This time, Dr Emma and Janina examine a question close to the good doctor's heart, how did Christianity grow from such humble beginnings to become a dominant force in the world? How do religions spread? What did Christianity do differently? Featuring: Grumpy Jesus! 🙍♂️🕊️ Grumpy Paul! 👴 Constantine, The Chrissy Teigen of Rome! 👑 ♻️ NZ national anthem performed by Hayley Westenra.
This week, Emma and Janina take a deep dive into the bizarre world of Nazi pseudoscience and occultism. Did they really go all Indiana Jones and look for powerful holy relics? Featuring: Golden people who reproduce like flowers! 👨🌸 Operation Barbarossa - What were they thinking?!❄️💀 Flying saucers! Death rays! Anti-gravity machines! 👽🔫
Join Emma and Janina as they examine the stories of some real life, honest to goodness heroes you may never have heard of. Courage, bravery, grit, virtue, and general goodness, these fine people have got them in spades! Featuring: Daring diplomats! 👨⚖️ Superlative spies! 🕵️♀️ Fearless fashionistas! ✂️ Courageous cosmonauts! 👩🚀
This week, Emma and Janina tackle a particularly difficult question: Who is the most powerful person in history? Featuring: Enormous turbans! 👳♂️ Brutal conquest! ⚔️ A distinct lack of amusement! 👑 Chinese revolutionary history! 🇨🇳
This week, Emma and Janina are joined by our first ever guest, Dr Anna Scott, as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of the history of music! Featuring: Bone flutes (or wolf bites?)🦴🐺 Why are harpsichords so rubbish? 🎹 What's the least cool instrument?🤓 Mystical chanting and visions 🧞♀️ and much more! More from Anna: https://challengingperformance.com/interviews-recordings/anna-scott/ Synaulia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLXyBzMci0 Musica Romana:...
Emma and Janina answer a whole bunch of questions - like how bad did aristocratic inbreeding really get? Who had the sexiest facial hair of the American Civil War? And what's the weirdest shit people have pulled to appear attractive?
Join Emma and Janina as they attempt to unravel one of history's tricky questions: "Are the stories you hear of women dressing up to be soldiers true, and if so how did they get away with it?" Sources: Catherine Baker: https://twitter.com/richmondbridge/status/983619848973553664?s=09 Mark Stoyle. 2018.‘Give mee a Souldier's Coat’: Female Cross‐Dressing during the English Civil War. History 103 (354) pp. 5-26. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-229X.12542 Catherine Baker....
This week our question is: "When In Rome, What Did The Romans Do?" Join Emma and Janina as they take a closer look into the daily lives of Roman citizens, both at work and play. Featuring: Sad lions! 🦁 Seneca complaining about everything! 👴 Would you want to be buried with your colleagues? ☠️ Roman comedy! 🎤 Checking out your friends equipment in the bath! 🛀
Join Emma and Janina as they discuss their favourite/most maddening historical myths and misconceptions. Featuring! * Flat Earth! * Caligula and his horse! * New Zealand settlement myths! * Napoleon! * Armour! * Vikings!
This week, Emma and Janina have a go at unravelling one of the more tricky questions submitted by listeners: What's the deal with antipopes? "Habemus Papam/We Have A Pope": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Have_a_Pope_(film)
"Before Scott and Charlene tied the knot, did anyone marry for love?" Join Emma & Janina as they attempt to unravel the history of love marriages. This episode's book recommendation: Hild - Nicola Griffiths Other Books: Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage - Stephanie Coontz I Don’t: A Contrarian History of Marriage - Susan Squire Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation - Nancy F. Cott Sex, Marriage and and Family in World Religions - Don S. Browning Marriage, Sex and...
Join Dr Emma Southon and Janina Matthewson as they attempt to untangle one of history's big questions: What was world war one all about? British anti-German propaganda: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/intense-british-anti-german-propaganda.html?m=1 Stefan Zweig's The World Of Yesterday: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-world-of-yesterday/stefan-zweig/anthea-bell/9781906548674
Join Dr Emma Southon and Janina Matthewson as they examine the impact of Roman conquest, both on the conquered peoples and how we view Rome in the modern world. The tintinnabulum: https://goo.gl/rixVdN Monty Python: https://goo.gl/8ouUh3 Animated map of growth of the Roman Empire https://goo.gl/2vvRDV Pliny https://www.britannica.com/biography/Pliny-the-Elder