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The ultimate History podcast for History Nerds and History Haters alike! Here at Hashtag History, we dive into History's greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption.

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    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

The ultimate History podcast for History Nerds and History Haters alike! Here at Hashtag History, we dive into History's greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption.

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

    We are SO EXCITED to announce that, in honor of the Two Year Anniversary of the Hashtag History podcast, we will be hosting our first ever LIVE show via ZOOM! It will take place on Saturday, July 24th at 4:00 PM PST. 

    We will have a LIVE cocktail segment that all registered attendees can participate in, lots of raffles and prizes and giveaways, AND a handful of special guests that will join us in telling stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption from the 1920s.

    Registration will open next Wednesday, June 23rd. Head over to our website at www.hashtaghistory-pod.com to sign up then!

    From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you all enough for all of the love and support you have shown us over the past two years. This event is to celebrate YOU and to thank YOU for all that you have done to make the Hashtag History podcast what it is today. 

    We cannot wait to see you all there!

    Be sure to follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast and to check out our Patreon at Patreon.com/hashtaghistory.



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    • 1 min
    EP 70: Criminal Abortion History (Featuring Special Guest: Author, Historian, and Professor, Alicia Gutierrez-Romine)

    EP 70: Criminal Abortion History (Featuring Special Guest: Author, Historian, and Professor, Alicia Gutierrez-Romine)

    This week on Hashtag History, we are so honored and so excited to have the amazing Alicia Gutierrez-Romine on the podcast! Alicia is an author, historian, and professor that recently published her book titled "From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969".

    In this episode, we get to ask Alicia all of the questions about the history of criminal abortions. This conversation included how eugenics and California's movie industry played a role in abortion history, the disparity between white women and women of color in the abortion space, common misconceptions about abortions and the women seeking them, and the current state of abortions here in America.

    We highly recommend checking out Alicia's book at www.nebraskapress.unl.edu or www.amazon.com.

    Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast for all of the pictures mentioned in this episode.

    Check out on our website at HashtagHistory-Pod.com where you can find all of our super cute merch!

    Finally, you can locate us on Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store!

    THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    - Rachel and Leah

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP 69: The Freakiest Founding Father

    EP 69: The Freakiest Founding Father

    This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Gouverneur Morris who - in addition to being the Forgotten Founding Father - was also maybe the weirdest, wildest, and (dare I say it?) freakiest Founding Father of them all. This guy liked to have sex in public (one of those public places being the Louvre), he had a peg leg which was maybe from a carriage accident but also maybe from when he jumped from a balcony to escape from a mistress’ husband, he got married for the first time when he was 57 years old to his housekeeper (who had previously been accused of killing her newborn baby), AND he would eventually die when he attempted to perform surgery on his own penis by using a whale bone to unblock his urethra...but would end up giving himself a fatal injury.

    Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast for all of the pictures mentioned in this episode.

    Citations for all sources can be located on our website at HashtagHistory-Pod.com.

    You can also check out our website for super cute merch!

    Finally, you can locate us on Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store, bonus Hashtag Hangouts episodes, a shoutout on social media, and stickers!

    THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    - Rachel and Leah

    • 26 min
    EP 68: Lee Miller

    EP 68: Lee Miller

    This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Lee Miller. Miller was a model and photographer, most well-known for being a war correspondent for Vogue during World War II, capturing over 60,000 images (images that many of the male photographers wouldn’t dare to take of the liberated concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. But most iconic of all was when, on April 30, 1945, while Adolf Hitler was committing suicide in a bunker in Berlin, Lee Miller got into his apartment in Munich, took of her muddy, military boots and posed in Hitler’s bathtub for one of the best pictures I have ever seen.

    Despite all of these accomplishments (and many more that we will be discussing in this week’s episode), Miller wasn’t very well known until after her death. In fact, her own son was unaware of all of her accomplishments until after she passed away and he discovered the 60,000+ images in her attic.

    Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast for all of the pictures mentioned in this episode.

    Citations for all sources can be located on our website at HashtagHistory-Pod.com.

    You can also check out our website for super cute merch!

    Finally, you can locate us on Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store, bonus Hashtag Hangouts episodes, a shoutout on social media, and stickers!

    THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    - Rachel and Leah

    • 41 min
    BONUS EPISODE | The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (with Ian from Necronomipod)

    BONUS EPISODE | The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (with Ian from Necronomipod)

    In a special, bonus episode, we had the honor of having Ian from Necronomipod on the podcast to discuss the St. Valentine's Day Massacre! On February 14, 1929, Chicago's North Side Gang (well known to be a rival of infamous Mob Boss, Al Capone) was gunned down in a garage in Chicago, Illinois. Although Capone has been linked to the incident and many believe him to be directly responsible for the murders, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre technically remains unsolved to this day.

    Join Rachel, Leah, and Ian as we discuss Al Capone and the rise of gangs during Prohibition, the rivalry between Capone and George "Bugs" Moran, the massacre itself and how it changed History forever, the downfall of Capone, and where things stand now (which may or may not involve some paranormal activity!).

    Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast and Necronomipod @necronomipod.

    Citations for all sources can be located on our website at HashtagHistory-Pod.com. You can also check out our website for super cute merch!

    Finally, you can locate us on Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store, you will receive a card and stickers, and you will have access to weekly bonus Hashtag Hangout episodes.

    THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    - Rachel and Leah

    • 44 min
    EP 67: Alan Turing

    EP 67: Alan Turing

    This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Alan Turing. Turing was an English Mathematician responsible for the early development of algorithms, computer science, and artificial intelligence. He was also responsible for assisting in cracking coded messages during World War II which quite literally resulted in the Allies winning the war. Jack Copeland - professor and author - has said that, because of Turing’s work, the war was shortened by more than two years resulting in millions of lives being saved.

    Turing would end up dying at the very young age of 41 as a criminal because he was homosexual. The father of the modern-day computer would end up being subjected to chemical castration and would die a very untimely, very unfortunate, and in some ways, suspicious, death.

    Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast for all of the pictures mentioned in this episode.

    Citations for all sources can be located on our website at HashtagHistory-Pod.com.

    You can also check out our website for super cute merch!

    Finally, you can locate us on Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store, bonus Hashtag Hangouts episodes, a shoutout on social media, and stickers!

    THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    - Rachel and Leah

    • 43 min

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