58 episodes

An interview podcast about historic places for history lovers and travel enthusiasts.

Stephanie Craig is a history and travel blogger. She travels full-time and writes at historyfangirl.com.

The History Fangirl Podcast Stephanie Craig

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    • 4.7, 50 Ratings

An interview podcast about historic places for history lovers and travel enthusiasts.

Stephanie Craig is a history and travel blogger. She travels full-time and writes at historyfangirl.com.

    The Great Kazakh Famine

    The Great Kazakh Famine

    On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we talk with renowned travel blogger Megan Starr, whom we spoke to a few months back about Kiev. But this week, we’re talking in person, in Kazakhstan, at the site of the memorial to the Great Kazakh Famine, a historical event which not many people know about in the West but looms large in the history of Kazakhstan. And, we both have recovered from the Kazakhstani flu that has been going around, so we’re ready to get rolling!

    • 31 min
    The World Nomad Games

    The World Nomad Games

    This week’s episode is something a little different. I am in Isyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, covering the World Nomad Games, a festival of sports that’s sort of like the Olympics for nomadic peoples. The sports, though, are way more interesting than, say, basketball. My first interview this episode is with the co-captain of the American Kok Boru team (I’ll explain later), and the sports include horse archery, tug of war, arm wrestling and more.

    • 42 min
    The Massacre at Srebrenica

    The Massacre at Srebrenica

    Last year, Alex Cruikshanks came on the show to talk about Belgrade, a really detailed and wide-ranging episode. And we had such a great time, he’s back again to talk about more recent history in Yugoslavia, specifically the brutal massacre at Srebrenica. Yugoslavia, as anyone who was alive in the 1990s knows, was falling apart in the early part of the decade. The Bosnian War was raging, and in 1995, some 8,000 Bosniaks, mostly men and boys, were killed.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Strangely Competitive History of the CN Tower

    The Strangely Competitive History of the CN Tower

    Every city has that one landmark that seems like a tourist trap and practically begs you not to visit. For me, that was the CN Tower in Toronto. I didn’t go near it the first time I visited the city, and the second time, this past July, I planned to steer clear. But it turns out the joke was on me, as the CN Tower is an amazing building with a funny, competitive and ingenious bit of Canadian history.

    • 54 min
    Traveling the Green Book

    Traveling the Green Book

    In the first half of the 20th century, the automobile became a symbol of freedom to American families. Middle-class families able to afford their own car were no longer restricted to train or bus timetables, and the great American road trip was born. But for black Americans, this new freedom collided with old hatred, prejudices and dangers. African Americans began using “the Green Book,” a guide to places that were friendly to them along their journey.

    • 51 min
    The Best of The History Fangirl Podcast's First Year

    The Best of The History Fangirl Podcast's First Year

    We did it! Next week will mark a full year of publishing The History Fangirl Podcast, and this week marks the 50th episode, so it felt like the right time to do a retrospective of the first 12 months of the show. My producer picked a handful of his favorite clips (it was too hard for me to pick!) from the past year, and so this episode looks back on some of the fun and fascinating stories my amazing guests have told.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

TelzeyA ,

See beneath the surface of cool places to visit

Stephanie takes us way beyond the "touristy stuff" of some of the most fascinating places in the world, through her own experiences and knowledge of the places and their history, and through interviews with experts who love the places. The podcast is great for people who are planning their own travel and for people who can only travel vicariously.

WI Appraiser ,

I LOVE this Show!!!!

I honestly love listening to this show! Listening to all of the different guests share their knowledge about historic places, and Stephanie contributing what she knows based on her experience visiting those places, makes for such an incredible conversation!!! 5 stars ALL DAY!

DrewVK ,

Travel the World in your headphones

Stephanie takes you on a whirlwind tour across the world to her favorite World Heritage Sites. At each, she brings in a local expert or fellow traveler who shares their experience and knowlege of the location. After an hour, you feel ready to jump on a plane and see it for yourself. With locations from Alabama to (the former) Yugoslavia, this podcast has you covered, especially if like me, you can't travel as much as you wish. Live vicariously through Stephanie!

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