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Because the past wasn't dry! Join us for a comedy history podcast as host Kayden attempts to bring to life the craziest and most amazing tales from history so she can turn all her friends into massive history nerds too. Sorry, mom!

Happy Hour History Kayden MR

    • Comedy
    • 4.5, 35 Ratings

Because the past wasn't dry! Join us for a comedy history podcast as host Kayden attempts to bring to life the craziest and most amazing tales from history so she can turn all her friends into massive history nerds too. Sorry, mom!

    BLM: How Confederate Memorials have Rewritten History

    BLM: How Confederate Memorials have Rewritten History

    This is an unusual episode for an unusual time in the world. Today, I'll be focusing on the history of Confederate statues as they relate to the Lost Cause myth, which is actively harmful to America's black community. This was the subject of my undergraduate research, though I am not an expert. For more information, please look towards the following resources:

    SPLC, "Whose Heritage? Public Symbols Of The Confederacy", Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/20190201/whose-heritage-public-symbols-confederacy

    Savage, Kirk, "The Politics Of Memory: Black Emancipation And The Civil War Monument", in Commemorations: The Politics Of National Identity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

    NAACP, "When 'Heritage' Means Hate", NAACP.Org, 2017 https://www.naacp.org/field-resources/confederate-symbols/

    Misztal, Barbara A., "Memory And Democracy", American Behavioral Scientist, 48 (2005), 1320-1338 https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764205277011

    Mills, Cynthia, Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

    Mihr, Anja, Transitional Justice: Between Criminal Justice, Atonement And Democracy (Utrecht: Utrecht University, 2012)

    Freed Wessler, Seth, and Brian Palmer, "The Costs Of The Confederacy", Smithsonian, 2018
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/costs-confederacy-special-report-180970731/

    Fitzhugh Brundage, W., "Woman's Hand At Heart And Deathless Love: White Women And The Commemorative Impulse In The New South", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

    Cox, Karen L, Dixie's Daughters (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003)

    Bishir, Catherine W., "A Strong Force Of Ladies: Women, Politics, And Confederate Memorial Associations In Nineteenth-Century Raleigh", in Monuments To The Lost Cause: Women, Art, And The Landscapes Of Southern Memory (Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2003)

    Also some important causes to donate to if you can:

    https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

    https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

    https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd?refcode=cwg

    Thank you for being cool with the changes occurring in this podcast. I always hope to be doing the most that I can with the options that are available to me, so I'm glad to be able to use this little community to share knowledge. Truth to power.

    • 57 min
    24. Emperor Nero Supplemental: What an Artist Dies in Me

    24. Emperor Nero Supplemental: What an Artist Dies in Me

    When the story gets a bit too long, some things have to be cut. In Agrippina's case, it's her son Nero. What happened after Agrippina's death that couldn't make the episode? Listen to the supplemental with Kayden, Holly, and Caro to find out.


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    • 18 min
    23. Agrippina the Younger Part 2: Game of Rome

    23. Agrippina the Younger Part 2: Game of Rome

    Kayden is joined by Holly and Caro for this monster of an episode to finish up the story of Agrippina the Younger. There's no cooler last words than "Smite My Womb", and we know it.


    Check out the Nero Supplemental for the rest of his story too. You're gonna wanna hear about the kicking thing.


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    22. Agrippina the Younger Part 1: Daughter of Rome

    22. Agrippina the Younger Part 1: Daughter of Rome

    Kayden is joined by Holly this episode to talk about one of Ancient Rome's coolest empresses: Julia Agrippina. Anyone who says something as baller as "Let [my son] kill me, just let him rule" in response to prophecy is too cool to imagine.


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    21. Harriet Tubman Part 2: The Forgotten Union Spy

    21. Harriet Tubman Part 2: The Forgotten Union Spy

    Kayden and Kai are back for part 2 of Harriet Tubman's amazing life. From Underground Railroad conductor to Union spy to suffragist and philanthropist.... and she still had time to make a living baking pies. Give this woman her money and put her on the money.


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    • 51 min
    20. Harriet Tubman Part 1: The Conductor to Freedom

    20. Harriet Tubman Part 1: The Conductor to Freedom

    It's Black History month, which is the perfect time to discuss one of America's greatest badasses: Harriet Tubman. Born a third-generation slave, Harriet would face adversity her entire life, but made remarkable achievements in helping numerous people to escape to freedom. Put this lady on the money already!


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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

SDiJulius ,

Awesome show

Kayden’s format is great because you have the other person there to ask the questions for you. Really enjoyed the Marie Antoinette series. It’s also a nice break from the typically formal history podcast presentation. All round great show.

-Steve
Written In Blood History

w870o ,

Pass

Great subject matter but that’s about it. Two girls talking at the same time with bad mics reduces this podcast to nothing more than auditory garbage.

earfeels ,

These girls chill

Reminds me of the show drunk history, in that it’s accurate but also hilarious and full of personality. Keep it up - request for an episode on exploring/validating/debunking some of the unknown histories (Atlantis, Stonehenge, Easter island)

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