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Lithium Jubilee

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Lithium Jubilee is a podcast about Victorian Era minutiae. Much like the era, we aim to be equal parts fancy and ridiculous. Join us!

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Lithium Jubilee is a podcast about Victorian Era minutiae. Much like the era, we aim to be equal parts fancy and ridiculous. Join us!

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Erin for President!

By McFanboy - Mar 27 2020
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Love this podcast for its history, good humor, and excellent host!

Delightful!

By Addy Hush - Mar 26 2020
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Delightful, informative! I love Erin’s voice!

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
0
1
0
1

Erin for President!

By McFanboy - Mar 27 2020
Read more
Love this podcast for its history, good humor, and excellent host!

Delightful!

By Addy Hush - Mar 26 2020
Read more
Delightful, informative! I love Erin’s voice!
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Lithium Jubilee

Latest release on Sep 29, 2020

All 84 episodes from oldest to newest

65. Deaf: The High Cost of Hearing

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The last full week of September is celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf as International Week of the Deaf. We, belatedly, offer the stories of two aggressively Victorian gentlemen who didn’t need to hear to fight. Erin sets the stage for a biopic about badass, bare-knuckle pugilist James "Deaf" Burke. Jon explains why John Flournoy’s blows, delivered via academic journals and letters to the editor, never seemed to land. There’s nothing a mouth can say that these hands (or fists) can’t!

Sep 29 2020

1hr 19mins

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64. The September Issue

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We made it to September! Lithium Jubilee celebrates this incredibly low bar by finding some fun September Victorian era events. (Spoiler Alert: The events are not fun.) Jon coaxes us to join him in the Mountain Meadows, all to lay hundreds of bodies at our feet. Erin introduces you to Emma Nutt and the cruel, sadistic practices related to her job as a...telephone operator? We’ve got surprises in store! Not good surprises, but surprises.

Sep 15 2020

1hr 12mins

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63. "Not-So-Current" Events II

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As Jon and Erin hole up in their respective shelters, perusing their Encyclopedia Victoriana, they couldn’t shake the feeling of deja vu. Then they realized, it was the news! Erin tries to make sense of America’s secular government holidays. Really, WTF Virginia? Jon shares his pandemic preferences, up to and including the hottest bacteriologist of the Victorian era (possibly of all time). Hunker down and remember, if the Victorians got through it, you can too!

Jun 30 2020

1hr 32mins

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62. Election: Impossible

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Every so often, a political candidate comes in and dazzles the electorate. Then...they lose. Today’s episode shines a light on two of history’s lesser known Also-Rans. Jon elects Belva Lockwood, one of the first female candidates for president of the United States. Erin writes in Feargus O’Connor, an Irish Chartist whose party only lasted one election cycle. Special guest Dr. Pete tries to explain how the parliament works.

Apr 28 2020

1hr 33mins

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61. Fighting, Feasting, F**cking & Foxtrotting

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It’s St. Patrick’s day! Jon and Erin explore two of the least depressing facets of Victorian Ireland: Folklore and American celebrations! Erin breaks down some of the sillier myths documented in W.B. Yeats’ “Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.” Jon fills us in on how some of the States paid tribute to the Emerald Isle. Don’t piss off any of the good people and remember, death is no escape from Lithium Jubilee!

Mar 17 2020

46mins

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Minisode 16: A Spinster for All Seasons

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Minisode 16

Feb 25 2020

20mins

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60. Old Maids & Other Miscellaneous Debris

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Card Carrying Spinster Erin and “All the confirmed, none of the bachelor” Jon sift deeper into the shipwreck of singledom in their ongoing coverage of LEAP YEAR: hunting season. Erin relates to us some uncomfortably specific spinster lore, while Jon manages to find a couple of gents who let love guide them to shore. Jump in your diving suit, grab a couple pairs of gloves (mermaids have hands too), and come explore with us!

Feb 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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Minisode 15: Bosom Brawlers

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Minisode 15: 2020’s first mini is a doozy! Jon shares with us some of his favorite articles from Lithium Jubilee’s tabloid of choice: the Illustrated Police News.

Feb 11 2020

21mins

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59. We Made a Podcast About Victorian Clickbait. What happened next...WOW

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In case you haven’t noticed, we are back and aiming to WIN! Win what? NO IDEA! What we do know, just like what the Victorians knew, is sensation sells! We’re covering two of the most scandalous rags around. Jon takes an octopus-infested dive into the depths of the Illustrated Police News while Erin dips her toe into the vast swamp of Penny Dreadfuls. A warning to libraries and archivists everywhere: You’re about to get a stampede of Jubilants chasing down these popular publications!

Feb 04 2020

1hr 9mins

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58. Hagiography

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Today’s episode is not entirely saint-based as the title suggests, but it celebrates two of the most devastating natural events the world has known: volcanic eruptions and unmarried women.

Jan 28 2020

51mins

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