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Royalty: Our Fascination with Monarchs

Royalty: Our Fascination with Monarchs

January 26, 2020

Throughout history we have had rulers and the ruled. What makes someone want to lord over others? Phil and Campbell Valentine explore the good and the bad of royalty and our fascination with it.

Books: The History of Written Stories

Books: The History of Written Stories

January 22, 2020

We love books. They inform us. They entertain us. They take us to far away places we can only dream of visiting. Books have a rich history, and Phil and Campbell Valentine explore where books came from and how they evolved.

Vacations: The Evolution of the Getaway

Vacations: The Evolution of the Getaway

January 19, 2020

Studies show that taking some time off away from work is good for you, but where and when did vacations begin. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at the history of vacations and some of their own more memorable ones.

Fairy Tales: The Grimm Truth

Fairy Tales: The Grimm Truth

January 15, 2020

Once upon a time there were two podcasters talking about fairy tales. What they revealed was that not all fairy tales live happily ever after. Some were actually very dark. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the history of fairy tales.

Prophecies: History’s Most Incredible Prognosticators

Prophecies: History’s Most Incredible Prognosticators

January 12, 2020

Prophecies aren't just found in the Bible. People have been making predictions since the beginning of time, some with uncanny accuracy. Phil and Campbell Valentine look at history's most incredible prophecies.

Comedy: The History of Hilarity

Comedy: The History of Hilarity

January 8, 2020

We love to laugh. Doctors even tell us it's good for us. Like everything, comedy has a history. And that history has changed over the years. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the evolving history of comedy.

Beauty: The Ever-changing History of Attractiveness

Beauty: The Ever-changing History of Attractiveness

January 5, 2020

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How true that is. Collectively we as a society decide beauty norms and they're different from culture to culture, generation to generation. Phil and Campbell Valentine explore how the definition of beauty has changed throughout history.

Hoaxes: The Biggest Hoodwinks and Bamboozles in History

Hoaxes: The Biggest Hoodwinks and Bamboozles in History

January 1, 2020

Just how gullible is the public? As is turns out, pretty darn gullible. Hucksters have taken advantage of our naiveté by concocting some elaborate schemes to fool us. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the biggest hoaxes in history.

100th Episode Special: A Look Back Over the Past Year

100th Episode Special: A Look Back Over the Past Year

December 31, 2019

Phil and Campbell Valentine reach the milestone of 100 episodes. They look back over the past year at some of their more humorous moments.

Space: Are We Alone?

Space: Are We Alone?

December 29, 2019

Space has always captured our imagination. Especially Campbell's. He and Phil talk about what we know is out there and what we fear might be out there as the Valentines explore the final frontier.