Antique Tea

Antique Tea

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 friends throwing shade throughout history. So put on your fanciest gown, pull up a Queen Anne side chair, and pour yourself a hot cup of Antique Tea.

Episodes

October 29, 2021 84 mins

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 live bibliography at bookshop.org.

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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 can email us at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com. Check out our online ...

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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, and you can email us at antiqueteapodcast@gm...

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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 bibliography at bookshop.org and buy a book.

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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're working on it. We're really proud of this episode, so...

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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 edited by Erica Maity
Recorded by Sketchfest Seattle

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September 10, 2021 5 mins

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 tired.

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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 live bibliography on bookshop.org.

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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 bibliography is up to date and available on bookshop.org.

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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 @antiqueteapodcast, or at antiqueteapodcast@gmail.com.

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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 bookshop.org.

Hosted by Erica Maity and Jason Hays
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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 bibliography and buy a book at bookshop.org.

Come see us live at Seattle...

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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 @theantiquetea, on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, and email us at a...

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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 bookshop.org and maybe buy something!

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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 touch via email at antiquetea@gmail.com, on Twitter @theantiquetea, and on ...

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July 9, 2021 49 mins

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.

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Produced and edited b...

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July 2, 2021 65 mins

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 @theantiquetea, Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, you can email us at a...

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June 25, 2021 58 mins

In which Prince Sado meets a thunder god, has a clothing conniption, and severs a head (or ten).

Get in touch! Follow us on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, on Twitter @theantiquetea, and check out our live bibliography at Bookshop.org.

Hosted by Erica Maity and Jason Hays
Researched, produced, and edited by Erica Maity

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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
Research, production, and editing by Erica Maity

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June 11, 2021 69 mins

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 us on Instagram @antiqueteapodcast, on Twitter @theantiqu...

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