116 episodes

A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!
History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families Mick Sullivan

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 2.2K Ratings

A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!
History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

    Park People

    Park People

    Minerva Hoyt was a wealthy socialite who loved to escape to the desert of California and sleep in the sand. Her hard work and dedication in convincing people about the value of the desert led to preservation of today's Joshua Tree National Park.
    Col. Charles Young was born before the end of the Civil War and he would go on to be the third Black graduate from West Point Military Academy. When the Buffalo Soldiers under his command were put in charge of Sequoia National Park he became the first Black superintendent of a National Park.

    • 36 min
    Bad Milk

    Bad Milk

    Episode 93: Milk has been a lot of things through the years, but it was often poisonous, spoiled or both. Learn about how far we've come in making milk safe, and who may or may not have helped us get to the root cause of what was making milk dangerous. 
    From Dr. Anna Bixby and the mystery of Milk Sickness to Gail Borden who invented condensed milk, it's been a long road to your grocery store. 

    • 38 min
    Donuts and Cheese

    Donuts and Cheese

    Did Captain Hanson Gregory invent the donut? Did the Lord Mayor of Nottingham get trucked by a truckle of cheese during the Nottingham Cheese Riots of 1766? Find out in this very special episode.

    • 36 min
    Librarians!

    Librarians!

    Episode 91 is about Anne Carrol Moore and The Western Library!
    Anne Carroll Moore is one of history's most important children's librarians, but not everyone is in love with her legacy. She still changed the world, and mostly for the better.
    And Louisville, Kentucky's Western Library is the first library in America built for, and staffed by African-Americans and it became a training ground for many librarians around the country.

    • 36 min
    The Meatshower Part Two (Electric Burgoo)

    The Meatshower Part Two (Electric Burgoo)

    In The Meatshower Part 2 (Electric Burgoo) the saga continues. Originally we aired a segment in 2019 to coincide with Mick's book "The Meatshower: The Mostly True Tale of an Odd and (Somewhat) Edible Occurrence," and since then, new information has come to light.
    A man named Frank Reiser has come into possession of a new specimen from the unusual 1876 phenomenon. We have an exclusive interview with Frank, and share the story of how he found it, what it means, and what we can learn from it.
    Also included in this episode is The Meatshower Part 1 - in case you missed it, or if you would like to listen again!

    • 33 min
    What Time Is It?

    What Time Is It?

    Episode 89 looks into the origin of time zones in America and Daylight Saving across the globe. There's bugs, sunburns, train crashes, dropping timeballs, and smashed pocket watches.

    • 33 min

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I love this podcast but the only thing I don’t like is that there are no episode about LGBTQIAP+ HISTORY. Please please please write about LGBTQIAP+ HISTORY. It would mean so much to me and all of the LGBTQIAP+ community and my friends.(I AM BISEXUAL)((that means I like boys and girls)) Btw #kittycat3000 and porgie the wizard are right. Btw my friends will flip when I tell them I sent this to you. Thank thank thank you, Leela 🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈⚧

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This is the best podcast ever I love it so much thank you so much for doing it I know that your very busy but it would be really cool if you do an episode about Alexander Hamilton I love the musical I saw it on broadway it was amazing again I love your podcast so much thanks so much for doing it bye Mik!

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