https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ngiri-126980a 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. — In this episode, Dr. John Gram mentions the following books: -Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, by David … Continue reading What Really Happened at Indian Boarding Schools?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7ftqr-11f0a9e 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 me explore the tricks of the medieval stage!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-r9d9b-11cc6ee Even though he’s a household name…no one can seem to remember why Saint Patrick is so famous. How did an English slave become a patron saint of Ireland? Are any of the myths true? And should we really hold a parade for him every year?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bpdnf-11a6e4d 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 … Continue reading Did Captain Cook Have a God Complex?
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-et5ag-1184f46 Shouldn’t museums have more mummies? And what happened to all those mummified cats? The truth is…hard to swallow.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kss8w-111ac2b Now that I’d investigated the legend of the Marfa Lights, it was time to take a look for myself. I was blown away.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pjwsu-1119a7d I’ve heard about the notorious Marfa Lights all my life, so this summer I finally made the long drive down to South Texas to see this mystery for myself. I wasn’t disappointed.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-58y6z-1110c4f Today we’ll look at a few more medieval vampires (including the Dog Priest of Melrose Monastery and the Hellhound of Castle Anantis) and learn the best way to kill them (should you find yourself traveling through time need to defend yourself against monsters), and then a word about why I think these monster stories … Continue reading How to Kill a Vampire (In the Middle Ages)
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