Harry Houdini: The Magician Among the Spirits

If you hear the name Houdini and just think of the David Copperfield, David Blaine, Criss Angel school of magicians, that is to say campy and old fashioned, I’m here to blow your mind with espionage, Sherlock Holmes, the Romanovs, and more psychics than you can count! Buckle up dear listeners and imagine yourself in a dark room, hands clasped around the séance table as a series of unearthly raps starts tapping out a message from beyond the grave as we dive into the life of Harry Houdini, Master Mystifier.

New episodes on Mondays. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher. Follow on Instagram or Facebook @storicalpodcast


The Confabulist by Stephen Galloway - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18339598-the-confabulist

Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25814489-mrs-houdini


The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush & Larry Sloman -https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13944.The_Secret_Life_of_Houdini

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24724228-the-witch-of-lime-street

The Magician and the Spirits by Deborah Noyes - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33246089-the-magician-and-the-spirits

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleishmann - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/107414.Escape_

Movies and TV

Houdini (1953) starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045886/

Houdini (1998) starring Johnathon Schaech - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159276/

Houdini (2014) starring Adrien Brody - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3132738/

The Prestige starring Hugh Jackman & Christian Bale - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482571/


Harry Houdini and the Golden Age of Magic: Spectacle, sorcery and spiritualism in New York by The Bowery Boys - http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/2018/08/harry-houdini-and-the-golden-age-of-magic-spectacle-sorcery-and-spiritualism-in-new-york.html

Further Reading and Bonus Links

Wild About Harry - https://www.wildabouthoudini.com/

Harry Houdini’s Voice Recording from 1914 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harry_Houdini%27s_voice.ogg

Footage of Harry Houdini escaping a straight jacket - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r8qr-p9z5g

Houdini Séance at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles - http://www.magiccastle.com/seance/

Agatha Christie: A Life of Mystery

Agatha Christie’s life was just as mysterious and action packed as her novels. Listen to this month’s deep dive episode as we discuss her mysterious disappearance, her penchant for archaeology, and her time as an apothecary’s assistant. Tune in the next three Mondays for Storical Footnotes, bite-sized episodes that discuss Agatha more in depth.

New episodes on Mondays. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher. Follow on Instagram or Facebook @storicalpodcast


A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32620331-a-talent-for-murder


A is for Arsenic by Kathryn Harkup - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23848320-a-is-for-arsenic

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35407580-agatha-christie


The Unicorn and the Wasp on Dr. Who - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjHTT974G6U


Read or Dead: All Agatha Christie All the Time - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/book-riot/read-or-dead/e/57157335

The Anglo Files: The Works of Agatha Christie - https://anchor.fm/theanglofiles/episodes/11--The-Works-of-Agatha-Christie-e2lvct

The Allusionist: A Novel Remedy - https://www.theallusionist.org/allusionist/convalescence

Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-agatha-christie.htm

The History Chicks: Agatha Christie - http://thehistorychicks.com/tag/agatha-christie/


Agatha Christie Surfing - https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/agatha-christie-surfed-waves-in-1924

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey (Talks about how Lord Carnarvon funded the Tut discovery) - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12926432-lady-almina-and-the-real-downton-abbey

Agatha Christie’s Estate Website - https://www.agathachristie.com/

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Anne Boleyn: The Doomed Queen

Feminist, fierce, and ahead of her time, Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII’s most intriguing wife. While Henry and history have tried to silence her, she’s had a bit of a renaissance of late. Listen to get Anne’s side of the story. Links to all recommendations below.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher. Follow on Instagram @storicalpodcast


The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6282683-the-lady-in-the-tower

The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31086.The_Life_and_Death_of_Anne_Boleyn

The Creation of Anne Boleyn A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15814396-the-creation-of-anne-boleyn

Anne Boleyn on Queens Podcast - http://queenspodcast.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=anne+boleyn

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn on Malicious Mamas Podcast - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/malicious-mamas/69-ghost-of-anne-boleyn-wuT902rXHC8/


Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231546-anne-boleyn

The Secret Diaries of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31089.The_Secret_Diary_of_Anne_Boleyn

The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/976673.The_French_Executioner

The Curse of Anne Boleyn by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23413919-the-curse-of-anne-boleyn

Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614601-sudden-death

Movies and TV

The Other Boleyn Girl - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467200/

The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790

Anne Boleyn Swag

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Anne Boleyn B Pearl Necklace by Tudor Dynasty Jewels - https://www.etsy.com/listing/608218890/anne-boleyn-b-pearl-pendant-chain

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Henry VIII: His Kingdom for a Son

Get ready for some drama filled history as we welcome our first gentleman subject to Storical, King Henry VIII. Love him or loathe him his story is epic. And, spoiler alert! We’ll be doing a whole episode on Anne Boleyn, his most intriguing wife, next month. Links to all recommendations below.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.


Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10109.Henry_VIII

How Henry VIII Worked by Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/how-henry-viii-worked.htm

Book Club: The Other Boleyn Girl by Rude Tudors Podcast -


Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s Favourite Queen by History Extra Podcast - https://www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/jane-seymour-henry-viiis-favourite-queen/


The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes By His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10108.The_Autobiography_of_Henry_VIII

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6101138-wolf-hall

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13507212-bring-up-the-bodies


The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790/

The White Queen - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372220

The White Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5705956

The Spanish Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8417308

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