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Dig: A History Podcast
<p>Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?</p>
Society & Culture
History
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For Heart and Hearth… and the Rights of Women: ...
59 min
2
Dancing Toward Wounded Knee: The Hope and Trage...
78 min
3
Duggie Mack, the Jamaican Delegation to Ethiopi...
62 min
4
Wound Worship, “Enthusiasts" and "Sodomites”: A...
67 min
5
What’s In a Name? : North American Naming Conve...
48 min
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Masculinity, Magic & the Meaning of Impotence i...
94 min
7
Papa Can You Hear Me? Fatherhood in 19th centur...
52 min
8
Patriarchs, Brawlers, and Gentlemen: Manhood in...
75 min
9
Secret Societies of Sapphos: Faro Ladies, Blues...
50 min
10
Fragile Masculinity, Playing Indian, and Mechan...
70 min
11
Who Else but the Illuminati? Conspiracy Theorie...
57 min
12
Order of Assassins: Myth & Memory of the Nizari...
53 min
13
Life Unworthy of Life: The Nazi Programs to Kil...
78 min
14
Choice, Sterilization, and Eugenics in Twentiet...
37 min
15
At the Crossroads of Modernity: Japan, the Bloo...
70 min
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Eugenics in the Making: Human Typologies, Popul...
45 min
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Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
66 min
18
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
59 min
19
Rape and Race in Early America
74 min
20
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
51 min
21
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
46 min
22
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
60 min
23
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
67 min
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“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
54 min
25
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
66 min
26
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
38 min
27
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
69 min
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Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
54 min
29
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
71 min
30
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
57 min
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Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
47 min
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Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
62 min
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Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
80 min
34
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
62 min
35
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
51 min
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Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
50 min
37
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
58 min
38
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
30 min
39
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
42 min
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Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
59 min
41
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
59 min
42
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
43 min
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Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
64 min
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The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
49 min
45
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
49 min
46
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
46 min
47
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
45 min
48
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
55 min
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The Rise of Natural History Museums
46 min
50
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
52 min
51
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
83 min
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Marriage in America: A Brief History
35 min
53
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
53 min
54
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
57 min
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Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
51 min
56
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
55 min
57
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
47 min
58
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
63 min
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Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
47 min
60
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
54 min
61
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
44 min
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Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
56 min
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Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
53 min
64
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
65
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. 
43 min
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
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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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
Communism and Uteruses
43 min
84
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks
45 min
85
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians
50 min
86
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo
34 min