Shelf Life, from the Newberry Library
About This Show
Shelf Life is a podcast from the Newberry Library about the humanities--and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with librarians, curators, and researchers about anything from the history of fake news to the secret lives of famous American authors.
Most Recent Episode
A Brief History of Chocolate
Do we have a treat for you: Scholar Sarah Kernan breaks down the history of chocolate, from its origins in the Americas and popularity among European monarchs (apparently Charles II of England was a bona fide chocoholic) to its mass production and eventual association with Valentine’s Day.
(Intro music: "Two Types of Awakenings" by Nheap)
Episodes of This Show
Dec 20 2017
Dec 4 2017