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 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 »

Show Notes: The Bombing of the Atlanta Temple

 Show Notes: The Bombing of the Atlanta Temple

On October 12, 1958, Atlanta's Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, known locally as The Temple, was bombed by white supremacists. See more »

Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

 Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. See more »

Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 2

 Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 2

Under Executive Order 9066, anyone of Japanese American ancestry, whether a U.S. citizen or not, was removed to one of 10 camps constructed around the Western and Southern United States. See more »

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

After Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, people were incarcerated in inadequate and dehumanizing camps. See more »

Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 1

 Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 1

Although it made no specific mention of ancestry or nation of origin, Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. See more »

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. See more »

Show Notes: The Women's March on Versailles

 Show Notes: The Women's March on Versailles

Enraged by a massive food shortage and repeated incidents of waste among the royalty, in the early days of the French Revolution, Paris' women marched on Versailles. See more »