Everything Is Awful Forever

Consuming Fashion

April 20, 2020 Philippa and Jess Episode 59
Everything Is Awful Forever
Consuming Fashion
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Everything Is Awful Forever
Consuming Fashion
Apr 20, 2020 Episode 59
Philippa and Jess

It's the mid 1850s and one thing is on everyone's lips (and perhaps their freshly laundered handkerchiefs): tuberculosis. Deadly, incurable, and oh so incredibly fashionable. 

Join Jess and Philippa as they look at what was then called "the white plague", "consumption", or even "graveyard cough" and how the Victorians cultivated its sickly pallor in order to give themselves a moral, intellectual - and above all trendy - glow.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Awfulforeverpodcast)

Show Notes

It's the mid 1850s and one thing is on everyone's lips (and perhaps their freshly laundered handkerchiefs): tuberculosis. Deadly, incurable, and oh so incredibly fashionable. 

Join Jess and Philippa as they look at what was then called "the white plague", "consumption", or even "graveyard cough" and how the Victorians cultivated its sickly pallor in order to give themselves a moral, intellectual - and above all trendy - glow.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Awfulforeverpodcast)