Muse Stories: The Unusual History of Every Thing

 

If you love weird history mixed with archaeological findings and some entertaining stories, then Melanie & Karen have a podcast for you!

New podcasts are posted the 2nd and 4th Tuesday on all podcast outlets, with occasional hilarious accompanying video blogs on our YouTube channel! Check them out and don't forget to subscribe! Also, please leave a review on iTunes.

Muse Stories is written and produced by Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy, directed and edited by Jessica Crossman.

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Season 4, Episode 4

The Unusual Histories of Unusual Inventions

The world loves and needs good inventions, I mean the wheel and the Internet are two of the best! But let’s face it, we like the strange and unusual, so we’re not going to focus on the stuff most people already know about. After hearing this week's episode of Muse Stories, I think we will all agree that robots feeding us tomatoes as we run and cars that shovel people out of our way are inventions that should probably be given another shot.

Season 4, Episode 3

The Unusual History of Shoes

Shoes date back to around 8000 BC, and have been made in every shape, style and color, and with every material imaginable. They have always been an obvious form of foot protection, and have become a fashion statement, leaving cultural footprints in every society. And best of all, shoes have gathered a world of weird beliefs and strange superstitions that have transformed the way we move through our lives. So sit down, take a load off, and enjoy the uncommon history of one of our favorite common things!

Season 4, Episode 2

The Unusual History of Mirrors

Mirrors have long played a part in human history and fascination. They hold a mystical presence, connecting some with gods and others with the dead. They show us our true selves and sometimes bring out narcissism. They decorate our homes and have born witness to happiness, sadness, fear and death. From Snow White, Through the Looking Glass, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Harry Potter, mirrors have always been entertainment for our minds, doorways to our souls, and reflections of who we are.

 

Season 4, Episode 1

The Unusual History of Gum

To chew or not to chew? Believe it or not, that has been the question when it comes to chewing gum for centuries. Although gum has been around in one form or another for thousands of years, it didn’t begin to take on its sticky, flavorful fun until the 20th century. And while some of us love how it tastes now, long ago it was a mixture of latex, dirt and bark -– a delicacy at those secret gum chewing parties! Welcome to Season 4 of Muse Stories!