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Dig: A History Podcast
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
Society & Culture
History
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Masculinity, Magic & the Meaning of Impotence i...
94 min
2
Papa Can You Hear Me? Fatherhood in 19th centur...
52 min
3
Patriarchs, Brawlers, and Gentlemen: Manhood in...
75 min
4
Secret Societies of Sapphos: Faro Ladies, Blues...
50 min
5
Fragile Masculinity, Playing Indian, and Mechan...
70 min
6
Who Else but the Illuminati? Conspiracy Theorie...
57 min
7
Order of Assassins: Myth & Memory of the Nizari...
53 min
8
Life Unworthy of Life: The Nazi Programs to Kil...
78 min
9
Choice, Sterilization, and Eugenics in Twentiet...
37 min
10
At the Crossroads of Modernity: Japan, the Bloo...
70 min
11
Eugenics in the Making: Human Typologies, Popul...
45 min
12
Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
66 min
13
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
59 min
14
Rape and Race in Early America
74 min
15
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
51 min
16
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
46 min
17
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
60 min
18
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
67 min
19
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
54 min
20
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
66 min
21
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
38 min
22
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
69 min
23
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
54 min
24
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
71 min
25
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
57 min
26
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
47 min
27
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
62 min
28
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
80 min
29
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
62 min
30
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
51 min
31
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
50 min
32
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
58 min
33
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
30 min
34
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
42 min
35
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
59 min
36
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
59 min
37
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
43 min
38
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
64 min
39
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
49 min
40
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
49 min
41
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
46 min
42
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
45 min
43
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
55 min
44
The Rise of Natural History Museums
46 min
45
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
52 min
46
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
83 min
47
Marriage in America: A Brief History
35 min
48
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
53 min
49
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
57 min
50
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
51 min
51
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
55 min
52
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
47 min
53
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
63 min
54
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
47 min
55
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
54 min
56
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
44 min
57
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
56 min
58
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
53 min
59
Early American Family Limitation
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 ...
52 min
60
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. 
43 min
61
Great White Hurricane of 1913
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 ...
57 min
62
Heating and Illuminating Homes in Victorian Bri...
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, ...
36 min
63
Little Ice Age: Weird Weather, Witchcraft, Fami...
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 ...
39 min
64
Death, Religion, and Euro-Native Encounters
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 ...
66 min
65
Cock Lane Ghost: 18c London’s Haunting Hoax
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 ...
42 min
66
Halloween, Samhain, and Moral Panics in the 1980s
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 ...
51 min
67
Photos of the Dead: Victorian Postmortem Photog...
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. ...
42 min
68
The Lost Cause: Texas Independence, Slavery and...
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 ...
89 min
69
Guerrilla Warfare: The American Civil War and I...
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 ...
61 min
70
Death, Mud & Guns II: Military Rev and Birth of...
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, ...
49 min
71
Death, Mud & Guns I: Military Rev and Birth of ...
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 ...
30 min
72
George McGovern and the Elusive Christian Left
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 ...
54 min
73
Puritan Sex: The Surprising History of Puritans...
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 ...
53 min
74
Selling Sex in 19th C. NYC
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 ...
53 min
75
Marie Stopes’ Sex Guide for Marital Bliss
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 ...
47 min
76
Sadism, Sex & the French Rev
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 ...
53 min
77
Vietnam Protest and the Buffalo 9
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.
55 min
78
Communism and Uteruses
43 min
79
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo
34 min
80
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks
45 min
81
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians
50 min