to research materials:
- Mediumship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediumship
- Spiritualism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism
- National Spiritualist Association of Churches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Spiritualist_Association_of_Churches
- Table-turning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table-turning
- The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-fox-sisters-and-the-rap-on-spiritualism-99663697/
- In the Joints of Their Toes: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/11/04/in-the-joints-of-their-toes/
- Helen Duncan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Duncan
- The Spirit Cabinet: http://www.themagicdetective.com/2011/03/spirit-cabinet-history.html
- Case Study in How Smart People Lose Control of the Truth: https://qz.com/911990/the-cottingley-fairy-hoax-of-1917-is-a-case-study-in-how-smart-people-lose-control-of-the-truth/
- The Case of the Cottingley Fairies: http://web.randi.org/uploads/3/7/3/7/37377621/jref13edmod_fairies_teacher_print.pdf
- Historic UK Article: https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-Fairies-of-Cottingley/
- Drunk History Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9je7yXScx4
- The Coming of the Fairies, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: https://archive.org/details/comingoffairies00doylrich
- Free Audio Book version of The Coming of the Fairies: https://librivox.org/search?title=The+Coming+of+the+Fairies&author=DOYLE&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=all&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=catalog_date&search_page=1&search_form=advanced
- Meet the Mediums of Lily Dale: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/04/style/lily-dale-mediums-spiritualism.html
- Mediums Don’t Actually “Talk” to the Dead: https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a29229839/what-is-a-medium/