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This is Not a History Lecture

251 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 16 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 12 ratings

Welcome to a refreshingly casual take on history podcasts. Join Kat and Kaleigh as they share their favorite stories from history - the odd, the funny, the forgotten, and the often misunderstood. But fair warning, this is not your average history lecture. New episodes every Tuesday! Contact us! Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected]

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Episodes

167.

April 23, 2024 15:00 - 1 hour - 70.2 MB

166.

April 16, 2024 15:00 - 1 hour - 61.9 MB

165.

April 09, 2024 15:00 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

163.

March 26, 2024 15:00 - 2 hours - 94.8 MB

162.

March 19, 2024 15:00 - 1 hour - 65.1 MB

161.

March 12, 2024 15:00 - 2 hours - 83 MB

160. Murder Castles

March 05, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

160.

March 05, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

159. Cowgirls and Con Men

February 27, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

We are feeling fine because it is episode 159 and we've got some great history for you! Today, Kat covers the larger than life Mary Fields. Then Kaleigh tells us about Victor Lustig, the man that sold the Eiffel Tower - twice! Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

158. Cowboys and Peanut Farmers

February 20, 2024 16:00 - 2 hours - 84.5 MB

It's great to be here for episode 158! Today Kat gives us a wonderful history on Black Americans and the West, including their incredible influence on Cowboy culture, music, food, and Southwestern culture in general. Kaleigh then gives a bio on the peanut guy himself, George Washington Carver. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

157.

February 13, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 54 MB

157. Pink and White and Blood All Over

February 13, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 54 MB

It's episode 157 and we are celebrating Valentine's Day! Kat tells us about the unfortunately destroyed 8th natural wonder of the world, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces. Then Kaleigh gives us the surprisingly long and sometimes deadly history of Valentine's Day. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

156. The Fair and the Photographer

February 06, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 77 MB

Happy 156! For today's episode, we take a look at the Chicago World's Fair or the Chicago World's Columbian Trade Expedition - depending one whatever you think is easier to say. Then we take a look at the life of a incredibly talented photographer and director, Gordon Parks. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

156.

February 06, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 77 MB

155. An Explosive Episode

January 30, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

It's a theme week! This time we are throwing it back to our early days as podcasters and looking at natural disasters and how they have impacted history! Kat tells us about the Lake Nyos disaster (you've just got to listen to this one) then Kaleigh gives us the story of the eruption of Mt. Tambora and the Year Without a Summer. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

154.

January 23, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 46.8 MB

154. Crimes of the 20th Century

January 23, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 46.8 MB

For 154 we've got you covered on history - Kat tells about the too short life of Don Mellett, murdered Journalist. Kaleigh then tells us about the largest train robbery in history, aptly named The Great Train Robbery. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

153. A Lady and A Barbarian

January 16, 2024 16:00 - 2 hours - 84.1 MB

Welcome to episode 153! Kat tells us all about Elisabeth Feodorovna, who renounced her title to do good works for the people of Russia. Kaleigh then tells us all about the more colorful than expected, Atilla the Hun. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

153.

January 16, 2024 16:00 - 2 hours - 84.1 MB

152.

January 09, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 66 MB

152. Growing Crops and Flying Pigeons

January 09, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 66 MB

It's 152 and we've got some good topics for you! Kat covers the Green Revolution that, for better or for worse, drastically changed global agriculture. Kaleigh then gives us a look at the use of Homing Pigeons throughout history and shares the story of Cher Ami, the bravest pigeon that ever was.  Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

151. Mother of Monsters and a Revolutionary Calendar

January 02, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 76.1 MB

It's 2024 and we are starting things off strong! Kat covers the life and times of the mother of monsters and of a whole literary genre, Mary Shelley. Then Kaleigh covers the conception and implementation of the French Revolutionary Calendar and its ultimate downfall. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

151.

January 02, 2024 16:00 - 1 hour - 76.1 MB

150.

December 19, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

150. Mystery History Vol. 3!

December 19, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

It's time for our favorite game - guess that history figure! Play along with us as we give the biographies of famous people from history and see how long it takes you to figure out who we are covering! Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can! Answers below: Kat: Shakespeare Kaleigh: Frederick Douglass

149.

December 12, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 72.3 MB

149. A Very, Very Bad Man and an Unsinkable Woman

December 12, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 72.3 MB

It's ep 149 and we've got another shot and chaser for y'all today - Kat kicks things off with a look at how King Leopold and colonizers decimated the Congo. Then Kaleigh attempts to lighten the mood with the story of Violet Jessop, the Unsinkable Woman. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

148. The White Mouse and The Wild Man

December 05, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 72.8 MB

148!! It's episode 148!!! Kat finally tells us all about one of her all time favorite people and the namesake of her dog, Nancy Wake a.k.a. The White Mouse! Then Kaleigh tells us a tale as old as time, literally, with a look at the Epic of Gilgamesh. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

147. Just a Hint of Napoleon

November 28, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 63.3 MB

Episode 147!!! We've got one of our first episodes featuring Napoleon, as Kat discusses the Battle of the Pyramids and the effects of France's occupation of Egypt and its effect on Egyptian history and global perception. Kaleigh then tells us the short but legendary story of two women from Spanish history - Maria Pita and Augustina of Aragon. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

146. First Encounters of the European Kind

November 21, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 60 MB

We're continuing our Native American Heritage Month series with a look at Samoset, the man that made first contact with the Plymouth Rock colonizers and the life of Sarah Winnemucca, fierce advocate for Native American rights in the West. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

145. Lines and Statues

November 14, 2023 16:00 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

It's Native American History Month and we are celebrating by sharing the history of the Nazca Civilization and the monuments they built that have stood the test of time and the life of Edmonia Lewis, one of America's most prominent female sculptures. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

144.

