Wed 20 Sep 2017
When we left off in part one, Emin Pasha had become governor of Equatoria in what's now South Sudan. But things took a dramatic turn in the 1880s.
Mon 18 Sep 2017
Emin Pasha's story connects to so many other historical things, particularly in the context of both the Ottoman Empire and African history.
Sat 16 Sep 2017
New theories have emerged that make it the right time to once again go back to an old favorite, the Voynich Manuscript.
Wed 13 Sep 2017
While many have admired heiress Casati over the years for her life led entirely based on her aesthetics, she was also entirely self-serving.
Mon 11 Sep 2017
When people say the Wrights were first to fly, they're talking about a very particular set of circumstances. There are other contenders to the title.
Sat 09 Sep 2017
We're revisiting the murder of Mary Ann Bickford on Oct. 27, 1845. Albert J. Tirrell was charged with murder, and his defense was somnambulism.
Wed 06 Sep 2017
As Louis XVI's time as king grew less stable, Léonard stepped away from the royal family and into his own business ventures.
Mon 04 Sep 2017
Marie Antoinette's hairdresser set the styles of France during King Louis XVI's reign. But when he first arrived in Paris, he had almost nothing.
Sat 02 Sep 2017
We're revisiting the story of large numbers of emus making their way through Australia, severely damaging wheat farms.
Wed 30 Aug 2017
The story of the H.L. Hunley really begins with the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Mon 28 Aug 2017
For more than 45 years after Emmett Till's murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.
Sat 26 Aug 2017
This episode revisits the biggest shipping disaster in Cayman Islands history, in which 10 ships went down together one night in 1794.
Wed 23 Aug 2017
John von Neumann 37m play
One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.
Mon 21 Aug 2017
Today, we're walking through some of the famous eclipses in history, all while wearing proper eye shielding.
Sat 19 Aug 2017
We're revisiting our 2013 episode on the invention of the sewing machine and the epic patent battle associated with it.
Wed 16 Aug 2017
Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.
Mon 14 Aug 2017
France’s mad king Charles VI reigned in the middle of the Hundred Years War between England and France.
Sat 12 Aug 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It's been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?
Wed 09 Aug 2017
The eugenics movement in the U.S. focused on identifying, sequestering and even sterilizing people who were deemed to be 'unfit.'
Mon 07 Aug 2017
The Sepoy Rebellion was the result of many, many influences and stressors on the cultures of India living under British rule.
Sat 05 Aug 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, all about the Count of Saint Germain. His story features teleportation, alchemy and even rumors of immortality.
Wed 02 Aug 2017
Ibn Battuta's 14th-century travels were extensive. He traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.
Mon 31 Jul 2017
Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage.
Sat 29 Jul 2017
We're revisiting a classic episode, all about Jane Austen. She was not a shy spinster nor a real-life version of any of her heroines.
Wed 26 Jul 2017
After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.
Mon 24 Jul 2017
Several events in Carry Nation's early life catalyzed her temperance activism.
Wed 19 Jul 2017
With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.
Mon 17 Jul 2017
Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.
Wed 12 Jul 2017
The NASA space program likely wouldn't be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.
Mon 10 Jul 2017
Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.
Wed 05 Jul 2017
William Hogarth 39m play
In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today a... 4 more words
Mon 03 Jul 2017
It's time for another mid-year edition of Unearthed! The show covers new information about the Lions of Tsavo, H.H. Holmes and Ötzi.
Wed 28 Jun 2017
The Eastland disaster was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history. In this case, safety regulations actually made things worse.
Mon 26 Jun 2017
This much-beloved flower predates mankind, and it's a little difficult to track our early relationship with cultivating it.
Wed 21 Jun 2017
Animals and humans have been living together for centuries, but standardized veterinary care developed over a long period of time.