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A new podcast where a married couple teaches each other cool stuff about the past.

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    • Society & Culture

A new podcast where a married couple teaches each other cool stuff about the past.

    Valencrimes: Selling the Iraq War

    Valencrimes: Selling the Iraq War

    Happy Valencrimes Day! This year Grant wants to talk about a fraud perpetrated on a global scale, which in turn led to corruption, war crimes, and generally made everyone's life worse over the lat 17 years: the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. For more than a year, the Bush administration pushed the most extreme interpretation of raw intelligence, without regard for its accuracy or reliability, to justify a war. Meanwhile, anyone presenting a correct assessment of the facts was attacked and deplatformed. 
    Links!
    The Selling of the Iraq War: The First Casualty on Global Policy Forum
    Hubris: Selling the Iraq War
    H.J.Res. 114 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
    Ciaran's article on George Psalamanzar
    Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 95 prompt is: What object couldn't you live without?

     


    Logo by Marah
    Music by Thylacinus
    Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

    • 51 min
    Bonus Episode! Planning our Disney World trip

    Bonus Episode! Planning our Disney World trip

    As we said last episode, we are not home to put out our usual content, but we did have something to share. When this episode drops we will be enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of EPCOT. This bonus episode follows the process of planning a Walt Disney World vacation, the reasons we had for making the choices we did, and a few pieces of advice you might find useful, or at least entertaining. We'll be back in two weeks' time with our annual Valencrimes episode.
    Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 94 prompt is: What is your favorite lie?

     


    Logo by Marah
    Music by Thylacinus
    Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

    In 1908, Anne Shirley was introduced to the world, and became one of the most popular figures in all-ages literature. Anne was the creation of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote 20 novels in a prolific writing career. In this episode, Alaina teaches us about Montgomery's life, perspective, and tragedies; and also the impact of her stories and their many adaptations. 
    Links!
    KindredSpaces, the LM Montgomery research collections
    A guide to the many translations of Anne of Green Gables
    Map of Prince Edward Island sites related to Montgomery
    Abandoned Avonlea: Anne theme park in Japan now like a ghost town
    Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail.
     

    Logo by Marah
    Music by Thylacinus
    Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A Look at '19

    A Look at '19

    Happy New Year! We're starting off 2020 by catching up on two centennials, the Molasses Flood and the Black Sox scandal of 1919. First, Alaina looks at the sudden death and long-term disruption of an industrial accident that covered a Boston neighborhood for months. Then, Grant tries to cut through the legends of the greatest scandal in baseball to find what we can really know, and what that means.
    Links!
    The Fluid Dynamics of the Molasses Flood
    http://www.northendboston.com/
    Court Documents of the Black Sox trial
    Recovered newsreel footage of games 3 and 1
    Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail.
     

    Logo by Marah
    Music by Thylacinus
    Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Supplemental 3: Outtakes

    Supplemental 3: Outtakes

    Happy Holidays! We're taking a break from history this week, and sharing some of the stuff from our cutting room floor. Please enjoy these digressions, false starts, and peeks into "the process". As promised, we'll be back next time with our annual New Year's special.

    • 34 min
    Revolutions of 1848

    Revolutions of 1848

    As we look back on the year that passed, Grant is reminded of an even more explosive one: 1848. The great powers of Europe had made themselves the center of the world, and then those powers collapsed as a broad coalition of citizens rose up in the name of freedom. But whose freedom counts most? Is this a story of nations or of classes? Why are revolutions graded pass/fail?
    Links!
    BBC4 "In Our Time" program on 1848
    Historian Christopher Clark lecturing on 1848
    Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 92 prompt is: What is your favorite thing from 2019?

     


    Logo by Marah
    Music by Thylacinus
    Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

Stepharoony ,

Glad to be a part of the bunch

Grant and Elena are adorable, have lovely chemistry and make a subject I already love - history - even more interesting.

cadette70 ,

No!

One person recounts interesting detailed history, the other person interrupts in between every sentence with a startling “Yes!” over and over and over again, and then occasionally interjects a non-sequitur. Bizarre. Couldn’t get past 10 minutes.

Noah Tonlin ,

Funny, informative and adorable

My only major complaint is that the sound quality could be better, but I guess that's unavoidable given the need to make the file size as small as possible.

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