Monthly Archives: June 2010

Mata Hari, Sinister Salome?


Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and a courtesan, but today she’s known more for her work as a spy. In this podcast, Katie and Sarah take a look at the extraordinary life of Mata Hari — and whether the … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy Starring Aaron Burr


After Aaron Burr slew Alexander Hamilton in the duel of 1804, his legislative career was over. In March of 1805, Burr left the political sphere and moved west — but his story doesn’t end there. Tune in more about Burr’s … Continue reading

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How Oscar Wilde Worked


The larger-than-life poet and novelist Oscar Wilde remains one of Ireland’s most well-known authors, but his life wasn’t all accolades and praise. Join Katie and Sarah as they explore the struggles and triumphs of Oscar Wilde in this podcast.

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A Holocaust Story: Hannah Szenes


Amid the anti-Semitic and hostile environment of Hungary, the poet Hannah Szenes joined with resistance forces, risking her life to save Jewish communities. Tune in and learn why Hannah Szenes is known as the “Joan of Arc of Israel” in … Continue reading

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Mutiny on the Bounty


The mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty has been popularized in film, but how accurate is this depiction? In this podcast, Sarah and Katie take a closer look at this legendary mutiny — and figure out whether William Bligh deserves his … Continue reading

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How Tecumseh Worked


Born in 1768, Tecumseh was a leader of the Shawnee tribe who united several Native American tribes in opposition against the expansionist U.S. forces. But who was this legendary leader? Tune in and learn more about the real Tecumseh in … Continue reading

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The Bombardment of Baltimore


Years after the American Revolution, Britain and the United States were still locked in conflict. Listen in as Katie and Sarah explore the British bombardment of Baltimore in 1814 — and how it inspired a lawyer named Francis Scott Key … Continue reading

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