by Haley Pierson-Cox | Dec 31, 2021 | Season 2
A Patreon episode in which we ask “What the hell is the Warminster Thing?” and then discuss the very disquieting case that is the spontaneous combustion of Matilda Rooney.
Because, honestly, Stonehenge wasn’t quite weird enough already, and we all needed one more thing, smoldering in the backs of our minds, keeping us up at night, right? Obviously.
by Haley Pierson-Cox | Dec 24, 2021 | Season 2
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.
by Haley Pierson-Cox | Dec 17, 2021 | Season 2
Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 39: The couture uniforms of the women in the Navy WAVES, and the life-saving Paris fashion house that literally went toe-to-toe with the Nazis.
It was World War II, and anything could happen. Like that one time Mainbocher’s fashion house designed uniforms so good that they were actually used in Navy recruitment, and then Lucien LeLong saved pretty much the entire Paris fashion industry–along with thousands of lives–from the Nazis, but still found time to marry a Russian princess.
by Haley Pierson-Cox | Dec 10, 2021 | Season 2
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.
by Haley Pierson-Cox | Dec 3, 2021 | Season 2
Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 38: Forget Frankincense and Myrrh: A Gift Guide for Delightful Weirdos
In this gift-themed episode, we’ll tell you about our favorite oddities, including Rainbow Brite tarot prints, teeny tiny little worlds, and some truly fascinating things that can be done with a potato.
by Haley Pierson-Cox | Nov 19, 2021 | Season 2
Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 37: Bad Omens & Very Good Boys
A clowder of black cats (or a destruction, if your black cats are feral), an unkindness of ravens, and a murder of crows (probably) don’t want to ruin your day.