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 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!