The Rabbit Hole Detectives

The Rabbit Hole Detectives

By Folding Pocket

Join Reverend Richard Coles, Dr Cat Jarman and Charles Spencer as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical

Episodes

The Rabbit Hole Detectives LIVE: Elvis's Northamptonshire Shoes

The gang are back with a very special LIVE episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives all the way from The Royal in Northampton where the audience, and not the Disembodied Voice, declares this week’s winner.  This week, Charles is hoping the powers of Thomas Becket will help him this week, as Cat brings the Vikings back to Northampton with Ælfgifu of Northampton, and Richard is hoping to win over the audience as he tackles the Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry.  Thank you so much to everyone who attended the first ever live episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and made it so special. And thank you to our friends at The Royal, as well as Fane.  Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/24·50m 47s

The Halo Problem

It’s the 50th episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again as they fall down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera. This week, Charles is flying high as he looks into the Wrights Brothers, Cat is hoping to be crowned the winner as she researches crowns, and Richard is wanting to pull ahead with his topic - cephalophores.  Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/24·51m 51s

Have Some Madeira M'Dear

It’s season four of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and Cat, Charles, and Richard are back down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera. This week, Richard is hoping to toast his success as he discusses Madeira wine, Charles is looking into the complicated character of Wernher von Braun, SS officer and pioneer of space travel, and Cat is looking to plant the seeds of success as she covers the hawthorn tree. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/24·51m 0s

Judged by a Group of Morris Dancers

Cat, Charles, and Richard are back again as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  This week on The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Richard is hoping he won’t have to pack his bags as he researches the history of luggage, Cat is looking into something ever so Scandinavian as she covers the Law of Jante, and Charles is hoping to hop, skip, and jump into the lead with his topic - Morris Dancing. Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  And there’s still a few tickets left for our live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/24·53m 5s

The Undercover Monk

Our terrific trio are back once again as they fall down yet another set of rabbit holes to uncover more killer facts and ephemera, and try and convince the Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Charles is paying tribute to what would have been his father’s 100th birthday by discussing his war experience, Cat has been busy reading as she talks about Agatha Christie, and the Rev is looking into the theft of relics.  Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  And there’s a handful of tickets left for the live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/24·51m 21s

Norse Gods on Ice Skates

In this week’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives our intrepid trio are back down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera.  This week, Richard is spending some time in the West End as he looks into English architect Frank Matcham, Charles is hoping for the seal of approval from the Disembodied Voice as he researches postage stamps, and Cat is looking to glide into first place as she discusses ice skating. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And there’s still a few tickets left for the live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/24·54m 3s

Walking Across Rotting Entrails

After a Christmas break, our intrepid trio are ready and raring to go for the latest episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, and the first of 2024! This week, Cat is staying in the world of the mythical with her topic, the unicorn, whilst Charles is looking back at the Black Death, and Richard is spending some time in Debtors’ Prison. Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  And there's still a few tickets left for the live show, so get them before they're gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/24·51m 54s

An Incident with a Crossbow at Christmas

Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again this week with a very festive edition of The Rabbit Hole Detectives.  This week, Charles is getting the popcorn out as he researches Christmas films, meanwhile Richard is looking into the history of pantomimes (“Oh yes he is”), and Cat is back in Scandinavia with her topic, the Nisse. Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com And there’s still a few tickets left for the live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives The gang will also be taking a short break over the festive period so the next episode will be on January 10, 2024. Wishing all our listeners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/23·54m 14s

Hermits at the Bottom of the Garden

Cat, Charles, and Richard are back again as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  This week, Richard is scratching his head as he looks into phrenology, meanwhile Cat is visualising a win as she investigates hallucinations, and Charles is having a bit of alone time as he researches the hermit.  Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  And there's still a few tickets left for our live show, so get them before they're gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/23·48m 35s

Tossing Blankets and Spotting Whales

Our terrific trio are back again as they fall down another set of rabbit holes to unearth killer facts and ephemera, and try and convince the Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Cat is looking into the rich history of the lobster, whilst Charles is practising his handshake as he gets acquainted with the Freemasons, and Richard has a spring in his step as he takes on the trampoline. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/23·50m 2s

