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Footnoting History

Footnoting History

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Footnoting History
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Footnoting History

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Latest Episodes

Evil Humors and the Common Cold

(Lucy)Ache in the head, running of the nose, and the throat being pierced by pain like a spear: medieval descriptions of common ailments are often familiar, as well as startlingly vivid. This podcast episode looks at everyday remedies in medieval Europe. From chicken and barley to spiced wine, many such remedies were delicious and nutritious. Administering medicine — from comfort food to careful concoctions — was based on both education and experience.

11 MIN1 weeks ago
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Evil Humors and the Common Cold

Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

(Christine and Elizabeth) In April 2019, a fire at the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris had people around the world glued to their news feeds and televisions. Join Christine and Elizabeth for a discussion about some significant events that took place at Notre-Dame during one of France’s most turbulent periods, the span from the French Revolution to the exile of Napoleon III.

28 MIN3 weeks ago
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Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

The Emu War

(Lesley)Of all the wars in the 20th century, no loss was more frustrating than the military operation against the emu in Western Australia in 1932. Learn about the treatment of these enormous flightless birds as an organized military formation and the subsequent disaster as no amount of military force could successfully and effectively defeat these warriors of the animal world.

15 MINAUG 11
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The Emu War

An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

(Kristin) Theriac was a medicine of legendary origins, multiple ingredients, and a reputation for efficacy that extended for hundreds of years. It was said to be able to cure everything from migraines to the plague. In this episode, Kristin looks at some of the ingredients and processes that went into making theriac, where it could be found, who was selling it, and whether there was anything behind its extraordinary claims.

19 MINJUL 27
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An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

(Nathan)The landscape of the Christian afterlife has never been static, and over the last 2,000 years, the theology of what the hereafter looks like has evolved drastically. In this episode, we trace the origins and medieval development of one of the most significant and controversial Christian beliefs: Purgatory.

43 MINJUL 14
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Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

Jessie Pope, (In)Famous Poet of World War One

(Elizabeth) One of the most famous poets of WWI is largely unknown today. In this episode, Elizabeth reviews the life and poems of Jessie Pope to determine who she was, why Wilfred Owen hated her so, and why we don't know more about her today.

17 MINMAY 19
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Jessie Pope, (In)Famous Poet of World War One

The Woman Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

(Lesley) The Declaration of Independence has many well-known men's names on it, especially that of John Hancock. But what of the woman whose name appears on the printed version of this auspicious document? In this episode, Lesley explores the life and role of early American printer Mary Katharine Goddard. An important contributor to the fledgling American government, Goddard's name should be better known for politics, journalism, and revolution.

20 MINMAY 5
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The Woman Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

King John and His Dogs

(Kristin) King John is often remembered as one of England’s most inept and disliked rulers. By the time he was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215, John lost authority, territory, and a lot of friends. Some, however, did remain loyal. In this week’s episode, Kristin looks at King John and his dogs.

10 MINAPR 20
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King John and His Dogs

Harlem Renaissance Man: James Weldon Johnson

(Lucy) Diplomat and hymn-writer, Broadway lyricist, activist, and historian, James Weldon Johnson was an early figurehead of the NAACP. This week's episode explores his life and multifaceted legacy.

14 MINAPR 7
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Harlem Renaissance Man: James Weldon Johnson

Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part II: Rivals

(Christine) Not all friendships are meant to last, but some go the extra mile and turn into bitter rivalries. Picking up where we left off at the end of Part I, this episode follows the relationship between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket to the violent ending that left only one man standing.

18 MINMAR 23
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Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part II: Rivals

Latest Episodes

Evil Humors and the Common Cold

(Lucy)Ache in the head, running of the nose, and the throat being pierced by pain like a spear: medieval descriptions of common ailments are often familiar, as well as startlingly vivid. This podcast episode looks at everyday remedies in medieval Europe. From chicken and barley to spiced wine, many such remedies were delicious and nutritious. Administering medicine — from comfort food to careful concoctions — was based on both education and experience.

11 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Evil Humors and the Common Cold

Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

(Christine and Elizabeth) In April 2019, a fire at the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris had people around the world glued to their news feeds and televisions. Join Christine and Elizabeth for a discussion about some significant events that took place at Notre-Dame during one of France’s most turbulent periods, the span from the French Revolution to the exile of Napoleon III.

28 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

The Emu War

(Lesley)Of all the wars in the 20th century, no loss was more frustrating than the military operation against the emu in Western Australia in 1932. Learn about the treatment of these enormous flightless birds as an organized military formation and the subsequent disaster as no amount of military force could successfully and effectively defeat these warriors of the animal world.

15 MINAUG 11
Comments
The Emu War

An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

(Kristin) Theriac was a medicine of legendary origins, multiple ingredients, and a reputation for efficacy that extended for hundreds of years. It was said to be able to cure everything from migraines to the plague. In this episode, Kristin looks at some of the ingredients and processes that went into making theriac, where it could be found, who was selling it, and whether there was anything behind its extraordinary claims.

19 MINJUL 27
Comments
An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

(Nathan)The landscape of the Christian afterlife has never been static, and over the last 2,000 years, the theology of what the hereafter looks like has evolved drastically. In this episode, we trace the origins and medieval development of one of the most significant and controversial Christian beliefs: Purgatory.

43 MINJUL 14
Comments
Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

Jessie Pope, (In)Famous Poet of World War One

(Elizabeth) One of the most famous poets of WWI is largely unknown today. In this episode, Elizabeth reviews the life and poems of Jessie Pope to determine who she was, why Wilfred Owen hated her so, and why we don't know more about her today.

17 MINMAY 19
Comments
Jessie Pope, (In)Famous Poet of World War One

The Woman Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

(Lesley) The Declaration of Independence has many well-known men's names on it, especially that of John Hancock. But what of the woman whose name appears on the printed version of this auspicious document? In this episode, Lesley explores the life and role of early American printer Mary Katharine Goddard. An important contributor to the fledgling American government, Goddard's name should be better known for politics, journalism, and revolution.

20 MINMAY 5
Comments
The Woman Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

King John and His Dogs

(Kristin) King John is often remembered as one of England’s most inept and disliked rulers. By the time he was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215, John lost authority, territory, and a lot of friends. Some, however, did remain loyal. In this week’s episode, Kristin looks at King John and his dogs.

10 MINAPR 20
Comments
King John and His Dogs

Harlem Renaissance Man: James Weldon Johnson

(Lucy) Diplomat and hymn-writer, Broadway lyricist, activist, and historian, James Weldon Johnson was an early figurehead of the NAACP. This week's episode explores his life and multifaceted legacy.

14 MINAPR 7
Comments
Harlem Renaissance Man: James Weldon Johnson

Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part II: Rivals

(Christine) Not all friendships are meant to last, but some go the extra mile and turn into bitter rivalries. Picking up where we left off at the end of Part I, this episode follows the relationship between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket to the violent ending that left only one man standing.

18 MINMAR 23
Comments
Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part II: Rivals

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