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Hashtag History

A weekly History podcast
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This week on Hashtag History, we are joined by Amber Hunt of the Crimes of the Centuries podcast as we discuss the Osage Nation Murders. The Osage Nation Murders were a series of murders that occurred over the course of decades in the early 190
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing the forced sterilization of thousands of Latinas here in California throughout the 20th century. In 1909, California passed a eugenics law that allowed for the sterilization of people considered t
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Henri Charriere - or, as he was nicknamed, Papillon - a condemned prisoner that was sent to one of the most infamous prisons in History in French Guiana known as Devil’s Island. After eight escape
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants, more commonly known as the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case. In 1992, a seventy-nine-year old woman named Stella Liebeck bought a cup of coffee from a McDonald’s driv
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Olga of Kiev, the first recorded female ruler of Russia who, in an effort to avenge her husband’s murder by the Drevilian, quite literally slaughtered the Drevlian people and burned their capital
CONTENT WARNING: This week's episode contains mentions of child abuse, animal mutilation, suicide, and more. This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing the Satanic Panic, which spanned the 1980s and into the 1990s here in the United States
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing the Ford Pinto’s Explosive History. The 1971 Ford Pinto was rushed into production for a myriad of reasons that we will be getting into in this episode. Because of this rushed turnaround time, For
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Patty Hearst who -- in 1974 at only nineteen-years-old -- was kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California. A few days after her kidnapping, a tape was received by a Berkeley radio station
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Selena Quintanilla Perez, an American singer, businesswoman, and fashion designer that would be credited as one of the most influential Latin artists of all time at a time when the Tejano music in
Welcome back for Season Nine! This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Andree de Jongh, a member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized and led the Comet Line (or Le Réseau Comète, as it was called by it’s French-sp
This week on Hashtag History, we are joined by Caitlin and Sarah of Luminol Podcast as we discuss the disappearance of Etan Patz and the legacy of the Missing Children Milk Carton Campaign. Etan Patz was a six-year-old boy who went missing in 1
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing the murder of Gianni Versace, a world-renowned fashion designer that would go on to quite literally revolutionize the fashion industry. He was shot and killed on the steps of his mansion in Miami
This week on Hashtag History, we are wrapping up our two-part series on Lance Armstrong, the only professional cyclist to win seven Tour de France titles...all before it was revealed more than a dozen years after his first win that he had been
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Lance Armstrong, the only professional cyclist to win seven Tour de France titles...all before it was revealed more than a dozen years after his first win that he had been using performance-enhanc
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Rudy Kurniawan, a world famous wine connoisseur, collector, seller...and total fraudster. In 2012 when the Federal Bureau of Investigations raided Kurniawan’s Arcadia, California home, they found
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Rodney King, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who was captured on video camera on March 3, 1991 as he was being beaten viciously by four Los Angeles Police Department officers. The review would fi
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Benedict Arnold, the OG traitor, who was a major general of the American Continental Army during the Revolutionary War...all before selling out and switching sides to join the British Army. And th
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing that infamous 1967 Bigfoot film. Five decades later and - despite all the analysis and scrutiny that the film has received - it still, to this day, has never officially been debunked. And it reall
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Mary Mallon - more infamously known as Typhoid Mary (or, as she has also been called, “The Most Dangerous Woman in America”) - who was the first person in the United States to be identified as an
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing the weird and wondrous World War II tactical deception that was Operation Mincemeat. This was a 1943 British deception operation in which the corpse of a deceased British homeless man (dressed as
We are SO EXCITED to announce that, in honor of the Two Year Anniversary of the Hashtag History podcast, we will be hosting our first ever LIVE show via ZOOM! It will take place on Saturday, July 24th at 4:00 PM PST.  We will have a LIVE cockta
This week on Hashtag History, we are so honored and so excited to have the amazing Alicia Gutierrez-Romine on the podcast! Alicia is an author, historian, and professor that recently published her book titled "From Back Alley to the Border: Cri
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Gouverneur Morris who - in addition to being the Forgotten Founding Father - was also maybe the weirdest, wildest, and (dare I say it?) freakiest Founding Father of them all. This guy liked to hav
This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Lee Miller. Miller was a model and photographer, most well-known for being a war correspondent for Vogue during World War II, capturing over 60,000 images (images that many of the male photographe
In a special, bonus episode, we had the honor of having Ian from Necronomipod on the podcast to discuss the St. Valentine's Day Massacre! On February 14, 1929, Chicago's North Side Gang (well known to be a rival of infamous Mob Boss, Al Capone)
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