The World Nomad Games

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Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe This week’s episode is something a little different. I am in Isyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, covering the World Nomad Games, a festival of sports that’s sort of like the Olympics for nomadic peoples. The sports, though, are way more interesting than, say, basketball. My first interview … Read more

The Massacre at Srebrenica

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Last year, Alex Cruikshanks came on the show to talk about Belgrade, a really detailed and wide-ranging episode. And we had such a great time, he’s back again to talk about more recent history in Yugoslavia, specifically the brutal massacre at Srebrenica. Yugoslavia, as … 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

Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe Philadelphia is by far one of my favorite American cities. I used to live there and run a photo-a-day website there, and it’s one of the best cities to live in if you’re a history buff. On today’s episode, we talk about the amazing … 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

Barcelona’s Groundbreaking Monument to Trans History

Barcelona’s Groundbreaking Transsexual Monument

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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