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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 • 1.6K 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

    Underwear Chronicles Eight: Amelia Bloomer

    Underwear Chronicles Eight: Amelia Bloomer

    Despite being the namesake of an article of clothing that we commonly think of as underwear, Amelia Bloomer did not invent bloomers. To further the cause of Women’s Rights and to fight for the right to vote (in addition to prohibition), Amelia Bloomer ran a newspaper called The Lily. 

    When one of her friends showed up for a visit in a new outfit one day, history was made. Tired of the restrictive and oppressive clothing women were expected to wear in the 1800s, Amelia fell head over heels for the “tunic and pantalette combo,” as it was known. When she published the instructions to make them in The Lily, her subscriptions went through the roof.  

    Soon, the knee-length skirt and leg coverings underneath allowed for a new range of motion and freedom for women all over. One of the most remarkable things this allowed women to do was ride bicycles, which Susan B Anthony herself said, did “more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world.” Bloomers didn’t lead directly to the 19th Amendment, but the underwear played a strong supporting role.

    • 15 min
    Underwear Chronicles Seven: Annette Kellerman

    Underwear Chronicles Seven: Annette Kellerman

    Annette Kellerman was a swimmer from Australia who rose to stardom for her speed and grace, but also changed the world of swimsuits. She once performed in front of England's Royal family, thanks to some clever underwear re-engineering.

    • 17 min
    Episode 67: Violet Jessop, The Effie Afton, and more Shipwrecks

    Episode 67: Violet Jessop, The Effie Afton, and more Shipwrecks

    Violet Jessop survived not one, not two, but three shipwrecks involving White Star Line's incredible Olympic-class ships, including the Titanic.
    The Effie Afton was not so lucky. This steamboat was part of the struggle between railroads and riverboats, and she crashed into the only bridge on the Mississippi River, two weeks after it opened.

    • 31 min
    Underwear Chronicles Six: Charles Lee

    Underwear Chronicles Six: Charles Lee

    Charles Lee was George Washington's "Frenemy," and his duplicitous behavior got him caught with his pants down.

    • 16 min
    Episode 66: Weather Wonders

    Episode 66: Weather Wonders

    Tetsuya "Ted" Fujita played an important role in understanding the impact of the atomic bombs of WWII. He brought that knowledge to America and applied it to understanding, and protecting people from, tornados.

    Also, Charles Hatfield was a "Rainmaker" whose stinky mix of chemicals may or may not have brought more rain to San Diego than ever before. Things did not go as planned.

    • 30 min
    Underwear Chronicles Five: Abraham Lincoln

    Underwear Chronicles Five: Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln wore some pretty plain underwear. We know because they made a few "surprise appearances."

    NEWSFLASH: The Underwear Chronicles are gonna be a book nd our Kickstarter is open through March of 2022. Jump on it, if you like the Underwear Chronicles!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

djdjshdjdhjdhjdhd ,

Amazing

Please make more underwear chronicles

sarah berh ,

Amazing!

I was at my friends house and she said she listens to this podcast while she sleeps, we listened to it at a sleepover and fell in love with this podcast, one time we left the podcast in the whole night! We would love if you did one on Hamilton, or I would
Love if you did one on Anne frank

Hope you consider those recommendations!

SKChazzy4 ,

Best family podcast

Mick Sullivan tells some of the most interesting overlooked bits of history. The whole family (4yr, 8yr, parents) love it. So great for car trips!

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