Jul 19, 2018
It's all about spiritualism on this week's episode as Amanda and Sarah discuss two women associated with the movement. Sarah channels an unusual story about famed spiritualist medium Florence Cook and her "spirit control," Katie King, who was said to be the deceased daughter of a Welsh pirate. Amanda gives a creepy history lesson on the tragic life of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her shifty spirit minister Charles J. Colchester. Other subjects covered include big ol' Instagram daddies, donkey facts, and the joy of pretending to be drunk.
"Spirited Sexuality: Sex, Marriage, and Victorian Spiritualism" by Marlene Tromp for Victorian Literature and Culture
"Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists, and Mesmerists in Performance" by Amy Lehman
Spiritualist Who Warned Lincoln Was Also Booth’s Drinking
Sarah recommends you read "Affinity" by Sarah Waters.
Amanda recommends you read "Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" by Seth Grahame-Smith (the latter only kinda).