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Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and story...Show More
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#53 Interview with Egyptologist Colleen Darnell

41:48 | Jul 9th

Mummies, hieroglyphs, pyramids, vintage fashion; this episode has it all! This interview with egyptologist Colleen Darnell is a delightful grab-bag of Egyptian history that might challenge many of your deeply held misconceptions about ancient Egypt. ...Show More
#52 [MiniStorium] Bad Luck

35:12 | Jun 20th

History is full of moments of misfortune, irony, or just plain ol’ bad luck. This episode contains eight mini-stories about the times where things went from bad to worse. Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @HistoriumPod Instagram: @historiump...Show More
#51 The Ghosts of Notre Dame

30:42 | May 24th

On April 15th, 2019, the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral caught fire. Horrified Parisians watched from the banks of the Seine, with millions joining them online – all devastated by the tragic loss of history. This episode is devoted to story of 800 yea...Show More
#50 Interview with Dirk Langeveld, author of The Artful Dodger

41:58 | Apr 16th

The story of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll has everything I'm looking for when looking for topics: A wild ride full of twists, turns, and downright unbelievable moments. In this episode, I interview author Dirk Langeveld, author of The Artful Dodger: The...Show More
#49 Dead Reckoning

15:21 | Apr 1st

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @HistoriumPod Instagram: @historiumpodcast Donate: patreon.com/historium Music: -Walzer Fur Robert by Anne Muller -Cedarsmoke by Sea Wolf -Fantasia by Vaugh...Show More
#48 The Pinball Wizard

18:52 | Mar 19th

Due to its connections to slot machines, pinball was persecuted as a perceived means of gambling throughout the middle of the twentieth century. But in the 1970s, a hero arose to defend the fact that pinball was a game of skill, not a game of chance....Show More
#47 Wreck of the Batavia

36:17 | Feb 19th

In October 1628, the Dutch East India Company’s flagship, the Batavia, set sail from the Netherlands to the East Indies on her maiden voyage, with a cargo that included vast amounts of jewels and coins. The ill-fated voyage encountered mutiny, tortur...Show More
#46 Interview with Peter Stark, author of Young Washington

57:12 | Jan 17th

George Washington is a towering figure in American history. But he wasn’t always, and his origin story is far more interesting than you may think. This episode is an interview with Peter Stark, author of Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forge...Show More
#45 Ballroom Blitz

06:44 | Dec 31st, 2018

New Years Eve, 1922. Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @HistoriumPod Instagram: @historiumpodcast Donate: patreon.com/historium Music: -Andromeda by Chris McGregor -In the Mood by Glenn Miller -Union Special by Chris McGregor -Fight...Show More
#44 Dungeons & Dragons and The Satanic Panic

26:36 | Dec 13th, 2018

In the 1980s, several controversies surrounding a popular role playing game promptly set off a moral panic. This is the story of Dungeons & Dragons and how an innocent tabletop RPG was caught in the crossfire of moral outrage and religious fundamenta...Show More
#43 The Harlem Hellfighters

26:17 | Nov 19th, 2018

The so-called “War to End All Wars” ended 100 years ago this month. In this episode, we’ll follow the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment known as the “Harlem Hellfighters” through the horrors of trench warfare, and through their struggle for equality....Show More
#42 The Great Grave Robbery

23:19 | Oct 30th, 2018

In a tale involving ancient Egyptians, grave robbers, crafty charlatans, and European aristocracy, we'll explore burial rites, desecration, and what they reveal about relationship with how we treat our dead. Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: ...Show More
#41 The Island Lost in Time

18:31 | Oct 10th, 2018

Occasionally, people will find tribes of humans that have not had contact with the modern world. In this episode we explore one such tribe from North Sentinel Island, then look at why lost tribes fascinate us and question if they’re really "lost" at ...Show More
#40 Operation Valkyrie

