holly frey podcasts

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

In fall of 1778, British forces shifted their efforts in the American Revolutionary War to the southern states. Major...

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The Unsinkable Violet Jessop

We love to talk about shipwrecks, but Violet Jessop was a shipwreck survivor -- several times over. She traveled the...

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Emmy Noether, Mathematics Trailblazer

In the early 20th century in Germany, Emmy Noether pursued a career in mathematics, despite many obstacles in her...

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Asia and the New World: An Interview with Dennis Carr

It's easy to think of globalization as a new invention, but it really has its roots in the 16th century. Museum of...

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The Black Hole of Calcutta

In 1756, after a skirmish between the British East India Company and the nawab of Bengal, dozens of captives were put...

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The Black Hole of Calcutta

In 1756, after a skirmish between the British East India Company and the nawab of Bengal, dozens of captives were put...

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Six More Impossible Episodes

These are six (more) subjects frequently requested by listeners, but that aren't really workable as stand-alone...

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Lisztomania

Franz Liszt was a pianist, a composer and a conductor, and basically the first rock star who drove fans into fits of...

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The Oregon Trail: An Interview With Rinker Buck

Author Rinker Buck's new book details the trip he and his brother Nick made along the Oregon Trail. Holly chatted...

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A Historically Inspired Gentleman's Wardrobe

Jason Merrill of Blackbird Finery joins Holly in the studio to talk about adopting the styles and accessories of...

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A Brief History of Redlining, Part 1

Redlining is a word used to describe a lot of different patterns of economic discrimination. But during the Great...

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