JT Siems of Immortal Perfumes
A history podcast with a pop culture twist. Get book, TV, movie, and podcast recommendations about your favorite historical figures. New episodes released on Mondays.
Fan Fav: Frida Kahlo - Her Surreal Reality
Sunday 05 July 2020
: This week, we’re revisiting the colorful, iconic, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Her life was marked by pain and suffering of both the body...
Storical Footnotes: Mozart's Forgotten Sister, Nannerl
Monday 29 June 2020
: Nannerl Mozart was Mozart’s older sister and a child prodigy herself. Today we’re taking a look at the life of the pushed aside...
Storical Footnotes: Mozart vs Salieri
Monday 08 June 2020
: The movie Amadeus solidified the belief that not only was Mozart murdered, but he was murdered at Salieri’s hand. That didn’t actually...
Fan Fave - Henry VIII: His Kingdom for a Son
Sunday 31 May 2020
: Replay episode! Get ready for some drama filled history as we welcome our first gentleman subject to Storical, King Henry VIII. Love him or...
Storical Footnotes: Joan of Arc from Heretic to Saint
Sunday 24 May 2020
: Bishops from the Catholic church were in charge of Joan of Arc’s trial and ended up condemning her to die. So if it was the church that...
Storical Footnotes: The Saints Who Spoke to Joan of Arc
Monday 18 May 2020
: We all know that Joan of Arc believed she heard the voices of saints sent by God on her mission to save France. But who were these saints...
Storical Footnotes: The King Who Was Made of Glass
Monday 11 May 2020
: Charles VI believed he was made entirely of glass and that any small movement would cause him to shatter. Listen in for an exploration of...
Joan of Arc: Soldier and Saint
Monday 04 May 2020
: Joan of Arc is the patron saint of France, and unlike many of the saints…she actually existed! Listen to the episode to learn how an...
5 Historical Pandemics and What They Tell Us About COVID-19
Sunday 26 April 2020
: With the rapid spread of COVID-19, people across the globe are feeling anxious and uncertain. It’s important to remember that we’ve been...
Storical Shakespeare Special
Sunday 19 April 2020
: This week marks both the birthday and death day of one of (the?) greatest writer of all time, William Shakespeare! For the Storical...
Storical Footnotes: Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors
Monday 13 April 2020
: After you visited the museum, if you were brave enough and could afford the extra six pence admission, Madame Tussaud would allow you entry...
Madame Tussaud: The French Revolution in Wax
Sunday 05 April 2020
: You’ve seen the creepy wax figures of celebrities, but did you know that Madame Tussaud was an actual person who hung out with Marie...
Fan Fav - Charlotte Brontë: A Bird No Net Could Ensnare
Sunday 29 March 2020
: Final episode in our series for Irish History Month is a rebroadcast of last year’s episode on Charlotte Brontë! (Her grandparents were...
The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry
Monday 23 March 2020
: Dr. James Miranda Barry was a Victorian doctor with a big secret: he was born Margaret Anne Bulkley. We’re rounding out Irish History...
Michael Collins: Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?
Monday 16 March 2020
: Whether someone is a freedom fighter or a terrorist depends on whose side you’re on. Such is the case with Michael Collins, the Irish...
Margaret Sanger: The Woman Rebel
Monday 09 March 2020
: It’s International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate than diving into the life of Margaret Sanger - the reproductive rights...
Oscar Wilde's Flamboyant Life
Sunday 01 March 2020
: Calling all dandies! We’re kicking off Irish Heritage Month with a look at witty Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. Listen in for a detailed...
Chiquita the Diamond Collared Cheetah That Belonged to Josephine Baker
Sunday 23 February 2020
: The more Josephine Baker’s star rose, the more exotic her pets became. This week we’re taking a look at Josephine’s menagerie of wild...
Storical Footnotes: Josephine Baker's Lady Lovers
Monday 17 February 2020
: Josephine Baker is looked to as a historical example of a strong, successful, queer performer. Today, we’re looking at her relationships...
Storical Footnotes: BFFs Grace Kelly & Josephine Baker
Sunday 09 February 2020
: Just in time for the 92nd Academy Awards, here is a look at unlikely best friends Josephine Baker and Grace Kelly! The two women met when...
Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Spy, Activist
Sunday 02 February 2020
: You know about the banana skirt, but Josephine Baker contained multitudes. In celebration of Black History Month, we’re taking a look at...
Storical Footnotes: Assassins & Stalkers of Queen Victoria
Monday 27 January 2020
: When you’re a person in power, a lot of people want you dead. Would-be assassins tried eight times to kill Queen Victoria, but luck was on...
Storical Footnotes: The Kaiser, The Romanovs, and Queen Victoria
Sunday 19 January 2020
: Queen Victoria had 9 kids and 42 grandchildren! It was hoped that by marrying off her descendants to the different houses of Europe that...
Storical Footnotes: Queen Victoria's Beloved Dog Dash
Monday 13 January 2020
: Queen Victoria had a lonely childhood thanks to the oppressive Kensington System her mother and Sir John Conroy set up to keep her...
Queen Victoria: Love & Empire
Sunday 05 January 2020
: Queen Victoria was the sovereign of the UK at the height of British Empire, and until her great-great granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II...