29:45 | Sep 18th, 2018

When thinking of Nazi Germany, it’s easy to think of the subjects and victims as mere lambs to the slaughter. However, many groups of people resisted in various ways. One of these groups worked within the Nazi administration to try and bring abou...Show More
#39 The Long Friday

14:05 | Aug 22nd, 2018

In 1975, women were still in the process of breaking out of the domestic bubble and into politics and the modern workforce. But in Iceland, one event that year changed everything… Follow Historium on social media: Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast T...Show More
#38 Green Hell

22:22 | Aug 9th, 2018

The Amazon River Basin contains some of the most treacherous, uncharted land on the planet and in the early 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into this ‘green hell’ in search of a personal obsession of his despite impossible odds....Show More
#37 Landmark

23:26 | Jul 21st, 2018

Despite the international slave trade being very much illegal in 1839, slaves were still taken from Africa quite frequently. This is the story of slaves who rose up in rebellion and a landmark court case challenging the thin line between slavery and ...Show More
#36 [MiniStorium] Animals Part III

27:00 | Jul 5th, 2018

Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. This episode is the third and final part of a series of mini stories all about or relating to animals. Follow Historium on social media: Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @Historiu...Show More
#35 [MiniStorium] Animals Part II

21:58 | Jun 21st, 2018

Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. This episode is the second part of a series of mini stories all about or relating to animals. Follow Historium on social media: Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @HistoriumPod Ins...Show More
#34 [MiniStorium] Animals Part I

23:24 | Jun 5th, 2018

Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. This episode is the first part of a three-part series of mini-stories all about or relating to animals. Follow Historium on social media: Facebook: @HistoriumPodcast Twitter: @Histori...Show More
#33 Miracle on the Mississippi

23:36 | May 9th, 2018

In American history, the War of 1812 is often the forgotten war between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. But that little war, especially the final battle, has a profound effect on US history. This episode we dive into the Battle of New Orlean...Show More
#32 The Greatest Tragedy in History

24:07 | Apr 26th, 2018

Long ago, a group of people attempted to collect and store every piece of human knowledge on the planet in a single place. In this episode, you’ll take a tour of the great Library of Alexandria, and learn how its rise and fall deeply affected both th...Show More
#31 [MiniStorium] The Republic Remains

21:00 | Apr 10th, 2018

The entirety of the American democratic republic really relies on one thing: The peaceful transfer of power. And when that occurs two beautiful things happen: An chosen citizen suddenly becomes the leader of the country, while the leader of the count...Show More
#30 The Cages of Münster

44:31 | Mar 27th, 2018

In 1534, radical communistic Anabaptists who believed it was the end of the world, took control of the city of Münster in Northern Germany. It only gets stranger from there… Music: -Mindhunter by Jason Hill -Germany Theme by Geoff Knorr -Fo...Show More
#29 The Last of His Kind

29:37 | Mar 6th, 2018

In 1911, a lone native American walked out of the California wilderness and in to a strange new world. This is a story of Ishi, the last of the Yahi tribe. Music: -Pfeifferhorn by OK Ikumi -The Birds Are Singing at Night by Lord Huron -Shoshon...Show More
#28 New Blue

16:15 | Feb 16th, 2018

Has the sky always been blue? It seems like a ridiculous thought. But there may be more to the question than meets the eye. From sapphires to blue jeans, this week's Historium digs deep into the history of the color blue. Music: -Keetley by OK...Show More
#27 Bittersweet Liberty

48:49 | Feb 1st, 2018

This episode is all about a revolution that doesn’t get much press: The Haitian Revolution. The largest slave uprising in history is full of twists and turns and tales of horrific slaughter. For the first time, Historium explores not just a peek into...Show More
#26 A Caesar’s Ransom

09:53 | Jan 12th, 2018

In 75 BC a young Julius Caesar was captured by pirates and his time in captivity was anything but normal. Music: -Pfeifferhorn by OK Ikumi -Rome Theme by Roland Rizzo -The Might of Rome by Hans Zimmer -Baer by Hildur Guonadottir
#25 The Lost Colony

