Dig: A History Podcast
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
Society & Culture
Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
Rape and Race in Early America
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
The Rise of Natural History Museums
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
Marriage in America: A Brief History
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
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 ...
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Communism and Uteruses
Founding of AIDS Project of the Ozarks
War of 1812 and the Burning of Buffalo
Black Athena and the Battle of Historians