History is Sexy is a podcast presented by historian Dr Emma Southon and writer Janina Matthewson answering listener questions about history. What did the Romans do for us? Where did marrying for love come from? What was world war one all about? Produced and edited by Oliver Kealey. Theme music by Ketsa.
Episode #77 - Why Is The UK "United"?
How did the various states that've existed on the British Isles/North Atlantic Archipelago coalesce, fracture, and coalesce over and over until it became the country we know today? A thousand years of history, all in just over an hour!
Episode #76 - The Story of Boudica
In 60CE, Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, led a violent uprising of unprecedented scale that tore across the southeast of Britannia, burning London and shocking the Roman world. But what's the real story? Was she real? Was she a literary construct? How are our modern conceptions of Boudica affected by the Victorians and Elizabethans?
Episode #75 - On Debutantes, Balls, and "The Season"
Put on your gown and get ready to enter high society, as Emma and Janina walk you through the bizarre world of Debutantes, Balls, and "The Season"
Episode #74 - What's The Deal With Matriarchal Societies In History?
This time, Dr Emma Southon and Janina Matthewson take a deep dive into matriarchal societies in classical and pre-history, did they really exist?
Episode #73 - Caligula (1979)
Caligula is a 1979 film made by pornographers, starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Sir John Gielgud, and Peter O'Toole. It's also completely bananas. Join Emma (seen it dozens of times) and Janina (not seen it before) as they discuss this scandalous and notorious historical film.
Episode #72 - What Was So Great About Alexander?
And why was he so special?
Finally a relevant history podcast!
I am a history buff but so often it’s men droning on and on about things that could be fascinating but somehow get dulled based off how they are presented. The hosts talk about these topics in an exciting and relevant way. They also assume the audience are history buffs and so they keep it appropriately academic thus presenting the information in an engaging and critical way.
Please stop saying UM
I love this show and would give it five stars except that one of the hosts says “um” every five to ten words. My husband pointed it out in the car today and once you notice it it’s impossible not to hear!
Fantastic history podcast
Couldn’t recommend this podcast highly enough! Engaging, skeptical, and informative. Many thanks!