November 07, 2023 16:00 - 2 hours - 87.1 MB

144. Those Witches pt. 2

November 07, 2023 16:00 - 2 hours - 87.1 MB

We are wrapping our look at European and American witches, Kat tells us the thrilling tale of Salem in America and Kaleigh takes us through the end of the witch trial era in Europe and its implications on today. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

143.

October 31, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 89.1 MB

143. Those Witches

October 31, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 89.1 MB

Welcome to the first episode of a two part Halloween series on witches! We switch it up for this one with Kaleigh kicking things off with a look at the start of the European witch hunt craze then Kat gives us an overview of the history of witch hunts in the American colonies, pre Salem. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

142. Shield Maidens and Witch Hammers

October 24, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 83.8 MB

It's episode 142 and we've got a good one, Kat kicks us off with her look at the legendary female Viking warrior, Lagertha. Then Kaleigh closes us out with a history of the Malleus Maleficarum, one of the most famous witch hunting manuals in history. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

142.

October 24, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 83.8 MB

141. Ancient Wonders and German Princesses

October 17, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 81.3 MB

141!!! Kat get's us going with a complete overview, sprinkled in with some of Kaleigh's unearned confidence in sculpture making. Kaleigh then tells us the wonderfully scandalous tale of May Carleton, the (fake) German Princess. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

141.

October 17, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 81.3 MB

140. The Satanic Panics of the 1320s and 1980s

October 10, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 89.6 MB

Some things never change, we guess... it's October and it's a theme so you know what that means! This episode, Kat covers the Satanic Panic of the 80s in America then Kaleigh tells us all about the life of Alice Kyteler, the Witch of Kilkenny. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

139. Gilded Man and Ancient Woman

October 03, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

What is up it is Tuesday which means it's another TINAHL episode! Kat tells us all about the Legend of El Dorado (not the movie) and the historic truth behind it. Then Kaleigh takes us way back again to discuss one of the most famous women of Ancient Athens, Aspasia. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

138. Cordoba and Rivera

September 26, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 54.4 MB

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This week we've both got topics that, in typical TINAHL fashion, cover a large span of Hispanic history. Kat kicks us off with a look at the Treaty of Cordoba and the role it played in the formation of a free Mexico. Kaleigh closes us out with the life of Sylvia Rivera, one of the icons of the early gay rights movement in the United States. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

137. Literal Explosions and An Explosive Personality

September 19, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 66.5 MB

Hey hey hey we've got episode 137 today! Kat first takes us through the explosive history of dynamite and the man who invented it, then Kaleigh tells us about the life and times of Chavela Vargas. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

137.

September 19, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 66.5 MB

136. Leper Kings and Moonshine Runners

September 12, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 80.1 MB

It's episode 136 and I know I say this a lot but we have a fun one for y'all today! Tune in as Kat covers the Leper King of the Crusades and Kaleigh discusses the origins of NASCAR. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

135. Organized Crime Time (the history of it, not committing it obviously)

September 05, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

Welcome to theme episode 135! This time we have both picked topics from the history of organized crime so strap in as Kat covers the scandalous Operation Underworld during WWII and Kaleigh covers the history of the Yakuza in Japan. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

134. A Really, Weirdly Specific Accidental Theme

August 29, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 83.6 MB

It's episode 134 and we somehow accidentally did a theme so specific we would've never come up with it on our own. Kat covers the founding of the country of Bangladesh, led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Kaleigh tells us about one of the most powerful African kings of all time, King Shaka Zulu. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

133. Radiation and Colonization

August 22, 2023 15:00 - 2 hours - 89.8 MB

It's 133 and I wish I had could think of something that rhymed with 3 but I can't! Anyway, welcome to the episode! Kat starts us off with a history of Chernobyl and the status of the site to this day, then Kaleigh lays the groundwork for the colonization of Hawaii, the beginning of the story to how the US is still illegally occupying their lands. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

132. Literal and Cultural Revolutions

August 15, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 67.9 MB

Hey y'all, how are you? How have you been? I hope you're well. Today we have an episode for you filled with history because, well, this is a history podcast. Kat tells us about the Donghak Revolution in Korea then Kaleigh shares the story of Janis Joplin, one of the icons of the American cultural revolution of the late 60s. Let's Chat!  Twitter: @TINAHLpodcast Email: [email protected] Remember to rate us wherever you can!

132.

August 15, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 67.9 MB