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Dig: A History Podcast

Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?

Society & Culture
History
1
Frankenstein's Monster: Science, Revolution and...
98 min
2
100 Years of Woman Suffrage
57 min
3
La Petite Mort: Investigating the History of Or...
55 min
4
Amy Robsart, Lady Dudley: The Death that Launch...
75 min
5
The Black Death: Dancing with Death in the Medi...
70 min
6
Cult of the Dead: Anglo American Death Practice...
38 min
7
For Heart and Hearth… and the Rights of Women: ...
59 min
8
Dancing Toward Wounded Knee: The Hope and Trage...
78 min
9
Duggie Mack, the Jamaican Delegation to Ethiopi...
62 min
10
Wound Worship, “Enthusiasts" and "Sodomites”: A...
67 min
11
What’s In a Name? : North American Naming Conve...
48 min
12
Masculinity, Magic & the Meaning of Impotence i...
94 min
13
Papa Can You Hear Me? Fatherhood in 19th centur...
52 min
14
Patriarchs, Brawlers, and Gentlemen: Manhood in...
75 min
15
Secret Societies of Sapphos: Faro Ladies, Blues...
50 min
16
Fragile Masculinity, Playing Indian, and Mechan...
70 min
17
Who Else but the Illuminati? Conspiracy Theorie...
57 min
18
Order of Assassins: Myth & Memory of the Nizari...
53 min
19
Life Unworthy of Life: The Nazi Programs to Kil...
78 min
20
Choice, Sterilization, and Eugenics in Twentiet...
37 min
21
At the Crossroads of Modernity: Japan, the Bloo...
70 min
22
Eugenics in the Making: Human Typologies, Popul...
45 min
23
Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
66 min
24
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
59 min
25
Rape and Race in Early America
74 min
26
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
51 min
27
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
46 min
28
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
60 min
29
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
67 min
30
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
54 min
31
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
66 min
32
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
38 min
33
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
69 min
34
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
54 min
35
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
71 min
36
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
57 min
37
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
47 min
38
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
62 min
39
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
80 min
40
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
62 min
41
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
51 min
42
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
50 min
43
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
58 min
44
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
30 min
45
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
42 min
46
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
59 min
47
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
59 min
48
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
43 min
49
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
64 min
50
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
49 min
51
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
49 min
52
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
46 min
53
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
45 min
54
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
55 min
55
The Rise of Natural History Museums
46 min
56
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
52 min
57
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
83 min
58
Marriage in America: A Brief History
35 min
59
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
53 min
60
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
57 min
61
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
51 min
62
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
55 min
63
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
47 min
64
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
63 min
65
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
47 min
66
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
54 min
67
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
44 min
68
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
56 min
69
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
53 min
70
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
71
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. 
43 min
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
Communism and Uteruses
43 min
90
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks
45 min
91
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo
34 min
92
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians
50 min