Unbuttoned History

It's getting chilly out there! Y'know, depending on where you live. Sidle up to the hearth with Terry and warm up with a cheery Christmas tale of one of the worst accidents to have ever happened. Don't worry - it works out in the end.

Direct download: Halifax_Explosion_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Season's Greetings, Historians! In this mini episode, Caleb sits alone in the Roxbury Laboratory, and brings you the curious tale of the city of Gävle's Yuletide Goat. Which no matter how hard the builders try, gets burnt down or destroyed nearly every year. Also, why the film "The wicker Man" should never have been Americanized.

Direct download: HLGavleGoat.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Liberia: Blooper reel of a country or living example of the failure of humans? Today we look at a country who's altruistic beginnings gave way to hell on Earth.

Direct download: HLLiberia.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

Caleb and Mike really want to talk to William Blackstone and they're committed to getting him on the Ghostphone--even if it means hanging up on a couple of historical figures along the way. This week we talk about how riding a bull feels between a man's legs, potable water and how annoying the Puritans were.

Direct download: HLBlackstone_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Archery, the origins of rude gestures, and people drowning to death in mud. In our newest episode, your favorite pseudo-historians take their topic from you the fanbase, as we discuss the Battle of Agincourt.

Direct download: HLAgincourt.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:55am EDT

One of the few countries to have a bloodless revolution, in this episode your favorite pseudo-historians take a look at the emerging South American Powerhouse that is Brasíl. Colony, Kingdom, Empire, Republic, Military Junta, Melting Pot of people--learn why Caleb call's it the telenovela version of the United States of America.

Direct download: HLBrazil.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Something creepy, dumb, and unexplainable occurred in Victorian England! For what has turned out to be our Halloween episode, follow as Terry tries to make sense of this weird ghost story!

Direct download: Springheeled_Jack_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Usually History is about far off lands and powerful people making changes to the world. But in today's tangent-laden episode we talk about the history that's closer to home: Family Folklore. 

Direct download: HLFamFolk_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

Terry is alone in the Roxbury Laboratory on National Homemade Cookies day, but instead of the woman who invented them he Gets the inspiration for Dracula, Vlad Draculea. Also we find out what happens when the ghostphone rings for us.

Direct download: HLVlad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Terry stumbles upon a not ready for primetime Caleb. they talk about his Great grandfather and family folklore. Then they go on a 20 minute tangent. You know our show.

Direct download: HLCalebGGG.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT