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Secret Societies of Sapphos: Faro Ladies, Bluestockings, and Gendered Insults of Women’s Societies in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain

52:56 | Jul 8th

Secret Societies & Clubs #4 of 4. London was a colorful place in the 1790s, full of vices that the Victorians took great pains to either criticize or euphemize in their histories of England: alcoholism, casual sex, venereal disease, child abandonment...Show More
Fragile Masculinity, Playing Indian, and Mechanical Goats: Fraternal Orders in the 19th Century US

1:14:15 | Jul 1st

Secret Societies and Clubs. 3 of 4. The Odd Fellows, the Masons, the Knights of Pythias: all  ancient, secret, solemn orders full of the pillars of the community, right?  Then what do we make of some of the super weird stuff they did, like pushing  e...Show More
Who Else but the Illuminati? Conspiracy Theories, French Revolutions, and Historian Heroes

1:01:26 | Jun 24th

Clubs #2 of 4. If the internet is to be believed, the Illuminati are everywhere, controlling everything. They killed JFK and Tupac, they made Lindsay Lohan famous, they stole antimatter and blew up the Vatican, they run McDonalds, and of course, they...Show More
Order of Assassins: Myth & Memory of the Nizari in Medieval Iran and Syria

55:58 | Jun 17th

Secret Clubs and Societies. 1 of 4. Deadpool, Boba Fet, James Bond, Jason Bourne, Winter Soldier and Kill Bill... from the Assassin's Creed video game to the John Wick series, professional assassins are vilified and valorized in equal measure. Why do...Show More
Life Unworthy of Life: The Nazi Programs to Kill People with Disabilities

1:21:31 | May 20th

Eugenics, Episode #4 of 4. At the beginning of the 20th century, eugenics - the belief that the human population could be manipulated through selective breeding - was on the cutting-edge of modern science. Following the example set by American eugeni...Show More
Choice, Sterilization, and Eugenics in Twentieth Century Puerto Rico

39:00 | May 13th

Eugenics 3 of 4. In 1968, researchers found that one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age were surgically sterilized. This ignited the U.S. reproductive rights movement and the political demand to end forced sterilization in Puerto Ric...Show More
At the Crossroads of Modernity: Japan, the Blood-Type Fad, and Eugenic Science in the 20th Century

1:13:17 | May 6th

Eugenics #2 of 4. If you are stumbling on this episode because you are someone obsessed with Japanese culture, then you probably already know about the blood-type fad that leaves poor Type-Bs at the bottom of the dating pool. What you may not already...Show More
Eugenics in the Making: Human Typologies, Population Hygiene, and Racial Science in the 18th Century

48:29 | Apr 29th

By the 19th Century, the European public had been engaging in scientific debate for decades, gathering exotic curiosities, and energetically pursuing the secrets of life. At the same time, they enslaved millions of Africans, profited from the exploit...Show More
Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Abandonment in Georgian London

1:09:13 | Apr 1st

Georgian London was the epicenter of urban pleasure culture. Harlots leveraged their assets, rakes indulged in licentious sex, and brothels, molly-houses, taverns and bawdy houses were scattered all over the city. Behind all this reckless abandon lay...Show More
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Power of Policing the Subjective

1:02:05 | Mar 25th

Sex 2.0: Episode #3 of 4. Today’s episode is part of our sex series 2.0 and  a continuation of one of our earliest episodes, Selling Sex: 19th Century New York City Prostitution and Brothels. In that episode, Sarah and Elizabeth discussed the vibrant...Show More
Rape and Race in Early America

1:16:19 | Mar 17th

 In the age of #MeToo, rape and sexual assault have been consistently in the news. Debates abound about what counts as rape, whose testimony we should believe, and too often, men with power and privilege get away with it. But though it feels pressing...Show More
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire

53:33 | Mar 10th

Sex Series #1 of 4. Have you been tested? Averill and Elizabeth take a look at the long history of Europeans blaming women for sexual transmitted diseases, and the gendered and racially charged British imperial policies for locking up women to protec...Show More
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America

