Dig: A History Podcast
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
Society & Culture
History
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“Wicked Practises and Sorcerye”: Cunning Folk, ...
54 min
2
Both Man and Witch: Uncovering the Invisible Hi...
64 min
3
Doctor, Healer, Midwife, Witch: How the the Wom...
69 min
4
Slavery & Soul Food: African Crops and Enslaved...
67 min
5
The Black Panther Party and the Free Breakfast ...
45 min
6
A History of Medicinal Cannibalism: Therapeutic...
87 min
7
Hot for Chocolate: Aphrodisiacs, Imperialism, a...
44 min
8
Sex & Soldiers: Combating Sexually Transmitted ...
73 min
9
Steaming the “Nefarious Sin”: Bathhouses and Ho...
61 min
10
Recogimiento: Virginity, Enclosure, and Female ...
88 min
11
Honeymoon in Niagara Falls: Heterosexuality and...
55 min
12
Three Years DIGGING! Live Recording
77 min
13
79 and Counting: Women of Ireland’s 1916 Easter...
57 min
14
Blood on the Ravenstone: Judicial Torture, Pena...
75 min
15
Honor, Manhood, Slavery: Political Violence fro...
57 min
16
Anti-Mexican Mob Violence in the Borderlands: A...
37 min
17
Slave, Contraband, Refugee: The Complicated Sto...
82 min
18
Bittersweet: Sugar, Slavery, Empire and Consume...
40 min
19
Frankenstein's Monster: Science, Revolution and...
98 min
20
100 Years of Woman Suffrage
57 min
21
La Petite Mort: Investigating the History of Or...
55 min
22
Amy Robsart, Lady Dudley: The Death that Launch...
75 min
23
The Black Death: Dancing with Death in the Medi...
70 min
24
Cult of the Dead: Anglo American Death Practice...
38 min
25
For Heart and Hearth… and the Rights of Women: ...
59 min
26
Dancing Toward Wounded Knee: The Hope and Trage...
78 min
27
Duggie Mack, the Jamaican Delegation to Ethiopi...
62 min
28
Wound Worship, “Enthusiasts" and "Sodomites”: A...
67 min
29
What’s In a Name? : North American Naming Conve...
48 min
30
Masculinity, Magic & the Meaning of Impotence i...
94 min
31
Papa Can You Hear Me? Fatherhood in 19th centur...
52 min
32
Patriarchs, Brawlers, and Gentlemen: Manhood in...
75 min
33
Secret Societies of Sapphos: Faro Ladies, Blues...
50 min
34
Fragile Masculinity, Playing Indian, and Mechan...
70 min
35
Who Else but the Illuminati? Conspiracy Theorie...
57 min
36
Order of Assassins: Myth & Memory of the Nizari...
53 min
37
Life Unworthy of Life: The Nazi Programs to Kil...
78 min
38
Choice, Sterilization, and Eugenics in Twentiet...
37 min
39
At the Crossroads of Modernity: Japan, the Bloo...
70 min
40
Eugenics in the Making: Human Typologies, Popul...
45 min
41
Seduction, Prostitution, Bastardy, and Child Ab...
66 min
42
Anthony Comstock: Sex, Censorship, and the Powe...
59 min
43
Rape and Race in Early America
74 min
44
Locked Up and Poxxed: THE Venereal Disease and ...
THE Venereal Disease and Women who Sold Sex in the Victorian British Empire
51 min
45
Miscarriage in Nineteenth Century America
46 min
46
Skull Collectors: Race, Pseudoscience, and Nati...
60 min
47
Syphilis: Origin Story. Or, Early Modern Europe...
67 min
48
“Walking Corpses”: Life as a Leper in Medieval ...
54 min
49
Hearts of Darkness: Victorian Imperialism and T...
66 min
50
Black Cowboys: People of Color in the American ...
38 min
51
The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space...
69 min
52
Fur Trading and Frontier Life in French Canada
54 min
53
Cannibalism, Frostbite, and The Quest for the N...
71 min
54
Haunted Slavery: The Lalaurie Mansion
57 min
55
Witches Brew: How the Patriarchy Ruins Everythi...
47 min
56
Forensic Pathology and the History of Death Inv...
62 min
57
Rebel Slaves and Resistance in the Revolutionar...
80 min
58
Slavery and Freedom in New York City
62 min
59
Slave Codes, Black Codes & Jim Crow: Codifying ...
51 min
60
Devşirme: The Tribute of Children, Slavery and ...
50 min
61
The Age of Crime! Civil War Veterans and Crime ...
58 min
62
The United States Children's Bureau: An Attempt...
30 min
63
Queer Politics: The Dublin Castle Scandal of 1884
42 min
64
Employment Agencies in 18c London... and Boobs
59 min
65
Underwear: A History of Intimate Apparel
59 min
66
Struggle for the Breeches: Pants, Women, and Power
43 min
67
Suit Up: Class, Economics, Manhood, and Menswear
64 min
68
The Labor of Fashion: Shirtwaists and the Labor...
49 min
69
Tuberculean Chic: How White Plague Shaped Beaut...
49 min
70
Trees that Fight Back: Shinto & the Environment...
46 min
71
Mt. Tambora & The Year Without a Summer
45 min
72
National Parks in America: Health, Manhood, and...
55 min
73
The Rise of Natural History Museums
46 min
74
“No peace, No p*ssy”: Sex Strikes and the Recen...
52 min
75
Victoria Woodhull: Free Love, Feminism & Finance
The life of the groundbreaking, rule breaking Victoria Woodhull.
83 min
76
Marriage in America: A Brief History
35 min
77
King Ahebi Ugbabe: Sex, Gender, and Power in Co...
53 min
78
Auburn System: Prisons & Punishment in 19c U.S.
57 min
79
Nuremberg Laws and Nazi Discrimination against ...
51 min
80
Coverture: Married Women and Legal Personhood i...
Coverture, English Common Law
55 min
81
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the...
47 min
82
Jane Roe and The Pill
Abortion and Birth Control in Ameria
63 min
83
Suitcase Murder: Abortion, Mystery and Murder i...
47 min
84
Celia, A Slave: The True Crime Case that Rocked...
54 min
85
Child Abuse, Murder & Execution in Georgian Lon...
44 min
86
Brutal Murder of Bridget Cleary in 1895 Ireland
56 min
87
Abortion and Birth Control before Roe v. Wade
53 min
88
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
89
Charles Dickens and Scary Winter Stories
Exploring the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime. 
43 min
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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