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Professor Buzzkill History Podcast
Professor Buzzkill History Podcast
Joe Coohill

Professor Buzzkill is an exciting podcast that explores history myths in an illuminating, entertaining, and humorous way.

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Episodes

Why is it called "The Liberty Bell"?

27 Jun 2022 · 6 minutes
Was "Ring Around the Rosie" about the Bubonic Plague?

“Ring Around the Rosie” has been a popular nursery rhyme for a very long time. Many of us learned it... more

20 Jun 2022 · 4 minutes
Juneteenth and the “End of Slavery in the US”: What’s in a Date?

"Juneteenth" (June 19th) is now widely regarded as marking the end of slavery in the United States. Professor Buzzkill examines... more

17 Jun 2022 · 15 minutes
Winston Churchill "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" Quote or No Quote? Encore!

After his first speech as prime minister, Winston Churchill's "blood, toil, tears, and sweat," got shortened and re-arranged. As "blood,... more

06 Jun 2022 · 5 minutes
Life Expectancy Myths

What does "life expectancy" mean, in historic terms? In ancient times, were you doomed to drop dead at age 36?... more

30 May 2022 · 5 minutes
Heather Cox Richardson: A Theory of Historical "Tornadoes"

Historical and economic forces can create "tornadoes" that spin-off in different directions, sometimes causing and re-inforcing oppressive conditions. Professor Heather... more

26 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Arc of the Moral Universe..." Quote or No Quote?

Lots of people take comfort from the quote “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward... more

23 May 2022 · 10 minutes
When Did the NRA Become Extremist?

This episode explains how the National Rifle Association became one of the most controversial and divisive organizations in American history.... more

16 May 2022 · 28 minutes
General Hooker's Hookers

Was Civil War Union General Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Hooker’s last name the origin of the slang term for prostitute? He... more

09 May 2022 · 4 minutes
Mother's Day

Major social and political forces led to the establishment of Mother's Day as a major and official holiday. This episode... more

03 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Professor Buzzkill History Podcast
Why is it called "The Liberty Bell"?
Professor Buzzkill History Podcast