History Obscura

History Obscura


Latest Episodes

All Souls Day & an Ancient Ghost Story
October 30, 2021

Happy Halloween, All Souls Day, and Day of the Dead! To support the show, please donate via Patreon or BuyMeACoffee. Thank you! Music by Fesliyan Studios. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historyobscura/support

Moskvin's Russian Dolls
October 24, 2021

Anatoly Moskvin was a Russian historian and cemetery expert with a very unique collection of dolls... Video Footage, not for the faint of heart! To support the show, please donate via Patreon or BuyMeACoffee. Thank you! Music by Fesliyan Studios. --- S

In Death & Mourning
October 16, 2021

The Victorians are fascinating for many reasons, not least their fascination with death.  To support the show, please donate via www.patreon.com/HistoryObscura or https://www.buymeacoffee.com. Thank you! Music by Fesliyan Studios --- Support this

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!
October 09, 2021

Whether or not you've been looking forward to a bountiful meal this weekend, join me for a few of the finer points on Canadian Thanksgiving.  To support the show, please donate via www.patreon.com/HistoryObscura or https://www.buymeacoffee.com. Thank

Ghosts from Victorian Broadsheets
September 12, 2021

The Victorians were so keen on a good ghost story that they peppered their newspapers thoroughly with them!  Please support the show at: www.patreon.com/historyobscura www.buymeacoffee.com/bXdjrqt Music from Fesliyan Studios Claim your HelloFresh sav

The First Lady's Trip to Venus
September 05, 2021

This week's bedtime story spans a fantastic two centuries of extraterrestrial history in Japan.  Please support the show at: www.patreon.com/historyobscura www.buymeacoffee.com/bXdjrqt Music from Fesliyan Studios Click here for $80 off your Hello Fre

Dipped in Honey & Buried Alive?
August 29, 2021

More than 2300 years ago, a man named Kalanos poured fuel over his body, stood voluntarily upon a pyre, and set himself aflame. The last words he spoke to his grief-stricken companion were, "We shall meet in Babylon." In conclusion, rumours of Alexander t

The Sleeping Prophet
August 22, 2021

Edgar Cayce could solve any mystery, so long as he could sleep on it.  Please support the show at: www.patreon.com/historyobscura www.buymeacoffee.com/bXdjrqt Music from Fesliyan Studios --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historyobscura/s

Sixth Man to Walk on the Moon
August 14, 2021

Edgar Mitchell had an off-planet epiphany that changed his life. Please support the podcast at BuyMeACoffee, or via www.patreon.com/historyobscura. Music from Fesliyan Studios Visit HelloFresh Canada to redeem your coupon: https://hellofresh-ca.o5kg.net/c

Human, a la Mode
August 08, 2021

Anyone fancy a meat pie? Please support the podcast at BuyMeACoffee, or via www.patreon.com/historyobscura. Music from Fesliyan Studios Visit HelloFresh Canada to redeem your coupon: https://hellofresh-ca.o5kg.net/c/2544961/791027/7893 Coupon Code: HFAFF8