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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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Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
66 min
2
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
59 min
3
Rape and Race in Early America
74 min
4
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
51 min
5
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
46 min
6
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
60 min
7
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
67 min
8
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
54 min
9
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
66 min
10
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
38 min
11
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
69 min
12
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
54 min
13
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
71 min
14
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
57 min
15
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
47 min
16
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
62 min
17
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
80 min
18
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
62 min
19
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
51 min
20
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
50 min
21
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
58 min
22
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
30 min
23
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
42 min
24
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
59 min
25
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
59 min
26
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
43 min
27
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
64 min
28
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
49 min
29
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
49 min
30
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
46 min
31
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
45 min
32
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
55 min
33
The Rise of Natural History Museums
46 min
34
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
52 min
35
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
83 min
36
Marriage in America: A Brief History
35 min
37
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
53 min
38
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
57 min
39
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
51 min
40
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
55 min
41
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
47 min
42
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
63 min
43
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
47 min
44
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
54 min
45
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
44 min
46
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
56 min
47
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
53 min
48
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
49
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. 
43 min
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
Communism and Uteruses
43 min
68
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks
45 min
69
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo
34 min
70
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians
50 min