HistoryPop

Feb 21 2020 42 mins

HistoryPop: where we talk about history - fictional, fictionalized, or otherwise! We will be exploring how history and historical figures are represented in TV, film, novels and more.





HistoryPop S04E03: Medievialisms of Disney – Pocahontas II
Feb 21 2020 62 mins  
In this episode, we'll talk about the lessons about history that can be gleaned from watching Disney's direct to VHS successor to Pocahontas, Pocahontas II!


HistoryPop Bites! – Lady Jane Grey and the Wonky English Succession
Feb 14 2020 26 mins  
In this Bites! episode, we'll talk about Lady Jane Grey (who was executed on February 12, 1554) and the wibbly-wobbly ways of the English Succession!


HistoryPop S04E02: Medievalisms of Disney – Brave
Feb 07 2020 36 mins  
In our new series, the Medievialisms (or whatever time period is in the film!) of Disney, we will explore what historical understandings/lessons we can glean from all sorts of stories set in a fictional or fictionalized past! In this second episode of the series, we explore the fun but muddled history in medieval (????) Scotland with BRAVE!



HistoryPop: S04E01 – Sleeping Beauty
Jan 25 2020 55 mins  
In our new series, the Medievialisms (or whatever time period is in the film!) of Disney, we will explore what historical understandings/lessons we can glean from all sorts of stories set in a fictional or fictionalized past! In this first episode of the series, we'll explore a quintessential medievalish story, Sleeping Beauty!


HistoryPop: S03E07 – Six, part 2
Jan 10 2020 57 mins  
This is a concluding conversation that I had with another historian/thespian who went with me to see SIX! It's fun, trust me. :)


HistoryPop: S03E06 – Six, part 1
Jan 03 2020 71 mins  
This is a concluding conversation that I had with another historian/thespian who went with me to see SIX! It's fun, trust me. :)


HistoryPop: S03E05 – SIX
Dec 27 2019 35 mins  
In this episode, we continue our historical prelude to discussing the worldwide musical phenomenon, SIX! The musical is Henry VIII's wives meets Spice Girls in the BEST way and is touring the US before their Broadway debut early next year. Today, we're going to finish the musical with I Don't Need Your Love and SIX and explore how they function to interpret history! Stay tuned!


HistoryPop: S03E04 – SIX
Dec 20 2019 47 mins  
In this episode, we continue our historical prelude to discussing the worldwide musical phenomenon, SIX! The musical is Henry VIII's wives meets Spice Girls in the BEST way and is touring the US before their Broadway debut early next year. Today, we're going to go through the first couple of songs and explore how they function to interpret history! Stay tuned for HAUS of HOLBEIN, Get Down, and All You Wanna Do!


HistoryPop: S03E03 – Six
Dec 13 2019 35 mins  
In this episode, we continue our historical prelude to discussing the worldwide musical phenomenon, SIX! The musical is Henry VIII's wives meets Spice Girls in the BEST way and is touring the US before their Broadway debut early next year. Today, we're going to go through the first couple of songs and explore how they function to interpret history! Stay tuned for Ex-Wives, No Way, Don't Lose UR Head, and Heart of Stone!


HistoryPop: S03E02 – Six
Dec 06 2019 62 mins  
In this episode, we continue our historical prelude to discussing the worldwide musical phenomenon, SIX! The musical is Henry VIII's wives meets Spice Girls in the BEST way and is touring the US before their Broadway debut early next year. So, let's dive into the lives of Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Kateryn Parr on our exploration of SIX.


HistoryPop: S03E01- SIX
Nov 29 2019 83 mins  
In this episode, we begin our historical prelude to discussing the worldwide musical phenomenon, SIX! The musical is Henry VIII's wives meets Spice Girls in the BEST way and is touring the US before their Broadway debut early next year. So, let's dive into the lives of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn as we begin our exploration of SIX.


HistoryPop: S02E04 – Victoria
Nov 22 2019 45 mins  
In our final (for now!) episode of the Victoria series, Courtney explores more of the characters introduced in the third season, especially Lord Palmerston and Sophie, Duchess of Monmouth. Prepare for digressions on the state of marriage for Victorian women, wandering wombs, and more!


HistoryPop: S02E03 – Victoria
Nov 15 2019 31 mins  
In this continuation we finally learn what Courtney REALLY thinks of Albert, and we explore a bit of Feodora's history - along with some key contemporary events in Victoria's universe!



HistoryPop: S02E02 – Victoria
Nov 08 2019 45 mins  
In this continuation of the Victoria series on HistoryPop, we explore the history behind the first episode and some of the major characters from PBS Masterpiece's Victoria!


HistoryPop: S02E01 – Victoria
Nov 01 2019 28 mins  
In this second series, we will examine the PBS Masterpiece Theater's hit show, Victoria!


HistoryPop: S00E01- Witches (OneShot)
Oct 25 2019 32 mins  
In this special seasonal one-shot episode, we explore some of the history of witches, witchcraft, and how those witches have been represented in pop culture from the Brothers Grimm to the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! Join us for a spooooooky good time! Happy Halloween!


HistoryPop: S01E03 – Rose of Versailles
Oct 18 2019 23 mins  
Rose of Versailles – In this series, we will examine some of the complicated and fascinating history behind the French Revolution and how the 1970s women’s lib movement in Japan influenced the making of the smash hit anime and manga Rose of Versailles!


HistoryPop: S01E02 – Rose of Versailles
Oct 11 2019 18 mins  
In this series, we will examine some of the complicated and fascinating history behind the French Revolution and how the 1970s women's lib movement in Japan influenced the making of the smash hit anime and manga Rose of Versailles!


HistoryPop: S01E01 – Rose of Versailles
Oct 04 2019 14 mins  
In this series, we will examine some of the complicated and fascinating history behind the French Revolution and how the 1970s women's lib movement in Japan influenced the making of the smash hit anime and manga Rose of Versailles!


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