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

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

Listen to the Episode “The Roman Forum” Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other Ways to Listen and Subscribe One of the places I toured while in Italy was the area in and surrounding the Roman Forum. It’s a central part of early Roman history that is sadly little more than a pile of ruins today. … Read more

Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe With just a week left in office, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Birmingham, Alabama Civil Rights District a national monument. Birmingham played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in America in the 1950s and ‘60s. Prominent figures like Rev. … Read more

The History of Kiev

Ukraine - Kiev

On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we talk with renowned travel blogger Megan Starr, who has carved out a fascinating niche in the travel world as an expert in the post-Soviet countries, particularly Ukraine. As Megan tells me, Kiev is a city that has been conquered and taken over and claimed so many … Read more

The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.

Civil War photograph of Ft. Stevens, Washington, D.C. Officers and men of Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens. William Morris Smith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Listen to the Episode “The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.” Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to listen & Subscribe For American history buffs, the Civil War can feel like covered ground. But if you put aside the big battles and turning points, there are still so many smaller, fascinating stories deserving to be told. … Read more

England’s Roman Baths

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe The town of Bath in England is famous for many things. It was the setting for one of Chaucer’s most famous stories from The Canterbury Tales, “The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” it was a Georgian pleasure town and its hot springs have attracted people … Read more

No Place Like It: A History of Singapore

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we talk with Ravi Mehta, host of The Wealth of Nations podcast. If you’ve ever traveled through southeast Asia, you know the one place you do not want to stop is Singapore, unless you’re flush with … Read more

The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens

The Acropolis

Listen to the Episode “The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens” iTunes Other Ways to Listen & Subscribe The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of the world and belongs on any Greece itinerary. But to hear Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece podcast tell … Read more

Bangkok and the Kingdom of Siam

Bangkok and the Kingdom of Siam

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe In January I took a solo trip to Southeast Asia, and—somewhat arbitrarily—I decided to make Bangkok, Thailand my first stop. Ever since being entranced by the famed musical The King and I as a kid, I’ve been fascinated with the Kingdom of Siam, and … Read more