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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 31 | The Makers of Bubbles and Nazi Troubles | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 5937

In which Matt tells the story of the Champenois’ resistance to Nazi occupation, Phil marvels at the beauty of the German language, and we both pop corks and get tipsy on Champagne. 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

 30 | King Tut's Grand Vizier | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4312

In which Phil tells the story of Ay, the top advisor (and decision maker) behind Tutankhamun's rule, Matt compares the tradition of marrying-for-power to modern-day Tinder, and we try to keep straight all of the Ancient Egyptian names and family relationships -- white board and marker recommended. 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

 29 | George Washington's Runaway Slave | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4296

In which Matt tells the story of Ona Judge, the enslaved woman who escaped George and Martha Washington, Phil explains why thorough historical research should make you angry, and we consider the status of the Founding Fathers as national heroes. 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

 28 | The Inventor of the Airship | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4771

In which Phil tells the story of Reverend Burrell Cannon, the inventor of the Ezekiel Airship; Matt considers his hard-working, gritty Ohio roots; and we relive the worst flights we've ever experienced. 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

 27 | The King Midas of Pop Music | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3945

In which Matt tells the story of Max Martin, the writer and producer behind a generation of pop hits, Phil blames his sisters for his early music preferences, and we rediscover the guilty-pleasure songs of our generation.  It's a late-90s/early 2000s Modern Music History throwback episode! 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

 26 | The Pioneer of Investigative Journalism | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3700

In which Phil tells the story of Elizabeth Cochrane, a.k.a. Nellie Bly, a journalist who traveled the world in less than 80 days, Matt established the official "History's B-Side Packing Guide," and we discuss our favorite (and least favorite) classic literature. 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

 25 | The Step-Father of Evolution (with special guest James Reed) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 6169

In which guest host James Reed of "Science Night" tells the story of Alfred Wallace, the naturalist who co-authored the Theory of Evolution despite having very little money and even less luck; Matt daydreams of backpacking through the Amazon, Phil mourns the fate of ship-wrecked animals, and we start a beef with dentists.  You can donate or become a member of History's B-Side here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside    Listen to more of James Reed on "Science Night" at www.scinight.com or on your favorite podcast service. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

 24 | The Quintessential Guide of the Rocky Mountains | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3421

In which Matt tells the story of Jim Bridger, the quintessential mountain guide and navigator extraordinaire, Phil imagines our B-Sider as a wilderness Instagram influencer, and we discuss the excitement of a road trip across Iowa and Kansas. 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

 23 | The British Bagpiping Badass | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3250

In which Phil tells the story of "Mad Jack" Churchill, the British soldier who fought in WWII armed with bagpipes, a longbow, and a broadsword; Matt exposes his twisted sense of humor, and we have our worst interPUPtion to date--from a neighbor dog! 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

 22 | The Man Who Saved Humanity | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2811

In which Matt tells the story of Stanislov Petrov, the Soviet officer who saved humanity from a Nuclear holocaust, Phil attempts to attract a Facebook sponsorship by discussing the existential threat of social media, and we both find out that sometimes doing nothing can make someone a hero. 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

 21 | Crazy Nancy (LIVE) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4052

In which Phil tells the story of Nancy the Moonshiner and other women bootleggers, Matt breaks down the history of Prohibition in the United States, and we attempt our first-ever Live Episode from Sundog Cellars Ciderhouse & Winery in Columbiana, OH. 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

 B-Side Battles Preview (Special Episode) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 709

In which we thank you all for your continued support of our podcast, share some perks available on our membership page, and discuss who would win in a fight: Abd al Rahman with an invisibility cloak or Susanna Salter on a pogo stick. Our full bonus episodes are available with a membership here: https://buymeacoffee.com/historysbside

 20 | The Lady Professor of Bologna | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3268

In which Matt tells the story of Laura Bassi, the first woman to earn a doctorate of science, Phil regrets going to an American university after seeing Italian tuition rates, and we talk about our travels to Italy...again. 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

 19 | America's First Female Mayor | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3872

In which Phil tells the story of Susanna M. Salter, the first woman elected Mayor in the United States, Matt discovers a "scientific" reason women shouldn't work in politics, and we share our reasons for why we vote. 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

 18 | The Falcon of Quaraish | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4319

In which Matt tells the story of Abd al-Rahman, the Umayyad leader whose epic battle for vengeance and a return to power helped establish the Arab dynasty in the Iberian peninsula, Phil defends the post office, and we consider how researching for a podcast makes us have questionable search histories. 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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