29 episodes

Join us as we take a deep dive into history, but with a little change: from the viewpoint of the oppressed, the forgotten, and the lost. From times of war, to peace, to everything in between, come with us as we discover what the losers really have to say.

History Written By The Losers History Written By The Losers

    • History

Join us as we take a deep dive into history, but with a little change: from the viewpoint of the oppressed, the forgotten, and the lost. From times of war, to peace, to everything in between, come with us as we discover what the losers really have to say.

    Abortion

    Abortion

    After a break, we are back with a new episode about one of the most prevalent modern day issues: abortion. Our conversation isn't meant to change opinions or force beliefs- we simply seek to explore to broader history behind reproductive healthcare through a lens that many of us don't often look through. Join us on this journey as we uncover a piece of the history that may be the key to our futures.


    As always, check out the following links for more information:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10297561/
    https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion/abortion-central-history-reproductive-health-care-america 
    https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/health/abortion-history-in-united-states/index.html 
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12340403/ 
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/roe-v-wade-the-tumultuous-history-that-led-to-the-landmark-ruling 
    https://www.americanprogress.org/article/scarlet-letters-getting-the-history-of-abortion-and-contraception-right/ 
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/roe-v-wade-the-tumultuous-history-that-led-to-the-landmark-ruling 
    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/10/abortion-history-right-white-evangelical-1970s-00031480 
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8274866/ 
    https://www.npr.org/2022/05/08/1097514184/how-abortion-became-a-mobilizing-issue-among-the-religious-right 
    https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/state-policies-later-abortions 

    • 38 min
    School Curricula

    School Curricula

    We kick off the new year by discussing the very topic that inspired us to start this podcast: school curricula in the US. The history of the history we teach is in schools is intriguing, surprising, and occasionally hilarious. Join as as we look back on it from the losers' point of view!


    Check out the following links for more information:
    https://time.com/5889051/history-curriculum-politics/
    https://oxfordre.com/education/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.001.0001/acrefore-9780190264093-e-1037 
    https://www.leaderinme.org/blog/history-of-education-the-united-states-in-a-nutshell/ 
    https://readingpartners.org/blog/history-banned-books-week/ 
    https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05 

    • 25 min
    Aztecs and Incas

    Aztecs and Incas

    Join us for our November episode as we break down misconceptions about Native Americans-- from Central and South America. The Aztecs and Incas had incredibly complex cultures, but most of that has been lost in the narrative written by those who took their land. We'll piece together everything we do know about these empires to trace their true histories.


    Check out the following links for more information:
    https://time.com/5715476/aztec-history-myths/
    https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/unearthing-the-secrets-of-the-aztecs/ 
    https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-fall-of-the-aztec-empire-what-really-happened-in-the-battle-of 
    https://www.history.com/topics/south-america/inca 
    https://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/show/episode2.html 
    https://www.livescience.com/41346-the-incas-history-of-andean-empire.html 
    https://www.npr.org/2013/04/13/176783269/enshrined-and-oft-invoked-simon-bolivar-lives-on 
    https://www.npr.org/2017/11/20/565410514/an-american-secret-the-untold-story-of-native-american-enslavement 

    • 23 min
    Witch Hunts

    Witch Hunts

    Join us for a spooky episode and Season 3 opener as we discuss witch trials throughout history. Starting in the Middle Ages and continuing into present day, witch hunts have been shrouded in mystery for many. We discuss all of the hideen details and finally discover why witches are much more than just a Halloween costume.


    Check out the following links for more information:
    https://qz.com/1183992/why-europe-was-overrun-by-witch-hunts-in-early-modern-history/
    https://www.history.com/news/beyond-salem-6-lesser-known-witch-trials 
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-the-salem-witch-trials-175162489/
    https://daily.jstor.org/caused-salem-witch-trials/ 
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-brutal-history-of-witch-hunts-11614877614
    https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-10-23/most-witches-are-women-because-witch-hunts-were-all-about-persecuting-powerless
    https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/witch-trials-21st-century/ 

    • 21 min
    Season 2 Bloopers

    Season 2 Bloopers

    Thank you for all of your support on Season 2! We hope you enjoy hearing the history of this season through our bloopers!

    • 5 min
    Extra: Frontier Genocide

    Extra: Frontier Genocide

    As a thank you for all of your support on Season 2, we're releasing some extra content that never made our final cuts. From Season 2- Episode 9, here's our conversation on frontier genocide.

     
    Check out the following link for more information:
    https://www.facinghistory.org/holocaust-and-human-behavior/chapter-2/imperialism-conquest-and-mass-murder 

    • 5 min

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