History is full of weird stuff and I wanna tell you about it. Twice a month you and I will uncover little known nuggets of history like why a Pope waged war on cats, how a bunch of drunk Chinese poets revolutionized poetry as we know it, find out what the heck the war of 1812 was, and much more. So if you have about 30min why not give For the Love of History a try!
Criminal Ink: the history and meaning behind Yakuza tattoos
Yakuza tattoos, are they simply the marks of criminals displaying their mafia affiliation for all to see? Or do these full-body masterpieces have a deeper meaning? How did they start? How did the tattoo or irezumi come to be associated with criminals and social outcasts? Find out in this week's episode!
Onna-bugeisha: The Women Warriors of Japan
Love badass women who chop people's heads off and enact massive social change? Then you'll love this week's episode! We’re gonna take a look at the history and legendary Onna-bugeisha who fought their foes on and off the battlefield and figure out why the lives of female warriors are the greatest untold stories in samurai history. Grab your weapon of choice, get your battle face on, and let's get to it!
They sprang forth from bath water, they can bring you luck or curse you forever. They come in all shapes, sizes and species. You can find them all over japan. They are, the Yokai!
The Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
She walked the streets of New Orleans as if she owned them with her snake by her side. White slavers coward at the mear sight of her and feared her power. Heartsick lovers plead for her help and she tended to the sick and dying. Was Marie Laveau a benevolent saint or an evil voodoo sorceress? Find out this and more in this week's episode.
Empress Baddie: Khutulun the Warrior
Move over Mulan there's a new warrior princess in town, she can ride horses shoot an arrow, and wrestle any man in the whos that independent badass fighter?! None other than the Mongolian marvel herself Khutulun.
https://www.scmp.com/sport/martial-arts/wrestling/article/3100842/forget-mulan-meet-khutulun-mongolias-undefeated (Meet Khutulun, Mongolia’s undefeated wrestling princess)
http://www.colorq.org/Articles/article.aspx?d=2002andx=asianwarriors (Warriors: Asian women in Asian society)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/mongolian8.html (Biographies Mongolian Women)
https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/khutulun-0010840 (Khutulun: The Undefeated Bad-Ass Mongolian Warrior Princess)
https://www.socialwatch.org/node/14578#:~:text=Mongolia's%2081%20points%20rank%20her,one%20above%20Australia%20(80). (Womens Equality Index )
The Vices: Catherine the Great and her Sexy Furniture
Secret sexy furniture, erotic wall art, Nazis, and defamation of character! These are all topics we'll cover in this week's episode on Catherine the Great and her sexy furniture.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10414941-catherine-the-great (Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman)
https://www.vortexmag.net/en/the-strange-story-about-catherine-the-great-and-her-horse/ (The strange story about Catherine the Great and her horse)
https://www.history.com/news/catherine-the-great-enemies-sex-myths (Why Catherine the Great's Enemies Turned Her into a Sex Fiend)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdcsGV1HaQU (National Geographic Icons of Power Catherine the Great)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzlyW9pLOUo (Catherine the Great, Tsarina of Russia, Part 1)
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