19:31 | Nov 21st, 2017

In 1587, the English established their first permanent colony in the New World. And then it disappeared. In this epsiode of Historium we take a deep dive into one of America’s oldest and most famous cold cases: The lost colony of Roanoke. Music: ...Show More
#24 The Horror at Highgate

12:30 | Oct 31st, 2017

This episode we explore the hauntings at London’s overgrown Highgate Cemetery. Ghosts, vampires, and satanic cultists: What more could you ask for in this Halloween episode of Historium.
#23 Cher Ami

16:09 | Oct 10th, 2017

Carrier pigeons are some of the most unsung heroes of the First World War and this is the story of one of the most determined, heroic pigeons of all time. Her name is Cher Ami. Music: -Hypocrite by Jean-Michel Blais and CFCF -Beyond the Milk ...Show More
#22 The Battle of Blair Mountain

16:26 | Sep 19th, 2017

In 1921, West Virginia coal miners, fed up with the state of affairs, took up arms against the corrupt coal companies of their state. Their frustrations culminated in the Battle of Blair Mountain which was and still is the biggest armed uprising in t...Show More
#21 [MiniStorium] Stories of the Sea

36:38 | Sep 8th, 2017

Welcome to the first of the MiniStorium episodes: Humans have always been inextricably connected to the ocean. This epsiode contains 9 smaller tales all on the topic of the sea. Story topics, in order: Message in a Bottle, Battle of Den Helder, Mi...Show More
#21 [MiniStorium] Stories of the Sea

36:38 | Sep 8th, 2017

Welcome to the first of the MiniStorium episodes: Humans have always been inextricably connected to the ocean. This epsiode contains 9 smaller tales all on the topic of the sea. Story topics, in order: Message in a Bottle, Battle of Den Helder, Mi...Show More
#20 The Great Emu War

11:04 | Aug 22nd, 2017

In 1932, Australia declared war on Emus in one of the strangest conflicts in modern history. Oh... and did I mention they lost?   Music: -Heights by OK Ikumi -Australian Theme by Banjo Paterson -The Good Pivot by Brocker Way -Sunflower R...Show More
#20 The Great Emu War

11:04 | Aug 22nd, 2017

In 1932, Australia declared war on Emus in one of the strangest conflicts in modern history. Oh... and did I mention they lost?   Music: -Heights by OK Ikumi -Australian Theme by Banjo Paterson -The Good Pivot by Brocker Way -Sunflower R...Show More
#19 The Conquered Conquistador

13:43 | Aug 5th, 2017

The Spanish conquest of Mexico is a tale of brutality and subjugation. In this episode we look into the lives of two Spaniards and see their response to the massive clashing of two cultures. Shipwrecks, cannibalism, alligators, and a Dances with W...Show More
#19 The Conquered Conquistador

13:43 | Aug 5th, 2017

The Spanish conquest of Mexico is a tale of brutality and subjugation. In this episode we look into the lives of two Spaniards and see their response to the massive clashing of two cultures. Shipwrecks, cannibalism, alligators, and a Dances with W...Show More
Historium #18: The Forgotten Father

23:08 | Jul 21st, 2017

Joseph Warren was a prominent physician, orator, soldier, and politician in the early days of the American Revolution. So, why haven't we heard of him? In this episode we explore the forgotten founding father, Joseph Warren, and why luck probably h...Show More
#18 The Forgotten Father

23:08 | Jul 20th, 2017

Joseph Warren was a prominent physician, orator, soldier, and politician in the early days of the American Revolution. So, why haven't we heard of him? In this episode we explore the forgotten founding father, Joseph Warren, and why luck probab...Show More
#18 The Forgotten Father

23:08 | Jul 20th, 2017

Joseph Warren was a prominent physician, orator, soldier, and politician in the early days of the American Revolution. So, why haven't we heard of him? In this episode we explore the forgotten founding father, Joseph Warren, and why luck probab...Show More
Historium #17: We Few

