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Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. For further reading suggestions, information about our hosts, our complete episode archive, and more visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!

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Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. For further reading suggestions, information about our hosts, our complete episode archive, and more visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    (Christine) Winnie-the-Pooh has lived in the the hearts of people of all ages since the 1920s. Here, Christine traces the life of the famous bear (and his friends) from his origins in the family of author A.A. Milne and his acquisition by the Disney Company, all the way to his current place of residence.


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    • 20 min
    History for the Holidays

    History for the Holidays

    (Christine, Josh, Kristin) Join us as we say goodbye to 2021 with a series of historical anecdotes related to holidays, from Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's.


     


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    • 17 min
    Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, and the South, Part II

    Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, and the South, Part II

    (Elizabeth) How did Joel Chandler Harris's stories on Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear, and Br'er Fox go from beloved to problematic in the mid-twentieth century? In this episode, Elizabeth traces the story of how Joel Chandler Harris's work became Song of the South.  


     


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    • 17 min
    Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, and the South, Part I

    Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, and the South, Part I

    (Elizabeth) By the end of the nineteenth century, Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus folktales were famous not only in the South, but throughout the United States. For much of the last century, however, they have been sharply critiqued for their presentation of antebellum plantation life. But who was Joel Chandler Harris? In this episode, Elizabeth dives into his story and the people from whom he learned these tales.


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    • 20 min
    History for Halloween VIII

    History for Halloween VIII

    Oh my gosh, we're back again! Our annual tradition continues as this year we bring you yet another round of creepy and fantastic history for the scariest holiday of the year.


     


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    • 15 min
    Ivanhoe and the Modern Middle Ages

    Ivanhoe and the Modern Middle Ages

    (Lucy) How did Ivanhoe become a wildly popular school text? And what happened to the interpretation of the text when it did? Across the Anglophone world, Scott’s medieval England became reified as a time and place of chivalric adventure, despite the novel’s often ironic tone and often pointed social criticisms. This episode examines how Sir Walter Scott’s imagined past became something very different as it was reinterpreted in popular culture, in sometimes sinister ways. 


     


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

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Just skip Lucy’s

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Quick, and very enjoyable!

I really enjoy listening to the podcast! The length is a little short, but the nice thing about that, is you just get these very interesting short stories, loaded with fact and not a lot of added fluff…which I think is great.

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I really enjoy this podcast and the effort all the presenters go to provide well researched information on obscure topics.

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