Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Sorority and Fraternity Crimes and Hauntings!

Things that go bump at the kegger, and activities that are never okay outside of a raunchy 1980s comedy.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 46: April Auction Oddities: And This Time Haley’s Invested

Apothecary cabinets and a partially abandoned estate.

In which we answer the questions “How many drawers is too many drawers?” and “What the hell is that TV doing THERE?!”

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 07: Urban Spelunking We Will Go!

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 07: Urban Spelunking We Will Go!

S03E07: Abandoned structures and Architectural Salvage.

We don’t want to tell you how to live your lives, but maybe avoid that underground toilet bunker, okay?

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 45: Full Beaver Blood Moon

Eclipse superstitions and…werewolves!

Today’s a full moon. We’d think twice before venturing out.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 06: When the Moon Hits Your Eye, Just Go With It

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 06: When the Moon Hits Your Eye, Just Go With It

S03E06: The stories behind the names for full moons and how the moon does (or doesn’t) impact the human body.

Did you know that a blue moon is actually a thing, and that blood moons really do exist? Connect with your inner (North American) moon witch and prepare to be both baffled and delighted by the names we’ve decided to call each month’s full moon. Then, switch to your front-facing camera and examine the science and the spooky behind the effects that the moon might have on your–and everyone else’s–body.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 44: March Auction Oddities: Drink (Beer) If You See the President!

Beer ephemera and far too many statues.

Stroll your way through history’s biergarten of collectables, beer trays, and tsotchkes, then explore an estate sale with more than enough presidential personifications and pieces of outdoor decor to make you want to back away VERY slowly. Just, um, don’t blink.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 05: You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Play Here: Abandoned Places

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 05: You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Play Here: Abandoned Places

S03E05: Abandoned Waterparks and Neverland Ranch.

The heyday of bad-idea waterparks, when the kids were probably drunk and their 1980s parents decided to just roll the dice on safety, and the dark and over-the-top remnants of Neverland Ranch.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 04: Dipping a Skull into Private Clubs, Fraternal Orders, and Secret Societies

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 04: Dipping a Skull into Private Clubs, Fraternal Orders, and Secret Societies

S03E04: The Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain and a fascinating look into the history of fraternities and sororities in the United States.

Private clubs can be fraught with countless problematic behaviors, but our favorite find turned out to be charming, weird, and so successful that it ceased to exist. Meanwhile, back in the US, we learned that the story of the rise of fraternities is as old as the country itself.

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 43: February Auction Oddities: Ooh! It’s Glowing!

Anthropomorphic taxidermy (but make it extra weird) and an estate sale of the well-traveled and mysterious!

If you’ve ever wondered what generational wealth and/or a raccoon in pink hair bows looks like, you’re in the right place.

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 03: Stick a Pin in It

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 03: Stick a Pin in It

S03E03: Entomology (insect collecting) and the taxidermy of Walter Potter.

Some people like academic displays with carefully labeled insects, some like kitten weddings. Who are we to judge?

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 47: Shhhh, It’s a Secret

Patreon Dispatches from the Curiosity Shop 42: Love Tokens, Both Endearing and Weird

The history of engraved love tokens and questionable choices in mailed valentines.

Stealing hearts and defacing coins!

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 02: Roses Are Red, Your Lips Are Blue

The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 02: Roses Are Red, Your Lips Are Blue

S03E02: The history of the valentine and the hypnotic love spell murderer, Dr. Carl Coppolino.

From penning sweet nothings to vinegar valentines, Natali explains why the history of these cards is far more creative–and more grown up–than today’s grade school-geared counterparts. Then, like a rain cloud over your lovenest, Haley ruins everything with a story of hypnosis, heartbreak (in the literal and figurative sense), two states, two mistresses, and probably two murders.