48:52 | Feb 11th

Bodies Episode #4 of 4. Shannon Withycombe's <em>Lost: Miscarriage in Nineteenth-Century America</em> puts miscarriage at the center of the study of nineteenth-century science, medicine, and women’s experience with their reproductive bodies. You may ...Show More
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Native American Bodies

1:03:51 | Feb 4th

Bodies #3 of 4. In 1996, two college students stumbled upon some skeletal remains in the Columbia River in Washington. The body, it turns out, was the oldest ever found in North America. In order to understand the story and controversy of the Kennewi...Show More
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europeans Don’t Know Where It Came From, Current Scholars Don’t Know Where It Came From, and a Lot of Poxy Penises and Vulvas Suffered in Between

1:10:14 | Jan 27th

Bodies Episode #2 of 4. From whence came the poxiest of poxes? Averill and Marissa dive into the debates surrounding the origin of syphilis, with historians, paleobiologists, forensic anthropologists, and Shakespeare all weighing in. Further Reading:...Show More
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval Eurasia

58:26 | Jan 20th

Bodies #1 of 4. In this week's episode, we are going medieval. Conventional narratives tell us that medieval lepers were pariahs who lived out their days as rejected invalids, rotting away in decrepit asylums, quarantined from society. Some of this i...Show More
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and Travel of the African Continent

1:09:43 | Dec 30th, 2018

Frontiers, Episodes #4 of 4. Find the transcript and complete show notes at digpodcast.org. Victorian-era European imperialism was facilitated by the thousands of missionaries, businessmen, soldiers, and private police forces employed by the religiou...Show More
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American West

40:34 | Dec 17th, 2018

Frontiers #3 of 4. Black cowboys made up at least one third of the cowhands that drove cattle along the long trails from Texas to mid-western and northern points in the middle of the 19th century. But you’d never know that from the images of the “cow...Show More
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space Exploration

1:12:31 | Dec 10th, 2018

Frontiers Series, Episode #2 of 4. Is space the new frontier? What are the links between the so-called “age of exploration,” the conquering of the American West, and the United States space program? We will be covering those questions and others in t...Show More
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada

56:57 | Dec 2nd, 2018

Frontiers #1 of 4. Fur trading and frontier life in French Canada. As frontiers typically are, the story of the French Canadian wilderness has been a gendered one since its earliest iterations. If it ever existed in reality, this straightforward, mas...Show More
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the Northwest Passage

1:15:38 | Nov 5th, 2018

Creepy, Occult, and Otherworldly Episode #4 of 4. Get a complete transcript of this episode at digpodcast.org. Today we are discussing the bone-chilling fear that comes from knowing that all hope is gone, and your death – from the cold, or from a slo...Show More
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion

1:01:25 | Oct 29th, 2018

Creepy, Occult, and Otherworldly Episode #3 of 4. Get a complete transcript of this episode at digpodcast.org. The Lalaurie Mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana, is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the French Quarter. The extreme and shockin...Show More
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everything for Women, Even Beer

51:14 | Oct 21st, 2018

Creepy, Occult, and Otherworldly Episode #2 of 4. Get a complete transcript and the show notes for this episode at digpodcast.org. An old woman with a pointy hat, cauldron, broom, cat, and smelly brew? Why, she must be a witch! This tableau has titil...Show More
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Investigation

1:03:33 | Oct 14th, 2018

Creepy, Occult, and Otherworldly Episode #1 of 4. Get a complete transcript and sources for this episode at digpodcast.org. Instagram accounts like @Mrs_Angemi and @CrimeSceneCleanersInc boast hundreds of thousands of followers, all hoping to catch a...Show More
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionary Caribbean

1:24:01 | Sep 17th, 2018

Slavery #4 of 4. complicated story. Enslaved people in the Caribbean resorted to active resistance much more often than their North American and South American counterparts. Haiti (known then as St. Domingue), Jamaica, Barbados, and the Dutch Guianas...Show More
Slavery and Freedom in New York City

