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Antique Tea

Erica Maity & Jason Hays

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Antique Tea is a deep look into all the gossip you've never heard about...because everyone is already dead. Part history - part dish, Erica Maity researches the hell out of historical figures you may or may not know about. She digs deep and pulls out all the skeletons in their closet. Including their own skeleton. Then she serves up tea to her bestie Jason Hays who doesn't know history from his elbow. He devours the hot goss and spins his modern take on all their bullshit. It's just two good ...
 
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In which Erica terrifies Jason by telling him a story of cleverness, revenge, and raining chaos on your enemies using Jason's deepest phobia: pigeons. Also, sci-fi, Cersei, and sainthood. Get in touch! You can find us on Twitter @theantiquetea, on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, or email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. You can also check out our l…
 
In which Erica and Jason meet Mabel Walker Willebrandt, America's sobriety czar(ina?), and discuss the many ways in which one could still get a drink during Prohibition if they really wanted to (including oops wine, floating bodegas, and pretending to be Jewish). Get in touch! We're on Twitter @theantiquetea, Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, and you c…
 
In which Erica is joined by her childhood friend Kate to do a reading of Frances "Frank" Willard's book "A Wheel Within A Wheel" and learn, together, how riding a bike is a metaphor for everything and why engorged genitalia are worth avoiding. Also, Frank trips on ether. Get in touch! We're on Twitter @theantiquetea and Instagram @antiqueteapodcast…
 
In which Jason and Erica discuss the surprising career of Richmond P. Hobson, survivor of the sinking of the Merrimac, excessive kisser, and amendment submitter. Also, ship holes and wet women. Get in touch! You can find us on Twitter @theantiquetea, Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, or email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Check out our live biblio…
 
In which Erica and Jason are joined by Kieryn Darkwater from the Kitchen Table Cult podcast to discuss Wayne Bidwell Wheeler, the rise of the Anti-Saloon League, and how the ASL's tactics were prologue to those used today by the Religious Right. Warning: this one gets really political. *Erica's recording software picked up the wrong mic, again. We'…
 
In which Erica and Jason discuss the time that Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman hooked up (and redefined celebrity) in front of a live audience at Sketchfest Seattle 2021! Get in touch: @theantiquetea on Twitter, @antiqueteapodcast on Instagram, or email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Hosted by Erica Maity and Jason Hays Written, produced and edite…
 
In which, if this five minute status update is too long to listen to, you would have learned that we had a great show in Seattle, did a bitchin' photo shoot, and will be uploading to Youtube as well as podcast platforms in the near near future. And that there is no episode this week, because the above took a lot of work and your hosts are very very…
 
In which we discuss how Mary Hanchett Hunt created DARE before DARE was a thing, and Jason figures out what hill he's willing to die on. Get in touch! You can find us on Twitter @theantiquetea, on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, and you can always email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. And as always, if you want to know more you can check out our l…
 
In which we conclude our last episode on the Madam and the Deutschman by talking about employee working conditions, general skulduggery, and deciding whether or not network marketing is inherently scammy. Get in touch! We are @theantiquetea on Twitter, @antiqueteapodcast on Instagram, or you can email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Our live bib…
 
In which we attempt and fail at finishing the Madam CJ Walker and Adolphus Busch miniseries in a single episode, but we succeed at discussing what we'd do if we were filthy rich and what a good bad German accent sounds like. Check out our live bibliography at bookshop.org and buy a book! You can also get in touch: Twitter @theantiquetea, Instagram …
 
In which the enterprises of Madam Walker and Adolphus Busch really take off... under morally dubious circumstances. Come see us live at Seattle Sketchfest! Tickets available now at sketchfest.org. Get in touch: Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, Twitter @theantiquetea, or email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Check out our live bibliography at booksh…
 
In which we look at two stories of how people serving their underserved communities can make a LOT of money and scare the pants off of people who think all the money should belong to them - meet Adolphus Busch and Madam CJ Walker. Get in touch! Twitter @theantiquetea, Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com, or check out our bibli…
 
In which we return to our discussion of Carry Nation with some new sources, some big surprises, and a very good Sam Elliott impression. COME TO OUR LIVE SHOW! We will be at Seattle Sketchfest on September 5, 2021 at 2PM! Tickets available soon, more information at sketchfest.org. Check out our live bibliography at bookshop.org, follow us on Twitter…
 
