The AskHistorians Podcast
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too).

AgentDCF discusses the changes in styles and technologies in how grain was milled and bread baked as Britain moved into the modern era. The conversation spans from feudal laws and privileges to industrialization and global shipping, as we examine how a basic staple like bread reflects the larger changes to society and the world. (65min)

Direct download: AHP_63_MillingBaking19thBritain.mp3
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ColeVintage talks about how people used to get clean and stay fresh. The conversation begins with bathing, then moves into hair care, deodorants, and underwear, before segueing into how personal hygiene transformed into both a social status marker and public health concern. (53min)

Direct download: AHP_62_HygieneCleanliness.mp3
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