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79 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Episode #62: Where Did the Idea of Human Rights Come From
*Reuploaded* This episode we talk political philosophy, chaos, revolutions and war crimes and the messy path to human rights theory. Show notes, merch and contact form at www.historyissexy.com
74 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode #61 - Did Jesus Really Exist?
Did a real human man called Jesus actually live and was he really crucified or did the church make the whole thing up? Show notes: https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-61-did-jesus-really-exist
72 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Episode #60 - How Smelly Was the Past?
Was the past stinky? Were medieval peasants covered in poo like Monty Python? Did people really piss out of windows like in Blackadder? Were the streets of medieval London rivers of animal guts and dung? Or were the people of the past just like us? Let's find out! Show notes: https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-60-how-smelly-was-the-past
90 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Episode #59 - How Big a Dickhead Was Oliver Cromwell?
We debate Oliver Cromwell and whether, massacres and puritanism aside, he was really such a bad guy. Show notes at historyissexy.com/show-notes/0pd9rhjo7tx1caqc6baqevdinck1y3
71 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Episode #58 - Were the Amazons Real?
Was there really an all female tribe of warrior women in the ancient world? Did they cut off one boob? Why would they do that? Emma and Janina discuss the evidence. Show notes: https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-58-were-the-amazons-real
69 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Episode #57 - What Are History's Greatest Escapes?
The greatest escapes in history, or; how we learned the most tried and true escape methods. Show notes and merch available at https://historyissexy.com/
66 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode #56 - What's The History of Timbuktu?
A continuation of the last episode on Arabic libraries and centres of learning, today we visit West Africa and learn how Timbuktu became a focus of Islamic scholarship and learning. Show notes historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-56-whats-the-history-of-timbuktu
67 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode #55 - Arabic Libraries
We talk about the great libraries of Baghdad and Cordoba. Includes a truly thrilling escape story that for some reason hasn't had a big budget HBO series made about it? Show notes and merch available at historyissexy.com/
83 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Episode #54 - What's the History of Malta
Sieges, sieges and more sieges! Turns out there's more to Malta than just seiges, but there are a lot of them. Janina and Emma discuss knights, crusades, mother goddesses and endless, interminable wars. Show notes and links at www.historyissexy.com
67 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode #53 - Ra Ra Rasputin Part III
The final part of our Rasputin series features Boney M, Anastasia, and Rasputin's alleged dick! Show notes and merch available at https://historyissexy.com/
94 minutes | May 6, 2021
Episode #52 - Ra Ra Rasputin, Part II
In part two of our Rasputin series, we talk about actual Rasputin! His life, his death, and our new favourite historical personage, his murderer. Show notes and merch available at https://historyissexy.com/.
59 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode #51 - Ra Ra Rasputin, Part I
It's a series! Part one of a three part look at that cat that really was gone, Rasputin. Show notes and merch available at https://historyissexy.com/.
81 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode #50 - The History of Clothing that was Banned (and underwear)
*reupload to fix sound problems at the start!* This week, Emma and Janina talk about clothing laws, colonialism and pants! Show notes, contact details and merch are at www.historyissexy.com
76 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode #49 - What's the history of birth control?
This week, Janina and Emma discuss the ways in which people mostly people with uteruses) prevented pregnancy in the past! Content warnings for miscarriage, abortion and a lot of horrible things gong into vaginal canals! For show notes and merch, see our shiny new website! www.historyissexy.com
83 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode #48 - History's Greatest Poisons
Emma and Janina talk all things poison and unexpected methods of poisoning people throughout the ages. Sources at https://historyissexy.com/
71 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode #47 - The History of Pets
This time Emma and Janina take a look at the history of pets, where did dogs come from? Why were cats persecuted in the middle ages? What were the favourite pets of the Romans? 😺🐶🐦 Show notes and references https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-47-history-pets
100 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Emma's Book Launch Live Episode
Emma's new book is OUT NOW! To celebrate the launch of A Fatal Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, we had a lovely Live Episode/Q&A event. Here is the unedited audio recording for you to listen to at your leisure. Buy A Fatal Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fatal-Thing-Happened-Way-Forum/dp/1786078376/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1600377106&sr=8-1 https://www.bookdepository.com/Fatal-Thing-Happened-on-Way-Forum-Emma-Southon/9781786078377?ref=grid-view&qid=1600377032474&sr=1-1
1 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Live Episode Announcement! 17th September 7pm
Emma has a book out so we are having a live episode (on zoom) for free and we invite you to join us! Register here (for free) https://bit.ly/3itHqxb
67 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode #46 - How Long Has The Idea of Extraterrestrial Beings Existed?
👽👽👽 We're back for another episode! This time Emma and Janina dive into the weird and wonderful world of aliens, and for just how long people have believed in them. So strap into your UFO chair, drink your weird blue milk, and enjoy the ride! 👽👽👽 Sources: https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-46-history-aliens
62 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Episode #45 - The History of Wrestling
That's right folks, this time Emma and Janina step into the ring to examine the surprising history of everyone's favourite grappling-based sports entertainment, wrestling!
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