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Show Notes: Great Zimbabwe

 Show Notes: Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is the largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa, and from the 11th through 15th centuries, it was a bustling city and a thriving trading hub. See more »

Show Notes: Maria Montessori

 Show Notes: Maria Montessori

In the early 20th century, Maria Montessori created a method for education that combined psychology, anthropology, physiology and multiple other disciplines, which exists in thousands of schools today. See more »

Show Notes: Edmonia Lewis

 Show Notes: Edmonia Lewis

Born in the 1840s, Edmonia Lewis became the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to find renown as a sculptor. See more »

Show Notes: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

 Show Notes: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

After witnessing the horrors of wartime injuries and the strain they placed on local communities, Henry Dunant became part of the committee of five that would establish the International Committee of the Red Cross. See more »

Show Notes: Beer History with Erik Lars Myers

 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »