Rank #1: Richard the Lionheart on Crusade
Mar 22 2014
Rank #2: The King James Bible: One Version of the Greatest Story Ever Told
May 17 2014
Rank #3: The Life and Times of Emperor Diocletian
Mar 29 2014
Rank #4: Alan Turing
Aug 23 2014
Rank #5: Mademoiselle de Maupin: The Life and Afterlife of a 17th-Century Swashbuckler
Mar 01 2014
Rank #6: The Strategic Failure of the Habsburg Chin
(Kirsti) What’s the best approach to consolidating power and land within your family? The ambitious Habsburgs achieved greatness through marrying close relations—surely a sound policy that could have no consequences at all! This week we’ll talk about love (or the lack thereof), marriage, and the chin that sparked a war.
Sep 14 2013
Rank #7: Queer Women in the Golden Age of Mysteries
(Lucy and Elizabeth) From the early to mid-twentieth century, queens of crime Sayers, Christie, Marsh, and Wentworth reigned supreme over British detective fiction. Their works not only reveal whodunit but give insight into how queer women lived in and were viewed by wider society from capital to countryside.
Oct 12 2013
Rank #8: Cold Noses and Oxytocin: Doggy Prehistory
(Christina) They are warm, fuzzy beings that come in many different shapes and sizes, yet they all sense our emotions and thrive in our company. But they are also descended from wolves, fierce and elusive social predators. How did dogs become so integrated into human society? And how can we reconstruct any species’ prehistory? In the first installment of our new Doggy History series, we examine several theories about how dogs left the wolf pack and became part of ours instead, and find out that humans have been blaming it on the dog pretty much forever.
Jan 18 2014
Rank #9: Guy Fawkes
Nov 01 2014
Rank #10: Before Napoleon: Josephine Bonaparte's First Marriage
May 25 2014
Rank #11: The Murderess in History
Aug 12 2017
Rank #12: Rilla of Ingleside and the WWI Homefront
(Elizabeth) What was life like for those on the Canadian home front during WWI? Join Liz as she uses L.M. Montgomery's final book in her Anne series, Rilla of Ingleside, to answer questions about the ones who stayed behind.
Jan 11 2014
Rank #13: The Papal Pornocracy
Feb 25 2018
Rank #14: King Childeric of the Franks: Barbarian?
Sep 06 2014
Rank #15: Drinking in Medieval England
(Samantha) Do you like to drink? Well, so did people in the Middle Ages. Tune in to learn about what people were drinking and about the culture associated with booze 700 years ago.
Mar 23 2013
Rank #16: The Royal Teeth of Louis XIV
Sep 12 2015
Rank #17: Historical Ad Campaigns
(Lesley) Ever wonder why women shave their legs? Or why manly cigars gave way to slim, feminine cigarettes? The answer lies with people like Don Draper. Examine the history of advertising and how some of our personal traditions stem from a carefully-designed advertising campaign.
Dec 14 2013
Rank #18: Mental Institutions, Part I: Nellie Bly's Exposé
Nov 08 2014
Rank #19: Mental Institutions, Part II: The Rosenhan Experiment
Nov 15 2014
Rank #20: The Many Reformations of 16th-Century Europe
(Lucy) In the 16th century, high taxes and fears of apocalypse went hand in hand, and from the fairly common practice of calling for church reform emerged a series of movements which have become known as the capital-R Reformation. This week we’ll be discussing insults to the Pope, the problem of identifying Lutherans, and how civic and ecclesiastical leaders accidentally created an agreement that was called the most important event in the history of the world.
Oct 19 2013