A Spooky Moment with a Monk in Hoxne

In this week’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives our terrific trio are back down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera. This week, Charles is joined by a couple of guests as he looks into Laurel and Hardy, it’s hats off to Richard as he researches the fez, and Cat is back brushing shoulders with the Vikings as she covers Saint Edmund. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/23·50m 6s

Princess Victoria Kawēkiu Ka'iulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn

Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again as our intrepid trio chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  This week, Cat is hoping to strike the right balance with her subject…yoga, Charles is having a ball as he looks into debutantes in the UK and US, and Richard is in the Pacific Ocean looking into the 1893 Hawaiian Monarchy. Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/23·51m 36s

3,000 Miles on Roller Skates

We’re back again with another episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, as Cat, Charles and Richard are in search of more killer facts and ephemera, in an attempt to convince The Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Richard is uncovering all kinds of accidental discoveries, whilst Cat is on a roll as she looks into one of her past pastimes - roller derby, and Charles is heading into battle as he immerses himself in the world of the gladiator.  Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·45m 55s

The King Who Thought He Was Glass

We’re back with another episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives as Cat, Richard, and Charles fall down another set of rabbit holes to try and convince The Disembodied Voice to award them the win. On this week’s episode, Charles is looking into monarch nicknames, whilst Richard finds himself in New York with Typhoid Mary, and Cat is back in Scandinavia with the Greenland Norse. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/23·49m 11s

Ten Toes Covered in Curd

Our terrific trio are back again as they fall down yet another series of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera. In today's episode, Richard is looking into cursed families, Cat is presenting us with a raft of information on Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, and Charles is watching his back as he covers the Italian Mafia. Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/23·48m 21s

Pink Gin for Breakfast

Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again as our intrepid trio chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. This week, Cat is hoping to toast her win as she investigates cocktails, Charles has fallen down a rabbit hole and ended up on the seabed, as he looks into shipwrecks, and Richard finds himself in Preston with suffragette, Edith Rigby.  Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/23·51m 39s

Kippers at The Savoy

On today’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles, and Richard are back again to try and convince The Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Charles is waving hello to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the people that passed through, Richard is fishing for the win with a subject close to his heart - kippers, and Cat has been whiling away the hours looking into the history of calendars. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/23·51m 44s

A Kiss to the Troops

We’re back with another episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives as Cat, Richard, and Charles fall down another set of rabbit holes to uncover more killer facts and ephemera.  Today, Richard is journeying from East Sussex to Scotland to tell us all about St Kilda, Cat is uncovering the truth behind, exotic dancer turned spy, Mata Hari, and Charles is rubbing shoulders with the Bloomsbury Group.  Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/23·52m 18s

$200,000 and Four Parachutes

Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again as our intrepid trio investigate three more subjects in the hopes of convincing The Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Charles is searching high and low to uncover the truth behind a series of staged disappearances, Richard is dropping in from his tour to tell us about exorcisms, and Cat is hoping to slay this week as she finds out everything she can about dragons. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/23·46m 34s

Beware the Grapefruit Spoon

On this week’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, our intrepid trio are back once again to chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  Today, Cat is pulling back the curtain to reveal the truth behind a series of famous fakes, Charles has been polishing up on his knowledge of cutlery, and Richard, on his squeaky chair, is singing (again!) as he looks into national anthems. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/23·52m 37s

The A6 to the Garden of Eden

On today’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles, and Richard immerse themselves in three more subjects as they try and convince The Disembodied Voice to award them the win. This week, Richard is taking a trip to Bedford with the Panacea Society, it’s “off with his head” as Charles looks into the prisoners of the Tower of London, and strap yourself in as Cat takes on the backpack. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/23·50m 30s

