Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Footnoting History: Sisters (and Brothers) are Doing It for Themselves

I've been thinking - a dangerous past time, per Beauty and the Beast - and why not make my own podcast? Why wait for "Stuff You Missed in History Class" to realize how awesome I am? Plus, there's a lot of history to go around.

Realizing the amount of work that goes into this (they aren't using freelance writers for the heck of it!), I turned to some of my friends to see if they would be interested in starting a podcast series of some of our favorite stories from history and they are game. (More than game, but we like listening to ourselves talk).

Without further adieu, I give you Footnoting History, because the best stories are in the footnotes!

A weekly podcast will go live every Saturday, brought to you by a variety of historians and covering a plethora of topics! I, your fearless leader, will be giving the first one, titled "Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck: Pretenders to the Throne? (Yes, yes, they were.)" and it will become available at noon ET on February 2, 2013 - Saturday (Groundhog's Day). Set your clocks!

More information, including a daily historical tidbit, is available on our facebook page and our twitter account (@HistoryFootnote).

If you have a topic or anecdote you always wanted to learn more about, put it in the comments and we'll see what we can do :)


  1. Very cool, looking forward to hearing it.

    1. Thanks! We shall do our best to entertain you!