The Not Historians Podcast

Two dudes with big mouths and little knowledge of history take on pop history and the history of everyday things, places, people, and events. We are not historians, but we are curious. It’s so close to learning, you just might.

11: Grandfathered In & Sold Down the River

May 24th, 2017

Join us for an adventure through the history of two color phases of America. Grandfathered In and Sold Down the River. 

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Grandfather Clause.” Encyclopedia Britannica, May 29, 2015. Web <https://www.britannica.com/topic/grandfather-clause>
  2. Farlex. “Grandfather Clause.” The Free Dictionary by Farlex. Retrieved: Dec 17, 2016. Web Article. <http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Grandfather+Clause>
  3. Brenc, Willie. The Grandfather Clause (1898-1915). Retrieved: Dec 17, 2016. Black Past. Web. <http://www.blackpast.org/aah/grandfather-clause-1898-1915>
  4. <http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/21/239081586/the-racial-history-of-the-grandfather-clause>
  5. Wikipedia. “Grandfather clause.” Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. Web. Nov 18, 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_clause>
  6. Merriam-Webster. “Grandfather Clause.” Online Dictionary. Retrieved: Dec 17, 2016. <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandfather%20clause >
  7. http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/01/27/265421504/what-does-sold-down-the-river-really-mean-the-answer-isnt-pretty
  8. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/326500.html
  9. http://www.uapress.ua.edu/product/Sold-Down-the-River,5110.aspx
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SPECIAL EDITION: Operation Snow White with the TX Files

May 17th, 2017

This week Desmon and the Michaels from the TX Files Podcast take on the story of one of the largest infiltrations of the US government. Operation Snow White by members of the Church of Scientology. 

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10: Nucky Johnson

May 10th, 2017

Join us for a stroll down the boardwalk as we take a look at the Czar of the Ritz himself, Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson. The basis of one of the most iconic gangsters to ever hit TV, the real Nucky doesn't stretch fact too far from fiction wit his iron grip on AC.

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9: The Day the Music Died

April 26th, 2017

Join us as we take the Chevy to the levee and look a day that forever shaped not only rock n roll, but all of America. The plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and their pilot.

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Sources include:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-day-the-music-died

http://www.biography.com/news/the-day-the-music-died--plane-crash#!

http://fiftiesweb.com/music/day-music-died/

http://fiftiesweb.com/music/coroner-report/

https://spectator.org/42196_day-music-died/

http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1876542,00.html

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8: Charlie Birger

April 12th, 2017

This week we tackle one the tale of a man went to war with the law, the KKK, and his former bootlegging partners. He is the one, the only, the deadly Charlie Birger. Sorry for the lackluster audio, we had a technical glitch with our mics. All will be fixed by next show!

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Birger

http://carolyar.com/Illinois/Govern/Birger.htm

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/franklin/charlie.html

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/notorious-gangster-charlie-birger-hanged-years-ago/article_3e055ed8-033d-556c-bb05-36b8a195e240.html

http://www.heritech.com/soil/birger/birger.htm

 

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7: DB Cooper with Special Guest Toph from GravityBeard

April 5th, 2017

This week we are joined by a very cool and very special guest, the Toph from the GravityBeard Podcast (iTunes) to talk the the man, the mystery, the legend himself, Dan "DB" Cooper. He walked on a plane Nov. 24, 1971 and jumped out the back of it mid-air into a rainy night with $200,000, never to be seen again.

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6: Cursive

March 28th, 2017

This time around we come bring news! We have a Patreon! We have merch coming! and... we talk about the bane of many a childhood writer, cursive.

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Sources include:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_cursive
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_hand
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancery_hand
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackletter
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_minuscule
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_hand
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolingian_minuscule
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaeography
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_hand
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cursive
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursive
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursive_script_(East_Asia)
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerical_script
  14. http://www.scottishhandwriting.com/1hour.asp
  15. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/08/ballpoint-pens-object-lesson-history-handwriting/402205/
  16. http://mashable.com/2013/06/11/technology-and-cursive/#TONKYJmVikqM
  17. https://www.good.is/articles/stop-teaching-handwriting
  18. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/long-held-tradition-cursive-handwriting-slowly-dying-america/
  19. http://time.com/2820780/five-reasons-kids-should-still-learn-cursive-writing/
  20. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-01-23-cursive-handwriting_N.htm
  21. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/cursive-handwriting-disappearing-from-public-schools/2013/04/04/215862e0-7d23-11e2-a044-676856536b40_story.html?utm_term=.9c529d330d88
  22. http://abcnews.go.com/US/end-cursive/story?id=12749517
  23. https://psmag.com/handwriting-is-history-9312bc557e07#.xn3aec40p
  24. http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/cursive-handwriting-philip-ball/
  25. http://www.archives.upenn.edu/people/1700s/matlack_tim.html
  26. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=0
  27. http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-cursive-writing-definition-history-types.html
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5: Baby Face Nelson

March 15th, 2017

This episode we discuss the man, the myth, the legend, a guy who apparently had an incredibly youthful face...George "Baby Face" Nelson. ‪It's so close to learning that you just might‬.

 

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4: Blowing Smoke & Katy Bar The Door

March 1st, 2017

This episode we look at two very intesting and unqiue phrases.

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Blowing Smoke Sources:

http://gizmodo.com/blowing-smoke-up-your-ass-used-to-be-literal-1578620709

https://youtu.be/188bad2I9VA

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/05/origin-expression-blow-smoke-ass/

 

Katy Bar The Door Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Douglas

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/213750.html

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-kat1.htm

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006011003999

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Katie+bar+the+door

http://www.word-detective.com/2012/01/katie-bar-the-door/

http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/site/comments/katy_bar_the_door/

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3: Superman vs the KKK with Special Guest Jay Sandlin

February 22nd, 2017

This week we are joined by a very special guest, author, and historian, Jay Sandlin. Jay is the creator and writer of the Novel Comics and a contributor at Buzzfeed. He is also currently on tour speaking at various colleges and institutions around the country. He can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and his website. He will also be appearing on the Geek Vibes Podcast next.

 

All 16 episodes of The Adventures of Superman, Klan of the Fiery Cross can be found here.

 

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