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 1, Episode 8

Interview with the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Karen interviews Gordon Permann, long-time volunteer at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field, on the Ryan X-13! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmTpkCC-Ngw&t=2s

Season 1, Episode 7

The Unusual History of Bread Stamps: From Pompeii to Priests

The unusual history of ancient bread stamps will leave a lasting impression on the way you think about our favorite carb! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eGbLx_mmtk

Season 1, Episode 6

The Unusual History of Cottage Ware

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. This week Karen is in Texas visiting her family, and shares with you her mom's vintage collection of Cottage Ware! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqRFPjyUWXQ&t=147s

Season 1, Episode 5

The Unusual History of Straws

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In this week's episode, we talk about the first straw (but certainly not the last), and the development of the modern straw. We even demonstrate how to drink the Shamrock Shake the correct way! Watch the hilarious video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuecB9Uu6_I&t=526s

Season 1, Episode 4

The Unusual History of St. Patrick's Day

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. From eradicating snakes in Ireland to drinking shamrocks in your green beer, they cover it all in this episode! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI8jh8SWVKU&t=3s

Season 1, Episode 3

The Unusual History of Courtship, Part 2

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In Episode 3, they take another look at Courtship, since there were so many unusual practices in various cultures. From Love Huts to sweaty handkerchiefs, Muse covers it all! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZkvEbQXZV4&t=6s

Season 1, Episode 2

The Unusual History of Courtship, Part 1

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In episode 2, we take a look at the unusual history of courtship from various cultures and in various time periods. From fans on the cheek, to apple slices under the armpit, there's something fascinating about it all, and we talk about it! Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnvumWXYqv8&t=1226s

Season 1, Episode 1

The Unusual History of Gnomes

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In episode 1, they take a look at the unusual history of gnomes! Watch our first video (and don't laugh!) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5rMHjwA_5s

For a funny blooper video, watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD_5faZuPFY