Antiques Freaks
079 Souvenir Spoons

079 Souvenir Spoons

July 17, 2019

What do the Salem witchcraft trials, Route 66, and the economic crises of the 1890s have in common? Spoons. Let's get some. Now with bonus yelling about Ripper Street!

078 The Green Man

078 The Green Man

July 10, 2019

A listener suggestion sends us down a rabbit hole of arcane rites and mysterious symbols. What brings together the Arts and Crafts movement, Gothic Revival architecture, the Book of Kells, 17th century English pageantry, medieval cathedrals, memento mori, Nicholas Cage's Wicker Man, and the ancient cults of Bacchus, Dionysus, Pan, and Silvanus? THE GREEN MAN. (Brought to you by Lady Raglan.)

077 Griswold Cast Iron

077 Griswold Cast Iron

July 3, 2019

You deserve the best, most buttery-soft cast iron available. You will find it in the Griswold family of products. It's more than just self-defense implements. And it's not because the metal was more bad in the future.

076 Antiques Fraud! Tear Catchers

076 Antiques Fraud! Tear Catchers

June 26, 2019

Once upon a time, ancient Romans began the tradition of catching their tears in tiny glass bottles, a tradition which the Victorians carried on throughout the nineteenth century. OR DID THEY? Learn the lies behind the lachrymatory!

075 Cast Iron Pans

075 Cast Iron Pans

June 19, 2019

Put the spider on the cross. Cleanse your sins with fire and lye. The time has come to join the Cast Iron Cult.

074 Staffordshire Murder Pottery

074 Staffordshire Murder Pottery

June 12, 2019

What do the Red Barn Murder, the Murders at Stanfield Hall, the Bermondsey Horror, and the Prince of Poisoners have in common? They're all immortalized in Staffordshire pottery! Because the only thing the Victorians loved more than murder was knick-knacks.

073 Neon Signs

073 Neon Signs

June 5, 2019

A bubble that will never burst! Enter the realm of the tube-benders, and join the noble gases on their quest to light up the night!

072 Lesbian Pulp Fiction

072 Lesbian Pulp Fiction

May 29, 2019

I Am A Woman (In Love With a Woman - Must Society Reject Me?) and other fantastical tales from the Isle of Lesbos! The true story behind Beebo Brinker! Which man had his fictional protagonist read his nonfiction tome? Which woman pretended to be a literary agent to represent herself several times over? And just how much is The Price of Salt? There is only one answer sufficient for all these questions: Harold, they're lesbians.

071 Antiques Fraud! The Keno Twins

071 Antiques Fraud! The Keno Twins

May 22, 2019

Antiques Roadshow stars behaving badly! Twins bidding against each other! Auction fever blazing! What harm can one or three Coors Lights do? Join us on this wild ride.

070 Antiques Fraud! Jefferson Wine

070 Antiques Fraud! Jefferson Wine

May 15, 2019

What if one of the founding fathers of America had bought wine in Paris? And what if a bottle of that wine happened to show up at a Christie's auction? And what if no one questioned its veracity until it was too late? All these inquiries and more answered on this very special episode, where we drag billionaires into the dirt where they belong.