Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

The Vatican library and the Council of Trent.

In which we ponder the finer points of the Vatican’s vast pornography stash and look for a fabled storage room brimming with marble dicks.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 01: You Can Be the President, I’d Rather Be the Pope

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 01: You Can Be the President, I’d Rather Be the Pope

Weird pope facts and the bizarro world that is Vatican City/the Vatican/the Holy See.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 58: Jingle Hells

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.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 17: Indigenous Badassery

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 17: Indigenous Badassery

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!

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 57: November Auction Oddities, Part 2

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.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 56: Nearly November Auction Oddities

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.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 16: Feminism on Wheels

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 16: Feminism on Wheels

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!

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 55: Behind the Curtain and the Skin

The chemistry, craftsmanship, and cringe behind wax figure making, Marie Tussauds Chamber of Horrors, and the early special effects makeup at the Grand Guignol.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 15: Waxing Dramatic

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 15: Waxing Dramatic

S03E15: Madame Tussaud and her famed museum of lifelike wax figures, and Grand Guignol, a pioneering theater at the forefront of shockingly realistic body horror.

Marie Tussaud’s exceptional talent brought a spark of (kind of creepy) life to the art and craft of creating wax portraiture, inviting the public to mingle with likenesses of the famous. The masterful craftspeople at Grand Guignol, by contrast, brought a truly dramatic spark of death–and an in-house doctor–to audiences looking for a different kind of thrill.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 59: Cocks and Codexes

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 54: October Auction Oddities

September auction oddities: A confusing nun and a clown that *probably* isn’t trying to take you apart with power tools.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 14: There’s No Place Like Utopia

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 14: There’s No Place Like Utopia

S03E14: Celebration, Florida and Arcosanti, Arizona: Two very different approaches to building a (mostly failed) utopia.

Learning how to almost successfully thrive in the desert, and why we wouldn’t want Disney in charge of our HOAs.

Patreon Exclusive Episode: The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 13: Teddy Girls and Dueling Princesses: Our Super-Hot Historical Girlfriends

Patreon Exclusive Episode: The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 13: Teddy Girls and Dueling Princesses: Our Super-Hot Historical Girlfriends

S03E13: The Legendary 1892 Topless Duel between Princess Pauline von Metternich of Vienna and Countess Anastasia Kielmansegg, and the Teddy Girls (who got a bad rap).