Mods, Rockers, and Panic at the Seaside

Cat, Richard, and Charles are back together again as our terrific trio fall down yet another series of rabbit holes to find more killer facts and ephemera. In today’s episode, Charles is heading to 11th century Scotland in search of the real Macbeth, Richard is raising the alarm as he uncovers the origins of moral panics, and Cat is discussing a three year obsession - the Winchester Mortuary Chests. Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/rabbithole Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/23·49m 49s

A Very American Poison

It’s season three of the Rabbit Hole Detectives and Cat, Charles, and Richard are back to chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical, as well as bag the first win of the new season.  This week, Cat is dipping into the subject of lidos, Charles is sipping on a glass of something cool, as he looks into prohibition in the US, and Richard is practicing his Spanish with the Fallas in Valencia.  Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. If you like the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people find us.  EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/rabbithole Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/23·47m 14s

The Swan of Catania

In the final episode of the second series, our intrepid trio are once again attempting to uncover as much as they can about the origin stories of.....stuff. As usual they've each been given a topic and seven days in which to find out as much information - and as many weird and wonderful stories - as they possibly can. This week Richard is singing the Bel Canto, Cat is investigating surnames and Charles is delving into ordeals. It's nine victories apiece since the show launched, so who will get to the end of series two as the champion? Can they do enough to convince the Disembodied Voice to award them the ultimate victory? Don't forget, if you've a rabbit hole you'd like us to investigate, you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/23·47m 47s

The Circle of Fifths

On this week's episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles and Richard investigate three more subjects as they try to convince The Disembodied Voice to award them victory.  Richard has a taste for Synesthesia, Cat is trying to uncover who was behind the mystery of Piltdown Man, and it's Stand and Deliver time for Charles as he investigates highwaymen and their legends. Don't forget, if you have a rabbit hole you'd like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people to find us.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/23·52m 44s

Watching Train Movements in Belgium

Cat, Richard and Charles once again chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical as The Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects. This week Richard is singing - don't ask - and exploring British accents, Charles is going undercover with the secret service, and it's all aboard the Oseberg Ship with Cat. Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/23·52m 14s

The Great Irish Stroker

Cat, Richard and Charles once again chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical as The Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects.  This week, Charles is at the bottom of the garden with the fairies, Richard tries to bring everyone under his spell with a touch of hypnotism, and Cat keeps things fresh with fermented foods. Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/23·51m 36s

Auntie, Chavvie, and the Fantabulosa Fairy

On this week's episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles and Richard investigate three more subjects as they try to convince The Disembodied Voice to award them victory. Charles is hunting the history of defamation, throwing in some personal anecdotes along the way; Richard finds out more about the forgotten slang that is Polari; and Cat goes back to her childhood love of mummies to discover more about how and why mummification became so popular. Don't forget, if you have a rabbit hole you'd like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people to find us.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/23·51m 2s

Firing Blunderbusses From Balloons

Cat, Richard and Charles are back again as they attempt to uncover as much as they can about the origin stories of.....stuff. As usual they've each been given a topic and seven days in which to find out as much information - and as many weird and wonderful stories - as they possibly can. This week, Richard is heading to Westminster Abbey, Charles is taking on duelling and Cat is getting to the bottom of the cup that is the story of coffee. Can they do enough to convince the Disembodied Voice to award them the victory? Don't forget, if you've a rabbit hole you'd like us to investigate, you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/23·53m 28s

President Eisenhower's Bridge Night

Cat, Richard and Charles are back chasing the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical our trio of Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects.  In this week's edition Richard traces the history of AIDS and HIV, Charles looks at card games and Cat is brushing up on toothpaste. Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/23·50m 27s

A High Velocity Dirty Protest

Once again our intrepid trio are off down their various rabbit holes as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. This week Charles is trying to stay awake from jet lag, Richard is looking dapper in black tie, and Cat is finding out about dogs with jobs. But as usual, they’re all over the map as one fact leads to another anecdote and before you know it, they’re in a whole different realm.  Don’t forget, you can send us an email at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com and please do leave us a review as it helps others to find us when they’re searching for something to listen to.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/23·51m 3s

