And today we consider the timeless question: What do you do when 20,000 five foot tall flightless birds overrun your farm? Go to war, obviously. Looking for more of the story? Try these sites: Emu War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War The Great Emu
Fashion change rapidly, and sometimes bizarrely. Today we’ll look at what happens when fashion gets violent. And how real leaders can put an end to the craziness. To find out more: The Straw Hat RIots of 1922 http://mentalfloss.com/article/61755/straw-hat-riots-1922 The Straw
How do you build a connection between cereal lovers and the Klondike? Give them a small piece of Yukon, of course! This episodes details when and why Quaker Oats tried doing exactly that. For futher reading: The Klondike Big Inch
This is the story of an average woman named Jenny Geddes. By being who she was she triggered a reformation in her church, and set rolling unforeseen consequence in the entire kingdom. Music is courtesy of jjstiano over at Looperman.com.
Today I’m looking at what happens when a community is struck by dance fever. While John Travolta might’ve liked it, the people of Strasbourg weren’t quite so enthused. Music is courtesy of jjstiano over at Looperman.com
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My very first episode is up! To start off the fun we’re looking at the Defenestration of Prague which will compel you to throw everything you know about conflict out the window. Seriously. Music is courtesy of jjstiano over at
History.icu is the project of me, James Dykstra, a social studies and history teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The site is starting off with a podcast which, when it gets going, should be about every two weeks. There are plans afoot