13 episodes

Welcome to Happy History, a new podcast hosted by Hadley Meares that gives you biweekly look at the sunnier side of history. New episodes post Monday and Wednesday mornings!

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    • History
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Welcome to Happy History, a new podcast hosted by Hadley Meares that gives you biweekly look at the sunnier side of history. New episodes post Monday and Wednesday mornings!

    The History of Rocking Chairs

    The History of Rocking Chairs

    Not-so-secretly a little old lady at heart, Hadley Meares loves herself a rocking chair. But when exactly did this uniquely American invention become a feature of front porches coast to coast? Well, perhaps seat yourself in a rocking chair for this episode.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 8 min
    Faith the Very Brave Cat

    Faith the Very Brave Cat

    Please enjoy the story of Faith, a British cat who was awarded a medal for courage during World War II.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 8 min
    Sparklers

    Sparklers

    Basically anyone alive today knows about sparklers, the gentler firework that is the only one safe to hold in your hand for long period of time. But where did this glorified birthday candle come from? Hadley, as always, has the history.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 5 min
    A Short History of Blowing Bubbbles

    A Short History of Blowing Bubbbles

    Humans have not, actually, been forever blowing bubbles, but the history of mankind putting a little soapy wonder into the air goes back further than you might guess.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 7 min
    Antony and Cleopatra, Party People

    Antony and Cleopatra, Party People

    Hey, remember parties? It might seem like ancient history when we could have carefree gatherings, but in this episode, we’re looking specifically at the parties held during a period of ancient history. Antony and Cleopatra might be famous for being lovers and political figures, but in their day they were also famous for throwing parties so over-the-top that we can only hope to have a chance to attempt their levels of festiveness one day.
    Follow Hadley on Twitter.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 10 min
    The First Women in the Sky

    The First Women in the Sky

    Hot on the heels of our previous episode about First Lady friendships, this episode focuses on female pilots: specifically the first two aviatrixes ever, Harriet Quimby and Mathilde Moisant. They were pioneers in the sky, and it’s all the better because they encouraged each other to greater and greater heights.
    Follow Hadley on Twitter.
    Subscribe to Happy History on iTunes, on Spotify, on Google Podcasts or on Stitcher.
    Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
    Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
    This is a TableCakes podcast.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ms-Meika ,

Exactly what the world needs right now

This podcast is so fun and light and filled with lots of really interesting and uplifting factoids throughout history. Definitely worth a listen! <3

KatherineSpiers ,

Thank goodness

A little light learning. It’s perfect.

ohboythegarden ,

iamkindofabigdeal

It’s upbeat, educational and a joy to hear in these trying times!

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