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History is filled with forgotten tales that make you wonder. I‘m going to bring the most fun, unusual, and head-scratching tales from the depths of history and let you decide what‘s true and what‘s not!

The Lost Legends Adam D. Jones

    • History
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History is filled with forgotten tales that make you wonder. I‘m going to bring the most fun, unusual, and head-scratching tales from the depths of history and let you decide what‘s true and what‘s not!

    What Really Happened at Indian Boarding Schools?

    What Really Happened at Indian Boarding Schools?

    The discovery of mass graves at Indian boarding schools showed how little we understand about these institutions, so I invited a leading expert on Native American education to help me understand.

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    In this episode, Dr. John Gram mentions the following books:

    -Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, by David Wallace Adams

    -Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940, by Brenda J. Child

    -They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School, by K. Tsianina Lomawaima

     

    And you can find Dr. John Gram's very useful history website here.

    As always, the wonderful music is the song 'Ezekial,' and it comes to us courtesy of Christine Hand. Check it out.

    • 54 min
    Special Effects in Medieval Theater

    Special Effects in Medieval Theater

    Medieval theater created a spectacle for the eyes, and everyone in town had a part! Some of these effects were disgusting. Some were inspired. But, no matter what, the theater was always an unforgettable experience.

    Today I've invited a few theater experts to help us explore the tricks of the medieval stage!

    • 50 min
    The Amazing (and true) Story of Saint Patrick

    The Amazing (and true) Story of Saint Patrick

    When you get past the shamrocks and tall tales, Patrick turns out to be one of the most admirable people in all of history.

    • 26 min
    Did Captain Cook Have a God Complex?

    Did Captain Cook Have a God Complex?

    On Valentine's Day in 1779, Captain Cook's violent ways finally caught up to him. But it might have been avoided if he'd thought just a little bit less of himself.

     

    This episode is indebted to the work of Dr. Shino Konishi of The University of Western Australia because of her excellent article on Cook's punishments, which you can read here:

    https://theconversation.com/captain-cook-wanted-to-introduce-british-justice-to-indigenous-people-instead-he-became-increasingly-cruel-and-violent-127025

     

    Music: "Ezekiel" by Christine Hand.

    • 19 min
    The People Who ate Mummies

    The People Who ate Mummies

    Shouldn't museums have more mummies? And what happened to all those mummified cats? The truth is...hard to swallow.

    • 13 min
    Who Invented the Unicorn?

    Who Invented the Unicorn?

    A mistranslation here, a dead whale there, and, just like that, a legend is born.

    • 15 min

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