1:05:57 | Sep 10th, 2018

Slavery #3 of 4. Show Notes and a complete transcript available at digpodcast.org. Today, we’re really excited to have an extra special episode for you. We’re honored to present this episode in conjunction with the PBS series, Secrets of the Dead. Co...Show More
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying the Color Line

55:17 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Slavery #2 of 4. In today’s episode we are discussing some laws in the United States that governed the bodies and lives of enslaved people and follow how those laws changed, or didn’t change, through emancipation and into the late twentieth century. ...Show More
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and the Ottoman Empire

52:38 | Aug 26th, 2018

Slavery #1 of 4. Get the Show Notes or read the full transcript at digpodcast.org. Between 1522 and 1536, the second most powerful man in the Ottoman empire was Ibrahim Pasha.The most surprising thing about Ibrahim Pasha is not his diplomatic success...Show More
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime in America

1:02:20 | Aug 5th, 2018

Original Research #4 of 4. Get a complete transcript and see the show notes at digpodcast.org The nation first had to truly grapple with the extraordinary expenses of war was after the American Civil War. As part of our series highlighting our own re...Show More
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt to Curb Infant Mortality

31:48 | Jul 30th, 2018

 The death of a young child was a very real and emotional experience for many families during the American Progressive Era. However, at the dawn of the twentieth century many Americans came to expect a better outcome in the life expectancy of their c...Show More
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884

44:52 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Original Research #2 of 4. Get Show Notes and Transcripts at digpodcast.org. The case of the Dublin Castle Scandal was no ordinary trial, because this one included sex between men. Like most crimes, sodomy was usually a case of men caught in the act ...Show More
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs

1:01:40 | Jul 16th, 2018

Original Work #1 of 4. Employment agencies and classified job ads have a much longer history than you might think. Join us for a brief history of early modern employment agencies. Stick around for a preview of how Marissa is using this fascinating hi...Show More
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel

1:01:29 | Jun 25th, 2018

Fashion #4 of 4. Underwear, the unseen garments which sit in close proximity to genitals, skin, and all sorts of unmentionable orifices, are the most poorly-documented garments in history yet they shaped bodies, minds, and societies in complex and in...Show More
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power

45:54 | Jun 17th, 2018

Fashion #3 of 4. Get Show Notes & a complete transcript at digpodcast.org. Who wears the pants in this relationship? If someone asks you this question, you probably understand what they mean. Who is the dominant one in the relationship? Who holds the...Show More
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear

1:08:14 | Jun 11th, 2018

 Fashion #2 of 4. The suit has been the standard of Western men’s fashion, with some slight alterations, since at least the late 1600s. Not only that, but since the 1970s, even women, when they need to signal their professionalism, are expected to we...Show More
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor Movement in the Early 20th Century

53:27 | Jun 4th, 2018

Fashion #1 of 4. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is one of the most horrendous industrial catastrophes in American history. In all, 146 people, mostly women and children, died in the fire. It shocked New York City and the nation and led to some of the m...Show More
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beauty Standards in the 18c & 19c

53:14 | May 27th, 2018

Fashion Re-Release. Marissa and Sarah discuss Georgians’ and Victorians’ love affair with Tuberculosis and the tuberculean aesthetic in fashion and art. In Georgian London, some diseases started to seem fashionable, desirable even. Gambling was popul...Show More
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment in Japan

48:47 | May 20th, 2018

Environmentalism #4 of 4. Shinto - In Japan, recognizing the spirit of all things - from trees to mountains to interestingly shaped rocks - is part of Shinto. Older than writing in Japan, Shinto is the root of Japanese values and ways of thinking. Sh...Show More
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer

48:04 | May 14th, 2018

Environmental history #3 of 4. The 1815 volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora changed history. The year following the eruption, 1816 was known in England as the “Year without a Summer,” in New England as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death, and “L’annee de la...Show More
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and Wilderness

59:26 | May 7th, 2018

Environmental History, #2 of 4. Sarah and Elizabeth discuss the conservation movement and the creation of Americas National Parks in the late 19th and early 20th century.Find the Show Notes and a complete transcript at digpodcast.orgLearn more about ...Show More
The Rise of Natural History Museums

