Tangent 7: Spiritualism

Hear that warbled accordian-in-a-box? That means spirits are among us! This month, we tackle Victorian-era spiritualism with a heavy emphasis on the spooky and the scary, from seances to cheesecloth regurgitation to very creative entrail storage. Why was spiritualism so female-focused? Where did one go to find the most reliable ghost news? Who has read the Hody Bidle? The answers lie beyond the veil, dear listeners! (Now, who wants some drugs?)


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