Monthly Archives: October 2009

How Marie Laveau Worked


Over the course of her life, Marie Laveau wielded enormous influence as the notorious Voodoo Queen of New Orleans — but how much of her story is true? Join Sarah and Katie as they unravel the fact and fiction surrounding … Continue reading

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The Birth of Frankenstein and the Vampyre


With Halloween looming, Sarah and Katie travel back in time to explore the historic challenge that led to the creation of Frankenstein and the vampiric Lord Ruthven. Tune in to learn more about the birth of these intentionally horrific creatures.

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St. Paul’s Watch and the London Blitz


Saint Paul’s Cathedral stands on the site of four previous churches, the earliest of which dates back to 604. When German forces bombed London in World War II, Churchill formed a group to protect the ancient church. Tune in to … Continue reading

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Pompeii: Lost and Found


When Mount Vesuvius erupted in August of 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in volcanic ash and rock. As time passed, Pompeii was forgotten. Learn more about the catastrophe that destroyed Pompeii — as well as the city’s rediscovery — in … Continue reading

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The Caning of Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor


The outspoken statesman and abolitionist Charles Sumner served as a senator from 1851-1874. Learn how Senator Sumner’s 1865 protest against the Kansas-Nebraska Act prompted one of the most violent altercations in senatorial history.

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What happened to Cleopatra’s children?


Everyone’s heard of the breathtaking Egyptian queen Cleopatra — but have you ever heard of her children? Listen in as Katie and Sarah investigate the lives of Cleopatra’s four children in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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King Herod’s Tomb


King Herod wasn’t the world’s worst ruler. Yet seventy years after his death his tomb was desecrated and forgotten. Learn more about the life and death of King Herod (along with the rediscovery of his tomb) in this podcast from … Continue reading

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