48:41 | Apr 30th, 2018

Environment #1 of 4. Many natural history museums, in America and in the western world, were developed during the nineteenth century. These museums are both places to view and understand nature, they are also places that have a history in themselves....Show More
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recent History of Global Feminist Protest

56:12 | Apr 15th, 2018

Womyn #4 of 4. Sex striking is a method of passive resistance, a form of peaceful protest, and something attempted by American Indians in the early modern era, First Wave feminists in Europe and America, Bolshevik women in the 1920s, Chinese women in...Show More
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance

1:27:23 | Apr 8th, 2018

Womyn, #3 of 4. Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love, an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and suffrage, a Spiritualist medium, a stockbroker, maybe a sex worker, an all-around force of nature. She might be one of the most controversial...Show More
Marriage in America: A Brief History

37:50 | Apr 1st, 2018

Womyn, #2 of 4. Marriage - the word alone is loaded. Marriage is the butt of jokes, the “old ball and chain,” the end of fun. Marriage can also bring up images of fear, of abuse, of control. And marriage can invoke images of happy couples, of new beg...Show More
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Colonial Nigeria

56:35 | Mar 25th, 2018

Womyn, #1 of 4. King Ahebi Ugbabe was unique among the men of Igboland in colonial Nigeria. There weren’t many kings in Igboland at all. But the infrequency of kingship is not what set Ugbabe  apart: more importantly, in a world dominated by councils...Show More
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.

1:01:15 | Mar 11th, 2018

Law Series #4 of 4.  Ever wonder how the modern prison system came to be? Join us for a discussion of 19th century prisons, their history, evolution and the intended reforms they were intended to produce. We take a deep dive into exploring the Auburn...Show More
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against Jewish Germans

55:08 | Mar 4th, 2018

Law Series #3 of 4. In Germany in the 1930s, the state passed law after law to isolate, disenfranchise, and break down Jewish Germans. It is shocking how easily the German parliamentary government chipped away at Jewish citizenship, attacking the liv...Show More
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood in Britain

58:53 | Feb 26th, 2018

Law Series #2 of 4. The doctrine of coverture deprived married women of legal status, merging her legal personhood with her husband’s. Today we’ll get into the complex ways that the doctrine of coverture shaped the lives of married women in the Briti...Show More
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

50:43 | Feb 18th, 2018

Law Series #1 of 4. Studying the Fourteenth Amendment is like taking one thread of American history since the mid nineteenth century and following it through all of the major events of the period since then. It’s a great way to study history. So toda...Show More
Jane Roe and The Pill

1:06:30 | Feb 11th, 2018

Bonus Episode #6 of 20. In the third episode in our series on women's reproductive rights in America, Jane Roe &amp; the Pill, we finally get to two of the most important turning points in our story: the invention of the hormonal birth control pill, ...Show More
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder in 20th Century America

51:27 | Feb 5th, 2018

True Crime Series #4 of 4. On September 21, 1905, a suitcase floated to the water’s surface in Winthrop Harbor, a shallow six-foot deep man-made channel, about three miles north of Boston Harbor. Stuffed inside the seemingly innocuous case was the to...Show More
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked the American Slave Power

57:30 | Jan 28th, 2018

True Crime Series #3 of 4.  Today, we’re talking about a very real murder that was committed by a very real woman who lived in Missouri in the 1850s. But while this murder had all the elements that make for a flashy and exciting true crime story – se...Show More
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian London: Case of Elizabeth Brownrigg

48:29 | Jan 21st, 2018

True Crime Series #2 of 4.  Most societies are fascinated by women murderers. On September 14, 1767, a massive crowd gathered round the road to Tyburn, thronging around the hangman’s cart, throwing vegetable peels and other refuse. They shouted profa...Show More
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland

1:00:02 | Jan 14th, 2018

True Crime Series #1 of 4. After Michael Cleary murdered his wife Bridget Cleary, he wandered the Tipperary countryside in his best suit, telling everyone he met that he was going to reclaim her from the fairies. Three nights he waited for her to com...Show More
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade

57:22 | Jan 7th, 2018

Bonus Episode #5 of 20. At the Women’s Marches across the U.S. on January 21st, 2017, there were hundreds—maybe thousands—of women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s who held up signs that conveyed their frustration with still needing to fight for rights lik...Show More
Early American Family Limitation

55:17 | Jan 1st, 2018

Bonus Episode #4 of 20. Birth control and abortion are constant flash points in contemporary politics, and they're often described as signs of a rapidly changing society. But women have always had ways (though not always quite as effective ones) to c...Show More
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories

45:49 | Dec 18th, 2017

Winter Series #4 of 4. Charles Dickens may have capitalized on telling ghost stories at Christmas with A Christmas Carol, but this practice stretches well beyond the famous Victorian novelist. Join us as we explore the tradition of telling ghost stor...Show More
Great White Hurricane of 1913

1:01:19 | Dec 11th, 2017

Winter Series #3 of 4. During the hey-day of Great Lakes shipping, when ships crossed these huge lakes loaded down with cargo, a fall storm could be – and often was - deadly. You might be familiar with one particular fall shipwreck, the 1977 sinking ...Show More
Heating and Illuminating Homes in Victorian Britain

38:39 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Winter Series #2 of 4. The warmth - and light - of the houses of 19th century Britain were a characteristic of Victorian life. While open coal hearths continued to dominate home heating, the Victorian era was also the first to use radiant boiler-powe...Show More
Little Ice Age: Weird Weather, Witchcraft, Famine & Fashion

41:56 | Nov 27th, 2017

Winter Series #1 of 4. Today we are discussing the ways the theoretical Little Ice Age impacted the people who lived through it. The study of past climates is highly politicized. Historical climatologists argue bitterly, writing scathing critiques of...Show More
Death, Religion, and Euro-Native Encounters

1:09:58 | Nov 12th, 2017

Creepy, Occult & Spooky Series #4 of 4.  People are often surprised to learn that yes, even death has a history. In fact, death can be a powerful tool for unlocking the ways that people thought about themselves, their world, and one another – both fo...Show More
Cock Lane Ghost: 18c London’s Haunting Hoax

44:50 | Nov 5th, 2017

Creepy, Occult & Spooky Series #3 of 4.  There wasn’t a soul in London, much less the neighborhood of Smithfield market, who hadn’t heard of the Cock Lane ghost. In 1762, the narrow London street was crowded with throngs of onlookers and busy-bodies ...Show More
Halloween, Samhain, and Moral Panics in the 1980s

54:35 | Oct 29th, 2017

Creepy, Occult & Spooky Series #2 of 4.  In 1978, John Carpenter created a horror film that would arguably change the genre, certainly led the way in slasher films, and all on a $325,000 budget, with a 21 day shoot and no big star names to speak of. ...Show More
Photos of the Dead: Victorian Postmortem Photography and the Case of the Standing Corpse

46:08 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Creepy, Occult & Spooky Series #1 of 4. We commemorate and document life through photographs, and have been doing so since the 19th century. But photography has also been used to document death. In this episode we are discussing Victorian postmortem ...Show More
The Lost Cause: Texas Independence, Slavery and Historical Memory

1:34:45 | Oct 8th, 2017

War, Conflict and Violence Series #4 of 4. Today’s discussion is about the creation of historical memory and how one war in particular, The Texas War of Independence, is remembered. But also how historical memory of that war is profoundly colored by ...Show More
Guerrilla Warfare: The American Civil War and Irregular Soldiers

1:04:55 | Oct 1st, 2017

War, Conflict and Violence Series #3 of 4. Dealing with the history behind why we have Confederate memorials and what they mean, but also talk about something fun: guerrilla warfare – the irregular forms of war that took place largely in the Western ...Show More
Death, Mud & Guns II: Military Rev and Birth of Bureaucracy

52:44 | Sep 25th, 2017

War, Conflict and Violence Series #2.5 of 4. The military revolution changed every detail of military service, provided a profession for sons who were not their fathers’ heirs, sparked concerns over hygiene, fashion, taxation, necessitated the develo...Show More
Death, Mud & Guns I: Military Rev and Birth of Bureaucracy