07:43 | Jul 8th, 2017

Over the course of history, human beings have come to dominate the entire earth. But there was a time when our species was on the brink of extinction. And there's a little super-volcano named Toba to blame. Music: -A Softer World by Luke Howard -Fog...Show More
#17 We Few

07:43 | Jul 7th, 2017

Over the course of history, human beings have come to dominate the entire earth. But there was a time when our species was on the brink of extinction. And there's a little super-volcano named Toba to blame. Music: -A Softer World by Luke Howa...Show More
#17 We Few

07:43 | Jul 7th, 2017

Over the course of history, human beings have come to dominate the entire earth. But there was a time when our species was on the brink of extinction. And there's a little super-volcano named Toba to blame. Music: -A Softer World by Luke Howa...Show More
#16 The Chemistry of Morality (or the Morality of Chemistry)

16:54 | Jun 22nd, 2017

There is absolutely no question that Fritz Haber was a genius. Whether he was a good person or not… Well, that’s up for debate. In this episode of Historium, we explore the character of German chemist Fritz Haber, who is truly a conundrum of human...Show More
#16 The Chemistry of Morality (or the Morality of Chemistry)

16:54 | Jun 22nd, 2017

There is absolutely no question that Fritz Haber was a genius. Whether he was a good person or not… Well, that’s up for debate. In this episode of Historium, we explore the character of German chemist Fritz Haber, who is truly a conundrum of human...Show More
Historium #16: The Chemistry of Morality (Or The Morality of Chemistry)

16:54 | Jun 22nd, 2017

There is absolutely no question that Fritz Haber was a genius. Whether he was a good person or not… Well, that’s up for debate.   In this episode of Historium, we explore the character of German chemist Fritz Haber, who is truly a conundrum of human...Show More
Historium #15: Almost Home

28:27 | May 7th, 2017

On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas just 16 minutes from touchdown. The disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts and changed the course of human space flight. This episode is dedicated to those seven astron...Show More
#15 Almost Home

28:27 | May 6th, 2017

On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas just 16 minutes from touchdown. The disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts and changed the course of human space flight. This episode is dedicated to those seven astrona...Show More
#15 Almost Home

28:27 | May 6th, 2017

On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas just 16 minutes from touchdown. The disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts and changed the course of human space flight. This episode is dedicated to those seven astrona...Show More
Historium #14: Lost and Found (The Prestige)

09:45 | Apr 21st, 2017

Bobby Dunbar disappeared in 1912, prompting a nationwide search and keeping Americans’ eyes glued to their newspapers for months. But ghosts and a late discovery haunt the case to this day... Music: -Song for Bob by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis -Melan...Show More
#14 Lost & Found (The Prestige)

09:45 | Apr 21st, 2017

Bobby Dunbar disappeared in 1912, prompting a nationwide search and keeping Americans’ eyes glued to their newspapers for months. But ghosts and a late discovery haunt the case to this day... Music: -Song for Bob by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis ...Show More
#14 Lost & Found (The Prestige)

09:45 | Apr 21st, 2017

Bobby Dunbar disappeared in 1912, prompting a nationwide search and keeping Americans’ eyes glued to their newspapers for months. But ghosts and a late discovery haunt the case to this day... Music: -Song for Bob by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis ...Show More
Historium #13: Wealth Beyond Measure

13:18 | Apr 8th, 2017

Who do you think was the richest person to ever live? Bill Gates? John D. Rockefeller? Scrooge McDuck? When Europe was in the depths of the dark ages, Mansa Musa Keita led the Mali Empire through a time of tremendous prosperity. And he collected a ...Show More
#13 Wealth Beyond Measure

