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History Podcasts

Dive into the most unbelievable pages of history.

Dive into the most unbelievable pages of history.

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United States

Description:

Dive into the most unbelievable pages of history.

Language:

English


Episodes

Special Effects in Medieval Theater

4/6/2022
Medieval theater created a spectacle for the eyes, and everyone in town had a part! Some of these effects were disgusting. Some were inspired. But, no matter what, the theater was always an unforgettable experience. Today I've invited a few theater experts to help us explore the tricks of the medieval stage!

Duration:00:50:44

The Amazing (and true) Story of Saint Patrick

3/11/2022
When you get past the shamrocks and tall tales, Patrick turns out to be one of the most admirable people in all of history.

Duration:00:26:07

Did Captain Cook Have a God Complex?

2/13/2022
On Valentine's Day in 1779, Captain Cook's violent ways finally caught up to him. But it might have been avoided if he'd thought just a little bit less of himself. This episode is indebted to the work of Dr. Shino Konishi of The University of Western Australia because of her excellent article on Cook's punishments, which you can read...

Duration:00:08:47

The People Who ate Mummies

1/20/2022
Shouldn't museums have more mummies? And what happened to all those mummified cats? The truth is...hard to swallow.

Duration:00:13:46

Who Invented the Unicorn?

12/5/2021
A mistranslation here, a dead whale there, and, just like that, a legend is born.

Duration:00:15:46

The Guy Fawkes You Never Knew

11/4/2021
There's a lot more to the Guy Fawkes story than anarchy and wooden masks.

Duration:00:18:06

I Saw the (Marfa) Light - Part 2!

10/30/2021
Now that I'd investigated the legend of the Marfa Lights, it was time to take a look for myself. I was blown away.

Duration:00:12:11

I Saw the (Marfa) Light!

10/29/2021
All my life I've heard stories about the Marfa Lights, but I never could tell what to make of them. Naturally, I was excited to take the trip and finally see this mystery for myself.

Duration:00:10:24

How to Kill a Vampire (In the Middle Ages)

10/23/2021
Today we'll look at a few more medieval vampires (including the Dog Priest of Melrose Monastery and the Hellhound of Castle Anantis) and learn the best way to kill them (should you find yourself traveling through time need to defend yourself against monsters), and then a word about why I think these monster stories are more than just campy folklore. #paranormal #vampire #history #medieval

Duration:00:15:30

England’s First Vampire

10/13/2021
The vampire myth took centuries to form, and this story from Medieval England just might have been the start of it. #paranormal #vampire #history #medieval

Duration:00:12:45