The Red Sky Over Coventry

On this week's edition of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, our intrepid trio investigate three more subjects as they attempt to tell the stories of......stuff. This week Richard is off in search of Saint Paul, Cat is making notes in her commonplace book, and Charles has gone all Alan Turing with secret codes and ciphers. Don't forget you can send us an email if you’d like to suggest a topic - rabbitholedetectives@gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/23·52m 59s

A Very Nasty Cannonball Incident

This week our intrepid trio are off down their various rabbit holes as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. Richard is in search of the origin stories of condiments, whilst Cat digs into the Viking Army’s arrival in Wiltshire. And as for Charles, he’s hunting the great one eyed warriors of history. But as usual, they’re all over the map as one fact leads to another anecdote and before you know it, they’re in a whole different realm.  Don’t forget, you can send us an email at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com and please do leave us a review as it helps others to find us when they’re searching for something to listen to.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/23·45m 35s

Ostentate on the Dinner Plate

The gang are back with another episode having spent a week disappearing down their respective rabbit holes, bringing the very finest facts, stories, pieces of weird and wonderful ephemera and even the occasional bon mot to the studio. Don't forget, if you have a rabbit hole you'd like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people to find us.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/23·45m 19s

The Downing of the Night Witches

On this week's episode the team have decamped to Wiltshire but are no less hungry for the victory as they continue to chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. And despite being laser focused on their specialist subjects, it doesn't stop them falling down some fairly weird and wonderful rabbit holes on along the way. Don't forget, if you have a rabbit hole you'd like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people to find us.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/23·50m 43s

A Cheetah With a Dog Collar

Cat, Richard and Charles are back once again as they attempt to uncover as much as they can about the origin stories of.....stuff. As always, they've each been given a topic and seven days in which to find out as much information, and as many weird and wonderful stories as they possibly can. But with Richard still on holiday, will he be lagging behind? Or can he convince the Disembodied Voice to award him the victory? Don't forget, if you've a rabbit hole you'd like us to investigate, you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. Oh, and please do leave us a review! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/23·51m 0s

The Standby Butler

Richard is on holiday this week so joins Cat and Charles on location from Scotland. But has the break from being a National Trinket afforded him extra time to investigate his specialist subject? Can he get one over on his fellow Rabbit Holers and persuade the Disembodied Voice to award him the victory? You're one click away from finding out. Don't forget, if you'd like to suggest a topic for discussion you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/23·49m 34s

The Treasure Committee

Cat, Richard and Charles once again chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical as The Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects.  In this week's edition the trio try to illuminate three new worlds in a bid to bring them to life and convince the Disembodied Voice that they should be this week's champion. Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/23·50m 1s

Catching Tiny Songbirds in Nets

On this week's episode, Cat, Charles and Richard are chasing the sweet smell of victory with three shiny new subjects. However, it doesn't take them long to dive off into various different worlds - full of the sorts of chimerical attempts that the trio are renowned for. Welcome to Catching Tiny Songbirds in Nets. And don't forget, if you'd like to send us a subject you'd like us to investigate, then you can email: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/23·48m 29s

Lady and the Free Falling Skydiver

Cat, Richard and Charles once again chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical as the Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects.  As usual they're all over the map as they vie for warm glow of victory handed down by the Disembodied Voice.   Don't forget, if you'd like to put forward a topic then you can email the show: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/23·50m 26s

The Extraordinary Viciousness of Crocodiles

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested to the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered, is extremely hard to get out of? If so, you've come to the right place.  In this week's episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles investigate three more subjects - which invariably lead into myriad different stories which head off down all sorts of weird and wonderful pathways - as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  Don't forget, you can send us an email at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com if there are any subjects you'd like us to investigate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/23·50m 21s

Bona to Vada Your Dolly Old Eek

On this week's episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles and Richard are set three more subjects to investigate, reappearing in the studio brim full of facts and wild ephemera. From Lower Manhattan in the 1800's to Revolutionary France, ghosts, strange inscriptions and long drops, the trio attempt to uncover as much as they can about the history of stuff. Don't forget, if you have a rabbit hole you'd like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review as it helps other people to find us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/23·50m 34s

