Historium Unearthia: Unearthing History's Lost and Untold Stories
By Crystal Ponti
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Have you ever heard of Louis Congo? What about the forgotten Downwinders or The Devil’s Bible? These are just a few examples of people, events, and things from our past that have been lost to time. They’re important in the greater context of our understanding of the world and how our past shaped our present, yet they never made it into history books. In this bi-weekly podcast, freelance journalist, Crystal Ponti, digs up extraordinary excerpts of forgotten history, bringing her passion and love of storytelling to each episode. Recently honored as one of the best history podcasts of 2018 (Uproxx), listeners have likened “Historium Unearthia” to “60 Minutes” and said, “Crystal’s narration is concise and enrapturing, and the production value of her stories holds the audience’s attention like only the best of radio programs. She delivers interesting and entertaining stories from the lost parts of history, and, not only does she unearth them, she brings them to life.”
||CleanBonus Episode: A Thanksgiving Ghost Story||Some of Our Darkest Secrets Lie Below Our Feet||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Utah's Forgotten National Park is Rich in History and the Unexplained||Have you ever heard of Canyonlands National Park?||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Halloween Episode: A New England Ghost Story||When the Apples Bleed of Guilt||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Decades Before Lizzie Borden Gained Notoriety, This Woman was Dubbed the "Witch of Staten Island"||Have you ever heard of Polly Bodine?||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Before Chatty Cathy, Edison Gave Us the Ultimate Creepy Doll||Have you ever heard of Thomas Edison's talking dolls?||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Black Wall Street was Obliterated During 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre||Have you ever heard of the Tulsa Race Massacre?||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Dracula's Best Friend was a Fierce Warrior with an Impressive Library||Have you ever heard of Matthias Corvinus?||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: A Great Molasses Flood Swept Through Boston in 1919||Have you ever heard of the Great Molasses Flood?||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: These Events of 1811 and 1812 Caused Series of Strange Phenomena||Have you ever heard of the New Madrid earthquakes?||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Myth of Maine's Red Paint People||Have you ever heard of the myth of the Red Paint People?||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: This Great Warrior Escaped Slavery and Established America's First Free Black Community||Have you ever heard of Francisco Menendez?||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Unsuspecting Men were "Shanghaied" Through Port Townsend's Secret Underground||Have you ever heard of Port Townsend’s history of shanghaiing?||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: This Road-Trippin' Housewife Became First Woman to Drive Across U.S.||Have you ever heard of Alice Ramsey?||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Dark Legend of the Devil's Bible||Have you ever heard of the Devil's Bible?||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: A Hidden World Runs Rampant Under St. Louis||Have you ever heard of the caves of St. Louis?||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: The Forgotten "Downwinders" of America's Nuclear Testing Program||Have you ever heard of the forgotten downwinders?||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Funeral Games Were Once an Olympics-Style Celebration of Death||Have you ever heard of the funeral games?||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: In 1648, this Trailblazing Feminist Demanded Her Right to Vote||Have you ever heard of Margaret Brent?||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Fifty Years Before the Salem Trials, Colonists Executed This Accused Witch||Have you ever heard of Alice Young?||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Mysterious Underwater Graveyard Lies at the Bottom of Florida's Lake Okeechobee||Have you ever heard of the mysteries surrounding Lake Okeechobee?||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: If the Bermuda Triangle is a Mystery, the Bridgewater Triangle is an Epic Conundrum of the Unexplained||Have you ever heard of the Bridgewater Triangle?||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Meet the Notorious, Yet Politically Significant, Black and Native American Outlaws Omitted from Old West History||Have you ever heard of the Rufus Buck Gang?||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: About that Time Kissing Was Outlawed in Canoes on Boston’s Charles River||Have you ever heard about the time Boston banned kissing in canoes?||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Vermont’s Legendary Wampahoofus Circled the Green Mountains Long Before Bigfoot or Yeti||Have you ever heard of the wampahoofus?||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: World War II’s Rumor Clinics Dispelled the Scuttlebutt and Tale Tales||Have you ever heard of the World War II rumor clinics?||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Step Inside Madam Fan Jones' Bawdy Blue House of 19th Century Pleasure||Have you ever heard of Fan Jones?||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Former Slave Who Became an Executioner||Have you ever heard of Louis Congo?||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Historium Unearthia||An introduction with host, Crystal Ponti||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Instantly draws you in!
Crystal is a compelling story teller. This podcast will immediately draw you in and keep you listening! I found myself completely loosing track of time as Crystal set the stage for her lesser know tales of history. Well done!
Wow! Crystal’s voice is so amazing and her historical story telling is so compelling and unique. Each episode takes you deep into the story really transporting you into the the focused topic but very much maintains historical accuracy!
Do yourself a favor and hit subscribe because this podcast is not one to miss! A new favorite for sure to sit back and binge listen! Love it!
I usually don’t listen to history type podcasts but I happened to listen to an episode and I really enjoyed it! It was very interesting and compelling and I learned a lot! I found Crystal to be very educated on her topics and clearly she does her research. She is easy to listen to and I subscribed to listen to more! She may have turned me in to a history buff after all!!