048 The Pope Chest

December 12, 2018

What do the Salem Witch Trials and Benjamin Franklin have in common? A cool $2.4 million at Christie's. With special guest appearance by the Witch Bureau. Eat your heart out, Sabrina Spellman.


047 Pearls

December 5, 2018

Antiques Freaks drops some pearls of wisdom just for you. About pearls! You have to bite them. (Don't bite them.)


046 Danger! Lead Poisoning

November 28, 2018

Yet another occupational hazard of the antiques industry dating back to the age of antiquity! Join us as we explore which antiques contain lead and which glassware you should absolutely stop using for your nightcap. See also: Caravaggio, Beethoven, Ancient Rome, the most unlikely and least-safe artificial sweetener of all time, and Queen Elizabeth I. Apologies to Flea Market Flip. Begrudgingly.


045 Bubby Pots and Invalid Feeders

November 21, 2018

It's not a gravy boat. It's a downward spiral into Victorian sanitation failure and ill-advised website names. (Apologies for sound quality - our microphone picked up literally everything on the TV in the next room and stripping that out gave us tin-can voices. Thank you for your patience!)


044 Kewpie Dolls

November 14, 2018

Everyone's favorite horrible little shifty-eyed gremlins! But did you know their secret history? Spoiler alert: it involves parachutes, burglary, and suffragettes. Not necessarily in that order.


043 Hummels

November 7, 2018

Before we had Beanie Babies, we had Hummels. These cutesy collectible porcelain children pissed off Hitler something fierce. #hummelbrag


042 Danger! Poison Bottles

October 31, 2018

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To celebrate, we've brought out one of Dee's favorite collections: poison bottles. Please do not use them to serve spooky cocktails at your party. You will die.


041 Oddities

October 24, 2018

What do you get when science and history collide? ODDITIES! We close out Goth Month with special guest Olivia, here to tell us all about what oddities are and where they came from. (Hint: it's all Napoleon's fault. Probably.)

Follow Olivia!

  • @obfvscate (twitter)
  • 0bfvscate.tumblr.com
  • ...and watch out for Lord of Thundertown coming this December from NineStar Press!


  • Orientalism by Edward Said
  • Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice by David P. Silverman, John Baines, and Leonard H. Lesko
  • Distilling Knowledge by Bruce Moran

040 Antiques Outtakes Medley

October 17, 2018

Dee's out-of-studio this week, so we put together an assortment of the best deleted scenes from our Patreon! Covering everything from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to Drug Abuse Resistance Education to Singin' in the Rain, and so much more.


039 Bloodletting

October 10, 2018

In today's episode we give you blood, blood gallons of the stuff, and share a little on why you would take the blood out, and with what! Warning for the obvious presence of blood. Gallons of the stuff.