13:18 | Apr 8th, 2017

Who do you think was the richest person to ever live? Bill Gates? John D. Rockefeller? Scrooge McDuck? When Europe was in the depths of the dark ages, Mansa Musa Keita led the Mali Empire through a time of tremendous prosperity. And he coll...Show More
#13 Wealth Beyond Measure

13:18 | Apr 8th, 2017

Who do you think was the richest person to ever live? Bill Gates? John D. Rockefeller? Scrooge McDuck? When Europe was in the depths of the dark ages, Mansa Musa Keita led the Mali Empire through a time of tremendous prosperity. And he coll...Show More
#12 Dark Tide

13:42 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The Boston Molasses Flood sounds like something straight out of the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. But it was much, much less fun than it sounds. This episode was created with help from Stephen Puleo's book, also called Dark Tide. Musi...Show More
#12 Dark Tide

13:42 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The Boston Molasses Flood sounds like something straight out of the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. But it was much, much less fun than it sounds. This episode was created with help from Stephen Puleo's book, also called Dark Tide. Musi...Show More
Historium #12: Dark Tide

13:41 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The Boston Molasses Flood sounds like something straight out of the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. But it was much, much less fun than it sounds. This episode was created with help from Stephen Puleo's book, also called Dark Tide. Produced...Show More
Historium #11: Almost a Thousand (NSFW)

14:15 | Mar 3rd, 2017

This episode we explore the tale of the most successful (read: horrible) serial killer of all time. A highway robber who lived in an abandoned mine, Christman Genipperteinga was an example of a true psychopath, who reminds us that, sometimes, the rea...Show More
#11 Almost a Thousand (NSFW)

14:16 | Mar 2nd, 2017

WARNING: This episode contains incredibly gruesome details that are not for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned... This episode we explore the tale of the most successful (read: horrible) serial killer of all time. A highway robber who li...Show More
#11 Almost a Thousand (NSFW)

14:16 | Mar 2nd, 2017

WARNING: This episode contains incredibly gruesome details that are not for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned... This episode we explore the tale of the most successful (read: horrible) serial killer of all time. A highway robber who li...Show More
Historium #10: The Balloon Bomb

15:43 | Feb 18th, 2017

During World War 2, Bly was a small logging community in south central Oregon. No one expected it to be ground zero for the only fatal attack on continental U.S. soil during World War 2. This episode we explore the first use of an intercontinental we...Show More
#10 The Balloon Bomb

15:44 | Feb 17th, 2017

During World War 2, Bly was a small logging community in south central Oregon. No one expected it to be ground zero for the only fatal attack on continental U.S. soil during World War 2. In this episode, we explore the first use of an intercontine...Show More
#10 The Balloon Bomb

15:44 | Feb 17th, 2017

During World War 2, Bly was a small logging community in south central Oregon. No one expected it to be ground zero for the only fatal attack on continental U.S. soil during World War 2. In this episode, we explore the first use of an intercontine...Show More
Historium #9: Fumes and Fate

16:24 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Since the dawn of time, seeing the future has always been in high demand. Predicting when rain would come, or when an enemy would attack could be the difference between life and death. The most famous temple in all of Greece was the Oracle of Delphi,...Show More
#09 Fumes & Fate

16:25 | Feb 1st, 2017

Since the dawn of time, seeing the future has always been in high demand. Predicting when rain would come, or when an enemy would attack could be the difference between life and death. The most famous temple in all of Greece was the Oracle of Delphi,...Show More
#09 Fumes & Fate

16:25 | Feb 1st, 2017

Since the dawn of time, seeing the future has always been in high demand. Predicting when rain would come, or when an enemy would attack could be the difference between life and death. The most famous temple in all of Greece was the Oracle of Delphi,...Show More
#08 Jailbreak

18:32 | Jan 19th, 2017

The escape-proof island prison, Alcatraz State Penitentiary, was open from 1934 to 1963. During that time there were 14 escape attempts. All of them failed. Except maybe one. Music: -Night by Ludovico Einaudi -Juve and Fandor by amiina -P...Show More
#08 Jailbreak

