The Birthplace of “Gone with the Wind”

The Margaret Mitchell House

Listen to Episode “The Birthplace of Gone with the Wind” Listen and subscribe in iTunes Other ways to listen and subscribe   There seem to always be interesting intersections between history and art, and in this episode of The History Fangirl, we dig a bit into one of those crossings, the life of Margaret Mitchell, … Read more

Penn Station: Sacrificial Lamb

If you’ve ever been to New York City, there’s a good chance you traveled through Penn Station at some point. And then you instantly regretted it. On today’s episode, my guest is Greg Young of the famous Bowery Boys podcast, and we talk about the sad history of Penn Station, and what it can mean … Read more

Space Tourism in Houston, Texas

While the History Fangirl Podcast has typically gone around the world to find the most fascinating stories, today we’re taking our eyes off the Earth and casting our gaze starward. Today’s guest is Valerie Stimac, an accomplished travel writer in her own right, who has started a unique site at While she isn’t quite … Read more

An Irreverent History of Disney World

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe On today’s very special episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, I, a Disney Skeptic, try to figure out why anyone over the age of nine would ever want to go to Disney World. And luckily, for this task I have Maggie Garvin on the … Read more

The Lost History of the Black Pioneers

 Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we discuss an aspect of history that, I don’t mind saying, was a total blind spot for me. I was so honored to talk with Anna-Lisa Cox, an adjunct member of the History Department and … Read more

Atlanta’s Ponce City Market

 Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe One of the fascinating things about the city of Atlanta, Georgia is how often it has had to change and adapt to forces around it. Sometimes it’s gone kicking and screaming, and sometimes it’s forged its own path. Because it’s arguably undergone more … Read more

Traveling the Green Book

The Green Book

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe In the first half of the 20th century, the automobile became a symbol of freedom to American families. Middle-class families able to afford their own car were no longer restricted to train or bus timetables, and the great American road trip was born. But … Read more

5 Funny Quotes about April Fool’s Day

Quotes about April Fool's Day

Anybody who claims to be excited for April Fools’ Day is probably a sociopath.–John Oliver Today is April 1, April Fools’ Day, a day that people try to fool their friends and relatives. Don’t confuse that with April 15, when people try to fool the IRS.–Jay Leno Actually, we did a fun April Fools’ thing … Read more

5 Beautiful Quotes about the Amalfi Coast

Italy - Amalfi Coast

Capri on the Amalfi Coast in Italy is my ultimate holiday destination.–Vidal Sassoon My favorite thing is Spaghetti with white clam sauce anywhere on the Amalfi Coast or the Tuscan Coast.–Todd English Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, … Read more