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Historium Unearthia: Unearthing History's Lost and Untold Stories

Have you ever heard of Louis Congo? What about the forgotten Downwinders or The Devil’s Bible? These are just a few examples of people, events, and things from our past that have been lost to time. They’re important in the greater context of our understanding of the world and how our past shaped our present, yet they never made it into history books. In this bi-weekly podcast, freelance journalist, Crystal Ponti, digs up extraordinary excerpts of forgotten history, bringing her passion and love of storytelling to each episode. Recently honored as one of the best history podcasts of 2018 (Uproxx), listeners have likened “Historium Unearthia” to “60 Minutes” and said, “Crystal’s narration is concise and enrapturing, and the production value of her stories holds the audience’s attention like only the best of radio programs. She delivers interesting and entertaining stories from the lost parts of history, and, not only does she unearth them, she brings them to life.”

info_outline Episode 34: The Government Program that Imprisoned "Promiscuous" Women 09/18/2019
info_outline Episode 33: This Influential Female Author and Anthropologist Blazed a Trail for Women 04/03/2019
info_outline Episode 32: This Strange Civil Disturbance Changed How Americans Study Medicine 03/13/2019
info_outline Episode 31: Before Modern Medicine, These Female Healers Cured What Ailed 02/18/2019
info_outline Episode 30: The Mysterious Life and Supposed Murder of Vincent van Gogh 01/31/2019
info_outline Episode 29: All You've Needed to Know and Then Some Since 1818 01/08/2019
info_outline Episode 28: A Doctor Claimed the Springs Could Cure in This Lost Missouri Town 12/21/2018
info_outline Episode 27: The Flying Santas Who Airdrop Christmas Cheer to America’s Lighthouse Keepers 12/08/2018
info_outline Episode 26: This Double-Crossing General Deceived America and Walked Away 11/29/2018
info_outline Bonus Episode: A Thanksgiving Ghost Story 11/16/2018
info_outline Episode 25: Utah's Forgotten National Park is Rich in History and the Unexplained 11/09/2018
info_outline Bonus Halloween Episode: A New England Ghost Story 10/24/2018
info_outline Episode 24: Decades Before Lizzie Borden Gained Notoriety, This Woman was Dubbed the "Witch of Staten Island" 10/17/2018
info_outline Episode 23: Before Chatty Cathy, Edison Gave Us the Ultimate Creepy Doll 10/02/2018
info_outline Episode 22: Black Wall Street was Obliterated During 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre 09/19/2018
info_outline Episode 21: Dracula's Best Friend was a Fierce Warrior with an Impressive Library 09/05/2018
info_outline Episode 20: A Great Molasses Flood Swept Through Boston in 1919 08/19/2018
info_outline Episode 19: These Events of 1811 and 1812 Caused Series of Strange Phenomena 08/05/2018
info_outline Episode 18: The Myth of Maine's Red Paint People 07/22/2018
info_outline Episode 17: This Great Warrior Escaped Slavery and Established America's First Free Black Community 07/10/2018
info_outline Episode 16: Unsuspecting Men were "Shanghaied" Through Port Townsend's Secret Underground 06/27/2018
info_outline Episode 15: This Road-Trippin' Housewife Became First Woman to Drive Across U.S. 06/12/2018
info_outline Episode 14: The Dark Legend of the Devil's Bible 05/30/2018
info_outline Episode 13: A Hidden World Runs Rampant Under St. Louis 05/16/2018
info_outline Episode 12: The Forgotten "Downwinders" of America's Nuclear Testing Program 04/27/2018
info_outline Episode 11: Funeral Games Were Once an Olympics-Style Celebration of Death 04/11/2018
info_outline Episode 10: In 1648, this Trailblazing Feminist Demanded Her Right to Vote 03/26/2018
info_outline Episode 9: Fifty Years Before the Salem Trials, Colonists Executed This Accused Witch 03/13/2018
info_outline Episode 8: A Mysterious Underwater Graveyard Lies at the Bottom of Florida's Lake Okeechobee 02/28/2018
info_outline Episode 7: If the Bermuda Triangle is a Mystery, the Bridgewater Triangle is an Epic Conundrum of the Unexplained 02/14/2018