Archive for June 2016

The Comics Code Authority

The third episode of History Honeys brings Grant to the hot seat to talk about The Comics Code Authority; its beginnings, its effects, and its legacy. If it seems like Alaina doesn't say much, it's because she was too busy trying to keep her composure in the face of the all-too familiar story of misplaced outrage and artistic repression. She made some incredible faces, though. Is scapegoating and censorship the path of least resistance? Can history remember anyone for more than one thing? How long of a shadow can one moment cast?

Recommendations: SagaI Hate FairylandArchie, The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Starchie (and all of Will Elder and Wally Wood's work on MAD), The Lee/Kirby run on Fantastic Four (issues 1-102), Figment from the Disney Kingdoms line of books inspired by theme park attractions, and many other books we didn't mention in the recording.

An article about Wertham's manipulation of facts to fit his argument:

And a big thanks to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

As mentioned in the listener mail segment, two articles by Ciaran.
Logo by Marah
Music by Thylacinus
Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

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The Eastland Disaster

Hello again and welcome to the second episode of History Honeys! Alaina will be teaching us all about the sinking of the Eastland, a passenger steamer whose sinking was the single greatest loss of life in Great Lakes history. How can a system give rise to terrible things and nobody at fault? Can a plan to promote safety actually create danger? If ghosts aren't real, can anyone actually "lie" about being haunted?

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The listener mail prompt for next episode is moral panics! Tell us which time people lost their heads over something that, in hindsight, turned out to be pointless scapegoating is your favorite and why, and we'll try to read it for the show.

Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Send a link to someone you know and tell them what you enjoy about History Honeys. Rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever other platform you use to hear us. It helps so very much and we do appreciate it.

Feeling down? We recommend this cookie recipe, and this baby sloth to help you cheer up.

Logo by Marah
Music by Thylacinus

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Hello everyone! This is the very first episode of History Honeys, and we're so glad you could join us. Grant and Alaina swap stories about Mackinac Island and the Michilimackinac region. Does it have the world's worst fort? Where would medical science be without accidental gunshot wounds and uncomfortable ethics? Are the straits in danger of ecological disaster?

Have some links!

The listener mail prompt for next episode is boats! Tell us your favorite history fact about a boat and we'll try to read it on air.

Please help our show succeed by sharing it. Tell your friends what you like about it, and send them a link. Rate and review on whatever platform delivers you this show so strangers will see it too! We appreciate it so much.

Logo by Marah
Music by Thylacinus

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Some of the music made for the show is available on our composer's Soundcloud, give it a look!

Here was his initial pitch for the intro and outro: "As you’re essentially functioning as an audio time machine or historical guide taking the audience back, my instinct is to have the intro start with a cross-cultural mashup of influences in a very modern style, and over the brief duration of the intro, slip backwards through time so that at the end of [insert your desired duration for the intro here] the music is in the style of some of the earliest documented music.  The outro would essentially be that idea in reverse, so it would end with returning the listener to their current time." Pretty great idea! And he totally nailed it.

For contrast, here's the suggestion we had for the melody: "I'd like the theme to communicate 'You're going to learn something, and we're cute' if that makes sense.". It's pretty clear who in this situation knows something about writing songs.

Again, you can add to your podcatcher or RSS reader now to wake up with our first episode ready and waiting for you on Monday morning. Here's a second hint about the topic: We're running through the history of a place in the US, from pre-history to today.

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Hello everybody!

You've found the page for History Honeys, a brand new podcast. Congratulations! Every other Tuesday, Grant and Alaina will take turns teaching each other about cool stuff from the past. We can't wait to share it with you! Our first episode will go up on June 6th, for the 194th anniversary of one of the events we cover. Any guesses for the topic? Let us know! You can reach us on twitter @HistoryHoneys or HistoryHoneysPodcast at gmail.

Unfortunately, a podcast can't get indexed on iTunes before publishing an episode first, so we're not going to be there until Monday at the earliest. In the meantime, you can add this RSS feed to your podcatcher or RSS reader of choice, or use the podbean app:

Check back in tomorrow when we'll share some of the music you can expect to hear on our show.

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