036 First Editions

September 19, 2018

BOOKS! How can you recognize a first edition in the wild? How many first editions are hiding in your house RIGHT NOW? And which rare first edition has the most inappropriate price tag? All this and more as we dive into the wonderful world of collectible literature.


035 Cameos

September 12, 2018

Cameos! The ultimate souvenir for the distinguished Victorian tourist. See also: sardonyx, the sarcastic cousin of onyx. And just how much is Lance Bass worth?


034 My Little Pony

September 5, 2018

Antiques Freaks chat about some fine equines as we delve into the magical retro world of My Little Pony! What is "pony cancer" and how can you prevent it from destroying your mint-condition Minty? How is a plastic pony like a glass bottle? And just who are these horses for, anyway? (EVERYONE!)


033 Hair Receivers

August 29, 2018

What are you doing with all that hair collected in your hairbrush? Just throwing it away? WASTEFUL! The Antiques Freaks tell you how to put that hair to better use, through the cunning contraption of the HAIR RECEIVER! Other Victorian nonsense covered includes Crimson Peak wingfic and phrenology.


032 Stamps

August 22, 2018

Once upon a time, in a world before electronic-mail, we had stamps. From the penny black to the pony express, Antiques Freaks will tell you which stamps are hot, which stamps are not, and which stamps might be secret pro-Lincoln-assassination propoganda. Allegedly.

Don't forget to check out our guest episode on the Terrible Book Club podcast! We talk about Johnny Tremain and how gay we all are for Rab.


031 Sun-Purpled Glass

August 15, 2018

Start sunning purple with the Antiques Freaks as we tell a tale of beauty and deception. Sun-purpled glass, an innocent aesthetic alteration, or a plague of fraud and lies? You decide!


030 Pyrex

August 8, 2018

From batteries to casseroles, Pyrex has got your back. In this listener-suggested episode, we learn about literally the only antique you can put in your oven. We swear this isn't a prank.


029 What Not To Do! Furniture

August 1, 2018

How is an antique bookshelf like a rabid raccoon? What's a doily good for, anyway? When will science give us an endangered sites list, but like, for antiques? The Antiques Freaks tell you What Not To Do to your antique furniture, and so much more.


028 Danger! The Snellen Reform Eye

July 25, 2018

It was the best of eyes, it was the worst of eyes. The creator of the best-selling poster in America brings you the Snellen reform eye, the greatest prosthetic eye of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There's just one little problem...

WARNING! This episode is to eyesockets what our Danger! Paris Green episode is to Victorian children. If you're sensitive to eye squick, maaaybe check out a different episode?


027 Crimson Peak (2015)

July 18, 2018

Guillermo del Toro's Gothic romance masterpiece gives the Antiques Freaks an excuse to talk about chatelaines, hair jewelry, spirit photography, and a whole lot more!