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Welcome to History Gems, the podcast that follows historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis as she seeks to unpick the stories behind some of history's most famous and intriguing jewels. With a different expert on every episode, Nicola delves into a daring attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, the secrets of a supposedly cursed diamond, the creation of the world's most famous Easter eggs, and plenty more. Check out @historygemspod on social media to see pictures of each week's gems! Nicola's books ...
 
The history of a woman who rose above and beyond tragedy, grief and personal loss to become one of the most powerful figures in sixteenth century Europe is wonderfully told in this biography Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott. Beginning with the tragic circumstances of Elizabeth's mother, the lovely and doomed Anne Boleyn's execution and Henry VIII's dissolution of the English Catholic Church, the story of Elizabeth's rise to power is reflective of the England's domination of world politics as ...
 
Time to get salty with two politically savvy ladies, Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio. The co-hosts will dig in with a diverse range of guests on what's happening in politics and around the globe and why they're salty about it. Get your saltshaker ready and join Emily and Julie in Saltier Politics.
 
Beyond Footnotes is a history-themed podcast on local KPSU, sponsored by Portland State University’s Department of History. Beyond Footnotes features interviews with the talented faculty and students of PSU, providing a forum for local historians to share their work with each other and the community. The show was formerly hosted by PSU history graduates, Christian Graham, Emile Nelson, Lily Hart, and Madelyn Miller and co-created by Ryan Wisnor and Joshua Justice of Dive Audio.
 
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Interwoven is a podcast from Plimoth Patuxet Museums, the Nation’s premier living history museum. In each episode, we explore the ways stories weave through generations, communities and cultures to inform our contemporary lives. Rooted deep in the 17th century, Interwoven expands beyond the relationships between the Wampanoag people and the Pilgrims to discuss larger cross-cultural interactions of the varied people who lived along these shores of change. To learn more about Plimoth Patuxet M ...
 
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This week we're joined by Chicago's own drag queen Coco Sho-Nell to discuss movies about beauty queens! 1999's Drop Dead Gorgeous has become a queer cult classic in the years since it's release, with it's biting social satire and broad caricatures mocking the culture of American capitalism and teen beauty pageants. For a pairing, we look to 2000's …
 
In the latest episode of History Gems Dr Nicola Tallis delves into the fascinating story of French queen Marie Antoinette with royal historian and author Dr Carolyn Harris. Dr Carolyn Harris is a historian, author and royal commentator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada: Democracy, Law, and H…
 
This week we're taking a look at two classic romantic comedies! Lauren joins Brian as they discuss When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle. Both were written by the legend Nora Ephron, with Sleepless her directorial debut. We discuss the legacies of Ephron and her work, a writer who did more for romantic comedies than any modern director. …
 
Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss the reports on and investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassing multiple women. Julie explains why the media failed the women and how Cuomo was able to get away with it for so long. The co-hosts dive into the subject matter and deliver another informative,…
 
This week we’re putting on our film nerd caps and re-examining the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. With both Rope and Strangers on a Train ol’ Hitch trots out killer queers in high society out to commit the perfect murder. Under the rules of the infamous “Hayes Code,” these films couldn’t portray homosexuals explicitly, and Alfred Hitchcock seemed to t…
 
For this episode we're taking another look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this time we have a special guest. The Marvel comic-book series, "The United States of Captain America" introduces us to Aaron Fischer. and we're proud to have writer Josh Trujillo as a guest to talk to us about the creation of the first queer Captain America, as well …
 
We're abandoning all pretensions for this episode, as we cover two beloved shlock-fests, 2003's Identity and the 2019 head-scratcher Serenity, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. We won't get into the strange twists of these films here in the description, but know that they were paired together because of those twists. In each case, its…
 
This week, we end the little Orkney "Mini-Series" we have been focusing on. In this episode its time to talk about the Churchill Barriers and the world famous Italian Chapel. Check out the Facebook or Instagram page to see my pictures from these sites. http://scothistorypod.com scothistorypod@gmail.com http://patreon.com/scothistorypod See acast.co…
 
Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss the #FreeBritney movement and why the GOP are the real snowflakes when it comes to critical race theory. Julie explains why she thinks students should learn critical race theory and quips, "I didn't become a racist after watching Gone with the Wind or a Marxist after…
 
We’re wrapping up Pride Month 2021 with a look back at two films that are now seen as precursors to the New Queer Cinema. Today, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes are Oscar-nominated filmmakers, but Mala Noche and Poison were their first theatrical releases. How did these once-and-future auteurs introduce themselves to the world? Join us as Brian, Matth…
 
Continuing our celebration of queer cinema for Pride 2021, we're turning our attention to some controversial films. Both Cruising (1980) and Basic Instinct (1992) take the Killer Queer stereotypes to stylish if problematic heights. Each was protested heavily throughout production, with queer activists not just disrupting filming, but at the multipl…
 
We're continuing our look back at formative gay films from the late-90's, as we look back at Trick and The Broken Hearts Club. Each film has developed a following, with The Broken Hearts Club boasting a cast of then unknowns like Zach Braff, Billy Porter and Timothy Olyphant as a group of gay coworkers at a West Hollywood restaurant. Trick stars JP…
 
This week, as Scotland is about to play in it's first International football tournament for 23 years, I tell you a little about Scotlands national team from 1998 - Present. What players should you be looking out for is this years Euro 2020 tournament? Also gave me an excuse to play "Flower of Scotland" twice in one episode! http://scothistorypod.co…
 
