A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!
History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious
Episode 51: Roller Skates And Atomic Power
John Joseph Merlin created automata, musical instruments, clocks, and one of the first pairs of roller skates. His roller skate debut was pretty tragic (and hilarious).
A.C. Gilbert was a magician turned toymaker who created some important and lasting toys, and also some incredibly dangerous ones.
Episode 50: Let's Dance!
Maria Tallchief was a member of the Osage nation who happened to become the first major American ballet dancer. Her story is read by Ashley Thursby, a dancer with The Louisville Ballet.
The Dancing Plague of 1518 began when Frau Troffea stepped out of her home and started dancing. For months, hundred of people danced along with her - for no discernible reason.
All this and more when you join host Mick Sullivan for the fun.
Episode 49: Under Your Feet
This episode is about places that used to be and which are now covered up by something new.
Yarrow Mamout was an unusual man in early America, but the black business leader's story was literally buried by buildings near Washington DC. In the 2000s, his story came to light.
Also, the Los Angeles communities of La Loma, Palo Verde, and Bishop were often grouped together under the name Chavez Ravine. The people of these communities were uprooted, and now Dodger stadium stands where they once lived.
Episode 48: Great Moments in Communication!
The Transatlantic Cable connected North America and Europe, allowing for communication like never before (at least for a few weeks). It sure wasn't easy - told by Greg and Abigail Maupin.
Likewise, Alexander Graham Bell's invention changed the world of communication. He also had a pretty interesting life. Sometimes things just work out.
All this and more!
Episode 47 Leonardo!
Leonardo da Vinci had some wins and some losses, but his impact was enormous. He kinda sorta finished a painting of a lady named Lisa that wound up in the King of France's bathroom.
Centuries later a man named Vincenzo Peruggia stole it and hid it next to his underwear.
This episode also features the triumphant return of Dr. Awkward
Episode 46 Deliveries!
Mary Fields was known as Stagecoach Mary, and her story is one of the great tales of the West.
Likewise, Owney the dog, always captures the imagination.
Michael Fleming, reads the story of Owney, and Melly Victor of Stoopkids Stories joins us as Stagecoach Mary.
Stories written by Mick Sullivan