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History Honeys

A podcast where a married couple teaches each other about cool stuff in the past.

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Sherlock Holmes

In 1886 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle changed the world. Aided by a perfect demographic moment, English literature, pop culture, criminal science, and the way we comminucate about media were all shaped by Sherlock Holmes.  Links! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Project Gutenberg Sidney Paget's illustrations FairyTale: A True Story Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) Surviving audio of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (1979, Soviet) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia (1984) "The Late Sherlock Holmes" by JM Barrie The Seven Per-Cent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman Who Killed Sherlock Holmes by Paul Cornell Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 31 prompt is: favorite fair! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 3mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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HH Holmes

Happy Valencrimes Day! Alaina teaches us about Chicago's famed serial killer: HH Holmes. A career swindler and criminal, Holmes left a trail of wives, properties, and bodies in his wake. The question is, how reliable are these stories, and how can we be sure when so much evidence was destroyed or lost? Links! The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Posts tagged "HH Holmes" at Mysterious Chicago Photos of Holmes' exhumed remains Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 46 prompt is: favorite roller coaster! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 6mins

13 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Disneyland

Alaina returns to our Disney Parks series by going back to the beginning: Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In 1955, after a long time planning and a short time building, Walt Disney presented yet another dream to the world. It was the world's first fully-themed park, complete with a nationally televised opening, and following 10 months of televised previews in prime time. We cover its development, opening, and some stories behind certain Opening Day attractions. Links! Mickey Mouse Park in Burbank The Disneyland Story (first episode of Disneyland) Disneyland ad in TV Guide Magazine spread on the Disneyland show, featuring early concept art of the park Photos of construction in-progress Dateline Disneyland List of current attractions by opening date List of King Arthur's Carousel horses The Annual Pancake Race Aunt Jemima in Disneyland Opening Day photos:Cast picture Parking lot Entrance queue Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 85 prompt is: How did you celebrate Labor Day? Logo by MarahMusic by Thylacinus

1hr 26mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Surrealism

As Dada began to burn itself out in the 1920s, a splinter movement rose from within: Surrealism. What we know now as an art movement began as a mode of thought, a philosophy, a practice. In this episode Grant teaches us about their goals, their political program, and where they all went once the band broke up. Can you exercize control over a movement meant to break boundaries and hierarchies? Is the most famous surrealist the worst at Surrealism? Which art movement would win in a fight? Links! The Gas Heart script Breton's (first) Surrealist Manifesto Images of the Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art Un Chien Andalou Le Violon d'Ingres Artaud in Ireland Destino The Theater of Cruelty Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 53 prompt is: Pick the topic that starts our 3rd year! Logo by MarahIntro and outro by ThylacinusInterstitial music: Parade, by Erik SatieCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

57mins

22 May 2018

Rank #4

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Great Lakes Shipwrecks

Happy Anniversary honey bunches! We're going back to where our show began and hitting some of our favorite themes as Alaina teaches us about some famous shipwrecks of the Great Lakes! Each of these events has at least one folk song about them, too. How much history is lost on lakebeds? IF folk music preserves these stories, do musicians have a duty to the facts? Will anyone from Cleveland ever listen to our show again? Links! Gale of 1913 – Dan Hall The Wheelsman – Dan Hall Sisters of the Storm – Dan Hall The Bright Port Austin Light – Dan Hall The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot Mcsorley and the Lady of the Storm – Dan Hall Cooper of the Anderson – Dan Hall Great Lakes Shipwreck Musem Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Map Through the eyes of Capt. Cooper: The night the Edmund Fitzgerald went down The Lost Fitzgerald Search Tapes danhall.com Us on Alcohollywood talking about Tekkonkinkreet Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 29 prompt is: favorite Mayor! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 21mins

6 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Alaina's Disney series is back with an episode on the 4th and (so far) final theme park at Walt Disney World Resort: Disney's Animal Kingdom. Work began just after Hollywood Studios opened, and took 8 years and nearly a billion dollars to finish. Over a relatively short life this park has had it's own share of oddities and development, growing into one of the finest park experiences anywhere. Is the direct approach the best approach to make an attraction educational? Who really owns bones? Have we all been brainwashed by Happy Meals? Links! March of the Animals/Artimals concepts and description McDonald's signage in Dinoland, USA Article on concepts and plans for Beastly Kingdom Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure TV special Building a Thrill Ride: Expedition Everest McDonald's ad for the park opening and McRib LA Times article on the end of the 10-year promotion agreement Details on the condiment pipes in Dinosaur Sue the T-Rex on twitter Sue the T-Rex at the Feild Museum Pandora - The World of Avatar dedication Jammin' Jungle Parade photo gallery Article on the aesthetic design of Animal Kingdom Archive of old guidemaps Joe Rodhe's personal website Dragon and Goat: The Thyme Bandit on Kickstarter MadFuzz on Etsy Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 41 prompt is: favorite lawsuit! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus"Tonight" by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by George Wilkins

1hr 22mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Grant takes us back to mid-century America to talk about an emblematic episode of the Cold War. During the Second World War, a number of Americans went behind the government's back to aid an ally. Less than ten yers later, two of them were blamed for millions and millions of deaths, and sentenced to death on coerced and extremely tenuous testimony. Can the letter of the law stand against its use as a weapon? Did an act of state cruelty feed further cruelty, and could clemency have reduced fear? Is this just a game of chicken gone wrong? Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 61 prompt is: Share a play everyone should read! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 6mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Leopold and Loeb

They thought they were peerless. They thought they planned the perfect crime. Lots of twenty-year-olds overestimate themselves. Alaina tells the story of Leopold and Loeb, two University of Chicago students who decided to kill for fun. Is a drive for fame compatible with a drive for being unfindable? When will America deal with the moral epidemic of rich young men? Why do we keep going back to that lagoon? Links! Castle Farms, Loeb's family's previous land Bobby Franks' home Bobby Franks' grave Church of the Brethren article on Leopold Clarence Darrow's final address to the court Old Joliet Prison Historical Site Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 71 prompt is: What is your favorite band? Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

58mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Haunted Honeys - Florida Keys Spookums

It's that time of year again, when Alaina teaches us about the haunted and spooky spots of a certain place, and we do the intro in silly Dracula voices! This year we're getting sub-tropical and talking about the Florida Keys. An island chain once rich from shipping and now a vacation destination, the Keys have been shaken by natural disasters and disease, as well as a few notably creepy individuals. Have these events left a psychic and spiritual stain on the land, or is that just a way to sell more t-shirts? Let's explore! Links! FloridaKeys.com Historic and contemporary pictures of the Oversea Railroad "The Keys’ most treacherous reef is a scenic delight" Picture of the Carysfort Light Key West Cemetery at Atlas Obscura Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, home to Robert the Doll Picture of Robert the Doll Gene Otto, wearing the sailor suit he passed on to Robert Fort Jefferson, National Park Service Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 89 prompt is: What is your favorite piece of public art? Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 22mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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The 1933 World's Fair

In the depths of the Depression, and the shadow of an earlier event, Chicago staged the A Century of Progress International Exposition, better known as the 1933 World's Fair. Alaina takes us through an overview of the Fair's conception, some notable exhibits, and the surviving remains. How much success comes down to blind luck? How much should seeing babies cost? How do you solve a problem like Mussolini? Links! Grant's video on the 1893 World's Fair 1934 Technicolor short on the Fair Pre-Opening brochure The Kodak brochure Map of the Fair Pictures from the "The World a Million Years Ago" exhibit Sinclair Oil's dinosaurs Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 32 prompt is: favorite prophecy! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 21mins

1 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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The DTaP

Alaina's gotten inspiration through immunization. Today we're talking about three potentially deadly diseases whose vaccines come in a convenient combo. Why were those dog teams so desperate to move their serum? Do you owe your health to a team of women in Michigan? So the rust DOESN'T matter in itself? Fellowship 2nd Edition on Kickstarter Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 75 prompt is: Who is your favorite playwright? Logo by MarahMusic by Thylacinus

1hr 11mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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The Golden Age of Piracy

Alaina brings us tales of high seas adventure! For an 80 year period, conditions were right for a wave of piracy. This era has been romanticized and fictionalized to the point it's synonymous with piracy itself. We also take a look at a few specific individuals from the time. Be sure to listen for the end for a followup discussion on an element from our 1933 World's Fair episode that's back in the news. Links! Library of Congress resource guide Gextra Life 2017 donation page, promo video Ciaran's articles on The Agapemonite Messiahs, and Cheung Po Tsai and Ching Shih The Silent Scream of Melania Trump on Inkshares Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. Logo by MarahMusic by Thylacinus

1hr 3mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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The Public Broadcasting Service

In this episode, Grant talks about the United States' Public Broadcasting Service, the most trusted institution in the country. A need for non-commercial programming became a need for a federally-supported structure, which quickly became a national treasure. How does the profit motive shape content? What will it take for public broadcasting to continue? How much time could we spend just reminiscing?  Links! PBS The Corporation for Public Braodcasting Newton Minow's "A Vast Wasteland" speech The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 Fred Rogers' 1969 Senate subcommittee testimony PBS Digital Studios Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 59 prompt is: Favorite more of air travel! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 22mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Riot Grrrl

The early 1990s gave rise to many fads, trends, and subcultures. Riot Grrrl has been dismissed as just another of them, but had far greater ambitions and achieved far greater things. Motivation, inspiration, and cooperation led a group of activists to change the conversation, until the structures they railed against stepped in to change it back. What's the difference between having a message and controlling the narrative? Can the information we're giving you, filtered through the years, be trusted to make an accurate picture of an underground scene that was unfairly covered in the media? How can digital spaces replicate the conditions that fostered Riot Grrrl? Links! Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution Girl Germs, a podcast about Bratmobile's first album, Pottymouth Don't Need You - The Herstory of Riot Grrrl Jigsaw The Riot Grrrl Collection Gallery of Zine covers Newsweek's infamous Riot Grrrl story Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. Logo by MarahIntro and outro by ThylacinusBikini Kill "Double Dare Ya"Bratmobile "Girl Germs"Heavens to Betsy "Firefly"Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 8mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Live-Action Disney Films of the 1960s

Alaina picks up from where a recent episode left off, and continues the story of Disney's live-action productions through the 1960s. We spend our time following the lives and careers of recurring talent, as well as the films themselves and the trends they set. How many films did it take to pay for the enduring classics? How profitable does a star need to be to evade studio control? What size tennis shoes did the computer wear? Links! A theater of children in Mouse masks Jimmie Dodd delivering a moral Adventure in Dairyland song Surviving footage of Rainbow Road to Oz Tommy Kirk in Mars Needs Women Babes in Toyland-style soldiers at 2017 Magic Kingdom Christmas parade Hayley Mills' juvenile Oscar, accepted by Annette Funicello on her behalf The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 58 prompt is: Favorite TV Channel! Logo by MarahIntro and outro by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus"Let's Get Together" by The Sherman Brothers, performed by Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello

1hr 25mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Cedar Point

Grant helps us lighten up and have some fun for once! Cedar Point is one of America's oldest and greatest amusement parks, changing and growing along with, and then setting, the trends of family entertainment. Would Boeckling recognize what's happened to his summer resort, or feel pride at the continued reinvention? Is history cyclical no matter where you look? How many past episodes have connections to this one? Links! Cedar Point Then/Now pictures of the oldest structures at Cedar Point A timeline of changes to Cedar Point Cedar Point History, a video that used to be shown to guests at the park The Former Coasters of Cedar Point Defunctland: The History of Cedar Point's Disaster Transport Grant on Pat Trek, talking about Galaxy's Child Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 47 prompt is: favorite pie! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 16mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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Charles Guiteau and Leon Czolgosz

In 1881, a man killed the President of the United States. In 1901, another man killed another President of the United States. Grant teaches us about these two: their motivations, their preparations, their trials, and the effects of their acts. Is assassination a part of American politics? How do such different people meet at the same conclusion? Links! Charles Guiteau’s reasons for assassinating President Garfield, 1882 Guiteau's brain at the Mutter Museum I am Going to the Lordy The Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo University of Buffalo page on Leon Czolgosz The Emma Goldman Papers Project Mokey's Instagram Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 50 prompt is: favorite Girl Scout Cookie! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusBallad of Guiteau and Ballad of Czolgosz by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Neil Patrick Harris and Denis O'Hare

1hr 19mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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The Dionne Quintuplets

The Dionne Quints were a miracle and a media sensation. Born to an already large family in Depression-era Ontario, their lives were on display for as long as interest continued. Alaina leads us through their lives and asks "who benefits?".  Links! Dionne Quints Heritage Board 1935 news story on the Guardianship Act Pictures of the ads, crowds, and tourist traps that grew up around the children Five of a Kind (1938) Million Dollar Babies, Part 1 The Dionne Quintuplets At Callander, Ontario (1936) Dionne Quintuplets - Day At Home The Quins Are Growing Up (1940) The Quins Listen To Princess Elizabeth (1940) Seventh Birthday Newsreel Quins In Public (1940-1949) Dionne quintuplets graduate from High School 1952 Newsreel on Emilie's death OneFeinCat's Extra Life donor page! The Strange Case of Dr. Couney Fighting in the Age of Loneliness Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 66 prompt is: Favorite military dictator! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

59mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Ice Cream

This week, Alaina follows through on her promise to talk about the history of ice cream. Or at least, the probable history of ice cream. It's a full hour of navigating shifting definitions, and weighing competing claims. And everything, eventually, comes close to home. Links! Ice Cream: A Global History Contemporary sharbat recipe Sanders Candy "The Last Howard Johnson's in the Universe" "World's First Dairy Queen Gets Landmark Status" Garbage Day 2019: 24 hours of The FPlus, raising money for the SPLC Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 77 prompt is: What is your favorite mistake? Logo by MarahMusic by Thylacinus

57mins

14 May 2019

Rank #19

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The Studio System

Hollywood's Golden Age was built on a particular set of conditions. Studios owned the entire chain of production, distribution, and exhibition; and what they couldn't own, they used their influence to control. The dream factory made miracles, but it had a terrible appetite. Why are B-movies emulated, when their original purpose was to provide cheap thrills and fill holes in the schedule? What is the real price of stardom? What happens when you make art, and sell it like hog feed? Links! Supreme Court decision in United States v. Paramount Pictures Inc Hollywood Renegades Archive, a site anout the SIMPP HollywoodsGoldenAge.com Shush Ninjas Movie Montage; We Bare Bears Please remember: Our next episode is in 4 weeks time, instead of the usual two. Thank you for understanding, and we'll see you in January! Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by emailing us at historyhoneyspodcast at gmail. The episode 42 prompt is: favorite thing in 2017! Logo by MarahMusic by ThylacinusCensor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

1hr 4mins

5 Dec 2017

Rank #20