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75 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
67. Err of the Madding Crowd
Episode 67 of Lithium Jubilee takes a look at the questionable decision-making skills of large crowds. Jon considers the consequences of banning a group’s only form of amusement in his discussion of the Lager Beer Riots. Erin ponders if the sky was, in fact, the limit due to the sheer number of riots caused by disappointing hot air balloon demonstrations. You know what they say: Big dresses, big emotions!
78 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
66. Consumption Junction (with special guest Kavita)
Today’s episode, Jon and Erin are lucky enough to be joined by tuberculosis expert, Kavita! She answers our most pressing questions: How does tuberculosis work? Is it the sexiest way to die? If so, how long are you DTF before you die? What treatments work? Will caves fix it? How about eating the heart of the family member who gave it to you? Take a couple of deep breaths, keep that sputum to yourself, and enjoy!
48 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Minisode 17: A Li'l Dab'll Boo Ya!
Minisode 17: Happy Halloween Jubilants! We know Halloween isn’t as fun this this year, so we carved a mini for you to enjoy! Jon’s got a couple of ideas for how to spend a more intimate holiday evening, while Erin’s costumes ideas are going straight from your ears to your vision board. Make sure you’ve got a surplus of salt and dead leaves so you can truly celebrate Halloween the Lithium Jubilee way!
80 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
65. Deaf: The High Cost of Hearing
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!
73 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
64. The September Issue
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.
92 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
63. "Not-So-Current" Events II
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!
94 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
62. Election: Impossible
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.
47 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
61. Fighting, Feasting, F**cking & Foxtrotting
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!
20 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Minisode 16: A Spinster for All Seasons
64 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
60. Old Maids & Other Miscellaneous Debris
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!
22 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Minisode 15: Bosom Brawlers
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.
69 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
59. We Made a Podcast About Victorian Clickbait. What happened next...WOW
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!
52 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
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.
54 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
57. Arsenic Party with Eric and Jane
We’re back! Or are we? Today’s episode delves into the seen, the unseen and the could’ve been. Join us as we shrug off this dimension and then giggle and place the dimension right back where it was because it’s not that kind of show.
13 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Minisode 14: The Return
Minisode 14: A minisode to get back in the groove.
8 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
A Missive from Jon
Well hey, what's all this then?
55 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
56. Edison vs. Tesla III
53 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
Minisode 13: Inventor Inspiration
Minisode 13: Did you think we forgot about you Jubilants??? Never! We’ve crawled out of our respective hovels with just enough energy to review some quotes from our inventors you most likely haven’t seen on an inspirational poster. Yet. We’re back babies!
46 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Minisode 12: The Elephant in the Room
Minisode 12: Let's talk about Topsy.
76 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
55. Edison vs. Tesla II
Our battle of the ages really kicks off as we do our first deep dive into the main contenders. This week, the The Serbian Shocker, Nikola Tesla. Jon guides us through the swamp of legend, to the man as he truly was: vehemently opposed to peaches. Was the death ray real? What's the true tea on him and Edison? What was the deal with him and those pigeons? Join us and find out!
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