32:35 | Sep 25th, 2017

War, Conflict and Violence Series #2 of 4. In early modern Europe—that’s about 1500 to 1800—warfare changed dramatically, mostly due to the rise of gunpowder weapons. The introduction of artillery and shoulder arms to early modern European warfare ha...Show More
George McGovern and the Elusive Christian Left

57:42 | Sep 17th, 2017

War, Conflict and Violence Series #1 of 4. While today, press coverage treats Christianity’s alignment with political conservatism as a foregone conclusion, there is a larger milieu of liberal and progressive activism with Christian social justice. J...Show More
Puritan Sex: The Surprising History of Puritans and Sexual Practices

57:18 | Sep 11th, 2017

Sex Series, Episode #4 of 4. Get a complete transcript and bibliography at digpodcast.org. We have an image of puritans as cold, severe, hyper-strict and religious people, and while that’s not entirely false, it’s also not entirely true. From the ver...Show More
Selling Sex in 19th C. NYC

56:46 | Sep 4th, 2017

 In 19th century New York City, sex was for sale and it wasn’t hard to find it. Commodified sex was everywhere and available for any price. The years between roughly 1850 to about 1910 were the years that commercialized sex and vice in New York City ...Show More
Marie Stopes’ Sex Guide for Marital Bliss

51:04 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Sex Series, Episode #2 of 4. Marie Stopes was one of the most significant figures in the modern birth control movement. She founded 37 international family planning clinics and brought sexual knowledge and fulfillment to countless women around the wo...Show More
Sadism, Sex & the French Rev

57:29 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Sex Series #1 of 4. The Marquis de Sade is a notorious figure in the history of the French Revolution. Some see him as a twisted, debauched lunatic who preyed on the bodies of women and children. Others see him as a literary genius who was a revoluti...Show More
Vietnam Protest and the Buffalo 9

59:12 | Aug 28th, 2017

Buffalo NY Series, Episode #2 of 2. The late 1960s were a tumultuous time in United States history - major political assassinations, riots, protests, and a deeply controversial war all added up to a fractured and bruised society. Much of the action d...Show More
Communism and Uteruses

46:21 | Aug 21st, 2017

Bonus Episode #3 of 20. There is something fascinating about the history of reproductive rights, contraception, and abortion in every country and ideology that we've looked at in our women's reproductive rights series. This week we're turning to the ...Show More
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians

50:00 | Aug 13th, 2017

For Show Notes and Further Reading, and a complete transcript of the episode. visit https://digpodcast.org/2017/05/14/black-athena-controversy-battle-of-historians/ In 1987, a historian of modern China wrote a book that was way outside of his field -...Show More
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo

33:55 | Aug 13th, 2017

For Show Notes and Further Reading, visit digpodcast.org/2017/08/12/war-1812  Most American history books devote a page at most to the War of 1812. It is often referred to as the forgotten war. However, scholarship on the war has exploded in recent y...Show More
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks

40:48 | Aug 13th, 2017

For Show Notes and Further Reading, as well as a complete transcript, visit https://digpodcast.org/2017/08/13/aids-project-ozarks/ Averill and Sarah deliver a much-needed update and revision to an early episode about the founding of AIDS Project of t...Show More
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians

53:32 | Aug 13th, 2017

Bonus Episode #2 of 20. In 1987, a historian of modern China wrote a book that was way outside of his field - a historiographical work about the classical world, which argued that argued a racist and imperialist Europe had written Egyptian and Phoeni...Show More
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo

36:39 | Aug 13th, 2017

Buffalo NY Series, Episode #1 of 2. Most American history books devote a page at most to the War of 1812. It is often referred to as the forgotten war. However, scholarship on the war has exploded in recent years due to the 200th Anniversary of the b...Show More
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks

48:00 | Aug 13th, 2017

Bonus Episode #1 of 20. Averill and Sarah deliver a much-needed update and revision to an early episode about the founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO), an AIDS service organization that operates out of Springfield, MO and was incorporated in ...Show More