History's B-Side show

History's B-Side

Summary: History is full of amazing stories and memorable people... but we don’t care about them. Every week, we're breaking down history's biggest moments and the forgotten people who made them happen. We're not historians. We're just two guys who enjoy a great story and plenty of laughs. This is History's B-Side. History's B-Side is an independent, listener-supported podcast, hosted by Philip Hall and Matt Melito. Support the show: https://buymeacoffee.com/HistorysBside

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 49 | The REAL First Americans ...but not really | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 5362

In which Matt tells the story of the Clovis People, who are one of the earliest known groups of human beings to inhabit the Americas, Phil imagines how future generations will study our present-day civilizations, and we both struggle to understand the science behind prehistoric research. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 48 | Hello Girls | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3457

In which Phil tells the story of Grace D. Banker and the Hello Girls, the Female Telephone Operators who were the first women to formally serve with the US Army, Matt manages to drive from LA to Portland without the aid of a cell phone, and we remember our comfort (or lack thereof) with talking to girls in our youth. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 47 | La Corriveau and Her Gibbet | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3623

In which Matt tells the story of Marie-Josephte Corriveau, the legendary Québécois folk tale murderer and her morbid fate, Phil pities the sights and smells of local townspeople, and we learn about and discover our own ancestry and genealogy. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 46 | The Man Who Created the Calendar | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4316

In which Phil tells the story of Aloysius Lilius, the 16th century medical professor who proposed a solution to reform the modern calendar, Matt questions his own standing in comparison to the great minds of history, and we reflect on a year of podcasting. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 45 | Anti-Santas | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4865

Gather 'round the fireplace for a magical Ho Ho History's B-Side episode, in which Matt uncovers a host of nightmarish Christmas sidekicks, including Krampus, Hans Trapp, Belsnickel, Frau Perchta, and more; Phil explains how the real St. Nicholas turned into the fat, jolly legend of Santa Claus; and we discuss whether Amazon is good or bad for the holidays. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 44 | The Man Who Made History's Deadliest Weapon | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4271

In which Phil tells the story of Sir Hiram Stephens Maxim, a successful inventor who developed the first fully-automatic machine gun, Matt proposes replacing wars with an executive chess match, and we sleuth a totally different mysterious, disappearing inventor. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 43 | An Escaped Slave Turned Congressman | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4781

In which Matt tells the story of Robert Smalls, whose incredible escape from slavery led to a successful military and political career, Phil attempts to re-appropriate the Confederate Flag for good, and we try to interpret old Scottish poetry. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 42 | The Blood Countess (with Fancy Town Crimes Podcast) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4462

In which Phil tells the story of Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Báthory, history's most prolific female serial killer, Matt describes his favorite torture methods, and we are joined by Meghan and Taylor from the Fancy Town Crimes podcast who give their thoughts on the woman who (may not have) tortured and killed 650 young girls. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside Listen to more of Fancy Town Crimes at https://linktr.ee/fancytown or on your favorite podcast service. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 41 | FDR's Right-Hand Woman | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3585

In which Matt tells the story of Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, President Roosevelt's career-long personal assistant and the only woman to serve as the White House Chief of Staff, Phil determines what makes an effective cult leader, and we discuss American Presidents who couldn't keep it in their pants. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 40 | The Man Who Started & Ended the Civil War | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 5068

In which Phil tells the story of Wilmer McLean, the man for whom the Civil War started in his kitchen and ended in his parlor, Matt remembers his personal connection to our B-Sider, and we learn about America's important but complicated relationship with sugar. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 39 | The Wronged Heroine of DNA | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4211

In which Matt tells the story of Rosalind Franklin, the chemist whose research on the structure of DNA was left deliberately uncredited, Phil admits to copying math homework in grade school, and we discuss our personal struggles and shortcomings in education. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 38 | The Dogs of War | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3780

In which Phil tells the story of Sgt. Stubby, a stray puppy who became an American war hero in WWI, Matt woofs (twice), Barley takes a nap (at least at the beginning), and Ody sulks in the other room because it rained on his walk.   Other stories include Trakr--a Canadian search and rescue dog who found the last known survivor of 9/11, Peritas--who saved Alexander the Great's life on multiple occasions, and Smoky--the smallest hero of WWII. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 37 | The Other Disney Brother | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4903

In which Matt tells the story of Roy Disney, brother of Walt Disney and talented businessman who quietly but skillfully helped build a multimedia empire, Phil questions people who take the same vacation every year, and we reminisce about our favorite childhood films. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 36 | The First African American Female Mail Carrier | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3982

In which Phil tells the story of Mary Fields, a former slave who became a town-celebrity, Matt ponders Leonardo DiCaprio's hypothetical child, and we discuss our interpretation of the American Dream. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 35 | The Savior of Mothers | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3641

In which Matt tells the story of Ignaz Semmelweiss, the doctor of obstetrics who discovered the life-saving benefit of handwashing, Phil recalls the medical marvel that was bloodletting by leeches, and we learn some really gross hygiene statistics. You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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