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.
Edmonia Lewis: Sculpting an Identity In Marble
Friday 26 February 2021
: Storical is back for an all new season starting with a special episode for Black History Month. This week, we’re talking about Edmonia...
A Very Victorian Christmas
Tuesday 22 December 2020
: The festivities that grew into modern day Christmas have spanned millennia. But most of the traditions we recognize today began under the...
Fan Fav: The Pagans, Oliver Cromwell, & Charles Dickens
Sunday 13 December 2020
: Pssst…it turns out Christmas is a super pagan holiday. On today’s episode we’re doing a brief overview of the origins of Christmas and...
Sarah Winnemucca: Native Activist & Author
Saturday 28 November 2020
: It’s Native American Heritage Day! For today’s episode, I’ll be shining a light on an important Native woman in Nevada history: Sarah...
Storical Halloween Special: The True Horror Stories that Inspired Edgar Allan Poe
Saturday 31 October 2020
: Edgar Allan Poe had a mind for the macabre. But as it turns out, some of his most famous works were based on true tales of horror. Listen to...
Literary Road Trip with Edgar Allan Poe
Monday 26 October 2020
: Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849, but there are still places standing that housed the author. This week, we’re traveling from Richmond to...
Storical Footnotes: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
Monday 19 October 2020
: Edgar Allan Poe died as he lived…mysteriously. It’s been more than 200 years and we still don’t know what killed Poe but there are...
Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, & Grip the Raven
Monday 12 October 2020
: Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece, The Raven, was inspired not by any ordinary raven, not by a harbinger of doom, it was a talking pet raven...
Edgar Allan Poe: Atmosphere of Sorrow
Wednesday 07 October 2020
: October is spOoOoky month and OF COURSE Edgar Allan Poe died in October. This month on Storical, tune in every week for a new episode on the...
Marie Laveau: Witch or Saint?
Thursday 10 September 2020
: Marie Laveau was THE Voodoo Queen in a city overrun with purported doctors and queens. Today we’re separating fact from fiction about both...
Storical Footnotes: Mary Shelley and the Calcified Heart
Sunday 23 August 2020
: When Percy Bysshe Shelley was cremated, Lord Byron and the others present noticed something odd… his heart wouldn’t burn. This week,...
Artemisia Gentileschi's Revenge
Monday 03 August 2020
: Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque painter whose story has long been dominated by that of her father…and her rapist. But Artemisia lived...
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...