holly frey podcasts

Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

Frankie Manning grew up loving dance, learning and practicing in ballrooms and private parties in...

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Antoni Gaudi, Part 1

You probably know Gaudi’s work, even if you don’t recognize his name. His distinctive...

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The Life and Times of Sir Isaac Newton

You may know the apple/gravity story, but Isaac Newton's life was so much more than that. Not...

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Unearthed in 2015, Part 1

As has become an annual tradition on the show, we’re capping off 2015 slash starting 2016 with a...

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The Honey War

the Honey War wasn't really about honey. It was a dispute over state lines. There are some bee...

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Queen Victoria: The Lady Hastings Scandal

Queen Victoria reigned for more than six decades, but her early years as ruler were peppered with...

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Giacomo Casanova

Casanova led a life so full of sex and adventure that today we call any particularly charismatic...

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Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 2

Once Manning became a professional dancer and choreographer, his work took him all over the...

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Charles IX

Much like many of the other mad royals that have been discussed on the podcast through the years,...

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A Historically Inspired Gentleman's Wardrobe

Jason Merrill of Blackbird Finery joins Holly in the studio to talk about adopting the styles and...

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A Brief History of Diving Technology

Humans have always longed to explore underwater, but the need to breathe air has been an...

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A Brief History of the Pietà

While Michelangelo's sculpture of Mary holding the deceased body of Christ is the most famous...

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Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard was a Christian mystic of medieval Europe who was way, way ahead of her time. If she...

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The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

The Tupac Amaru rebellion was a conflict between Spain and its colonies in South America which...

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The Shared Sign Language of Martha's Vineyard

By the early 18th century, it was not un common for people in Martha’s Vineyard to be deaf from...

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Suleiman the Magnificent and the Siege of Vienna

The Ottoman Empire’s Suleiman the Magnificent was a head of state, a poet, a reformer of the...

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The Flu Epidemic of 1918

The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic, which killed somewhere between 20 million and 50 million people,...

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The Mutiny and Massacre of the Batavia

While most of the survivors of the Batavia were scattered on a few tiny islands off the coast of...

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Pharaoh Djoser and Egypt’s First Pyramid

The pyramids at Giza are iconic Egyptian landmarks, but they weren't the first to appear. Djoser...

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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

In fall of 1778, British forces shifted their efforts in the American Revolutionary War to the...

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