Practicing Cannon Fire in the Park

Cat, Richard and Charles are back for season two of The Rabbit Hole Detectives as the trio attempt to uncover as much as they can about the origin stories of stuff. Each week they're given individual topics, told to disappear into the lab and not to come back until they've secured as many weird and wonderful stories as they possibly can. This week they deliver on all fronts as they tickle the ivories of history. But who will be coronated champion? Don't forget, if you've a rabbit hole you'd like us to investigate, you can email us at rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com. And please leave us a review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/23·48m 32s

The Parrot-Shaped Handle

As season one draws to a close, Cat, Richard and Charles once again chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical as our trio of Rabbit Hole Detectives head off down yet more strange pathways in search of killer facts and wonderful pieces of ephemera with their chosen subjects. Who will end up the victor and take home the coveted golden magnifying glass as champion of the first series? And fear not: season one will roll gently into season two with nary a gap! So we’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/23·49m 10s

A Poultice of Pigeon Droppings

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested to the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered, is extremely hard to get out of?  It might be Tokyo or The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, or golf clubs, the Tour of Flanders, kissing gates or Miles Davis. But the more you look, the further down the Rabbit Hole you go……..if so, you’ve very much come to the right place.  In episode eight of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles set off with three more specialist subjects but soon veer into pastures weird and wonderful as they try to persuade the Disembodied Voice to proclaim them the victor by showing off their knowledge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/23·51m 11s

Where Can I Park My Longship

In the sixth episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Charles and Richard are set three more topics and have to reveal as much information as they can about their subjects.  But of course, that doesn't stop them from meandering down pathways no-one saw coming as they dig through their stories in a bid to convince the disembodied voice to award them the victory.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/23·49m 27s

The Shah of Iran in a Power Shower

In the fifth episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles investigate three more subjects on their magical mystery tour of stuff. As usual the trio end up all over the map as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  Don't forget to write a review, as well as leaving us your ideas for possible rabbit holes you'd like the team to fall down in series two.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/23·50m 13s

Intel for Murder Weapons

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered is extremely hard to get out of?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  In episode four of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles investigate three more subjects as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical, disappearing off on more journeys to mine the infinite trivia of human experience.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/23·47m 32s

It's Just a Place Near Tring

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered is extremely hard to get out of?  If so, you’ve come to the right place. And we don't mean Tring!  In episode three of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles investigate three more subjects, but as usual, end up all over the map as they tumble down weird and wonderful pathways chasing the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/23·49m 40s

As Sandra Bullock Found

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested to the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered, is extremely hard to get out of? If so, you've come to the right place.  In episode two of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Cat, Richard and Charles investigate three more subjects - which invariably lead into myriad different stories which head off down all sorts of weird and wonderful pathways - as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/23·50m 6s

Obliteration of the Sparrows

Have you ever briefly looked something up and found yourself interested to the point of distraction, passing into some realm that, once entered, is extremely hard to get out of?  It might be Japan or tennis or Spanish enclaves or Peppa Pig or tax law or Alfred Hitchcock, but the more you look, the further down the Rabbit Hole you go……..if so, you’ve come to the right place.  Welcome to episode one of The Rabbit Hole Detectives, a podcast where Dr Cat Jarman, Richard Coles, and Charles Spencer chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. Each episode they set one another the task of finding out as much as they can about a particular subject to present a comprehensive understanding of the origin stories of……stuff. Forensically researched, beautifully observed, and using vast historical knowledge, each episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives leans in to intelligent conversation and personal anecdote to leave you the listener, extremely distracted. After all, everything has a history. It just depends on how far down the rabbit hole you’re prepared to go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/23·49m 4s

Trailer

Ahead of the launch of The Rabbit Hole Detectives on February 22nd, a taster of what to expect from the team over the coming weeks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/23·4m 3s
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