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 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world's most infamous incidents of unethical medical research. See more »

Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy

 Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy

Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn't start out particularly well. See more »

A Brief History of Foreign Food in the U.S.

 A Brief History of Foreign Food in the U.S.

One of the most diverse things about the U.S. is its food industry. But foods brought to the U.S. via immigration were initially viewed suspiciously. See more »

Three Nuclear Close Calls

 Three Nuclear Close Calls

There have been many moments in history when the world came perilously close to a full-scale nuclear war, due to false alarms or miscommunication. See more »

Prospect Park, Part 2

 Prospect Park, Part 2

In our second episode about Brooklyn's 150-year-old public park, we interview three guests about the park's history and restoration. See more »

Prospect Park, Part 1

 Prospect Park, Part 1

Brooklyn's massive public green space tells the historical story of its community. From an undeveloped tract of land, the space was developed to become an Olmsted and Vaux masterpiece. See more »

Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft

 Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft

Writer H.P. Lovecraft created worlds and stories that continue to be influential more than 80 years after his death. See more »

Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy

 Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy

There's really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing. See more »

Mongolian Princess Khutulun

 Mongolian Princess Khutulun

Khutulun's story is a little bit cloudy. It's many hundreds of years old, and accounts of her life involve both propaganda and an outsider’s view. See more »

Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him

 Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him

Jules Cotard was the first psychiatrist to write about the cluster of symptoms that would come to be called “Walking Corpse Syndrome.” But his work was unfinished, and left a great deal of room for debate about it among his colleagues. See more »

A Note on Dr. James Barry

 A Note on Dr. James Barry

We've received several requests for a podcast on Dr. James Barry, but the video prompting those requests has a number of issues. See more »

The New London School Explosion

 The New London School Explosion

This was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, the worst school disaster in U.S. history. See more »

The King's Evil and the Royal Touch

 The King's Evil and the Royal Touch

The practice of the monarch laying on hands to cure sick people lasted from the medieval period all the way to the 18th century in Britain and France. See more »

Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

 Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book 'Survivors Club.' See more »

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen

 Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen

For a very short time between Edward VI and Mary I, Lady Jane was, at least nominally, Queen of England and Ireland. See more »

Tracy and Holly at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan X, March 17 & 18 2017

 Tracy and Holly at Salt Lake Comic Con Fan X, March 17 & 18 2017

Tracy and Holly will be at Salt Lake Comic Con Fanx 2017 on march 17 and 18. Here are their schedules, so you can come out and say hello! See more »

John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry

 John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry

From his start as an apprentice to a nurseryman in London, John Kidwell would go on to catalyze the establishment of Hawaii’s pineapple industry. See more »

Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Gates joins Holly to talk about history's impact on our future, Black History Month, and his upcoming PBS series 'Africa's Great Civilizations.' See more »

Show Notes: Jamaica's Maroon Wars

 Show Notes: Jamaica's Maroon Wars

In the 18th century, Jamaica's Maroon population, made up of people who had escaped or been set free from enslavement, was at war with its white colonists and planters. See more »

Jamaica's Maroon Wars

 Jamaica's Maroon Wars

Maroons are Africans and people of African ancestry who escaped enslavement and established communities in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jamaica's Maroon communities clashed with British colonial government. See more »