In which we explore the beginnings of prohibition, learn some excellent nicknames, and meet Carry Nation, the god-fearing, god-hearing, axe-wielding scourge of pubs everywhere. Get in touch! You can find us on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, on Twitter @theantiquetea, or via email at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Check out our live bibliography on boo…
 
In which Erica and Jason cover pre-Temperance era American drinking history by getting drunk and playing a pub quiz. You can play along here. Whether your answers are correct, funny, or simply existent, we'll pick one participant on August 1 to win a copy of a Prohibition-era cocktail recipe book and notes from Jason and I! You can also get in touc…
 
In which Jason tells us all about what might be the best historical movie either of us can remember watching, 2015's The Throne (available on Amazon Prime). Get in touch! We're on Twitter @theantiquetea, Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com, and check out our live bibliography (and buy a book) at bookshop.org. Hoste…
 
In which we learn the chilling conclusion to the life of Prince Sado, and Jason makes an apt analogy. * Apparently our finale episodes are cursed, as we had major audio issues with this one too. Apologies - I've checked our files for future eps and it seems to be a one off issue. Thanks for bearing with us. Get in touch! We're on Twitter @theantiqu…
 
In which we (finally) meet the young Prince and spend some time with him and his dad, King Yeongjo, whose dadding leaves, we find, quite a bit to be desired. Get in touch! We are on Twitter @theantiquetea, on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, and you can find our live bibliography (and support us) at bookshop.org. Hosted by Erica Maity and Jason Hays R…
 
It's series two, and it's gonna get dark. We're beginning the fractured fairy tale of the madness of Prince Sado of Korea, but we've gotta start with his future wife (and teller of his story), Lady Hyegyong. Meet her, her family, and the goose that officiates her wedding, accompanied by the dulcet tones of one Jason Hays. Talk to us! You can find u…
 
In which we see how Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron meet their ends in some exceptionally surprising ways. Editor's note: we recorded this with a new setup very late at night so the audio is not quite where we like it to be. Apology for sporadic clicks, hisses, and occasional loss of lucidity on the part of your hosts. Come back …
 
In which Jason takes the lead and reviews three very different movies about Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley... and breakout star Lady Caroline Lamb. There will be big eighties hair, young Laura Dern, and some extremely ill-advised makeup decisions. We'll be back next week with the conclusion to our Young Romantics series! Talk to us on Twit…
 
The penultimate episode in our Young Romantics series, in which Erica misremembers the name of a classic nineties movie, Jason gets really mad, and we have three funerals and a wedding. Content warning: suicide. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. Reach out! Email us at antique…
 
Byron's got a lot of secrets in his closet. Incest, a goose, and a bunch of Methodists... And we wonder why his relationships never lasted! Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea Instagram @AntiqueTeaPodcast Twitter @TheAntiqueTea Have a suggestion for some good historical gossip, or some tea you'd like to spill as a gu…
 
A dashing poet, a bear that sits college exams, and lots of sex - meet Lord Byron! And Lady Caroline Lamb. If we forget to mention her, she might kill us, or at least burn our stuff. Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea, and buy a book if you'd like the tea we missed. Instagram @AntiqueTeaPodcast Twitter @TheAntiqueTe…
 
This is the true story of a probable throuple picked to live in several houses, travel together and have their lives written about endlessly in letters — to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting... Romantic? Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea to see our sources! Instagram @AntiqueTeaP…
 
In which we discover just what a delightful (?) shitshow Percy Bysshe Shelley is, and how much trouble he can get into before he even graduates from college. Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea and maybe even buy a book! Instagram @AntiqueTeaPodcast Twitter @TheAntiqueTea If you have some good historical goss you'd l…
 
Is Percy Bysshe a kook or a cult leader? The sighs may be edited out, but the eyerolls remain. Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea to see our sources! Instagram @AntiqueTeaPodcast Twitter @TheAntiqueTea If you know about some historical hot goss you'd like us to cover in a future episode, or if you'd like to guest ho…
 
In which we lay out what the heck Antique Tea is supposed to be, anyway, and introduce you to our first series - The Young Romantics. Check out our live bibliography at www.bookshop.org/shop/antiquetea Instagram @AntiqueTeaPodcast Twitter @TheAntiqueTea Have a suggestion for some good historical gossip, or some tea you'd like to spill as a guest? E…
 
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