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On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

History of the 90s Curiouscast

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    • 4.6 • 1.7K Ratings

On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

    George Michael | 27

    George Michael | 27

    The 1990s was a tumultuous era for British singer George Michael. He began the decade as one of the biggest popstars in the world, riding high on his wildly successful debut solo album. But secretly the singer was struggling with many personal demons including coming to terms with his sexual identity, something he was forced to confront after an embarrassing arrest in 1998. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the life and career of George Michael.
    GUEST:
    James Gavin, author of George Michael: A Life www.jamesgavin.com
    Twitter: @jamesgavinbooks
    To hear my full interview with James Gavin please visit www.patreon.com/historyofthe90s
    Show Contact Info:
    Twitter: @1990shistory
    Facebook: @1990shistory
    Instagram: @that90spodcast
    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca
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    • 30 min
    Quebec Biker Wars | 26

    Quebec Biker Wars | 26

    In the 1990s a vicious turf war between the Hell’s Angels and rival bike gang The Rock Machine turned the streets of Montreal into a deadly battleground.
    Over an eight year period bombings, arsons and brazen shootouts terrorized Quebec, leaving more than 160 people dead including innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire.
    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the Quebec Biker War.
    GUEST:
    Julian Sher, investigative journalist and author of The Road to Hell: How the Biker Gangs are Conquering Canada Angels of Death: Inside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire
    Twitter: @juliansher
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/juliansher
    To hear the full interview with Julian Sher please visit www.patreon.com/historyofthe90s
    Show Contact Info:
    Twitter: @1990shistory
    Facebook: @1990shistory
    Instagram: @that90spodcast
    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca
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    • 32 min
    Sports Trading Cards | 25

    Sports Trading Cards | 25

    In the early 1990s millions of people around North America were swept up in an unprecedented sports trading card boom.
    As prices for rare baseball and hockey cards soared, the hobby which was once just for kids was suddenly being looked at as an alternative to investing in stocks.
    To match the demand, a record number of trading card companies cranked up production, offering a dizzying array of options.
    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at the reasons for the boom and why it eventually went bust.
    Guest:
    Jon Waldman, author of Got ‘Em, Got ‘Em, Need ‘Em: A Fan’s Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time.
    Twitter: @jonwaldman
    To hear the complete interview with Jon Waldman please visit www.patreon.com/historyofthe90s
    Contact:
    Twitter: @1990shistory
    Facebook: @1990shistory
    Instagram: @that90spodcast
    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca
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    • 31 min
    Princess Diana and the Paparazzi (Re-release) | 24

    Princess Diana and the Paparazzi (Re-release) | 24

    It's been 25 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car crash along with her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul. The shocking news that the “People’s Princess” was dead was made even more unbelievable by the fact that she was killed following a high speed car chase by aggressive photographers.
    On this episode of History of the 90s, first broadcast in February 2021, we look back at the relationship between Princess Diana and the paparazzi and the changes that followed her tragic death.
    Guest:
    Mark Karloff, Los Angeles Photographer, and co-host of Paparazzi Podcast www.paparazzipodcast.com
    Twitter: @Papsouljah
    Instagram: @Paparazzipodcast
    Contact:
    Twitter: @1990shistory
    Facebook: @1990shistory
    Instagram: @that90spodcast
    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca
    For exclusive bonus content subscribe to History of the 90s Patreon page.: https://patreon.com/historyofthe90s
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    • 49 min
    Introducing... Driven By Her: Women Who Rocked the 90s

    Introducing... Driven By Her: Women Who Rocked the 90s

    Women helped changed the face of ROCK as hair metal from the 80’s gave way to brand new sounds and VERY different attitudes in the 90's. On this episode of "Driven by Her" presented by our friends at Porsche Canada we're showcasing amazing, driven women like Alanis Morrissette, Ani DiFranco, and Bikini Kill. They carved their own path and created the seismic shift in music that came with Generation X because the 90's couldn't have rocked at the level they did without their influence along with the other women who helped define a generation.
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    • 28 min
    Matthew Shepard | 23

    Matthew Shepard | 23

    In October 1998 a gay college student in Laramie, Wyoming was brutally beaten by two men he met in a local bar. The men pretended they were gay to lure 21 year old Matthew Sheppard into their truck where he was pistol-whipped and robbed. Matt was discovered barely alive 18 hours later tied to a fence in the middle of a rural area. He never regained consciousness. Matt’s murder stunned the world and ignited a movement that changed gay rights in the United States.    
    Guest: 
    Jeff Mack, Executive Vice President, Matthew Shepard Foundation 
    www.matthewshepard.org 
    To hear the complete interview with Jeff Mack please visit 
    www.patreon.com/historyofthe90s 
    Show Contact Info: 
    Twitter: @1990shistory 
    Facebook: @1990shistory 
    Instagram: @that90spodcast 
    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca  
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Propfire ,

All around amazing podcast

Great content, great music, great commentary, makes me interested in topics i thought may be boring. Only negative is i wish the episodes came out more! Thanks for giving me a great listen.

Cat_Switz ,

Brings me back!

One of my favorites. I was super young in the 90s; this podcast gives me insight to many stories that I vaguely remember and definitely didn’t understand.

A trip back with a great storyteller and journalist.

Best...Game!...EVER!!!! ,

Fantastic podcast

Love these podcasts! Gives me insight on major highlights of the 90’s I didn’t understand at that time.
Cathy is an amazing host. Well spoke clear and articulate.
Would love to see an 80’s series!

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