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 Show Notes: Beer History with Erik Lars Myers

Author and brewmaster Erik Lars Myers joins us for a discussion on the history of beer, including its ties to the origins of agriculture and human civilization. See more »

Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2

 Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2

Part two of our annual roundup of unearthed news is a bit of a hodgepodg, including edible finds, art and letters and exhumations. See more »

Show Notes: Unearthed in 2016 Part 2

 Show Notes: Unearthed in 2016 Part 2

In the second half of our Unearthed! series for 2016, we talk about some finds that have set the historical record straight, a few things that are really big, exhumations, and debunkings, among others. See more »

Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1

 Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1

It's time to talk about all the things that were unearthed in 2016, recurrent things, things that are actually older than we thought, and shipwrecks. See more »

Show Notes: Unearthed in 2016 Part 1

 Show Notes: Unearthed in 2016 Part 1

In our annual Unearthed! tradition, we talk about some finds that seem like they happen every year, a lot of things that are older than we thought, and a pile of shipwrecks. See more »

Unearthed! Piltdown Man

 Unearthed! Piltdown Man

The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades. See more »

Show Notes: Piltdown Man

 Show Notes: Piltdown Man

The first of our Unearthed! episodes this season is a look at the Piltdown Man, one of the world's most infamous scientific hoaxes, following an August 2016 paper purporting to solve who did it. See more »

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Salem's History: So Much More Than Witch Stories

 Stuff You Missed in History Class: Salem's History: So Much More Than Witch Stories

Most people immediately think of the 1692 witch trials when they think of Salem, Massachusetts. But the town has a rich history far beyond those events, from its maritime and literary roots to some of the birth of the National Guard. See more »

Maccabean Revolt

 Maccabean Revolt

The uprising of the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire during the Hellenistic period is an integral part of the Hanukkah story. See more »

Show Notes: The Maccabean Revolt

 Show Notes: The Maccabean Revolt

The Maccabean Revolt is described as one of the first, if not the first, wars for religious freedom in human history, and it is the origin of the holiday of Hanukkah. See more »

The Krampus and Friends Holiday Special, Part 3

 The Krampus and Friends Holiday Special, Part 3

Last year's episodes on non-Santa holiday figures were so popular that this year, we're featuring Frau Perchta, Olentzero, Mari Lwyd and Ded Moroz. See more »

Show Notes: Krampus and Friends Part 3

 Show Notes: Krampus and Friends Part 3

We continue 2015's two-part series on Europe's other non-Santa holiday figures with a look at Frau Perchta, Mari Iwyd, Olentzero, and Ded Moroz and Snegurochka. See more »

Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions

 Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions

After she became a free woman, Belinda Sutton successfully petitioned for compensation for her years of enslaved labor. See more »

Show Notes: Belinda's Petition

 Show Notes: Belinda's Petition

Inspired by our trip to the Royall House & Slave Quarters, we're talking about Belinda Sutton and her petitions to be compensated for her enslavement to the Royall family. See more »

An Interview With Sears Historian Jerry Hancock

 An Interview With Sears Historian Jerry Hancock

Jerry joins Holly in the studio to talk about the historical significance of the building where HowStuffWorks is headquartered. See more »

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard

 Stuff You Missed in History Class: Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard

Tracy and Holly visit with Diana Loren and Patricia Capone of Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and take part in an active dig at Harvard Yard that's part of the school's undergraduate curriculum. See more »

Show Notes: Sears and Our HQ's History with Jerry Hancock

 Show Notes: Sears and Our HQ's History with Jerry Hancock

Holly talks to historian Jerry Hancock, who specializes in all things Sears history, about Sears lore and the historical significance of Ponce City Market, where our show is headquartered. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 2

 The Palmer Raids, Part 2

After WWI, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. were rounded up, many without cause or warrant, and kept in horrifying conditions. See more »

Show Notes: The Palmer Raids

 Show Notes: The Palmer Raids

In a two-part episode, we're looking at the Palmer Raids, which was a series of raids and investigations, conducted largely without warrants or due process, that named 60,000 people as suspects during the first Red Scare. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 1

 The Palmer Raids, Part 1

After WWI, there was a great deal of fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. See more »