18:32 | Jan 19th, 2017

The escape-proof island prison, Alcatraz State Penitentiary, was open from 1934 to 1963. During that time there were 14 escape attempts. All of them failed. Except maybe one. Music: -Night by Ludovico Einaudi -Juve and Fandor by amiina -P...Show More
Historium #8: Jailbreak

18:32 | Jan 19th, 2017

The escape-proof island prison, Alcatraz State Penitentiary, was open from 1934 to 1963. During that time there were 14 escape attempts. All of them failed. Except maybe one. Music: -Night by Ludovico Einaudi -Juve and Fandor by amiina -Paddington...Show More
Historium #7: The Christmas Truce

11:06 | Dec 15th, 2016

In 1914, German and English soldiers unofficially decided that there would be no fighting Christmas day. They met to trade cigarettes and swap stories in no man's land, defying its very name. It turns out no country has a monopoly on Christmas chee...Show More
#07 The Christmas Truce

11:06 | Dec 14th, 2016

In 1914, German and English soldiers unofficially decided that there would be no fighting Christmas day. They met to trade cigarettes and swap stories in no man's land, defying its very name. It turns out no country has a monopoly on Christmas che...Show More
#07 The Christmas Truce

11:06 | Dec 14th, 2016

In 1914, German and English soldiers unofficially decided that there would be no fighting Christmas day. They met to trade cigarettes and swap stories in no man's land, defying its very name. It turns out no country has a monopoly on Christmas che...Show More
Historium #6: The Pirate Queen

10:52 | Dec 7th, 2016

We’ve all heard of Blackbeard and Sir Francis Drake, but the most successful pirate in human history somehow seems to get no press at all. And she (yes, she!) was ruthless. This episode is dedicated to my pirate-loving fiancé, Morgan. Music: -A Th...Show More
#06 The Pirate Queen

10:53 | Dec 7th, 2016

We’ve all heard of Blackbeard and Sir Francis Drake, but the most successful pirate in human history somehow seems to get no press at all. And she (yes, she!) was ruthless. This episode is dedicated to my pirate-loving fiancé, Morgan. Music:...Show More
#06 The Pirate Queen

10:53 | Dec 7th, 2016

We’ve all heard of Blackbeard and Sir Francis Drake, but the most successful pirate in human history somehow seems to get no press at all. And she (yes, she!) was ruthless. This episode is dedicated to my pirate-loving fiancé, Morgan. Music:...Show More
Historium #5: Mad Jack Churchill

15:00 | Nov 27th, 2016

In World War II, a British Commando by the name of Jack Churchill ran into combat wielding a bow and arrow and a sword. It's fairly easy to see how he got his nickname... Music: -Revisiting Normandy by John Williams -So Long, Lonesome by Explosions...Show More
#05 Mad Jack Churchill

15:00 | Nov 26th, 2016

In World War II, a British Commando by the name of Jack Churchill ran into combat wielding a bow and arrow and a sword. It's fairly easy to see how he got his nickname... Music: -Revisiting Normandy by John Williams -So Long, Lonesome by Ex...Show More
#05 Mad Jack Churchill

15:00 | Nov 26th, 2016

In World War II, a British Commando by the name of Jack Churchill ran into combat wielding a bow and arrow and a sword. It's fairly easy to see how he got his nickname... Music: -Revisiting Normandy by John Williams -So Long, Lonesome by Ex...Show More
Historium #4: The Duel at Dawn

16:48 | Nov 23rd, 2016

As this hellish presidential campaign finally comes to a close, it's easy to think that politics are getting uglier and uglier. But when we really look at our history, we see that politics have never not been ugly. Case in point: The duel between Al...Show More
Historium #3: The Deal with the Devil

13:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Robert Johnson was one of the greatest blues musicians to ever live. How'd he get so good? The devil, of course. Music: -Carousel #3 by Federico Albanese -Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson -Death Letter Blues by Son House -Behind You by Rodney Ronqu...Show More
Historium #2: Still, They Danced

10:01 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Plagues were a standard occurrence in Medieval Europe, but this plague was different, and it still confounds historians to this day... Music: -Greensleevs by Mediveal Music Troupe -A Toubadour's Woe by Medieval Music Troupe -The Great Sleep by Creep...Show More
#04 The Duel at Dawn

16:48 | Nov 23rd, 2016

As this hellish presidential campaign finally comes to a close, it's easy to think that politics are getting uglier and uglier. But when we really look at our history, we see that politics have never not been ugly. Case in point: The duel between ...Show More
#04 The Duel at Dawn

16:48 | Nov 23rd, 2016

As this hellish presidential campaign finally comes to a close, it's easy to think that politics are getting uglier and uglier. But when we really look at our history, we see that politics have never not been ugly. Case in point: The duel between ...Show More
#03 The Deal with the Devil

13:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Robert Johnson was one of the greatest blues musicians to ever live. How'd he get so good? The devil, of course. Music: -Carousel #3 by Federico Albanese -Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson -Death Letter Blues by Son House -Behind You by Ro...Show More
#03 The Deal with the Devil

13:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Robert Johnson was one of the greatest blues musicians to ever live. How'd he get so good? The devil, of course. Music: -Carousel #3 by Federico Albanese -Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson -Death Letter Blues by Son House -Behind You by Ro...Show More
#02 Still They Danced

10:02 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Plagues were a standard occurrence in Medieval Europe, but this plague was different, and it still confounds historians to this day... Music: -Greensleevs by Mediveal Music Troupe -A Toubadour's Woe by Medieval Music Troupe -The Great Sleep ...Show More
#02 Still They Danced

10:02 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Plagues were a standard occurrence in Medieval Europe, but this plague was different, and it still confounds historians to this day... Music: -Greensleevs by Mediveal Music Troupe -A Toubadour's Woe by Medieval Music Troupe -The Great Sleep ...Show More
Historium #1: The Man Who Saved the World

14:32 | Nov 20th, 2016

Saving the world is normally confined to Hollywood action heroes or comic book superhumans. But in 1962, it was the job of one man in a Soviet submarine. His name is Vasili Arkhipov. Music: -Uncharted Theme by Greg Edmonson -Vladimir's Blues by Max...Show More
#01 The Man Who Saved the World

14:32 | Nov 20th, 2016

Saving the world is normally confined to Hollywood action heroes or comic book superhumans. But in 1962, it was the job of one man in a Soviet submarine. His name is Vasili Arkhipov. Music: -Uncharted Theme by Greg Edmonson -Vladimir's Blue...Show More
#01 The Man Who Saved the World

14:32 | Nov 20th, 2016

Saving the world is normally confined to Hollywood action heroes or comic book superhumans. But in 1962, it was the job of one man in a Soviet submarine. His name is Vasili Arkhipov. Music: -Uncharted Theme by Greg Edmonson -Vladimir's Blue...Show More
Historium #0: An Introduction of Sorts

04:51 | Nov 18th, 2016

Welcome to Historium! Historium is a biweekly podcast devoted to telling true, interesting stories from throughout human history. Music: -From Truth by Dexter Britain -Do What You Are Doing also by Dexter Britain
#00 An Introduction of Sorts

04:52 | Nov 18th, 2016

Welcome to Historium! Historium is a bi-weekly podcast devoted to telling true, interesting stories from throughout human history. Music: -From Truth by Dexter Britain -Do What You Are Doing also by Dexter Britain
#00 An Introduction of Sorts

04:52 | Nov 18th, 2016

Welcome to Historium! Historium is a bi-weekly podcast devoted to telling true, interesting stories from throughout human history. Music: -From Truth by Dexter Britain -Do What You Are Doing also by Dexter Britain