Welcome to Christmas in vintage holiday hell! We’ve got terrifying Santas, classic Christmas tree beehive hairdos, and photos that are anything but merry and bright.
S03E17: It’s National Native American Heritage Month, so we’re talking about stone cold badass Madame Marie Dorion, and the many ways in which Native and Indigenous Americans have contributed to medicine and public health, from baby bottles, to pain killers, to early syringes!
We included our bonkers pre-show conversation in the recording, because nobody has their shit together–except maybe the Count and/or Natali’s kid with a hotline to Jesus–but Haley did (probably) accidentally catch a ghost on video.
Then, once we reigned it in a bit, we explored the fascinating estate of a Harley Davidson shop owner turned fine art collector, and discovered that an entire house of Victorian antiques must have been made out of old fireplaces.
We’re not saying it was a sex dungeon, but it was a sex dungeon.
We’re also *pretty* sure we’ve uncovered a very real Miss Havisham situation.
S03E16: Victorian dress reform, the Rational Dress Society, and the history of bicycles.
For Victorian women, bicycles usher in both a newfound freedom and a new wave in practical, flexible fashion: Pants!
The chemistry, craftsmanship, and cringe behind wax figure making, Marie Tussauds Chamber of Horrors, and the early special effects makeup at the Grand Guignol.