For Pride 2021, Brian and Max are revisiting the seminal queer films of their teenage years, better known as the 1990’s. We’re starting off with The Opposite of Sex, paired with the cheerful But I’m a Cheerleader. In Opposite of Sex a teenaged Christina Ricci walks into a gay man’s life and blows it up by sleeping with his boyfriend. But I’m a Chee…
 
In the latest episode of History Gems Dr Nicola Tallis delves into the history of pearls with Sue Prichard, Senior Curator of Arts at the National Maritime Museum, in Greenwich. Nicola and Sue also discuss the new Tudors to Windsors exhibition at the musuem, which includes over 150 of the finest portraits from across five royal dynasties. Discover …
 
Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss why we shouldn't be calling Liz Cheney "brave" for simply doing the right thing. Julie reveals her deep British history knowledge as she discusses the recent headline about the Mary Queen of Scots and her stolen rosary. Find out why Julie will never use Airbnb again …
 
Historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis explores the astonishing story of the House of Kutchinsky, from its modest beginnings in the East End of London to becoming a Post-World War II jewellery powerhouse that became internationally renowned. And her guide is none other than journalist Serena Kutchinsky, whose father, Paul Kutchinsky, created the wor…
 
James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, the 'Great Montrose' won a series of brilliant, almost impossible victories over the Covenanters in 1644-45 that is remembered as the 'Year of Miracles'. Such a run of near impossible victories wouldn't be seen again in British history until Leicester won the league in 2016. Montrose fought to make himself 'Ma…
 
Historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis delves into the history of one of the 17th century's most fascinating characters, Queen Christina of Sweden, and explores the story of her crown and how she lost it! Nicola is joined by Amy Saunders, who's studying for her PhD at the Uni of Winchester and specialises in 17th century gender, sexuality and the mo…
 
Historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis explores the topic of Nazi gold - what it is, where it came from and where it might be now - with Callum McKelvie, the Features Editor at All About History Magazine. Callum has researched and written extensively about Nazi gold and he tells Nicola how the gold, as well as precious stones and art work, was colle…
 
For this weeks episode, there was a couple of requests, so I decided to fulfill these before I forget! First up, a request from Chuck Garnes, I talk about the bagpipes and give you a little background on them. Next up, is the national flower of Scotland, The Thistle. And finally, a request from (possibly) the youngest fan of the podcast, 4 Year old…
 
When civil war broke out in England in 1642 both the English Parliamentarians and Royalists petitioned the Scots Covenanters for their support. The Covenanters had the strongest army across all three kingdoms, they had defeated the Royalist forces of Charles I with remarkable ease in the Bishop Wars of 1639/40. The Covenanters may have been miserab…
 
Historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis explores the incredible story of one of the world's most famous authors, Jane Austen, in the company of Sophie Reynolds, the Collections and Interpretations Manager at Jane Austen House, in Hampshire. Find out more about the incredible work of Jane Austen and Jane Austen's House, which is found in the village o…
 
It's our fourth annual Oscar episode! We started this podcast discussing the 2018 Oscars so every year we make sure to watch as many nominees as possible to properly cover Hollywood's most glamorous night. This time Brian, Max and Matthew hopped on Zoom to talk predictions before the big show, and came back after to discuss the results. A few thing…
 
I can't believe it has taken me so long to finally get round to doing this one! Requested ages ago due to me mentioning it in an episode WAY back at the beginning, here is my theory and comparisons that William Wallace was the inspiration behind the stories of Robin Hood. www.scothistorypod.com www.patreon.com/scothistorypod scothistorypod@gmail.co…
 
Saltier Politics: Co-hosts Julie Roginsky and Emily DeCiccio get salty and discuss Putin's opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Julie explains her experience with the Russian medical system and how it has informed her, and what that could mean for Navalny's health. Emily and Julie also discuss the future of policing in the U.S. in the wake of Derek Ch…
 
Charles I tried desperately to assimilate the Scottish Presbyterian kirk with the English Anglican church, when he introduced a new Common Prayer Book to Scotland in 1637 an Edinburgh woman called Jenny Geddes famously reacted by throwing her stool at the Dean of St Giles Cathedral's head - by stool I mean what she was sat on, she wasn't throwing h…
 
In the second episode of Series Two, Dr Nicola Tallis is joined by fellow historian and author Helen Carr to explore the story of English prince, military leader, statesman - and the third of the five sons of King Edward III - John of Gaunt. Helen, whose book The Red Prince, a biography of John of Gaunt, is out now (but it here), tells Nicola about…
 
This week I take you to one of my absolute favourite castles in Scotland. Caerlaverock is a magnificent structure and is definately worth a visit if you get the chance. http://scothistorypod.com http://youtube.com/thescottishhistorypodcast http://patreon.com/scothistorypod http://buymeacoffee.com/scothistorypod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
For the first time ever, we're covering a film and it's sequel. The Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner redefined science fiction films forever, but how does it hold up today? Join us as we pair it with the 2017 sequel starring Ryan Gosling. James and Max join this week to discuss both films, the influence of Phillip K. Dick and the sex appeal of a y…
 
History Gems is back! In the first episode of Series Two, historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis uncovers the secrets of the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, made famous in the Netflix film 'The Dig', with Dr Sue Brunning, the curator of the European Early Medieval and Sutton Hoo collections at the British Museum. Nicola and Sue explore the gl…
 
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