Geeked on History covers the tragically short story of one of the greatest female scientists in history: Augusta Ada Lovelace in this flash edition.
This was a podcast originally recorded for The History Podcasters Network, so you may notice some differences (like no intro track!) but the information is the same quality you’ve come to expect from the show!
For this week’s podcast, I wanted to explore a bit of the darker side of history. Historic mysteries are the best kinds of mysteries, and while Geeked on History tries to steer clear of history that is difficult to cite, exceptions will be made for certain topics.
In 1922, one of the most unsettling unsolved mass murders occurred in farm country, Germany. While the fact that the murders remain unsolved, the secrets of the murdered family contribute to this odd and creepy story.
Who would want to murder a family living on a farm in the middle of nowhere in Germany? What happened inside that barn? What horrors did 7-year-old Cazilia see when she walked into the pitch darkness of the old farm shed?
As promised, you can find a few of the crime-scene photos taken at the Hinterkaifeck farmstead attached to this post.
What’s that? You say you’ve never heard the Anacreontic Song before? I’m willing to bet that you have! Learn the history of the song and why it’s important to both British and American culture in this brief Flash Edition podcast.